Women more likely to reveal intimate secrets to their hairdresser than anyone else
More than half of women admit they reveal intimate secrets to their hairdresser – that they wouldn’t dare share with anyone else, it has emerged.
Research revealed many females are more than happy to spill the beans in the stylist’s chair, including everything from sensitive issues such as money worries to ‘coming out’.
Of the 2,000 women polled in the survey one in 20 admitted they had discussed cheating on a husband, boyfriend or partner.
A further 15 per cent have used their time in the hairdresser’s chair to have a good moan about work colleagues.
Jackie Lang, managing director at Regis, the national hair salon chain and colour expert which commissioned the study, said: “It’s a wonderful and quite powerful relationship – the bond between a person and their hair stylist.
“By visiting a hair salon you are already trusting them with your hair, which is a big step for many people.
“But it’s surprising to see how many Brits are happy to give away their deepest secrets to someone they may only communicate with for a few hours at a time.
“This highlights how important this bond is and the trust associated between the client and the stylist.”
The research also showed 68 per cent of women occasionally feel guilty for being an ‘over-sharer’ and revealing more about themselves than they should.
It also emerged 15 per cent have made a big life decision based on a conversation with their hairdresser.
Of these, one in five have changed jobs and the same amount have moved house, and a tenth were even encouraged to come out of the closet, according to the research conducted through OnePoll.