By MSN NZ Money staff
Forget the stereotype that blondes are dumb. A new study has found blonde-haired women get paid 7 percent more than redheads, brunettes and women with any other hair colours. So it's no wonder they have more fun they have more cash.
A Queensland University of Technology researcher also found blondes also marry wealthier men, who earn an average of 6 percent more than the husbands of other women, the UK's Daily Telegraph reported.
The man behind the research? Dr David Johnston. "Blonde women are often depicted as being more attractive than other women, but also less intelligent," Dr Johnston said.
"But it seems the association between blondes and beauty dominates any perception that they have low intelligence," he said.
"This could explain why the 'blondeness effect' is evident in the marriage market."
Need a little extra cash? It might be time to go bottle blonde and bat your lashes at your boss for a pay rise. No worries if the collar doesn't match the cuffs reportedly women to dye their hair blonde also adopt the ditsy blonde tendencies, so no one will ever know your true roots. Unless you forget to upkeep your blonde, that is.
The research has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Economic Letters.