Whether it’s curly, straight, long, or short, a majority of Americans are consistent with their hair styles. 56% of U.S. residents say they have had their current hairdo for at least two years. This includes 29% who have worn their hair the same way for more then ten years. On the flip side, 24% have changed their style within the past six months, and another 20% have altered their look within the past year.
Women and those under 45 years old have had a more recent urge to have fun with their hair. 31% of women compared with 16% of men have changed their style within the past six months. And, in fact, the proportion of men who have had the same haircut for more than ten years is more than double that of women.
Not surprisingly, the younger crowd is less set in their ways. One third of Americans younger than 45 years old has changed their hair during the past six months compared with 16% of those 45 and above. On the flip side, 38% of residents 45 or older say they have had the same hairstyle for more than ten years. Just 17% of their younger counterparts report the same.
How much are Americans willing to spend to put their best feet forward? On average, the most U.S. residents have spent on a pair of shoes is $90.62.
And, while women often get a bad rap for their shoe addictions, men, on average, are willing to spend more! The greatest amount men have paid for a pair of shoes is $107.88. Women, however, have forked over $74.23 on average.
Income is an obvious factor affecting the overall findings. Americans earning less than $50,000 annually say the most they have spent on a pair of shoes is $79.69. This compares with $111.87 shelled out by those making $50,000 or more.
And, maybe, it’s the boots, but Americans living in the West have spent more on footwear than those in other parts of the country. Westerners, on average, have spent $111.74. Those in the South come in a distant second dishing out at most $89.08. Northeasterners and those in the Midwest have paid the average amounts of $82.35 and $80.47, respectively.
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Spring is here. Yet, this doesn’t necessarily mean Americans are yearning to don the colors that are blooming around them. According to a recent Marist Poll, 48% of Americans describe their favorite colors for spring as neutral and traditional. Many, however, do look to this season for sporting fresher colors as nearly one-third of Americans (32%) favor cool and light tones and one in five loves bright and bold colors.
So, who is most likely to prefer vibrant, hues this season? Southerners take top honors while those in the chilly Northeast pull up the rear. 27% of Southerners plan to step into brighter colors this spring compared with 13% in the Northeast. And, one-quarter of women compared with only 15% of men prefer bright and bold colors in their spring wardrobes. Income also emerges as a predictor of color choice as 40% of households with an annual income of more than $50,000 favor cool and light colors while significantly fewer (28%) Americans earning less than 50K feel the same.