Hats off to Stacey Senior! The 28-year-old former Willenhall Carnival Queen has revealed just how many times she’s changed her hairstyle and colour over just the last five years.
It’s no less than 12 times.
So maybe the latest figures about how often women change their styles of hair and make-up – supposedly 572 in their lifetime – could be right.
A recent survey of 1,000 women came up with the assertion that a typical female changes her hair and make-up 572 times and overhauls her wardrobe on 298 occasions during her lifetime.
It is estimated it costs us each £166,495 and 244 days of time over the course of our lives to keep up appearances.
That seems like a heck of a lot.
For myself, I don’t feel like I change my hair cut or colour that often, although I suppose on each of my estimated six visits to the hairdresser every year, there are subtle differences to the result.
I’ve kept to auburn – albeit sometimes darker, other times lighter shades – throughout my life, at first naturally and then over the years with a little help from a bottle.
Style-wise, I’ve had bobs of varying lengths several times but these days, having finer hair, I tend to stick to a layered approach to try to bulk it into a fuller look.
Also I fear that, in my later middle age, a bob emphasises the jowls that have started to appear and seem impossible to keep at bay.
And, as a frequent swimmer, I need to avoid anything that takes lots of blow drying or straightening.
My weakness in the fashion stakes is for clothes – so while I do not spend a great deal on hair or make-up, I do on outfits.
I still keep cramming my wardrobes to bursting point – and although I have something for virtually any occasion, I can never resist popping into a boutique or even a charity shop for that one item that might steer ‘the look’ closer to perfection.
Find out what the rest of Lou’s Women say about their changing hairstyles – and have your say – below.
Social worker and former Willenhall Carnival Queen Stacey Senior says: “I get bored of hair colour and styles easily and so I am always on the lookout for inspiration! Watch this space.”
Chess supremo Julie Wilson, from Stourbridge, says: “572 times sounds way too many. Denise Lewis seems to have a different hair style every time I see her on telly but surely she would not achieve the total of 572. My hair is very straight and fine so I'm rather limited in what styles I can have. I did use to have it coloured but don't bother now I'm getting older. I might change my mind when I start to go grey though.”
Tennis ace Pat Bailey says: “This is how I change my hair colour but not by choice.”
Britain’s Got Talent star Jean Martyn says: “In my profession of concert pianist and organist I used to wear my hair really short but then decided to grow it into a bob, which of course is a famous bob now. I have to remain like that for continuity, but am guilty of changing my style a lot, an expensive exercise!!!”
Retired Kidderminster midwife Ellie Wright says: “Guess what? Have just coloured my hair from blond to copper, just fancied a change. Why not? Awaiting reactions! Sometimes does you good, a bit shy so sorry no photos.”
Former Halesowen College language coordinator Irina James, now working in South Korea, said: "Went to work with plaits today (59) everybody commented on how nice it looked. I also colour my hair and have done, since the day `dot`. Wearing my grey hair like a badge? Come on....."