It might surprise you to know that, of all the workers in the world, hairdressers are the happiest.
Hairdressers are happier than lawyers, doctors, accountants — and marketers. They’re happier than the screaming heads on cable news, our swift-boating politicians, and the corporate suits who kowtow to other corporate suits — the ones two floors up and in nicer offices.
They’re obviously happier than journalists; after all, journalism and neurosis are “inextricably caught up together,” research shows. Which means they’re also happier than the PR practitioners who kiss up to these grumps.
And what of Hollywood celebrities — the object of more public envy than any other occupational group? I have two words for you: Britney Spears.
So then — why are hairdressers so darned happy?