“Every day workers take time to shower, style their hair, select clothes and get dressed. Others spend additional time to shave, trim nails, apply makeup, polish shoes and iron clothes.”
Should they bother?
For, until recently, it was “…unclear whether such time-consuming activities are valuable in the labor market.”
– explains Steve DeLoach, PhD., professor of economics at the The Love School of Business, Elon University, who has investigated the subject, and has published a paper entitled : ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall: The effect of time spent grooming on earnings’
(in the Journal of Socio-Economics
, Volume 40, Issue 1, February 2011, Pages 26-34.)