UK Study Reveals Most Popular Cars With Hairdressers

Top Gear had us believe that the old Audi TT is the most popular hairdressers’ car in Britain, but we’re sorry to inform you that we’ve all been misled. Times have changed and the TT look a bit more manly unisex now, so people who know everything about hairspray and tell you to use more conditioner have had to jump into something else.

According to a new study made available today by UK women's car insurance specialist Diamond, the title of most popular car among hairdressers goes to the MINI One hatchback. What’s more, BMW’s brand for all things retro has got one more car in the top five, and that’s the MINI Cooper, which is basically the same thing, but a bit more expensive and with bigger wheels. So hairdressers love all things MINI.

The UK insurance firm came to this conclusion after looking at data from over 18,000 hairdressers in Britain. The company said the MINI One is three-and-a-half times more likely to be driven by someone working as a hairdresser than everyone else. This last bit of information has started playing with our heads, and now we just cant help it but ask every MINI owner about split ends and irritated scalps.

Next up on the list of hairdressers cars is the Vauxhall Tigra, the outgoing VW Beetle both of which are said to be more than three times as popular with hairdressers than the rest of the UK. The fourth and fifth place finishers of the study are the Ford Ka and Mini Cooper.

So basically, if it’s small and/or a convertible, they like it!

"It's not surprising that the Mini One is so popular amongst hairdressers, as it's stylish, modern and looks great,” said Diamond managing director, Elwyn Gedrych. “In fact, with two Mini models in the top 5, that certainly cements its place as the ultimate 'hairdresser's car'."
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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