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Stats of our lives: The haircut index

What our hairdos say about the economy — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures

5.4 percentIncrease in sales at hair salons since 2009, defying recessionary trends. Profits are also up, from 4.2 percent in 2008 to 7.8 percent, on average, in the last two years

6.3 percentJump in spending on hair color from 2009 to 2010

Source: CNBC