Not So Fast, John Kerry; Survey Says President Bush Has Best Hair

Jul 08, 2004, 01:00 ET from Wahl Clipper Corporation

    STERLING, Ill., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- May the best candidate win, but
 when it comes to the best presidential hair, George W. Bush has America's
 vote, according to Wahl Clipper Corporation's 2004 Grooming Survey and First
 Ever "Index" on men's grooming habits.
     Despite John Kerry's recent claim that the Kerry-Edwards ticket has the
 best hair, Wahl's survey found that the majority of Americans overwhelmingly
 voted for Bush's hair over Kerry's (Bush -- 51 percent; Kerry -- 30 percent;
 neither -- 10 percent; don't know -- 9 percent.)
     "Wahl isn't choosing sides politically, but when it comes to what we know
 best -- hair -- we're interested in what Americans think is a fitting
 hairstyle for their president," said Pat Anello, Director of Marketing for
 Wahl Clipper.  "Whether you're running for president or running a busy
 schedule, Wahl has innovative, quality products that make grooming easy."
     The truth behind these and other hairy facts have been tabulated to form
 Wahl's first annual Grooming Index, designed to benchmark the grooming
 behavior and habits of American men (age 18 and over).
     The survey, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, is based on
 telephone surveys of 1,009 adults, 18 and over (including 512 men) conducted
 between May 6-9, 2004 with a margin of error among all adults plus or minus
 three (3) percent (and a margin of error plus or minus four percent among
     For complete survey findings, visit .
     About Wahl Clipper Corporation
     Now in its 85th year, Wahl Clipper Corporation is an international
 industry leader in the manufacture of products for the professional beauty and
 barber salon trade, consumer personal care and animal grooming.  Headquartered
 in Sterling, IL, Wahl currently employees some 2,000 people worldwide in
 Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, England, Germany, Holland, Hungary,
 Japan, Spain and the United States.  Wahl products are available in
 150 countries around the world.  For more about Wahl, please visit .
      Pat Anello                      Ashley Devonshire
      Wahl Clipper Corporation        Hill & Knowlton
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