According to retail analysts at MySupermarket.co.uk, hair straighteners have taken the place of hair dryers in consumer shopping baskets. While straighteners were once seen as a luxury item, they are now must-buys, along with lip gloss, small bottles of mineral water and liquid soap. These updates reflect the changing spending habits on the list of goods and services used to measure changes in prices and the official inflation rate.
Now that hair straighteners are part of everyday life, thanks to celebs like Jennifer Aniston, the Office for National Statistics has decided hair straighteners should replace hair dryers in the cost of living basket. Do you agree? Is your straightener more important than your hair dryer?