France’s (Socialist) President Hollande’s $10,000-a-Month Hair Stylist Is Revealed

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Looking good.

Upon seeing this story I immediately thought of President Clinton’s very expensive haircut on Air Force 1 which held up air traffic many years ago.

Look, the French President needs to look sharp. He lives in Paris, one of the great capitals of fashion. He can’t be seen with a $5000/month hairdo.

(From The New York Times)

Le Canard Enchaîné was less convinced. “Cutting and combing the president’s three strands of hair, that’s a real job,” the newspaper wrote sarcastically, noting that the hairdresser will have earned 593,700 euros, or over $650,000, when his five-year contract ends.

Sarah Levy, Mr. Benhamou’s lawyer, told Le Canard Enchaîné that the salary was justified because her client had to sell his salon in the 17th arrondissement of Paris and because he was constantly on call.

“He is at the disposal of the president 24 hours a day, he is never replaced by extras,” Ms. Levy said. “He missed the birth of his children, their broken arms, their operations.”

The Élysée Palace also confirmed the report, telling Le Canard Enchaîné that Mr. Benhamou started his days very early and that “he redoes the president’s hair every morning and as much as needed, for each public statement.”

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