French manicures have a reputation for being ‘the most beautiful thing in the world’, according to a new study by the American Institute of Oriental Research.
The institute’s new study, which analysed photographs taken by more than a million people in more than 60 countries, found that French manicurists were often the most admired.
It was also the most sought after.
The study, published online today in the Journal of Occupational Therapy, surveyed more than 2,000 manicurist and salons across 40 countries, and found that the highest-paid professionals were the ones who were most admired and trusted.
“We found that these were the highest paid professions in our sample, and we found a significant correlation between their perceived and actual job performance,” the researchers wrote.
The survey also found that salons, who are known for providing the highest quality of services to clients, are also seen as the most trusted profession.
The researchers found that in many countries, a saloon’s reputation was directly related to its ability to provide clients with the highest level of quality services.
“The saloon may be perceived as a place of artistry, but it can also be seen as a profession that is used by professionals to do their jobs,” the authors wrote.
“Our findings suggest that these two professions are closely related, and that the saloon profession is perceived as the profession with the best reputation.”
The study also found there is a correlation between a saloons reputation and the quality of its services, with a high-earning profession perceived to be better-suited to a particular client.
“These findings suggest there is an implicit relationship between saloons’ perceived and reality,” the study authors wrote, adding that the perception of the saloons ability to give the best service to clients was also related to the perceived quality of the services provided.