According to Forbes Magazine, 72% of hiring managers say beauty is an asset to women in the workplace. Even though it has nothing to do with our brain power or problem-solving skills, being beautiful appears to earn a great deal of career recognition.
According to researchers Daniel Hamermesh and Jeff Biddle: "Attractive workers are asked fewer questions during job interviews, are more likely to be promoted, and earn 10% more in salary than their average or unattractive co-workers."
While younger women may feel pressure to look glamorous at work, older women feel pressure to compete with their younger colleagues. Forbes attributes these workplace-driven concerns to new trends in plastic surgery:
"How Millennial women will deal with this new reality varies depending on the career and individual. A small, but growing number are turning to medical assistance. Among all age groups, those ages 18-24 are the most likely to consider plastic surgery for themselves now or in the future, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Those under age 34 now account for 20% of all Botox procedures and chemical peels, a striking percentage considering that most of these procedures aren’t covered by insurance."