French President's Personal Hairdresser Gets Salary Almost Equal To Government Ministers

French President’s Personal Hairdresser Gets Salary Almost Equal To Government Ministers

Looks like the French President is quite considerate about his hair styling on the contrary that he does not have much hair on his head.

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The investigative and satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaîne reported on Wednesday that President François Hollande’s personal hairdresser has been paid euro 9,895 – over $10,000 – per month since Hollande was elected in 2012, about the same amount as a government minister’s salary.

The French government is struggling to introduce reforms in a bid to boost the stagnant economy, which is expected to grow by just 1.1% this year. Still, the revelations have yet to morph into a full-blown political scandal in France, where the financial excesses or abuses of politicians are sometimes met with a shrug.

On Twitter, French observers expressed a mixture of amusement and outrage and didn’t leave a chance to mock the president. Check out the pics yourself, it’s hilarious :


The report is especially jarring for Hollande, 61, a Socialist who campaigned on the promise that he would be a “normal” and exemplary president but who has seen his private life spill into the open on several occasions.

“That’s a lot of money for a hairdresser, and for the French in general,” Thierry Mandon, the junior minister for higher education and research, told the LCP news channel. “For many people in France that really, really, really is a lot of money.”

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