Thursday, September 17, 2009

How About a "Tax Deductible Haircut ?



With the high cost of grooming today the vast majority of American's can not afford to visit a salon on a regular basis. I have a solution, how about a tax deductible hair cut. It would jump-start the economy, stimulate the beauty industry and improve America's face value
A flat $100 per year credit deduction for grooming would go along way to cover the cost for this healthy service the professional beauty industry (salon & spa's) provide. As the saying goes, when you look good, you feel good and the essence of what we personal care professionals provide. Grooming is much more then a hair do' or fashion accessory.

Think of what this would do to “stimulate the beauty industry” and help everyone afford to look their best. With the high cost today to provide this personal service only a small percentage of the population can afford to visit a salon. As a result the vast majority of American's have never experienced what a personal enhancement can do to build confidence and improve their appearance both physically and emotionally.
Oh by the way, let’s not leave out education. Our aging beauty profession desperately needs young men and women in all areas of personal care. The beauty profession is an ideal career for all those with an artist’s eye and caring personality. However, the cost to enroll in a beauty college today is out of reach to the so many. And the expense of operating a school is enormous and could use a tax credit to cover the cost.



Many of you reading this thought provoking letter may get a “few giggles” out of this, but people in the public eye and entertainment industry have been deducting personal care for years, legally. And many corporations and businesses require their employee's to look well groomed at their own expense and hair is a big part of that. We've been getting clipped for years! How about a tax deductible trim!

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