Looking for a boost in the finance department? Forget about working harder -- just invest in a box of Clairol. The secret to getting paid more apparently lies in the color of your hair.

According to a poll conducted by financial website The Motley Fool, blondes are faring better than their brunette or red-headed counterparts, taking home an average of £1,018.19 (about $1,563.74) after tax and Britain's national insurance reductions every month.

Meanwhile, brunettes pocket about $1,439.34 and redheads are even worse off with average earnings of $1,363.74.

Small consolation? Blondes are apparently worse with their cash and overspend around $427.48 a month on items like chocolate, shoes and handbags.

And this is science people; we're not merely peddling stereotypes.