As the John Edwards $400 haircut "story" broke, Mitt Romney was asked at a New Hampshire rally: "Where do you get your hair cut and how much does it cost?" The Boston Globe reports his response:
"You know I think John Edwards was right. There are two Americas. There is the America where people pay $400 for a haircut and then there is everybody else."
Yet Romney's latest FEC reports show $300 in payments to Hidden Beauty of West Hills, CA, a company that describes itself as "a mobile beauty team for hair, makeup and men's grooming and spa services."
Will this incident serve as a symbol for Romney's image as a handsome but inconsistent "empty suit?"
Or maybe, even though the bills for both Romney and Edwards sound excessive to Regular Folks, it's just part of the ball game. The Politico notes:
Politicians often wear makeup for photo and video shoots. It's not wise for candidates -- or anyone appearing on TV, for that matter -- to scrimp on makeup, especially in this age of high-definition TV, said Stacy Andrews, who made up Romney for Hidden Beauty. She added that she has seen pols "look orange" after bad makeup jobs.