Almost 2/3 of Americans in a recent survey felt that appearance matters when it comes to succeeding at work. It was also found that people thought looks were more important when applying for a job than in getting promoted.
Other findings in the Newsweek Poll can be found here, along with a description of "Lookism" issues in the workplace. Both men and women have been seen to become increasingly aware of appearance in the workplace amidst the current economic climate. Cosmetic boosters, such as Botox are more commonplace among men looking to have an edge in the job market.
Source: newsweek beauty poll