I can't tell you how often I've read this.
A British columnist will do a trip to New York and come back reporting how well-groomed women are over there and how sloppy we are in comparison.
I know nail bars and lunchtime beauty treatments started in the US.
Some of our major cities now have nail bars.
I don't know anyone who has ever popped into the hairdressers to get their hair blowdried before work. They're rarely open before 9.30am! Yet, I've heard of US women doing this.
I think our salon treatments are more expensive over here. That could be a reason.
What are your perceptions of US/UK grooming habits?