Immediately following the revelation of his hair stylist’s income, Twitter users began photoshopping him with new hairstyles which they suggested might be more deserving of the absurdly hefty fee, using the hashtag #Coffieurgate.
— L'indomptable (@Tiger_Maz) July 12, 2016
Known only as 'Olivier B', the fabulously high-paid barber is under a five-year contract with Hollande, and is the official hairdresser of the Elysée.
— Nico Sama (@Nico_Sama) July 12, 2016
Hollande’s lawyer Sarah Levy reportedly spilled the beans on the barber’s income to satirical French newspaper Le Canard Enchainé, confirming that Oliver B must be “available for the president 24/7.” He is also under a strict non-disclosure agreement on anything he may overhear while addressing the President’s hair.
— Florence Amphoux (@florenceamphoux) July 13, 2016
French government speaker Stéphane Le Foll confirmed the barber’s salary during this week’s news briefing, Indy100 reported.
— Henrik Josefsson (@hjsfn) July 13, 2016
One user posted on Hollande’s image the hair of US presidential candidate Donald Trump, with the caption; “'Wait, what did you do to me? This isn't my hair!' 'Oh sorry, I've been Trumped'”
The internet is laughing, and the man who takes care of the hair on the head of the French head of state is laughing all the way to his banque.