From his 'airbrushed' face on the 2010 Conservative election posters, to the revelation that he pays £90 a pop to have his hair chopped by a celebrity stylist, it has been widely noted that David Cameron cares a lot about his appearance.
Now, the Prime Minister has come right out with it and admitted that his "number one" priority for the year ahead is "keeping the bald spot under control".
No wonder the Prime Minister’s coiffeur Lino Carbosiero - responsible for his change in style back in 2010 - was awarded an MBE for services to hairdressing in the New Year's Honours.
Mr Cameron was speaking at the first Westminster Correspondents' Dinner for 40 years when he made the tongue-in-cheek gag.
In front an audience of political journalists the Prime Minister reeled of a string of purported funnies directed at himself and his colleagues.
Joking about his time in the notorious Oxford University Bullingdon Club, Mr Cameron quipped: "The last time I was at a dinner this posh, Boris (Johnson) spent the rest of the night in prison."
Taking aim at Nick Clegg’s upbringing, the Prime Minister suggested that the Deputy PM, as a “the product of the mean streets of Westminster and Cambridge”, is just as posh as him.
Turning to the subject of his haircut, Mr Cameron insisted he had no advance knowledge that Mr Carbosiero was getting an MBE, but said of him: "If you can make cuts and stop a recession at the same time, you deserve an honour."
The cost of Mr Cameron haircuts per year - it presumed he has one every five to six weeks - would be around that charged of a family for an extra room under the controversial bedroom tax.
It's a snip: MPs haircuts in pictures
It's a snip: MPs haircuts in pictures
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David Cameron typically pays £90 for a haircut; but he also rewarded his barber with an MBE.
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Nick Clegg has his haircut by Christian at Jam Hairdressing in Sheffield. It costs £20.
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Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, (Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar) According to a spokeswoman : 'The answer is nothing - he trims what is left of it himself with clippers!'
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Andrew Lansley, Leader of the House of Commons, goes to Cambridge barber's shop Mr Polito's where it costs £15.
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Chris Bryant (Rhondda) Labour MP, spends £13 having his haircut.
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Stephen Timms, Labour, East Ham, says: John Simon Hair Salon, House of Commons, £20.
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Jamie Reed (Labour, Copeland) says: 'I'm not sure anyone would want to own up to cutting my hair, but most recently it has been Judith Vickers, Strand Street, Whitehaven. She's great and not to blame for how it looks most of the time. It's a tenner but I tip on top of that.'
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Andrew Rosindell (Conservative, Romford) goes to Lou the Barber in Rise Park, Romford, £9. 'I have been going there since I was a young boy and never go anywhere else.'
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Steve Rotheram (Labour, Liverpool Walton) says he spends £8 at the barbers at the end of the road – 'although there is quite a lot to cut!'
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Steve Baker (Conservative, Wycombe) refuses to disclose his hair care habits.
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Mark Spencer (Conservative, Sherwood) goes to Jo's Barbers in Arnold, Notts. He told us that he 'went today with my son! Tried to get discount for two cuts but no go.'
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Bob Blackman (Conservative, Harrow East) uses a barber’s shop in Golders' Green that has cut his hair since he left University in 1979. 'He charges me £10 for a wash, cut and blow dry.'
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Sir Peter Bottomley (Conservative, Worthing West) regularly pays '£9 in High Salvington with a tip on top'
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John Bercow, Speaker: has his hair cut in the Commons, at John Simon. It costs £20.
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Alistair Burt (Conservative, North East Bedfordshire) told us by email: 'Thank you for your enquiry – and 'Are you having a laugh!?' Please see attached [picture].'
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Alistair Carmichael (Lib Dem, Orkney and Shetland) had his last haircut at The Barbershop, Mounthooly Lane, Kirkwall. It cost £10.
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John Pugh (Lib Dem, Southport) says he gets his hair cut locally, paying £9.
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Michael Thornton (Lib Dem, Eastleight) pays £7.50 at his local barbers in Bishopstoke, The Clip Joint. 'I have been going there for nearly 20 years.'
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Nick Smith (Labour, Blaenau Gwent) uses Headley’s in Commercial Street, Tredegar, for just £6.
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Jim Sheridan (Labour, Paisley and Renfrewshire) pays a mere £5 at his local barber. 'It is important that you can trust your barber as he has some dangerous tools around him/her.'
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Andrew Slaughter (Labour, Hammersmith) pays £12 at X-Perts on Fulham Palace Road. 'The barber I normally have is a young Palestinian. They are very good.'
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Jonathan Reynolds (Labour Co-operative, Stalybridge and Hyde) pays £5 at Hair Sanctuary in Stalybridge; or, if in Westminster, £15 to the barber in Parliament.
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David Blunkett (Labour, Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough) uses Scotts on the Wicker in Sheffield – beard and trim £10 and Central Cuts, Victoria Street London – beard and trim £20.
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Laurence Robertson (Conservative, Tewkesbury) The Barber’s Shop in Tewkesbury, £7.50. 'That's probably because there isn't much to cut in my case.'
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John Thurso 'My Hair is cut in Thurso and they have just put the price up to £5.50!'
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