Make The FIX your homepage

Katie Price suing salon after $15,000 bleach job made her hair fall out

Katie Price's patchy hair
BIG Australia
Katie Price is getting her fighting weave on for an upcoming legal battle with an exclusive LA salon after a colour treatment last year caused some of her hair to fall out.

The UK glamour model flew all the way to the United States in December 2010 for an appointment with top stylist Lea Journo, but when Journo wasn't available she was fobbed off on an apprentice.

The 33-year-old underwent a whopping 48 hours worth of treatment on her hair over the course of a week, paying $15,000 for hair extensions and a colour treatment which lightened her hair from brown back to her usual platinum blonde.

A source told the Daily Mail, "It looked fine once it had been blow dried but Katie said it felt uncomfortable and the extensions were tugging at the roots.

"When she got back to the UK she got a hairdresser to look at the extensions who said they had been applied unevenly. Her hair was very weak from the colouring. It was brittle and broke off easily, leaving different parts different lengths. At the front there were bits that were only a few centimetres long. The damage will take a long time to repair."

The salon offered Katie a 50 per cent refund, but later took back their offer after the star demanded a full refund plus compensation for the $60,000 she says she's spent trying to repair the damage.

And while Katie prepares to take legal action, the salon's employees don't seem too fazed about the bad publicity or the threat of a lawsuit.

When contacted by the Daily Mail, Alexandra Thomas, a colour technician at the salon, said, "None of us had any idea who she was when she started coming here. She's like Britain's answer to Pamela Anderson but not as pretty or successful, right?"

"There was a big bust-up recently and Katie was making a stink.

"I can't really talk about it but let's just say I don't think she'll be coming back. It doesn't bother us and to be honest it's a relief. We handle the biggest stars in Hollywood. She's a nobody."

Ziing!

advertisement
LATEST CELEBRITY VIDEO
Sofia Vergara Condones Paying For SexSofia Vergara Condones Paying For Sex Kendra Wilkinson Shows-Off Baby Bump In BikiniKendra Wilkinson Shows-Off Baby Bump In Bikini Justin Bieber Stops By Drake Bell's Album Release PartyJustin Bieber Stops By Drake Bell's Album Release Party
Fashion GalleryFashion Gallery Women's BagsWomen's Bags Women's ShoesWomen's Shoes
Most Popular Stories
Victoria Beckham celebrates 40th birthday with sexy bikini pic4800Victoria Beckham celebrates 40th birthday with sexy bikini pic Hospitalised Miley Cyrus warned to quit hard partying over heart attack fears3444Hospitalised Miley Cyrus warned to quit hard partying over heart attack fears Scientologist match? Tom Cruise 'dating' <i>That '70s Show</i>'s Laura Prepon2541Scientologist match? Tom Cruise 'dating' That '70s Show's Laura Prepon Yikes! Lady Gaga's untouched Versace campaign shots leaked 1963Yikes! Lady Gaga's untouched Versace campaign shots leaked
ninemsn: CelebrityFix Spotted
Check out this adorable pic of Kim Kardashian's baby North dressed as an angel. Awww!
Check out this adorable pic of Kim Kardashian's baby North dressed as an angel. Awww!