It’s safe to say that former glamour model Katie Price, a.k.a. Jordan, has spent at least a small fortune on her looks over the years. Now it seems that she is paying the price of vanity in an entirely different way – or at least, seeking to make her hair stylist pay it.
Ms. Price, who has spent an estimated £150,000 on her hair in the last five years, is allegedly threatening to sue a top salon in Los Angeles, over claims that they caused her hair to fall out.
The celebrity has been visiting Hollywood hairdresser Lea Journo’s salon thrice yearly since 2006, for extensions, colouring and other cosmetic enhancements to her hair.
But now she claims that an £11,000 visit to the salon in December 2010, to lighten her hair and apply extensions has caused damage, resulted in hair loss. According to the Daily Mail, Miss Price is now seeking a full refund and compensation for her hair loss. An unnamed source also claims that she has spent almost £50,000 since the incident, in an attempt to repair the damage.
According to the Daily Mirror, however, the salon is saying that her hair had already been damaged by another stylist. One of the salon’s colour technicians apparently commented: “None of us had any idea who she was when she started coming. She’s like Britain’s answer to Pamela Anderson but not as pretty or successful, right? It doesn’t bother us [that she won’t be coming back] and to be honest it’s a relief. We handle the biggest stars in Hollywood. She’s a nobody.”
A case of over-processing
Over the years the former glamour model’s hair has changed colour frequently. This amount of processing with bleaches, colourants and other chemicals will in itself damage hair strands over time, by stripping them of moisture and nutrients.
To add the extra weight of hair extensions to already fragile hair is another potential trigger of hair loss. Hair extensions have been linked to the hair loss condition Traction Alopecia, in which excessive pulling and tension on the hair can damage the follicles. If this tension on the hair persists then hair production may slow down in affected areas, or even cease to grow entirely.
How could Katie Price restore her hair health?
Rather than undergo further cosmetic treatments to conceal the hair loss, what Katie Price needs to do is go natural for a while and let her hair recover from years of over-processing.
To aid the re-growth process she could undergo a hairloss treatment programme based around Minoxidil, which has been proven to prevent further hair loss and promote re-growth. At The Belgravia Centre, we create tailored treatment programmes for each client, based on their individual circumstances. Such programmes could include pharmaceutical and clinical treatments, as well as our own ‘hair growth boosters’ which are designed to optimise hair health.
If you are suffering from hairloss, you are welcome to contact us for a consultation to find out how we can help, or fill in our online diagnostic form for a home use treatment programme that we can post anywhere in the world.