In the New York Times: Theft of Human Hair Extensions and Wigs on the Rise

An article in yesterday’s New York Times documents the rise of human hair theft in select cities.

The opening story tells of My Trendy Place salon in Houston, which lost $150,000 worth of human hair due to crafty thieves. The article states, “The break-in was part of a recent trend of thefts, some involving violence, of a seemingly plentiful material. During the past two months alone, robbers in quest of human hair have killed a beauty shop supplier in Michigan and carried out heists nationwide in which they have made off with tens of thousands of dollars of hair at a time…The most expensive hair type — and the one in highest demand by thieves and paying customers alike — is remy hair, which unlike most other varieties is sold with its outermost cuticle layer intact. This allows it to look more natural and to last longer without tangling. Remy hair from Indian women is the most popular.”

Oh no, they’re not stealing the Afro puffs:

They’re going for the gold!
This is hilarious. And reminds me of this clip from Chris Rock’s Good Hair:

What do you think of this epidemic?
Read more at the New York Times.


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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