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Women Wanted For Stealing Human Hair Extensions

Hang Onto Your Weave: Human Hair Thieves Strike Again!

Hold onto your hair, because we're excited to present this story from Allure:

We've told you about three different women dubbed "Botox Bandits" for getting the procedure and then running from the doctors' offices before paying. We also reported on a woman who spent $12,000 on lipo and breast implants using a stolen credit card. But the newest beauty crime wave—the reselling of ill-gotten beauty loot—has hit, and the price tag of the stolen goods is even higher.

This week, weave-grabbers broke into a Houston beauty shop, swiping $150,000 worth of hair extensions. "Thieves have recently taken $10,000 in hair from a San Diego shop; $85,000 from a business in Missouri City, Tex.; $10,000 from a shop in Dearborn, Mich.; and $60,000 from a business in San Leandro, California," according to The New York Times. Burglars at a Chicago beauty shop were so hair-focused that they stole $90,000 worth of extensions, yet left the cash register full!

Maybe the strangest thing about these robberies is that the weave thieves really know their stuff: they only make off with human hair, not less expensive synthetic strands. Store owners say these crooks will likely sell the extensions on the street or to less-savvy salons, like knock-off purses or bootleg DVDs.

Would you buy discount extensions from a shady dealer if the price was right?

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GummiBears GummiBears 4 years
Hair extensions only damage the hair if they are improperly installed for the person current hair condition or the chemicals used to treat the hair has not been removed prior to installation.
Burkina Burkina 4 years
No. Extensions for the most part damage the hair. Matching extensions to my natural texture and colour would be more trouble than its worth.
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