According to press sources, a distraught Britney Spears stubbornly shaved her head at a Los Angeles hair salon when the owner declined to participate in the troubled pop star’s latest radical makeover.
Spears entered the parlor with a tiny tattoo showing on the back of her neck and her head entirely bare, according to KABC, a Los Angeles television station. A photo showing her cutting her hair with an electric clipper at a hair salon was published in People magazine.
Spears’ makeover occurred on the same day that People magazine and other entertainment outlets claimed that she had gone into a rehabilitation clinic on the Caribbean island of Antigua and had checked out the next day. Spears’ team refuted the allegations.
Spears went into Esther’s Hair Salon in Tarzana, Calif., on Friday evening, apparently complaining about her hair extensions being too tight and asking owner Esther Tognozzi to shave her head.
“I thought she was trying to run away or hide or something, not get a haircut,” said Tognozzi, who welcomed Spears and two bodyguards into her secluded Tarzana studio on Friday.
Tognozzi told the syndicated television gossip show Extra that she was terrified of being sued for sabotaging Spears’ image if she shaved Spears’ head.
“We all have these hormonal things,” the hairdresser warned Spears on Saturday, adding that “you might regret it in the morning.”
Tognozzi claimed she was conversing with Spears’ security when the pop singer seized the buzzer and started buzzing her own hair.
“I tried to talk her out of it,” Tognozzi added, his voice hoarse from a day spent answering media calls from all around the world. After Spears was finished, the stylist stated she cleaned up the tight shave.
Spears appeared to be “just there in body and not really emotionally there,” according to Tognozzi, although she did become “a little teary-eyed” when she realized her mother may be unhappy.
“The only emotions that she showed was when she said her mom was going to be mad that she was doing this to her hair and she got a little bit teary eyed,” she said. “Then she all of a sudden realized what she did.”
The hair’s whereabouts were unknown, however an entrepreneurial Pennsylvanian was selling ten lots of the said locks on eBay for $50 each.
Spears’ stunning new hairdo was the latest twist in her well-documented problems since her separation from husband Kevin Federline, the father of her 17-year-old and 5-month-old kids, late last year.
Spears and her entourage went to the Body and Soul parlor in Sherman Oaks, where she spent $80 on a black-white-and-pink cross on her lower hip and red-and-pink lips on her wrist, after Spears’ security gave Tognozzi a tip.
Angelique Uram, a Spears fan who watched the show from the sidewalk outside the tattoo parlor on Friday night, was shocked by the singer’s new look.
She informed KABC-TV Channel 7 that she could see her in the mirror and that her head was fully shaved. “It looks terrible.”