Women. It’s bad enough hearing the constant “complaints” about how we are so indecisive about things but truth is, that is the truth. We can become so confused on a lot of things and our hair is no exception. While some women have decided to go with this new overnight fad of going “natural”, others remain comfortably where they have always been : with their extensions.
It has been reported that some women can and will easily drop anywhere from $1,000-$5,000 on extensions alone, not even factoring the cost of actually getting their hair done afterwards. Talk about extreme. But this next story shows just how desperate some people can get over their extensions.
Thieves broke through a wall earlier this week and made off with $230,000 in hair extensions from a Southeast Side beauty supply store in Chicago. It was reported that three people made their way into the store around 2 a.m. stole and ran off with exclusive natural hair extensions which were the more expensive, high-demand boxes of human hair women normally use for hair weaves. According to Shin, the store owner, “They knew what they were doing.
They didn’t take any of the cheap stuff,” he said. Surveillance footage showed three people carrying out a total of six large duffel bags filled with the hair extensions, which Shin expects the thieves will try to sell on the street or directly to salons.
Shin wanted to expand his business which led him to renovate his store but he had yet to put alarms in it.
So after breaking through the wall, the thieves crawled along the floor to evade motion detectors before ripping the wiring out of the alarm system.”This is an investment for me,” Shin said. “It’s hard to find the natural hair right now, it isn’t always available. So when I have a chance, I buy it.”
Extensions have been increasingly become popular for years, especially in the African-American community, and the natural hair look has been in high demand because it looks the best which makes it a target for thefts around Chicago and everywhere else. It’s rather unfortunate that Shin had to be the one for this situation to happen to.
To lose over $200,000 worth of inventory for any business is not easy but as stated earlier, with hair extensions becoming more and more popular, it is certain that he’ll recover this huge loss in no time.