The case of the very bad hair day

A court orders a Japanese hairdresser to pay $2,000 for a botched hairdo.

Published November 19, 2005 1:27AM (EST)

A 27-year-old cabaret-club hostess in Japan sued and won 240,000 yen -- about $2,000 U.S. -- from her hairdresser, after the stylist cut her hair too short and dyed it the wrong color. A judge found that the botched do affected the plaintiff's ability to do her job, Reuters reported.

Here's looking forward to the first cut-and-color class action.

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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