Britney Spears' lopped-off locks can be yours for $1 million on eBay — direct from the salon owner whose clippers the shorn star used...
NEW YORK — Britney Spears’ lopped-off locks can be yours for $1 million on eBay — direct from the salon owner whose clippers the shorn star used during her weekend meltdown.
Esther Tognozzi of Esther’s Haircutting Studio in Tarzana, Calif., is hawking the hair — along with the pop princess’s leftover Red Bull energy drink and her blue Bic lighter.
“We still don’t know why Britney chose our shop. We’ll probably never know,” said the shop owner’s husband, J.T. Tognozzi.
He said some proceeds from the sale would go to charity, possibly including the Florida-based Locks of Love, which supplies wigs to children with cancer.
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The Tognozzis say the thick pile of dark tresses and extensions is the only authentic Spears hair on eBay, despite dozens of competing claims.
A quick search of “Britney Spears hair” turns up a slew of enterprising copycats, offering everything from a $3,000 lock of dark hair from a seller in Ohio to a $90,300 blond tuft — the wrong color.
Canadian Web developer Hazim Gaber asked for upward of $1 million for hair he claims his employee snatched off the salon floor. He even promised to release a Web video as proof of authenticity.
But Tognozzi said the only people in the shop during the incident were his wife, her assistant, Spears and the singer’s bodyguard. All the doors were locked and the shop was already closed for the night when Spears arrived, he said.
“It’s pretty crazy all the frauds and stuff that’s out there,” Tognozzi said, adding that he would be surprised if anyone fell for them. “They’re not even in our state.”