Graduating High School Senior: Little Saigon Salon Burned My Hair Off

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In anticipation of her 2012 high school graduation ceremony, Kellie Nguyen visited a Garden Grove salon with plans to style and color beautiful hair that reached her thigh.

But Nguyen says her trip to the Fancy Hair Salon was a horrific, man-made disaster that left her in pain at the emergency room and, sadly, without most of her hair.

That assertion is contained in an ongoing fraud, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence lawsuit the young woman filed in Orange County Superior Court against the Brookhurst Street salon in Little Saigon.

When she arrived at the salon, Nguyen says she told her stylist, called "John Doe" in the legal action, that she was "scared" of "harsh chemicals," and the man then applied the product to her hair, left her unattended for three hours and found her squirming in agony, according to the lawsuit.

When Doe washed Nguyen's hair "clumps" allegedly fell out and the burning pain intensified.

Her hair made "popping" sounds and she developed intense scalp itching as well as a migraine headache.

Shop employees told her the pain was "normal," according to the lawsuit.

Her step-father later took her to an emergency room to treat "severe" burn injuries to her scalp and a doctor told she might as well shave off what hair remained on her head, the suit alleges.

Nguyen accuses the salon of fraudulently representing professional services because Doe, her stylist, had no license and is a friend of the shop's owner.

Her lawyer noted that before the salon incident Nguyen had been "infamous [sic] among her friends and social network for her long hair."

The Santa Ana-based lawyer for the salon clipped Nguyen's assertions, calling them "a liturgy of vituperative hyperbole" made without any supporting evidence of malice or fraud.

This month, Judge John C. Gastelum ordered an April 8 hearing to consider a defense motion to kill the case before it reaches a jury.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Pics or it didn't happen.

Janina Uhmm
Janina Uhmm

...just thought id catch up on the OC weekly.... as im sitting in a hair salon chair in Garden Grove :/

Phil Nice
Phil Nice

High school senior? That kid looks eight.

Mojabeng Moloi-Behn
Mojabeng Moloi-Behn

Why is there a picture of a young Black child attached to this article of a teenage Asian victim...come on.

Blanca Hilda Guerra Aranda
Blanca Hilda Guerra Aranda

Why not say something before 3 hrs if YOU felt pain or why not say something when he put stuff on your hair duh

Michelle Reynolds
Michelle Reynolds

If my hair starts to make popping noises I'm looking for a sink to wash that shit out. :/

Darnell Shay Grunkemeyer
Darnell Shay Grunkemeyer

sad, poor girl!!! That salon will end up shutting down and the owners license will end up being revoked. I cant even imagine how bad her scalp is burnt after 3 hours!

Cortney Angeley
Cortney Angeley

Why I never go to get my hair done in littke siagon. Had a hair disaster 1 week before my senior prom.

Carmen Caicedo
Carmen Caicedo

if she have to run to ER , the hair hopefully will grow back

concepcionimmaculada
concepcionimmaculada

This is why you shouldn't go to a salon without either a recommendation from someone you trust not to send you to someplace terrible or that a hair stylist you've gone to previously has relocated to.


If she shaves the rest of her head, she can always wear wigs until her hair has grown back somewhat. It will take a very long time for her hair to reach its previous length, but next time she should consider not waiting THREE FREAKING HOURS.

seamunkyz
seamunkyz

Left her for 3 hours in pain??? If nothing else maybe this will help her common sense...while I think she should sue (and win) because what happened seems malicious people also need to take some personal responsibility even with doctors. Good luck Nguyen

949girl
949girl topcommenter

I don't think the victim is a schemer.  I'd sue if this happened to me for sure!

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

"a liturgy of vituperative hyperbole"

Another biodegradable by-product of this morally bankrupt Orange County, CA criminal justice system trying to impress with his newfound SAT words just like Tony Rackauckas. Hey counselor, try getting a passing grade in the Advanced Engineering Mathematics class at CSULB.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  

No one has pictures of the exact moment of your conception...so do you propose that you weren't conceived because of that? Based on the criteria you stated above, a LOT of things didn't happen...:-P

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

You'll learn to apply the hyperbolic function - real man stuff not requiring the need to bullshit.

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