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Woman Trashed Salon Over Botched Hairdo

New Yorker, 26, arrested following wild rampage

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Hair Salon Rage Bust

JULY 23--Incensed over an allegedly botched hairdo, a New York City woman tore up a Manhattan salon, throwing chairs, hair dryers, and assorted beauty products in a rampage that ended with her in handcuffs, according to investigators.

Rachel Meyers, 26, was arrested last Friday afternoon following the ruckus at the Century 27 Beauty Salon on Beaver Street in the financial district.

Meyers, a Manhattan resident, was charged with five misdemeanors, including assault, harassment, and criminal possession of a weapon.

During her meltdown, Meyers threw a curling iron stand at another patron, according to a criminal complaint sworn by Officer Robert Rastetter. The stand struck the 52-year-old victim, “causing a laceration, bruising, and substantial pain in her knee,” Rastetter noted.

Meyers, pictured at right, reportedly quarreled with stylists over treatment that left her hair in knots. She did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment about the incident, and a cell phone number associated with her appeared to be disconnected.

Meyers is next due in Manhattan Criminal Court on September 10. (1 page)