Katie Price is seeking compensation from a Los Angeles salon after claiming hair extensions she received have made her hair fall out.

The former glamour model travelled to the US in December to be treated by Lea Journo - who boasts a string of A-List clients and has tended to her locks in the past - but when the stylist was unavailable, another hairdresser dyed her hair blonde and allegedly added the extensions incorrectly during the £11,000 procedure.

A source told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "It looked fine once it had been blow dried but Katie said it felt uncomfortable and the extensions were tugging at The Roots.

'When she got back to the UK she got a hairdresser to look at the extensions who said they had been applied unevenly. Her hair was very weak from the colouring. It was brittle and broke off easily, leaving different parts different lengths. At The Front there were bits that were only a few centimetres long. The damage will take a long time to repair."

Katie claimed after filing a complaint she was offered a 50 per cent refund and an invitation to return to have the work corrected but that offer has since been retracted and she is seeking advice in order to get all her money back.

However employees at the salon appear unconcerned.

Alexandra Thomas, a colour technician at the expensive salon, said: "There was a big bust-up recently and Katie was making a stink.

"I can't really talk about it but let's just say I don't think she'll be coming back. It doesn't bother us and to be honest it's a relief. We handle the biggest stars in Hollywood. She's a nobody."