Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Selling Hair Unbeweaveably Profitable

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s a secret market for hair out there, and long, healthy locks are generously rewarded. is a site where folks all over the world can buy and sell their hair.

Sellers post ads that feature pictures and descriptions of their manes, and buyers – who are usually in the wig industry – sweep in to purchase the hair.

Founder Jacalyn Elise says many folks use the site to make a quick buck, and the highest amount paid for hair to date is $2,600.

She says long, natural, “virgin” hair usually sells best, and can go for an average of $150-300.

If the hair is uncut it earns even higher profits since the buyer can then request the specific handling of the hair, like whether they want it shipped in a ponytail or braid.

While there’s a market for all textures, colors, and types of hair, Elise says straight hair with a little natural wave is typically in high demand.

Those with coveted tresses can often name their price to buyers.

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