Celebrity hair stylist is beaten to a pulp outside a West nightclub ... trends now

Celebrity hair stylist is beaten to a pulp outside a West nightclub ... trends now
Celebrity hair stylist is beaten to a pulp outside a West Hollywood nightclub ... trends now

Celebrity hair stylist is beaten to a pulp outside a West Hollywood nightclub ... trends now

The family and friends of a popular celebrity hairstylist savagely attacked outside an LA nightclub fear he was targeted for his race or sexuality in a brutal hate crime.

Alberto Vasquez, 53, was beaten unconscious and left for dead as he left Heart Weho in the Rainbow District of West Hollywood at 8pm on Friday, April 5.

The stylist, who has worked for studios and catwalks in Paris and New York, spent more than a week critically ill in an ICU, with doctors forced to remove part of his skull to relieve pressure on a swelling in his brain.

His family fear he will never fully recover, and that his attacker could target other gay men.

'We feel it's gay bashing,' sister Gloria Jimenez said. 'He did not get robbed.

Alberto Vasquez, 53, was brutally attacked and left for dead outside an LGBT friendly nightclub in West Hollywood last week

Alberto Vasquez, 53, was brutally attacked and left for dead outside an LGBT friendly nightclub in West Hollywood last week

The popular stylist has worked for catwalks and salons across the country and abroad

The popular stylist has worked for catwalks and salons across the country and abroad 

His family do not know if he will ever fully recover from the attack which left him unconscious and needing emergency brain surgery to save his life

His family do not know if he will ever fully recover from the attack which left him unconscious and needing emergency brain surgery to save his life  

'He's got injuries all over his body, his neck, we don't know if he'll ever be the same.

'He's the type of guy who wouldn't harm anyone we know this for a fact, I mean he's harmless and to leave him almost for dead is awful.'

Vasquez was heading out of the nightclub to meet friends at the nearby Gym Bar but never arrived.

He was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in the early hours of Saturday morning after a passer-by spotted him unconscious and bleeding in a car lot next to the nightclub.

But it was five days before his family was able to track him down when a nurse at the hospital answered a call to his cell phone.

'The punch to his face, you can tell it was on the eye,'

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