Naomi Campbell's modeling career has definitely stood the test of time, but sadly we can't say the same about her hair.

All those years of wearing hair extensions and weaves have really caught up with the British bombshell, who was spotted in Ibiza by paparazzi this week showing off a massively receding hairline and mangled mane.

We've seen bald spots on the British beauty before, but this is way bigger than a spot.

In the past Naomi has done a pretty good job covering up the patches and jagged edges with her classic bone straight weave and blunt bangs. But this week the bikini clad model was spotted splashing around in the ocean with her Russian billionaire beau Vladislav Doronin, which isn't conducive to keeping her hair in place--thus exposing her shocking hair loss to the prying photogs.

Many believe the 42-year-old model is suffering from traction alopecia, a hair loss condition that is often caused by wearing weaves and extensions over an extended period of time.

Karen Mitchell, hair extensions expert and owner of True Indian Hair, agrees with that assessment.

"It's surprising to see Naomi like this--but we see this all the time," Mitchell told The Huffington Post. In fact, several celebs including Serena Williams, Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian are rumored to have suffered from the condition as well.

Naomi's case seems pretty severe. "At this stage it's probably permanent and irreversible," said Mitchell after studying the picture of Naomi with her tattered edges. "It looks like she waited too long to treat the issue and that her follicles are now totally damaged."

If Naomi has any chance of saving what's left of her hair, Mitchell says she should probably lose the weave that's currently attached to her natural hair. That'll prevent further breakage, she said. Mitchell suggests that the supermodel invest in a fitted custom wig, which will alleviate the strain on her remaining hair and completely cover her bald patches.

Naomi has a bit of time to pull herself together before she makes her reality TV debut on "The Face." And with an estimated net worth of $48 million, she can certainly afford the best wigs that money can buy.

Here's a look at Naomi's shocking hair loss--and check out the fashion icon on her better hair days in the slideshow below.
naomi campbell hair


Loading Slideshow...
  • 1994

    PARIS, FRANCE: Top model Naomi Campbell displays a dress during the presentation of Karl Lagarfeld's 1994 Spring/Summer haute couture collection, 11 October 1994 in Paris. AFP PHOTO GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 1994

    PARIS, FRANCE: British top model Naomi Campbell presents a black stretched velours catsuit with a shawl in the colors of the British flag created by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel during the 1994-95 Fall/Winter ready-to-wear fashion collections 10 March, 1994, in Paris. (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 1997

    NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Supermodel Naomi Campbell wears a black satin bra and panty with a lace bodice 'femme fatale' robe during the Victoria's Secret 1997 Spring Revelations Fashion Show in New York 04 February. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 1999

    Picture shows model Naomi Campbell wearing The Graff Millennium Necklace as designer Donatella Versace 09 June 1999 showed off millions of pounds worth of diamonds which will be the centrepiece of the design house's first UK fashion show, being held in London tonight. Miss Versace posed with top models wearing the jewellery at a press conference in the Dorchester Hotel in London. UK OUT (Photo credit should read NEIL MUNNS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2000

    370999 05: Fashion model Naomi Campbell attends The American Fashion Awards 2000, June 15, 2000 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)

  • 2000

    370938_12: Supermodel Naomi Cambell presents her new signature fragrance and body care collection, June 14, 2000 at SEPHORA in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)

  • 2002

    PARIS, FRANCE: Supermodel Naomi Campbell presents a creation for Jean-Paul Gaultier 20 January 2002 during the spring/summer 2002 haute couture collections in Paris. AFP PHOTO JEAN-PIERRE MULLER (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images

  • 2003

    Top US model Naomi Campbell wears a beach outfit by Rosa Cha, 01 July 2003, during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AFP PHOTO Antonio SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2003

    PARIS, FRANCE: British supermodel Naomi Campbell presents a creation for Valentino 12 October 2003 in Paris during the ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2004 collections. AFP PHOTO PIERRE VERDY (Photo credit should read PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2004

    MIAMI - AUGUST 29: Naomi Campbell arrives at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena August 29, 2004 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

  • 2005

    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Model Naomi Campbell walks the runway at the Jennifer Lopez Fall 2005 show during the Olympus Fashion Week in Bryant Park February 11, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

  • 2005

    New York, UNITED STATES: (FILES) In this 16 September, 2005, file photo supermodel Naomi Campbell displays a design from Heatherette at the Spring 2006 show, during the Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York City. Campbell was arrested on assault charges in New York on 30 March, 2006, after allegedly hitting one of her personal staff over the head with a telephone. Campbell, 35, was taken into police custody in the morning from her home in midtown Manhattan, a police spokesman said. Police first learned of the assault when they were called to Lenox Hill Hospital, where the alleged victim, described as a 41-year-old Hispanic female, had been taken for treatment. AFP PHOTO/Robyn Beck/FILES (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2006

    BERLIN - MARCH 17: Naomi Campbell arrives at the Duft Stars Award ceremony to receive the Personality Award for her work in fashion and fragrances on March 17, 2006 at the Axel-Springer building in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

  • 2007

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Model Naomi Campbell arrives at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style awards held at Beverly Hills City Hall on February 8, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

  • 2007

    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Model Naomi Campbell arrives at the premiere for the film 'Une Vieille Maitresse' at the Palais des Festivals during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2007 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • 2009

    British model Naomi Campbell presents an outfit by Russian designer Chapurin during ready-to-wear Spring-Summer 2010 fashion show in on October 3, 2009 in Paris. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2010

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Naomi Campbell walks the catwalk in the Issa fashion show during London Fashion Week at the BFT Tent, Somerset House on September 20, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • 2010

    PARIS - JANUARY 28: Naomi Campbell attends Fashion Dinner for AIDS at Pavillon d'Armenonville on January 28, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)

  • 2010

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Naomi Campbell arrives at The ELLE Style Awards 2010 at the Grand Connaught Rooms on February 22, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • 2010

    NEW YORK - MAY 03: Model Naomi Campbell and Vladislav Doronin attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • 2010

    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Model Naomi Campbell attends the 'Biutiful' Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

  • 2010

    ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Naomi Campbell arrives at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

  • 2011

    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Model Naomi Campbell attends the Diamonds Are Girls Best Friend event during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival held at Nikki Beach on May 16, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • 2011

    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Model Naomi Campbell walks the runway at Fashion For Relief at Forville market during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

  • 2011

    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Model Naomi Campbell walks the runway at Fashion For Relief at Forville market during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

  • 2011

    ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Model Naomi Campbell arrives for the de Grisogono dinner during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Eden Roc hotel on May 17, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

  • 2011

    ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Naomi Campbell attends amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

  • 2011

    MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 07: Naomi Campbell attends the Swarovski Fashionation at Palazzo Reale on June 7, 2011 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

  • 2012

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Model Naomi Campbell attends Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour show by Cirque du Soleil at Madison Square Garden on April 3, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • 2012

    MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 27: Naomi Campbell walks the runway at the Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 fashion show as part of Milan Womenswear Fashion Week on February 27, 2012 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

  • Naomi Campbell -- Videofashion Model Profile

    Naomi Campbell hasn’t missed much in her more than 25 years of modeling. The glamorous globalization of Campbell has included runway, magazine and acting work. Get to know supermodel Naomi Campbell!