Your hair is not in the best shape because you did not have time to visit your hairdresser. So you squeezed in a salon appointment in your hectic schedule. Thus, you expect the hairdresser to give you a hairstyle that is quick to maintain. Perhaps you even have time to get your hair dyed.
But there are things that you cannot avoid. For example, there could be an accident while you are getting a haircut. The hairdresser was distracted by a sudden commotion, or the junior attendant lack the skills to do a task correctly.
Accidents are unavoidable sometimes, and if you suffered from an injury or damage, you could contact a solicitor specialising in hair damage claims to know your options for claiming compensation.
Types of hairdressing claims
Not all hairdressing injuries or damages qualify for compensation claims. Before you contact a solicitor, you must know what types of hairdressing accidents allow for claims. Here are some examples.
- Injury to the scalp. Many hair treatment solutions contain harsh chemicals that can cause damage if the application is not according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Therefore, it is vital that the hairdresser conduct patch tests before treatment to ensure that you do not have any allergic reactions to the product. If you develop blisters, skin irritations, or burns to your scalp due to the failure of the hairdresser to give you a patch test, you could sue for damages.
- Damaged hair. You should be secure inside the hairdressing salon, and ideally, there should be no accidents while you are receiving hair treatment. Hairdressers and attendants should be trained in using the various hair treatment products as there are recommended times for the solutions to be left on your hair. You can sue the hairdresser if you suffer from hair damage or hair loss due to the over-processing of your hair.
- Sometimes, even the most experienced hairdressers can have a bad day. For example, if the hairdresser is distracted and accidentally cut your ear, neck, or face while giving you a haircut, you can make a hairdressing claim.
- Slippery floors. You expect all the surfaces of the salon, particularly the floors, to be clean and dry. However, hair, water, or chemical solution spills can cause accidents because they make the floor slippery. If there are no warning signs regarding wet surfaces and you fall and injure yourself because of it, you can claim compensation.
- Unclean tools and equipment. Every item that the salon uses to provide beauty and hair services to its clients must be clean and sanitised. Scissors, razors, blades, combs, and all equipment that touch clients’ hair and skin should be clean as contamination can lead to infections. If this happens to you, get in touch with a hairdressing claims solicitor.
- If a hair treatment solution is not used correctly, you can suffer from chemical burns, leaving scars on your scalp and areas around your head. Chemical burns can likewise cause your hair to fall. Hairstyling equipment that uses heat can also lead to burns on hair and scalp if the temperature is set too high or left longer than necessary in sections of the hair. These types of injuries and damages are valid reasons to file for hairdressing compensation.
It is essential to seek legal assistance when you want to sue a hairdresser. The level of compensation depends on the severity of the injury. Get professional help immediately so you will know what to do to support your claim.