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Negligent Hairdressing Treatments
Katharine Evans has been a qualified personal injury lawyer for 15 years. Over that time she has successfully represented numerous clients who have suffered sensitive and painful injuries at the hairdressers. Katharine is a leading expert and is currently (2017) acting for over 80 clients who have suffered hair damage or beauty treatment related injuries.

Katharine's recent review: 'I only had to fill in a short form online, within minutes I had a call from Katharine Evans. She was very helpful and after only speaking briefly I was told I had a case, she kept in touch through the whole process keeping me updated either through email or letters.' Read more...

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Hair Colouring Treatments Can Cause Hair Loss and Scalp Burns

Hair Loss And Scalp Damage From Hair Colouring

A botched hair colouring treatment can result in hair loss, skin damage, and months of humiliation, stress and psychological harm. Our solicitors are continually handling personal injury claims on behalf of women who have been injured at the hairdressers by hair dye and hair colouring treatments. The toxic chemicals used in hair colourants mean that such procedures are far more dangerous than other treatments, and because of this, salons and hair technicians must be extra careful and vigilant when performing them on clients.


Colouring Solutions Are Toxic And Can Cause Serious Injuries

Typical human errors at hair salons include colouring solutions being mixed incorrectly, making them too toxic for a person’s hair type, or being left in the hair for too long by an inattentive or simply incompetent hairdresser. In both cases the colourant may dry the hair out excessively, making it brittle, and causing breakage that can lead to temporary (or in some cases permanent) baldness and disfigurement. Even more seriously, hair colouring may cause an allergic reaction, with hair loss accompanied by skin damage and other possible medical complications. Such adverse reaction are normally caused by the chemical paraphenylenediamine (PPD).

Read More About: Men's Hair Colouring Damage Claims

Can I Claim Compensation For An Allergic Reaction To PPD?

Often yes, as an allergic reaction to PPD in hair colourants normally involves similar symptoms to allergic contact dermatitis; dry, cracked and itchy skin, blistering, open sores and swelling. Allergic reactions may also be triggered by chemicals other than PPD contained in hair dyes, including ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. The real danger is if the reaction spreads to other areas of the body. If a person begins to experience difficulty breathing for example, it is a sign that their airways have swelled, and they will require immediate hospitalisation and emergency treatment to ward off the risk of toxic shock and cardiac arrest.

Case Study: Chemical Burn & Hair Loss From Hair Colourant

Can I Claim Against A Hairdresser For An Allergic Reaction?

Yes, as hairdressers have a legal responsibility to take the reasonable measures necessary to prevent customers having their hair and skin damaged by hair colouring treatments. A properly conducted skin patch test should detect pre-existing allergies, while a strand test will determine a person’s hair type, and hence what types and strength of colourant are suitable and safe for them. Too often however hairdressers fail to carry out these important tests, and their customers can be seriously injured as a result. In these circumstances, an injured person will have strong grounds for claiming compensation from a salon’s owners.

Solicitors Dealing With Hair Colouring Injuries

If you have been injured by a colouring treatment carried out at a hair salon, contact our specialist female lawyers today for free, confidential and sympathetic advice, or to get started making a claim.

Case Study: Hair Damage From Colour Correction Treatment

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Our female solicitors understand hair colouring first hand. We have lawyers obtaining compensation for hair damage caused by hair colouring that went wrong. Contact us today on 0800 988 3642 for free legal advice on negligent hair colouring carried out by a hairdresser. We will be happy to answer common questions such as; can I sue a hairdresser for a hair colouring disaster? How much compensation for wrongly coloured hair?

You can ask one of our solicitors about hair colouring treatments that have injured the scalp and hair. We guarantee you the maximum compensation with the minimum of fuss.

We offer No Win No Fee solicitors for hair colouring accidents at the hairdressers. Katharine introduces our legal services in a video on hair colouring gone wrong at the hairdressers above.