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Solicitors Offering Free Legal Advice On Hair Damage
Hundreds of British women contact us every year for free legal advice on hair damage, following trips to salons and stylists for routine treatments. Lack of regulatory oversight of the hairdressing industry in the UK, combined with fierce competition, means that too often salons employ unqualified or inexperienced staff to carry out hair styling procedures on clients. Such procedures often involve the application of toxic, dangerous chemicals, which can easily damage the hair and scalp if they are mixed in the wrong proportions, applied to the hair or scalp for too long, or spilled onto unprotected skin.
The Importance Of Skin Patch Tests
A hair salon may fail to carry out a skin patch test on a new customer, without which it is impossible to know how their hair and skin will react when treatment products (and the chemical ingredients they contain) are applied. Such tests are particularly important in advance of hair colouring procedures, as most hair dying products contain ingredients which are known to trigger adverse reactions among a minority of people. Failure to perform skin patch tests is the most common cause of allergic reactions among hair salon clients, which may range in severity from mild and barely noticeable, to extremely serious and potentially fatal.
The Effects Of Hair Loss & Scalp Damage
For the purposes of a compensation claim against a hair salon, an injured person will rely in part on the specialist opinion of a trichologist, an expert in hair and scalp issues. Even partial hair loss can be painful, humiliating and disfiguring. Where the hair follicles have been badly damaged or destroyed, regrowth many take many months, or in the most severe cases hair loss may be permanent. These kind of injuries can have profound repercussions. A person may feel too ashamed to face colleagues at work for example, or may forced to miss special occasions due to embarrassment over their appearance. Personal relationships may also be detrimentally affected.
Legal Rights Of Hair Salon Customers
In legal terms, hair salon clients can expect that their selected treatment will be performed in a reasonably competent manner. The standard for judging competency will be how one would have expected a fellow professional hair stylist to have acted in the circumstances. Our specialist female solicitors have many years of combined experience in advising and representing women with hair damage following visits to hair salons. This means we can offer confidential, free legal advice concerning any hair or scalp damage issue, on which you will be able to rely. The vast majority of compensation claims are handled on a no win no fee basis.
You can meet our team of hair treatment lawyers at Meet The Team or read more about this subject at Accidents At The Hairdresser.
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