The Most Important Facts You Need to Know before Undergoing a Beauty Treatment
The beauty industry is one industry which is thriving and ‘in full bloom.’ More women – and men – go through beauty treatments and procedures every year, and this number is sure to rise as more individuals become more conscious of their physical looks and would like to do something to improve those looks. But whether you go through regular waxing or facial peels or it’s your first time to go for a beauty treatment, there are some facts you need to know. These facts can help you in case you suffer from an injury due to a beauty treatment, and the more you know, the more compensation you may be able to seek.
The industry: fast facts
The beauty industry in the UK is definitely one of the fastest-rising industries, with about one million employees and with earnings of as much as £17 billion per year. But the sad fact is that whilst the industry is booming, it hasn’t been properly regulated for years. In fact, it was deregulated in 2010. This means that virtually anyone can perform a beauty treatment procedure, even if they are not sufficiently skilled or trained. If you undergo a beauty treatment such as hair dyeing and suffer from hair damage, this could be due to the technician’s lack of skill or knowledge. The same is true if you suffer from chemical burns due to a waxing procedure gone wrong. All the injuries you can sustain during a beauty treatment – such as burns, hair or scalp damage, allergic reactions, eye injuries, and more – can be due to the negligence, ignorance, or recklessness of a technician.
What you should expect before treatment
If you are planning to have a beauty treatment, there are certain procedures the technician must follow. This includes a pre-treatment consultation where the technician tells you about the procedure and what you can expect from it. During the consultation, the technician should also inform you about the risks associated with the procedure.
Before going through the procedure, you should also check if the salon is registered with the BABTAC, or the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology, to make sure that they are qualified and carry the proper insurance.
A patch test should be performed prior to the treatment, especially if it involves the use of chemical hair dyes and other chemical products.
What you can do to receive compensation
If you become injured, you should keep all documents related to the treatment, such as receipts and appointment confirmations, and you should take photos of the injury as well. Bear in mind that a claim should be made within 3 years of sustaining the injury. Beauty injury claims are not that difficult to file, especially if you have help from an experienced and competent solicitor who works on a No Win, No Fee basis.