Frequently Asked Hairdresser Compensation Questions
What are the risks of getting hair extensions?
Hair extensions could break off, and even worse, leave you with bald patches due to the weight of the hair. You could also react negatively to the chemicals used if the extensions are not put in correctly.
What are the possible side effects of hair dye?
Hair dye can cause skin redness, scaling, itchiness, split ends, hair dryness, hair loss and graying. In some cases eczema can also be caused by certain chemicals, to avoid these side effects it’s really important that your hairdresser does a patch test before your treatment.
What can I do if my hairdresser ruins my hair?
Depending how badly your hair is damaged, you may be able to return to the salon to request a refund or a treatment to correct the damage. In all cases ensure you take photographs of your hair before any remedial work is done, especially if you use a different salon for correction treatments. If there is any skin damage or hair loss see a doctor immediately, in the case of breathing difficulties go to hospital immediately.
How much can I claim for hair damage?
The amount of compensation you are entitled to for injuries due to hair damage depends on the severity and duration of your injuries. Whether you have photographic evidence, whether you have suffered emotional and psychological trauma as a result of your injuries and finally whether you had to miss work or special events as a result of your injuries. Read some examples of the compensation we’ve been able to secure for clients here.
How do I make a hair damage claim?
You can start the claims process for a hair damage injury with us here. We will guide you through the process with expert advice and support on a no win no fee basis.
What are the risks of chemical hair straightening or relaxing?
Chemical relaxers can cause damage to your hair and scalp if applied in the wrong way. Damage can include chemical burns to your scalp, resulting in infection, scarring and permanent hair loss. Hair breakage can also occur as a direct result of chemical hair straightening.
What are the possible side effects of hair bleaching?
Hair bleach can cause skin redness, scaling, itchiness, split ends, hair dryness, hair loss and graying. In some cases eczema can also be caused by certain chemicals, to avoid these side effects it’s really important that your hairdresser does a patch test before your treatment.
What are the possible risks of getting a perm?
The process of perming involves very strong chemicals, so hair strand and skin patch tests should always be carried out before a perm is applied. If tests are not completed or barrier creams are not applied correctly clients may suffer an adverse reaction to the solutions used for perming. Hair may begin to fall out during or after the treatment due to over-processed hair or scalp irritation. In other cases hair may become dry, brittle or frizzy.
I think I’ve been burnt by hair products, what can I do?
If you experience skin damage or hair loss see a doctor immediately and in the case of breathing difficulties go to hospital immediately. You should take photographs of your injuries if possible.
What is contact dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is caused by an irritant substance or an allergic reaction. Initially the skin is inflamed then over time the top layer of skin thickens and becomes dry and scaly.