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Sian Taylor is a personal injury lawyer who has been with the firm since 2001. Sian currently (2017) represents over 100 clients who have been injured due to hairdressing or beauty treatment negligence.

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Hair Extensions Customers Risk Hair & Scalp Damage

Hair Extensions Scalp Damage

Hair extensions have mushroomed in popularity in recent years, partly due to the number of celebrity role models wearing them, and the fact that they can be used to achieve a wide range of cosmetic effects. Extensions can be made of human or synthetic hair, and are bonded to natural strands using an adhesive agent, that is then heated to seal them in place. Hair extensions can sometimes cause extensive damage to the hair and scalp, as well as traction alopecia and baldness. As with all hair styling treatments, much rests on the quality of the salon, and the competence of the stylist carrying out the procedure.

Claims For Hair Extension Damage Due To Lack Of Skill

Lack of regulation of the hairdressing industry in the UK means that too often, unqualified and unskilled technicians are applying extensions to clients’ hair at salons. Where a treatment is botched, or the necessary pre-treatment tests are not carried out, a stylist’s errors can cause hair loss, patches of baldness, scalp irritation, skin damage and scarring. Costly correction treatments may be required, as well as growth tablets and special shampoos. A person may also be unable to use hair styling products. Injuries of this kind can have a detrimental effect on their physical appearance, causing distress and embarrassment for an extended period of time.

Clients Claim For Allergic Reactions To Hair Extension Glue

Hair extensions may be misapplied by a stylist, or else the extensions themselves, or the glue used to attach them, may be of substandard quality. The adhesive agent used to seal the extensions to the natural hair can cause breakage if it is incorrectly applied or if too much is used. Otherwise a person may experience an adverse reaction to chemicals contained in the glue. This can result in skin burns on the scalp, and potentially permanent damage to hair follicles (roots). A skin patch test carried out some days prior to a hair extensions appointment should pinpoint any pre-existing allergies which make the treatment inadvisable.

Case Study: Lack Of Skin Patch Test Causes Allergic Reaction To Hair Extensions

Celebrities Have Sued For Bald Patches From Hair Extensions

Various celebrities have suffered hair loss and developed patches of baldness due to their long term use of hair extensions, including Naomi Campbell and Britney Spears. Where heavy extensions tug natural hair strands, they can damage hair follicles and inhibit regrowth, a condition known as traction alopecia. If a hair stylist has failed to identify this disorder, and carried on using the same hair extensions, demonstrating disregard for the state of a client’s hair, if will often be possible to sue them and claim personal injury compensation.

Find Out More About: Hair Loss And Baldness Caused By Hair Extensions

Solicitors That Know About Hair Extension Injuries

If you have been injured by a hair extensions treatment, or by the prolonged use of extensions on the advice of your stylist, contact our specialist female solicitors today for free, confidential and sympathetic advice. Our experience and expertise in this area of law means we will be able to win the best possible compensation settlement for you.

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Sian Taylor specialises in compensation claims for injuries and accidents at hair styling salons. Contact Sian today on 0800 988 3642 for free confidential advice on unqualified hair extension service providers. By telephone we can answer questions such as; can I claim compensation if hair extensions ruined my hair? How much compensation can I claim for scalp damage from hair extensions?

You can ask one of our solicitors if your hair extensions have been negligently applied. We guarantee you the maximum compensation with the minimum of fuss.

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