Beauty treatments are supposed to make you look and feel better. Unfortunately, things can go wrong and accidents at the beauty salon can happen. Slips, trips and falls are the least of your worries if things are not all they should be at the beauty salon. Often quite painful, the injuries resulting from poor training and defective or unhygienic equipment can also disfigure you at least temporarily. The following examples are, thanks to strict regulations, extremely rare, but by no means impossible.
- Laser hair removal
If the therapist providing laser hair removal is not adequately trained or experienced enough to know better, treatment intensity may be increased too quickly. This could ultimately result in potentially serious burns to the affected part of your body.
- Bikini Waxing
Should the hot wax necessary for this kind of treatment be handled incorrectly, applied poorly or even spilled, it could potentially cause accidental injuries including burns, infections and cuts.
- Hair tinting and colouring
Hair colouring and tinting products contain chemicals that may, if handled or mixed incorrectly, lead to chemical burns to the scalp, prolonged or possibly even permanent hair loss. If the necessary patch test is not carried out, they may also result in potentially serious allergic reactions.
- Sun beds
Faulty equipment or inadequate monitoring of a sun-bed session could result in excessive exposure to UV rays. In addition to burn injuries, this may cause eye conditions including cataracts and conjunctivitis. In extreme cases, it can also contribute to the development of skin cancer.
Poor hygiene or personal sanitary standards on the part of the manicurist could lead to fungal and bacterial nail infections being transmitted. If tools (nail files, scissors, tweezers, etc) are not properly sterilised, it is even possible to become infected with diseases like HIV and hepatitis, for instance.
Worst case scenarios
Thankfully, these personal injuries are rare. More often than not, injuries at the beauty salon are restricted to minor injuries by slips, trips or falls. Whether you suffered an injury by slipping or were the victim of one of the mishaps described above, there is a good chance that you may be eligible to make a public liability claim. You can get relevant advice and set your claim into motion by contacting Accident Advice Helpline via our website or our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500. As this law firm has years of experience in conducting personal injury claims, you can rest assured that your claim is in good hands with one of our in-house solicitors.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice