Many women, and some men for that matter, opt to have hair extensions attached to their hair. Some are impatient at the rate their own mane is growing, while others just fancy a change. Having hair extensions put in is not a cheap business — it can cost many hundreds of pounds. This is partly due to the cost of high-quality real hair extensions, and the skill and craft involved in applying them to the customer’s head.
If you’re in the market for a set of hair extensions, you would be well advised to do your homework before deciding on a stylist to carry out the work. Not only could you end up with a dodgy looking style, but you could even end up being injured in an accident that was not your fault if the person fitting your new locks did not know what he or she was doing, or was trying to cut corners.
There will be a chance that you might be able to take some sort of Portsmouth claims personal injury action if you were hurt as a result of the negligent or reckless behaviour of a stylist who applied extensions to your hair, but this might be of scant comfort if you have had damage done to your hair and scalp.
Hair extension accidents and Portsmouth claims for compensation
Imagine that you’d been looking at getting hair extensions for a while, but had never been able to afford the high prices charged by the majority of salons in your area. One day, you hear about a salon just out of town that’s offering to fit high-quality extensions at an unbelievably low price.
You decide that it’s too good an offer to pass up, not considering the possibility that you might be injured in an accident that was not your fault. While having your extensions fitted, they begin to feel really uncomfortable. You’re experiencing the most horrendous pain in your scalp. You complain about this, but your stylist reassures you that things will calm down once the extensions settle in. Once you’ve left the salon, things don’t calm down.
Your scalp starts bleeding and the pain becomes unbearable. You visit another salon on your way home, and are horrified to discover that the stylist who fitted your extensions used superglue instead of a keratin-based adhesive.
You suffer a very nasty reaction to the glue, and have to have all your hair shaved off. Under these circumstances, Portsmouth claims action could be a very real possibility. Call the Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you qualify for Portsmouth claims representation for compensation. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: David Brown