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4 Types of Cosmetic Beauty Claims

Careful examination of poor execution of salon treatments must be the norm. People should not hesitate to report or call out salon mishaps due to negligence.  A person decides to undergo these procedures and treatments with the goal of beauty enhancement and increased confidence. Unfortunately, mishaps do happen, but negligence should not be taken lightly.

In cases of injuries and accidents in the salon, fair compensation for the stress and undue pain from a botched cosmetic treatment must be prioritised. Beauty practitioners and salon owners must be held liable for their training and capacity to carry out beauty treatments. A regulating body must conduct knowledge and technical skills checks before operating a salon.

A reliable cosmetic beauty solicitor can be the victim's voice of reason and representative for cosmetic beauty disputes. Here are four cosmetic beauty claims you should be wary about on your next trip to the salon.

Allergic reactions

A trained technician carries out skin patch tests before any chemical application. If an allergic reaction is disregarded, there is a high probability that safety is not the utmost concern of the salon.

Characteristics of allergic reactions are scaling, dryness, burning sensation, and blisters, which are common symptoms of contact dermatitis caused by irritants. These irritants can come from make-up, chemical scents, and hair colourants.

Another type of dermatitis impacts the autoimmune system. This kind of allergic contact dermatitis involves swelling, itchiness, redness, and hives.

Cosmetic burn claim

Beauty and cosmetic salons utilise a variety of chemicals. Unfortunately, these chemicals may cause burns and unwanted peeling.

It is an establishment's duty to their client to ensure that beauticians are well-trained in chemical handling. Beauty technicians must also be able to respond to accidents brought by improper chemical handling. The most common chemical burn injuries are untrained personnel carrying out:

  • Sun tanning products with Sodium Hydroxide
  • Hair treatments with caustic chemicals
  • Ammonia-containing products
  • Depilatories with Sodium Hydroxide
  • Hair products with Hydrogen Peroxide

Wax treatment and laser treatment injuries are also part of the umbrella of cosmetic burns that salons and clients must be cautious about.

Damaged hair compensation

Hairdressing remains to be an unmonitored and unregulated profession. It is a cause for alarm because hair damage claims are physical hazards, and most hair injuries take time to heal and recover. Our hair is our crowning glory. Living in a visual society, having hair injuries is very traumatic and stressful.

It is only wise to let a professional cut and treat your hair. A competent hairdresser must be a requirement. Characteristics of hair damage are drying, discolouration, brittle hair, scalp allergic reactions, bad haircuts, and, worst, hair loss.

Hairdressing claim

Stress, depression, and loss of confidence are the many psychological effects of damaged hair. Therefore, salons must train their beauticians and hairdressers well. They must acquire a professional and technical certification from a training institution. Proper training should be the norm, and carelessness and negligence must be stigmatised.

In recent years, several UK-based solicitors have provided a superior level of service to cosmetic beauty claims. However, poorly executed beauty treatments causing allergies, burns, and hair damage due to lack of training and negligence must be given importance and be a part of any conversation. The 'beauty' industry should be regulated, and beauticians and salon owners should be legally accountable to ensure that customers are protected and satisfied with the services provided.