We offer free legal advice from expert female lawyers and no win no fee personal injury claims against beauty salons, covering treatments including waxing, tinting, threading, extensions, perming, peel and bleaching. We also regularly take legal action against hairdressers, nail bars and tattoo studios on behalf of injured clients. Bartletts Solicitors was one of the first law firms to handle such claims, and our solicitors are proud to have successfully represented thousands of injured women in compensation claims against negligent beauty salons and similar establishments over the years.
Beauty salons are obliged to hold public liability insurance to cover them in the event of a successful compensation claim being made against them. This means that the business in question (and its owners) will not bear the financial consequences of losing a claim directly, while valid legal action against a beauty salon ultimately helps to drive up standards across an industry that remains unregulated. Women who have been injured, traumatized and/or humiliated by a botched beauty treatment should therefore have no doubts about seeking legal advice and proceeding with a claim.
Lack of statutory regulation and common safety standards continue to put the health and well-being of beauty salon customers at risk across the UK. Too often, salons are staffed by poorly trained, underqualified and inexperienced beauty therapists who lack the necessary skills to properly assess prospective clients, handle beauty products safely, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, or carry out the advertised treatments in a reasonably competent manner. Beauty products often contain strong chemicals that can damage the skin and trigger allergic reactions, while certain treatments are heat-based, such as waxing, with the potential to cause burn injuries. Many beauty treatments therefore require considerable skill and experience to carry out in a safe manner and achieve the desired results.
The equipment and instruments used during beauty treatments need to be handled with care and properly sterilized, while hygiene standards at beauty salons must be maintained to minimise the risk of infections being transmitted. Skin patch tests should be carried out on all clients 24-48 hours before a new beauty treatment to identify any pre-existing allergies, and a competent medical consultation should uncover any other contraindications that may make a treatment unsuitable for an individual. Finally, appropriate aftercare advice should be provided by salons to reassure clients and minimise the risk of post-procedural problems.
Beauty salons are expected to take reasonable care and precautions to protect the health and safety of their visitors. Treatments should be performed with reasonable care and skill, which is judged by the standard that another competent professional in the beauty industry would have met. Errors made during treatments that cause an injury will often amount to negligence on the part of the individual beauty therapist and the salon’s proprietors or owners. Apart from compensation for physical pain and suffering, a successful claimant may also receive compensation for loss of earnings due to time off work, the cost of medical treatment, travel expenses and the detrimental impact of an injury on their everyday life.
If you have been injured at a beauty salon through no fault of your own, contact our specialist female solicitors today for free and confidential legal advice that you can rely on and to get started making a claim.