Brazilian Blow Dry Claim – London – £4500 Settlement

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Brazilian Blow Dry Claim – London – £4500 Settlement

Kate Weston lives in London SW16.

Mulderrigs helped her bring a successful hair damage claim against a salon in New Cross.

The Damage

Kate had gone there for a Brazilian blow-dry straightening treatment which went horribly wrong.

A specialist hairdresser is required for a Brazilian blow-dry because it is a complex treatment.

The hairdresser didn’t carry out any strand test in this case.

As a result Kate suffered damage to her hair and steam burns to her scalp during the process.

The Law

A hairdresser has a legal duty to take care for the safety of their client.

The chemicals, bleaches and colours used in a salon can be extremely dangerous if not used properly.

So only properly qualified stylists should carry out specialists processes like Brazilian blow-drys, colours and so on.

A hairdresser who is in breach of their legal duty can be ordered to pay compensation for any damage they cause.

The Claim

Mulderrigs have dealt with several hundred successful claims against negligent hairdressers.

So we agreed to take on the claim and we agreed to act on “no win no fee” terms.

We arranged to obtain expert evidence from a  hair expert (a trichologist).

The trichologist said that Kate’s hair would take two and a half years to recover from the damage.

The hairdresser denied doing anything wrong, so we brought county court proceedings.

The insurers for the negligent hairdresser agreed to negotiate as the trial was apporaching.

Kate then accepted a settlement offer of £4,500.