hairdresser compensation claims

Hairdressing Compensation Claims

Hairdressing compensation claims are more common than you think. If you have had a hairdressing accident, where due to strong chemicals, hair dyes or hair extensions you’ve suffered damaged or burnt hair, then you may be eligible. Burn injuries, scalp injuries or bald patches may had led to you to seeking medical treatment or taking time off work for which you may be able to get compensated.

At PR Scully, we will help you make a claim for hair damage, burnt hair or scalp damage like the above hairdressing injuries.

We are specialist personal injury solicitors in the UK who are skilled and experienced in claiming hairdressing injury compensation claims, where you’ve suffered from hair injuries and financial loss.

Get in touch with us today to find out more about making a hairdresser compensation claim, and the hairdresser injury claims process.

You can contact us by phone on 0161 768 3175 to seek legal advice, by email on, or via the contact form on our website, below:

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You can contact us by phone on 0161 768 3175 to seek legal advice about hairdressing claims, by email on, or via the contact form linked above.

Can I Sue My Hairdresser?

The short answer is yes, you can sue a hairdresser or hair salon.

If you can show a hairdresser ruins your hair or causes you injury.

Hairdressing accidents usually fall under beauty treatment negligence, where a beauty salon or hair salon, or a therapist/stylist, has failed to provide safe and effective hair treatment.

This comes in many forms, ranging from faulty equipment and allergic reactions to injury from the hair stylists team who have not been properly trained. It may also be that the hair salon has not adhered to health and safety legislation.

P R Scully legal team will take a medical assessment and create an accident report before looking into the safety regulations of the hair salon where you had your hairdressing appointment.

Where there has been hair salon negligence or hairdresser’s negligence means it’s possible for the injured person to make a claim with a solicitor for medical expenses as well as financial losses as a result of the injury.

What Reasons Can You Sue a Hairdresser?

The key reasons you can sue a hairdresser are the most common hairdressing compensation claims that we work on for our clients. We can make a ‘no win no fee’ arrangement with clients where that helps them to pursue their hairdressing claims. Naturally, evdience of the injuries such as photographs should be obtained.

Hair damage compensation claims

Hairdressers can be sued for damaging hair. Chemical treatments like colouring, perming, and straightening can cause damaged hair if not done correctly. This can occur when a hair stylist has not been properly trained, doesnt take due care, or the hairdressing salon does not follow the recommended care procedures, or does not have the right hairdressing equipment, or does not adhere to health and safety regulations. 

You can sue a hairdresser for hair damage by claiming compensation for the cost of the treatment, as well as additional costs for fixing the hair damage. 

Allergic reactions

Some clients may have an allergic reaction to hair dye or other hair products, even shamppo and conditioner, on their skin, head, neck or ears. Reputable hair salons and hair stylists will do a hair strand test (also known as a patch test) on a client before using dye and certain products for the first time. You can claim compensation for medical expenses, as well as any other costs associated with the reaction, including financial losses due to time off work.

Burning Your Scalp

Hairdressers can be sued for burning your scalp. Heat styling equipment like curling irons and hair straighteners can cause burns to a client if not correctly used to style hair. Chemical burns can also occur if certain chemical hair products aren’t patch tested or properly applied. You may claim damages for any medical expenses, as well as any additional costs associated with fixing the problem.

Scalp Irritation and Injury

Chemical treatments and some hair products can cause scalp irritation, which can be uncomfortable and painful. Sometimes a hairdressing accident can cause damage to the scalp. Clients may make compensation claims for financial damages , as well as additional costs associated with fixing the problem.

Hair Extensions and Hair Loss

You can sue a hairdresser for hair extensions gone wrong. If hair extensions are attached too tightly or weigh too much, problems can develop quickly. The combination of weight and tension places strain on the wearer’s hair follicles, which are stretched to a point that the hair simply falls out. Known as Traction Alopecia, this can cause permanent damage to hair follicles and prevent hair regrowth.

If you have suffered from any problems after having hair extensions, our all-female specialist will be able to talk to you about your issues and discuss if you have grounds for injury compensation.

What Do Hairdresser Injury Claims Cover?

As well as claiming for any pain, suffering and inconvenience from your hair damage or personal injury, you may be able to claim back additional costs through your hairdressing injury claim, such as:

Remedial Procedures: If you have to have your procedure corrected, the additional cost involved could form part of the injury compensation claim against the practitioner or company that carried out the original procedure. You may also need medical treatments as a result of the injury.

Loss of income: If you need to take additional days off work or you are unable to go back to work due to the negligence of the practitioner or company carrying out the procedure, your loss of income will form part of your hairdressing compensation claim.

How Will I Pay for My Hairdresser Compensation Claim?

Because we understand that our clients may not be able to pay for legal costs for personal injury hairdresser claims up front, we usually give our clients the option of a conditional fee or working on a no win no fee basis.

‘No win no fee’ means that we will do all the necessary work on hairdresser compensation claims and will only be paid if the case is successful. Sometimes, that means that we will do a lot of work as we gather evidence for a hairdresser injury claim, but do not end up being paid.

If we do win the hairdresser injury case but cannot recover all our fees, we ask clients to pay for some of our fees from their hairdressing compensation. Some firms call this a success fee. We always agree to limit any charges to our clients to a maximum of 25% of their hairdressing compensation. 

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Salon Accident or Negligence?

The amount that you can claim hairdresser compensation for will vary depending on the type of injury, the cause, and how much the injury or accident has impacted your life, and in particular the financial losses caused.

We are specialist solicitors in injury compensation, including hairdresser injury and hairdressing compensation.

We can advise you on whether your injury compensation claim for hairdresser negligence and hairdresser injuries is worth pursuing, once we have more information about the nature of your injuries or hair damage claim. Sometimes we may need to know more about your medical records, for example in hairdressing injury claims related to chemical burns or allergic reactions to hair dyes or other chemicals.

Make your Hairdresser Injury Compensation Claim

At P R Scully, we are specialist personal injury solicitors with year’s of experience dealing with successful compensation claims, including hairdressing compensation. We know the regulations for the beauty and hairdressing industry and are experts at collecting evidence relating to personal injury claims.

You can rest assured that your hairdresser injury claims are in the hands of the best legal professionals. Our team will guide you through the hairdresser injury claims process and advise you on chances of success and options for paying for your personal injury claim.

Personal Injury Claims – The Next Step

Contact us to take the next step in your compensation claim for hair damage or hairdressing injury. Working with personal injury solicitors like P R Scully, you’ll be able to put your unfortunate hairdressing injury experience behind you.

We can explain more about hairdressing compensation claims, and outline the options for paying for compensation claims. We offer ‘no win no fee’ agreements where clients find it helpful. No win no fee means that the personal injury solicitors take on the financial risk if hairdressing compensation claims turn out to be unsuccessful.

Compensation claims: Contact us

At P R Scully, we have a deep understanding of the claims process and have a proven track record of successfully pursuing and winning compensation claims and hairdressing compensation. You can trust your personal injury claim to the experienced solicitors at PR Scully and leave your bad experience in the past.

P R Scully & Co Solicitors Limited
166 Chaddock Lane,
M28 1DF

0161 768 3175

You can also contact us via the web form on our website to talk to us about hairdressing compensation and making a personal injury claim.


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