A woman, who allegedly suffered burns to her scalp after visiting the hairdressers, is seeking compensation of £30,000.
Leigh Lumsden visited hairdresser Kim McNally back in June 2010. She went to the salon to have her hair returned to her natural blonde colour. Her hair had previously been dyed black.
However, the Express reports that Ms Lumsden allegedly suffered burns to her scalp from the chemicals that were used in her treatment. These chemicals also reportedly caused parts of her hair to turn a gingery/yellow colour, and other parts to fall out completely.
The process also allegedly caused Ms Lumsden to suffer a trichonodosis condition. This causes the hair to knot and split.
The newspaper states that Ms Lumsden is now seeking £30,000 in a hairdresser negligence claim. In papers submitted to court, it is claimed that the experience left her with anxiety issues about her appearance and future visits to hairdressers. She also had to buy extensions to try and cover the damage, as well as seek advice on how to rectify the problems.
Hairdresser Ms McNally is defending the claim, arguing that Ms Lumsden refused to undergo a test of the colour stripping chemical before the treatment was given.