Customer sues hairdresser for £30k

Personal injury compensation of £30,000 is being sought by a customer who claims her head was burned by a hairdresser.

Leigh Lumsden has taken legal action against professional Kim McNally after alleging she was left with a burned scalp and ginger hair after undergoing treatment in June 2010.

The 34-year-old has filed complaint papers at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, which also stated she was left with a form of post-traumatic stress disorder.

According to the documents, Ms Lumsden visited Ms McNally's home to have her dyed black hair changed back to its previous blonde colour, STV reports.

"She sustained burns to her scalp as a result of the chemicals applied to her hair. She could barely speak when she left the salon. She was distressed," they noted.

Ms McNally is disputing this claim with the defence that her customer refused to have safety tests conducted before the colouring was applied and was also satisfied with the treatment at the time.

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23/04/2012 16:46