Woman Compensated for Hair Colouring Accident

A woman from Galway has been awarded €45,000 after her hair was ruined following a hair colouring treatment at a Galway hair salon. Aileen Dunleavy (40) from Salthill, County Galway claimed for compensation against Hair Republic of Galway when her hair began to fall out following a visit to the salon in March 2007.

Ms Dunleavy claimed that the stylist failed to inform her about the effect the hair colouring treatment may have on her and that it was applied by a stylist who was not sufficiently qualified to do the job required. The High Court heard that the claimant who is works as an artist and painter, suffered emotional trauma as a result of the injury.

Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O´Neill awarded her €45,000 in damages stating that the salon was completely at fault for the accident.