Common beauty salon injuries: What you should know

Have you suffered a severe injury or infection from a beauty salon?

Whether you need of a new set of nails, a fancy updo, a relaxing pedicure, or a simple haircut, there's no denying that beauty salons offer both men and women an opportunity to relax and take pleasure in being pampered. But did you know that beauty salons are also a common site for bodily injuries?

Negligence at the hands of beauty salon employees can result in painful injuries that don't just hurt; in fact, some common salon injuries leave permanent scars and lead to infections - issues that could leave you seeking medical treatment and financial compensation from a personal injury lawyer. These types of injuries and infections can include (but are not limited to):

  • Burns (chemical, laser, electrical, heat, and/or wax-related)
  • Cuts from scissors, shears, and nail clippers
  • Scalp injuries that may lead to a permanent loss of hair
  • Staph and bacterial infections
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries

A trip to the beauty salon should be fun and comforting, not nerve-wracking and debilitating. Taking certain precautions to better your chances of preventing beauty salon injuries can go a long way to ensuring your satisfaction and personal safety. Here are a few things to consider before scheduling your next trip to the salon:

Seek a trusted and reputable company. There are plenty of reviews out there on Google and Yelp to help you figure out whether or not the local beauty parlor has a good reputation. Do yourself a favor and read up on other people's experiences - if the salon you're interested in boasts a 4.9/5 rating, you're probably going to be safe. If they hold a 2.3/5, you might want to look elsewhere.

Don't distract your stylist when they seem to be concentrating. It is common practice to chat with your hair stylist or nail technician. Otherwise, your stay at the salon, which can sometimes last for hours, would be rather dull. However, there are times when the person who is working on you needs to concentrate. Let them work while you sit in silence any time they are dealing with wax, chemicals, or sharp objects close to your face.

Don't move. Sometimes, a trip to the salon can turn into something of a therapy session. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll make new memories with your stylist or manicurist. But do yourself a favor and try to refrain from being too animated when rehashing the week's events. Sharp turns of the head, shoulders, and hands can lead to honest mistakes - mistakes that sometimes prove severe.

No one is perfect, and accidents do sometimes happen, especially in beauty salons. Still, that doesn't give you a reason to ignore the warning signs during your next visit. By doing your part to ensure your safety, you can better your odds of never suffering from a beauty salon-related injury.

Have you suffered a severe injury or infection from a beauty salon? The experienced personal injury lawyers at Thomas J. Henry are available 24/7 to hear your case. Contact them at 877-978-1740 or for a free consultation.