Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bride-to-Be Sues Hair Salon That 'Burnt Her Scalp with Chemicals'

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bride-to-Be Sues Hair Salon That 'Burnt Her Scalp with Chemicals'

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Byline: Sophie Goodchild Health and Social Affairs Correspondent

A LONDON woman is taking legal action against a hair salon after suffering severe burns which put her in hospital days before her wedding. Stephanie Davies-Crowley, 37, from Tottenham, says she suffered toxic shock after an inexperienced assistant put a mixture of chemicals on her hair that burned her scalp.

The office manager told how she was so severely injured she had to go from the salon in Hertfordshire to Homerton Hospital -- and from there to her wedding.

She had to wear a wig to cover up patches where her hair fell out. Figures show that lawyers have dealt with 34 salon-related injury cases in the capital over the past 12 months. The total across the country is 338 in a year.

The findings are based on a survey by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers which is launching a campaign to get hairdressers regulated.

Ms Davies-Crowley, who married husband Luke last August, is bringing a civil action against the salon which treated her, La Belle Hair Studio in Hitchin. …

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