Celebrities speak out about hair extension damage

Woman with hair extensions

Many of us worry about thinning hair; an issue which has a detrimental impact on our confidence and self-esteem. It could be argued that people in the spotlight feel the effects of fine and thin hair more strongly than the rest.

Hair extensions are the main solution chosen by individuals experiencing this hair problem. Unfortunately, though, due to poorly applied and insufficiently maintained extensions, hair can become thinner, more brittle and damaged in the process. In fact, in extreme cases, baldness and hair loss are possible outcomes. And it’s a vicious circle as further extensions are often sought to cover up.

In an article published on The Sun website, it’s reported that a third of UK women use hair extensions, amounting to £43 million spending on human hair every year.

The same article refers to various celebrities – Naomi Campbell (supermodel), Chloe Ferry and Sophie Kasaei (both Geordie Shore) amongst them – who’ve suffered harm to their hair and scalp from over-use of extensions.

According to Dr Nestor Demosthenous from the Edinburgh Hair Clinic, growing demand has led to varying quality extensions. Coupled with the fixation methods employed, this plays a ‘significant role in a leading cause of traction alopecia’.

He describes in some detail the clinical reason for this – namely, injury to the hair follicle by the constant pulling force applied to already-fine hair – and explains how recovery can happen naturally but hair transplant procedures are not uncommon where damage is permanent.

If you’re considering hair extensions, research sufficiently beforehand, be wary of cheap treatments, and ensure your hairdresser uses extensions which are equal weight in comparison to the section they’re being attached to.

You’ll also need to ask your stylist how you should look after your extensions at home, attend regular maintenance appointments at your salon and have breaks from extensions to aid interim recovery.

We have growing numbers of clients with hair extension damage to their scalp who are keen to pursue hair treatment injury claims against their hairdresser. Read our earlier blog post on this subject.


If you’ve suffered damage to your scalp at the hands of your hair stylist, please get in touch for a free, no obligation discussion today. Email enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, call 0800 141 3682 or 0333 202 6560, or complete our online enquiry form.

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Science confirms grey hair is triggered by stress

Stress-induced grey hair

The results of a recent scientific research project undertaken by Harvard University and published in Nature show that greying hair is directly correlated to stress, not just ageing. Whilst hair doesn’t lose its colour instantly, over time stress significantly speeds things up.

Harvard’s findings are scientifically important for several reasons, primarily by demonstrating accelerated greying, it’s raised hopes for anti-ageing therapies described as ‘pharmaceutical foundations of youth’.

To get technical, the stem cell biologists involved in the study discovered that stress causes nerves triggered in the fight-or-flight response – part of the sympathetic nervous system – to release hormones – called noradrenaline or norepinephrine – which kill the stem cells – these being melanocytes – used to make hair pigments. Essentially, the reservoir of stem cells is depleted forever.

Furthermore, the same type of mechanism is responsible for age-related greying too. There’s more to the study than this though. Read further details on the Guardian website.

If stress (or age!) has turned your hair grey and you’re planning to dye it, or if you’re trying to achieve the grey hair trend by bleaching, choose your hairdresser carefully, and ensure you’re given patch and strand tests prior to any treatment. Failure to do so can result in over processed hair falling out and the need to claim compensation for hair damage.


If your hairdresser ruins your hair with bleach or dye, contact our legal team in confidence. To get in touch for a free, no obligation discussion today please email enquiries@beautytreatmentclaims.co.uk, call 0800 141 3682 or 0333 202 6560, or complete our online enquiry form.

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How much women spend on dyeing their hair

Some women spend £50,000 in their lifetime on dyeing their hair

At Hairdressing Claims, we’re interested in all things hair. We love this report about just-published survey findings which headlines that one in twenty women spend over £50,000 during their lifetime on dyeing their hair.

Based on a 2,000-participant poll, the majority of women cited spending at least £100 per salon visit every six-and-a-half weeks for colouring treatments. Hence the £50,000 overall total.

There’s more, related information garnered from the survey with some other key statistical findings from respondents being:-

• One in four spend £18,370 over their lifetime altering their hair colour; the equivalent of £291.60 per year
• Only 18% kept the same colour for their entire life
• Blonde was the most popular colour choice with 44% opting for highlights or similar lightening techniques
• 50% tested light blonde hair, four in ten had gone light brown and almost one quarter had tried purple hair at some point
• 45% had dyed their hair red and one in ten blue
• Women tended to wait until they were twenty before colouring their hair but one third were in their teens when they first experimented with colour
• 55% felt better about themselves after changing their hair colour
• The average woman goes through six different hair styles and four varieties of colour throughout her life

It seems, too, women are actually more likely to invest in hairdressing than paying for gym or exercise classes, thereby placing greater emphasis on the importance of good hair days. According to this new evidence, confidence and attractiveness feelings are directly correlated to the colour and appearance of our hair.

Hairdressers have a vital job on their hands where our self-confidence is concerned, yet they do occasionally get it wrong. As expected, in these circumstances, ruined hair has a dramatically negative impact on confidence levels. In fact, many people who’ve been injured by a hairdresser describe an inability to maintain their normal work and leisure routines.

If you suffer negligence by your hairdresser, talk to our team about the possibility of pursuing a legal claim. We’re specialists in claims against hairdressers helping clients day in, day out to secure compensation for hair and scalp damage.

Contact us by emailing enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, calling 0800 970 9102 from a landline for free, phoning 0333 202 6560 from a mobile or completing our online enquiry form.

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Your Christmas hair starts here

Christmas hair inspiration

With Christmas Day just over a week away, we’re here with some festive hair inspiration for party and holiday season by sharing our earlier styling tips.

You may recall 2018’s ‘Our pick of the best Christmas hair ideas’ blog post whereby we rounded up the most creative designs for Christmas-themed hair from the web.

There was everything from Christmas tree braids and snowman buns to vibrant dyes and seasonal beard decorations (for the men, obviously). Take a look and make your hair (and beard) the true embodiment of Christmas.

Cast your mind further back to 2017’s ‘Happy Christmas hair’ blog post which was all about designing the perfect party hairstyle. Refresh your memory and discover how to put as much thinking power into your hair as your do into your clothes, shoes and jewellery. Your hair is your most important fashion accessory, after all.

At Christmas, more than any other time of year, you’ll want to look your best. Steer clear of any ill-timed hair disasters by applying caution when using products or visiting your hairdresser. Should your hair get damaged through no fault of your own, contact our legal team in confidence.

Email enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, call 0800 970 9102 from a landline for free, phone 0333 202 6560 from a mobile or complete our online enquiry form.

In the meantime, wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and happy New Year.

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Growth in cruelty free hairdressing

Cruelty free hairdressing
Cruelty free hairdressing

With the rise in vegans and vegetarians for environmental, health and ethical reasons, lifestyle choices such as these are now extending further than just diet and clothing into the beauty scene too.

In the hairdressing industry, a growing number of hair salons offer a range of treatments using products made up of ethically sourced, natural ingredients which haven’t been tested on animals in environmentally friendly packaging. You may recall our earlier blog post on this subject titled ‘Is your hair vegan?

If organic hairdressing interests you, take a look at this article on the Mancunion website. It helpfully reviews some of the best Manchester salons that comply with PETA standards. By having a read, not only can you discover where to find these vegan hairdressers, there’s also useful information on discounts available to new and repeat customers. So you can enjoy organic haircare at reasonable prices.

No nasty chemicals. No unnecessary wastage. No animal cruelty. Because having your hair done shouldn’t damage your conscience.

If you’re a follower of the Hairdressing Claims blog, you’ll know that, on rare occasions, hair appointments can end badly. Harm caused can be anything from hair breakage and scalp burns to blisters and cuts. Our legal team specialises in claims against hairdressers to support people injured through hairdressers’ negligence.

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Great British hair tourism trade

Hair tourism grows in popularity
Hair tourism grows in popularity

The tourism industry is booming as people travel in their droves to visit far flung places, experience new adventures, spend quality time with family and friends, and, from a professional perspective, do business with companies in different regions.

We all take holidays or plan business trips from time to time, both within our own country and internationally, but just how far would you journey for a haircut?

According to an article on the BBC website, hair tourism is enjoying a burgeoning trade in Britain from global clientele trekking around the world for the main purpose of getting their hair cut and styled whilst at the same time taking a city break.

It seems, then, a good hairdresser can be hard to come by and it’s worth travelling hundreds of miles (1,855 miles in Melissa’s case who’s gone from Sicily to Manchester in the BBC video!) for an appointment in order to get a contemporary, on-trend haircut.

Where British salons are concerned, they’re a cut above the rest as they offer unique styles and techniques, plus provide better value for money, all of which are appealing to intrepid travellers. It’s social media, Instagram particularly, that’s responsible for generating interest in our nation’s hairdressers.

We should be rightly proud of our homegrown hairdressing talent such as the entrepreneurial owner-manager who’s the star of the Manchester salon in the BBC clip. Attracting clients from locations as distant as Canada and the Middle East is no small feat, especially when hairdressing services will be readily available in their country of origin.

Watch the 1½ minute video here.

In saying this, it’s also important not to get too complacent when selecting your hairdresser. You see, just as with any sector, there are good and bad craftsmen (and women!). Check out credentials in order to make an informed choice about which hairdresser to use.

If you’ve read our earlier blog posts, you’ll know that hair appointments can end in complete disaster, albeit on extremely rare occasions. In these instances, damage can take the form of severe hair breakage or painful scalp burns and blisters. Our legal team specialises in claims against hairdressers to help injured parties affected by negligence.

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