Monday 20 November 2017

€7,000 for model left suffering 'weeping scabs' from hair dye

Anne Marie FitzGerald's hair fell out after in clumps
Anne Marie FitzGerald's hair fell out after in clumps

Ray Managh

A MODEL told how she was left with "weeping scabs" on her scalp after having had her hair dyed in a hairdressers.

Anne Marie FitzGerald, of La Rochelle Apartments, Christchurch, Dublin, told Judge James O'Donohoe in the Circuit Civil Court that her hair started falling out in clumps afterwards.

She said that during the treatment in Guo Fa Hair and Beauty Salon in September last year she had complained to the Dublin hairdresser that her scalp was burning and painful.

"They simply put a wet towel around my head and neck and left me for an hour," Ms FitzGerald told her counsel.

The judge awarded Ms FitzGerald €7,000 damages and costs in the region of €5,000 after dismissing evidence from Jin (James) Cheng, owner of the Thomas Street salon. Mr Cheng had claimed he had nothing to do with the salon and was not there on the day Ms FitzGerald complained of.

Ms FitzGerald said her hair had died that day and she now had to wear hair extensions in order to continue with her modelling.

Judge O'Donohoe said he did not accept Mr Cheng's evidence. He also did not believe that he did not speak English.

Irish Independent

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