Salon sued after woman burned during procedure
SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against a hair salon she has accused of leaving her with permanent baldness.
Krystyn Debarros has long, beautiful hair, but an experience at a Southwest Ranches Hair Cuttery, last September, has forever changed her life, as she was left scarred with a bald spot she often has to cover up with a hat.
Her scalp was severely burned after, what she called, a botched highlight job. "The first 10 minutes its fine, but as time goes on, I start to feel, like a really burning sensation," she recalled.
She told the stylist, but, Debarros said, "she just brushed it off." The chemicals wound up burning through her scalp, singeing her hair follicles. "The pain just got worse and worse. I started feeling like ulcers on top of my head."
A few days later, the 21-year-old admitted herself to the hospital to be checked out after scabs formed and her hair began falling out. "It's bald basically," she said of the area that healed.
She also said the technician never apologized once she told them she had been burned. Now her and her attorney have filed a lawsuit. "Clearly, there was negligent application of the highlight material and the dye that was used in Krystyn's hair," said Howard Citron, her attorney.
Debarros said the only reason she is going public with this is in the hopes that it never happens again to any other customer.
Hair Cuttery responded to calls and said they are now looking into the incident.
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