APIL’s SafetyWatch campaign is part of our fight to prevent people from needless injury. Our members work at the sharp end of personal injury law. They know what products and services are unsafe and we tell you, to help you to protect yourself. We shed light on the industries which are unregulated, from hairdressers to laser eye surgeons, and let you know what to look out for and what you should avoid in order to stay safe.
Bleaching, colouring, perming, straightening, stripping are all common services offered in hairdressing salons, but many people are unaware that the hairdressing industry in the UK is completely unregulated, meaning anyone can have a licence to use these chemicals in the name of hairdressing.
APIL believes that good, qualified hairdressers deserve professional status, and the public deserve to be protected from cowboys. The association’s members have dealt with 351 cases between May 2009 and May 2010 in which people were injured as a result of bad practice. The injuries included burns, blindness and baldness - hardly surprising in an industry which is largely left to its own devices.
An industry body is already in place, but registration remains voluntary. APIL’s objective through this, one of its most successful press campaigns to date, is to bring hairdressing industry standards and safety back on the Government’s agenda.
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