I received salon services from a licensed cosmetologist about a month ago. I asked for a few dark blonde low-lights (even took in a photo of what I wanted), but she turned my entire head of platinum blonde hair 6 different colors. It was brown, dark black, orange and gray all over. (I have photos)
She demanded payment after services were rendered and I paid her $85.00 by check (foolish of me I know! I should of refused, but she intimidated me at the salon) After I left the salon and washed my hair, it was even worse and my hair started falling out. I then stopped pymnt on the check and notified her by phone that I had done so. Then this "professional" stylist filed a claim with our Prosecuting Atty's office stating I wrote a bad check! UGH. It wasn't a bad check & I have proof it was stopped, plus I can show the funds were there. I'm currently getting that straightened out with them.
I had to pay another stylist $85.00 to repair the damage, and now my hair is completely ruined. It's impossible to return to my previous color and my hair won't ever be the same.
I'm contemplating filing a suit agains this stylist in small claims. I've already made a claim with the BBB against the salon where she worked, but she rented a station and isn't "technically" an employee there. She has since been asked to leave that salon, which I can only hope will help my case. I've sent her a certified letter demanding restitution, only to have her call the cops on me saying I was harrassing her! The whole situation is really unbelieveable and if she would of just acted professional from the get-go I wouldn't be in this position.
My question: Can I sue her for the damaged hair and emotional suffering in small claims? Or can I only sue for the repair of my hair and court costs? Do you think I have a case against this woman?
Thanks for any input.