Katy Lawsuit Claims Bad Dye-Job Burned Through Girl's Scalp

A routine coloring turned nightmare?
A routine coloring turned nightmare?

The parents of a 16-year-old girl who say her scalp was badly burned by a botched dye-job are suing a national franchise of salons and the local stylist who performed the work.

The girl's parents are seeking between $200,000 and $1 million in damages the girl allegedly suffered while visiting Kim Le's Hair Studio, inside a Cinco Ranch salon controlled by Colorado-based Sola Salon Studios, in April 2016. The suit accuses Le of "using improper techniques in coloring" the girl's hair, leaving the dye on for longer than expected, failing to remove the dye before the girl left, and "failing to warn [her] of the harmful effects of the hair dye."

Photos filed with the suit, filed Thursday in Harris County District Court, suggest the dye burned through the girl's hair and at least one layer of skin, requiring sutures.

The parents claim that Sola failed to properly train and supervise Le.

Sola's website claims the company has more than 350 locations throughout the country, and that this "innovative salon model empowers hairdressers, estheticians, nail techs, massage therapists and other like-minded professionals to take control of their lives and their careers. We provide beauty professionals with high-end, fully-equipped salon studios alongside the support and tools they need to launch their salon business in no time."

We reached out to Le and to Sola's Denver headquarters, but haven't heard back. We'll update accordingly.


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