Woman claims bad hair appointment left her with third-degree burn

Beauty Shoppe: “It is under investigation. We have been advised by our insurance company and our lawyer to not speak about it."

GRAPHIC: Woman claims bad hair appointment left her with burn

VERSAILLES, IN (FOX19) - A woman says she’s been in constant pain after a recent hair appointment landed her in the hospital.

Wanting to lighten her hair, Megan McAdams says she made an appointment at Beauty Shoppe, a hair salon down the street from her apartment. McAdams says after the lightning products were put in her hair, she noticed smoke.

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“I heard sizzling and I sat there for a minute because I’m not a doctor, I’m not a cosmetologist -- I don’t know. So I sat there for a second and it got unbearable,” she said.

Eventually, McAdams told the hairstylist that her head felt like it was burning and to rinse her hair out.

“She took the cap off and there was hair in the cap. The cap was so hot it was hard to even touch,” said McAdams.

McAdams says hours after her appointment the hairstylist offered her two free hair treatments and told her to come back the following day to fix her haircut. But the next day McAdams says she woke up to her hair falling out and shriveled up to her ears.

“It's like a stinging. It's like someone is stabbing me in the head constantly. It hurts all the time. I'm on pain medication but it helps a little,” she said.

McAdams says after two trips to the emergency room she ended up at a burn clinic in Indianapolis where she found out that she may need a skin graft.

“I have to have my head wrapped up in gauze and a cream. I’ll find out later this week if I need that skin graft or not," she said.

FOX19 reached out to the salon for comment and spoke with a co-owner of the Beauty Shoppe who said: “It is under investigation. We have been advised by our insurance company and our lawyer to not speak about it."

McAdams says what hurts the most is the backlash on social media after posting what happened.

“It took a lot of courage to post those pictures that I posted because it’s humiliating," she said.

McAdams also says she paid $120 plus a tip for her appointment with the hairstylist, but since sharing what happened she was refunded her $120.

She’s planning on hiring an attorney.

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