PHILADELPHIA – A woman who claimed to suffer permanent physical injuries after a hair color treatment gone awry in a Philadelphia salon has sued the hair salon and its parent company for damages in state court.

Yousra Kayed of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on March 1 versus Ratner Companies, LLC and Creative Hairdressers, Inc. (doing business as “The Hair Cuttery” and “City Line Center Hair Cuttery”), with a corporate address in Vienna, Va. and a principal place of business in Philadelphia.

On Oct. 18, 2017, Kayed says she went to the Hair Cuttery location on City Avenue in West Philadelphia for a hair color treatment. While there, the defendant administered a serious of bleaches, dyes and chemicals, which allegedly resulted in Kayed suffering serious injuries.

Kayed alleges to have sustained inpatient hospitalization; a severe physical reaction to the improperly administered bleaches, dyes and chemicals; oozing of fluids from the scalp; burning of the scalp; flaking of the scalp; loss of hair; severe facial and other swelling; disfigurement; pain; nerve damage; and loss of physical attractiveness.

According to Kayed, the defendants are responsible under the respondeat superior theory of liability, and negligently hired, supervised and failed to dismiss the employees who administered the hair color treatment to her, and breached their professional duties to her as a customer.

For a lone count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000, plus costs, fees and whatever additional relief that the Court deems just and appropriate.

The plaintiff is represented by Adam S. Barrist of The Barrist Firm, in Bala Cynwyd.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180203101

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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