PHILADELPHIA — A Clinton Heights couple is suing Creative Hairdressers Inc., which does business as Hair Cuttery, claiming that the defendant did not take sufficient measures to prevent injuries at its salon.
Karen Travella-Zirilli and Dominic Zirilli filed a complaint June 15 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, alleging that the defendant failed to hire competent employees to perform work as advertised.
According to the complaint, on Dec. 16, 2016, one of the defendant's employees worked to apply highlights to Travella-Zirilli's hair for more than seven hours. After leaving the salon, Travella-Zirilli claims her scalp began oozing a liquid and she began to experience burning sensation that required medical attention.
The plaintiffs allege that rashes spread from Travella-Zirilli's scalp to her neck, face, arms and chest.
The plaintiffs said the defendant allegedly failed to properly train its employees, failed to use safe products and failed to figure out potential side effects its services could have on customers.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages of more than $50,000, with interest, costs and attorney's fees. They are represented by David Thiruselvam and Keith Thomas West of the Law Offices of David P. Thiruselvam LLC in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case number 2:18-cv-02510-PD