India: 230,000 euros in damages for a failed haircut

the essential Indian court ordered hairdresser to pay more than 231 000 euros in damages to a model for a botched haircut which she said caused a “serious nervous breakdown”.

Aashna Roy visited the hair salon at an upscale hotel in New Delhi in 2018 and asked the staff for a classic haircut of 10 centimeters from the tips, according to a judgment of the city’s consumer court.

“However, to the shock and surprise of the complainant (Aashna Roy), the hairdresser cut the entire hair off, leaving only 000 cm and barely touching his shoulders, ”says the judgment.

Mannequin for hair products

The court determined that since Aashna Roy had made a career as a model posing for advertisements for hair products, the sloppy haircut resulted in “severe nervous breakdown and trauma.”

“There is no doubt that women are very careful and careful when it comes to their hair,” the ruling adds. “They spend a considerable amount of money to keep them in good condition. They are also emotionally attached to their hair,” said the judgment.

“She lost contracts and suffered a huge loss that completely changed her lifestyle and shattered her dream of becoming a top -model “, he added.

The court ordered the salon, which can still appeal, to pay 20 million rupees within eight weeks of the order, more than 230 000 euros.

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