Managing director Paul Mulderrig and head of hair damage claims Joanne Smith recently attended an afternoon tea reception at the House of Commons in London.

The pair attended the prestigious event along with several associates of The Hair Council as part of their ongoing campaign to introduce regulation and proper insurance practices into the hair and beauty profession.

Paul Mulderrig and Jo Smith meet with members of the Hair Council at Parliament

For years now the Hair Council have been vigorously campaigning for the government to introduction nationwide regulation of the hair industry.

This would ensure the proper training and monitoring of hair professionals as well as implementing official insurance arrangements which would cover both hair professionals and their customers when things go wrong.

An act of parliament that sought to regulate the hair industry was passed in the 1960’s but has never been fully enacted. This means that any person off the street can operate as a hairdresser, even if they have zero training or expertise.

High profile MP’s including Liz McInnes, Andrew Mitchell and David Hansen were there to support the campaign, along with celeb hair stylists such as Daniel Galvin OBE and Lino Carbosiero MBE.

Mulderrigs were invited to attend the event as we have represented dozens of clients who have suffered hair damage but were unable to recover any compensation because their hairdresser was uninsured.

In the course of that work we have been amazed to discover that there is no real regulation within the hairdressing industry and no provision for compulsory insurance.

Please take a look at the Hair Council online and keep an eye out for their #GetRegistered campaign on social media.

Mulderrigs have over fifteen years of experience in dealing with a wide variety of hair damage claims. If you would like to learn more about our work please click here.