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How do you word a hair salon's release of liability form for people wanting services that could damage their hair?

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According to U.S. Legal Forms, the liability form would need to detail every possible risk the client could experience and have a section where clients can acknowledge they have read and agree to the established risks. While liability waivers can protect some hair stylists, courts do not have to accept the waiver in the event of a lawsuit filed by the client.

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How do you word a hair salon's release of liability form for people wanting services that could damage their hair?
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The first section of the liability form needs to state that the hair stylist will do everything possible to minimize the risks associated with the styling technique, according to U.S. Legal Forms. Next, the stylist needs to list the possible side effects of the technique. For example, the stylist should state whether a hair dye can permanently damage a client's hair or that a certain color sometimes causes hair breakage. Finally, the stylist must include a section for clients to acknowledge and accept the stated risks, a section for clients to sign their names and a space to include a date.

Liability forms are most commonly used with sports and other events, according to U.S. Legal, but hair stylists and other professionals also use them. These liability forms do not always protect stylists from responsibility in a lawsuit. For example, if the court finds the stylist is negligent or careless, the stylist could be held responsible for damages even if the client signed a waiver form.

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