A WOMAN has claimed to have spotted her hairstylist flushing clumps of hair down the toilet after a botched bleach job.
Shannon Wardlaw said she was left in tears after the self-proclaimed mobile hairdresser let her cut six inches of hair last week.
The 23-year-old cried for hours after the stylist she found in the Gumtree advert allegedly used two bottles of 9% bleach, causing her hair to fall out in clumps.
Shannon, from Edinburgh, said the hairdresser assured her it was normal before she ran to the bathroom to flush the hair down the toilet.
Shannon then found herself with blue hair dye when her stylist rushed in saying she had a bus to catch.
She had originally paid the hairdresser £70, but luckily her costs were reimbursed following the hair disaster.
Shannon said: “I was looking for a mobile hairdresser. She came to my house with her kids, which I didn’t mind because I have a good heart, and she brought out two bottles of 9% bleach.
“She put it on my hair and saw it was orange, so I wiped another bleach on my hair and my hair started falling out in the bath.
“I asked her if that was normal and she said yes and continued to dye my hair.
“Before she left, she flushed all my hair down the toilet.
“I had to run to my mum late at night in a taxi, my mum is not a hairdresser but she had to try to save my hair.
“She cut me six inches off my hair. It has now affected my mental health and my anxiety because my hair is so short.
Shocking footage shows Shannon’s hair that has been cut back into small, fine wisps.
Advertising her services to Gumtree, the stylist said: ‘I am a fully qualified hairstylist providing in-home services or I can come to your home.
“I am skilled in all aspects of hairdressing, contact us and we can arrange a consultation to see what you are looking for.”
Shannon posted the hair blunder on Facebook last week, writing: “I’m writing this to warn others, I’m absolutely devastated, I’ve been greeting for hours, I wanted my hair done by (REDACTED) in who I clearly trusted.
“She then put bleach on my hair and she wasn’t happy with the lift, so she then put more bleach on my hair.
“My hair started falling out, she saw my hair falling out and while I was sitting on the chair, she ran to the bathroom and started flushing my hair down the toilet saying it was ok, it okay, that’s normal.
“That’s the only evidence I was able to get out of my hair because it was stuck in the drain.
“Before she got close to my hair I was using Olaplex, I had beautiful healthy hair. My hair was black and red before that and my goal was to be black and blue.”
The post has now garnered over 200 likes and comments from social media users who were shocked by the images.
The stylist declined to comment when approached by Deadline News.