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Brazilian Blowout Lawsuit

Posted March 6th, 2012 by Jeff Pulford

The March 2012  issue of California Stylist has great articles this month that really highlight the business side of the beauty business.

Two articles in on page 12 address the recent California Attorney General ruling on the lawsuit against GIB (the company that makes the Brazilian Blowout Acai Smoothing Solution and the Brazilian Blowout Professional Smoothing Solution) .  GIB is ordered to pay fines for violating 5 California state laws as well as retesting, reporting, relabeling, etc their products.

The two products were deceptively labeled “formaldehyde free” when they in fact contained formaldehyde, a cancer causing chemical gas, harmful to stylists and clients.

This is an important reminder that unforeseen events and lawsuits do happen in this industry.  It’s important to protect yourself with the proper insurance coverage.

Professional Liability Insurance protects you if your client was harmed while receiving your services, in a case like this.

Product Liability Insurance protects you if you were to be sued because your client is harmed by products you sold to them.

For the complete California Stylist articles read here.

For more beauty industry insurance info, visit or call InsureBeauty toll-free 855-257-0088.

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