Care worker, 25, almost blinded and loses eyebrows for life after they were tinted with chemicals at beauty salon


Care worker, 25, almost blinded and loses eyebrows for life after they were tinted with chemicals at beauty salonNatasha Henshaw, 25, left in agony after waxing sessionTreatment left pores open before tint was appliedDoctors say it is unlikely her eyebrows will grow back

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12:49 GMT, 18 December 2012

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UPDATED:

13:19 GMT, 18 December 2012

A mother-of-one has had her eyebrows permanently burned off during a bungled routine tinting session.

Care worker Natasha Henshaw was nearly blinded when the tint was applied after her eyebrows had been waxed, leaving her pores open to the chemicals

The 25-year-old from Dingle, Liverpool, was left in searing pain and awoke the next day to find her eyebrows 'scattered all over' her face. Doctors say it is unlikely her eyebrows will ever grow back.

Mum-of-one Natasha Henshaw, a care worker, said: 'I went in to get beautiful and I came out looking like a beast'

Mum-of-one Natasha Henshaw, a care worker, said: 'I went in to get beautiful and I came out looking like a beast'

Natasha was told that all of the soft tissue around her eyebrows had been burned and the dye should never have been applied to open pores

Natasha was told that all of the soft tissue around her eyebrows had been burned and the dye should never have been applied to open pores

Mother-of-one Natasha said: 'I went in to get beautiful and I came out looking like a beast. It's horrible.

'My doctor told me I could have gone
blind had it been left on for much longer.

'I have been in agony with
them, they are so itchy. I just want to scratch them off. At first they were just weeping and very gungy, and that was dripping down into my eyes. I have been in a lot of pain.'

Natasha had the 10 tint and wax at the Boudoir salon, near her home in Dingle two weeks ago. The beautician waxed her eyebrows before applying a tint to make them darker, but did not use a trial patch beforehand to test for an allergic reaction.

Natasha immediately noticed a searing pain in her eyebrows but assumed it would subside and went home. After waking up to find her eyebrows had 'come off' during the night, she went to her local NHS walk-in centre the next day.

Natasha Henshaw, 25, thought she would be fine after she went into her local salon for a routine appointment to have her eyebrows tinted and waxed

Natasha Henshaw, 25, thought she would be fine after she went into her local salon for a routine appointment to have her eyebrows tinted and waxed

Medics diagnosed an allergic reaction and prescribed her antihistamines. Two nights later she
could barely open her eyes, so she made an appointment with
her doctor — who said she was lucky not to have lost her sight.

Natasha Henshaw (25) who almost lost her eyesight

Natasha, pictured before the treatment. The ordeal has now left her unable to leave her house

Natasha was told that all of the soft
tissue around her eyebrows had been burned and the dye should never have
been applied to open pores.

She
was put on antibiotics in an attempt to ease the pain but the whole
ordeal has now left the once confident mum unable to leave her house.

Natasha, who has a two-year-old son,
Logan, said: 'Obviously she has done my eyebrows the opposite way round
to what she would normally do.

'When
she put the tint on it was so uncomfortable and it was burning, I had
to ask the hair dresser to take the tint off because the beautician
refused and told me to keep it on all day.

'The next morning all my eyebrows were
on my face where they had fallen out and it was so painful. She has
burnt all my skin, if you look she has not even put the dye on my
eyebrows it is all round them.

'It
doesn't look like the hair will grow back now because they have
literally burnt all the skin. She has damaged the tissue entirely. The
fact I have no eyebrows has totally knocked my confidence, I don't want
to go out. People were starring at me. I don't even want to leave now,
it's awful.

'I have bald
patches, so I dread to think what they will look like when they are all
healed. I wish I had never gone in there now, you expect to get the
right treatment that you are going in for, but obviously I didn't'

Boudoir
claims that Natasha, who has visited the salon without incident before,
had asked for the tint to be applied after the wax — a claim that she denies.

Salon
owner Dean Foster revealed that the beautician who had treated her had
walked out on her job after the incident said: 'Clearly Natasha has had a
reaction to the treatment and then picked up an infection. We did not
give her a patch test as she has had the treatment before.

'We will do anything we can to help her.'

Boudoir claims that Natasha, who has visited the salon without incident before, had asked for the tint to be applied after the wax

Boudoir claims that Natasha, who has visited the salon without incident before, had asked for the tint to be applied after the wax — a claim that she denies