A PERSONAL trainer who wanted a £4,000 hair transplant but ended up with a glued-on wig has won a court fight to get his money back.
Edward Willett said he was left in tears when he realised the promised hi-tech hair system turned out to be a toupee that triggered his asthma.
Mr Willett, of Ipswich, sued International Hair Studio (London) Ltd, claiming he was misled.
The boss of the company told the court that Mr Willett had been clearly advised that he was signing up for “hair replacement”, rather than a surgical hair transplant.
A judge at central London county court ordered the company to hand Mr Willett his money back, plus £1,887 in damages and interest.
Judge Brooks told the court: “He said that when he went back for the fitting in November 2017 he realised that what he had got wasn’t what he was expecting.”
“He was shocked and started crying, he said he was misled and there was misrepresentation, and that he should be entitled to rescind and get his money back.”
The court heard that Mr Willett had been struggling with mental health problems and his parents had offered to pay for hair treatment “to help rehabilitate him”.
The judge continued: “He expected he was getting a hair transplant and not a hair replacement, which he refers to as a ‘wig’ or ‘toupee’.”
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