Odessan sues local hair salon

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An Odessa man has filed a lawsuit against Smart Style Family Hair Salon, claiming he was injured by a stylist using a clipper two years ago.

According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Ector County District Court, Gerardo Castro Jr. went to the salon inside Walmart on John Ben Shepperd Parkway on Aug. 3, 2020, for a haircut.

“Defendant Thanaporn Khajornpoo was in the process of cutting Plaintiff’s hair when suddenly and without warning, Defendant Thanaporn Khajornpoo broke the skin of Plaintiff’s head with clippers which were not properly disinfected,” reads the trial.

Castro is suing Khajornpoo, his supervisor, Raquel O. Flores and the salon’s parent companies, Requis LLC and Regis Corp.

The lawsuit, which was filed by Castro’s attorney, Loncar Lyon Jenkins of Lubbock, states that due to the gross negligence of the defendants, Castro suffered “serious injuries to the head and general body”. Plaintiff’s attorney also alleges that Castro suffered “great physical and mental pain, suffering and anguish”, loss of earning capacity, physical disfigurement and physical impairment.

Castro is looking for over a million dollars.

Amy Walker, the chief executive of Required, said she wasn’t interested in commenting. A message left for Regis was not immediately returned, and a stylist at the salon said she was too busy to speak to a reporter or take out a phone number.

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