The Perils of Unlicensed Hair Stylists

Have you ever checked the license of the person styling your hair? Maybe it's time you started.

On Thursday, "Early Show" Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen shared her startling investigation into the salon industry.

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Koeppen reported that last year alone, the Better Business Bureau received more than 2,400 complaints about hair stylists about everything, from bad cuts to severe scalp burns. Even people inside the salon industry admit there's a problem with unlicensed stylists.


Hair is big business in the U.S. Americans spend $39.8 billion at salons every year.