L’Oréal professionnel tackles musculoskeletal disorders

L’Oréal Professionnel, leader in the professional haircare market, works in partnership with one million hairdressers around the world.

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01/04/2016

MSD represent 75% of occupational injuries suffered by hairdressers.

In conjunction with The Bone and Joint Decade, a global alliance of doctors and researchers, the brand has introduced an ambitious programme to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), commonly referred to as Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), which represent 75% of occupational injuries suffered by hairdressers. L’Oréal Professionnel has developed tailored training programmes that include three sets of five-minute exercises hairdressers can use daily to prevent such problems, along with posters to encourage good practices in salons. More than 65,000 hairdressers had already benefited from these programmes by the end of 2015.

MSD represent 75% of occupational injuries suffered by hairdressers.

The brand is aiming to train all professional hairdressers with whom it works within three years and is targeting an estimated seven million hairdressers worldwide with the 2016 launch of a free smartphone app.