Salon Guinea Pig - Find models for practising hair, beauty and nails treatments, college courses, training courses, competitions, etc.

Terms & Conditions

  1. This web site is run by Houghton Enterprises Ltd.
  2. Houghton Enterprises Ltd accept no responsibility for any circumstances which may occur as a result of use of this site. Use of this site is at your own risk.
  3. Membership of this site is open only to people who are 18 years old or over. This is for reasons of personal safety and child protection.
  4. You are responsible for any content you post on this site. We reserve the right to remove any content which we have reason to believe is in violation of these terms and conditions.
  5. You must not use this site to post spam, or any defamatory, threatening, lewd, suggestive, obscene, discriminatory or illegal material.
  6. You must not use this site to contact people in any way that could be construed to be lewd, suggestive, obscene or otherwise inappropriate. This includes requests for naked massage or any other additional "intimate" services, "extras" or "happy endings". Violations of this rule will result in an immediate and permanent ban. If anyone wishes to make a complaint concerning any inappropriate behaviour from another member of this site, please email admin@salonguineapig.co.uk as soon as possible, as your safety is of utmost importance and we take any suggestion of inappropriate behaviour extremely seriously. Email addresses and IP addresses of all people using this site are logged and details will be passed to the Police if necessary.
  7. You must not contact users to ask if you can be a guinea pig for a particular treatment unless that user has asked for guinea pigs for that treatment on their user profile or posted a Requirement for guinea pigs for that treatment. Violations of this rule will be considered poor etiquette and could lead to you being banned from using this site.
  8. You must not post any contact details, e.g. address, telephone, email, in your user profile. It is, however, acceptable to link to an external website containing your contact details, e.g. your salon's website.
  9. If performing a treatment, you must have the relevant qualifications, or be under the supervision of a qualified instructor. You must also be insured to carry out the treatment.
  10. If volunteering to be a guinea pig, it is your responsibility to verify that the person performing the treatment has the necessary qualifications/supervision and insurance. Houghton Enterprises Ltd accept no responsibility for any circumstances which may arise as a result of an unqualified/unsupervised or uninsured person performing a treatment.
  11. It is your responsibility to ensure that all relevant Health and Safety procedures are adhered to, e.g. patch testing. Houghton Enterprises Ltd accept no responsibility for any circumstances which may arise as a result of Health and Safety procedures being ignored.
  12. It is your responsibility to ensure your personal safety when arranging a meeting via this site. If you do not know the person you are arranging to meet with, you should take steps such as having a chaperone or telling someone where you are going and when you are expected to return. If you are unsure of or have a bad feeling about anyone contacting you via this site, please err on the side of caution and do not give out your contact details. If you have been contacted by someone who is behaving inappropriately, please email admin@salonguineapig.co.uk as soon as possible, as lewd, suggestive or otherwise inappropriate behaviour is in express violation of the terms and conditions of this site and will result in the person responsible receiving an immediate and permanent ban.
  13. It is up to individual users of the website to negotiate with each other as to whether or not they wish to provide treatments for a given person/ be a model for a given person. There is no obligation to provide treatments for a given user or to be a model for a given user - likewise there is no guarantee of receiving treatments simply by being a member of the website - nor is there any guarantee of finding suitable models. As stated before, use of this website is entirely at your own risk.
  14. We reserve the right to terminate your account at any time should we have reason to believe that any of these terms and conditions have been broken.
  15. Use of this site is currently free. Although we do not anticipate doing so, we do reserve the right to charge for use of this site in the future. Should we need to do that, we would give you ample warning, so that you would be able to cancel your account if you did not wish to pay - and we would certainly never take any payments without your consent.
  16. We are not responsible for any third-party links from this website, including advertisers. If choosing to take up an offer from someone advertising on our site, please be very careful as to reading their terms and conditions - and, if in doubt - we recommend not letting them having any payment details such as credit/debit card details, bank details or PayPal account details. Please let us know ASAP if there are problems with anyone advertising on our site, so we can ban them.
  17. Please note that Salon Guinea Pig has never offered, and does not currently offer, any free products or samples, and we are not affiliated with any websites which do. Use of any website offering free products or samples is at your own risk, and we urge extreme caution with any site purportedly offering "free" products or samples which asks you for credit card or bank details.

Please note that we are not liable for any problems you may have as a result of contacting people via this site. It is your responsibility to check that all people offering you treatments are suitably qualified and insured. Please also bear in mind your personal safety when handing over contact details and when meeting people.