Hairdresser’s Dystonia: An Unusual Occupational Dystonia

  • Maurizio Giorelli
  • Giovanni Bosco Zimatore


Background: Adult‐onset focal dystonias (AOFDs) are non‐task‐specific or task‐specific and may spread to other body segments of affected patients.

Case report: We report the case of a barber with non‐task‐specific craniocervical dystonia and a new occupational focal hand dystonia (while using scissors).

Discussion: Different AOFDs may develop and coexist in the same “vulnerable” patient. Hairdresser’s dystonia is a rare task‐specific dystonia.