The owner of a US beauty school forced students to trim her pubic hair and examine a boil on her buttocks, according to a lawsuit.
Lead plaintiff Breanne Walden and 16 others, including two employees of Dahl's College of Beauty in Montana, filed the suit last week claiming the owners failed to address sexual harassment allegations, Court House News reports.
The suit also alleges owners Douglas and Barbara Daughenbaugh and Philip Belangie expelled students with no reason and did not refund their $9,950 tuition fee.
The 10-page suit lists a variety of sexual harassment allegations against Ms Daughenbaugh including "publicly exposing her genitals, exposing her buttocks and requesting that students examine a boil to see if it could be extracted."
The suit also alleges the instructor made students trim her pubic hair using their own trimmers and wax stick that was believed to have later been used on customers' hair.
The students claim they were not taught the curriculum they expected to learn and instructors were often seen surfing the internet and sleeping instead of teaching.
The complainants are seeking punitive damages for sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and breach of contract among other charges.
Ms Daughenbaugh denied any knowledge of the complaint when asked by the Huffington Post.