Those of you who have colouring services are aware of our Patch Testing aka Allergy Alert Testing Policy - (a skin test must be carried out at least 48 hours before a colouring service to ensure there is no sensitivity or allergy to our colour range).
We insist on carryIng out a skin test if:
You are a new client
There has been at least 3 months since you last had your hair coloured.
You have had a new tattoo or temporary/permanent black henna tattoo.
You would like to change your colour shade.
You have used a home colour.
If you have a reaction to the allergy alert test we will not be able to colour your hair - Reactions include reddening, itching, swelling or a burning sensation. If this happens, you will need to get medical advice.
Even if the allergy alert test is OK, you may still develop a reaction during the hair colouring process. We will stay vigilant and thoroughly rinse your hair if you experience an adverse reaction.
(This has been taken from the National Hair & Beauty Federation NHBF).
Allergy alert tests and the COVID vaccine
We are not aware of any scientific evidence that supports any of the following rumours:
A colour treatment or allergy alert test will have an effect on the COVID vaccine.
The covid vaccine will have an effect on a colour treatment or allergy alert test.
A set amount of time needs to pass between having a hair colour/allergy alert test and a vaccination.
Clients are more likely to have an allergic reaction if they have had a covid vaccine.
However, we know that despite the lack of scientific evidence, these rumours continue to circulate.
We have been informed by the National Hair and Beauty Federation that there is NO scientific evidence to support these rumours.
If our manufacturers have provided specific covid-related guidance it will always be followed by us.
Naturally some clients may be more nervous about having treatments or services close to the time of their vaccination, so they may wish to postpone their appointment. If this is the case please let us know as soon as you receive your rescheduled appointment.
Clients who feel unwell after the vaccination should postpone their appointment until they are better.
We will always carry out allergy alert and industry tests following manufacturer’s instructions and insurance company protocols before a client’s first service following lockdown. We will be in touch with further instruction in due course.
Allergy alert tests must be carried out at least 48 hours before the client’s appointment for the service, so please allow for this once you have received your appointment. We are unable to carry out the service unless you have been patch tested.
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you very soon 💚