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.