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PATCH TESTING UPDATE

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).


OUR POLICY


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.


RUMOURS


(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.