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Salon Colour Responsible Policy


Please read below about our allergy alert testing (skin testing) policy and what you should do if you are coming in to have your hair coloured.


As a colour responsible salon, we follow a Colour Responsible Policy for the safety and peace of mind of our clients and team members.

Allergy Alert Testing (patch testing) procedures safeguard our clients against

possible allergic reactions to the colour products we use.

If you are going to have your hair coloured with us, please make sure you have

a skin test at least 48 hours before your appointment.


We offer FREE in house Allergy Patch Tests (also known as skin testing) in our salon. 

You will need to make an appointment, which can be book online or by phone

to attend the salon at least 48 hours before your hair colour service. 

In particular, the following people must have a skin test:  


 -Individuals who have had Coronavirus.

 -Individuals who have had the Coronavirus vaccine.

 -People who have coloured their hair at home.

 -Those who have not visited the salon for 6 months or longer.

 -Customers who are new to Scissors Hair Salon and would like their hair coloured.

How does it work?

Before you carry out an Allergy Patch Test, you will be asked the questions

below to help decide whether it is safe to apply colour and whether an Allergy Test

is required.

  • If you are under the age of 16

  • If it has been more than six months since you last had a colour appointment        in our salon

  • If you suspect or know you are allergic to PPD or any hair colourant

  • If you ever had an allergic reaction to any hair colourant or hair products

  • If you have a rash on your face , or a sensitive, irritated and damaged scalp

  • If you have had any allergic reaction since your last Colour Patch Test that has resulted in you taking medication

  • If you have taken any hay fever or other allergy medication in the last 24 hours


  • You are under 16 years old

  • You suspect or know you are allergic to PPD or hair colourant

  • You have undergone cancer treatment in the last 6 months

The colourist will apply a small amount of colour formula behind your ear

and leave it for 48 hours. Should you experience any signs of irritation, reddening, swelling, inflammation or itching, please contact us.

If you develop symptoms that make you unwell,

please contact a medical professional.

Book your FREE Allergy Colour Patch Test NOW:

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