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Allergy alert testing Policy

 

Here at Simply Hair our client’s safety is our main priority.

 

All new colour appointments require a consultation and skin test 48hrs prior to the colour service.

Please note that this policy has been designed specifically for Simply Hair and is inline with current manufacturers guidelines as well as insurance policy wording.

 

If you require a skin test but haven’t had one then we will not be able to continue with the colour service and you may still be charged for the appointment.

As these could change it is important that you read this information before every colour appointment to avoid any cancellations due to health and safety reasons.

Testing Policy

At Simply Hair the safety of clients is always a priority. Colour clients must be skin tested in line with our salon insurance cover.

Clients who have to be skin tested:

  • Every new client

  • Every client who has not had colour or a skin test at Simply Hair for 6 months

  • A skin test may also be necessary following health and safety questions during a consultation

Minors
We consider anyone under the age of 16 to be a minor. We do not allow any colour services on a minor.

Appointments

If you book a colour appointment and cannot have the appointment on the day due to health and safety allergy alert questions then you will be charged for the appointment. It is up to the client to check these questions at the time of booking. Please see the below Allergy Alert Screening Questions.

Within the consultation you will be asked the below questions to determine whether the colour service will be able to go ahead or not.

 

Allergy alert questionnaire:

 

1. Are you under 16 years of age?

Yes? I’m afraid you cannot book a colour service if you have done already, please cancel it.

No? Q2

 

2. Have you had allergic reactions to hair colourants before?

Yes? You can’t book a colour service at Simply Hair, if you have done already, please cancel it.

No? Q3

 

3. Have you had an allergic reaction to any type of skin tattoo including henna or semi-permanent make up?

Yes? You can’t book a colour service at Simply Hair, if you have done already, please cancel it.

No? Q4

 

4. Do you have any skin or face rashes, sensitive irritated or damaged scalp?

Yes? You can’t have a colour service at this time please an appointment booked please cancel or amend the date.

No? Q5

 

5. Are you new to Simply hair or having a different brand of colour applied than usual?

Yes? You are required to have a skin test 48hrs prior to the appointment. Please contact us now.

No? Q6

 

6. Is it more than 6 months since you last had a colour at Simply Hair or a skin test at Simply Hair?

Yes? You are required to have a skin test 48hrs prior to the appointment. Please contact us now.

No? Q7

 

 

7. Have you coloured your hair including home toners or had a colour at another a salon since you last colour at Simply Hair?

Yes? You are required to have a skin test 48hrs prior to the appointment. Please contact us now.

No? Q8

 

 

8. Have you had an allergic reaction to anything since your last colour?

Yes? You are required to have a skin test 48hrs prior to the appointment. Please contact us now.

No? Q9

 

 

9. Have you had any type or henna, tattoo or semi-permanent make up since you last colour?

Yes? You are required to have a skin test 48hrs prior to the appointment. Please contact us now.

No? You can continue with your colour appointment on this occasion.

 

If you are asked to have an Allergy Alert test

For your first AAT/skin test with Simply Hair or if it is 6 months since your last skin test or colour service;

Visit the salon at least 48 hours before your appointment.

We will apply a small amount of colour formula behind your ear.

Please remove any earrings.

This must be left on for 48 hours, should you experience any signs of irritation, reddening, swelling, inflammation or itching please contact us appointments@simplyhairchelmsford.co.uk.

If you develop symptoms that make you feel unwell, please contact a medical professional immediately.

Future colour services may not require a skin test subject to screening questions that we may ask you during your consultation or prior to your appointment.

All of our team have been trained to test and screen for suitability for colour services.

We are experienced in safe colouring practices.

Rest assured we only use the best products and invest in the most up to date practices.

We take your safety very seriously.

Thank you for your co-operation in our procedures and policies at Simply Hair.

I have been colouring my hair for years, why do I need a test?

A trigger for sensitivity and reactions to hair colour is exposure to hair colourants over time, it is also possible to become allergic or sensitive to hair colour suddenly, if you are exposed to other triggers such as Henna, Tattooing and semi-permanent makeup. Therefore, it is important we keep monitoring for your safety.

Simply Hair reserves the right to change the skin test and AAT policies in line with manufacturers guidelines or change of insurance policy.

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