Colour Responsibly

Colour Responsibly

THE SUZANNE WILSON HAIR & BEAUTY TEAM IS COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT YOU HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE. AS A RESULT WE TAKE YOUR CARE AND WELL-BEING VERY SERIOUSLY.

TO MAXIMISE SAFETY IT IS IMPORTANT THAT A SKIN TEST IS DONE AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO HAVING YOUR FIRST COLOURING SERVICE. THIS MUST BE COMPLETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS AND IN LINE WITH OUR SALON INSURANCE.

A SKIN TEST WILL ALSO BE NEEDED WHEN:

  • IT HAS BEEN SIX MONTHS SINCE YOU LAST HAD A COLOUR
  • YOU HAVE HAD A TATTOO, HENNA OR BLACK HENNA TATTOO, OR PERMANENT MAKE-UP SINCE YOU WERE LAST COLOURED
  • YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD A REACTION TO ANY HAIR DYE
  • YOU HAVE HAD COVID
  • YOU HAVE HAD A COVID VACCINATION

IF A SKIN TEST IS NOT CARRIED OUT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PERFORM A COLOURING SERVICE. KEEP IN MIND THE TESTS ARE DONE WITH YOUR SAFETY IN MIND.

A SKIN TEST IS NECESSARY PRIOR TO COLOURING TO ENSURE THAT YOU DON’T HAVE AN ALLERGY TO PPD (PARAPHENYLENEDIAMINE). ALTHOUGH IT IS RARE TO BE ALLERGIC TO IT SOME PEOPLE ARE AND CAN HAVE REACTIONS SUCH AS SOFT TISSUE SWELLING, BLISTERING, AND INFECTION. THE SYMPTOMS CAN DEVELOP AT ANY TIME SO IT IS BEST TO GET A TEST IN ADVANCE.

BLACK HENNA TATTOOS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO CONTAIN HIGH LEVELS OF PPD. THE PPD GETS STORED IN LANGERHANS CELLS IN THE SKIN AND CAN LEAD TO PEOPLE DEVELOPING HYPERSENSITIVITY. PPD IS AN ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN A LOT OF HAIR DYES, PARTICULARLY DARKER SHADES. IF YOU HAVE DEVELOPED SENSITIVITY, USING THE DYES CAN CAUSE AN ALLERGIC REACTION.

A SKIN TEST IS A NEW LEGAL REQUIREMENT AND ONE EVERY PROFESSIONAL HAIRDRESSER SHOULD REQUIRE YOU COMPLETE. IT WILL GIVE BOTH YOU AND THE STAFF AT OUR SALON PEACE OF MIND.

Sensitivity Testing

Sensitivity Testing

HERE AT SUZANNE WILSON HAIR & BEAUTY YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING IS IMPORTANT TO US, SO TO STAY COMPLIANT WITH MANUFACTURER’S GUIDELINES AND OUR SALON INSURANCE WE ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT A SENSITIVITY TEST FOR SOME OF OUR SERVICES.

THE TEST SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT 24 – 48 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED IF:

  • YOU HAVE NEVER HAD A COLOUR, BROW TINTING OR LASH SERVICES WITH US BEFORE
  • IT IS MORE THAN 6 MONTHS SINCE YOU LAST VISITED US
  • YOU HAVE RECENTLY HAD A TATTOO, HENNA TATTOO OR MAKEUP
  • YOU HAVE HAD PERMANENT MAKE UPYOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED ANY ALLERGIES SINCE YOUR LAST COLOUR
  • YOU CAN POP IN AT ANY TIME DURING OUR OPENING HOURS WITH NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY TO GET YOUR COMPLIMENTARY SENSITIVITY TEST AND IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES AND WILL GIVE BOTH THE SALON AND YOU AS OUR CLIENT PEACE OF MIND.

SOME OF THE SERVICES REQUIRING A SENSITIVITY TEST ARE:

  • HAIRDRESSING COLOUR WORK
  • LASH LIFTING
  • INDIVIDUAL EYELASHES
  • BROW TINTING
  • HD BROW

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT NOT TO PERFORM CERTAIN TREATMENTS IF A SENSITIVITY TEST HAS NOT BEEN CARRIED OUT.

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