Skin Testing

We need to re-skin test ALL of our exisiting client's before colouring their hair again after re-opening on 12th April due to Covid-19.

There are TWO options of how you can skin test with us!

Colourstart Passport or come into the salon at least 48 hours prior to your appointment and have a Alergy alert test applied by us.

Unfortunately, since lockdown the colour skin testing patches we used previously have been discontinued, as a result a new Colourstart patch test known as the ‘Colourstart Passport’ has been launched. The Colourstart Passport is a convenient way of allergy testing, prior to your colour treatment. This needs to be done 7 days prior to your appointment.

By carefully answering a simple set of questions, Colourstart Passport can help you decide if Colourstart is suitable for you to use. Your answers may also help you make an informed decision on whether you should avoid hair colour. the results are then shaped with Indulge for future reference, to avoid potentially unnecessary retesting.

Colourstart is classed as a medicine, regulated by the MHRA which means we are not able to give it away, as medicine in the UK must be charged for. The cost of the Colourstart passport is £15.00, to help with this cost we have decided we can post this to you directly from Indulge and if purchased in this way we will refund this cost over your next three colour appointments. £5 from each colour treatment. This will work especially well for client's that travel to us and find it inconvienient to come in for a test in-salon. As long as no mediacal history changes etc. you may not need to re-test with another Colourstart test for 1-2 years.

Alternatively, you can schedule to come to the salon at least 48-hours prior to an appointment for a AAT test. Allergy alert tests are complimentary. You may instead choose to purchase the Colourstart Passport online (directly), but unfortunately we cannot offer the subsequent discount against future treatments.

All salons use different product manufacturers and different colour lines. We need to be absolutely certain that you're safe to have colour before we apply any to your hair. It is always better to be safe than sorry - allergies to hair colour can develop at any time! The only exception would be with an up to date ‘Colour Passport’ green tick. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact our team.


Colourstart Passports

Colourstart Passports are a medical-grade skin test that is similar to a HRT patch. These patches are applied to your upper arm and need to be left for 48 hours.

After that time they need to be removed and they are checked for any redness or irritation. Watch this video to see how the Colour Passport works.