why are patch tests so important?
A patch test is the only way to know for sure if you’ll react badly to a product – even if you’ve not had any problems with it in the past. It’s essential that we don’t skip this step.
How long does a patch test take?
We will ask you to come to the salon at least 24 hours before your appointment to see if there are any side effects of a patch test – and in some cases, it’ll be 48 hours. After the allocated period of time, you’ll need to check for any signs of redness, itchiness or swelling and let us know. If there is obviously we’ll not be able to continue with your planned treatment.
What treatments require a patch test?
Products that might need a test include:
- Hair dye
- Perming lotion
- Eyebrow tint
- Eyelash tint
- Eyelash lifts
- Hair removal wax
We’ll inform you prior to booking your appointment if a patch test is required.
Recently it has come to light that if you have had Covid 19 your tolerance to things can change. Therefore for your well being please let us know if you have suffered from Covid 19 or any of the related symptoms when you book for a treatment as you will be required to repeat the patch testing prior to your appointment.
We just want to keep all our clients safe so your cooperation is appreciated. We don’t want any of our clients suffering reactions like this!