John Frieda Salons – Skin Test Allergy Policy

John Frieda Salons – Skin Test Allergy Policy

John Frieda salons website is a bit more complicated. It primary deals with John Frieda products (home hair dye and hair products) but there is a link for the salons and their locations and contact details. I found this out when I contacted them on twitter, when they were very helpful.

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I contacted them by telephone and the receptionist was extremely helpful. A skin allergy patch test would be explained during a consultation.

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Daniel Galvin – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Daniel Galvin – Skin Allergy Test Policy

At Daniel Galvin there isn’t a skin allergy test policy on the website but they do have one which is explained when you have an initial consultation or a new client pack. I contacted them by twitter and this is the conversation. If you have any questions before visiting – they are more than happy to help.

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How to do a 2 part Patch Test – L’Oreal Excellence

This is a how to do a patch test using both the colourant and developer. It is advised by Allergy UK  that if you are using a 2 part hair dye – then you should perform a skin allergy patch test using the same formulation as you would on your hair. https://www.allergyuk.org/skin-allergy/reactions-to-hair-dye

A small disclaimer – The photos used are of my arm. At the time I was taking some prescribed medication for migraines, hayfever nasal spray and over the counter antihistamines Zirtek. I do get eczema, I have no tattoos, I have never smoked and I have never had any henna tattoos.

Here is the skin allergy patch test. The patch test itself took no more that a few minutes to do and the drying time was between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
This is the method I would use for any hair dye, as this is the same mixture as would be applied to my head and hair.

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How to do a Skin Allergy Patch Test – L’Oreal Excellence

The patch test described in the L’Oreal Excellence instructions say to only use the colourant part of the hair dye as it contains the para-phenylenediamine (PPD).

A small disclaimer – The photos used are of my arm. At the time I was taking some prescribed medication for migraines, hayfever nasal spray and over the counter antihistamines Zirtek. I do get eczema, I have no tattoos, I have never smoked and I have never had any henna tattoos.

Here is the skin allergy patch test. The patch test itself took no more that a few minutes to do and the drying time was between 30 minutes and 1 hour. Continue reading

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Why do a Skin Allergy Patch Test?

Why do a Skin Allergy Patch Test?

Would you travel in a car without wearing a seatbelt? You may not get into an accident but it’s important to wear one as you do not know who is on the road.
The same principle applies to skin allergy patch testing – every person’s body is unique and the way the hair dye chemicals may affect you is also unique.

Firstly, the allergy to PPD is incredibly rare Continue reading

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Andrew Collinge Salons – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Andrew Collinge Salons – Skin Allergy Test Policy

The Andrew Collinge Salons each have their own skin allergy test policy. They can be found when you click on the Salons and Prices tab then choose a salon. Scroll down the page to beneath the prices for Technical services. I choose the Liverpool salon.

‘All new technical clients are required to have an allergy test 48 hours
prior to appointment.’

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Nicky Clarke – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Nicky Clarke – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Nicky Clarke use Colourstart which is a cutaneous plaster, like a temporary tattoo, which contains PPD. This can be used at home. Here it is in use by the manufacturer. Continue reading

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Toni & Guy Australia – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Toni & Guy Australia – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Toni & Guy Australia, the website is similar to both UK and USA so if you are abroad – it is easy to navigate it. You locate the salon you want to visit and click on the Prices List & Offers to view the Skin Allergy Test Policy. Continue reading

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Toni & Guy USA – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Toni & Guy USA – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Toni & Guy USA have a similar layout to the UK website. You go to the location or find a salon and choose the salon you want to visit. Click one the Services tab at the top of the page and scroll down to the Allergy Test Policy just after the prices for Technical treatments.

‘Allergy test policy – We recommend that all clients receive an allergy test prior to any technical service. An additional $5-10 may be added to any technical service for long or thick hair. Technical pricing does not include cutting or styling. At TONI&GUY we recommend booking a style out after all technical services in order to guarantee results.’

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Toni & Guy UK – Skin Allergy Test Policy

Toni & Guy UK – Skin Allergy Test Policy

The Toni and Guy website is a little daunting to navigate but once you know what you need to do, it is relatively straight forward. However, if in doubt use the Search widget.
First locate the salon you want or pick one at random using the Salon Finder. I chose a London and a Hampshire based salons to do a comparison. The details are the same. Go to the Prices drop down and scroll down to the Booking information.

‘All clients must have a skin allergy test 48 hours prior to a technical appointment unless a technical service has been carried out in the last three months.’

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