Colour Responsible Policy

Skin Testing & Screening For Sensitivity And Reactions To Hair Colour - Colour Responsible Policy At Amour Hair Salon, Salford

Skin testing procedures at Amour hair salon in Salford Greater ManchesterFollowing the pandemic, there have been a few changes to the skin testing policy and procedures at Amour hair salon in Salford. While we appreciate this may be an inconvenience, it is important we follow the correct safety procedures for your safety and peace of mind of both clients & stylists.

We pride ourselves on being a colour responsible salon and ask all clients pop into the salon at least 48 hours prior to their appointment for an allergy test. This is to check for sensitivity and reactions to the hair colouring products & beauty tin tinting products that we use. The test is free and available at our Salford hair & beauty salon. If you haven’t had a skin test prior to your appointment then unfortunately we will be unable to carry out your service.

Reactions to hair colour can be serious and even life threatening. There are strict guidelines from manufacturers, insurers, industry bodies and the MHRA around using hair colour.

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What Is An AAT (Allergy Alert Test) The Same as a Patch Test?

Yes, it is. AAT stands for Allergy Alert Test - but you may also know it by 'skin testing' or 'patch testing'.  This is a quick test which checks for allergic reactions or sensitivities to the hair colour products we use.  Our highly skilled colourists will explain what a positive reaction can look like.

These can include things such as redness, a raised lump or itchiness to the area where you have had your colour applied. A negative result means you have not reacted or had any adverse effects to the colour.

When Do I Have The Test & What Is The Process?

Having a skin test is super easy! All we do is dab a little bit of tint behind your ear or in the crease of your arm. This is done in the salon by a trained member of our team following the manufacturer’s instructions. Rest assured, they will explain everything to you when you visit for your test. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!  

I’ve Visited Amour Hair Salon in Salford Before – Do I Still Need A Test?

Yes, you do. We are committed to your safety & require all new & returning clients to have a test. You must also be tested if you have had COVID-19, the COVID Vaccine or it’s been over 6 months since your last colour service. It is important we follow guidelines and check regularly for possible reactions regularly as people can become sensitive to hair colour at any point in their lives for a number of different reasons.

I’m Taking Medication. Will This Affect The Result Of My Skin Test?

Medication may vary your reaction to hair dyes. Some will make you hypersensitive; others may suppress your existing hypersensitivity. Please mention any changes in medication to your hair colour expert at least two days before your appointment so we can test for possible allergies. 

Visit The Hair Colour Experts In Manchester At Amour Hairdressing Salon

There is nothing quite like a new hair colour to change your look. To book your hair colour appointment at our Salford hairdressers, just give us a call on 0161 736 3300 or book online today.