Skin testing policy


Skin Testing Policy 

At Sadiepaul Hairdressing, safety of clients is always a priority. Colour clients must be skin tested inline with our salon insurance cover. 

Clients who will need a skin test
  • Every new client
  • Every client who has not had their hair coloured for six months or a skin test at Sadiepaul Hairdressing in 12 months. 
  • A skin test may also be necessary following health and safety questions during a consultation. 

We do not allow any colour services for anyone aged below 16 years. 

Having a skin test at Sadiepaul Hairdressing
  • Visit the salon 3-5 days prior to your colour service appointment 
  • We will apply a small amount of colour formula behind your ear. 
  • Please ensure your hair is washed, as this must be left on for 48 hours. 

Should you experience any signs of irritation, reddening, swelling or itching please contact us

If you develop symptoms that make you feel unwell please contact a medical professional immediately. 

When you arrive for your colour service, we will observe the tested area. Further colour services may not require a skin test subject to screening questions that we may ask you during your consultation or prior to your appointment. Please fine screening questions here

Thank you for your cooperation in our procedures and policies.

If you are asked to have a skin test

For your first skin test with Sadiepaul Hairdressing or it’s 6 months since your last colour service or you are due your annual skin test:

You will be asked to visit the salon 3 to 5 days prior to your appointment. We will apply a small amount of mixed colour behind your ear.

This must be left on for 48 hours. So please ensure your hair is washed prior to this.

I have been colouring my hair for years, why do I need a skin test? 

Anyone can become sensitive or have a reaction to colour at any time. It is also possible to become allergic to hair colour suddenly. This is why we will monitor reactions by asking you questions before each colour.

Sadiepaul Hairdressing reserve the right to change the skin policies in line with manufacturers guidelines or change of insurance policy.