With a patch test the product is mixed and applied behind the ear at least 24 before your treatment. If you have a positive reaction this area will become red, itchy and irritated, if there is a negative reaction nothing will happen and it is safe for the treatment to take place. It is also NOT good enough if you have had the treatment previously elsewhere, You MUST have a patch test with our product as we may use a different product or manufacturer, It is also important that we re patch test regularly, as repeated exposure to a product you can develop into an allergy, also your body will go through changes throughout the year which can make you more sensitive, Governing bodies suggest every 6 months.
The reason we insist on a patch test is for your safety and comfort, we feel that we have high standards in the salon and hope you respect our through procedures in the salon.
Besides your safety, comfort and well-being patch testing is an insurance requirement, and if you have a reaction to a treatment without a patch test some insurance companies will class our insurance as invalid.
If you don’t want have a patch test Some salons will offer you a disclaimer to sign, but we have been advised by a solicitor that such a thing will not stand up in court.
It is essential to patch test:
Eye Lash Tint
We can also patch test any products required in a treatment on clients who are sensitive or reactive.