The Importance of a Skin Test Before a Hair Colouring Appointment

It’s essential that you have a skin test before a hair colouring appointment. This is to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the products we are going to be using on your hair, so that we know you will be completely safe when your hair colour is applied. Anybody can be allergic to a colour. If we did not carry out skin tests, we would not be complying with our duty of care to our clients. All salons should carry out skin tests before a colour is applied and if they do not offer you one, alarm bells should be ringing – it is a basic health and safety requirement.

This is what will happen before your hair colouring appointment:
  1. Arrange to pop into the salon for your skin test.  It will take less than five minutes.
  2. We will apply a dab of hair colour to your skin, usually behind your ear.
  3. Leave the colour on for 48 hours and monitor your skin carefully to see if you have any reactions.  Be aware of any itching, burning sensations, or redness around the area.

You will need to have a skin test at least 48 hours prior to a hair colouring appointment, and leave the patch of colour on for 48 hours as well.

If you have a hair colour regularly, you won’t need another skin test.  If you change your colour, or haven’t had a hair colour for a while, you will need to have another skin test.  Remember, anyone can become allergic to a hair colour at any time, so it doesn’t matter if you have had that hair colour applied before.  You will still need the test to make sure you will be safe.

If you are having a new hair colour, pair your skin test with a colour consultation.  Our consultations are completely free of charge, and you will get the opportunity to sit down with a qualified Stylist, where we will discuss your hair colour thoroughly.  We will talk about the hair colour you would like and your hairstyle as well, showing you hair colour charts so you know exactly what to expect.  We will apply your skin test at the same time, so you won’t need to come into the salon again until you are ready for your hair colour.

In the vast majority of cases, there will be no reaction at all and you will be able to go ahead with your hair colouring appointment without any worries.

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The Good Salon Guide, the only independent guide to quality standards in hairdressing and beauty, is delighted to announce that Ted Morgan Hair,Motor City, Dubai was recently awarded a 5 Star rating.

The Good Salon Guide is the easiest and most reliable means of checking out the best salons in any area. Recognised salons are visited and objectively assessed by top industry professionals, giving potential clients confidence in their choice. Salons are regularly reassessed to ensure standards are maintained so membership is as good as a personal recommendation! After 25 years promoting the best salons in the UK and Europe, Good Salon Guide has recently expanded into the UAE and is delighted to welcome Ted Morgan Hair as one of our founder members.

Gareth Penn,Managing Director of the Good Salon Guide, said: “I am delighted that Ted Morgan Hair has succeeded in reaching the standards required to become a member of the Good Salon Guide. Being in the Guide means a salon is among the best in the country which undoubtedly attracts new business and makes existing clients feel good. For salon owners, membership brings a whole host of free services including business advice, the chance to feature in our magazines and on-line media as well as great offers.”

Emma-Louise Morgan, the salon owner of Ted Morgan Hair, added: “Being a member of the Good Salon Guide shows we are a fantastic salon in every way. It’s great not only for our clients, but for our team to know the salon has reached such high standards. It makes us all very excited about the future of our salon.”

Further details can be seen on the Good Salon Guide website: www.goodsalonguide.com