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colour_patch_2021.jpg Colour Patch Testing Why do I need one ?

Hair colourants can cause severe allergic reactions and can develop at any time and for no apparent reason. It is therefore vitally important that you MUST carry out a skin test before your colour service.
It is a very simple process, which can be carried out from the comfort of your own home, or in the salon.
You will need to apply a small amount of colour on the inside of your arm, this is not to be covered up for 45 minutes so if coming into the salon please wear a short sleeve top.
Manufacturers instructions state " Hair colourants are NOT intended to be used on person under the age of 16" and for this reason Buzby and Blue are unable to perform colour services on persons under the age of 16.
Allergy testing for the application of colour is now a LEGAL REQUIREMENT. We can appreciate this is inconvenient for you but health rivals that and it is vital for us to keep you safe and happy.

A patch test should be carried out 48 hours prior to the application of colour, even if the client has had a colour treatment before.

Please note that the following services for beauty will require you to have a test before your appointment - LASH AND BROW TINT (all clients are to come into the salon prior to their service)
The following options are available for hair colour testing -
Option 1
Come into the salon and ask our reception team for a skin test, this will be free of charge.
Option 2
We will post directly to you a tube of tint /cotton wool tip and instructions for you, so that you are able to perform the allergy test at home, this will have a shelf life of 12 months once opened, so you will be able to do this prior to each colour service in the future.
To post there will be a charge of £15.00 or you can collect from the salon for £10.00.

You will then have to sign a consent form stating that you have performed the colour test.
Unfortunately a full cost will apply for any missed colour appointments if not cancelled within 48 hours.

As from January 1st 2020 we will be introducing a £20.00 cancellation fee for all appointments cancelled within 24 hours of booked appointments.