Skin Allergy Testing at Scissortrix

As we all know with everyday substances, such as food or medicines, hair colourants can cause an allergic reaction. It is important that we carry out a skin allergy test for all new clients at least 48 hours prior to your colour application, even if you have used a hair colorant before.


Of course it voluntary but we strongly recommend it. This test will only take 15 minutes and is completely free of charge. Also available to existing clients would you wish - please do not hesitate to ask.

What is involve in the Skin Allergy Test ?


1.We will apply a small amount of raw hair colour behind your ear using a cotton wool bud, reapplying 2 - 3 times.

2.Once the colorant has completed dried you will be allowed to leave the salon. Please do not wash,cover or touch for 48 hours.

3.If during this time you notice any abnormal reactions - such as itching, swelling or redness in or around the test area, please remove the colorant immediately.

4.When you return the salon, we will assess your test area, then proceed with your wonderful colour.


Please let us know if you :

Have previously experienced a reaction to hair colorant

Have a sensitive, itchy or damaged scalp


Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon :)