We know most of our clients run busy schedules these day and due to new legislations introduced to the hair and beauty industry we are now obliged to performing an allergy test, it would compromise your safety and we’re not prepared to do that under any circumstance.
WHY YOU NEED AN ALLERGY TEST
To ensure that we can safely apply colour to your hair, we need to know if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients used in our colour formula.
PPD or paraphenylenediamine is the ingredient found in most hair colouring products that has a strong allergen that triggers a number of negative reactions.
PPD allergy is characterized by severe inflammation on the scalp, eyes, ears, face, décolletage and the rest of the skin located in upper part of the body. It can also induce chronic respiratory complications like laboured breathing and anaphylaxis or toxic shock.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All you have to do is pop into the salon at least 48 hours before your colour appointment and a member of our team will complete an allergy test for you – it takes only one minute and is valid for one year.
There is no need to book an appointment for this, although it is sometimes good to book an initial consultation about your colour (especially if you’re new to the salon) and this allergy test can be done at the same time.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE COLOUR AT UFFIZI DO I STILL NEED ONE?
If you are an existing client at our salon yes you will still need to have an allergy test. Although you may never have had an adverse reaction before, the colour formulations can change over time and so can your skin sensitivity.
We have heard of many cases where people have developed a reaction to hair dye. It’s very unlikely, but just because you’ve had colour before, doesn’t mean you will not have a reaction.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, but safety comes first at our salon.
You can book your next appointment online or call us on 0207 924 3400.