Colour Responsible Policy

Tommy Brooks Hairdressing follow a Colour Responsible Policy for the safety and peace of mind of our clients.

SKIN TESTING AND SCREENING FOR SENSITIVITY AND REACTIONS​
We use testing and screening to check suitability for the colouring products we provide. You may choose either;

1) Colourstart Passport (MHRA APPROVED METHOD)

Please register on the Colourstart website by clicking the button below and create your passport. Answer the screening questions, buy and apply your Colourstart Patch following instructions in the video below. Upload your results to your online passport. Share your results with Tommy Brooks Hairdressing – (we are registered with Colourstart). Once you have created your passport and completed your first test, subsequent colour treatments require you to answer the screening questions – testing with a Colourstart test may not be necessary unless something changes. Your Colourstart Passport will confidentially store your records. Signing up and ongoing screening on the passport is free. The Colourstart test is £15. You can buy it from Tommy Brooks Hairdressing or from #SalonLove by clicking on the link below (free delivery).

2) AAT (Allergy Alert Test)

For your first AAT with Tommy Brooks Hairdressing or if it is 6 months since your last AAT; Make an appointment to attend the salon at least 48 hours before your appointment. We will apply a small amount of colour formula to the inside of your elbow. Leave for 48 hours, should you experience any signs of irritation, reddening, swelling, inflammation or itching please contact us. If you develop symptoms that make you unwell please contact a medical professional. When you attend the salon we will observe the test site. You will receive an online questionnaire one week before your visit, please complete this and submit back to us before your visit. Subsequent colour services may not require an AAT test subject to screening questions. We advise you to speak to your stylist about what is best for you. All our stylists have been trained to test and screen for suitability for colour services. We have vast experience in safe colouring – you can be sure we only use the best products and invest in the most up to date practices. We take your safety and our work seriously. When you visit Tommy Brooks Hairdressing you can have peace of mind that we are taking the best care of you and your hair. We thank you for your co-operation in our preliminary procedures before your service with us.

How to apply a Colourstart skintest
How an AAT (Allergy Alert Test) is applied