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Hair Colour Skin Tests and Patch Tests

In the field of hairdressing, hair colour skin tests and patch tests play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of clients. At Indo Soul Hair, we prioritise the health and comfort of our clients, and therefore, we adhere to strict protocols regarding colour skin testing.

Hair Colour Skin Tests and Patch Tests are a simple procedure conducted prior to any of our hair colour services in Edinburgh. It involves applying a small amount of the hair colour or dye to the client’s skin, usually behind the ear or on the inner arm, and leaving it for a specified period. This test helps identify potential allergic reactions or sensitivities to the hair colour or its ingredients.


Hair Colour Skin and Patch Tests at our Edinburgh Hairdressing Salon. Hair Colour services in Edinburgh

Hair Colour Skin Tests and Patch Tests Process for Hair Colour Services in Edinburgh


During the initial consultation for a hair colour service, our experienced colourists will discuss your desired colour, any allergies or sensitivities you may have, and your hair’s history. This information allows us to determine the appropriate hair colour products to use and assess the need for a colour skin test.

Skin Sensitivity Check

If you haven’t had a hair colour service at Indo Soul Hair in the past six months or if you’re a new client, we will require a colour skin test for our hair colour services in Edinburgh. Our colourists will apply a small amount of the colour product behind your ear or on your inner arm. We recommend leaving the test patch undisturbed for the specified duration, usually 24 to 48 hours.


After the specified time, you should carefully observe the test patch for any signs of redness, itching, irritation, or swelling. If you experience any adverse reactions during this period, it is essential to inform our salon immediately. This allows us to make informed decisions regarding the hair colour products used for your safety.

Safety Assurance

At Indo Soul Hair, we take colour skin testing seriously, as it helps us ensure the well-being of our clients. By conducting these tests, we can identify potential allergic reactions or sensitivities and take appropriate measures to avoid adverse effects during the actual hair colour service.

Please note that colour skin tests are necessary even if you have previously had hair colour services elsewhere. Each salon may use different colour products with varying formulations, so it’s essential to assess your skin’s reaction to the specific products used at our salon.

At Indo Soul Hair, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. By conducting thorough colour skin tests, we strive to provide a comfortable and risk-free environment for all our clients. If you have any concerns or questions regarding colour skin tests or our hair colour services, our knowledgeable team will be more than happy to assist you.

Please note that we only use the best industry leading professional products for all our colour services and treatments, but this does not preclude the requirement for testing. 

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