The Vidal Sassoon Salonist is one of the newer home hair dye kits on the market and comes with a bowl, brush as well as the regular gloves. The whole marketing campaign was making the at home experience as close to a salon experience. It also has the two part system where you first apply the roots with the initial mix of hair dye, add a serum to the remainder and apply it to the rest of the hair.
The skin allergy patch test is a 2 part test where you mix equal part of the Rich Colour Cream (colourant) and Colour Activating Lotion (developer) together. Both bottles are marked 1 and the serum is 2. You do not need the serum for the patch test.
A small disclaimer – The photos used are of my arm. At the time I was taking some prescribed medication for migraines, hayfever nasal spray and over the counter antihistamines. I do get eczema, I have no tattoos, I have never smoked and I have never had any henna tattoos.
Edit:- The whole patch test took no longer than 5 minutes to do and because you rinse the dye off after 45 minutes you don’t have to worry about letting the dye dry!
This is a how to do a patch test using both the Colour Blend – Bottle 1 (colourant) and Colour Activating Creme – Bottle 2 (developer) as instructed by Clairol for both UK and USA.
A small disclaimer – The photos used are of my arm. At the time I was taking some prescribed medication for migraines, hayfever nasal spray and over the counter antihistamines Zirtek. I do get eczema, I have no tattoos, I have never smoked and I have never had any henna tattoos.
This took no longer than 5 minutes to do.
John Frieda salons website is a bit more complicated. It primary deals with John Frieda products (home hair dye and hair products) but there is a link for the salons and their locations and contact details. I found this out when I contacted them on twitter, when they were very helpful.
I contacted them by telephone and the receptionist was extremely helpful. A skin allergy patch test would be explained during a consultation.
At Daniel Galvin there isn’t a skin allergy test policy on the website but they do have one which is explained when you have an initial consultation or a new client pack. I contacted them by twitter and this is the conversation. If you have any questions before visiting – they are more than happy to help.