Hair Colour Policy – Wiles Studios


Hair Colour Responsible Policy At Wiles Studios In Northampton

Wiles Studios follows a Colour Responsible Policy for the safety and peace of mind of our clients and team members.  We offer a choice of two testing/screening options to check whether you are suitable for the hair colour products we use. 

In particular, the following people must have a skin test, but you will also be advised of this during your hair colour consultation with one of our hair experts: 

  • Individuals who have had Coronavirus.
  • Individuals who have had the Coronavirus vaccine.
  • People who have coloured their hair at home.
  • Those who have not visited the salon for 6 months or longer.
  • Clients who are new to Wiles Studios and would like their hair coloured.

We have two skin test options for you to choose from:

OPTION 1: AAT (Allergy Alert Test) - In Our Salon

We offer free Allergy Alert Tests (also known as skin testing) in our salon.  You will need to make an appointment to attend the salon at least 48 hours before your hair colour service.  Please note: If your hair colour appointment is on April 12 or 13, then you cannot choose this option and will need to use the Colourstart Passport. 

We will apply a small amount of colour formula behind your ear and leave it 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 area and ask you to complete a questionnaire. Subsequent colour services may not require an AAT test subject to screening questions. All of our team have been trained to test and screen for suitability for colour services. We take your safety and our work seriously. When you visit Wiles Studios 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.

OPTION 2:  Colourstart Passport - Online & At Home Service

Clients can buy a Colourstart Passport skin test which must be performed at home 5 days before your hair colour appointment. 

This test costs £15 and can either be bought from the Wiles Studios online shop HERE or via Colourstart HERE (you will need to register for an account first).  When you buy a Colourstart test from our online shop, we will be available to offer any advice you may need with regards to carrying out that test.  We will not be able to offer this advice if you buy the test via Colourstart direct.

Once you have registered you will be asked a few screening questions and can also purchase the Colourstart Patch.  Wiles Studios is registered with Colourstart so will be able to see your results once you have shared them online.

When you buy a Colourstart test, Wiles Studios will help to alleviate this cost by taking £5 OFF your next three colour services (so that will be £15 off your colour services in total).  Please tell us you would like us to set this up when you book your next hair colour appointment.