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Allergy Alert Testing and Screening Questions

Allergy Alert Testing and Screening Questions


Allergy Alert Testing (AAT) Questions

WHAT IS AN AAT?

An AAT stands for Allergy Alert Test, It is required if you want to have a colour service.

An AAT is performed to make sure you are not allergic to the specific colour brand being used for your service.

No colour service can be carried out without a valid AAT

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED AN ALLERGY ALERT TEST?

Once a year, OR if you answer yes to any of the screening questions which are emailed out before each colour appointment, you will need an AAT (allergy alert test), also called a skin test.

DOES THE AAT HAVE TO BE DONE IN PERSON OR CAN IT BE DONE REMOTELY?

Your AAT can be performed either in person by Sarah, picked up from Rebel Rebel Hair Studio or posted out as a remote test for a small fee.

I’VE HAD LOTS OF COLOURS IN THE PAST, DO I STILL NEED ONE?

Yes

WHAT WILL BE IN YOUR REMOTE TEST?

You will receive

  • Pairs of labelled pots (the number of pots will depend on what colour choices you need a test for)
  • Cotton buds (TOP TIP: Mix it with one end and apply with the other!)
WHEN SHOULD I DO THE TEST?

If this is the first time Sarah is colouring your hair, the test must be applied between 7 days and 48 hours before your colour service,

If this is your annual allergy alert test (as you have had a colour service with Sarah within the last year), you just apply the test within two days of receiving it in January.

How to Apply Your Test

POTS LABELLED 1
ELEVEN AUSTRALIA PERMANENT COLOUR
  • Remove any earrings
  • Locate both pots labelled 1
  • Using the cotton bud, place a 1-2cm patch of the colour behind your ear (remember to move your hair out of the way so as not to colour it)
  • Wait a minute for it to dry.
  • Make a note of the time and date you did the colour along with the number of the pot (in this case, it would be No 1 – Eleven Australia)
  • Leave for 48 hours without rinsing
  • After 48 hours rinse the area
  • After 48 hours, take a picture of the area and record whether you had a reaction or not.
POT LABELLED 2
ELEVEN AUSTRALIA LIQUID DEMI
  • Remove any earrings
  • Locate both pots labelled 2
  • Using the cotton bud, place a 1-2cm patch of the colour behind your ear (remember to move your hair out of the way so as not to colour it)
  • Wait a minute for it to dry.
  • Make a note of the time and date you did the colour along with the number of the pot (in this case, it would be No 2 – Eleven Australia)
  • Leave for 48 hours without rinsing
  • After 48 hours rinse the area
  • After 48 hours, take a picture of the area and record whether you had a reaction or not.

If you start to get any irritation, swelling, redness, or soreness in the area, or you begin to feel unwell, remove the AAT immediately and contact me.

With severe symptoms, please seek medical attention.

If you do not react, your colour service can take place.

Please remember to bring your notes containing the time/date of application and your photo of the area to your appointment as evidence. This will be logged on my system, and a signature will be required to confirm you have completed your AAT correctly.

You will be required to fill out a form and sign to say that you have followed these instructions correctly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Screening Questions

It’s important to keep these questions in mind EVERY time you are booked for a colour appointment, they determine if you will need an AAT redone.

WHAT ARE SCREENING QUESTIONS?

Screening questions are automatically sent out 48 hours before any colour service; you must answer NO to all of the questions; if you answer YES to any question, you must have a new AAT.

Please note that although the screening questions are sent out 48 hours before, you will need to keep the question in mind so you have time to arrange another AAT if needed.

WHAT ARE THE QUESTION?

Has it been 12 months or more since your last allergy alert test?

Have you had an allergic reaction to any products or hair colour since your last professional colour service was carried out?

Are you pregnant?

Have you had any type of skin tattoo, including semi-permanent, makeup or black henna?

Have you got an irritated or damaged scalp?

Have you had any serious illnesses since your last colour service?