Why do I need a skin test?
At Matthew James we insist on following the rules and regulations of the manufacturers that supply our colour for the safety and wellbeing of our guests.
It is extremely rare for a reaction to occur but if it does it can be very severe and can even cause hospitalization – this is a risk that we are not willing to take.
Even if someone has been having their hair coloured for years the ingredients in colour products differ and change and therefore skin testing is essential.
We may also need to perform a skin test if you have not had a colour with us or visited us in the past 6 months.
How far in advance do I need to book?
Most of our guests book their next one or two appointments when they leave the salon; this makes sure that you secure the time that is best for you. Dates can, of course, be changed if necessary.
Some stylists encourage booking further in advance, they will advise in salon if this is necessary to secure your place.
Advance booking is recommended if you require a late night or Saturday appointment as these times are very popular and book up weeks in advance.