Colour, FAQ's

FAQ’s About Colour

I am new to your salon. Can I have a colour service?

The short answer is YES. However there are guidelines regarding colour services at THESALONOFCHI. Guests must be over 16 years of age & have a passed a skin test at least 48 hours before the colour service appointment is due to begin. Please Note: we will not be able to proceed with a colour service unless both of these criteria are met. This neccessary check step safegaurds the integrity of both your hair and our standards

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If you are over 16 and have passed a colour test then yes

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What is a skin test?

This test is to ensure that colour is safe to use on your hair. A small dot of colour pigment is placed discreetly on your skin near the hairline. The pigment remains in place for at least 48 hours. If there is no reaction during the test your are deemed to have passed the skin test. The idea is that only a tiny amount of dye is placed on the skin and thereby if there is a reaction this should be minimal and an indicator not to proceed with that colour.

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All our colour guests recieve regular skin tests

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What happens if i react to colour?

It is not a common occurrence but in the few people who do react the effects can be uncomfortable and in extreme cases, harmful. Many permanent and some semi-permanent hair dyes contain a chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD). This is the culprit of most reactions to hair dye. Reactions to the test will usually be in the form of itchy skin or a raised red rash or slight swelling and may not appear for hours or days afterwards. To relieve mild symptoms simply wash the area thoroughly with mild shampoo to remove any excess dye and try gently applying an emollient (moisturising treatment) such as aqueous cream to the affected skin. Please contact your GP immediately. And inform the salon as well.

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Reactions are rare but here is some information in case this happens

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What colours will look good on me?

All colour services begin with a colour consultation. While discovering your style likes and dislikes, your stylist may also carry out a variety of assessments to discover the type and condition of your hair as well as find out about your style expereinces . Your stylist can then help you formulate the best way forward. Navigating the options with you step by step. There is always more than one way to achieve great colour design. Your stylist can help you plan the route that gives you the most benefits from your new colour tones.

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Choosing the right colour is easy when you know how. Let us help give you some options

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Which stylist is best for me?

At THESALONOFCHI we do operate a unique team based approach. We are happy for you to utilise all the skills and experience that our individual team members bring. You are welcome to select one stylist to cut and another to colour for instance and if you are happy we can advise on the best team members to manage your visit. Some people always opt for the best stylist in the salon when faced with this choice and it's quite a sound approach. As the best stylist will usually carry the highest level of skill and knowledge. However we can advise on how to use the various skills and abilities within the salon team to your best advantage. Once you have found the stylist that you simply can't do without you are welcome to re-book with them at future times to suit you. However, no two appointments are exactly the same. We understand you may have time constraints or feel like updating your style a little. Your stylist is best placed to discuss how we as a team can help meet your needs at each appointment so feel free to share the challenges. Our guests can often find our team based approach gives them more flexibility.

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We can help you select the stylist that best suits you requirements

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Can i book just a colour service on its own?

It is not always neccesary to style-dry the hair after your colour service. However many colour services can only be properly checked for coverage, tone and quality once the hair is dried and styled. This allows your stylist to see the true result in the way the hair will be styled and ensure that the colour placement and design is as we intended it to be. Condition plays a huge role in the appearance of colour and a fantastic way to protect your colour and increase its longevity.

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Great colour is skillful combination of design, application and care

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How do i book a colour service?

Call us on 01491 575247 or visit our booking page

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You can call or send a enquiry message

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What should I bring to the salon?

Firstly its important to know that your stylist will be following your lead. Its okay not to know all the answers and we will be looking to see where we need to help fill in the gaps .Any pictures you can collect of colour you like are really useful so snap away. A good tip is to wear items of clothing that represent your style choice this can also help us formulate design options. Lastly its good make a mind note of your previous experiences with colour as well. Most of all be prepared for a good chat and to relax an enjoy our salon service experience

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These few tips will help get the best from your colour service

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At the SALON OF CHI we welcome our guests, we listen to requests, we care about people. WE LOVE HAIR. We are creative visionaries believing in ETHICAL hair care, SUSTAINABLE product development and & FAIR TRADE. We CELEBRATE beauty in balance with NATURE and nurture