Patch/Skin Testing


Soul is all about what's best for our customers: patch/skin testing is an important factor in safely creating beautiful hair.


If you have colour on you scalp you need to be patch tested for any reaction.


You will need to be patch tested if you answer yes to any of the below:

  • Are you a new client to Soul?
  • Has it been more than 6 months since you last had your hair coloured in Soul?
  • Has it been more than 12 months since your last allergy test?
  • Have you had a tattoo or permanent makeup since your last colour? 
  • Have you had an allergic reaction since your last colour?


How we will carry out the patch test

  • We will apply a little unmixed product behind your ear to cover about 1 square centimetre
  • The patch test will need to be left for 48Hrs without washing covering or touching (unless a reaction is experienced)

If you experience a reaction such as reddening, itching or swelling you will need to remove the patch test and we will advise against proceeding with the hair colour on your scalp your Health & Safety is what's most important to us. 


If after 48 Hours the test remains negative it is then safe to apply your colour.



If you have ever experienced a reaction to any of the below we would advise you not to have your hair coloured on the scalp, there are other options available such as having foils to stop the colour touching your scalp this way you can still have beautiful hair but safely.

  • Hair Colour
  • Patch Test
  • Tattoo
  • Permanent Makeup
  • if you have open wounds or sores on the scalp.

call us:

01302 481522

Opening Times

Monday Private Clinics

Tuesday 9.00-8.00

Wednesday 9.00-5.00

Thursday Closed

Friday 9.00-5.00 

Saturday 7.00-5.00 

Sunday- Private clinics


In order to visit us


The Courtyard



DN10 6JG


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