Colour responsibility policy

Colour Responsibility Policy

retreat hairdressing follow a Colour Responsible Policy for the safety and peace of mind of our clients. We appreciate that many of our clients have been colouring their hair for many years, however the recent increase in the amount of people experiencing reaction/sensitivity to hair colour and the severity of some of these reactions have lead us to adopt this responsible policy.

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. We ask you to carry out a skin test at least 48 hours prior to colour services, to ensure you are not allergic to the key ingredients in hair colourants. Allergies can develop at any time and for no apparent reason, therefore you must carry out a skin test before EVERY colour service. It is a very simple process, which can be carried out from the comfort of your own home.


  1. Remove the out wrapping and peel off the clear protective film.
  2. Press firmly to the inner arm with the logo face down on clean, healthy, grease free skin.
  3. Thoroughly wet the backing card with a wet sponge or water spray until the backing easily slides away from the Colourstart logo.
  4. Pat dry and leave the test on your arm.

Your test will be removed at the salon. We must be able to see the test on your arm upon arrival in order to carry out your colour service. Unfortunately, if you have not carried out your test, we will not be able to undertake the colour service, as your safety is of great importance to us. When visiting the salon we will give you another skin test to use before your next appointment