The FHA Skin Test System which comprises of the AAT/Skin test and screening. This provides a complete practical, workable solution to effective skin testing and client care for all freelance hairdressers.
FHA Skin Test Protocol.
- A skin test must be carried out on every client, following *manufacturers way of skin testing or using Colourstart Patch test, once a year and result recorded.
- A skin test must be carried out following the *manufacturers way of skin testing using the shade to be used or the darkest shade from the chosen brand or using Colourstart Patch test, not less than 48 hours before application.
- A skin test must be repeated for the client, following the *manufacturers way of skin testing or using Colourstart Patch test, if there is a change in the chosen brand, not less than 48 hours before application.
- The skin test results must be kept on file for six years.
Please Note: *manufacturers way of skin testing: i.e. all brands have different ways of skin testing so follow the application method that is given by the brand you are using.
This protocol is accepted by FHA insurance and you will be fully covered. Be aware you are required to retest if you change the brand of colour you are using or using a colour darker than the tint used for their test.
If you feel comfortable skin testing more often that is perfectly acceptable.
FHA Allergy Alert Screening and Colour Record Card
Following the annual skin test, regular screening is required prior to each colour service. Screening is carried out by asking specific questions to highlight any changes that may have occurred from the last colour service showing whether the colour service can go ahead or whether another test is required.
The FHA Allergy Alert Screening and Colour Record Card has a list of screening questions that we recomend are asked before each colour service and signed by the client.
We have all you need to record and carry out Skin Tests. The Colour Consultation and Record card, the Annual Allergy Alert/Skin Test form which members can purchase on FHA website.