We welcome you all back and in order to make things relaxed and safe for us all, we have had to make some changes.
The health and well-being of our team and our clients is paramount to us all here at M Hair.
We believe that the changes we have made, will reassure you all, that you will be in safe hands and can look forward to a personal and relaxed experience.
If you feel unwell or have a temperature please cancel your appointment and we will be happy to rearrange another for you.
All services will be by appointment only and we will not be offering a walk-in service at this time.
No fringe trims or dry styling will be available.
We would ask that all clients arrive on time for their appointments with freshly washed hair.
Please come alone to your appointment and limit personal belongings that you bring with you.
Upon entering the salon foyer we request that you sanitise your hands with the provided sanitiser and take a mask if you don’t have your own. All of our team will also be wearing face masks.
You will then be directed to a freestanding temperature checking machine that will ensure that you don’t have a fever. This is also done with all of our team to ensure everyone’s safety. If you do have a fever we will request that you reschedule you appointment after 14 days.
There will be a coat rail in the foyer and we request that you hang your own coat up and use one of the disposable coat covers provided. We request that any shopping bags are to also be left here.
On leaving the foyer into the main salon you will walk through a sanitising mat and then be taken over to your chair.
We have created personal booths to ensure your privacy and safety.
You will be provided with a pack containing a disposable gown, towels and a bottle of water. If you would like a hot drink we will be offering these in disposable cups.
Each booth will have hand sanitiser available and will be thoroughly disinfected after every client.
There will be signs throughout the salon to guide you, so there will be nothing to worry about and you can be confident that you will be in safe hands.
It is now policy, that EVERY client, who is having a colour applied to their scalp, must be allergy tested. For your convenience, you can do these tests yourself at home prior to your appointment by using a Colourstart test kit. Please advise us if you have any adverse reactions.
The Government regulator ‘MHRA' (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) have recently reclassified Colourstart from a prescription-only medicine (POM) to a general sale list (GSL) medicine. Due to the increase of exposure to the ingredient PPD and subsequent increase in allergic reactions, the MHRA do not want to see consumers exposed unnecessarily and have advised less testing is safer.
To avoid overexposure, Colourstart is now supported by an online ‘passport system’, which allows a client to only ever have one skin test going forward. The MHRA have mandated that once a test has been carried out and a positive/green/go ahead result has been recorded, then a new test will only be necessary if there have been any changes.
Colourstart monitors and stores the information of those who have had a test and before each appointment, a client will undergo a quick and easy screening questionnaire to assess whether another test is necessary or whether they can go ahead with the appointment without further testing.
Colourstart consists of an adhesive patch that contains two small, separate squares. One square contains a small amount of PPD (this is the positive ‘+’ part), the other contains no PPD (this is the negative ‘-‘ part) and is used for comparison only.
The patch is applied to an easily visible part of the arm at least 5 days before an appointment for hair colour. The patch is left on for at least 48 hours (2 days) and then removed. 48 hrs (2 days) later, the arm can be inspected for any sign of a reaction.
If there is any sign of redness, itching or inflammation on the site of the patch, this is an indication that you may be allergic to PPD. If this happens you should not use hair colorant. If you are unsure about what to do, or if you have a severe reaction, you should seek the advice of a pharmacist or doctor.
Due to Colourstart now being classed as a general sale medicine, the industry is no longer allowed to give these out for free and they must in fact be sold at a recommended retail price of £15.99 The cost of these tests are the same across the UK and by no means are a money-making strategy.
Tests can be purchased here...
For more information on Colourstart you can visit their website here...
Please see the Gov.co.uk website for the latest update on this.