Because you’re worth it, don’t risk it!Samantha Myatt
With lockdown restrictions gradually easing, the roadmap means that we can hopefully regain our “me time” and get our roots touched up, eyebrows threaded, a manicure and maybe even a tattoo or new piercing.
The last thing any of us want after not being able to have beauty treatments for so long is a regret of why did something go wrong and deal with the impact it will have on your appearance and in turn your confidence.
When you have your hair coloured, any reputable salon will arrange for a patch test or strand test if it is your first time with them, or if they change the products they use. This is usually done 24 hours before your appointment to ensure that the product is compatible with you. We have seen several clients who have unfortunately attended the salon and not had tests taken and this has resulted in not only damage to the hair and scalp; but also hair loss.
Damaged hair cannot always be repaired with deep conditioning or a hair mask, and unfortunately, a lot of clients simply had to allow the damage to “grow out”, and new hair growth to come in for the condition of the hair to be back to how it was. On average, your hair grows about ½ an inch each month meaning that it can take years before you achieve the hair you want.
Remember; always check out reviews for any new salon or parlour you have not been to before. If you are having your hair coloured for the first time at a salon, and you are not asked to have a patch or strand test, this should ring alarm bells to you. Consider going elsewhere or wait for your own stylist to be available rather than attending a sooner appointment that you may later regret.
When attending for a tattoo or piercing, the piercer or tattooist should hold a licence to carry out such business, a certificate issued by the Council. These should be clearly on display, and if they do not have such a certificate, you should question why and maybe walk away.
It is advisable to ask the piercer or tattooist about the risks of infection with performing the procedure and obtain clear aftercare advice. For example, helix piercings (those to ‘cartilaginous’ fibres) whilst infection is not necessarily more likely to occur, an infection here compared to the ear lobe is more difficult to treat and may cause severe scarring and permanent deformity.
So, be vigilant!
At Tinsdills we have a vast amount of experience supporting our clients with beauty salon negligence issues, and if you feel that you have received substandard care during a beauty treatment, contact us to see how we can assist you on 01782 652363.