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Rainbow Room International Adopt Advanced Colour Allergy Screening System, Colourstart

Renowned colour experts, Rainbow Room International, are pleased to share the news they will now be offering testing for their colour clients with advanced colour allergy screening system, Colourstart.

The group decided to add this skin testing method across all their salons, as they believe that the traditional skin testing method is outdated and inconvenient for clients to visit their local salon purely for their skin test, and they wanted to offer clients the ability to avoid repeat testing on the skin, whilst being able to have their hair coloured time and time again. 

After researching Colourstart over an 18-month period, Rainbow Room International established that this is by far the most effective way to test. Colourstart is also licensed by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as the only clinically proven method of screening for potential allergy to PPD (which is the chemical that causes a reaction).  

On clients’ next appointment at their local Rainbow Room International salon, they will be asked if they would like to move onto the new Colourstart screening system. Rainbow Room International stylists will guide them through the process, including performing the patch test and downloading the Colourstart Passport App. After the test has been completed and no reaction has been caused, clients will simply be able to log in to their Passport App prior to each appointment and answer a few simple screening questions before showing green ‘OK to colour’ allowing them to have their hair coloured time and time again without any testing – even after the usual 6 month period! You simply need to answer a simple questionaire each time you want to colour and a new test is only needed in exceptional circumstances, such as having had a black henna tattoo.

Speaking about launching Colourstart across the salons, Wil Fleeson, Director of the Buchanan Street salon, said, “I am so excited we have now launched Colourstart across our salons. This is something we have been researching and have had in the pipeline for some time and as colour experts, and always being ahead of the game in regards to colour and new innovations, it was essential for us to move on to this new system. We are also keeping our current skin testing system too, as we appreciate there will be clients who do not want to move from the current system. For these clients, no changes will be made – we always want to ensure we have the best/numerous options to suit our clients. We’re also thrilled to be offering Colourstart at an introductory cost of £7.50 until the end of December 2023. At half price, this is a great opportunity for clients to try the new system and continue their hair colour journey with ease.”

Co-Founder of Rainbow Room International Linda Stewart said, “There are so many benefits to us now having launched Colourstart across our Rainbow Room International salons. It’s straightforward to use and it cuts out salon visits to have a skin test. It also gives us complete creative freedom on the day of the clients’ visit because if they’ve tested and had the ‘ok to colour’ result, then we are 100% sure they will not have an allergy and can use any colour in any way. “