AT GOLSON hair salons we subscribe to the Colourstart Passport.  This means you will be able to carry out your own skin test, using a little sticky patch and managing through a free online app.

There is a small cost of £15 for your Colourstart where you will receive the following the benefits:

  • Safe colour testing & management
  • Avoid the inconvenience of having to pop in for a skin test before your appointment
  • Avoid having to complete the GOLSON AAT form before every colour visit
  • You can take your passport with you to any other hair & beauty salon that subscribes to Colourstart
  • Receive 10 Trebbly Rewards for your purchase

You can purchase your passport in-salon or order online here if you live a little further away.  Your Colourstart passport will come with it’s own instructions and you can read more about it here 


We will gradually be phasing out the traditional ‘blob’ test, and this will save you time by not having to come in 48 hours prior to every colour appointment.  In the meantime, please read and understand our colour responsible policy below.

For your first colour visit with GOLSON, or if it has been six months since your last AAT (Allergy Alert Test), you must attend the salon at least 48 hours prior to your appointment.  A small amount of colour formula will be placed on the inside of your elbows.  This must be left on for 45 minutes uncovered, washed off with water and observed for the next 48 hours.  If you experience any signs of irritation, reddening, swelling, inflammation or itching, please contact us.  If you develop symptoms that make you feel unwell, please contact your doctor.  

In between each colour service we will email / sms a GOLSON Colour Responsible Form to you, 5 days prior to your appointment.  This is a quick link with a series of tick box questions, which you can easily answer, sign and submit to update your client account within a few seconds.  This allows us to see any changes that may require a new AAT, however, in most cases, it will show it is safe to carry out your colour.

All of our stylists have been trained to test and screen for suitability for colour services.  We have vast experience in safe colouring and you can be sure we only use the best colour products and invest in the most up to date practices for your safety.

Thank you from the GOLSON team

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