AT GOLSON hair salons we subscribe to Colourstart.  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 a skin test carried out before your colour 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.




The Colourstart Passport is an easy to use online app that helps you, the client, decide if Colourstart is suitable. The Colourstart Passport can also store your test result for sharing with participating hair and beauty professionals, making walk in colours possible. 


Simply download the Colourstart Passport app here, answer a few questions, and 



For the small few that are unable to use colourstart, for example, newly pregnant clients, clients using certain medications, you will be required to have a skin test 48 hours prior to EVERY colour 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.  

For existing colour appointments, prior to the purchase of a colourstart:

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.


Following the above colour testing methods will avoid the upset by us not being able to carry out your colouring services, and is applicable for all colour clients.  


Thank you from the GOLSON team

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