PATCH TEST & ALLERGIES

As a professional, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are only performing this service on eligible clients.

 

At least 24 hours prior to the service, it is recommended that the client have a patch test of the perm and setting solution behind their ear to test for a reaction.

 

If there is a reaction, DO NOT do the service. 

The human eye is an extremely sensitive area and a patch test is necessary to ensure your client's safety. It is recommended that the patch test is done at least 24 hours in advance of the appointment.  

 

HOW TO CONDUCT A PATCH TEST

  • Apply a small amount of the perm solution to a q-tip and apply it to the skin behind a client’s ear or elbow crease. Leave on for 2-3 minutes and remove with water. 

 

  • Apply a small amount of the setting solution to a q-tip and apply it to the skin behind a client’s ear or elbow crease. Leave on for 2-3 minutes and remove with water. 

 

  • If you are tinting the lashes, apply a small amount of the tint with the developer to a q-tip and apply it to the skin behind a client’s ear or elbow crease. Leave on for 2-3 minutes and remove with water. 

 

  • If any redness or irritation occurs within the first 24 hours, cancel your upcoming lash lift and tint service. 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

If any of the following applies to your client, DO NOT do the lash lift service. 

  • Reaction to the patch test

  • Cyst or stye on eyelash line or lid

  • Blepharitis 

  • Chemotherapy (currently undergoing)

  • Cut, skin trauma, burns or swelling around the eyes

  • Weak eyelash hair

  • Eye infection (such as pink-eye)

  • Recent operation around the eyes

  • Watery eyes

  • Hypersensitive eyes/skin

  • Keratitis (inflammation of the cornea of the eye)

  • Alopecia (loss of hair)

  • Bells Palsy or any other condition that makes the closing or opening of the eyes difficult

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding (have the client check with their doctor)

 

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