Question #1 – Do I need to patch test if my client signs a disclaimer?
Yes! Even if your client signs a disclaimer, you won’t be insured unless you patch test. I know it’s difficult when you’ve got your client in front of you begging you to give her lashes for her party tonight, or her wedding tomorrow. BUT, it’s never worth the risk. Let’s say you give in and get her to sign something that says she ‘elected’ not to have a patch test. You do the lashes and send her off to her very special event.
That evening, she’s on the phone saying that her eyes are itching and swollen and she’s shouting at you! That’s the moment you wish you listened to your intuition telling you not to take the risk. It happens rarely, I know, but nevertheless, occasionally it does and it’s not nice to be on the receiving end of someone who is threatening to sue you. If you do your research, you’ll find that the paper you got her to sign to say she does not want a patch test is invalid and you are in trouble!
Don’t put your business and professional reputation on the line by skipping the patch test.
Question #2 – Do I need to do another patch test if I start using a different AHFrancis glue?
Yes, you must always patch test. Each of our glues uses different ingredients, so if you use another glue you must do a patch test with the new glue. I know it’s a pain, but the glue ingredients do differ and it’s always best to be safe than sorry.
Your consultation should include the details of the patch test and the client MUST sign to say they have had a patch test.
Be professional at all costs.