This is a short and sweet lesson about Underlying Pigment, but it is the most important one of your career as a colorist.
The moment you use a formula that is strong enough to reach the cortex, you will need to accommodate for the Underlying Pigment of the hair. But first you need to accurately identify it, and unfortunately color lines each have their own Underlying Pigment charts that are usually difficult to remember. That’s why this lesson is valuable, I have a very simple way to memorize underlying pigment at each level that will guarantee formulation success. The best part is: it’s easy!
Besides learning how to control or enhance underlying pigment, we are also going to go over two fun and common things:
- Why hair color fades brassy (and how to avoid that)
- Why a lightened level 10 is still yellow
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Why the Cortex is important
- The Two Types of Melanin – Pheomelanin & Eumelanin
- What does brassy hair look like
- What “Brassy” hair Really Means
- The Level System
- How I think about Underlying Pigment
- Two Formulation Examples
After purchasing this lesson, my biggest piece of advice is to watch the video first, and then watch it again while answering the workbook questions. It’s important that you actually understand your answers so you can remember this information while working behind the chair.
This Single Lesson Purchase Includes 1 video lesson (12 minutes) and 1 workbook.
*If you’re interested in purchasing all three lessons in Color Theory Review Course, please click here.
Meet Your Teacher
Heather Ward Kepshire, Creator
- Educated in San Francisco
- Refined in Boston
- Thrived Everywhere Else
I’m a hairstylist and a haircolor curriculum creator. I know first hand that none of us receives the haircolor education we thought we would get in Beauty School, no matter how much we paid for it. When I graduated and passed my State Boards I knew virtually nothing about haircolor formulation.
Yet still 15 years later, newly licensed hairstylists continue to struggle like I once did with haircolor formulation because they are not being taught how to formulate haircolor, consult with a client, or build a loyal following.
I am bridging the gap between the Beauty School education you received, and all the things you need to know about haircolor formulation to help you thrive behind the chair quickly.
Every hairstylist deserves the chance to have a profitable career, regardless of the salon they work in or the brand of products they use. If you want to make more money, feel more confident with haircolor formulation, and get so popular with clients you have no choice but to keep raising your prices, you’re in the right place.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 1 Video Lesson
- 1 Workbook
- 3 Video Lessons
- 3 Workbooks
- Salon Exercises
- 12 Video Lessons
- 12 Workbooks
- 12 Workbook Answer Keys
- Salon Exercises
- Model Release Forms
- Color Wheels
- Underlying Pigment Chart
- Color Maps