Chapter 1 – Back to the Basics

Learning Objectives

  • Interpret basic colour theory and how it applies to formulating hair colour
  • Interpret how hair behaves, and analyze the factors to consider when colouring hair
  • Distinguish between non-oxidative and oxidative colouring products and how they work

To become a great hair colourist, you must understand the basics of colour theory and trichology. Once you have a solid understanding how colour works and how hair behaves, you will gain the confidence to get more creative with your formulating and placement.

This chapter serves as an important recap of colour theory and colour-relevant trichology, along with the basics of non-oxidative and oxidative colouring products. These principles are fundamental to your success as a hair colourist and this section aims to prepare you for what is to follow throughout this manual.


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