How To Become a Master Colorist

Learn about the steps it takes to become a Master Colorist, and about getting certified by the WorldWide HairColorists Association.

Part 1

Three Important Factors: Eye color, skin depth and tone, and hair texture.



Part 2

In part 2 we will explore depth of color, double dye load, color systems and breaking-the-base



Part 3

In part 3 we will cover diluting color, peroxide, alkalizers, and damage to the hair.



Part 4

In part 4 we will discuss hair color ingredients, dyes and couplers, lightening creams and on-the-scalp lighteners.

Part 5

In part 5 we will discuss, bleaching and lightening and the different ways to do each, bleaching melanin, how it happens and what it looks like, lightening systems, how they differ and how they work and contributing/underlying pigment, which have been taught incorrectly for years.

Part 6

In part 6 we will discuss, Why the pH of products matters, The Level System, where it comes from and what it really represents, Mixing Level vs. Working Level, (Did you know when you mix level-4 Red-Orange and Level-4 Neutral together, you are no longer working with level-4 color) and how the timing and temperature effect color.

Part 7

In part 7 we discuss the reasons for translucency and opaqueness in hair coloring, factors to consider before formulating, why weighing in grams is better than weighting in ounces and why steamers are better than dryers for processing hair color

Part 8

We will be discussing:

1) the creation of toners, how they work and why they don't always result in the color you expect,
2) color concentrates, how to use them and which ones really work best,
3) the creation of tones, how they are made and which ones work best in different situations
4) and finally, the different types of warm Neutrals.

Part 9

In part-9 we will cover:

  • High-Lift Brunettes and when they work best,
  • SuperGlazing,
  • how to create a SuperGlaze color and why it is so effective on Salt & Pepper hair,
  • how to Color and Highlight Relaxed hair and
  • everything to take into consideration when doing Corrective Haircoloring.

Sample Test

Tom runs you through a sample of what the actual test will be like.