Chemistry of Haircolor


Jun 14 (11:00-12:30)
Jun 14 (3:30-5:00)
Jun 15 (9:30-11:00)
Jun 15 (2:00-3:30)

Watch Tom Dispenza make hair color, live. Watch Tom create brown, red and gold shades from the raw chemicals. Watch Tom bleach natural melanin that has been collected in test beakers in front of your eyes. Watch the stages of lightening (underlying pigment) created live and understand why the typical charts are wrong. Watch how mother nature creates light, medium and dark brown in hair and how texture plays a part in both depth and brassiness. Tom will explain why the color wheel works for an artist painting a picture but not for hair color. He will explain and demonstrate tonality like never before. This class is designed for the serious colorist who wants to truly understand the real facts of color, not the hype.


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Tom Dispenza

Colorists travel from all over the world to learn from him. He is regarded as one of the leading haircolorists in the United States. He is Tom Dispenza and his wealth of knowledge and experience with haircoloring techniques has earned him recognition on four continents as a true Mastercolorist.

Tom is also the President of Worldwide Haircolorists Association, President of Chromastics Inc. and retired Worldwide Senior Manager at Clairol. Maybe you have seen him work his hair coloring magic on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show or Good Morning America.

But just what is his secret to creating amazing haircolors? Tom explains it this way: “Knowing how the products work is one of the most important aspects of coloring hair. There’s an entire world of coloring information and techniques that most haircolorists never experience.”

Most women today have too much work done to their hair. Color should be kept simple yet elegant. Highlights should always be chosen to compliment the natural haircolor and gray hair should always be softly covered to enhance skin tone and eye color.