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Hair Coloring

Hair Coloring

This program will help you to utilize and comprehend the most advanced methods of hair coloring.

According to tradition, hair coloring was applied to the hair as one universal color. The modern trend is to use numerous colors to produce streaks or gradations, either on top of the natural color or on top of a single base color. A certain number of hair coloring products are designed to create hair colors not usually found in nature. This variety of colors includes green and fuchsia.

Today, commonly hair coloring is used:
  • To restore gray hair to its earlier color
  • To alter hair color to a shadow regarded as more fashionable or attractive
  • To restore hair to its original color after chemicals have discolored it.
These can be applied by the following techniques:
  • Foils: where fragments of foil or plastic film are used to divide off the hair to be colored; especially when applying more than one color.
  • Cap: when a plastic cap is positioned tight on the head and strands are pulled through with a clip.
  • Balayage: where hair color is tinted in a straight line onto sections of the hair with no foils used to maintain the color contained.


You will require 1800 hours to finish this program. With hair coloring program you will learn highlights, low lights, color formulation techniques and color correction.

Most of hair coloring professionals work more than 40 hours a week, including Saturdays and one or two evenings. Others work part time, frequently during the end of the week when beauty salons are the busiest. Don't forget that these professionals have to stand for many hours and sometimes use imprudent chemicals.

Job opportunities

Several beauty schools help their students find jobs. Some of these schools offer a lifetime placement service, it means that graduates can return and receive assistance finding work or continuing their studies.

The employment position for a hair coloring professional is pretty good, all this as a result of increased population, incomes, and demand for cosmetology services. Probably this will remain stable until 2014. Hair Coloring Professionals who can provide a broad range of services will have the best opportunities.

If you want to start your own business you will have to invest a small amount of money. Loans are available and equipment can be rented. Few hair coloring professionals teach at beauty schools or work as inspectors for state cosmetology boards. Others work for cosmetics manufacturers, demonstrating or selling their products.


Hair coloring professionals may receive a salary or be paid a commission, which is a percentage of the fee charged for services provided. They accept tips as well. Their salary depends on where they work, their skill, and the tipping habits of their clientele.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median yearly salary of hair coloring professionals is $19.800, including commission and tips. Benefits for this kind of employees by large salons and department stores sometimes include paid vacations and health insurance.


Hair coloring implicates the use of chemicals capable of removing, replacing and/or covering up pigments naturally found inside the hair shaft. Apply of these chemicals can result in a range of unfavorable effects, including temporary skin irritation and allergy, hair breakage, skin discoloration and unexpected hair color results.

Also, the bad use of these products can cause several illnesses among them some forms of cancer (including leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, bladder cancer, blood cancer, and multiple myeloma). There is continuing debate regarding more serious health consequences as a result of using hair coloring. For this and more reasons, be careful in using the products. We recommend using branded products and recognized internationally.

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