PUTTING COLOR THEORY INTO PRACTICEHair color results can be summed up in a simple equation: Contribuiting Pigment + Artificial Color = Final Result
To determine these different statements, you need to understand a few basic hair color terms.
Base ColorThe dominant color in any hair color mixture that gives a shade its overall characteristic.
LevelThe degree of lightness or darkness, regardless of Tone.
ToneThe warmth or coolness of a color.
- Warm Tones reflect light and appear lighter.
- Cool Tones absorb light and appear darker.
To formulate properly, you must determine:
- Starting tone
- Desired tone
- How to utilize the color wheel to either enhance or neutralize a tonality