Hair Color Formulas Using Chromastics

The newest book from Tom Dispenza


Becoming a Master Colorist

New Book from Tom Dispenza

My newest book “Becoming a Master Colorist” is now printed and available.

In this new book, I have combined my last 3 books and added new information a colorist must consider when formulating hair color.

Through the years I have constantly stressed the importance of eye color, skin tone, hair texture, and ethnic origin to a color formula. This book gives detailed information about all these factors and additional information important to successful coloring.

About Tom Dispenza:

Colorists travel from all over the world to learn from him. He is regarded as one of the leading Hair Colorists in the United States. He is Tom Dispenza and his wealth of knowledge and experience with hair coloring techniques has earned him recognition on four continents as a true Master Colorist. Tom is also the President of Worldwide HairColorists Association 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 hair colors? 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 colorists are never exposed to.”

How Texture Affects Hair Color with Tom Dispenza and David Velasco

Texture is much more important than most colorists realize when formulating a hair color.

Texture influences all of the following:

  • The depth of the formula,
  • The dye concentration of the formula,
  • The lightening of the formula,
  • The tone of the formula and
  • The developer to be used.
  • Fine, medium and coarse textured hair all require different formulas in order to achieve the same result.

Have you ever realized demi-permanent and deposit-only colors can give you 100% gray coverage with just one small additive?

Have you ever realized brassiness is a function of texture?