New Book!

The Complexities of Coloring Hair

This book is dedicated to the many people who over the years helped me develop a better understanding of hair coloring and hair coloring products and who helped me understand I was not always right and there is always more to learn. There are too many to name, but each knows whom they are and how they helped. They helped me to learn patience, compassion and to understand there is always more than one way to achieve a goal.

This book is also dedicated to those who encouraged me to create a new color that is designed to return control to the colorist. I created Chromastics hair color for colorists who wants to control depth, tone, lightening, deposit and chemistry.

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?