Color Consultations & Mapping

Haircolor Foundations • Lesson Three*

Time for some hard-truths: Crummy hairstylists give crummy consultations. But in their defense, they’ve never been taught to give a good one. Client’s LOVE a thorough consultation (probably because it’s a rare skill), and great consultations can go hand in hand with intelligent color formulation. Hairstylists should love consultations too because this is your chance to create a verbal contract with your client, and get it all out on the table.

We are covering everything that needs to happen from the moment you meet your client to when you start formulating. For color clients, this is a two part process: Outloud & Not Outloud

  • Outloud: Consultations are the conversations we have with our clients
  • Not Outloud: Color Mapping is not part of the discussion, it's you analysis of the client's hair.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The Purpose of a Consultation
  • Key Talking Points
  • How to Establish Yourself as as Expert
  • The Power of a Visual Aid
  • How to Close the Deal
  • How to Create a Color Blueprint
  • A Real Scenario

We will also go in depth about the 7 things you need to identify to create a perfect formula, and I will teach you how to quickly and accurately assess each one. This is the “Magnificent 7”:

  • Existing Level
  • Target Color
  • % of Gray
  • Underlying Pigment
  • Texture
  • Condition

Why does this really matter? Let’s be blunt: YOU’LL MAKE MORE MONEY! By being professional, you’ll make more money. By being faster, you’ll make more money. By avoiding mistakes, you’ll make more money. By being intelligent, you’ll make more money That’s the simple truth, and it all starts with a strong consultation.

After purchasing this lesson, my biggest piece of advice is to watch the video first, and then watch it again while answering the workbook questions. It's important that you actually understand your answers so you can remember this information while working behind the chair.

This Single Lesson Purchase Includes 1 video lesson (43 minutes) and 1 workbook.

*If you’re interested in purchasing all three lessons in Haircolor Foundations Course, please click here.

Your Instructor


15+ year beauty industry veteran, specializing in advanced color techniques behind the chair, training new stylists in color theory, and the creator of this on-demand post-beauty school education platform. To read her blog, click here.

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