Be the best

Education and training are key when it comes to growing your career as a colourist. It’s also how you keep inspired and stay ahead in a competitive industry. So what if you could tell industry peers and clients alike that you were the best?

As a colourist, you’re already passionate about what you do and be incredibly driven, but L’Oréal Professionnel believes in harnessing that passion and drive to bring out the very best in you.

This is why the brand doesn’t stop at offering the usual hum-drum of colour courses – it goes one step further, starting with Colour Specialist.

“Being part of the Innovation Team is a perfect follow up to Colour Specialist. The programme allows us to be creative and inspire. It’s the most exciting project I’ve been involved with.”
Nancy Stripe,
Barn//it Manchester

The course

The L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Specialist graduates are part of an elite group of experts across the UK and Ireland who have an unparalleled knowledge of colour. Indeed, Paul Dennison, Skyler McDonald, Alan Edwards and Sophia Hilton are just some of the high-profile names that have become Colour Specialists – and you could be next!

The brand introduced the first ever Colour Specialist course in 1998, setting a new standard in the hairdressing industry and raising the level of professional colouring to even greater heights.

Aimed at: colourists that want to gain the ultimate in professional knowledge and the skill and confidence to create perfect colour every time.

Duration: The course lasts 15 days, ending with a final examination.

Cost: £3,350 – while this might seem pricey, you get a lot of bang for your buck and it is the key to unlocking your career as a colourist.


The next step

But becoming a Colour Specialist is only the beginning of your specialist journey.

Once you’re a Colour Specialist, you unlock the opportunity to be part of the Colour SpecilA-List education programme. This programme offers a wide range of education, as well as the opportunity to audition to join the newly formed Colour SpeciA-List Innovation Team.

“It’s great to be part of a team of like-minded people who are passionate about colour. It’s also great to have the opportunity to bring the knowledge back to the salon to share with colleagues and clients.”
Niamh Paget,
Brown Sugar 

New for 2017, the Colour SpeciA-List Innovation Team is a one-year programme that will keep colourists always one step ahead of the rest. The Innovation Team enjoys preview launches of L’Oréal Professionnel colour innovations, receives the latest colour trends predictions and techniques before anyone else, works alongside a creative artist on the Colour SpeciA-List tour and, to complete their year, they will showcase their creativity at the Colour Congress.

“Colour Congress 2018 will see the first ever Innovation Team showcase their craft and specialist skills, developed as a result of the programme, to like-minded colourists,” explains Georgie Mathers, TONI&GUY Academy, Manchester.

The must-attend event for colourists

Colour SpeciA-List Colour Congress is a two-day event that will inspire, influence and drive your colour business to the next level. You’ll enjoy creative insights from both the fashion and hair worlds, have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in colour, learn new innovations and techniques, and discover how to drive your colour digital campaigns.

So start your journey today by booking your colour specialist assessment on one of L’Oréal Professionnel’s dedicated assessment days. Call the course booking line on 0800 028 3448, email coursesuk@loreal.com or ask your L’Oréal Professionnel account manager and education consultant for your career path guidance.