Basic colour theory

Understanding colour theory when selecting pigments for your clients will ensure perfect healed results every time.

It’s important when selecting the pigment to consider the client’s undertones, the undertones within the pigment itself and the technique being used.

Understanding colours

Primary, secondary, and tertiary colours are classifications of colour types.
Primary colours- red, yellow, and blue are the only three colours that cannot be made by mixing any other colours, they are the foundation colours to create every other shade. Secondary colours are created when mixing two primary colours together and tertiary colours are a result of mixing one primary and one secondary colour, majority of brow tint and dye pigments are tertiary mixtures.

The most important factor to consider when implementing colour theory in your brow work is to understand the base colour within the pigment, the undertone in the client’s skin and how they will interact together to create an evenly healed result.

Colours fall into two main categories- warm and cool. Primary colours are classified as:

Blue – cool
Yellow – warm and cool Red – warm

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The colour wheel will be your most effective tool to use when choosing pigments for your client’s brows. To bring a colour back to a more neutral brown base that doesn’t throw too cool or too warm undertones you will use a modifier of the opposite colour on the colour wheel

Cool brows throwing blue undertones a yellow or orange modifier is required Cool brows throwing purple undertones a yellow or orange modifier is required Warm brows throwing red undertones a green modifier is required
Warm brows throwing pink and orange undertones a green modifier is required

Similarly, when selecting the ideal pigment for your clients skin you will need to modify the pigment to counteract undertones in the client’s skin if you are using a pigment that may enhance the underlying colour when healed