Basic structure of the hair video tutorial

Duration2 minutes
Skill levelFoundation
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This foundation MHD tutorial will provide you with an understanding of the basic structure of the hair. This understanding will optimise your knowledge of the basic science of the hair, helping you to grasp product choice and technique choice as well as assisting with consultancy skills.

Technical skills

  • Coiled springs
  • Colour
  • Cortex
  • Cuticle
  • DNA
  • Elasticity
  • Fibres
  • Hair shaft
  • Hair structure
  • Medulla
  • Melanin
  • Overlapping scales
  • Protects
  • Strength
  • Texture


Model: Melissa Bourne
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne

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