The Colour Spectrum

Duration2 minutes
Skill levelFoundation
Download MHD share app on the App Store


In this tutorial, you will learn about the history of the colour spectrum and how light behaves. You will also explore the basics of colour and how to mix them to make secondary shades. The basic science covered is fundamental once you start to colour hair and experiment with colour choice.

Technical skills

  • Colour spectrum
  • Colour wheel
  • Frequency
  • Primary colours
  • Prism
  • Secondary colours
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Sunlight
  • Wave
  • Wavelength

More in Hairdressing Classes and Lectures