Did you know that the human eyeball contains only 3 color spectra?
This means that we can only see things in green, red, and blue as well as their variations. We call it photocolorimetry. Of course this is enough to see a great diversity of colors and shades.
This knowledge is useful for you to choose the appropriate light of your workplace in order to be more assertive when you are going to evaluate your customer’s skin to carry out a procedure.
Every color developed from light is created based on these colors and they are called RGB spectrum profile. Screens of computers, smartphones and other electronic devices are all made with these colors.
And why do we see such a variety of hues? Why do we see colors like yellow, brown, among others?
This happens because of the frequency of the wave vibration of these colors. Due to this frequency, we can see everything in colors, not only the colors green, blue and red. It is also through this spectrum that the pigmentation professional decides which light he/she should use in his/her workplace. As a reference, the appropriate light — that is, besides the natural light, of course — is a white light with a 2500 Kelvin temperature.
Do you want to be a great micropigmentation professional? Then, keep on reading and learn more about the color spectrum and how it affects your everyday life!
And What Is Pigmentology?
In a nutshell, Pigmentology is the study of pigment-generating colors. Within this context, you will find many other concepts like colorimetry (study of natural colors = red, yellow, and blue), which is often confused with Pigmentology.
By delving into this knowledge, you will be able to learn more about how to identify the best environment to work in as a micropigmentation professional. You will also understand the relationship between light, implantation depth and pigment.
Another important lesson related to this area of learning is to understand the technical terms relevant to your profession. For example, luminance, hue, grading, among others.
If you want to be a benchmark professional in your market, you must master all these concepts. A good way of doing that is by using our Practical Pigment Handbook.
Do you want to learn how to put this knowledge into practice? Then check out some ways of improving you micropigmentation work.
Colors in Practice
To become a good micropigmentation professional, you must have a deep knowledge about colors. It’s only by studying it that you will be able to conclude a procedure feeling sure that the color chosen for the micropigmentation will be perfect after the healing process.
So, check out some important color concepts and how to put them into practice in your day to day life.
Hue is the name we call colors (tones) like red, blue, green, yellow, orange, etc. without adding any black or white to them.
Within the hue, we can find a way to distinguish blue from red. In this hue, it is as if these two colors were traveling a path that connects one tone to the other. That way you can find other colors within them.
You must know how to use the color wheel. For example, when one color is facing another, it means that they are complementary.
Saturation can be called by two different names: Chroma or intensity. The concept of saturation is directly related to the purity of colors. The intensity, the paleness and the vibrancy may be directly related to the analyzed bandwidth.
Colors that are considered pure within the spectrum are saturated, and the more saturated the color of an object, the greater the impression that this object is in motion.
Saturation is also related to the amount of grey in it. Thus, if any modification is made to a pure color, the saturation automatically decreases.
When you apply too many “layers” on an eyebrow, you may be hyper saturating that eyebrow. For this reason, your work may end up greyish after a few months.
Grading or luminance
Luminance is a way of measuring the amount of light emission at the moment it passes through a particular object or by its reflection on the object. It can also identify how long it takes the human eye to perceive a certain color.
In other words, luminance or grading is the brightness indication of a light issued or reflected on a surface. This measurement is made through a device called colorimeter.
In your everyday life, you deal with luminance when you need to evaluate if a tone is too bright or too dark for a customer.
The shade level of a color increases as black is added to it.
You should remember that black is the absence of color. This is an essential concept to any micropigmentation professional, especially when you are going to apply the technique on dark skin tones.
This is the exact opposite of shade: the greater the amount of white added to a color, the greater the tint we get.
Since in Brazil we find people of many different skin tones, this is a very important concept to consider, and the micropigmentation professional needs to make adjustments to each one of the skin tones.
Pigmentology to a Micropigmentation Professional
Being a micropigmentation professional requires much more than the practical applications on customers. In fact, to apply it, first you need the theoretical knowledge. Therefore, knowing about pigmentation is crucial to your work.
Below you can find all the benefits of this knowledge:
- Make more assertive decisions when choosing the correct tone for the customer’s pigmentation process. This will improve their satisfaction;
- Retain more loyal customers, acquiring new ones as a result of word-of-mouth marketing;
- Spend less time wondering. This will increase work productivity: providing quality performance in less time;
- Being acknowledged by other professionals in the field as a benchmark professional in the region;
- Achieve a greater comfort in your work, being able to choose the best schedules of the day to work and, therefore, obtaining greater quality of life.
You can get all these benefits when you start to improve yourself continuously, always searching for what is best in the market. After all, to be a good professional, you need to be constantly learning.
How This Knowledge Has Changed My Career
It was only through constant studies in the area that I was able to become a benchmark professional in the national and international market. Understanding the market’s need was not enough.
I had to learn all the techniques, what instruments were used in micropigmentation and how to use them. I spent 8 years dedicating myself to acquire the necessary knowledge for my target audience and I’ve never stopped.
Even after being considered an expert in this area in many countries, I’m still learning more and more about the technique so I can teach it to others who, like you, want to be excellent professionals in the market.
Focus on satisfying your customers, transforming them into your best business card. When they are pleased, they will definitely recommend you to others.
Practical Pigment Handbook 1.0
Now that you know a bit more about Pigmentology and you have every reason to learn even more about it, download our Pigment Handbook 1.0. It will increase your knowledge as a micropigmentation professional, which can result in many benefits to your career.
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