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New free course: Deep dive into the science of the hair and skin

June 30, 2022

Everything within hairdressing is affected by the scientific structure of hair. A strong understanding of this benefits you every day on the floor.

Knowledge of the hair and skin are part of training programmes nationwide yet often are bought to life simply with a textbook.  Now L’Oréal Professionnel Paris has created this dynamic pillar education and it’s accessible to all. The latest addition to Introduction to the Science of Hair and Skin.

The L’Oréal Professionnel Paris team are dedicated to helping develop and support the future generation. Making this course widely available and complimentary means we can benefit the entire industry.” – Donna Paterson, Education Director L’Oréal Professionnel Paris 

This free online course takes you through the building blocks of both hair and skin. Looking at the layers of the skin and the structure of the hair in bite size modules. Each section has supporting video, audio, text and knowledge tests that take the learner through the fundamentals in different learning styles. The aim, bring to life the fundamentals of hair science for both students and teachers.

The learner journeys through the skins three compartments: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. Plus takes you inside the hair and teach you about the cuticle, cortex and medulla. Understanding the science of what is inside the hair and how to both manipulate and respect it affects every service we do. How do bonds get reformed during a drying or perm process? What are the pigments naturally found in hair and their level scale? Answers to these questions are what you will find out in the course. If you are a self-confessed hair geek, a salon manager with staff or a trainee learning your craft, this short online course is worth checking out. You won’t look at textbooks the same again!

Learning Objectives:

To understand the function of the skin and hair (excluding hair growth cycle)

Topics Covered:

  • Layers of the skin and their purpose
  • Structure of hair 
  • Melanin and the influence on hair colour
  • Bonds within the hair

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“This online course is great and really ties into the curriculum. I can’t wait for my students to be able to have access to this.” – Janemaria Henderson, Education Lecturer Kevin College

“A great mix of visuals, slides, dropdowns, and mini videos make this an interactive and interesting teaching tool.” – Dawn Francis, Education Lecturer Deeside College