L'Oréal Colour Congress 2022

For this event I gave a talk about the history of hair colouring, followed by making some lake pigments and finishing by a practical paint making workshop.

The workshop display table with lake pigments and examples of colourants used to change the hue of hair throughout time.

Close up of the Pigment display table.

Three lake pigments: cochineal, woad and weld.

Cochineal lake pigment slowly settling out.

Weld lake pigment slowly settling out.