Sue Pemberton Education


How to Keep Hair Color from Fading


Hi Fellow Stylists,

In my years of Educating and traveling globally, one of the most frequent salon concerns we have as a stylist is hair color fading.

There are a few things that can be done in the salon by the Colorists & at home by the Client. 

In this video, I explain how to keep hair color from fading using hair color, formulation, RPC, Timing in the salon, and home maintenance clients can do to help prevent fading. 

To learn more hair color formulation tips, go to:

Master Color Series Module One: Hair Color Basics & Hair Color Correction




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Pantone Color of the Year 2023 Viva Magenta


Pantone Color of the Year 2023 VIVA MAGENTA

Every year, PANTONE has a color forecast, and this color is used in Fashion, Interior, Hair Color Design & Trends. 

I love Magenta, and I have been using it for many years, even before there were Semi-Permanent Colors to create this shade. I would create Magenta by mixing an Intense Red with Blue, then take the combination and make it lighter by mixing a Toner (Blue/Violet) or Natural/Ash Blonde Shade, utilizing the color wheel and levels.  

However, now we have semi-permanent colors that are very bright, vivid, and intense, and they are much more intense because ONLY semi-direct dyes can create such intensity.  

I like to place Magenta into Dark, Medium, and Lighter levels,

  • The full intensity in darker base levels,
  • Lighter intensity & pastel levels of Magenta in blonde bases

I always use two to three colors in the base color to create shading & dimension, bringing the eye to the focal points or area of...

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The Master Color Series


I have had the opportunity throughout my career to travel the world as International Hair Color Artistic Director for a leading manufacturer. I have found that stylists all over the world ask the same questions.

Stylists want to learn Hair Color, not a Brand, and need the FACTS & WHY so they can choose to use a Color Brand that works best for them. 

The Master Color Series is an Online, Non-Branded Hair Color Course that covers Chemistry, Hair Color Basics, Color Correction, Formulation, Artistry of Foil Placement for Specific Hair Cuts, Hair Color Techniques, Blonding, Contouring with Hair Color for the Face Shape, Color Harmony, Color Design, & Combinations, Photographic Hair Color for Competition, Branding & Marketing the Artist, Collection Building, Conceptualizing, Inspiration to Creation and much more.

  • 100 + Lessons with 21 Demonstrations 
  • 4 Pre-Lightening Highlight Techniques with Demonstration
  • 4 Color Shading & Placement Techniques with...
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Sue Pemberton's Hair Color Images



International 5-Time Award Winning Master Hair Color Specialist, Platform Artist, Educator, Mentor & Color ICON.

Sue has Spent Decades Traveling Globally, Educating Stylists, Training Educators, and Empowering Artistic Teams for Leading Manufacturers to Elevate their Color Knowledge, Expertise, and Artistic Ability.

Enjoy some of my favorite Images. 

Learn to do hair like this in the  MASTER COLOR SERIES







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