The Copper Queen Masterclass

Discover the allure of copper hair with the UK's leading expert, Rachael Lomax. Dive into the history, science, and artistry of this timeless shade, explore comprehensive courses, and learn from the best in the industry. Elevate your hair colouring skills with the Copper Queen's masterclass.

The Copper Queen Masterclass: A Deep Dive into the World of Copper Hair

· The Allure of Copper Hair
· The UK's Distinctive Redhead Heritage
· The Evolution of Copper Hair Trends

· Copper Hair in Pop Culture
· The Modern-Day Prominence of Copper Hair
· The Science Behind Copper Hair

· Interactions with Different Hair Types
· Challenges and Solutions

· From Local Salons to Copper Mastery
· The Impact of Rachael's Education


· Benefits of Specializing in Copper
· Elevating Your Career with Expertise

· Embracing the Journey of Copper Mastery
· The Invitation to Dive Deeper into Copper

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Introduction to Copper Mastery

In the vast and vibrant tapestry of hair colouring, there is one shade that has always stood out, both for its timeless allure and its contemporary appeal: Copper. This fiery hue, reminiscent of autumn leaves and golden sunsets, is not just a colour; it is a statement. But mastering this statement requires more than just a keen eye; it demands expertise, passion, and a deep understanding of its intricacies. Enter Rachael Lomax, the UK's undisputed Copper Queen and leading Copper hair specialist in the UK.

A Nation of Redheads, Pop Culture, and the Rise of Copper Hair Trends

The UK holds a distinctive title in the world of hair colour: it boasts the highest concentration of redheads globally. This fiery hue, ranging from deep auburns to vibrant coppers, is not just a colour but a symbol of the nation's rich heritage and genetic tapestry.

Historically, red hair has been both revered and reviled, but in recent decades, it has seen a resurgence in popularity. In the swinging '60s, copper tones became synonymous with the bohemian movement, representing freedom and rebellion. The '90s saw a more natural, sun-kissed auburn look, championed by celebrities and pop icons of the era. Fast forward to the 2000s and 2010s, and the rise of fantasy colours brought with it a spectrum of coppers, from burnt oranges to fiery reds, reflecting the era's love for individual expression.

This current obsession with copper is not just a fleeting trend; it is a testament to the shade's timeless appeal and versatility. And with such high demand, the need for specialized education in copper hair colouring has never been more critical. For stylists, understanding the nuances of this shade, its application, and maintenance is paramount to meet the expectations of an increasingly discerning clientele. This makes investing in copper hair education not just a trend but an essential step for professionals looking to elevate their craft and cater to this significant and proud segment of the population.


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The Science Behind Copper Hair

Copper, as a hair colour, is not just about fiery visual appeal; it is deeply rooted in hair colour theory and science. The unique properties of copper pigments make them both fascinating and challenging to work with. Here is a brief dive into the science:

· Pigment Properties: Copper pigments are larger in size compared to other colour molecules. This means they can be more challenging to penetrate the hair shaft, leading to issues like faster fading.

· Hair Type Interactions: Different hairtypes absorb copper differently. Porous hair, for instance, might absorb the colour quickly but also release it faster, leading to rapid fading. Understanding these interactions is crucial for achieving consistent results.

· Underlying Challenges: Copper, when lightened, can sometimes reveal unexpected undertones due to the presence of residual pigments. Mastering copper requires an understanding of these undertones and how to neutralize or enhance them.

For any stylist, understandingthese scientific aspects can be the difference between a good copper shade and
a great one. Also, with Rachael's courses, you are delving deep into this science, ensuring that every copper transformation you undertake is backed by knowledge and expertise.

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From Local Salons to Copper Mastery: Rachael's Illustrious Journey in Hair Colouring

Rachael's journey in the hair industry is a tale of passion, dedication, and relentless pursuit of excellence. From local salons to her advanced training with industry giants like Vidal Sassoon, L’Oreal, and Redken, she has always been driven by a singular passion: to understand and master the art of hair colouring. With over 22 years specializing in copper and 15 years helming her salon, The Copper Queen (previously Serenity Norfolk), Rachael's credentials are nothing short of impeccable.

But what truly sets her apart isher unique niche in copper hair. In her words, “Finding my niche, flair, and adoration in copper tones, and evolving to become the Copper Queen has given me a freedom to embrace and own this specialist area.”

This dedication is evident in her role as an ambassador for renowned brands and her numerous accolades. Rachael’s talents have not gone unnoticed by the industry’s top public channels, making it onto the How To Cut It “Smashed It” list, becoming a finalist as a “Colour Communicator Genius” at the Colour World Genius Awards and most recently winning “Colourist Of The Year” at the Salon Awards. But beyond awards and recognition, it is the glowing testimonials from her students that truly underscore her impact as an educator.

For stylists grappling with the challenges of copper hair, especially concerning copper hair longevity, Rachael's courses are nothing short of transformative. If you have ever found yourself puzzled by copper hair that fades too quickly, loses its vibrancy when lightened, or simply does not turn out as envisioned, Copper Queen Education promises solutions, insights, and a whole new perspective.

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Here is a glimpse of the courses that await:

The Basics of Swatching: A foundational course that introduces you to the art of creating the perfect
swatch for your collection.
The Fundamentals of Copper: A deep dive into the world of copper, this course unravels the mysteries behind creating the perfect shade.
Mastering the Art of Copper Hair: An immersive, hands-on experience held at the Copper Colour Queen Academy, this course promises a holistic learning experience.
Mastering the Art of Copper Hair on the Road: For those who cannot make it to the academy, this course brings Rachael's expertise right to your doorstep, or rather, to salons across the UK.
Lightening and Copper Trailblazing with Chaulk and Copper Queen Education: A collaborative masterclass that delves deep into unique copper and lightening techniques.


Each course is meticulously designed, drawing from Rachael's vast experience and insights into advanced hair colouring techniques. They promise not just knowledge but also the confidence to apply this knowledge, ensuring that every stylist can bring their vision of copper to life.

Embarking on a Journey to Copper Mastery

With such a rich tapestry of experiences and accolades, Rachael's courses are more than just lessons; they are transformative experiences. As Sophie T, a hairstylist, aptly puts it, "Rachael's passion for copper is infectious! After attending her masterclass, I feel more confident and equipped." Each module is a culmination of years of expertise, distilled into sessions that promise to transform your understanding of copper hair.

James L., a salon owner with over a decade in the industry, praises the depth of knowledge Rachael brings, stating, "I've been in the industry for over a decade, and I still learned so much from her course." Whether you are looking to refine your foundational knowledge or delve deep into advanced techniques, there is a course
tailored for you. And it is not just about the techniques; it is about understanding the science behind copper pigments, as Aria K., a freelance hairdresser, highlights: "From the science behind copper pigments to hands-on techniques, Rachael's courses cover it all."


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Discovering the World of Copper with Rachael Lomax

In the ever-evolving realm of hair colouring, copper stands out as a shade that's both timeless and trendy. But mastering this vibrant hue requires more than just a keen eye; it demands a deep understanding of its intricacies. Enter Rachael Lomax, the UK's leading authority on copper hair. With over two decades of experience, a slew of awards, and a passion that's palpable, Rachael has curated a series of courses that promise to transform the way you approach copper hair. Whether you are a seasoned stylist or just starting out, Copper Queen Education offers a learning experience that's both enriching and enlightening.

So, without further ado, let us dive into the heart of Copper Queen Education and explore each course in detail, understanding what makes them the gold standard in copper hair education.

1. The Basics of Swatching:

Swatching is the unsung hero of the hair colouring world. It is the foundation upon which all great hair colours are built, and yet, it is often overlooked. Enter "The Basics of Swatching," a course meticulously crafted by Rachael Lomax, the Copper Queen herself. Designed as a quick yet comprehensive online session, this course is your gateway to mastering the art of swatching.

But what exactly is swatching? Think of it as creating a roadmap for hair colour. It is about understanding shades, tones, and how they interact with different hair types. Rachael breaks down the process, guiding you through the essentials: from understanding what swatching is, why it is crucial, to the tools you will need, and the actual application process. By the end of this 30-minute session, you will have a newfound appreciation for swatching and the confidence to create the perfect colour sample for your collection. And the best part? It is online and recorded, allowing you to revisit the material whenever you need a refresher.

2. The Fundamentals of Copper:

Copper is more than just a colour; it is a statement. But mastering this vibrant shade requires a deep understanding of its nuances. "The Fundamentals of Copper" is where theory meets practice. Over three immersive hours, Rachael delves into the world of copper, unpacking its complexities and revealing its secrets.

Whether you are a seasoned stylist or a newbie, this course is designed to elevate your understanding of copper. Rachael covers everything from the science behind copper hair, the role of undercoats and natural pigments, to practical tips and tricks that ensure consistent results. The live session offers an interactive experience, allowing you to engage with Rachael, ask questions, and get real-time feedback. If you cannot make the live session? The recording ensures you do not miss out. With six months of access, you can revisit the material, refining your skills at your own pace.

3. Mastering the Art of Copper Hair:

Ready for a deep dive?"Mastering the Art of Copper Hair" is a full-day, in-person masterclass held at the Copper Colour Queen Academy. This is where you get to roll up your sleeves, immerse yourself in the world of copper, and learn from the best in the business.

Rachael has curated a comprehensive curriculum that covers both theory and hands-on techniques. From understanding the intricacies of copper to practical swatching sessions, this course is a holistic learning experience. And it is not just about learning; it is about experiencing. Each participant receives a Copper Queen Colour kit, complete with a colour globe, swatching ring, and a detailed manual. Plus, there are exclusive goodies and a delightful lunch to keep you energized. By the end of the day, you will walk away with a wealth of knowledge, a kit full of tools, and the confidence to create stunning copper shades.


4. Mastering the Art of Copper Hair on the Road:

For those who cannot make it to the academy, Rachael has a solution: she is bringing her expertise to you. "Mastering the Art of Copper Hair on the Road" is a traveling masterclass, popping up in salons across the UK.

This course mirrors the in-depthcurriculum of the academy-based masterclass. From theory to hands-on sessions, Rachael ensures that participants get the full Copper Queen experience. The pop-up format offers flexibility, making top-tier education accessible to stylists across the country. And just like the academy-based course, participants receive a Copper Queen Colour kit, ensuring they have the tools they need to put their newfound knowledge into practice.

5. Lightening & Copper Trailblazing collaboration with Chaulk:

Two powerhouses, one masterclass. Rachael teams up with Sarah Spiers of Chaulk Education for a day of exploration and innovation. This course is more than just a learning experience; it is a deep dive into the combined expertise of two industry leaders.

The duo tackles familiar challenges faced by stylists, from fading copper shades to maintaining vibrancy during lightening. They delve into alternative lightening methods, explore the role of pure pigments, and offer insights into brand-neutral colour choices. Participants also get hands-on experience, practicing the techniques shared by Rachael and Sarah. To ensure that the learning continues beyond the classroom, each participant receives a specially curated kit bag.

By the end of the session,participants will have a comprehensive understanding of copper and lightening techniques, the confidence to tackle complex challenges, and the tools to create stunning results.

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A Comprehensive Copper Curriculum

Having explored each course, it is evident that Rachael's approach to copper hair education is both holistic and specialized. Each module, from the basics to the advanced, is meticulously crafted to address the unique challenges and opportunities presented by copper hair. It is not just about techniques; it is about understanding the science, the art, and the passion behind each shade of copper.

But beyond the course, what truly stands out is Rachael's commitment to her students, her craft, and the broader world of hair colouring. As we wrap up this exploration of Copper Queen Education, let us take a moment to reflect on the broader impact and the future possibilities that await every stylist under Rachael's guidance.


Why Enrolling in a Copper Queen Course Could Be Your Best Decision Yet

In the heart of every hairdresser lies a passion for transformation, for bringing out the beauty in every strand, and for creating art that moves, quite literally. But in the vast spectrum of hair colouring, there is one shade that demands a unique blend of skill, understanding, and artistry: copper. With its fiery tones and captivating hues, copper is both a challenge and a reward. And who better to guide you through its intricacies than Rachael Lomax?

1. Elevate Your Earnings: Beyond the artistry, there is a pragmatic side to our craft.Specializing in the nuanced world of copper allows you to offer something unique, something not every stylist can. This expertise, honed under Rachael's guidance, can command a premium, enhancing your earnings and reflecting the true value of your skill.

2. Deepen Client Connections: Mastery in copper does not just bring new clients to your chair; it strengthens the bond with existing ones. When clients see and feel the difference in their hair, trust is built. They become not just regulars, but advocates, singing praises of your magic touch.

3. Stay Inspired and Informed: The world of hairdressing is in constant flux, with contemporarytrends emerging every day. By immersing yourself in Rachael's courses, you are not just learning; you are staying inspired, ensuring you are always at the forefront of what is next in copper.

4. Forge Meaningful Relationships: Every course is an opportunity to connect with peers, share experiences, and learn from one another. These interactions, set against the backdrop of learning, can lead to lasting friendships and collaborations.

5. Craft Your Unique Brand: In today's digital age, your work is your brand.Specializing in copper, especially with techniques learned from Rachael, can set your portfolio apart, attracting attention and admiration from peers and potential clients alike.

6. Rediscover Your Passion: There is a unique joy in mastering something new, in pushing boundaries, and in surprising yourself. With each course, you are reigniting your passion for the craft, reminding yourself of why you fell in love with hairdressing in the first place.

In the vast canvas of hair colouring, copper is a shade that beckons with promise and potential. With Rachael Lomax as your guide, you are not just learning about colour; you are embracing a journey, one filled with discovery, growth, and endless inspiration.

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The Future of Copper Awaits with Rachael Lomax

In the ever-changing landscape of hair colouring, copper remains a shade that captivates and challenges stylists around the world. But with the guidance of an expert like Rachael Lomax, the path to mastering this hue becomes clearer and more attainable. Copper Queen Education is not just about courses; it is about embarking on a transformative journey, guided by one of the industry's best.

For those who have ever felt the thrill of mixing colours, the anticipation of seeing the result, or the joy of a client's smile, know that there is always more to learn, more to explore. And in the realm of copper, the possibilities are endless.

So, whether you are a seasoned stylist, a salon owner, or someone just starting out, the invitation stands. Dive deeper, challenge yourself, and let the Copper Queen herself guide you to new heights of expertise and creativity. Explore the courses, connect with Rachael, and take that next step in your copper hair journey. The world of copper awaits, and it is more vibrant and exciting than ever before.


Take the Next Step

Ready to elevate your expertise in copper hair? Rachael Lomax is here to guide you. Book your spot via our website or for any queries, reach out directly through Instagram or Facebook Messenger. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from the best in the business. Let us embark on this copper journey together.




Brand Collaborations with The Copper Queen

In addition to her comprehensivecourses, Rachael Lomax extends her expertise to brand collaborations, offering tailored versions of her renowned techniques and teachings. This unique opportunity allows hairdressing brands, especially those she passionately represents as an ambassador, to immerse their clientele in the world of Copper Queen Education.

For brands eager to elevate their offerings and expose their clients to Rachael's unparalleled knowledge in copper hair mastery, collaboration is key. By aligning with Rachael, brands can not only enhance their educational modules but also position themselves at the forefront of copper hair trends and techniques.

To discuss collaboration opportunities and tailor-made courses, brands are encouraged to reach out directly to Rachael's brand manager, Stella of Stella Represents Agency. Stella is the primary point of contact for all brand-related inquiries and collaborations. Connect with her via her Instagram page: Stella Represents on Instagram.

Seize the opportunity to blend your brand's vision with the expertise of the UK's leading authority on copper hair. Together, let us redefine the future of copper hair education.