Author Archives : Lois RIVERA

About Lois RIVERA

Lois has worked in the Cosmetology Industry for 50 years and opened six salons, all with recent Cosmetology graduates as staff. New graduates filled with energy and excitement for the salon business gave Lois the reason and desire to train new hires to achieve fast and lasting success in three months time instead of years of challenges.

The French have a saying….

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.” For Beauty professionals that work involves education. Continuing education is the single most important factor in a continuing career in the Salon Industry. Inspiration is not enough!!! We need thoughtful new strategies to drive growth, both in technical and marketing […]

Recognizing Percentages of Gray Hair

One of the hardest questions to answer is “How much gray hair does my client have in her whole head of hair? Every color manufacture gives directions on how best to color gray hair, however the manufacture asks the colorist to identify the amount/percentage of gray in the hair for proper coloration of the gray […]

Enrich your hair coloring career in 2016!

Uprocess Color Academy’s mission is to give professional hair colorists the consultation and color knowledge skills that today’s salon hair color clients demand. Grow your clientele numbers with the”ATLAS”, grow your hair color expertise with “Driven 2 Color Performance” both courses available on this site. Wishing you your best year ever!


Black hair is the darkest and most common of all human hair color globally. It is a dominant genetic trait and found in people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. The black hair shaft contains large amounts of Eumelanin a natural dark pigment and there are less hairs on the head of a black haired person […]