First, a little history about hair colouring. The colouring of hair is an ancient art that involves treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. In ancient times, the dyes were obtained from plants. Some of the most well known are henna, indigo, Cassia obovata, senna, turmeric and amla. Others include black walnut hulls, red ochre and leeks. In a book from 1661 called “Eighteen Books of the Secrets of Art & Nature,” various methods of coloring hair black, gold, green, red, yellow, and white are explained.
The development of synthetic dyes for hair is traced to the 1860s discovery of the reactivity of para-phenylenediamine (PPD) with air. Eugène Schueller, the founder of L’Oréal, is recognized for creating the first synthetic hair dye in 1907. Goldwell’s roots go back to about 1948 in Germany. Hans Erich Dotter established a chemical factory and the business focused on the production and sale of hair cosmetics exclusively for the hair stylist. Goldwell crossed the Atlantic and came to Canada in 1979.
Today, Goldwell is a world leader in hair colour with products that are gentler on the your hair than even 10 years ago. If you are interested in exploring colour options for your hair come and see us. You have lots of choices and we have lots of experience. I have been personally using Goldwell colour for most of my career. You will find us at 103 Bridge Street in Carleton Place, ON.