After using CHI products for five or six years, Kathryn heard of a company, ALFAPARF MILANO, the first to create hair colors without PPD (Paraphenylenediamine)1. Once again, working with new technology, Kathryn took classes to learn about how to use these new colors properly and cement all she knew about color theory. Again, she learned enough to become an educator for ALFAPARF MILANO. She loves the deep learning that comes with being able to teach and communicate her knowledge and passion. She wants her clients to know that she is still working with chemicals, but in a much different, safer way.Kathryn is a dedicated professional that has the artistic ability and education to keep up with the trends over the last three decades. She understands the foundations of color and believes that color is necessary to a beautiful haircut. 1PPD is a chemical used for over 150 years in permanent hair colors which creates a long-lasting, natural look – the darker the color, the more PPD it contains. It is also the ingredient that causes the most allergic reactions in people, from contact dermatitis to anaphylactic shock. (Most of the severe reactions are in people using black hair color at home without doing a patch test prior to dyeing their hair.) ALFAPARF MILANO has three different color lines, two with no ammonia and no PPD and one with very little ammonia and no PPD. They have also developed a new line with no resorcinol, a petrochemical that is flammable, harmful to the environment, and has been linked to cancer, specifically bladder cancer.