Colour Bunz® was created by Barbara Forgione, a professional hair colorist who LOVES hair color. Barbara created a tool for home hair color users as well as the professionals. It enables the user to create hair color effects like never before and at the same time save time, save money, and save the planet.

“I’m a PHD… professional hair dresser, colorist to be exact. Day after day I foil, foil, foil, over and over again. Is that all there is? Caps are painful and placement is limited and unpredictable, balayage with comb or brush is uncontrollable as the color bleeds onto surrounding hair. This comb and brush application exposes the color to the air which causes the color to dry out.  The result is unwanted warmth. I use tissues, or cotton, but what a mess, and it all ends up in the garbage. Coloring curly hair requires painful brushing thru the curls and is at best, guess work, never knowing exactly where the color will fall in the curl pattern. And foils? Slip, slide, tangle up the hair, tricky to check color, they’re heavy on the head and painful to remove. Clients do their best to grin and bear the weight of foils and the pain of having the unfolded and pulled out while in the sink, but worst of all, we throw them away… foils are a waste of money and a waste product that ends up in our landfills.”

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“I kept thinking, there are problems with the hair color tools we currently use. We use caps, and foils, and tissues, and cotton, just as we use hot rollers, and Velcro rollers, and flat irons and curling irons. One tool does not do it all and we all needed something new, for everyone.”


So Barbara set out to create something easy to use, cost effective, comfortable, environmentally friendly and fun. This product had to meet many of her requirements. It had to be washable, reusable, protect color development, offer multiple applications and techniques, among many other things. Hair coloring is a creative art form and Barbara is passionate about it. She knew what she wanted and what it would take to accomplish it. So after many trials, errors, and revisions, Colour Bunz was born!


Colour Bunz is so unique, the US granted it a patent! In the process of developing a tool for herself, Barbara created something for everyone. The home colorist can create precise highlights, low lights, and the latest color trends with ease. The professional colorist has a washable, reusable tool that replaces foils in many applications. The salon client who also colors at home can touch up her color and highlights as well!


A word about the environment… did you know 1 stylists uses about 1 cubic foot of foils a month? That’s 12 cubic feet a year. Multiply that by 600,000 stylists in the USA, equals 7,200,000 cubic feet of used foils. These foils fill 83 Olympic size swimming pools. Did you know aluminum takes 200-400 years to disintegrate! Put those numbers together and we have a mess! ColourBunz® are not for every application, but they are fabulous for many techniques. They will not eliminate all the foils in our landfills but they can put a big dent in the waste.