Dark Romance

Dark Romance is the third and last key trend from the VivID Collection – Essential Looks by Schwarzkopf Professional. Elegant and versatile, this trend reveals a magical world of bewitchment and illusion, with strength in fragility, richness in embellishment, mystery in transparency and beauty in everything.

Dark Romance casts a subversive spell that bewitches all who see it. With magical layers of embellishment, weaving enchanted worlds of dark transparency, dusky brocades, inky blooms, deconstructed forms and a spirit of rebellion into the dusk. Get inspired and create your own Dark Romance versions this season to wow your romantic clients!

Catwalk Look

For the colour, Lesley Jennison first lifts select areas of the base to help the darker tones shine through, before creating iridescent depths with the #freehandblending Technique and IGORA VIBRANCE. Thanks to the Color Blender Tool, Lesley is able to paint and blend soft shades of deep purple, greyish mauve and mushroom-y pink (9.5-1, 7-48, 6-99, 3-0, 8-19, 3-19 and 6-12) for a bewitching effect that’s still flattering next to the skin.

For the cut, Richard Ashforth makes a statement with a chin length, choppy bob that’s full of attitude. Adding a raw, cropped fringe brings this look together with versatile styling options that fascinate and intrigue.

Salon Look

Mixing a glossy, soft brown colour blend for this look, Lesley uses the newly refined IGRORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES portfolio (shade 7-460) at the roots before refreshing ends with IGORA VIBRANCE. The chic brunette base shimmers with depths of violet, petrol-y blue and mauve, whilst lighter hues frame the face.

For an elegant silhouette, Schwarzkopf Professional Global Ambassador, Tyler Johnston keeps the length, creating a freshly trimmed base with choppy undone layers and a weighty fringe that feels classy and relaxed all at the same time.


Cut and style: Richard Ashforth (@richardashforth) , Tyler Johnston (@tylerjohnstonhair) • Colour: Lesley Jennison (@lesleyjennison)  • Photography: Simon Emmett (@simonemmettstudio), Kapturing (@kapturing) • Styling: Adelaida Cue Bär (@adelaidacuebaer) • Make-up: Helge Branscheidt (@helgebranscheidt)

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