Schwarzkopf Professional’s Essential Looks Collection

Welcoming Schwarzkopf Professional’s Essential Looks Collection, a curated assortment of all the trends and innovations for Autumn/Winter 2023. Shared to encourage, inspire and educate salon businesses and to help move them forward.  

Schwarzkopf Professional aims to bring hairdressers the tools and business skills they need to make their salon a success. From the first spark of inspiration to catwalk applause, Schwarzkopf Professional’s bi-annual Essential Looks collections offer an opportunity to discover new techniques and services to help keep every salon at the top of its game… After all, every client is an opportunity for a hairdresser to showcase their craft. 

This Essential Looks 2:2023 trend features one “STOP-AND-STARE” catwalk look and one “WANT-TO-WEAR” salon look.  

Let’s meet the creators behind the Essential Looks Creative Team:  

  • Schwarzkopf Professional Global Ambassadors Tyler Johnston (@tylerjohnstonhair) and Lesley Jennison (@lesleyjennison) 
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Global Styling Ambassador (@nickirwinhair) 
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Guest Artists Christos Michailidis (@christosmichailidis), Ashlee Norman (@ashleenormanhair) and Grace Dalgleish (@gracedalgleishx) 

Introducing the first look… Re-Rooted Catwalk Look:  

Re-Rooted is all about accentuating and enhancing, tailoring the hair in terms of texture, colour and cut. The Re-Rooted Catwalk look sports textured disconnections with heavily personalised face-framing taht feels tailor-made. Cut by Tyler Johnston, who defines the look as “layered out, textured haircut with a cool-girl fringe.”  

Colour by Lesley Jennison, the Re-Rooted Catwalk look embodies a deep, earthen brunette, accentuated by cherry tones.  

Key products:  

  • Fibre Clinix Tribond shampoo & treatment + Tame & Hydrate boosters  
  • Igora Royal + Igora Royal Pastelfier  
  • Session Label the salt, the texturizer  

Now for, Re-Rooted Salon Look:  

The re-rooted salon look boasts rich, dimensional shades with hints of natural, cool and mink tones – giving a high-shine, and luxurious refinement. Coloured by Ashlee Norman, using traditional techniques to create high-resolution, low-maintenance results. Just what clients are after nowadays! The look is finished by Christos Michailidis; he adds layers to create body and airiness, whilst the face-framing sections add effortless volume. Great work by the duo a real “modern classic” as Christos says. 

Next, Salon Service, #FoilayageMelt:  

Here we have a technique that delivers the same softness and blend of a balayage and open-air surface painting but with a traditional foiling technique: The Foilayage Melt Colour Service. This uses a series of balayage-like interlocking triangles pivoting around the head. Each triangle is broken into two foils; the top foil mirrors the effect of surface painting, whilst the saturated ends of the second give an ombré result. Ashlee adds, “I used over-direction forward when applying the ombré ends so that they followed the crest of the face-framing pieces, creating a perfect synergy between cut, colour, and most importantly, the individual.” 

Key products:  

  • Fibre Clinix Tribond shampoo & treatment + Fortify & Hydrate boosters 
  • Blondeme Premium Lightener 9+, tbh – true beautiful honest 
  • Session Label the mousse, the texturizer  

Following these looks, we hope you are feeling inspired to start encouraging your clients to look at something like this… If you’re not already!  

We love seeing the work you create in the salon, so don’t forget to share with us on our IG @colourworlduk, or share your in our awards… Colour World Genius Awards 2024.  

Looking for some more colour inspiration? Here you go: INSPIRATION


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