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Schwarzkopf Professional News

NEW AGE DEFYING COLOURS FROM IGORA ABSOLUTES

IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES – the colour range designed for mature hair – has added four new age defying colours to their existing range of 20 shades.

 

The new shades offer 100% white coverage, intense colour results and powerful conditioning, ensuring the most natural and flattering results. The colour direction of the new shades includes three cool and beige tones, as well as a bestselling chocolate blonde.

 

IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES includes a Pro-Age Complex, which contains a long-chain care polymer that adheres to the surface of the hair cuticle. This gives the hair an even surface, which creates a sleek and shiny appearance.

 

Discover the age-defying ABSOLUTES range and explore all 24 shades today!

IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES
OSiS+ Session Label

MEET THE NEW SUPER HEROES OF STYLING

Enter the world of OSiS+ Session Label and explore iconic styling for style icons. Combining state-of-the-art technologies with the finest ingredients, this new range delivers fantastic results for the most style savvy clients.

 

Schwarzkopf Professional’s premium assortment consists of 9 iconic products delivering SUPER styling performance. Each SUPER light formula dries instantly, gives weightless shine or matte results, with precise hold and volume without overburdening the hair for SUPER LIGHT, SUPER DRY, SUPER FINE, SUPER PRECISE and SUPER AIRY styling results.

 

“OSiS+ Session Label is perfect for creating this season’s most coveted catwalk looks and finishes… whether it’s texture and matte undone looks, curl, movement or full-bodied volume with texture, all of the new products give these must-have styles the on-trend natural-looking edge.”

 

Richard Ashforth | Global Styling Ambassador

 

Inspired by beauty care, Schwarzkopf Professional have launched four all new products as part of the upgraded range, each formulated to give hair different types of texture:

 

Powder Cloud
An advanced SUPER FINE sprayable powder infused with Lava Rock, which creates precise volume instantly without overburdening the hair. The innovative pump function, allows for ultra-precise direct application with perfect dosage control.

Miracle 15
A SUPER VERSATILE styling balm with 15 benefits that prime, protect, define, control and add shine to the hair for an enhanced styling routine.

 

Crystal Gel
A SUPER CONCENTRATED gel infused with Crystal Rock Extract produces radically defined textures with strong hold control; unlike any other conventional gel, it offers a dry hair feeling.

 

Coal Putty
A SUPER ROUGH styling paste containing Activated Charcoal creates a no-shine matte effect, for medium hold raw looks with zero greasiness.


So, what are you waiting for? Meet the needs of your most sophisticated clientele and boost your salon retail business with textures and formulations your clients will not find in retail…

BEAUTIFULLY INDULGENT BC BRAZILNUT OIL

Amazonia’s best kept secret, Brazilnut Oil, is the newest key ingredient in the BC Oil Miracle range, offering superior colour protection with a luxurious oil experience.

 

Suitable for all hair types, new BC Oil Miracle Brazilnut Oil offers an indulging hair-care regime enhanced with the latest technology for superior colour protection and shine. Brazilnut Oil is carefully extracted from the seeds of one of the largest trees in South America and is well known for its nourishing proteins, minerals and Omega 3 and 9, which work to fill in porous gaps and smooth rough hair. Brazilnut Oil’s moisturising properties also ensure opulent shine and suppleness without overburdening hair.

 

Our beauty hero from this range is BC Oil Miracle Brazilnut Oil Talent 10, the most versatile leave-in milk ever created by Schwarzkopf Professional. It offers an incredible 10 benefits including: enhanced colour radiance, ultimate shine, sun protection, gorgeous fragrance lasting 24 hours, protection from breakage and added moisture, all while detangling, taming and conditioning.

 

The complete range also features a gentle shampoo (BC Oil Miracle Brazilnut Oil Oil-in-Shampoo), an intensely nourishing pulp treatment (BC Oil Miracle Brazilnut Oil Pulp Treatment) and a refined oil booster, containing the highest concentration of Brazilnut Oil (BC Oil Miracle Brazilnut Oil Refined Oil Booster). Check out the full pampering possibilities BC Oil Miracle.

BC Brazilnut Oil
IGORA ROYAL Opulescence

IGORA ROYAL OPULESCENCE: THE RENAISSANCE OF COLOUR

IGORA ROYAL Opulescence brings the next big beauty and fashion trend to hair with six opulent, yet muted shades inspired by Renaissance art.

 

From Haute Couture to High Street, rich and luxurious colours dominate this season and now Schwarzkopf Professional partner salons can embrace the trend too. As seen in the latest Essential Looks Collection, from Velvet Slate to Golden Dawn there’s a perfect shade for every client!

 

Combining inspiration from Renaissance art and royal fashion, these opulent shades and illumination techniques create a depth of colour with 3D effects.

 

“It’s unlike anything in the existing portfolio, these brand-new shades offer the most incredibly rich and sophisticated tones that are going to be an absolute hit with my clients” comments Lesley Jennison, Global Colour Ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional.

 

Get inspired by the Renaissance in colour and explore the new IGORA ROYAL Opulescence today!

NEW ESSENTIAL LOOKS: MODERN IKON COLLECTION

Bridging the gap between the fashion catwalk and high street, this season’s Essential Looks: Modern Ikon Collection, draws inspiration from culture, history and art to provide three distinctive new trends: OPULENT, BEAT ICON and COLORAMA.

 

OPULENT: Sultry, seductive and sophisticated, high-octane glamour has ruled the runways this season and is set to be huge in 2017. We’ve taken this 1950s silver screen siren inspired look and given it a thoroughly modern twist. Get inspired by the luxurious, opulent colours of the new IGORA ROYAL Opulescence range, whilst embracing the feminine curls and voluminous waves, created by Curl Honey and Bouncy Curls from the OSiS+ styling range.

 

BEAT ICON: From the eternal fascination of icons from the early 60s, spanning James Dean swagger to Andy Warhol and Velvet Underground cool, BEAT ICON is reminiscent of the looks that defined a generation. BEAT ICON utilises the BLONDME colour palette for maximum colour customisation. To complete the iconic look, hair is given weightless texture and a polished finish with a combination of OSiS+ Session Label Super Dry Flex and Powder Cloud.

 

COLORAMA: Combining the rebellious attitude of punk with colour-popping hues, COLORAMA features a style for the non-conformist. Intermixable bold statement colours from IGORA ColorWorx create playful effects in a colour clash of neon shades. Textured, random shapes give a post punk DIY feel, as OSiS+ and OSiS+ Session Label styling products support a ‘rough and ready’ finish.

 

Take a minute to explore all the looks from our MODERN IKON COLLECTION

Essential Looks

SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL OPEN THEIR FIRST TREND LAB

On Monday 10th of April, Schwarzkopf Professional officially opened their first Trend Lab facility in Hamburg, Germany!

 

The Trend Lab allows Schwarzkopf Professional to respond quickly to the latest trends spotted in the industry. The in-house professional studio provides hairdressers around the globe with instant hairdressing inspiration, in real time.

 

Celebrating hairdressing through inspiration and education, hairdressers can expect real trends executed on live models, via engaging how-to tutorials and product demonstrations on Schwarzkopf Professional’s social media channels. As well as through hairdresser-led webinars, available for registered users on www.ask-elearning.com.

 

“The Schwarzkopf Professional Trend Lab is a real step change in digital delivery. It is a brand-new channel that gives us the opportunity to capture, connect and deliver education-based, real time hair and fashion trends, as they happen.”

 

Simon Ellis – International Creative Director | Schwarzkopf Professional

 

The Trend Lab is an inspirational environment that blends the refined setting of a premium loft-style salon together with a cutting-edge photography studio. Every attention to detail has been considered to create a dynamic and intuitive environment. Beautiful vintage wood has been used throughout the flexible interior, alongside a carefully selected range of interchangeable backdrops and accessories, suitable for any one of Schwarzkopf Professional’s brands to use.

 

The opening night hosted several VIP guests – a selective audience of international trend watchers, hairdressing experts plus research and development specialists – who enjoyed an up close and personal catwalk show, presented by Schwarzkopf Professional’s Global Ambassadors, Tyler Johnston and Lesley Jennison.

 

The Ambassadors teamed up with digital influencers Mikey Henger and Jeffrey Robert to reveal the latest hair trends through an impressive line-up of commercially relevant INSTA-looks showcased on several models; including fashion bloggers Frida Mindt and Pola Fendel. Receiving a full colour and styling service, our star bloggers walked the catwalk to present their viral, on-trend looks, created with the latest Schwarzkopf Professional products.

 

Stay ahead of the curve and feed your passion for hairdressing with inspiring new content every day on Schwarzkopf Professional’s social media channels. All you need to do is follow @schwarzkopfpro on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter!

A NEW ERA OF BLONDE PERFECTION

It’s time to embrace a whole new era of blonde perfection with the launch of the much-loved BLONDME range. With the revolutionary patented* Advanced Bonding System now built into the BLONDME colour and care range, the hair is protected during lifting, lightening and colouring processes.

 

Bonding technologies are taking the hairdressing world by storm, “evolving from simple trend to a must-have in all hair salons” says Lesley Jennison – Schwarzkopf Professional’s Global Colour Ambassador.

 

Instead of using products specifically for bonding services, which require an extra step during the colouring, lightening or lifting process, the new BLONDME range helps hairdressers to blonde and bond their clients’ hair in one easy step, while the advanced care range helps to maintain the hair’s repaired condition.

 

The Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Ambassadors, Lesley Jennison – Schwarzkopf Professional’s Global Colour Ambassador and hairdresser to Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle McPherson; and Kim Vō – Global BLONDME Ambassador and hairdresser to Katherine Heigl and Kate Hudson, have devised a series of stunning blonde looks and services for the new BLONDME range.

 

Available for all blonde hair types and wannabe blondes, BLONDME embodies everything a blonde should be: Iconic. Powerful. Individual. Iconic. So, what are you waiting for? Discover the new BLONDME range today!

 

*Patent pending

BLONDME
Strong Bonds

THE BONDING POWER OF STRONG BONDS

How strong is your bond? The bond shared between hairdressers and their clients is what keeps them coming back, time after time. It’s this special bond that makes being behind the chair worthwhile! Hairdressers and their clients share a lot with each other – big occasions, breakups and secrets which help create and maintain a strong bond.

 

Bonds are important for our hair too. So we are very proud to welcome you to a whole new era of bonding services! Now you can lighten, lift, colour, and replenish hair like never before with Schwarzkopf Professional’s STRONG BONDS – new super hero products equipped with bonding technology inside. Unlock the bonding powers of our STRONG BONDS team: FIBREPLEX – hair’s ultimate bodyguard, BC Fibre Force – the powerful bond connector and IGORA ROYAL Highlifts – legendary icy blonde highlifts integrated with FIBREPLEX.

 

The STRONG BONDS team fight hair-damaging forces, restore hair to its natural softness, ensure superior colour results and banish brittle hair – once and for all! Our revolutionary new bonding technology works to treat and protect the bonds in the hair fibre leaving hair visibly healthier! Salon goers deserve outstanding results and with STRONG BONDS they get the best of the best. It’s no wonder that Schwarzkopf Professional’s Global Colour Ambassador, Lesley Jennison sees bonding technologies as “evolving from a simple trend to a must-have in all hair salons.”

 

FIBREPLEX is already taking the hairdressing world by storm with its exclusive FibreBond technology. FIBREPLEX Bond Booster N°1 can be mixed into any colouring system and enforces structural bonds. FIBREPLEX Bond Sealer N°2 seals the outer hair surface and FIBREPLEX Bond Maintainer N°3 prolongs the incredible in-salon results at home and FIBREPLEX Shampoo restores bonds within hair’s fibre and locks in colour for superior colour results.


Our BC Fibre Force range is infused with Bond Connector™ Technology which re-connects weak bonds in over-processed hair and makes it 10x more resistant* to breakage! The BC Fibre Force in-salon service begins with a pre-shampoo treatment with BC Fibre Force Kerabond Infusion and then the BC Fibre Force Bonding Cream is added to intensively restore the integrity of the hair, seal the hair’s outer surface and add shine. The hair is then washed with BC Fibre Force Fortifying Shampoo, formulated as a take-away for clients, to prolong the effects of the in-salon service by creating and reconnecting bonds with every wash. The BC Fibre Force range also comes with an extensive range of home-care products.

 

For our cool blondes or those who want to try out the iciest arctic blonde tones, try IGORA ROYAL Highlifts – our first highlifts enforced with FibreBond Technology. IGORA ROYAL Highlifts range offers incredible ice-blonde colours and are enforced with FIBREPLEX N°1 to protect the bonds and keeps hairs’ inner strength during the lifting process.

 

*Applied for patents

**Usage of BC Fibre Force Bond Connector Regime vs. untreated hair

STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME WITH ASK EDUCATION’S eACADEMY

We all know how important it is to keep learning and improving. Hairdressers live in a dynamic and rapidly changing world, where the fast adoption of new trends determines success. Social media has sped up the evolution of transforming these trends, and knowing how to create these trends is more important than ever. 

 

ASK Education – Schwarzkopf Professional’s Global Education brand, delivers exceptional training and support for hairdressers. We bring the art of hairdressing to life in nearly 90 ASK Academies and studios across the world and support hairdressers in their professional development. We want to keep you and your salon ahead of the game, so we are reaching out through technology to help you deliver stunning, high quality and on-trend results for your clients: We’ve gone digital! 

 

Welcome to the future! ASK Education presents the eAcademy – an interactive, up-close and personal eLearning experience. Inside the eAcademy you can pick and choose information and tutorials under three distinct categories: Colour, Care and Finish. We provide all the information and advice to power you and your salon! All you need to do is dive in. 

 

“It’s really state-of-the-art stuff,” says Simon Ellis, our international Creative Director, “you can go in, join a classroom, pick your subject, take exams and if you’re a salon owner you can train your staff.” he adds. The future is here and it’s digital. With the eAcademy, you can take your salon and staff right to the cutting edge!

 

The eAcademy is available in 14 different languages and as a registered user, and member of the eAcademy community, you’ll have access to the latest hair knowledge, product innovations and helpful video tutorials, 24/7. The training is ongoing so you can take self-assessments, keep track of your progress with our traffic-light system and receive Schwarzkopf Professional certificates for every test you pass.

 

What are you waiting for? It’s an easy and really cool way to get your learn on. World-class training at your fingertips! Sign up now to take your skills to the next level with the eAcademy!

eLearning
BC Repair Rescue

HAIRMERGENCY? BC REPAIR RESCUE IS HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!

Blow-drying, styling and colouring over the years can make hair dry and fragile. Hair can be damaged just from daily hair routines, which can add up after three years. But never fear – your personal hairamedics BC Repair Rescue are here – reinvented and extended, bringing two new members onto the team! Introducing the first reversing hair therapy: BC Repair Rescue – newly reformulated with Reversilane Technology, a formula so effective that it eliminates three years of damage in just one application!

 

Meet our two new heroes: BC Repair Rescue S.O.S. Elixir to refill inner hair structure with deep repairing action that improves strength, and Nutri-Shield Serum to protect against external damage. This new and improved breakthrough hair therapy erases and rewinds damage, reviving hair’s movement and shine by creating an anti-friction shield. The new BC Repair Rescue restructures hair from the inside out.

 

Expand in-salon treatments and provide regulars or colour-addicted clientele some much-needed TLC for their fragile hair. The outstanding performance of BC Repair Rescue treatments visibly restores hair in just one 5-minute application – making this speedy service an ideal upgrade for clients who are running short on time. This beloved range is also excellent for daily upkeep at home – between salon visits – helping prolong improved hair quality and protect against new damage.

 

A new era has begun: Turn back time for instant vitality and flawless hair with our newest members and our improved BC Repair Rescue squad!

BC COLOR FREEZE RELAUNCH – ZERO FADE TECHNOLOGY

Finally found the perfect shade? Now freeze it, for zero fade*! That’s right, the most annoying problem in hair colour just got zapped by BC Color Freeze. Hair can now look fresh and vibrant in-between salon visits and clients will be clamouring at the door to get their piece of sensational colour and mirror-like shine.

 

The world of hair colour cheers! Now, the daily hair regimes of washing, straightening or drying can be enjoyed carefree, without worrying about the colour fading. The salon experience can also be upgraded with three custom Color Freeze treatments. After colouration, offer clients the express but in-depth, five-minute treatment; the intensive ten-minute treatment; or the deluxe twenty-minute treatment – for maximum protection and superior shine. Retain their colour and gain their retention.

 

How does it all work? New studies have discovered that the perfect pH level for hair is 4.5. That’s why Bonacure redeveloped the Color Freeze range, to incorporate the pH 4.5 Balancer Technology and provide top colour care and optimal shine. Previously, colour care could only seal the hair’s cuticle and could not keep colour from leaving. BC Color Freeze not only seals hair cuticles but it also tightens the hair’s inner matrix ¬– freezing colour in its place. Brr! This range has shampoos, conditioners, treatments, serums and creams (for all different hair types) to help freeze colour pigmentation. For the best colour results, it is recommended to use IGORA ROYAL colours and BC Color Freeze.

 

Seeing is believing and BC Color Freeze will deliver – making a believer out of anyone who wants to keep their hair colour looking polished.
Join the hair revolution for the greatest discovery in colour care technology. It’s finally here – the day has come for zero fade!

 

*after 12 washes according to 77 of 100 persons tested on a red shade

BC COLOR FREEZE
BC Oil Miracle

THE ANSWER TO OUR HAIR’S PRAYERS – BC OIL MIRACLE

Are you ready for caressible softness and radiant shine?

 

Brace yourself for a divine miracle with the new BC Oil Miracle for both thick and fine hair types. We’ve all experienced it: other oil products left our hair with a wet and stringy mess! Diagnosis: the hair is overburdened. BC Oil Miracle has the right answer, leaving the hair feeling weightless and ultra-light, without weighing it down. Flawless!

 

What’s the secret to this light and shiny innovation?

 

A lavish combination of oils provides the hair with a luxurious smoothness by turning dry and dull hair into soft and healthy-looking hair. The secret behind BC Oil Miracle is the Micro-Dispersion Technology, which distributes the oil in an ultra-fine way evenly throughout the hair. The new BC Oil Miracle line includes Marula Oil that envelopes fine hair with a weightless bouncy protection and Argan Oil that gives thick hair a velvety softness with an all-encompassing luxurious shimmer.

 

BC Oil Miracle is the delightful solution from fine to thick hair, obliterating all of the past and greasy memories. Yes, you can forget all about oily residues! Now the future looks bright and shiny.

 

BC Oil Miracle offers easy-to-use pampering and indulging rituals through cleansing, conditioning, beautifying and finishing treatments that cater to both fine and thick hair types.

 

Searching for divine and nourishing hair care? We got it covered with the new BC Oil Miracle!

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