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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
Seminar Brochure

CHOOSE YOUR LEARNING PATH

As industry experts, we have the tools, experience and experts on hand to make a real difference to your career and 2017 brings with it a great new range of courses to help you on your way to salon success. 

 

Discovering the right Schwarzkopf Professional course has never been easier. Firstly, pick your area of learning - we’ve created five categories which focus on different skill areas, these areas are: Essential Skills, Essential Looks, Business, Consultation and Creativity. Secondly, choose the skill level most suitable to you: Essential, Advanced, Expert and Top.

 

For colourists that are just starting out, our Essential Skills courses will give you everything you need to know about colour. For Stylists looking to fuel their creativity, we give you the tools to make every one of your clients feel truly unique.

 

Our Essential Looks Ambassadors provide hands-on technical training to help you recreate the latest cut, colour and styling trends.

 

So, whether you’re a blonde enthusiast looking to become the ultimate blonde specialist, or a creative expert wanting to take styling to the next level, we have the course for you!

 

Which learning path will you choose in 2017? Explore ASK Education for the answer…

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

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Shaping Futures

A LITLE GOODWILL CAN GO A LONG WAY

We all know December is the season of goodwill and a time for giving, but did you know hairdressers are able to give the ultimate gift this Christmas – the gift of education.

 

For six years, Shaping Futures has been changing the lives of disadvantaged youngsters across the world through the craft of hairdressing.

 

If you’re looking for a life-changing experience and a new challenge for 2017, why not volunteer to share your expert skills with some of the poorest communities in the world? Knowing you’ve helped young people break out of the poverty cycle can be as rewarding for you as it is for them:

 

“The impact that Shaping Futures and this humbling experience had on my life will never leave me. We were able to share our craft with the students, and in return, they taught us a valuable life lesson.” Sian Bennett, 2015 volunteer.

 

If you are unable to volunteer, there are many other ways you and your salon can support this fantastic initiative. In the spirit of Christmas, why not dedicate December to raising donations in the salon, using some of the ideas below:

 

– Competitions are a great way to get everyone involved in fundraising – why not sell raffle tickets for entry into a draw to win a free hair makeover?

 

– A Shaping Futures donation box on your reception desk is always an effective way of raising money. With purses already in hand at the till, customers are more likely to drop in any spare change they have into a donations box at this time of year.

 

– Alternatively, if you don’t have time to run a fundraising event, why not donate a percentage of your takings on a certain day or week in December?

 

To find out more and read about the life-changing stories, visit the Shaping Futures web page.

HOLIDAY GIFT BOXES: SHARE THE GIFT OF GREAT HAIR WITH EVERYONE

Christmas is almost here! It’s time to deck those salons with boughs of holly and get festive and sparkly. The most wonderful time of the year is also one of the busiest for hairdressers and we’ve got you covered! Christmas shopping made easy: the gift of fabulous hair. With our range of gorgeous gift boxes you can help your clients give their loved ones the perfect gifts for great hair!

 

Choose from gift packs filled with shampoos, sprays and treatments from our BC Moisture Kick, BC Repair Rescue, BC Color Freeze, BC Excellium and BC Oil Miracle ranges. Or choose our [3D]MEN box filled with the hair and body shampoo and texture clay – the essentials for slick styling.

 

Christmas is a time for giving, so with every purchase, a portion will be donated to our Shaping Futures initiative. Since its foundation in 2010, Shaping Futures has changed the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young people in 25 countries through the art of hairdressing! Dedicated teams of volunteers from our partner salons worldwide have been sharing their hairdressing knowledge and expertise with young people from the poorest communities and passing on their skills! With every purchase of a gift box you are helping disadvantaged young people on their journeys toward brighter futures.

 

Do a world of good this Christmas time with our extensive range of holiday gift boxes. Share the gift of great hair with everyone! There are only a limited number of these gift boxes in our Christmas sack so get your exclusive gift box today! Wishing you all a very happy holiday season!

Holiday Gift Boxes
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.

 

Share your story about the special bond you share with your hairdresser or client for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Los Angeles for 6 nights. Plus, you’ll get the VIP treatment with one of our best Schwarzkopf Professional hairdressers! It’s easy to participate, simply go to http://www.strongbonds-stories.com, share your story and see other stories too.

 

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.

 

California is calling and caring is sharing – go share your #STRONGBONDS story for your chance to win that trip to LA for two. May the bonding begin! For more information please visit: www.schwarzkopf-professional.co.uk/strongbonds.


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

NEW ESSENTIAL LOOKS: FLEX COLLECTION

Global fashion trends are shifting and changing all the time and the possibilities for re-invention and pushing boundaries are endless. Our NEW Autumn/Winter 2016/17 Essential Looks: Flex Collection is full of all-new stunning colours, haircuts with attitude and an effortless blend of classical and modern styling. The Flex Collection aims to inspire you to push the limits of your creativity with 3 on-trend looks: Koolblonds, Athleisure and Genderless.

 

Koolblonds: One of the most iconic, glamorous looks is making a huge comeback this season but with a sleek and sophisticated modern twist. We are showcasing the coolest of blondes, creating stunning tones and hues inspired by classical (or timeless) style and understated elegance. The colours are achieved with Schwarzkopf Professional’s ground breaking new IGORA ROYAL Highlifts – integrated with the Bonding Technology of FIBREPLEX No.1 for maximum lifting power and minimum hair breakage. For styling, go big and voluminous by using OSiS+ Big Blast and OSiS+ Session Label Flexible Hold Hairspray for ultimate volume.

 

 

Athleisure: Gymwear is the new lifewear. This effortless trend has taken centre stage on catwalks around the world. Think luxurious fabrics with bags of colour, bold patterns and retro styling as worn by young, urban creatives. The colour direction dives into IGORA ROYAL's coolest berry and red tones applied with Schwarzkopf Professional’s new ColorMelter tool, for seamless, berry-kissed, multi-tonal magenta blends. The cut for this look is choppy, or smooth, with an on-trend, full, blunt fringe. The styling is poker straight and polished, achieved with OSiS+ Undercoat, Damped, Tame Wild and OSiS+ Session Label Flexible Hold Hairspray. Finish off the look with OSiS+ Sparkler for extra shine and add texture with OSiS+ Grip and OSiS+ Whipped Wax.

 

 

Genderless: Blur that gender divide with one of this season’s hottest trends. It’s all about self-expression as a fashion non-conformist who celebrates their individuality. Push the limits with short and textured crops with a colour direction inspired by two extremes: the palest blonde achieved with IGORA Vario Blond Plus or the deepest blue black achieved with IGORA ROYAL and IGORA ColorWorx key shades. Embrace the freedom of being a fashion rebel with must-have styling products: OSiS+ Grip, Flexwax and OSiS+ Session Label Flexible Hold Hairspray.

 

 

Get them now! Essential Looks: Flex Collection was created to inspire and provide you with everything needed to interpret this season’s hottest trends. For those individuals who are rebellious, sophisticated or sporty – it’s your time to Flex!

Flex Collection
ColorMelter

MIX IT. SLIDE IT. MELT IT. CREATE SEAMLESS COLOUR CREATIONS FASTER WITH THE COLORMELTER

Harsh lines and blocky colour are out! Seamless, blended colour is IN. The hottest looks right now – pastel infusion & melted fashion ombré – are SCREAMING out for a fit-for-purpose tool that effortlessly blends and melts colour. Schwarzkopf Professional, with the help of no less than 38 top stylists, has developed that tool. Say hello to our new ColorMelter

 

Our patented (*patent pending) ColorMelter tool allows you to seamlessly melt colours – faster and easier than ever before! With the unique melting palette and sponge you can blend two or three colours in a single stroke. Perfect for highlights, lowlights, balayage, ecaille, contouring and face-framing. Our Global Colour Ambassador, Lesley Jennison, loves it. It’s “a great tool! So unique and exciting to work with”, she said. Just fill the palette with the colours, pick them up with the sponge and apply! 

 

The ColorMelter can be used with any of our colour products, but for the most natural-looking colour intensity we recommend using SKP’s ammonia-free ESSENSITY range. And now’s the perfect time, as the range has just been extended! There are now three more gorgeous colour duos to choose from – Caoba, Rose and Sandal. The fun doesn’t stop there! For clients seeking more striking, vibrant colour with seamless transitions, we recommend using the ColorMelter with our intense IGORA ROYAL colours!

 

And for even faster, melted results we’ve developed exclusive melting paper foils – which reduce the application time by up to 50% (*vs. standard highlighting service with foils)! With our ColorMelter, hard lines, visible transitions and long wait times fade away. It’s this season’s MUST-HAVE for hairdressers! 

 

Mix it up – get colour melting and sharing! Share your ColorMelter creations with us on Instagram @schwarzkopfpro using #ColorMelter & #colormelt so we can regram your incredible work. Mix It. Slide It. Melt It. We can’t wait to see you work it!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRITISH HAIRDRESSING AWARDS FINALISTS!

Hairdresser's Journal have announced the finalists for the British Hairdressing Awards! A huge congratulations to all the nominees and in particular our Schwarzkopf Professional salons...

 

Ben Driscoll-Price, Robert John Hair for Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year

Hannah Gordon, Paul Gordon Salon for North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

Jonathan Turner, Hooker & Young for North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year Keith Kane, Keith Kane International for Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year

Kerry Jane Mather, KJM Salons for Southern Hairdresser of the Year

Melenie Tudor, En Route Hair & Beauty for North Western Hairdresser of the Year

Sharon Dow, Kevin Kahan Salon for Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year

Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year

Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International for Scottish Hairdresser of the Year

William Lamb, Daniel Granger Hairdressing for Newcomer of the Year

British Hairdressing Awards Winners 2016
British Hairdressing Awards 2016

SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL AT THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE INDUSTRY

As the sole sponsor of the British Hairdressing Awards for the past 32 years, Schwarzkopf Professional have been at the heart and soul of the hairdressing industry.

 

This sponsorship is essential to support what we believe is a unique platform for hairdressers across the UK to achieve both artistically and commercially. Importantly Salon International is where we bring together and showcase the stars of the British Hairdressing Awards. The Gallery is the most visited space in this vast exhibition. Why? It is simply the only place to see all of the images and is, of course, the first and only chance to see all the collections including British Hairdresser of the Year. This year we have extended our space for visitors to delve further into the heart and soul of our hairdressing world and meet industry greats at our Genius Bar, it will be here that you can meet past British Hairdressers of the Year, rising stars and specialist category winners.

 

We continue to invest in the strong bonds that are so vital in this industry. We do this through our innovative and game-changing product innovations, our dynamic trend forecasting and creativity shown in Essential Looks and our wider outreach of Shaping Futures has created a million chances for change. Being right at the heart and soul and continuing to fly the flag for British hairdressers is our privilege and pride. We look forward to seeing you at Salon International, welcoming you as our guests in the Gallery and inviting you into our world of innovation.

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!

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OSiS+ Soft Glam

OSiS+ SOFT GLAM: UNDONE IS IN THE AIR FOR BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL HAIR

Yes!! It’s finally time to get ready for the beach, summer weddings or those rocking festivals! Whether you want to pull off effortless beach waves, undone braids or natural tousled styles – OSiS+ Soft Glam is there for you every step of the way. Two new heroes have been added to the range to ensure your hair looks great and is on-trend for this spring and summer. Introducing OSiS+ Soft Glam Air-Dry Salt Mist – the first sea salt spray with coconut oil for a delicious summer vibe. Air-Dry Salt Mist gives hair that perfect tousled texture and grip – without weighing hair down – and is soft to the touch. Air-Dry Salt Mist can be used as a perfect base for braiding. OSiS+ Soft Glam Heatless Wave Gelee is the new must-have to create laid-back beach waves that are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Heatless Wave Gelee contains shimmering particles and liquid minerals in its lightweight gelee formula, which infuses hair with moisture and shine for natural-looking undone waves. Undone is in the air – try our new air-dry techniques for incredible laidback looks for the beach or the next festival! Apply Heatless Wave Gelee or Air-Dry Salt Mist to towel-dry hair and then braid, twist – or simply scrunch hair – and let it air dry into an on-trend glam style. 

 

Get inspired by our new key looks and check out our cool Soft Glam tutorials with UK Blogger Josie from Fashion Mumblr, and the delightful model Carmen Bruendler, by watching the eight new step-by-step videos.

 

With undone in the air – everywhere – make sure you have your two new OSiS+ Soft Glam BFFs to create the best braids, tousled textures and undone waves. Make sure to tag your adorable OSiS+ Soft Glam creations on Instagram using #osissoftglam and #undoneintheair – we’ll regram our favourites! Now go and get your glam on girl with our newest OSiS+ Soft Glam heroines!

INSPIRE LIVE UK

The Inspire Live UK finals were held at the ELITE Symposium Gala Weekend and celebrated team talent from across the UK - “A competition that gives the next generation of Schwarzkopf’s hairdressing talent their chance to shine,” as Stephen McDowell put it. Fifteen teams from across from all quarters of the UK brought their model presentations to life in front of a hugely supportive and enthusiastic 300 strong audience and a judging panel of Gemma Hensman, Hensmans; Tim Scott-Wright, The Hair Surgery and Janet Maitland, Janet Maitland Hair Excellence. The judges were diligent and robust in their duties and had deliberated to agree on four super talented duos who were crowned winners and celebrated as part of the evening event.

 

Inspire Live grand winner – Megan Tyma and Lauren Taylor, Hair By Kirby Blythe

Most Creative Colour – Cat Hood and Lewis Scrimgeour, Charlie Taylor Hair & Beauty

Best Presentation – Jade Miles and Susan McFadden, KJM Salons

One to Watch – James Taylor and Evie Hepworth, Barrie Stephen Hair

Inspire Live

Together #apassionforhair

The world of hairdressing is constantly evolving, growing and advancing with global techniques, trends, innovations and new business insights emerging all the time. With this in mind, we are dedicated to bringing our partner, the hairdresser, everything they need to run a successful salon business. Keeping up to date with all the latest in hairdressing couldn't be easier through our diverse and inspirational social media channels - Use our social buttons to keep ahead of the game, 24/7.