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Schwarzkopf Professional brings you the latest in news, events and everything that's going on in the world of hairdressing. Whether we're showing off the hottest trends in our latest Essential Looks collection, bringing you one of our fantastic product launches or announcing an exciting new salon partner, you will find everything you need here - Don't forget to regularly check back for all the latest goings on! 

Schwarzkopf Professional News

BELIEVE IN CONFIDENCE WITH THE BC BONACURE WEBSITE

It’s time to discover the new BC Bonacure range and explore the dedicated BC Bonacure website.


Delve into the world of Hair Care and find the perfect treatments, customised for every hair type. With breakthrough Micellar Technology, this new range, containing skincare-inspired ingredients, will give you the confidence to look and feel beautiful.


Meet our four influential social stars, as they share their haircare secrets and dilemmas, and test out the latest BC products. Caroline Silta, Alexandra Pereira, Sendi Skopliak and Juli Mery give us their insights on what beauty means to them and why their hair gives them confidence.


So what are you waiting for, check out the BC Bonacure website today!

BC Bonacure Microsite
OSiS+ Made to go Higher

IT’S TIME TO REDEFINE VOLUME WITH OSiS+ MADE TO GO HIGHER

We’re lifting the lid on voluminous hair with the launch of OSiS+ MADE TO GO HIGHER: a new range of mousses that allow hairdressers and their clients to create durably beautiful and bespoke volume looks!


Continuing to stay one step ahead of emerging viral trends, the latest look-based styling collection from OSiS+ means that the biggest volume trends are easy to achieve.


Using the three high-performing, state-of-the-art mousses, Schwarzkopf Professional Global Styling Ambassador Richard Ashforth has created three new looks to reflect the versatility of the range:

  • Quiffed – with OSiS+ Grip: Create massive volume and glamorous high-hold looks
  • Glunge – with OSiS+ Fab Foam: A classic hold mousse for texturised results
  • Freeflow – with OSiS+ Topped Up: Perfect for creating natural-looking volume

“Volume is a great way to make a statement, whether minimal and smooth, natural and free-flowing or something bigger and bolder. The OSiS+ MADE TO GO HIGHER product range delivers volume in every form, to suit every possible taste!” – Richard Ashforth


Be inspired to go higher, and discover the OSiS+ MADE TO GO HIGHER range today!

TREND ALERT: IGORA #ROYALTAKEOVER DISHEVELED NUDES

Throughout 2018, the IGORA #RoyalTakeOver sees three of the most inspiring digital hairdressing influencers team-up with three of the world's leading session colourists. In January, the IGORA #RoyalTakeOver bought us DUSTED ROUGE, where UK-based, Schwarzkopf Professional Colour Ambassador, Lesley Jennison and Brazilian Colour Specialist, Jean Philippe Santos joined forces to re-invent reds.

 

Now the IGORA #RoyalTakeOver co-creation story continues with DISHEVELED NUDES; a collection of new nude tones that push the powdery colour palette to the edge by adding contrast and character…


DISHEVELED NUDES has been co-created by Australian-based, International Schwarzkopf Professional Ambassador, Matt Clements and Spanish Colour Visionnaire and member of X-Presion Creativos, Jorge Cáncer. Their combined inspiration and creative process allowed them to develop a new take on nude tones: vanguard nuances with tarnished blues and greens full of character keep the shades strong and edgy, yet still soft at the same time… a perfect take on the modern nude.


Discover the inspirational looks created with the DISHEVELED NUDES shades today!

IGORA #RoyalTakeOver Disheveled Nudes
Oil Ultime

REBALANCE YOUR HAIR AND MIND WITH NEW OIL ULTIME

The daily pressures of life can have a negative effect on physical and mental well-being, leading to stress, headaches and fatigue. More and more, individuals are turning to the healing power of Essential Oils to balance the mind, body and spirit. To offer an oasis of harmony away from everyday stresses we have launched our new premium hair care brand powered by oils, Oil Ultime.


Inspired by modern aromatherapy, Oil Ultime has been developed with precious Essential Oils as well as 100% natural, purified oils to REbalance and REilluminate hair, scalp and mind.


The in-salon Harmony Ceremony is a sensorial journey based on aromatherapy that combines Essential Oils with an exfoliating scalp massage to beautify hair and balance the mind.


Each in-salon ceremony is combined with the Oil Ultime Oil-In-Scrub, which contains luxurious Lotus Flower Extract and precious Argan Shell particles to remove impurities and release clogged up pores.


For beauty that radiates from the inside out, hair is then cleansed and beautified with high-performing, yet lightweight oil formulas for either fine to medium hair (Oil Ultime Marula & Rose Oil range) or medium to coarse hair (Oil Ultime Argan & Barbary Fig Oil range).


Finally, as a finishing touch, a complementary Oil Ultime Finishing Oil is selected to complete the service, leaving hair illuminated with radiant shine and sublime softness.


Find your inner and outer beauty with Oil Ultime today.

NEW BC BONACURE

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. SIMPLE BEAUTY.

 

BC Bonacure delivers beautiful hair to every client in-salon and at home, thanks to the integration of trending skincare-inspired technologies and breakthrough Micellar Technology.


BC Bonacure provides a customised approach to every hair type:

Four influential lifestyle bloggers...

...share their real-life problems and solve their hair dilemmas using the new BC range.


Explore the entire BC Bonacure range today!

BC Bonacure
GOODBYE YELLOW

IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE YELLOW

With the trend for cool blonde looks showing no sign of slowing down, we understand how important it is, for both hairdressers and clients alike, to achieve and maintain a true, clear blonde – which is why we have created GOODBYE YELLOW!


GOODBYE YELLOW is our first highly-pigmented, neutralising wash. Free from SLS/SLES sulfates, GOODBYE YELLOW provides gentle cleansing and anti-yellow action with an instant tonal deposit that counteracts and neutralises underlying warm tones.


For hairdressers, GOODBYE YELLOW provides simple and quick in-salon toning services with pigmented care – ideal for neutralising, pre-toning or colour corrections. For clients, it delivers the perfect solution for at-home blonde maintenance – refreshing cool blonde looks in-between salon visits.


Discover the full benefits of GOODBYE YELLOW and explore the cooler than cool blonde looks today!

INTRODUCING OUR 1st HOLISTIC CARE AND STYLING BRAND DEDICATED TO TEXTURED HAIR

For decades, smooth, straight hair has been the look. But not anymore! Times have changed and the world is moving towards total authenticity. More than ever before, people are feeling empowered to be unique, to embrace their personality and natural beauty – it’s time to celebrate every hair texture and be Mad About Curls & Waves!
 

At Schwarzkopf Professional, we understand that each individual hair type has unique characteristics, from shape and density to thickness, length and condition. The right treatment, provided by a curls expert, will change the life of any girl with textured hair.

 

Mad About Curls & Waves is infused with cutting-edge Aquarine Complex – a combination of product-specific care ingredients that:

  • Strengthen the hair
  • Intensively moisturise
  • Provide heat protection**
  • Ensure up to 96% less breakage**
  • Ensure up to 94% less split ends**
  • Wraps every strand in a ‘care shield’ for touchable definition

What are you waiting for? Enjoy the benefits of effortless care and styling routines, both in-salon and at home by exploring the full Mad About Curls & Waves range today!

 

Keep up on social media via the #MadAbout #Curls #Waves hashtags.


**when used as a holistic care & style regime

Mad About Curls & Waves
IGORA #RoyalTakeOver Dusted Rouge

GET READY FOR THE IGORA #ROYALTAKEOVER

IGORA ROYAL has brought hairdressers true colour in high-definition for over 50 years, but now it’s time to live life in even more colour, as we introduce the IGORA #RoyalTakeOver!


For the first time ever, three of the world’s best colourists have been paired with three industry influencers to take over the Schwarzkopf Professional colour labs. Each team will create their own unique colour creations – paving the way for true innovation and creativity.


Schwarzkopf Professional Colour Ambassador, Lesley Jennison and Brazilian Colour Specialist, Jean Philippe Santos make up the first IGORA #RoyalTakeOver team – Dusted Rouge.


The Dusted Rouge collection offers an authentic, yet sophisticated take on reds, with six unpolished shades, from barely-there red hues, to deep shaded vintage tones. Discover the two new in-salon colour services which have been developed to create the key looks: Deep Rouge Extravaganza and Pastel Rouge Allure.


Explore the Dusted Rouge shade collection and check out the IGORA #RoyalTakeOver website for advice, inspiration and interviews!

 

#RoyalTakeOver at Salon Services
“The beauty industry is eagerly anticipating the release of these stunning new colours. Kirsty Garstin, Senior Category Manager for Schwarzkopf Colour at Salon Services told us: “We’re very excited to bring the new IGORA Dusted Rouge colours to salons and mobile hairdressers across the country. We know that the IGORA range is very popular with salon professionals and we are thrilled to be able to supply these new shades to professional hairdressers and stylists.” 

SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL CELEBRATE 120 YEARS OF REINVENTING HAIR!

Throughout 2018, Schwarzkopf Professional will be celebrating their 120th Anniversary with a BRAND NEW campaign – REinventing Hair. Expect to see a year of inspiration as we continue to push creative boundaries and honour 120 years of pioneering hairdressing!


With innovation deeply rooted in its DNA, Schwarzkopf Professional have continued to REinvent hair over the past 120 years; holding over 7,600 patents – each one a true milestone in haircare – the company is now one of the top three professional hair care brands in the world, with a hairdresser community that stretches around the globe!


Schwarzkopf Professional co-create with the hairdresser, for the hairdresser to bring the latest products and relevant services to the market before anyone else; truly putting the customer at the centre of its business model, Schwarzkopf Professional…


…INNOVATE so that hairdressers can deliver a standout service
…INSPIRE hairdressers with the latest looks and the tools to create them
…EDUCATE through progressive hairdresser training
…CONNECT with leading influencers in the hairdressing industry
…SUPPORT the hairdresser every step of the way


2018 will be a year of pure hair REinvention with many exciting new brands and product launches, so don’t forget to follow us @schwarzkopfpro on social media, using the hashtag #120Facts!

Schwarzkopf Professional 120
Beauty Awards

SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL WINS BIG THIS AWARDS SEASON!

On Tuesday 28th November, the Schwarzkopf Professional UK team attended the OK Magazine’s Beauty Awards, hosted by OK Magazine, the UK’s leading publication for the retail beauty industry. A great haul of four Schwarzkopf Professional products were trialled and tested by an independent panel of beauty experts and all four made it into the final shortlist.

 

This is a real achievement as we were competing against both professional and retail products and we’re extremely proud to receive this recognition for some of our key product innovations of 2017, especially as the judges represented the cream of the Hair and Beauty industry in the UK.

 

On the night, we won the Best New Hair Treatment Product for BLONDME Tone Enhancing Bonding Mask Cool Blondes and were highly commended for Best New Hair Care Product for BLONDME Tone Enhancing Bonding Shampoo Cool Blondes and BLONDME Tone Enhancing Spray Conditioner: a fabulous result!

Coverage of the awards and the nominations process was featured in the four weeks leading up to the awards, and the winners will also be featured in the next copy of OK Beauty Magazine. Over the next months we will be preparing point-of-sale material to profile our success in these awards.


As well as this, on Thursday 30th November, we attended the Marie Claire Magazine Hair Awards where we were delighted to be recognised in the categories below.

 

WINNER
Best Colour Conditioner
BLONDME Tone Enhancing Spray Conditioner

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Best Heat Protection Product
OSiS+ Session Label Miracle 15

 

Keep an eye out for the latest addition of Marie Claire, where the winners and highly commended products will be featured!

THE BRITISH HAIRDRESSING AWARDS 2017

 

British Hairdresser of the Year was awarded to Sally Brooks for her inspirational work and contribution to the industry as a whole. Sally is the first female winner of the award since 2005, and led a charge of women picking up awards on the night – more than half of the trophies were awarded to female stylists.

 

A British Hairdressing Award marks the winner out as amongst the most talented hair professionals in the country and, as the world continues to look to Britain for hairdressing inspiration, trend forecasting and techniques, walking away with a trophy at the awards can lead to global recognition.

 

Also celebrating on the night were teams from Mark Leeson Salons and Russell Eaton Salons, both of whom won three awards each. Joseph I’Anson and Lisa Graham, Terri Kay and Andrea Giles and Shaun Hall at Mark Leeson won Eastern, Men's and Midlands Hairdresser of the Year respectively, while Isobel Eaton, Russell Eaton and Daniel Couch and Ashleigh Maybank won North Eastern, Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician and North Western Hairdresser of the Year.

 

British Hairdressing Awards 2017

British Hairdressing Award Regional Winners

 

 

London Hairdresser of the Year 
Indira Schauwecker, TONI&GUY Bedford Street, London

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year 
Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson, Chesterfield

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year 
Isobel Eaton, Russell Eaton, Barnsley

North Western Hairdresser of the Year 
Daniel Couch and Ashleigh Maybank, Russell Eaton, Leeds

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year 
Julie Cherry and Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon, Lisburn

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year 
Suzie McGill & Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International, Glasgow

Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair, Oxted

Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year
Zoe Williams & Scott Evans, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff
 

British Hairdressing Awards Category Winners

 

 

British Hairdresser of the Year
Sally Brooks, Brooks & Brooks, London

Afro Hairdresser of the Year
 
Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge, London

Artistic Team of the Year
RUSH Hair, London

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year
Emmanuel Esteban, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year 
Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
Terri Kay and Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson, Mansfield

Newcomer of the Year
Olivia Nevill, Ashley Gamble, Shifnal

 

Visit the Schwarzkopf Professional British Hairdressing Awards page for more information!

Strong Bonds

STRONG BONDS COLOUR TRANSFORMATION

Schwarzkopf Professional is continuing the Strong Bonds success story with a new category of Premium Bonding Colour Services.

 

Empowering hairdressers to meet the demand for a variety of colour transformations, Schwarzkopf Professional has now integrated its cutting-edge Fibre Bond Technology into NEW IGORA ROYAL Fashion Lights and NEW IGORA Vario Blond.

 

NEW IGORA Vario Blond is the first holistic lightening range from IGORA, designed to reduce hair breakage significantly*, whilst offering up to 8 levels of lift – enabling endless blonde transformations.

 

NEW IGORA ROYAL Fashion Lights is the first Trend and Bond fashion colour service from IGORA. The colour crème, that provides lifting and toning in one step, offers vibrant fashion colours without comprising on hair quality.

 

Lightening or colouring the hair without Fibre Bond Technology can weaken the bonds within the hair structure, leading to damaged hair fibres and hair breakage. However, with the integrated Fibre Bond Technology the active ingredients penetrate deep into the hair and create a layer around the hair bonds. Due to this ‘bodyguard function’, most bonds survive the chemical process, keeping the hair strong and full of elasticity.

 

Keep up with the Strong Bonds Movement and explore the new Premium Bonding Colour Service today!

 

*Vario Blond with integrated Strong Bond Technology vs. lightening service without Strong Bond Technology.

BC SCALP GENESIS: YOUR INDIVIDUAL SCALP DETOX THERAPY

BC Scalp Genesis is the first detoxifying scalp system from Schwarzkopf Professional which instantly rebalances the scalp, whilst at the same time, helps to secure the hair quality for the future.

 

A healthy scalp condition supports healthy hair growth and is the first step to achieving beautiful hair. The new BC Scalp Genesis range is specifically designed to tackle scalp imbalances such as oily scalps, sensitive scalps, dandruff prone scalps and hair loss and helps to secure the future condition of both the hair and scalp.

 

The range includes a unique technology which helps to counteract the stress that modern day living can have on scalp and hair. The vitamin-boosted formula instantly rebalance the scalp and restore its protective barriers, while the StemCode™ Complex helps to maintain healthy hair growth by forming a protective shield around the stem and bulb.

 

The new BC Scalp Genesis assortment offers a holistic, silicone-free product range which targets specific scalp types:

Find your individual scalp detox therapy from BC Scalp Genesis now!

BC Scalp Genesis
OSiS+

COOL SUMMER STREET STYLES FROM OSiS+

Schwarzkopf Professional’s versatile styling range, OSiS+, introduces six new summer street styles, inspired by the creative minds of Schwarzkopf Professional’s Global Styling Ambassador, Richard Ashforth and International Hair Artist & Educator, Mikey Henger.

 

Known for authentic raw and edgy looks, the OSiS+ Made to Create styling collection continues to push boundaries both in the salon and at home – made to create truly individual signature styles. From laid-back waves and curls to smooth, slicked-back wet-look hair, these new summer looks reflect the latest hair trends through wearable styles.

 

Made up of fashion bloggers, hair artists and industry models, the OSiS+ Crew welcomes the newest recruits, Jonathan Bellini, Giannina Petrović, Miranda Marquez and Teun Koeman to their team. Check out their new summer styles, as they show us how to recreate their looks at home:

So, whether it's the beach-inspired wet look, or the soft texture of waves and curls, OSiS+ is on hand to help you create your own signature styles. Discover the full OSiS+ product range and check-out the create the look tutorials today!

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

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