Hair How-To: Refined Traditions with Boris Brugger

Continuing to celebrate creativity, diversity and of course the latest trends from across the globe, Essential looks takes the coolest catwalk looks and distils them down into wearable salon looks your clients will love!


This season, well-known hairdresser, Boris Brugger (@borisbrugger) was invited to be a part of the collection. He crafted a complete look, including cut, colour and styling. Boris Brugger is a hairstylist and salon owner from Basel, Switzerland; renowned for both his hairdressing and photography work within the industry. Passionate about his craft, Boris regularly teaches as a Schwarzkopf Professional, National and International Ambassador.


For the Essential Looks 1:2020 Spirit Collection, Boris created a stunning salon-friendly look with some serious 70s vibes as part of the Refined Traditions Trend...


Hair How-To: Refined Traditions with Boris Brugger

Model: Melanie Kroll (@melaniekroll_)

“Using a diagonal graduation to frame the face, I created a really wearable look with fine, flowing colour.”

– Boris Brugger | Salon Owner and Ambassador

Watch the look come to life from cut to colour and style:



Boris Brugger used IGORA Muted Desert and one of this season's coolest application techniques – #Muting – where elegant, cool beige tones flow through shoulder-length hair. For the styling, Boris used OSiS+ Session Label Super Dry Flex for workable hold with brushable results, plus OSiS+ Beach Texture for natural-looking, touchable texture. Love this look? Watch the behind the scenes for even more inspiration from Essential Looks:



Discover more from Boris Brugger over on the ASK eAcademy, where you can access a series of specialist salon business related #HairHacks – as well as a wealth of inspirational hairdresser training content. So, what are you waiting for? Register today: