Essential Looks

THE IKONIC COLLECTION

 

Since 1997, there have been over 40 ESSENTIAL LOOKS® Collections, translating directional runway trends into wearable salon looks for hairdressers worldwide; this season’s autumn/winter collection revives and celebrates THE MOST ICONIC cut, color and styling looks from past collections – showcasing that they are still just as relevant today as they ever were.

 

So, inspired by the #throwback fashion movement, this Autumn/Winter Schwarzkopf Professional® bring their most ICONIC LOOKS to the foreground once again: welcome to the IKONIC Collection from ESSENTIAL LOOKS®.

Glamorous Reality
Glamorous Reality

STARLET

Glamorous Reality Collection 2005

 

The leading designers in fashion took their inspiration from icons of the silver screen and Hollywood’s golden era, giving rise to our Starlet trend. Classic images of Marilyn Monroe, Clara Bow and Grace Kelly in their heyday, with sensual appeal and effortless glamour.


Starlet’s haircut has long, chopped-out layers with shorter internal lengths and a mid-length pointed-out fringe. Blue-blacks, intense violet reds and blonde cendrés are used to compliment both haircut and skin tone.

111 Years Collection
111 Years Collection

OUT OF SHAPE

111 Years Collection 2009

 

Motivated by the New Wave music scene with its origins in Punk and Electronica, this trend captures these two cultural moods.

The OUT OF SHAPE LOOK is very directional but still commercial, as the gender-bending short style takes on an avant-garde form, with multi-layered shaping that creates depth and dimension. Color leans towards the synthetic and experimental: an ultra-white, two-tone blonde blended with an anti-establishment red – it’s sure to get people talking.

Catwalk to Salon Collection
Catwalk to Salon Collection

NEO COUTURE

Runway To Salon Collection 2012

 

Walk on the dark side with this androgynous, powerful, ultra modern trend. This fashion direction details a dominating black color palette with sharp tailoring, portraying a sense of rigour.


The NEO COUTURE LOOK is uncompromisingly intense with short, strong cuts teamed with ultra cool standout color. The salon look stays strong, but softens the edges with longer fringes, harmonious shades and more wearable textures. Rebel yeah.

Colour Buzz Collection
Colour Buzz Collection

ELECTRIC YOUTH

Color Buzz Collection 2013

 

Inspired by the same dynamic energy that brought us Punk and Grunge, Schwarzkopf Professional® created the ELECTRIC YOUTH trend. 

 

The ELECTRIC YOUTH LOOK shuns prescriptive cut and color – to embrace the nonconformist, cool kids who never want to ‘fit in’ – contrasting lengths and shapes, mixed with modern texture are seen in the hair, while the color blends bright highlights and blondes with soft tones of biscuit and apricot.

Modern Style Collection
Modern Style Collection

ROK CHIK

Modern Style Collection 2015

 

The ROK CHIK trend continues to fashionably – rock on! Driven by the ‘wild side’, this look displays a take on rock chic glamour with provocative and daring directional outfits front and center.

 

Short styles with high shine and textured finishes show off an adventurous personality, combined with bold, yet feminine fusions of red and copper tones to complete the ROK CHIK LOOK.

Modern Style Collection
Modern Style Collection

HIPPI GLAM

Modern Style Collection 2015

 

Enthused with bright florals and patterned prints from the 1970s, Schwarzkopf Professional® devised the HIPPI GLAM trend. The overtly feminine look demonstrates a strong hippy-dippy vibe with floaty dresses and tasselled kaftans.

 

Ideal for longer hairstyles, the HIPPI GLAM LOOK can be undone and sensual with modern braids, or tied into simple updos. Colors are sun-kissed and subtle to compliment free-flowing hair.

Made to Create Collection
Made to Create Collection

URBAN SPORTS

Made To Create Collection 2016

 

Today’s fast-paced lifestyle and continuous momentum paves the way for the URBAN SPORTS trend – sportswear has never looked this good with cool trainers, tracksuits and super light materials.

 

The URBAN SPORTS LOOK takes a strong color direction; a traffic-stopping look, with a stunning color concept that incorporates deep layers of intensive copper and orange tones.

Modern Ikon Collection
Modern Ikon Collection

OPULENT

Modern Ikon Collection 2017

 

The OPULENT trend is a contemporary take on old-school glamour, with ‘50s silhouettes, Renaissance-inspired shades and gorgeous curls – it’s feminine, sultry and very sophisticated.

 

This trend is a contemporary take on old-school glamour. Runway fabrics are ornate, tactile and luxurious, color rich and warm, waists come nipped in while embellishment and florals are key. A very modern opulence.