The Royal Glory Collection: Magical Whimsy

Aurore Caboche Henkel

Schwarzkopf Professional’s Essential Looks team has worked wonders again and has created another beautiful collection defining the trends that kick off 2021 as the year of colour… Welcome to the Royal Glory Collection! Inspired by fashion weeks across the globe and then distilled into relevant salon looks, the Essential Looks Royal Glory Collection celebrates the transformative power of colour within three looks/trends: Magical Whimsy, Back to Classics and Artful Feeling.

Joining Schwarzkopf Professional’s renowned line-up of global ambassadors – Tyler Johnston, Lesley Jennison and Edoardo Paludo – and Schwarzkopf Professional’s partner Jack Howard, this season also welcomes new talent to the Essential Looks team: Randolph Gray, Viola Landsky, and colour powerhouses Shy + Flo. Together, this team of hair artists are taking the hairdressing community on a creative journey during a time when we are all less likely to leave our everyday behind.

Magical Whimsy

Whimsy comes in unexpected contrasts, extreme proportions and dramatic silhouettes. There’s a costume-like feel here, but it looks always forward, never back, with a fresh, modern ethos; vintage shapes accentuated by short, sharp, edgy cuts in cool shades of blonde. It’s all drama, power and strength with a twist of perfect imperfection.

Magical Whimsy catwalk look

“For this cut, I took my inspiration from Jean Seberg and Tilda Swinton. I knew Zuzanna would suit a shorter cut, her features are so strong and angular” says global ambassador, Tyler Johnston.

Starting with a blonde base, Viola Landsky used the #triangularplacement technique to overlay powdery tones applying shades of silver, lilac and pale blonde that just melt into each other – you can’t tell where one shade ends, and another begins. Creating a beautiful high-shine look with iridescent, pastel-y depths and movement. “IGORA ROYAL’s amazing Highlift shades can create this kind of blonde without bleach!” says IGORA ROYAL colourist, Viola Landsky.

Cut: Tyler Johnston (@tylerjohnstonhair). Colour: Viola Landsky (@violandsky)

Magical Whimsy salon look

Tyler Johnston works his magic to cut a modern A-line bob with subtle graduation before hidden depths of cool colour are added to the mix. Cendré and ash colours come alive in this look, with a serving of soft, muted peach tones layered underneath pastel-y lilacs. Applied freehand, Lesley Jennison used the #faceframing technique to create a silvery face-frame at the front, adding a real twist of the unexpected. “I love the contrast of these colours – almost graduated stripes but the shades are so tonal – they’re kind of backlit – and the joins feel really soft. I think they work especially well on Tyler’s perfectly cut bob” she says.

Cut: Tyler Johnston. Colour: Lesley Jennison (@lesleyjennison)

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