Schwarzkopf Professional’s Young Artistic Team spent two inspiring days at the Rainbow Room International Academy in Glasgow with Schwarzkopf Professional’s Essential Looks ambassador Suzie McGill, immersing themselves in the latest SS16 Essential Looks collection: Made to Create.
On the first day of their training, the team were taken through the looks from each of the trends; Urban Sports, Free Creation and Future Wave. Suzie, Rainbow Room International’s Creative Director, revealed the inspiration behind the looks and demonstrated step by step the colour and styling techniques used on the salon and catwalk versions of the Urban Sports and Free Creation looks. On day two, the team put their knowledge to use with a workshop where they recreated two of the looks from the Future Wave trend. They put into practice the art of flat layering and free hand cutting, keeping in mind the need for strong posture and tension in order to create strong and textured cuts.
Schwarzkopf Professional’s Essential Looks collections are inspired by the most sought-after designers in global fashion and offer direction and style insights for the Schwarzkopf Professional partner salons. Key trends are picked up on and crystallized into three looks that can be adapted to consumer’s styles. The ‘Made to Create’ collection is the 29th edition of Essential Looks and stands for playful creativity, the artistry of hairstyling and authentic looks.
Our Essential Looks training was an amazing experience with my wonderful team mates, says team member Annabelle Taylor, everything we learnt gave me a huge confidence boost and Suzie was incredible to work with, teaching me so many techniques that I’ll be taking back to the salon to use on my clients. All in all, a fabulous few days with Suzie and the team- well worth the 4am start on day one!
Image L-R (Sophie Gibson, Annabelle Taylor, Jonathan Hill, Suzie McGill, Megan Deigan, Patrick McDougall, George French)