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Get to know the colorists behind our beautiful IGORA ROYAL® looks.

This article gives the spotlight over to three creative hair artists who have worked in collaboration to craft our latest color looks, as featured within the Essential Looks Royal Glory Collection. Each of the trends have been developed to showcase IGORA ROYAL®’s new-look streamlined portfolio – with the same trusted formula.

Viola Landsky, Randolph Gray and Shy and Flo Knittel are just a few of the inspiring colorists we teamed up with when creating the beautiful looks for each of the IGORA ROYAL® color worlds. These looks have been crafted with IGORA ROYAL®’s ethos at heart; to truly empower every colorist to be exactly who they want to be, from one day to the next.

This is your opportunity to get to know a little bit more about the talented colorists behind the looks and also find some inspiration while you’re here!

Essential Looks Magical Whimsy Model With Purple Rinse Slicked Back Hair

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Viola Landsky


Open. Eager. Colorful. 30 years a colorist, Viola Landsky has been a Schwarzkopf Professional trainer for over 16 years and has worked with Schwarzkopf Professional Global Color Ambassador Lesley Jennison @lesleyjennison since they met in Tokyo in 2010. Discover the full Magical Whimsy trend here.

Viola created this beautiful high-shine Catwalk Look with iridescent, pastel-y depths for our Magical Whimsy trend using IGORA ROYAL® HIGHLIFTS 12-1, 12-2. IGORA ROYAL® 9.5-49, 0-99.


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Blog IGORA ROYAL Meet the Colorists Viola
Blog IGORA ROYAL Meet the Colorists Viola
Viola landsky magical whimsy tutorial

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“IGORA ROYAL’s amazing Highlift shades can create this kind of blonde without bleach!”

Viola Landsky

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Randolph Gray
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Randolph Gray


Strong. Proud. Impactful. Fashion Week regular, Randolph Gray has created runway looks for everybody, from McQueen to McCartney, Gucci to Chanel, and many more. His private clients span Beyonce to Gabriel, Kyle MacLachlan to Woody Harrelson. Randolph is also a vastly experienced International Educator!

Randolph created this modern, multifaceted brunette Salon Look for our Back to Classics trend using IGORA ROYAL® 9-98, 7-76, 5-6, IGORA ROYAL® Pastelfier. Discover the full Back to Classics trend here.


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“It always amazes me what you can do with red, yellow and blue."

Randolph Gray
Essential Looks Everyday Decadence Salon Look Lesley Jennison
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Shy + Flo


Innovative. Original. Passionate. Shy and Flo are creative soulmates, who share a salon in Zurich and a passion for coloring hair, that’s helping to discover the individual in everyone. They don’t believe in limitations, but they do believe that coloring hair should always inspire!

Shy and Flo created this striking tie-dye inspired Salon Look for the Artful Feeling trend using IGORA ROYAL® 8-21, 8-0, 5-4, 4-46, 6-46, 7-55, 0-55, IGORA® VARIO BLOND Plus, Chroma ID Yellow, Blue.


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Shy and flo artful feeling tutorial

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"For us, creativity always rules"

Shy + Flo Knittel

Essential Looks Dark Romance Salon Look Lesley Jennison


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