Color Blender – the Must-Have Tool for Colorists

Coloring hair in 2020 is more creative than ever before. Hand-applied top lights, shiny depths, root shadow, toning shades and popping contrasts – and, when it comes to color, anything goes!


This is where Schwarzkopf Professional’s Global Color Ambassador Lesley Jennison (@lesleyjennison) comes in. Flying around the world, reading the zeitgeist, coming up with big ideas and sharing her experience with on-the-up colorists and Schwarzkopf Professional. Lesley’s breakthrough innovation – The Color Blender Tool – has been created in collaboration with Schwarzkopf Professional to make freehand color applications, seamless and fuss-free.


Watch as International Creative Director, Simon Ellis (@thesimonellis) introduces the tool:



"We have a wonderful new contouring tool…The Color Blender. It’s an adaptation of a sponge; it’s angled, and the density of the sponge is absolutely critical. It doesn’t replace the brush, but what it enables one to do is to use multicolors and blend them together without demarcation lines…It is the next trend in modern coloring..."


Color Blender – the Must-Have Tool for Colorists


Lesley has been exploring the endless possibilities of using the Schwarzkopf Professional Color Blender tool:


"There are so many ways to use the Color Blender, I’m using it for blending a deeper color at the roots to a softer, lighter color on the ends. It is the easiest way to do this technique…It’s easy for me to blend a root to the ends but also, I can ensure that there is full saturation from roots to ends and all the way in-between. For me, it’s a winner."


Color Blender – the Must-Have Tool for Colorists


"I had the original idea from contouring tools used in skincare – and even on hair it makes all the blending and shading techniques a million times easier, and it’s so versatile – colorists can do a perfect balayage, root shadow, feathering – all the techniques – without having to rub the joins…It’s really easy to hold and makes time-consuming color effects effortless…Plus, where colors meet it gives a really soft effect, which looks totally modern."


The Color Blender works with all colors, but the tones Lesley is most looking forward to playing with the latest IGORA VIBRANCE shades: Alpaca Blonde, Vintage Brown, Firewood and Magic Mushroom:


"I LOVE these. From soft beige blond to lovely flat brunette, rich, coppery tones
and deep mauve-y, mushroom."


The Color Blender tool was the key blending tool used with this season’s Essential Looks Collection with a key technique used for each trend; #dualblending, #freehandblending, #multiblending.


Explore the trends in full: