IGORA ROYAL: Meet the Colorists

Every colorist has their own story to share. 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 (@violandsky), Randolph Gray (@randolphgray), and Shy and Flo Knittel (@shyandflo) are just a few of the inspiring colorists we teamed up with when creating the beautiful looks for each of the beautiful 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!


Viola Landsky





Open. Eager. Colorful. 30 years a colorist, Viola 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.


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.



Magical Whimsy


Randolph Gray



Randolph Gray

Strong. Proud. Impactful. Fashion Week regular, Randolph 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.



Back to Classics


Shy and 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.



Artful Feeling

Want to learn more?

Your color journey doesn’t stop here! If you’re looking to take your color skills to the next level, we have hair education to suit every skillset. Discover your local seminar offering here, or register online at ask-elearning.com for access to FREE hair education, tips and tutorials – including product and technology details to help you to be the colorist you want to be with IGORA ROYAL.


Plus if it’s inspiration you want, you can find ALL of the latest Essential Looks creations over at essentiallooks.com – including step-by-steps for all trends for a limited time!


*no formula changes during relaunch.