#Hairartist: Get To Know Global Colour Ambassador Lesley Jennison

Inspired by the catwalks of international fashion weeks and key global trends, Lesley Jennison (@lesleyjennison) continues to create innovative and inspiring colour trends, season after season. Lesley Jennison began her illustrious career at the world-famous Vidal Sassoon salon in 1984. Today she can be found regularly jet-setting across the world to work on shows, seminars and photoshoots as the Global Colour Ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional.


"Since the beginning of my career, I have been absolutely fascinated by colour and the effect of colouring hair. I believe that hair colour can be understood as its own language; it can transform somebody's look completely, whilst still reflecting their personality.”

– Lesley Jennison


As Global Colour Ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional, Lesley regularly works with colour brands to develop new tools, techniques and colour palettes to revolutionise the hairdressing industry. One example is the innovative ColorMelter tool, created in collaboration with Schwarzkopf Professional.

 

#Hairartist: Get To Know Global Colour Ambassador Lesley Jennison

Understanding that real collaboration paves the way for true innovation and creativity, Schwarzkopf Professional's flagship colour brand IGORA ROYAL opened their colour labs to select colourists to co-create new colour shades. Lesley was responsible for the first shade collection, alongside Brazilian Colour Specialist, Jean Philippe Santos (@phjean) – IGORA #RoyalTakeOver Dusted Rouge.


Lesley also works closely with Schwarzkopf Professional's International Creative Director Simon Ellis, Global Editorial Ambassador Tyler Johnston, Global Styling Ambassador Richard Ashforth, as well as Styling Ambassador Joana Neves – these creative minds come together twice a year to produce Schwarzkopf Professional's seasonal Essential Looks collections, which are always highly anticipated within the industry.

 

 

"Colour has the power to give confidence. That is why I need to rely 100% on the performance of my colour. With IGORA ROYAL my creativity as a colourist can run free; white hair is covered perfectly; colour is equalised evenly, and the vibrancy is brilliant!"

– Lesley Jennison


More recently Lesley has been working within the world of browns. IGORA COLOR10 extended its permanent assortment to include six natural-looking, cool brunette shades, for on-trend colour that develops in just 10 minutes. Plus, inspired by suburban city life contrasted with nature, Lesley has also worked alongside IGORA to introduce a palette of cool brown shades – suitable for dual application – that leave the hair with a subtle and minimalistic glow, IGORA Earthy Clay and Ashy Cedar.


“I simply love the modern looks the new IGORA Earthy Clay and Ashy Cedar shades give me. They’re subtle and cool, really beautiful to work with and a completely fresh take on neutral browns... the whole IGORA ROYAL portfolio, for me, is a perfect world of colour."

– Lesley Jennison


For creative colour inspiration, explore Lesley's extensive hairdressing portfolio over on Instagram: @lesleyjennison and for extensive product knowledge and hairdressing know-how make sure you are registered user on the ASK Education eAcademy: ask-elearning.com.


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