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Meet the new Gliss Kur!

In 2020 Gliss Kur by Schwarzkopf got a holistic relaunch, so it starts this new decade with a complete modernized look. With this relaunch we are not only celebrating a new brand- and packaging design but also more than 10 years of collaboration between Gliss Kur and baries design.

 

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur hero Total Repair range relaunch design

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Total Repair range relaunch design

 

A new milestone

Gliss Kur has always been the hair expert among the hair care brands. Nowadays, it is more than that: It is a lifestyle product, that offers solutions to all hair issues. Accordingly, the technological brand perception shifted to a more lifestyle oriented natural and sporty look.
With this relaunch we were able to create the next milestone within the brand design history.

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur relaunch design small range overview

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur relaunch design small range overview

 

Our work
  • brand strategy
  • packaging design
  • logo design
  • POS design
  • e-commerce content (amazon+)

The power of nature in technology

To transform the strong technological brand impression to a more natural and sporty approach, we finally released the visual out of its box. That means, that we excluded the technological visual from a text box and gave it its own space to stand out.
This transition already started in the last year with the designs for the new Gliss Kur product lines Bio-Tech Restore and Nutri-Balance Repair within the pre-relaunch portfolio. Both sorts already set the focus on a combination of technological performance and the power of nature.  
Schwarzkopf successfully introduced our new design language to the market. So, our pre-relaunch approach was continued for the actual relaunch. The outstanding way of presenting the power of nature in technology to the whole portfolio was a natural consequence. 

The power of design

According to the new brand strategy, the key visuals on the bottles have been shifted outside the text box. They partially show natural ingredients of which the style has been inspired by X-ray machine pictures. Most importantly, all of these natural elements are embedded in amorphous liquids, that give a microbiological impression – perfectly combining nature with technology. In summary, the unboxing and modern organic shapes create a new emotionality and natural touch.

 

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Split Hair Miracle range relaunch design 2020

New Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Split Hair Miracle range design 2020

 

The new Gliss Kur design masters the challenge to unite natural ingredients with technology.

However, Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur stays the expert in hair technology and needs to maintain the strong communication of its benefits. To follow up, the square from the previous design is now used as text background. This allows the recognition of the brand for former customers. Additionally, it does ensure the proper readability and clear structure of the text. 
Thanks to design structure and new bottle shape, Gliss Kur gained a cleaner look and a reduced appearance. Besides, it is also relieving that stickers on the bottle fronts are now history – thanks to Henkel‘s sustainability strategy.

 

Slide Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Total Repair shampoo and conditioner relaunch design 2020 Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Total Repair shampoo and conditioner pre-relaunch design

 

The new Gliss Kur bottles

The new Gliss Kur bottles for shampoo and conditioner are probably the main driver for the new brand elegance. They are inspired by the bottle shapes of the more elegant Chinese Gliss Kur sister brand “Extra Care“.  

We kept the characteristic shoulders for the new shape. But, the new contour interprets them softer and therefore with more modernity and elegance. The shoulders and the new cap do now merge perfectly together. This innovation creates a single soft outline that fits the new natural influence. Moreover, the flat cap and high shoulders let the bottle appear a little taller than before. The bottle-to-cap ratio is certainly strengthening the bottle and shelf impact. Through this emerging shape with the slimmed waist, a female touch is added and the elegance stressed even further.

 

Gliss Kur relaunch bottle 3D sketch compilation

Both, the key visual and bottle shape are now characterized by organic shapes, instead of hard edges.

Furthermore, we created an increased consistency with a uniform black cap throughout the whole range. This empowers the brand block appearance on shelf. At second glance, another fine detail get‘s revealed: The Schwarzkopf logo icon is embossed in the cap‘s top and finishes the new elegance.

Gliss Kur relaunch cap top view 3D

Brand logo relaunch

In consequence of the new brand identity, the logo got a modern facelift.

  • Since this relaunch, the text line “Kur“ is written in a new light font to set focus on “Gliss“ and strengthen the brand perception. This thin typography does also add a new elegance.
  • On top, the letters themselves are slightly refined to be more elegant and clear.
  • Additionally, we deleted the line under „Hair Repair“ to gain a more modern simplicity.
Now, the logo is slightly wider. Therefore it keeps the same impact even though we shifted some boldness into lighter elegance. To sum up, these actions make the brand appear more modern, sophisticated and premium.

 

Slide new Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur logo old Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur logo

 

+10 years Gliss Kur & baries design brand strategy

Gliss Kur has been one of our first brands and continued the long term collaboration for over ten years. As a result, this brought us to this 2020 design, which is an exceptional step in terms of modernity and brand perception. Once again we are not only celebrating a new milestone in the history of Gliss, but also in that of baries! It is part of what makes us to experts – not only for the design but also brand strategy.

Timeline visualization of Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Total Repair from 2000 to 2020

Timeline visualization of Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Total Repair from 2000 to 2020

 

New brand communication design

In conclusion, it is worth mentioning that we from baries design not only redesigned the packaging, but also shaped the visual impact of the brand identity. From now on, the communication style of Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur is modern and purely minimalist. Accents will be highlighted with bold bars. While white became the main color of the brand, black changed from a background color to an accent color.

New Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur minimalistic visual identity in communication

New Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur visual identity in communication

 

Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur on the web

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The brand Diadem from Schwarzkopf stands for inner ease and offers hair coloration as caring as silk. In a fast changing category landsape it was neccessary to update the brand and make it stand out in order to increase shelf impact. Our team was very excited to modernize this traditional brand’s packaging design and we are proud of the result: A modern design for modern silver ladies.

The new packaging design of Schwarzkopf Diadem

Challenge

The task was to make the brand become the No1 brand for the Ms. Silver target group. After some competitors relaunched successfully their designs, also Schwarzkopf Diadem needed to be modernized. 
The following points should be considered:

  • Modernize the look & feel of the brand to be perceived as more premium
  • Strengthen the care positioning
  • Refresh and strengthen the brand with more elegant and premium elements
Our work

After the relaunches in 2015 and 2017, which were also done by us, we were glad to develop the next relaunch too. Together with the team from Schwarzkopf Diadem we strengthened again the brand position in the market. 
After the big changes in 2017, where the brand logo moved to the lower part on the packaging design, it was now time to change the basic color appearance. Diadem stands for “Hair Color as caring as silk“, so the corporate design color should transfer this trademark. Therefore, the complementary contrast of the previous design had to give way. The general appearance was opened to give more freedom to the individual elements. This way they can communicate much better both with their individual message and in interaction. 
Further, we set the focus on the shade number directly on the model’s hair. Now, the consumer can find her specific color easily on shelf. To complete the overall renewal, we created a surround design, that fits the front design perfectly.

Schwarzkopf Diadem Design 2017 Made By baries design Slide  
The caring formula is described through vivid illustrations on the back. Thereby the consumer learns even more about the features of this hair coloration. Also, the color result is shown by a simple graphical table. The packaging‘s right side shows the main benefit “Hair Color as caring as silk“ and it gets the whole attention. Through the dark blue color tones the white tube pops out. Through this contrast, indicated information from the front is communicated by a single glance.  
All in all, the new packaging design of Schwarzkopf Diadem is more caring, modern and sophisticated.
 
Right side of Schwarzkopf Diadem surround packaging design and icons  
 

Schwarzkopf Diadem on the web

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After Gliss Kur comes Gliss Color!

Schwarzkopf has launched the new international coloration brand Gliss Color in 2020 with a baries branding and packaging design! After being responsible for Gliss Kur hair care for more than 10 years, we were beyond excited to accept the new challenge and design the brand’s very first caring hair coloration!

Challenge
  • Create a new, unique coloration brand
  • Combine caring and coloring properties
  • Use strong Gliss brand assets and expertise
Our work

Inspired by the Gliss Kur hair care expertise, we have used this brand benefit to create the packaging design for the new Gliss coloration technologies! The strong Gliss hair care brand design already stands for the well-known expertise in hair repair. Therefore, the adaption to the new hair coloration leads to a high brand recognition – combining technology and care. 

Following, it was crucial to create visual parallels in the Gliss Color packaging design. In the same time, it was very important to create a new, unique design within the Schwarzkopf portfolio and coloration market in order to distinct Gliss Color from existing brands.
 

Schwarzkopf Gliss Color packaging design mood

Schwarzkopf Gliss Color packaging design mood

 

Technological innovation in packaging design

The technology of Gliss coloration includes Hyaluronic acid – a key ingredient, which is well known in the skin care market. Hyaluronic acid is such a popular ingredient because of its water storage capacities for skin as well as hair care and now even for caring colorations. 

The fundamental visual approach is to show this strong technological innovation with an overall caring appearance. Meaning, the visual communication highlights the maximum care properties of the product whilst leading to reliable hair coloration result. 

To achieve this, the color code is our most powerful tool. Soft beige tones were used, creating a hint to skin care products and caring assets. Further, the metallic refinement of the beige tone is an elegant rose gold color tone. Thereby a softly performing and eye-catching appearance is ensured.  
In contrast, the intense turquoise key visual adds modernity, freshness and gives a scientific touch. Based on the new Gliss Kur technology icons, we showed the popular ingredient in a modern liquid texture close up. Moreover, the turquoise color evokes the previously mentioned trust in strong care.

 

Less is more

The minimalistic layout brings the assets together in a professional, modern frame. Through overlaying boxes the information is clearly structured for an easy caption and direct message. Thus, the brand‘s confident standing is strongly supported by black contrast color. Light transparency ensures the brand‘s elegance.  
Additionally, the typography communicates clear structure and on point information. The font is technologically and professionally decent but strong by light modernity. No additional fanciness
needed. Less is more!

Logo development

We designed the Gliss Color logo on base of the proven Gliss Kur brand logo. The same expertise and trustful character is kept.  
The international roll-out includes additional brand naming with logos that stand for themselves according to the matching brand images in the different countries. Likewise, the color codes are adapted.

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Model approach

A model is the most prominent part of the packaging design. In a powerful but elegant close up with dynamically detailed hair it catches the customers‘ attention. Modern brand identity is complemented by the new attitude. Through a strong but elegant expression, the Gliss Color brand gets personality and is convincing with excellent hair quality.

Amazon plus content mood with new model approach for Gliss Color by Schwarzkopf

Amazon plus content mood with new model approach for Gliss Color by Schwarzkopf

 
 

Gliss Color on the web

 

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Another summer brings forth a new design for Gliss Kur’s Summer Limited Edition

Every year, the brand Gliss Kur is challenging baries with a design evolution of its Summer Repair shampoo.   

Briefing

We are very happy, that our creativity has been requested again by Gliss Kur for the brand’s yearly Summer Repair Limited Edition. The product aims at targeting millennials – a generation that craves to live the moment and be early adaptors of new products and experiences. Known as the “me generation” they feel more special using a limited edition. Therefore, the design should convey the shampoo’s specific properties such that it protects your hair before and after sun and beach exposure. The only requirement briefed was that the orange bottle remains just like in previous years only with a black instead of a silver cap.

Challenge
  • Create a special summer feeling with an outstanding design different to regular baseline products
  • Promote the hair expertise and protective benefits of the shampoo with its necessities
  • Target millennials by a young, trendy and vibrant look and feel

 

 

Our Work

Spending a day by the sea, having sandy feet and salty hair. This is exactly the summer mood, which the design has to bring across. Therefore, we just imagined the feeling of a perfect summer moment: watching a beautiful sunset on palm fringed beaches. In order to keep a soft and calm appearance, we kept the orange color code of the bottle and highlighted the modern high palm trees as well as a few birds next to them in a darker orange. Further down, you can see the sandy beach stretching in front of the yellowish sea, which is illuminated by the sunset.

As the name of the limited edition presents such a unique selling proposition, we have highlighted it with a white stroke. In contrast to that white, we used a turquoise font on top of it for the variant’s name. Our aim was to distinguish the words “summer” and “repair” from one another to perfectly combine two benefits of the shampoo. The “summer” in a handwritten font communicates an image different from Gliss Kur baseline shampoos translating into light ocean waves. The word “repair” on the other hand remains in a clear font allowing potential customers to recall Gliss Kur’s identity of strong protection and a technology-based brand. Lastly, additional emotional claims like “Enjoy the summer” and “Limited Edition” have been added in order to provide a personal touch, that is highly valued by the target group.

Overall, the design strongly communicates the benefit of the shampoo of repairing summer stressed hair.

 

The Evolution of Gliss Kur’s Summer Repair Editions

Here’s an overview of the Gliss Kur Summer Repair designhistory. All of these have been created by baries and we’re looking forward to inspiring summer moments for next year!

Gliss Kur Summer Repair Packaging Design Evolution 2020 by Schwarzkopf

Gliss Kur Summer Repair Packaging Design Evolution 2020 by Schwarzkopf

 

Gliss Kur Summer Repair in the web

 

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