In 2018, Schwarzkopf started to work on a revolutionary new hair color, that won’t damage the hair due to natural ingredients. We were very glad to develop the packaging design for 100% Vegetal and join the exciting process from the very first idea to the final product.
2018 Schwarzkopf briefed us firstly for their first all-natural hair color, crafted in India using the ancient tradition of Ayurveda. Launching a design which reflects the caring power of Ayurvedic plants and herbs and its natural caring benefits, addressing women who want to color their hair, but are afraid to damage it with chemical hair dye. The packaging design from 100% Vegetal should connect the user with the positivity of nature, which implies health and a natural color result.
Besides the natural and vegan ingredients, which should be considered in the packaging design, no models should be shown. The focus should be on the plants and herbs shown in stylized illustrations.
Due to the new method of application as powder and not – as is usually the case with commercially available hair coloration – as cream, new inner elements also emerged. Instead of a bottle developer and a tube of color cream, the packaging now contains just a sachet of powder. This not only saves costs, but above all protects the environment by reducing packaging waste.
The logo should give a clear massage from the first sight: 100% Natural, 100% Vegan and inspired by traditional ayurvedic methods.
We have based the logo design on the symbols known from Sanskrit in order to establish the connection between the Ayurvedic concept and the modern age.
The slightly irregular sans serif typeface, in which individual letters are connected with each other, is inspired by traditional Sanskrit, which has been used in India and South Asia for over 3000 years. It reflects the expertise of traditional Ayurvedic applications and the power of naturalness and stands out of the packaging design.
According to the briefing, we created a design for the outer packaging that completely dispenses with a model approach. Instead, the focus is on natural hair and the main ingredients used in each color shade – arranged on a label reminiscent of a pharmacy label. The color of the hair in the background and the main color assigned to the shade in the label ensure that each shade has its own character. At the same time, the white tear-off label on each shade forms a uniform line in harmonious contrast.
The icons on the front were designed with great attention to detail and visualized in an unmistakable way. We also created all illustrations of the inner elements as well as those for instructions for use in the same sketchy style like the coloring ingredient shown on the front.
We have based the logo on the symbols known from Sanskrit in order to establish the connection between the Ayurvedic concept of the product and the modern age. The serif font transports the expertise and the centuries-old traditional method of hair coloring into the present, while the script in the headlines creates a stronger emotional bond with the consumer.
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