The new packaging design for the expert hair care range ‘Douglas Salon Hair’ looks contemporary and professional while communicating performance and style. The Douglas hair care series has now been adapted to the new Douglas corporate identity that was relaunched in 2018 and thus gives it a premium character!
To reinforce the premium character of the brand, we used the colours white and black in combination with golden elements. Furthermore we have created a simple icon that conveys the image of hair in an abstract but indulging and caring way. So its flowing gradient lines on a golden background aesthetically imitate a hair wave.
As for the typography we chose a sans serif font to enhance the high-end look. The simplicity contrasts the high quality golden icon and gives the design its own charm. In order to attract the consumers’ attention and underline the professional character, together with the client we decided to name the product Salon Hair. The typo is simple yet playful and its soft appearance even reflects the concept of the brand’s indulging hair care products. Once again, the effect of contrasts is played with, as the design of the name contrasts the rather plain label design.
In February 2022 Schwarzkopf launched the new design for its global brand Schauma which has an important history and expertise in providing hair care for the entire family. The new slogan „bathe your family in love“ symbolizes the transformation of the brand from a reserved brand to the new „Family, Love & Care“ brand.
Every child loves playing outside in the mud and exploring on little adventures. Once they come home, a lovely bath is waiting for them to spoil and clean their little bodies and enjoy quality time with their family. That’s what the global hair care brand Schauma is associated with for more than 80 years. We don’t have to point out how important relaunches are for brands with such a long-standing identity. Therefore in 2022 Schauma – a subsidiary of the umbrella brand Schwarzkopf – had its amazing second transformation for which baries design created a packaging design in collaboration with Bodo Warden (structural packaging design) to support the brand’s complete relaunch.
From a strategic point of view, we had to ask ourselves at the beginning of the project how far we could go with a fresh and new brand identity in order to retain all existing loyal customers, while at the same time attract new ones. Thus, when designing the product, it was of utmost importance to create a unified yet strong Schauma look that would speak to people in the same way.
Apart from triggering the emotionality and authenticity of the brand, it was very important to simplify Schauma’s large portfolio for it to appear as one brand. The aim was a fusion of the Baseline with all subcategories like Teens, Nature Moments & Men to evoke a harmonious overall feel. With more than 60 products, creating a different packaging design in terms of individual bottle and cap colors for each and every one of them is economically as well as environmentally just not sustainable. We’ve consulted the brand’s team to simplify the color scheme of the wide product range and made the brand even more environmentally friendly. As the aspect of naturality and sustainability is of major importance regarding the large portfolio and development process, the new Schauma bottle is made of 100% recycled material.
Instead, we created a calmer design to simplify its diversity. Together with the monochrome color approach this results in a harmonization of the overall design impression. As vegan formulas with natural ingredients are used, we decided to emphasize those ingredients and put a lot of effort into creating unique ingredient visualization. In order to stand out from the competition and stage a strong on-shelf presence, we wanted to achieve a natural & premium look and feel. The design of the ingredient is arranged in a circular way, alluding to Schauma’s legacy and its previous design relaunch.
It’s been an absolute pleasure and we cannot wait for the awesome designs to hit the shelves!
In 2021 Schwarzkopf relaunched the new Extra Care range for China, developed with baries design.
With over 70 years of expert hair experience, Extra Care stands for targeted formulas for all hair types that repair the hair strand from inside and outside to ensure healthy and resistant hair. Customers are offered smart hair solutions thanks to the latest technologies that combine the best of science and nature for healthy, resilient hair and an outstanding performance.
When designing the Extra Care series, we had to consider that hair care experts are driven by Schwarzkopf’s salon image, which means that the product should be perceived as professional, high-quality and innovative. Therefore, when designing the Extra Care range it was important to visually reinterpret the significant circular icon. Instead of a closed circle, we opted for an open circle that conveys a sense of lightness and movement. Thus, the respective natural ingredient is surrounded by swooshing water, oil or cream. In combination with the small graphical icon of the ‘Bio restore complex’, the overall impression is innovative and of high quality. The icon itself should reflect the combination of technology and natural ingredients and symbiotically form a unity.
Furthermore, when designing the 3D shape of the bottle we tried to take the characteristic wavy shoulder of the old bottle into consideration and reinterpreted it in a more feminine and delicate way. The bottle is slimmer and gives an impression of elegance and high quality. Additionally, the bottle caps were replaced by pump dispensers which stress the selective approach. Together with the icon, the overall appearance is harmonious.
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur team asked us to develop a label design for their new Gliss Kur subline Nutri-Balance Repair.
The task was to develop a label design for the new Gliss Kur sub line Nutri-Balance Repair, which supports the healthy balance of scalp microbiome and laying the foundation for silken smooth hair. These benefits should be transported to the user through the design. Color code and label design need to have a balance of natural appeal and technological performance.
The current Gliss Kur baseline range shows the performance of the product closed in a box. But new technologies require a new appearance.
The difference started already with Bio-Tech Restore. Product name and main formula components are communicated above the box.
On the other hand, performance and hair type recommendation are located in the lower part. As a result, this clear straightforward structure ensures that the consumer is informed about the differences at first glance. But it leaves little room for emotionality and naturalness. Most importantly, the visual now shows not only the performance, but also the effective ingredients.
The amorphous, authentic form of the liquid correlates with the representation of the birch leaf. Therefore, it appears as if it had been photographed with an X-ray machine. Most importantly, we were able to combine the natural ingredients and the technology contained in the formula in one image. As a result, we could explain them to the consumer at a glance. The apparent translucency of the visual and the white box make the text stand out. So, it provides clear explanatory information. The soft turquoise shade with a hint of blue generates a pleasantly caring feeling. Consequently, it highlights the silicone- and colorant-free composition.
This label design of Gliss Kur Nutri-Balance Repair follows on seamlessly from that of Gliss Kur Bio-Tech Restore. It is the first new product of the range that combines science with naturalness and whose design also originates from baries design.
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