Top Reasons Why Independent Hair Stylists Should Grab Your Attention

Top Reasons Why Independent Hair Stylists Should Grab Your Attention

Among the major shifts occurring in the salon industry are stylists moving from salons to independent businesses. The recently published Independent Stylist Study covering the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and Brazilreveals the key reasons independent hair stylists could become the turning point for the professional hair care industryHere’s a rundown: Continue reading

Is Amazon Helping or Hurting the Salon Hair Care Industry?

Is Amazon Helping or Hurting the Salon Hair Care Industry?

“Omnichannel” has been a buzz word used by salon hair care marketers in recent years. Initially, only the brave ones were sticking their nose outside their well-known salon environment to seek new channels of distribution for their products, carefully expanding their sales into retailing due to the fear of losing their professional status. But in recent years, this has shifted. Diversion has been hurting sales, and products unwanted by marketers on physical or virtual shelves of various retailers were a reality that needed to be taken back under control, especially with the fast development of e-commerce.Continue reading

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Rising Professional Hair Care Indies at Salon International

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending Salon International London, a key trade show for the professional hair care industry in Europe. What captured our attention the most was the growing presence of indie brands and the buzz surrounding them. These dynamic independent players are quickly shaking up the competitive landscape of the hair care industry in the United Kingdom and abroad. Here are our top three picks from the show (their strategy and performance are covered in-depth in the new indie volume of our Salon Hair Care Global Series and Kline PRO service):Continue reading

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Healthier Hair at the Epicenter of the Salon Industry

Our recently published Salon Hair Care Global Series shows another year of robust growth for the industry that already accounts for over $14 billion globally. This is driven in part by products focused on care and treatment.

Shampoos and conditioners lead the way with over 4% growth in 2018, with treatments at the forefront of this increase. A large part of treatments is dedicated to restoring hair health from the damage caused by chemical procedures, especially hair coloring, as well as the extensive use of hot tools.Continue reading

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Green and Multimedia Blend at Cosmoprof Bologna

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2019, once again, did not disappoint its expected 260,000 visitors from around the world. As always, the hair care industry was in the spotlight. Exhibitors, spread across six halls, had the chance to represent their brands with unique booth designs, new product launches, live shows, and much more. Aside from a few exceptions, manufacturing companies did not have on-the-spot sales, keeping the event focused on business aspects rather than turning it into a shopping event.Continue reading

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How Far Does the Multichannel Strategy Go for Salon Hair Care Brands?

The multichannel movement among professional brands has grown in recent years, but how different companies react to it varies. Some brands are turning into hybrid brands and selling mostly or a large part of their products through retail stores as opposed to salons. Many examples of such brands can be found among newer players on the market, such as Oribe (now owned by Kao), Alterna (among Henkel’s brands portfolio), or Living Proof (a Unilever brand). Among well-established marketers that have had a multichannel approach for many years is Estée Lauder with brands like Aveda and Bumble and bumble. In the United States, Aveda even has its own vertically integrated stores.Continue reading