professional beauty drives M&A Activity

Professional Beauty Drives 2020 M&A Activity

With the Coty Professional Beauty deal front and center, Kline believes other professional beauty businesses will be potential acquisition targets in 2020. In this upcoming Kline webinar, Kline’s professional beauty market research and management consulting team will share insights on performance across professional beauty sectors and weigh in on potential M&A candidates and their attractiveness.

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personalization in beauty

Beauty Tech Sets Personalized Services on a New Trajectory.

Personalization is set to become a mainstay trend in the beauty market, judging by product launches and reveals at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas last week. Some key launches include L’Oréal’s Perso, a handheld device that offers personalized skin care and is looking to expand to provide custom lipstick and foundation formulas, and Réduit’s Réduit One, a handheld device delivering hair treatments more effectively by increasing absorption levels. Continue reading

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Professional Skin Care: Growing by $1.1 Billion Globally in Five Years

The professional skin care market registers a strong growth of about 7% in 2019, across key markets including China, Europe, India, and the United States, according to Kline’s recently published Professional Skin Care Global Series. All four markets register positive growth, with developing country India registering double-digit growth and Russia registering the highest growth in Europe.
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The Professional Nail Care Market Continues to Surprise

The competition structure in the global professional nail care market is expected to get a major facelift, as market leader OPI has been put up for sale. Although experiencing a sales decline in recent years, OPI remains the dominant professional nail care marketer in the United States, with an approximate 21% market share in 2019. The brand particularly shines in the United States in the dipping powder segment thanks to the introduction of the Powder Perfection product line in 2017, in sync with the rapidly growing dipping powder trend.Continue reading

Scalp Care: Still a Niche Segment with Lucrative Opportunities

Whether they’re for hair loss, itchiness, or an aging scalp, products targeting scalp care continue to be launched by key professional hair care marketers as well as small and medium players around the globe. Scalp care continues to be an important topic for stylists, marketers, and consumers despite accounting for only a few percentages of global salon hair care sales. And while our soon-to-be-published Professional Scalp Care Products: Global Market Snapshot report shows that the market has slowed down, it’s still showing growth in line with overall salon market growth in key global markets.Continue reading

Salon Hair Care Global Series

Get the Skinny on Global Salon Hair Care

Mergers and acquisitions continue to heat up the salon hair care scene. Advent International has just announced its purchase of Olaplex, just a week after Henkel acquired DevaCurl. Our Salon Hair Care Global Series report shows that these players have been on a solid growth trajectory. It will be interesting to see how they will continue developing under their new owners. However, M&A activity is only one of the factors influencing the market, and this is reflected in our latest research on the 10 key salon hair care markets across the globe. Here are a few notable observations:Continue reading

Professional Skin Care

How Is Professional Skin Care Shaping Key Markets?

The professional skin care market continues to witness a healthy growth of more than 7% in 2019 across key markets such as China, Europe, India, and the United States, according to our soon-to-be-published Professional Skin Care Global Series report. China continues to be the largest market; however, developing markets such as India register the strongest growth of more than 12% in 2019. This solid increase is driven by various factors including rising incomes, an emerging middle class, a growing millennial population, and increasing awareness of skin health.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