Eye on hair sheets!

Good Hair Day, Just a Swipe Away

Have you forgotten to book your salon appointment? Impromptu meetings keeping you from looking your best? Worry not—the solution now comes in a pint-sized sachet. What started as a beauty trend in Asia evolving from K-Beauty’s facial sheet mask phenomenon has now become a global sensation extended to the hair care industry.

Hair sheets are like towelettes enriched with oils and formulations that fight frizz, static, and flyaways from root to tip. Purse-portable and easy to use for quick fixes, they make a great alternative to bottles of creams and sprays. Kline PRO U.S. data indicates that treatment products designed for frizz control gained share in 2018 versus the previous year. Innovations such as these sheets have contributed to the growth.Continue reading

Indian Beauty Market

Cosmoprof India Confirms that Distributors are Key to International Marketers Entering the Indian Beauty Market

The maiden edition of Cosmoprof India held in Mumbai last week didn’t disappoint. A notable observation was the presence of a myriad European companies, such as Eshel, LOOkX Dermo Cosmetics, Italcosmetici, MAXXelle, and Pettenon, among others, showcasing at the event with the intention of finding distributors/importers to enter the Indian beauty market. What is clearly evident is the common strategy of international brands using distributors to make inroads into the market. Continue reading

Product Innovation and Salon Digitalization at MCB Beauté Sélection

Product Innovation and Salon Digitalization at MCB Beauté Sélection

Last week, we attended MCB by Beauté Sélection in Paris, an emblematic show for beauty professionals willing to showcase their latest innovations and product novelties. Heavily focused on hair, most exhibitors were hair care suppliers followed by those promoting hair tools and electric devices. A large and increasing number of exhibitors were represented by hair salon software providers, since a recent regulation obliges all hair salons in France to digitalize and centralize their accounts. So far, 60% of hair salons are yet to be digitalized in France.Continue reading

Cosmetics & Toiletries USA

U.S. Beauty and Personal Care Sales Continue to Rise Each Year

Sales of the U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market have topped $42 billion at the manufacturers’ level in 2014, and, for the fifth year in row, the market posted revenue growth, according to the soon-to-be-released data from Kline’s Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report. Upward growth is driven by the consistent healthy performance of all product classes, with oral care, hair care, and makeup occupying the top spots in terms of growth.Continue reading