We have entered the second month of nearly all U.S. salons being closed as a result of the country’s effort to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19’s spread by way of social distancing. And while there are talks of starting to open businesses back up, it remains to be seen if salons will be included in that first wave of openings. Initially, May 1 was the optimistic date for this to begin, but Georgia has announced allowing salons to open as early as this week so there is hope.
Kline PRO Validates Latest Hair Trends with Transactional Data from a Panel of Independent Salons
The “granny trend” of women of all ages coloring their hair shades of silver and gray is more than a media craze. According to Kline PRO, hair colorant sales within the brights and silver shade groups are up 46% and 14%, respectively, in 2014.
“It’s exciting to see current market trends reflected in our data,” remarks Paula Gottdiner, Kline’s manager of the program. “We’ve been busy building our panel and are currently reporting on about 1,000 independent salons and 8,500 chain salons. We are planning to double the number of independent salons by the end of 2015, with our eventual goal being 3,000 independent salons and a panel that is representative of the total U.S. professional salon industry.”Continue reading