Trimmers and clippers emerged as the strongest category in the U.S. hair tools and appliances market during 2020, as many consumers turned to home kits to cut their hair. The revelation comes from Kline’s soon-to-be-published Hair Tools and Appliances: United States Market Analysis and Opportunities report, which covers both the professional and retail channels and three major categories: hair dryers, hot tools, and trimmers and clippers. Continue reading
With salons forced to shut their doors because of the coronavirus pandemic, the professional hair care industry witnessed a shift in demand (roughly +15%) in Q2 vs. Q1 2020 for hair care products that help maintain color and manage roots, according to Kline PRO USA. Data shows that products formulated for color care have historically occupied the largest market share; they gained even more in the first half of this year, holding a whopping 31.4% of the market pie.Continue reading
Many salon clients across the United States went into panic mode when salons were indefinitely closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers’ initial thoughts revolved around how they would maintain their look without a regular salon visit, but as the shutdown extended from days to weeks to months, concern shifted to the salons themselves. Customers realized that salon owners and stylists—people they depend upon and trust, people who are often neighbors or friends—had their livelihoods snatched from them with no warning.Continue reading
The hair tools and appliances market has finally been bitten by the Artificial Intelligence (AI) bug. Continue reading
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
“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
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
Two bits would be a bargain based on the average prices that salons are now charging for men’s services. Once perceived as a space exclusive to women, independent salons are finding that offering services and products for men can help bolster their bottom line. In fact, services that Kline PRO USA identifies as exclusive to men brought in nearly 8% of all service revenue in the first half of 2019. This number is on par with figures from the full year 2018.
Men’s haircut and coloring services had a solid performance in 2018 with an increase of 3% in revenues, while the number of these services performed remained flat. This growth in revenue indicates that men are willing to pay a bit more for the services than they did the year before. Being able to increase prices helps salons offset the decline in the frequency of these services, as shown by Kline PRO data for the first half. Continue reading
Last week, we attended the MCB by Beauté Sélection trade show to get a glimpse of the newest innovations and product launches in the European professional hair care market. There, the trend toward natural, green, and vegan took the spotlight. This is no surprise, as our recently published Salon Hair Care Global Series study shows that natural professional hair care products are on the rise as consumers seek clean and sustainable products in addition to natural ingredients. This segment shows well above market average growth, increasing in Europe by an outstanding 7.2% in 2018.Continue reading
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