Best of Beauty in 2016

Taking a Look Back at the Best of Beauty in 2016

As we enter 2017, we wanted to share with you our most appreciated initiatives through 2016. We covered an array of new trends from bond builders in the global salon hair care market to barbershop trends in Europe. We continued our coverage of the dynamic and important markets through our well-regarded report series: Beauty Devices Global, Natural Personal Care Global, Professional Skin Care Global, Salon Hair Care Global, and Professional Nail Care Global. We also expanded our portfolio to cover the fast growing channel of boutique beauty retailers in four dynamic markets, as well as one of the most talked about trends in the United States—Korean beauty. We also introduced our legendary Cosmetics & Toiletries USA in a new and interactive format to enhance your experience while browsing this insightful study, which is often called the “industry bible” by industry professionals.Continue reading

Professional Nail Care

The New Engine of the Professional Nail Care Industry

The soon-to-be-published Professional Nail Care: Global Market Brief report reveals another year of strong growth for this highly dynamic market. Long-wear nail polish (also called hybrid nail polish) is definitely the rock star, experiencing a triple-digit increase in 2015! This revolutionary growth is due to the category’s newness, which, despite its relatively small size, helped boost sales of the overall professional nail care market. Started in 2013 by Vinylux from CND (Revlon) and followed by many key players in the industry launching their own versions, this new product type promises a gel-like effect for up to 10 days without the need of an UV and LED lamp to dry it.Other notable products include OPI’s Infinite Shine, Jessica’s Phenom, and All Week Long from European player LCN. The category has become so important that we have begun to report it separately in the newest edition of the report.Continue reading

Coty Acquires Personal Care and Beauty Division of Hypermarcas

Coty Inches its Way to the Top of Professional Beauty with its Acquisition of Hypermarcas and Reorganization

As recently discussed in a previous blog, acquisitions are constantly reshaping the global professional beauty landscape. Coty’s $1 billion acquisition of the personal care and beauty division of Hypermarcas is the latest move to shake things up, giving Coty an even stronger position in professional beauty, particularly in Brazil.

Coty has eyed Brazil since at least 2012, when the company made an unsolicited bid to acquire Avon, which had Brazil as its largest market. The company also failed multiple times at acquiring Brazil’s direct seller Jequiti. Coty finally made some inroads in 2013 by establishing a joint-venture with Frajo, a local Brazilian cosmetics distributor, but still desired a more potent move.Continue reading

Professional Nail Care

Free Webinar – All Hands on the Trending Professional Nail Care Market

Innovations in gels, long-wear lacquers, and removal technology help the professional nail care market continue to shine. In 2014, the global market is estimated at nearly $1.2 billion, with positive growth forecasts and still untapped opportunities.

To learn more about this trending market, join Agnieszka Saintemarie, Kline’s Project Manager for Consumer Practice, for a free and insightful webinar on key findings from the recently published – Professional Nail Care: Global Market Brief.Continue reading

Halloween Nails

Creepy Colors, Haunted Hues, Devilish Designs…You Guessed It: It’s Halloween Time!

Fall is by far one of the best times of the year when it comes to nails, trying new polish colors and even nail designs. With Halloween just a few days away, what better way to get into the spirit than by stepping up your nail game? From autumnal shades of gray, brown, and green to darker, chilly tones with funky painted pumpkins, spooky ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, and, of course, spider webs, Halloween nail art is creative, fun, and never boring.

As expected, most professional nail care manufacturers are introducing new, special Halloween collections, surprising us with unique colors and glitter finishes, and this year is no exception.Continue reading

Breaking Beauty: The Elements of Cosmoprof North America

Breaking Beauty: The Elements of Cosmoprof North America

Two parts professional hair, nails, and tools, one part cosmetics and personal care, and a dash of wellness and spa, and you’ve got the formula for success at Cosmoprof North America 2014. While certainly less controversial than Walter White’s coveted recipe, some of this year’s exhibiters have cooked up concoctions featuring elements from the periodic table that are almost as fascinating.Continue reading