Driven by the solid performance of the nail enhancements category, the professional nail care market continues to gain traction, with 2018 being the best-performing one in the past five years. Other factors contributing to its 8% growth in 2018 include increased emphasis on education and training, new and innovative products, digitalization, and beauty salons expanding their service menus.Continue reading
The year 2018 has proven to be another strong year for the nail enhancements category, although it was powered by the new segment of sculpting hybrid gels or poly-acrylic gels as opposed to dipping powders, which was the big rage behind the category’s growth in 2017. That said, it is worth mentioning that dipping powders continued to enjoy popularity in 2018. However, the growth was not as phenomenal as 2017, as the segment witnesses saturation with most of the marketers already offering a dipping powder system as a part of their portfolio. The only novelty evident for dipping powders is that of marketers introducing new shades as a part of their seasonal collections.
The latest trends, innovations, new products, professional beauty expertise, and live educational sessions mingled together at the Excel Exhibition Center in London last week for a beauty extravaganza of epic proportions: the annual Professional Beauty London show. Ranging from hair care to skin care, aesthetics, laser/IPL equipment, makeup, and nails to spas, tanning, and waxing, this year’s show had it all. Attended by over 33,000 beauty enthusiasts and more than 800 professional beauty brands, part of this year’s event was also the Organic & Natural Beauty show where several natural brands showcased their products, as well as the Salon London show with many inspirational hairstyles and new products for salon owners.Continue reading
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