2015 International Beauty Show Lisa Yamasaki, Mirage of Carnival Photo credit: Photography by BIGTOM Photography

Thoughts from the 2015 International Beauty Show

After months of cold weather and snow, March 9 was a stunning day to stroll through Manhattan and the joint International Beauty Show (IBS) and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC). Spring was in the air, along with a high level of enthusiasm at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center as vendors showcased their dizzying array of products and services. An abundance of energy in a carnival-like atmosphere, complete with goodie bags and a boardwalk photo booth, made for a fun day. With a keen eye on developing trends, Kline’s Donna Barson and Darlene Borsella prowled the aisles to keep abreast of the latest and greatest that the salon and spa industries have to offer.

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Skin Care from Head to Toe

Skin Care from Head to Toe: All at the 24th ISPA Conference & Expo Show

Skin care experts and enthusiasts converged at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas to attend The International Spa Association‘s annual conference last week. The show’s mantra focused on creativity in aspects of spa business, from ideation to the presentation of products.

The exhibition opening was celebrated with a vibrant introduction from the University of Las Vegas’ drum line. When the exhibit hall doors opened, there were brightly lit booths where spa directors and line representatives sampled the newest products, reviewed line sheets, and placed orders.Continue reading

Professional Skin Care Market Rx: Top Five Ingredients

Professional Skin Care Market Rx: Top Five Ingredients

In our recently published reports—Professional Skin Care Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities and Physician-dispensed Skin Care: Perception and Satisfaction Survey—we learned about the ideal “prescription” that makes this $6 billion global market for professional skin care products thrive. Some of the most important key areas that skin care market players should consider are:

  1. Emerging markets: although small in dollar sales, they show high potential in the future.
  2. Medical care providers represent a tremendous distribution opportunity.Continue reading
Fall’s Beauty Regimens

Back to School, Back to Fall’s Beauty Regimens

During the summer, beauty routines may have lightened up a bit as the skin, hair, and nails are caressed by the sun’s rays and glow naturally thanks to a range of freshly available summer season fruits and vegetables. With the beginning of back to school and office time, the desire to look as beautiful this fall as in the summer is about to reinstate daily beauty routines and maybe add a few new products to the mix.Continue reading

Professional Skin Care Market in Southeast Asia

Indulgence, Relaxation, and Passion for Beauty – Exploring the Professional Skin Care Market in Southeast Asia

In our ongoing search to identify new markets of opportunity for professional skin care brands, our sights turned once again to Asia. With an already strong knowledge base of China, Japan, and South Korea, we ventured to Southeast Asia this year, specifically Thailand and Indonesia, to investigate the market.

According to Kline’s latest research, the Indonesian market for professional skin care is posting 13% growth in 2013, emerging fast and creating a favorable environment for both foreign, well-known brands, as well as smaller, local ones.Continue reading

COSMOPROF 2014 - A New World of Beauty

COSMOPROF 2014 – A New World of Beauty

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has always been the perfect stage for the latest trends and the most innovative products of the beauty universe, being a reference point for professionals and specialists of the sector.

This year, the show brought together about 2,000 exhibitors and more than 200,000 visitors around the world. Over 90,000 square meters­ of exhibition space were dedicated to the various sectors of the beauty industry, including perfumery, natural cosmetics, packaging and contract manufacturing, beauty salons and spas, hair, nails.Continue reading

Rejuvenating Trends at the Professional Beauty 2014

Rejuvenating Trends at the Professional Beauty 2014

For the last 25 years, the Professional Beauty Show in London has been serving as the beauty platform for industry professionals and clients to learn about new trends in skin care products and their most efficient application. This year, the show brought together more than 600 brands from every area of the industry including skin care, aromatherapy, spa, advanced treatments, nails, makeup, tanning, and equipment, increasing the presence of brands from overseas. Major brands chose Professional Beauty as the platform for their new launches; skin care brand Elemis showcased its first treatment machine Biotec, distributor Louella Belle introduced its latest addition IBX to the nail fanatics, and equipment brand 3D-Lipo showed off the much anticipated 3D-Lipolite system.Continue reading

Skin Care Concerns to New Technology

Exchanging Ideas with the Legendary Dr. Robb: From Skin Care Concerns to New Technology

Which beauty segments are enjoying the fastest growth? What’s driving this growth? Questions like these were addressed recently by Kline’s very own Carrie Mellage, Vice President of Consumer Products. On February 18, 2014, Carrie had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion with Pam Busiek, President and CEO of Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), and the legendary Dr. Robb Akridge, founder of Clarisonic, at the 2014 Global Beauty & Wellness Exchange held at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL. Continue reading

Professional Skin Care Market

Acquisitions Top the List for the Professional Skin Care Market

With the new 2013 edition of Professional Skin Care:  U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities due out next month, Kline industry expert, Pierrick Dutton, shares some of the most striking findings uncovered by our researchers.

Q:        How did the professional skin care market perform in the United States in 2013?

A:        In 2013, sales of professional skin care products continue to enjoy stable growth. In fact, overall sales surpassed pre-recession levels of $850 million at the manufacturers’ level.Continue reading