Beauty Devices and Professional Skin Care

Free Webinar on Beauty Devices and Professional Skin Care in Asia!

Attend our free webinar covering the fast growing Asian Beauty Devices and Professional Skin Care markets.

Key Asia-Pacific market findings from Kline’s recent Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities and Professional Skin Care Global Series reports, from an Asian perspective, will be shared in a free 30 minute webinar on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:30 pm (Beijing) / 1:30 pm (Tokyo) / 10:00 am (Mumbai). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Eccentricity, Ethnicity, and Electricity Drive the U.K. Professional Beauty Market

Eccentricity, Ethnicity, and Electricity Drive the U.K. Professional Beauty Market

Despite the generally challenging economic climate, the U.K. professional beauty market remains among the fastest paced across all European countries. Today’s cautious, more enlightened, and empowered British consumer is demanding more affordable products and better in-store services to complement their beauty regimes and not tax their budgets.

Taking the biggest cut, the hair-care segment continues to keep ahead of the United Kingdom’s professional beauty market with a 65% total market share, generating £370 million (USD 560 million) in sales at the retail level in 2012. However, consumer visits to hair salons continue to decrease, particularly in the lower-end segment.Continue reading

Spa Debuts in Prague

Getting Comfortable: [ comfort zone ] Spa Debuts in Prague

Industry experts from Kline’s European team,  Ewa Grigar and Pierrick Dutton,  recently attended the launch of [ comfort zone ]’s new spa,located in the five-star Boscolo hotel in Prague, where its latest skin care line, SKIN REGIMEN, was introduced.  [ comfort zone ] is the cosmetics division of Davines S.p.a, an Italian firm founded in 1982 by the Bolatti family.Continue reading

Hot Trends in Hair and Skin Care

Professional Ignition – Hot Trends in Hair and Skin Care

The second weekend of October in England was all about the latest, most advanced, and most exciting trends igniting the beauty industry for professional hair, skin care, and nails. The cachet of exhibitors at both Salon International 2012 in London and Professional Beauty North 2012 in Manchester, including Kerastraight, Kevin Murphy, Goldwell, Keune, Macadamia Natural Oil, China Glaze, Essie, CND, Fake Bake, Dermalogica, Jessica, Sienna X, NYX, Lauren’s Way, and Elemis, suggested that marketers see consumers as forgoing austerity and – while still value-driven – are significantly preferring quality and results over quantity and cost.Continue reading

Korea Professional Skin Care Market Growth

Added Value and Better Focus on Consumer Boosts Growth for the Professional Skin Care Market, South Korea Posts Highest Growth

In our previous blog on the professional skin care market, we focused on the two largest purchase channels: beauty institutes and salons in Europe, and spas and salons in the United States. After receiving several comments and questions about this market, we would like to share newer insights related to different trends in these two markets. We also want to share a few facts from the freshly published research on South Korea.Continue reading

Lights, Cameras, Doctors, and Skin Care Education!

Lights, Cameras, Doctors, and Skin Care Education!

With dermatology’s many facets and an even wider variety of solutions, an event such as the Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology is the place where professionals discuss the most topical skin care condition issues and introduce the latest treatments. Despite record-breaking rain in sunny San Diego, there was an incredible turnout—nearly 11,000—at this year’s AAD meeting! The meeting was attended by dermatologists, many of whom traveled from faraway places like Saudi Arabia, Denmark, and Brazil to soak up information and insights.Continue reading

InnoCos USA

Make The World A More Beautiful Place, Let’s Meet at InnoCos USA in New York!

Grab your calendar quick!

Clear July 11 and 12 for InnoCos USA in New York City – an essential Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry rendez-vous!

Kline is proud to be part of this must-attend event for innovation, new product development and marketing for executives in personal care and cosmetics. InnoCos USA is a compelling and valuable opportunity to meet and mold the future, maximize knowledge exchange and to generate actionable results.Continue reading

Skin Care in Barcelona

Skin Care: A Beauty Spot in Barcelona – Nikola Matic on the Specialty Actives Market

Kline’s Nikola Matic, drawing upon many years of extensive and international market-research, will be at in-cosmetics Barcelona on April 17, 2012 where he’ll share timely specialty actives insights and trends gleaned from Kline’s recently published report Specialty Actives in Personal Care 2011: Multi-Regional Market Analysis and Opportunities.

Within the specialty actives market, consumers are often the trend-setters. A growing consumer understanding of active ingredients in personal care products driven by extensive media coverage is compelling active ingredients manufacturers to innovate. Continue reading

Beauty Retailing: U.S. Channel Analysis and Opportunities

Traditional Beauty Retailers: Take a lesson from alternate channels.

Alternate retail channels are white hot in the beauty business, having grown sales nearly $1 billion since 2005. Instead of trying to figure out how to compete, traditional bricks-and-mortar brands should take a page from the alternate channel playbook and leverage these new opportunities to reach customers at their new favorite place to shop: at home.

Sales of cosmetic and toiletry products through alternate channels have exploded over the last five years, fueling a 5.2% growth in direct sales that is outpacing the total market more than three-fold. While conventional person-to-person sales are declining gradually since 2005, multi-media driven channels have snapped up sales, with e-commerce growing by more than 26%, home shopping networks up nearly 20%, and infomercials posting just over 17% growth. This upward trend is expected to continue as mobile technologies, social media, and online deal-hunting converge to help bricks-and-mortar and direct sales-only retailers reach a wider, more diverse, and engaged audience.Continue reading