Scalp Care: Still a Niche Segment with Lucrative Opportunities

Whether they’re for hair loss, itchiness, or an aging scalp, products targeting scalp care continue to be launched by key professional hair care marketers as well as small and medium players around the globe. Scalp care continues to be an important topic for stylists, marketers, and consumers despite accounting for only a few percentages of global salon hair care sales. And while our soon-to-be-published Professional Scalp Care Products: Global Market Snapshot report shows that the market has slowed down, it’s still showing growth in line with overall salon market growth in key global markets.Continue reading

Salon Hair Care Global Series

Get the Skinny on Global Salon Hair Care

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

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“Barberism” Stands Tall at TOP HAIR International

The 2017 edition of Germany’s most attended trade show of the hairdressing industry, TOP HAIR International in Dusseldorf, offered two days of excitement: starting from the abundant exhibition of new product launches to emerging trends in the world of hairdressing. Among the new trends happily enjoying increased popularity over the past two years is the movement in the professional skin care industry focused on revitalizing the culture of barbershops. I would like to call this movement “Barberism” as its growing popularity among today’s global consumers does not only oscillate around the increased purchase of male-specific grooming products, but also focuses on creating a new image of the contemporary man: sexy, confident with his masculinity, and well-groomed.Continue reading

Salon Hair Care Global Series

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Global Salon Hair Care Market

The recently completed 2014 edition of Salon Hair Care Global Series confirms that the global market for professional hair care products is growing steadily at almost 3%. In today’s blog post, we’re going to look at some interesting and lesser known facts about this market.

1. The Swiss city of Bern could be considered as the hairdressing capital of the world, counting approximately 3.3 salons per 1,000 inhabitants. In 2014, Kline covered the Swiss market for the first time. The research revealed it is a market of more than USD 150 million and an important contributor to the European salon hair care market size.Continue reading

Global Professional Hair Care Market

The Colorful Facets of the Global Professional Hair Care Market

The dynamic and hard-to-track professional hair care market continues to evolve each year. Care products, consisting of shampoos and conditioners, is the fastest growing category, advancing 3% globally in 2013. The conditioners category remains vibrant, particularly the treatment segment, which has begun to shift away from oils in favor of multi-benefit and hybrid products, a trend spurred by Revlon’s Uniq One.

Hair colorants are also gaining share, driven mainly by the continuation of the low/no ammonia trend which began in 2009 with the launch of INOA by L’Oréal Professionnel. In 2013, the segment evolved into new sub-segments, such as colorants with conditioning properties and those that are free from potentially harmful ingredients. The popular low/no-ammonia segment surged by 41% in North America, but still has relatively low penetration, especially when compared to Western Europe, which represents the majority of the segment’s sales.Continue reading

Tracing Your Style to Its Roots

Tracing Your Style to Its Roots

Whether it’s The Pixie, The Bob, “The Rachel,” or even the Big Hair of the 1980s, they can all be traced back to the same roots: the scalp! Data from Kline PRO’s recent report shows that dollar share for the scalp care segment is growing. While this isn’t particularly “sexy” or earth-shattering news, it does indicate that the massive trend of hair oils a few seasons ago has had some lasting effects. It raised consumers’ consciousness about the importance of a healthy scalp and made a big enough impression to continue strengthening and growing the segment.Continue reading