Kline validates latest hair trends
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The "granny trend" of women of all ages coloring their hair shades of silver and gray is more than a media craze, as hair colorant sales within the brights and silver shade groups are up 46% and 14%, respectively, in 2014, according to Kline PRO, a product-level database published quarterly by global market research and consulting firm Kline.
"It's exciting to see current market trends reflected in our data,” stated Paula Gottdiner, Kline's manager of the program. "We've been busy building our panel and are currently reporting on about 1,000 independent salons and 8,500 chain salons. We are planning to double the number of independent salons by the end of 2015, with our eventual goal being 3,000 independent salons and a panel that is representative of the total U.S. professional salon industry."
The data on independent salons is of particular interest to the industry's players, as this segment is harder to track and get a read on, yet is often the place where new brands and product trends appear first.
Another trend validated by this data set is co-washing, which is the practice of cleansing one's hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. The clarifying segment of conditioners has been growing exponentially. While still nascent and accounting for less than 1% of total conditioner sales in 2014, the clarifying segment posts the highest growth of all conditioner types in independent salons.
Functional hair care, or products that provide specific performance-oriented benefits like restoring hair or imparting shine, is another area where Kline PRO is reporting significant growth.
In independent salons, products that address thinning hair increase by 22% in shampoos and 12% in conditioners in 2014. Nioxin, the undisputed leader within the thinning segment, jumped 22% in shampoo sales, according to the data. Sizable gains were likewise recorded by the Kevin Murphy Plumping line, ranking it third in dollar share in the thinning segment of both shampoos and conditioners. Other products contributing to growth in the functional hair care space include Pureology's Strengthcure in the repair/condition segment, the launch of Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore collection, and Redken's Blonde Idol and Color Extend lines in the color care segment, according to Kline.
Meanwhile, hair oils is an area that is losing some steam, with sales down 6% in chains and 5% in independents in 2014. Although the segment, which was pioneered by Moroccanoil, has reached maturity, some items experience rapid sales growth in 2014, including Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil, which triples in dollar volume.
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Report: U.K.’s first cannabis pharmacy to open its doors
LONDON — Carun UK, the U.K.’s first cannabis pharmacy, is planning to open to the public on Friday, according to a report in the Mirror.
The pharmacy, situated in south London, will offer a range of health and beauty products using the “healing powers” of hemp. The products, however, do not contain enough “high chemicals” to make you high, according to the article.
Carun products include Virgin Hemp Oil, which, according to the company's web site, has a large range of health benefits and is the ideal replacement for traditional cooking oils. The long-term benefits of virgin hemp oil includes strengthening of the nails, skin and hair. Virgin hemp oil has also been seen to have a positive effect on metabolism and immune system.
There’s also Hemp Seed, which, promotes a healthy metabolism when taken as part of a healthy balanced diet. According to the company, Carun hemp seeds also promote healthy lactation for nursing mothers, and can increase the amount of gamma-Linolenic acid in breast milk.
In addition, there’s Hemp bio syrup, which, according to the company, is suitable for adults and children with respiratory problems, cough and cold.
Hi Marilyn -- You are correct that hemp and cannabis are two different plants. These products are made from cannabis, however, not enough of the psychoactive ingredient THC is used in any of the products, so users are not able to get "high" from them.
Thanks for reading!
.... So does the pharmacy offer Cannabis in addition to Hemp products?
Cannabis Pharmacy specializes in HEMP products? I was under the impression that Hemp and Cannabis are 2 different plants, though closely related. Hemp does not have the psychoactive constituents that Cannabis has. Am I wrong?
H&M to launch full range of beauty products, create new in-store beauty areas
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Competition within the beauty space continues to heat up as apparel retailer H&M is looking to launch this autumn a full range of beauty products, including make-up, hair care, body care and beauty tools.
The products will be available in more than 900 stores worldwide and online at hm.com. There will be new, dedicated beauty areas in the stores to help customers experiment with trends and develop a look that’s all their own.
“We are very excited to have ‘fashion for the face’ on offer at H&M. It’s an opportunity to be inventive, creative and to have fun with colours”, stated Sara Wallander, concept designer at H&M Beauty.
There will be more than 700 packaged make-up products in the range at launch time, with seasonal drops of new and limited-edition color collections.
The range, which will replace existing beauty products at H&M, will also include two subsidiary collections: a premium beauty line and a conscious range of Ecocert-approved sustainable products.
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