Men on facial hairstyles: A cut above the rest
NEW YORK Men may not like to be labeled as high-maintenance, but here’s a little secret: Many men care a great deal about their appearance, especially their facial hair.
A lot of guys today are sporting facial hair, whether it is a beard or a goatee, so it is important to better understand what tools guys can’t live without and where they turn to for grooming tips and advice.
Men’s grooming is a big business and by many accounts there are significant opportunities for further growth. In fact, recent research suggests that male-specific shaving cream, razors, deodorant, body wash, moisturizer, etc., constitute one of those markets that now outpace the overall beauty/ grooming retail markets in many countries of the world, despite an economic recession.
According to Packaged Facts’ new report titled “Men’s Grooming Products: A Global Analysis,” the male-specific grooming products market is valued at $19.7 billion worldwide for 2009 and is expected to mushroom to $28 billion by 2014.
Those are some impressive numbers and it underscores the fact that manufacturers and retailers should explore how best to tap the unmined men’s grooming dollars because the potential is staggering.
Hawaiian Tropic revamps for 2010
SHELTON, Conn. Hawaiian Tropic is gearing up for the 2010 sun season with a lineup of new products and new beauty-oriented packaging.
“We’re introducing the new Hawaiian Tropic brand to the modern woman who seeks a pampering beauty experience, but is also mindful of protecting her skin from sun exposure,” stated Beth St. Raymond, director of sun care marketing for Energizer Personal Care, parent company of Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care.
The re-launch of the Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care product line is all about beauty and sun protection. In line with this focus, the Hawaiian Tropic brand features new beauty-oriented packaging with a signature curvy shape, as well as clean and modern colors and graphics that reflect tropical beauty.
In addition to the new modern, upscale packaging, Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care will introduce a new line of creme lotions. The new creme lotion line can be found across product lines from sunscreen to after sun.
In addition, Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care is unveiling a new twist on its classic coconut fragrance for all of its sunscreens. The fragrance reflects the brand’s signature tropical scent with an enhanced version of the original featuring hints of peach, jasmine and rose.
Hain Celestial announces holiday launches
MELVILLE, N.Y. The Hain Celestial Group, a maker of natural and organic food and personal care products, is getting into the holiday spirit with new holiday gifts under its Jason Natural products brand.
The brand has combined the latest antioxidant skin benefits with two of the most time-honored holiday traditions — candy canes and gingerbread — to launch the new seasonal Candy Cane Lane and Gingerbread Spice Tea infused hand and body lotions. They are infused with Celestial Seasonings herbal teas.
Also new for the season are the Candy Cane Lane and Gingerbread Spice gift sets that include the limited edition Tea Infused hand and body lotions plus complementary pairings of Celestial Seasonings herbal tea.
The products began hitting retail shelves in October. The hand and body lotion has a suggested retail price of $9.95 each, and the gift sets have a suggested retail price of $12.99 each.