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  • Growth Recorded In Salon Market

    Total revenues for all salon industry services (hair, skin, nails) plus salon retail grew at a robust 4.1% to $75.3 billion, according to the new 2012 “Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study,” which is available from Professional Cons…

  • Frugality Will Linger in 2013 According to SymphonyIRI

    Reverberations from the nation’s economic roller coaster ride have been felt throughout the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry for several years now, and 2012 was no exception, according to SymphonyIRI Group. In fact, consumers are still a…

  • Snapshot of 2012 Dermatologic Procedures

    Snapshot of 2012 Dermatologic Procedures

    The 2012 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Survey on Dermatologic Procedures has found that dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 8 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in the US last year, nearly a 7% increase over 2…

  • A Mixed Bag for Global Prestige Beauty Sales

    A Mixed Bag for Global Prestige Beauty Sales

    Prestige beauty sales were mixed in some of the biggest markets in 2012, according to a new study by NPD Group. While the US and UK posted strong gains, results in France, Italy and Spain were disappointing. US prestige beauty sales rose 7% in…

  • Home Nail Care Market Booms In Weak Economy

    Home Nail Care Market Booms In Weak Economy

    • The US nail color and care market fared well during the economic slump, as women tightened their purse strings and turned to at-home nail care options versus pricey spa alternatives. The nail color and care market in the US grew 72% since 200…

  • Youthful Skin More Important Than Designer Clothes?

    Better to not look like a leather handbag than have the hottest designer one on your arm. According to results from a recently released Syneron Consumer Beauty Insights Survey of more than 1,000 women over age 25, 79% said that having youthful skin w…

  • Global Male Grooming Market Rebounds in 2012

    The global male grooming products market has rebounded, with most significant growth occurring in Asian regions, with India in particular posting a 32% increase in 2012, according to the recently published Male Grooming Products: Global Market Brief…

  • Parental Concern about Illness Spikes this Year

    Parental Concern about Illness Spikes this Year

    Parental Concern about Illness Spikes this Year   • Nearly 70% of parents are concerned about getting sick during the cough and cold season, and the majority (56%) of parents say they are more concerned about getting sick this…

  • Prestige Beauty Healthier in US

    According to NPD, US prestige beauty sales rose 7% last year, ahead of growth posted in many other regions of the world. Prestige Beauty Growth by Country: 2012 vs. 2011 Country $ Percent Change US…

  • Point, Click, Groom

    Point, Click, Groom

    Says Mintel • While “made for men” beauty products are now mainstream, the latest research from Mintel reveals that online retailing is the ultimate shopping channel for American men when it comes to beauty. According to Mintel, th…

  • Lysol and Tide Ads Resonate According to Ace Metrix

    Lysol and Tide Ads Resonate According to Ace Metrix

    Ace Metrix has named the top TV brand advertisers and ads of 2012 and the Top 20 most effective individual ads of the year, a list representing the highest scoring ads across 28 industries and nearly 6,000 ads during the past year. Among the 2012…

  • Professional Nail Market Remains Hot in 2012

    Professional Nail Market Remains Hot in 2012

    The explosive growth in sales of professional nail care products outshined resilient but modest growth rates in other cosmetics categories, posting more than a 25% increase globally in 2012, according to Kline’s exclusive Professional Nail C…

  • Christmas in July: Selling The ‘Challenged Gifter’

    Much attention has been placed on the role that the last minute shopper plays during the critical Christmas holiday season, but new research from Unity Marketingsuggests there’s another type of shopper to keep an eye on this winter.…

  • Mintel Launches Household & Personal Care Service

    Mintel Launches Household & Personal Care Service Mintel has launched a news service, Mintel Household & Personal Care. Developed in response to client feedback, Mintel said its service provides predictive analysis and cri…

  • AP/Deo Market Is An Industry Hot Spot

    The deodorant and antiperspirant industry recorded 16% growth between 2006 and 2011, and according to Mintel’s latest report, population growth in the US will continue to drive this category through 2016 and beyond. “Antiperspirant/deodo…

  • A Look at HBA Products On SymphonyIRI’s 2011 Pacesetters List

    SymphonyIRI Group has revealed the most successful food and beverage and non-foods consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands in its 2011 New Product Pacesetters report—so where do household and personal care products stack up? Th…

  • Oh Baby! Baby Care Market To Hit $66.8 Billion by 2017

    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global baby care product market will rise from $44.7 billion in 2011 to $47.7 billion in 2012. The Albany, NY-based firm projects the category will rise to $66.8 billion…

  • Brands with Staying Power

    The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend (EQ) study has assessed 1,500 brands across more than 127 product categories to identify 15 that have flexed their staying power “muscle” year after year and ranked No. 1 in their respective categories every…

  • High Ranked Brands In The Equitrend Poll

    Here are the year’s highest ranked brands within in the household and personal care space, as noted in the Harris Poll EquiTrend study: Health & Beauty Products/Mass-Market Cosmetics:Physicians Formula Health & Beauty Products/Prestige…

  • Teens Increase Beauty Spending

    Teens Increase Beauty Spending

    It appears that teens are growing more comfortable with spending their money (or their parents’ money) once again—and that’s good news for the cosmetics industry. Piper Jaffray’s 23rd semi-annual “Taking Stock With Teen…