Women Spend Big on Hair Care

Thirty-two percent of women tried a new haircare product in 2014, according to a recent Beauty by the Numbers report from The Benchmarking Co., a beauty and personal-care research firm.

The study reveals top haircare products and brands, as well as haircare and hair product-buying habits. Its findings were reported as follows:

The top regularly used at-home haircare products include:

99% Shampoo
96% Conditioner
59% Hair Spray

Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Category Grows 7.1%

Cyrus Bulsara, president of Professional Consultants & Resources

Salon and professional beauty appliances and shears grew 7.1% as a category in 2012, according to the new 2012 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, which provides market intelligence and data research for the U.S. salon and professional-beauty industry. Note that the 7.1% growth is 18% greater than the overall salon industry’s growth rate of 6% for the same time frame.

Russo Is Leaving Conair

Russo is leaving Conair

When you hear the name Ken Russo, most people in the beauty biz think of the name Conair and vice versa. After 30-plus years at Conair, the well-respected, professional beauty-industry executive has decided to leave the company "in order to pursue a new chapter" in his life.

"I would not change the last 30-plus years for anything," Russo tells Beauty Store Business. "Both the experience and the long-term friendships in and out of Conair have been very fulfilling.