Essential Salon Products Sells 12 Professional-Only Stores to Beauty Systems Group and its Direct Sales Division to Kao USA

Sally Beauty Holdings announced on May 31 the purchase of certain assets of Essential Salon Products by its professional products-distribution subsidiary Beauty Systems Group.

And Kao USA, subsidiary of Kao Corp., has announced separately that it acquired the direct sales division of Essential Salon Products—which sells exclusive Goldwell and KMS California salon products in the New England area–effective May 31.

Nosek Named Kao USA President

As a part of a move to integrate the company's beauty-care products business, Kao Corp. has named John Nosek president of Kao USA—the newly restructured company that merges Kao's prestige, mass and salon businesses in the United States.

Beginning this month, Kao Corp.'s beauty-care subsidiaries in North America and Europe have run as unified organizations in the major countries in which they operate.