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The NPD Group: Specialty Stylers & Curling Irons/Brushes Lead U.S. Haircare Appliances Growth

How big is the overall U.S. haircare appliances business? Sales of flat irons/straighteners, hair dryers, specialty stylers and curling irons/brushes to consumers reached $1.318 billion for the 12-month period that ended in August 2014, Beauty Store Business has learned from The NPD Group.

New NPD Report Examines Consumer Nailcare Preferences

New NPD Study Examines Consumer Nailcare Preferences

The March 2013 Nail Care & Polish Consumer Report from global information provider The NPD Group reveals that more than half of women over the age of 18 have purchased nail products for at-home use or professional nail services in the past year.

“The appeal and power of the nail category is both the permission to play and the accessibility in price,” says Karen Grant, vice president and global industry analyst at The NPD Group. “Even for those on a tight budget, nail products offer a relatively guilt-free treat with the power to change their options.”

Prestige Makeup Sales Up 8% in First Half of 2012

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Beauty retail | Prestige makeup sales up 8% in first half of 2012

Prestige makeup sales within U.S. department stores grew 8% to $1.8 billion in the period January 2012 through June 2012, according to leading market-research company The NPD Group. Here are some other key findings:

Nail and sets segments grew by 68%
Color enamel grew by 70%
Nail care increased by 36%
Base/top coats grew by more than 100%
Makeup set sales increase by 19%
Lip color grew by 10%
All other lip products (multifunctional lip products, moisturizers, etc.) grew by 54%
Lip gloss and lip liner both increased by 3%