U.S. Salon Services & Product Sales Grew 3.2% in 2015

Overall revenue for all U.S. salon-industry services (hair, skin and nails) plus salon retail grew 3.2%, according to the new 2015 Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study from Professional Consultants & Resources. Total U.S. salon services and salon retail sales grew to $60.27 billion.
In addition, there were nearly 294,000 U.S. salons and barbershops using and selling salon haircare products. Salon count declined by 2.5% as large rental suites opened.

Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents Expands Into the Southwest

Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents, which debuted last year in the Northeast and Midwest, is now in the Southwest—Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Industry veteran Steve Simon has joined the manufacturers rep firm as Coleman/Harrison Beauty Brand Agents' Southwest partner. Simon is managing accounts in Texas and Louisiana, where he has more than 25 years of experience. He can be reached at

Flora•py Announces Distribution Agreement With Spilo Worldwide

Flora•py—a new line of facial-sheet masks that provides hydration with the restorative powers of flowers and essential oils—announced Feb. 29 that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Spilo Worldwide.

Spilo Worldwide will focus on expanding the distribution of the line to beauty stores, beauty redistributors and beauty professionals.

Wahl Professional Unveils Interactive Tool Selector

Wahl Professional has introduced a cool, interactive Tool Selector for beauty professionals at its website. Check it out by clicking here.

Users are greeted with a Web-based experience that assists them in choosing the proper Wahl Professional clipper or trimmer based on a number of factors, including the client's hair texture and the technique being used.

Andis Introduces New Educators

Andis Introduces New Educators

Andis Co. has added three new hair professionals to its education team: Sean Casey, Renee Chamberlain and Dave Diggs.

“Adding these talented and respected educators will help Andis enhance our all-star team of educators and meet the increasing demand for clipper education in the beauty industry. Each brings his or her own unique flair and skill sets to deliver the very best content for hair professionals,” said Aileen Nunez, Andis international manager of education and style.