Overall revenues for all salon industry services (hair, skin, nails) plus salon retail grew only 2%, per the new 2017 Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, the leading salon industry consultants and premier data source. Total U.S. salon services and salon retail sales grew by 2% to $63 billion. Nearly 257,000 salons and barbershops in the United States use and sell salon hair care products. However, the salon count declined by 5%, as many traditional, commission-based salons closed, and beautiful, large, new salon suites opened. The study features highly detailed illustrative graphs and charts, making data user-friendly.
“The state of our salon industry is weak and in a very low growth mode, due to multiple factors,” says Cyrus Bulsara, president of Professional Consultants & Resources. “The salon suites tsunami has resulted in salon retail moving to Ulta, Amazon, online sales and mass-retail diversion sales. Haircolor in salons has slowed, due to high costs and lower salon visit frequencies, plus a growing number of women embracing their natural gray, silver or white. Many women opted for cheaper cuts at family-economy chains like Great Clips andstyled their hair at home. More men went to Sport Clips and sports-themed barbershops. Family-economy salons grew robustly.Sales of haircolor, shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, hair styling products and specialty products all increased, but at much lower rates. Major M&A activity at Coty and Henkel created down-stocking and realignments. With the U.S. economy trending up, future growth is expected. New, high- performance care products; new haircolor lines; large, swanky salon suites; and new management at top manufacturers will drive sales.”
Haircoloring remains a vital anchor service at U.S. salons, attracting clients for all other services like cuts, styles, perms and straighteners. Haircoloring services grew only 2.6%, primarily from Boomers needing gray-coverage and young adults’ demands for fashion haircolor like blonding, highlights, baby-lights, balayage, sombrés and shadow roots. Vibrants, vivids and pastels slowed. Keratin straightening services grew slightly. Cutting and styling grew at a low 2.3%, as client visit frequencies decreased, and more heads were done at lower prices at family-economy chains and rentals. Blow-Dry Bars grew very strongly at a rate of 25% in both revenues and number of locations.
New study sections detail cut, color and style trends; data analysis of barbershops and men’s services/products; ingredient issues; leading manufacturers’ reps; plus, sales data for AG Hair, Aloxxi, Alterna, Bio Ionic, Brazilian Blowout, Cadiveau, Peter Coppolla Beauty, Phyto Davines, IT&LY, Framesi, GK Hair, Kenra Professional, Keratin Complex, Keune, Marcia Teixeira, Phyto, Scruples and others.
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About Salons by JC: In 1997, Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller began their journey to transform the beauty industry one salon suite at a time. Like most young entrepreneurs, they started out with a big idea but had to learn how to start and run a business from scratch. After much perseverance and hard work, one year later, they opened Salons by JC in Dallas, TX in 1998, welcoming beauty and wellness specialists who were ready to break free from the traditional salon model. The company has since moved its headquarters from Dallas to San Antonio, where it continues to grow through franchising. Today, Salons by JC has over 87 locations in 24 states and Canada. For more information, visit salonsbyjc.com or salonsbyjc.com/franchise