5 Minutes with Rita Hazan

In this week’s 5 Minutes with… CEW Beauty insider met with the famous colorist to get her insights on starting a business, her biggest mistake and words to live by.

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Hair Color Line Harnesses Green Chemistry

Looking to change the shade game is UK-born brand, Dr. Craft, an upcoming range of hair products and semi-permanent hues that utilizes natural ingredients to offer vibrant and safe results.

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ESalon Enters CVS

Beauty Insider recently spoke with eSalon founder, Francisco Giminez, on entering brick and mortar and how his company is prepared to take on more of the masses.

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eSalon Rebrands, Opens Client Studio

The online hair color brand has launched a major rebranding, and recently opened an onsite color studio t its expanded headquarters in El Segundo, California.

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L’Oréal Paris Crowns Hair Colors of the Year

The company recently released what it sees as the hair colors of 2018, Smokey Grays and Rose Golds, along with two new product collections – Superior Preference Rose Blonde and Feria Glam Grunge – allowing people to easily achieve these on-trend shades at-home.

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Madison Reed’s Retail Evolution

Amy Errett, CEO & Founder, Madison Reed, discusses how the brand is disrupting the direct-to-consumer model for the hair color industry.

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Madison Reed, Pixi Make Retail Inroads

Madison Reed, the online hair color brand offering personalized color options, has partnered with Sephora to sell its Root Touch Up brush-on powder in stores nationwide and online.

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Hair Color Study Reveals Top Salon Biz Trends

A new report by Professional Consultants & Resources (www.ProConsultants.us) shows hair color is driving many aspects of salon business. With $730 million in sales (based on sales from manufacturers to distributors) hair color service revenues at the salon level grew by 3.7%, as client visits increased and new hair color services for gray coverage grew, followed by fashion color services. “A major surprise is that Sally Beauty’s ION and other brands have experienced dramatic growth, making Sally the fourth largest hair color marketer, right behind L’Oréal, P&G and Goldwell. Schwarzkopf now ranks fifth,” said Cyrus Bulsara, president of Professional Consultants and Resources. Here are highlights from the study, which assessed the salon industry in 2011.

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