On the flip side of things.............
Hair color riding wave of surging sales!!
Drug Store News, January 7, 2007 by Liz Parks
Hair color is another hot growth segment in ethnic beauty care. According to Information Resources Inc, dollar sales of hair color were up 9 percent, while unit sales were up 6 percent for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 1, 2006.
Carson Products president Joyce Roche, who markets one of the leading ethnic color brands, Dark & Lovely, said that buyers can expect to see demand for hair color increasing, driven by fashion and by the demographic changes such as the aging of the baby boomers.
Roche also pointed out that retailers are getting strongly behind the merchandising and marketing of ethnic hair colors, helping "to take sales to a higher level."