The Hair Care in Western Europe global briefing offers an insight into to the size and shape of the Beauty and Personal Care market and highlights buzz topics, emerging geographies, categories and trends as well as pressing industry issues and white spaces. It identifies the leading companies and brands, offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, packaging innovations, economic/lifestyle influences, distribution or pricing issues. Forecasts illustrate how the market is set to change and criteria for success. The report also explores developments in the premium vs mass/masstige segments, and the evolution of novel beauty concepts.
Product coverage: Baby and Child-specific Products, Bath and Shower, Colour Cosmetics, Deodorants, Depilatories, Fragrances, Hair Care, Mass Beauty and Personal Care, Men's Grooming, Oral Care, Oral Care Excl Power Toothbrushes, Premium Beauty and Personal Care, Prestige Beauty and Personal Care, Skin Care, Sun Care.
Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.
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Bright spots attributable to market segmentation
There has been a noticeable snub of 2-in-1 products in Asia Pacific, as consumers become aware of the perils of cutting corners in their routine, and begin to appreciate the benefits of targeted products. This has opened up opportunities for shampoo and conditioners to diversify into new formats and become more results-orientated. In the latter part of the review period, this demand boosted medicated shampoo, something that will shift to natural alternatives looking ahead.
Lack of sophistication in hair care consigns it to non-specialist channels
Hair care in Asia remains largely unsophisticated in its claims, as the vast majority of consumers employ basic cleansing routines. Therefore, distribution is limited to grocery retailers, where products are picked up on impulse or as a commodity, with the brand or benefits being of little importance. In mature markets, there is a preference for beauty specialists, which offer a wider choice and can meet demand for advice.
Brands with balanced geographical distribution and non-reliance on China will benefit
International corporations continue to squeeze domestic players out of the hair care market in Asia Pacific. Procter & Gamble and Unilever dominate the market, but Procter & Gamble could suffer in future owing to its narrower price platform coverage and its strong reliance on China. Also, its key brands, including Rejoice, lack exposure to the dynamic Indian market. Big domestic players, such as Kao and Shiseido, continue to fall out of favour.
Preoccupation with natural formulas will shape market dynamics
During the forecast period, the natural trend will encourage premiumisation, with rarer ingredients and scaled-back manufacturing meaning higher prices. Conversely, the concern around harsh ingredients will negatively affect medicated products and, to some extent, styling agents, unless amendments are made to the current chemical-laden formulas found in these types of products.