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Bring on the bling

BY Antoinette Alexander

RAMON, Calif. — On a journey to bring fun and innovation to the hair accessories segment is TonyTail, which has more than 300 hair accessories and aims to add new products about every six months.

Products include its Mane Stain temporary hair color, which is simply brushed onto dry hair with an applicator; Clip-n-Dipped Ends, which are color-blended, faux-hair extensions; and iron-on jewels to add sparkle to hair.

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Styling simplified

BY Antoinette Alexander

MINNEAPOLIS — Henkel rolled out in early 2013 its got2b 2sexy voluptuous volume collection infused with naturally derived rice starch for long-lasting body. The collection is comprised of volume spray mousse, volume spray gel and volume hairspray.

The company also rolled out at that time the got2b beach trippin’ salt-infused waving spray for matte, beachy tresses.

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Mavens seek more options

BY Antoinette Alexander

Women are increasingly feeling empowered to achieve “go-natural” looks or salon-level results on their own, and as more beauty mavens embrace DIY styling, brands are responding with innovation.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

Furthermore, trends among various hair appliances are increasingly shifting from flat iron straight to focus on waves, curls and having options.

Styling products to help women achieve results at home are benefiting, as evidenced by recent data from IRI. According to IRI, sales of hair styling gel/mousse saw a bump of nearly 0.2% to reach $1.07 billion for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 1.

As it relates to innovation, dry shampoo is by no means a new concept, but the segment has seen a rise in activity as manufacturers embrace technology to bring new offerings with a modern twist to the segment.

Research firm Mintel has indicated that the dry shampoo segment will expand by way of more beauty-focused benefits, new format types and unique fragrances. Due to consumer demand, developing dry shampoos that deliver shine also will be a top priority for manufacturers.

In addition, such offerings as hair chalks, which blend make-up with temporary colorants; prestyling treatment; and even BB creams or CC creams for hair are jazzing up the category.

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