I was there. At Beauty World ME. First time in my life. Both in Dubai and the show. It was really interesting, challenging, and didactic. I should do it every year. Hopefully, I will. It was possible to see people from Africa, Asia, Europe. Literally everywhere. But typical hinterland is: GCC, almost all Arabic speaking … More Beauty World ME and Barber Connect 2018
It is about to be over…. Beauty Eurasia 2018. Are there a lot of visitors? Most probably no. Is it making a lot of noise in the industry? No, I guess. Nevertheless; for Turkish exporters, and those that import from Turkey – it is a necessity. As the number of new hair styling brands is … More After Beauty Eurasia 2018
It is a must in a barber shop. In different markets in different shapes, smells, sizes, preferences, ways of pouring, but it is a must. Some barbers use it, some sell it. Some barbers only buy, some barbers refill from big bottle. Some barbers use eau de cologne, some barbers use after shave cologne, some … More Eau De Cologne in Barber Supply
There is a problem. A problem in how barber suppliers in Europe perceive success, plan sustainability, and evaluate results. Particularly in the ethnic market where Turkish operators take place, it looks as if companies not only work to earn money, but earn to exist: – low profitability – establishment of competitiveness solely on price – … More Barber Supply – profitability problem
Valued at €77 billion at retail sales price in 2016, the European cosmetics and personal care market is the largest in the world. The largest national markets for cosmetics and personal care products within Europe are Germany (€13 billion), United Kingdom (€11.5 billion), France (€11.4 billion), and Italy (€9.9 billion). (Cosmetics Europe, Personal Care Association) … More “Barber Supply” À la française
It was January 2016. An e-mail with a product inquiry made me fly to Johannesburg. 12 hours of flight. It was my first visit to S.A. in my life. Enjoyed it. After 48 hours spent there, it was not the lions that I saw. Only barber shops. I particularly noticed two categories of barber shops: … More Barber Supply in South Africa
For the barber suppliers, there is always a dilemma – where to focus in. – Cosmetics products that they sell on a regular basis, or – Furniture and barber chairs (even sometimes construction) – which is more of a project type of business. Both have pros and cons of doing furniture/barber chair. Pros: – Profitability … More Furniture & Barber Chairs
Go to Google, type “Barber Supply” and check what you see. My observation is the following: – A century ago barber supply was important. There were considerably important barber supply companies – like Koken Brothers. – Something happened and those companies disappeared. Mostly. – Maybe barber supply function became a sub category at beauty supply … More Barber Supply vs. Beauty Supply
The ecosystem of barbers is not organized retail. Thousands of barbers all over the cities. It is no easy job to visit them all, for barber suppliers. It is not easy job to sell them products just by visiting them physically. And quite expensive. It will change. The way barbers buy their stuff will … More What is the next BIG THING for barber supply business?
When we are talking about hair wax, we need to go to Turkey. The most competitive producers / brands in the economy segment in the world are located right there. Gummy, Morfose, RedOne, Nish Man, Agiva, Eagle Force, Immortal, Bandido, Super Wax – ones that come to one’s mind, immediately. Within last year alone, number … More Too many, or too few?