The Beauty Economy

The beauty industry is worth £17 billion to the UK economy, and consumers are expected to spend an average of £342.90 on beauty and skincare this year - a record high. So isn't it time we stopped treating this lucrative sector as the ugly sister of the fashion industry? This report explores the rise of the wellness market and success of British hairdressing, the future of fragrances, and key mergers and acquisitions dominating the industry, as well as the female talent shaping it

The Beauty Economy 2015

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The Beauty Economy 2015
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Beauty is big business for Britain

The beauty industry is at last being recognised by the government as a major contributor to the UK economy as spending on cosmetics and personal care continues to rise


Kale, hot yoga, and the rise of the wellness market

As the pace of life shows little sign of slowing down, 20 and 30-somethings are taking an holistic approach to wellness


Over 50s market prefers 'enhancement' to anti-ageing

The powerful and positive desire of the expanding 50-plus demographic to look good at any age is forcing the beauty industry to listen and respond


The innovative face of sampling

As the sampling industry becomes increasingly competitive, GLOSSYBOX maintains its leading position, bridging the gap between offline consumers and the online shopping experience


Parfumiers are creating the future of scent

With indie brands inspiring trends and consumers becoming increasingly scent savvy, the fragrance scene is evolving


Female talent is the pillar of global beauty industry

A big employer of women, the beauty industry offers a career path from counter to boardroom for the brightest recruits


Finding out how beauty works

With growing recognition of the beauty industry’s contribution to UK plc, a major survey sheds light on how it functions


Celebrity hairdressers rake in the cash

Superstar status and professional expertise combine to give haircare brands fronted by British celebrity hairdressers a head start


Mergers dominate $473-billion beauty industry

The value of the beauty business is growing, evidenced by the flurry of mergers and acquisitions so far this year and smaller brands financing expansion


Beauty brands set to offer the 5-star experience

It looks like tip-top service all the way as brands innovate and nurture to capture the post-recession beauty buyer


'Astounding' results of inside-out skin drink

The inside-out approach to skincare is becoming an increasingly appealing and effective way to achieve visible results


Live Beautifully

The story of Gazelli is an inspiring journey that starts 40 years ago in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, and leads to the present day with the groundbreaking launch of the Gazelli House in the heart of London’s Belgravia


Be safe and always do the allergy alert test

Beware permanent hair colourants and so-called “black henna” temporary tattoos contain a substance called PPD which can cause an allergic reaction in a small number of people

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