I think you people are seeing the way it is. These companys do NOT CARE about brand loyality to the salon industry. Is what they are doing illegal? No. You can do anything you want with a product once you buy it. O.K! And this is there products, they can sell it anywhere. What is WRONG is the manufacturers and also Distributorships are selling out your retail space in the salon. THERE is no brand loyality ANYMORE. But YOU will sign a CONTRACT with PAUL MITCHELL so you wont divert there products! BUT they will have there products on a consistent basis to all of these store, which is not wrong at all. BUT you WILL let THEM make YOU abide by a contract, you basically wave you 1977 Free Fair Trade Right the goverment gave you! Look it up everyone. Diversion was made by the manufacturers by having you sign a CONTRACT. you sell the product you will take the blame for it being in the stores. They have created Camoflage for themselves by blaming YOU for the shelves being stocked in all the commercial sectors!
I finally smartened up and developed my own and just launched it in Oct. Our clients lov…e it ! We sell it like mad in our salon and more salon’s are starting to jump aboard.
Turn your head into another direction, CHANGE IS GOOD!
I say invest in the little guy 🙂
Roxanne Longstone Check out HSN in the search box type Bed Head and look at all the TIGI Products
Phil Stone yes. but then i start laughing at all the hairdressers who still rally behind the TIGI banner at hairshows and claim the company can do no wrong. then i get sad, and die a little inside. The only thing I can control 100% is what is carried in my salon. I make my own products and sell a high end italian line that uses no distributors.