French cosmetics giant L’Oreal S.A. (OR.FR) reached an agreement to buy U.S.-based Emiliani Enterprises, a professional distribution business, for an undisclosed amount. Emiliani Enterprises established in the metropolitan New York area, New Jersey and Connecticut, supplies hair salons through a network of representatives and sales outlets open only to professionals. Which wont last to long since L’Oreal acquired the company, L’Oreal USA will extend its distribution in the U.S., which now covers 48 states in the U.S. out of 50. And as for Urban Decay, created in 1996 by make-up expert Wende Zomnir, has built a reputation based on the concept of beauty with an edge and values of femininity and irreverence. The line has star products in the eye category such as the Naked Palette and recently successfully launched its new foundation, the Naked Skin weightless liquid make-up. Urban Decay is popular among the youthful highly-involved cutting-edge consumers who are attracted by the fashion-forward image of the brand. The market for make-up specialist brands represents 44% of the luxury make-up market in the US. In the fiscal year ended in June 2012, Urban Decay recorded net sales of 130 million US dollars. Urban Decay is distributed in the key assisted self-service channel which includes among others Ulta and Sephora. Which does not tell you much since everything and anything can be purchased in Ulta.
L’Oréal USA, headquartered in New York City, with 2011 sales of over $5.1 billion and 9,800 employees, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal SA, the world’s leading beauty company. In addition to corporate headquarters in New York, L’Oréal USA has Research and Innovation, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across seven states, including New Jersey, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and Washington. L’Oréal’s impressive portfolio of brands includes Lancôme, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Viktor & Rolf, Diesel, Cacharel, Clarisonic, L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair, Maybelline New York, Soft-Sheen.Carson, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, essie Cosmetics, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Matrix, Mizani, Pureology, SkinCeuticals and Dermablend. Basically your typical drug store shit. I will guarantee you more and more so called professional haircare products will show up on the commercial sectore of the consumer market.