This is a true personal story and also can be used as a model within our industry on the help we get from the so-called UPPER CRUST!
For our second Documentary of the REAL HAIR TRUTH we will be featuring ENTREPENAURS in a section of the film. Beauty industry professionals who have taken the time to create their own Haircare Products, Educational Dvd’s, Haircolor, Books, Videos, etc. It is important to really feel the pulse of the industry from within, and to see and advertise the true BLUE COLLARS of our industry. So many times we go to the wayside within our industry, only to be bought out, and watch as the manufacturers will control the industry and not give you the time of the day. And not let any new idea’s flourish within our industry!!! In the next coming months the REAL HAIR TRUTH will be launching a website for all industry ENTREPENAURS to advertise, and present there Products, Dvd’s. Class’s. Haircolor, and most of all their passion to create a change in our profession. And to be with like-minded professionals in our craft to network! Breaking away from MANUFACTURER DIVERSION is the best choice you can make now in the industry. And if the industry will not help you the REAL HAIR TRUTH WILL!
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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!
It eats at me every time I walk into a drug or grocery store. Not to mention I sell it for cheaper than they do!
This is why us stylist need to sTick together and do something about. Send the product back and start searching for product’s developed by local stylist.
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 have changed color and product lines. I won’t use any of these sleezebags products. We all need to take a stand together and not support these companies.
I’m glad your with me on this 🙂 We don’t need their product’s. Not to tute my own horn, but i worked on developing my product for 2 years and with the perfect chemist i must say my treatment is outstanding!
ASLO WHAT WE NEED TO DO AS STYLISTS IS TO NOT USE PROUCTS THAT YOYU CAN FIND IN LOCAL STORES LIKE WALMART AND TARGET HOW CAN YOU SELL A PRODUCT AT SALON PRICES TOA CLENT WHEN THEY CAN FIND IT IN A STORE AND PEOPLE ARE REAL FUNNY THEY WANT TO SAVE MONEY,BUT WHT THEY DON’T KNOW IS WHEN YOU BUY PRODUCTS OUT OF THESE PLACES THERE NOT THE REAL PRODUCTS,I AGREE WITH YOU DON’T BE A SLAVE TO ANYONE!
All they did was use us! All of us stylist built these companies and made them the millions. If it wasn’t for us who would they be? No one!
I say invest in the little guy 🙂
This sounds like estee lauder’s Aveda! You’ll end up being a franchise owned by a Fat Cat Corp. And they will suck up your slim profits any way they can get it, and tell ya your hands are committed to them!
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.