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Coty Will Acquire Procter & Gamble’s Beauty Brands

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Coty Will Acquire Procter & Gamble’s Beauty Brands

Procter & Gamble has been looking to streamline its massive portfolio of brands, looking to sell, spin off, or shut down the majority of them. Last night, the unofficial news came out that many of the company’s beauty brands sold to competitor Coty, which means that Cover Girl and Clairol will be run by another drugstore cosmetics veteran.

Coty may not be a name that you recognize, but the cosmetics conglomerate owns a wide variety of brands: they sell branded fragrances for everyone from Beyoncé to Playboy to Vespa (yes, the scooter company). Their best-known brand is probably nail care products sold under the name Sally Hansen (who was not a real person) but they also own higher-prestige brands like OPI (nail care) and Philosophy (skin care).

Coty isn’t in the hair care business, so acquiring hair color brands like Clairol and Wella would introduce them to a new market. They are, however, already selling products to salons: OPI sells nail polishes and supplies to pros as well as directly to consumers.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer estimates that the acquisition would double Coty’s annual sales. The brands included in the deal are Cover Girl, Max Factor (which remains popular in Europe, but is no longer sold here) and the two hair color brands, Clairol and Wella. P&G would hold on to its brands that revolve around soap and shampoo, like Aussie, Old Spice, and Pantene.

There are other bidders in the mix, including private-equity firms and other soap companies, so this deal isn’t finalized yet. Some sources are also reporting that Coty won the bid for Procter & Gamble’s fragrance brands.

David Velasco Interviewed For The Real Hair Truth Documentary!

Velasco began his career at the young age of 16 in Tampa.Fla. He soon moved to London, England where he worked and studied his craft with world-renowned hairdressers of that era.

 Upon return to the USA, Velasco began to develop his skills as an educator and effective communicator while working with John & Suzanne Chadwick at the “Hair Fashion Development Center” on New York’s 5th Ave.

 By the age of 21 Velasco was STYLES DIRECTOR for the SAKS FIFTH AVE. beauty salon in New York City. Over the next 20 years, Velasco became involved in almost every aspect of hair related activities possible.

 Including such achievements as, Freelance Hair Designer for photo sessions with major beauty publications and television commercials. He has held such prestige positions as Educational and Creative Consultant to CLAIROL INC., SHISEIDO LTD. and THE WELLA CORP..

 Also, he has preformed as the Featured Guest Artist and Master Educator at hundreds of trade events throughout the world. His presentation at the 1993 HAIRCOLOR U.S.A., symposium was rated BEST EDUCATIONAL EVENT by his peers.

 Velasco has been a Contributing Author to many hair related articles for both consumer and professional publications and books. He has also held a position as the NATIONAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THE WELLA CORP. for ten years and is a member of the INTERNATIONAL HAIRCOLOR EXCHANGE.

 Velasco was formerly the DIRECTOR OF HAIRCOLOR for the world renowned BUMBLE & BUMBLE SALON in NEW YORK CITY and presently presides over his own salon, David Velasco Salon, LTD. in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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David Velasco Donor For The REAL HAIR TRUTH.COM

 David Velasco

With over 30 years Experience in the field of hairdressing, Velasco has become one of the industry’s leading authorities. 

Velasco began his career at the young age of 16 in Tampa.Fla. he soon moved to London, England were he worked and studied his craft with world renown hairdressers of that era.

Upon return to the USA Velasco began to develop his skills as an Educator and Effective Communicator while working with John & Suzzane Chadwick at the “Hair Fashion Development Center” on New York’s 5th Ave.

By the age of 21 Velasco was STYLES DIRECTOR for the SAKS FIFTH AVE. beauty salon in New York City. Over the next 20 years Velasco became involved in almost every aspect of hair related activities possible. Including such achievements as, Freelance Hair Designer for photo sessions with major beauty publications and television commercials. He has held such prestige positions as Educational and Creative Consultant to CLAIROL INC., SHISEIDO LTD.,& THE WELLA CORP..

He has preformed as the Featured Guest Artist and Master Educator at hundreds of trade events throughout the world. His presentation at the 1993 HAIRCOLOR U.S.A., symposium was rated BEST EDUCATIONAL EVENT by his peers.

Velasco has been a Contributing Author to many hair related articles for both consumer and professional publications and books. Velasco held a position as the NATIONAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THE WELLA CORP. for ten years and is a member of the INTERNATIONAL HAIRCOLOR EXCHANGE. 

Velasco was formally the DIRECTOR OF HAIRCOLOR for the world renown BUMBLE & BUMBLE SALON in NEW YORK CITY and presently resides over his own salon David Velasco Salon, LTD. in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. David and his Salon are proud members of INTERCOIFFURE MONDIAL, which is the most prestigious international hairdressing organization in the world. 

David currently teaches a two-day hair color seminar called “Color Clusters” with his dear friend and colleague Dee Levin and is also in the process of launching a new company called “Salon Success Systems” and a “Mini Book Series”  aimed at hairdressers and salon owners who want to achieve success in the salon industry

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Haircolor, Haircare Giants In the Industry Are Stealing From You!

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You know who really is making the revenues now, Thats right Home Haircoloring, and Haircare. Industry giants are out there putting the profession in the dirt and a good percentage of the hairdressing, makeup industry professionals  just sit on the ass and let it go by. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO WAKE UP.

Alberto-Culver, L’Oreal, Clairol, Upjohn,  Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Revlon. “L’Oreal and Procter & Gamble stand out in front of the leading marketers that have been swallowing up salon hair care companies. And brands to bolster revenues in the face of flagging category sales.
L’Oreal has bought Redken (1993), Matrix (2000), Soft Sheen (1998), Carson (2000), and most recently, Artec (2002). These purchases give the French beauty products giant an even stronger and more diversified position in the U.S. salon products market. P&G has also expanded its hair care portfolio with two substantial
moves. It bought Clairol from Bristol-Myers Squibb in May 2001 and then acquired Wella.

Salon Professional will go to SALLYS and buy all the products stated above and not think a thing about it. There is only one privately owned haircare/haircolor company left in the business SCRUPLES. Thats It!

Then you get some professional starting there own retail lines in our industry and then they sell out to make a Buck, remember ARTEC, they did the same thing sell it to you and make a legion of customers within the profession and then CASH in on the product.

You haircoloring sales are going down the tubes now thanks to the giants accomadating the consumer, giving false information to sell a buck. That is fine for me I specialize in corrective haircolor so there preying on the ignorance of  haircolor to the consumer helps the growth within my salon.

But when you think of all the other companys selling to the industry professionals haircolor in deals that the stylist cannot so no to. Is also preying on the ignorance of the salon professional. A salon professional who is not specialized in the art of haircolor will buy a introductory package from the Sales associate who represents the Distributorship and not even recieve the full haircolor line. Colors that are speciality haircolors can be easily be made by knowing the haircolor wheel. But the manufacturer will make certain haircolors for the stylist preying on there lack of knowledge of the color wheel. The point I am trying to make from all of this is the inside of the Professional salon industry manufacturers and distributors are sticking it to you. You think they are for you  (Booth Renter) and the Salon but they are not. One of the great ploy I see in the industry is how every year you see SEBASTIAN, GOLDWELL, MATRIX, FRAMESI, all these companys advertise a better product. But in realisty they are just repackaging the product. SAME THING DIFFERENT FACE! Disytributors will do the same thing where I am from in Orlando I use Goldwell Haircolor, the distributorship is called EVOLUTION in Jackonsville. They will put together a new product launch from the manufacturer and sell you a ticket for let say $50.00 and give you a goodie bag of crap! After a hour of bullshit I came to realize the product was the same only repackaged. I paid $50.00 for a stupid product relaunch!

YOU SEE THIS ALOT AT THE HAIR SHOWS!!!

YOU HAVE ALL BECOME COMPLACENT

Joseph Kellner