News added 20/10/16: It’s been quite a week for ghd Professional – hairy moments indeed but all in a good way. The brand was high profile as a sponsor of the Tribu-te show on Sunday evening – hosting a mega party at the theatre which seemed to attract the entire 700 audience attention! On Monday evening Adam Reed, hosted The Briefing at the ghd studio (including a first for the brand as it was a live streamed event) talking trends and fashion. And then… on Tuesday the news that Coty Inc has continued the shopping spree that acquired Wella Professionals, by adding ghd Professional to its portfolio.. for a mere £420million such is its value.
Anthony Davey, ghd CEO, says: “The combined expertise and capabilities of ghd and Coty will be a powerful force of innovation in the hair business.” He will now report to Silvie Moreau, president of Coty Professional Beauty. Adding her voice, Sylvie says: “This move underlines Coty’s commitment to continually elevate professional beauty and serve salon professionals and their clients with standard-setting products and services.”
The Coty Professional Beauty division now includes OPI, ghd and Wella
News added 07/07/16: Held at the Belfry Hotel in the West Midlands, Wella Professionals Business Network Live always reveals a line-up of great non-hairdressing speakers who can share experiences and motivate. The July 2016 event was no exception. Sir Lord Digby Jones, erstwhile Minister of State for Trade & Investment drew on his lifetime of unique achievement, and thanked the audience of salon owners and managers for creating “a great wealth in the industry. ” Expert marketer to the ‘millenial generation’, Dr Eliza Filby spoke about using current media language to appeal more, while Dr Javier Bajer a cognitive psychologist spoke about how to get people engaged to make things happen. PR expert Lynne Franks, Baroness Karren Brady CBE, a first lady of football and Alan Sugar’s aide on The Apprentice, and John Bird, social entrepreneur and founder of the now world-famous Big Issue magazine were intriguing. Singer and TV personality Toya Willcox closed with a speech on reinvention and shared some of her famous hair looks throughout the years! Imaginative roster – we likey like.
News added 27/08/15: Saks Hair & Beauty is enjoying a serious growth spurt! A substantial network of salons on the high streets and health clubs has evolved over the past 40 years – with Darlington being the first to open a salon in 1974 and the first training academy in 1998 – and today Saks is making big advances in central London. Maria Gutierrez has just opened a new Saks Hair & Nails in Lambeth North near Waterloo, and explains her coming on board because Saks is a solid and established UK brand recognized internationally for customer service and education. She’s launched her salon, hot on the heels of openings in Harrow and Crouch End. Original owner and managing director at Saks Stephen Kee comments “We’ve got our eyes on opening more London salons…”
Maria continues: “We’ve had an amazing welcome from Saks and we’re proud to be part of the network. The friendly, family vibe is a big part of what makes Saks special!”
News added 09/07/15: Wella Professionals merges with Coty Inc
A new agreement has jsut been signed by Proctor & Gamble to merge 43 of its beauty brands with Coty Inc, among them the P&G Professional Salon business including Wella. “We are delighted and privileged to join forces with the Wella team and its portfolio of iconic salon brands,” comments Bart Brecht, chairman and CEO of Coty. “As two iconic houses strongly anchored in their beauty heritage, Coty and Wella are a perfect fit,” says Sylvie Moreau (above), Global Exectuive Vice-President at Wella. The deal is expected to be closed in the second half of 2016.