Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

curling irons

DURA CHI Marcel Curling Irons

Farouk's new line of DURA CHI Marcel curling irons are durable, lightweight and offers versatility. The DURA CHI Marcel is composed of a titanium and ceramic infused barrel geared for optimal heat distribution to achieve salon quality results. Reaching a maximum temperature of 410° F/210° C, this pro model model heats up instantaneously and offers adjustable temperature settings in accordance to hair type. The DURA CHI Marcel is available in three barrel sizes. For more information, visit

Hot Iron Holsters

Heat-resistant up to 500°F, these silicone pockets clings to any sink or countertop and hold curling irons, flat irons and hair dryers. Styling tools can be placed in the pocket during heat-up, while in use and during cool down. The difference between the Professional Holster and the Original Holster is that the latter has an extended grip area for use over salon chairs and has a larger pocket for professional styling tools. The holsters do not leave marks on or cause damage to surfaces, and are easily cleaned with water or rubbing alcohol.

The NPD Group: Specialty Stylers & Curling Irons/Brushes Lead U.S. Haircare Appliances Growth

How big is the overall U.S. haircare appliances business? Sales of flat irons/straighteners, hair dryers, specialty stylers and curling irons/brushes to consumers reached $1.318 billion for the 12-month period that ended in August 2014, Beauty Store Business has learned from The NPD Group.

Changes at the Top of Helen of Troy Announced

Changes at the Top of Helen of Troy Announced

Helen of Troy, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name houseware, healthcare/home environment and personal-care consumer products—including the Hot Tools and Gold 'N Hot brands in the professional-beauty industry and other lines in beauty—announced Jan. 15 that its board of directors has appointed Julien R. Mininberg CEO effective March 1, which is the start of the public company’s new fiscal year.

Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Category Grows 7.1%

Cyrus Bulsara, president of Professional Consultants & Resources

Salon and professional beauty appliances and shears grew 7.1% as a category in 2012, according to the new 2012 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, which provides market intelligence and data research for the U.S. salon and professional-beauty industry. Note that the 7.1% growth is 18% greater than the overall salon industry’s growth rate of 6% for the same time frame.