Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 - Roy Morgan Research

Just because you were born with it, doesn’t mean you have to like it: the colour of your hair, that is. Nor do you have to live with it: not with the myriad hair-dye products available on the market today. But which brands do Australians prefer?

Just because you were born with it, doesn’t mean you have to like it: the colour of your hair, that is. Nor do you have to live with it: not with the myriad hair-colouring products available on the market today. Indeed, in the 12 months to March 2013, 23% of Australians aged 14+ purchased home hair-colouring products in an average six-month period (down from 24% in the 12 months to March 2009).

A recent study by Roy Morgan Research shows that in the 12 months to March 2013, the top three hair-colour brands were L’Oreal (purchased by 6% of the population), Clairol (4%) and Garnier (3%) — just as they were five years ago.

While women are the most likely to have purchased home hair dyes (35%, down from 36% in the 12 months to March 2009), 11% of men (down from 13%) also bought them in an average six-month period.

While L’Oreal is the clear favourite among the total population, Clairol is more popular among those aged 50+. Among male consumers, the targeted brand Just for Men is second in popularity after L’Oreal.

Source:Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), April 2012 –March 2013, n = 20,767.

Angela Smith, Group Account Manager — Consumer Products, Roy Morgan Research, says:

“Over the last five years, the home hair-colouring market has been dominated by L’Oreal, Clairol and Garnier. Schwarzkopf/Napro is also an important player and tends to be preferred by the younger age groups, particularly those aged 14-24.

“L’Oreal is the brand preferred by most age groups, and by both genders. However, Aussies aged 50+ were more likely to purchase lines branded under Clairol.

“In this competitive market, it’s important for hair-colour manufacturers to have an in-depth understanding of their customers, and to communicate their point of difference from other brands in a way that appeals to their particular audience."

 

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