Starting from May 2020, most beauty salons in Europe are allowed to open their doors again; but for the past two months consumers have been forced to take care of their hair, skin, nails and beards without the help of professionals.
For this reason we asked our large community of mobile users to tell us more about their lockdown beauty routines. Curious to learn if and how European consumers have dealt with their haircuts and more during the lockdown? Read all the findings in our latest Consumer Report.
BEAUTY ROUTINES CHANGED DURING COVID
With beauty salons being closed during COVID-19, more than 70% of Europeans have experienced a change in their beauty routines (from significantly to partially). Only about 15% of participants state they will wait to visit a professional, whereas 29% tries to do as much as possible by themselves, and another 56% only perform treatments they feel confident about.
HAIRCUTS AND MANICURES ARE THE MOST POPULAR DIY TREATMENTS
Most beauty treatments performed at home have recorded an increase during the COVID lockdowns.
SUPERMARKETS, THE MOST POPULAR CHANNELS
While 34% of Europeans state they haven’t bought any beauty products during the lockdown, the majority of shoppers have purchased regular products (47%), professional products (7%), and specific products and tools (15%). Supermarkets and e-commerce websites score as the most popular shopping channels.
OUT-OF-STOCK EXPERIENCED BY 50% OF SHOPPERS
During the lockdown phase, a significant part of 49% of European consumers have experienced out-of-stock situations, with their beauty products missing from the shelves.
- UK residents have experienced the most out-of-stock situations when it comes to shopping for beauty products (66% – “sometimes” and “often” aggregated).
- The Netherlands and France have experienced the least out-of-stocks. 68% of Dutch participants say not to have experienced OOS yet, as well as 61% of the French.
ONLINE RESEARCH AND ADVICE
When it comes to picking up the most suitable products, more than 40% of Europeans state to conduct online research. Tutorials on how to perform the most common treatments have also become popular for most consumers (40%). On a different note, a considerable part of shoppers relies on the advice of their own beauty specialist (22%) and friends and family (27%).
THE MOST BOUGHT BEAUTY TOOLS
Electrical hair tools such as curling irons or straighteners (10%), and facial tools such as steam machines or facial rollers (13%) score as the most popular beauty care items bought during the lockdown.
ARE WE INSPIRED?
Could it be that Europeans have actually enjoyed performing at-home professional beauty treatments? The statistics show that in fact 66% does. 34% of consumers, however, still prefer the results achieved by professionals and will go back to beauty salons as soon as possible!
38% says to have spend more on beauty products and tools during COVID-19!
The findings presented in this report are based on the results of an investigative task submitted to the Roamler Crowd during the month of May 2020. The purpose was to determine the crowd’s practices when it comes to adapting new beauty routines during lockdown in times of COVID-19. The findings take into account data collected from 3.344 respondents, located in Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.