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The Hut Group Strikes Again, Buying Christophe Robin Haircare

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LONDON – Britain’s The Hut Group has confirmed plans to buy Christophe Robin, the upscale haircare brand that has seen sales increase by more than 40 percent for each of the last two years. THG’s announcement confirms a report in Thursday’s WWD. Established in Paris in 1999 by its namesake, the celebrity colorist Christophe Robin, the products are aimed at maintaining scalp health, nourishing hair and protecting color. The formulations have more than 80 percent natural ingredients, and are free from parabens, silicone, SLS, oxidants, ammonia and not tested on animals, according to THG. The group said the brand sits within an established and fast-growing segment of the beauty industry and has seen its sales increase by over 40 percent for each of the last two years. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Christophe Robin has more than 70 products across 10 ranges, and is stocked in multiple countries including the U.K., the U.S., Europe and Asia through retailers such as Sephora and Space NK. It also sells on Robin’s website and on the THG-owned lookfantastic.com. Through lookfantastic.com THG has become one of Europe’s largest online retailers of premium beauty products including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder and Lancôme. It also owns beauty brands including Espa,

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