According to reports, the United Kingdom hair care market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% within 2020 – 2025. This market is primarily driven by increased consumer concerns about scalp health, mainly problems related to hair thinning, hair loss, dandruff, and sensitive scalp.

In addition, the introduction of new hair care products to target specific consumer groups (females suffering from hair loss problems), along with increased per capita spending of consumers in the United Kingdom on personal care products is gaining popularity, thereby eventually resulting in the growth of the market.

Indeed, hair care is gaining immense popularity among all consumer groups in the country. The primary reason for this popularity is related to the aggressive marketing campaigns, which are mainly directed toward young consumers.

When looking to venture into this industry, finding reliable private label manufacturers to partner with is a critical step. Indeed, some ‘experts’ have made it out to be a very complex and hard process, but it is not. You don’t even have to pay an insurmountable amount to learn how to find suppliers and source products. The truth is that you can find a manufacturer in a very short time. You just need to know where to look and what to avoid.

Trying to squeeze margins out of generic products will cause your business to fall like a pack of cards. Private labelling could help you eliminate this because you have control over the quality of your products. You can also control customer experience because you get to plan your product specifics to the T.

One other good thing is that you get to make all the decisions. You are in charge unlike wholesaling another brand’s product. With wholesaling, there may be restrictions on how you receive inventory. Even big brands are tapping into this.

Amazon joined this trend a while ago and its private label brands are among the top ranking brands on their site in sales. If you are looking to join the hair care industry and are searching for private Label manufacturers or suppliers, here are top choices to consider in the United Kingdom.

16 Private Label Hair Products / Companies in the UK

  1. Reabrook Health and Beauty

This company is situated in the United Kingdom within the Midlands on the border between Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Located in the heart of The National Forest and opened in 1999, the site is strategically located in the centre of the country, close to major road networks, ensuring reliable nationwide deliveries.

All areas of the site and procedures are constantly evaluated and challenged to ensure they offer a sustainable site and manufacturing service. As product specialists, they create both aerosol liquid and tube personal care toiletries and beauty products that will inspire and influence your customers.

  1. Orean

This is an award-winning private label cosmetic manufacturing company operating in the UK and USA. They are experts in premium skin and hair care products that suit your brand just right. Their values are important in everything they do: collaboration, ambition, expertise, integrity and agility.

These values help bring your brand concepts to life, drive innovative product development in the labs and produce bespoke cosmetics that meet industry standards.

  1. Barclay Wolf Hair Extensions

This is a Chinese factory manufacturing private label hair extensions in a range of over 80 colours, providing clients the option of customizing their own range. They have grown and expanded globally and currently offer services in and from the United Kingdom.

  1. Freestyle Cosmetics Ltd

They manufacture Personal Care & Household Products for Global Household Brands, Bespoke Products & Value Products for Stores, Private Clients & Independent Distributors, offering FULL service solutions. They also provide a unique, professional service by creating your brands from concept to shelf, at the price you need. They manufacture body care, face care, foot care, hair care (hair gels, hair mousse) products.

  1. Fragrances & Toiletries International Ltd

Fragrances & Toiletries International offers a Full Service private label division specialising in Fragrance, Skin Care and Hair Care. Their in-house capabilities span from concept to finished goods, and include marketing, advertising, web design, exhibitions and on-going brand development on all NPD and private label fragrance projects.

  1. HAS Cosmetics

Established in 1982 in Varese in the heart of Europe, HAS Cosmetics is an Italian private label cosmetics manufacturer specialising in the production and marketing of cutting-edge cosmetic products. Founded by the Zanzi family with the aim of developing an important expertise in hair colour, currently HAS now has expanded its range of hair care, face and body products. HAS is the ideal marketing partner for companies that intend adopting a 360 degree beauty approach to their brands and want to rock the cosmetic market by creating something unique.

  1. Hera Beauty

Hera Beauty is a family run business and they take great pride in their botanically driven, small batch product range and personal customer service. The quality and effectiveness of their products speak for themselves and they have worked hard to develop a business where premium products can be made to order and tailored to individual customer requirements at a price that is affordable.

  1. EXQUISITE Luxury

EXQUISITE Luxury is a large International Cosmetics, Makeup and Beauty Product Manufacturer. They manufacture just about any product, from soap to shampoos to concealer to lipstick as well as household items such as candles. They also manufacture specific makeup products, including vegan makeup brush cleaning soap and vegan makeup brush liquid cleanser.

  1. High Energy Hair Products

High Energy has been founded over 30 years ago and is the UK’s leading personalised hair Product Company. They offer a unique concept of manufacturing small runs of professional, private own label cost effective luxury hair products, supplying many well known and respected Hairdressing Salon Groups, Male Grooming Barber Shops, Hair Extension suppliers and International Hair Vitamin Companies.

  1. Plantain Group

Plantain and Performance Cosmetic Innovations manufacture high quality award winning natural skin care products, cosmetics, aromatherapy products and essential oils. They create an extensive range of quality products to benefit your skin and have been supplying to retail and trade for many years. Unlike most competitors, there is no minimum order quantity for own brand, own label and private label.

  1. SLG

From within its in-house team, SLG designs, develops and markets itsbrands to the global beauty market and has a reputation for incredible creativity and trend awareness. The company’s portfolio of brands cover cosmetics, bath & body, fragrance, hair care, beauty accessory and lifestyle categories. SLG was established in Gloucester in 1985 and remains a family owned business.

  1. Healthpoint Ltd

For over two decades they have been supplying skincare, hair care and over the counter (OTC) medicines and remedies to the retail sector. This company has exclusive distribution partnerships for several licensed products and leading brands and over time have built an enviable reputation as both providers of their own brands and a valued partner in private label concepts and development.

  1. Cosmiko

This is a fully accredited manufacturer of quality Private Label Skincare and Cosmetic products and supplies to independent retailers and skincare professionals across Europe and internationally. They develop, manufacture and pack an extensive range of quality private label cosmetics at their Yorkshire headquarters. They can also adapt their formulas to make cosmetics that are unique to you and, if you want something more bespoke, they can also develop new products from scratch.

  1. Herrco Cosmetics

Located in north Suffolk, Herrco Cosmetics has been steadily accumulating industry experience for over two decades. Established by Nigel Herrmann – Managing Director in 1988, he and wife Sue Herrmann, Finance Director, were joined by son Derek in 2004, who now works as Technical Sales Director.

Himself a qualified cosmetics chemist, Derek manages much of the new product development along with a growing team of chemists and research & development staff. Being only 40 miles from Felixstowe docks (the main UK port) and 100 miles from Heathrow ensures easy export to their entire international customer base. Despite remaining a family business, they are proud to cater to a rapidly expanding export sector.

  1. PHB Ethical Beauty

This company is a pioneering British family business with a revolutionary range of award winning ethical beauty products. They are home to the world’s largest range of Natural, Vegan, and Cruelty Free & Alcohol Free (Halal Certified) beauty products.

Their skin, hair & body care products are handmade in the UK and they do not test on animals. Their product range includes Skin, Hair & Body care, Organic & Mineral Cosmetics, and Male Grooming Products. All products are so pure they make great Natural Remedies for Sensitive Skin and conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis & Acne!

  1. Professional Beauty Systems

This is a leading manufacturer of professional hair and beauty products. As experts in their field, they offer a full private label service and contract manufacturing for customers. Dynamic and resourceful, Professional Beauty Systems will make your vision a reality.

Note that they work in partnership with customers to gain an understanding of their business and their project requirements. Every project has a dedicated team assigned to manage each step of the development process including concept development, product vision, packaging requirements, and formulation advancement.

If you are thinking about starting your own hair product or hair care line and would like to receive quotations for your ingredients, packaging, labels, etc, please go through the list above and contact the company that best suits your plans. 

Ajaero Tony Martins