U.K. hairspray sales reach record-breaking £173M in 2011 as women copy celebrity big-hair styles, according to Mintel report; hairspray sales up 14% since 2007, comprise roughly six in 10 hair styling products sold on the market

LOS ANGELES , December 28, 2011 () – Hairspray sales in the U.K. have reached a record-breaking £173 million (US$267.8 million) pounds in 2011, fueled by women wanting to emulate their favorite celebrities' big-hair styles, according to a Mintel study, News Track India reported Dec. 26.

According to experts, hairspray sales are up 14% since 2007 and comprise roughly six in 10 hair styling products sold on the market.

Hair dyes and other styling products are estimated to jump 6% this year, reaching about £624 million, according to the study.

In addition to hairspray, sales for do-it-yourself perm kits are on the rise, according to the publication.

The primary source of this article is News Track India, New Delhi, India, on Dec. 26, 2011.

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