Good Hair Day

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Good Hair Day (also called ghd) is an English hair styling[1] company. It is the UK's leading maker of hair irons and hair products.[2]

Ownership[change | change source]

Good Hair Day is owned by Jemella Group. The company was started in 2001 by Martin Penny, Gary Douglas and Robert Powls.[3] In 2007, after being sold to Lloyds Development Capital, Jemella was re-sold 11 months later to Montagu Private Equity group for ₤160 million.[4]

Popularity[change | change source]

The brand has received endorsements from celebrities, such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Victoria Beckham.[3] Because of this, Martin Penny won the North Region Consumer Products Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005 for the product,[5] and Consumer Products Entrepreneur Of The Year.[6] The product has been involved with many fashion shows, such as New York Fashion Week, Alice McCall, and Willow Lingerie,[7] and also sponsored the 2004 season of reality TV program The Salon.[8]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Probe on Hair Salons Cheque; retrieved on 2007-11-22
  2. Leading Make in Hair Styling Irons; retrieved on 2007-11-26
  3. 3.0 3.1 Quinn, James (2005-03-21). "Good hair day for GHD as £55m talks begin". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  4. Quinn, James (2007-07-17). "Montagu smooths way to Jemella buyout". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  5. "The North Region Consumer Products Entrepreneur of the Year 2005". Cosmetics International. 2005-06-08. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  6. "Towergate Underwriting Group hits new heights". Ernest & Young. 2005-10-03. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  7. GHD involvement in Fashion Shows; retrieved on 2007-11-22
  8. "Ghd haircare ties up with The Salon". Haymarket Business Publications Ltd. 2003-08-03. Retrieved 2007-11-25.

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