The self-care industry rebounded amazingly well in 2021, and that trend appears to be continuing in 2022. Here are the self-care trends to keep an eye on in the year ahead.
A New Year Brings New Opportunity
After a challenging couple of years that limited our ability to do many things, 2022 is a hopeful year for those of us seeking self-improvement or looking forward to treating ourselves to make up for lost time. Some online sales data has already shown increased revenue for self-care products and services in January 2022 compared to the previous year.
The global wellness or self-care industry has increased its market value to approximately $1.5 trillion, with an annual growth rate of 5%-10% in recent years.
The self-care industry is vast and varied, and consumer needs are always changing, particularly since the onset of the pandemic. So as a prospective business owner, it’s important to stay on top of pertinent trends while also considering those that will stand the test of time as consumers are reembracing self-care.
A Well-Rounded Approach To Self-Care
Since many of us became at-home self-care aficionados during extended periods of lockdowns and restrictions, we’re taking wellness and personal care more seriously than ever before, whether it be skincare routines, living room workout sessions, or DIY haircuts and more. Yet at the same time, as people are reentering the world in a big way, people are looking for ways to reintegrate a little bit of pampering and professional service into their wellness and self-care routines.
Businesses that combine personal maintenance services, convenience, and pampering perks will have a heyday in 2022. Hybrid models like the barbershop/speakeasy, yoga studio/juice bar, and waxing salon/spa will continue to be essential businesses within the self-care industry for anyone seeking care beyond the mundane.
Skin(Care) Is In
New trends are emerging in skincare, and not just for our faces. People are taking a more inside-out approach to how they treat their skin, turning to ingestible collagen supplements and other dietary adjustments. And when it comes to our faces, practices like microcurrent facials, facial yoga, and the use of gua sha tools and cell regeneration masks are all about increasing lymphatic drainage and alleviating stress. which further helps with anti-aging and overall wellbeing.
External skincare products that are trending are gentler and more natural. “Skinimalism” became popular while we were all stuck at home, and after seeing the results of treating our skin without the use of harsh products and procedures, it’s likely a trend that is here to stay. All-natural skincare products are on the rise not only because consumers can see the positive physical results, but because they are kinder on the environment.
Stay Ahead Of The Curve With Uni K Wax
As a leader in the personal waxing industry, Uni K Wax Studios is mindful of emerging industry trends while also staying true to what put us at the forefront in the first place. Not only was Uni K Wax the first-ever unisex waxing studio to emerge in the American market, but we have utilized a proprietary, all-natural, comfort-enhancing wax blend since our inception in 1993.
Perfect for guests who are seeking a convenient, midday session or those who would prefer to take their time and enjoy the ambiance of our inviting and relaxing studios, Uni K Wax presents the perfect franchising opportunity for forward-thinking investors interested in partnering with a brand that understands the self-care industry.
To learn more about franchising opportunities with Uni K Wax, request more info on our website, unikwax.com/franchises.