Philip Kingsley’s Blake Hughes Talks Growth Strategy

Philip Kingsley has a new chief executive officer.
Blake Hughes, formerly the managing director of Unilever-owned Murad in Europe and Africa, began work with the London-based hair brand earlier this month.
The appointment of Hughes is timed with the one-year-anniversary of brand founder Philip Kingsley’s death — the celebrity hair and scalp expert died in September of last year.
Kingsley was a trichologist to the stars — his client list spanned generations of famous names, from Audrey Hepburn to Victoria Beckham. His wife and daughters now own the business he built, which includes two clinics with locations in London and New York and a retail product range. In his new role, Hughes will report to Joan Kingsley, Philip Kingsley’s wife.
Hughes was brought on board to define a long-term strategy for the Philip Kingsley brand, with a focus on international expansion and growing the digital and e-commerce business. His appointment also comes at a time when consumers are becoming increasingly conscious about hair care and health.
Hughes declined to talk financials, but industry sources estimate the Philip Kingsley retail products to be a significantly smaller portion of the business than revenue from the clinics.
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