Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines Group started as a research laboratory, producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide. After a decade of honing their expertise, they began creating their own brand of Davines hair care products exclusively for salons, and in 1996 founded [ comfort zone ] skin care for premier spas.
“BY CREATING BEAUTY SUSTAINABLY, THEY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY LIVE & WORK, OF THE THINGS THEY LOVE.”
Since the beginning, they've focused on crafting quality products that are scientifically engineered to work, and express their distinctive style and spirit.
Their style is a reflection of our curiosity and openness to the world – different cultures, customs, and people that truly inspire them – and their Italian perspective of history and art, design and fashion, culture and lifestyle because it is their heritage and who they are. They love things that reflect simplicity and harmony because their beauty is always modern. And although their in tune with today’s mood, they set out to create concepts and products that are destined to become classics with their timeless appeal.
Quality to them means having the freedom to create the best products with attention and respect for our environment, using high grade, natural ingredients, and applying scientific rigor to every product to guarantee their customers’ safety. Quality is also intended by all of them, by their partners and consumers as quality of life.
At Davines, they dare to do what we believe in and, rather than conforming to the mainstream, allow intuition to pave our path. This gives them the freedom to develop concepts and products that are original, authentic, and emotionally connected with people. Their work is a thoughtful balance of substance and style, nature and science, people and spirit. It is what enables them to create what they call life-enhancing projects.
More than two decades later, the Davines community spans over 75 countries, thousands of salons and hundreds upon hundreds of passionate hairdressers. Although they continue to grow, with headquarters in Parma, New York City, Paris, London and Mexico City, their roots are firmly planted in our beginnings as a family-owned research laboratory guided by the same desire for quality products with an authentic approach and timeless appeal.
Their aim is to inspire and improve the work life quality of worldwide beauty professionals through concepts, products and services that will allow them to offer unique experiences to their clients.
…is where you’ll find the highest calibre of design, development and training.
Founded in 1995, Racoon International is the number-one supplier of high-quality, glamorous human hair extensions to salons, session stylists and global partners.
Racoon International’s Head Office is located in the picturesque countryside of Southam, Warwickshire.
They pride themselves on their in-house knowledge of services and offer their complete portfolio of design, development and training under one roof.
At the heart of the company sits a lively, proactive team of people who work hard to make sure our growing customer-base is happy.
They all work in a positive, forward-thinking atmosphere where the client is integral to the success of the company and always comes first.
The central team is only part of the picture, with the Educators and the Racoon Artistic Team valued as key members of the wider, nationwide representation of the company.
Their collection of multi-award-winning lines – including reusable human hair extensions and aftercare products – guarantee hair extensions which are both safe and ethically sourced.
More than 5,000 salons across the UK, and hundreds more internationally, have been certificated to offer Racoon’s products.
Only accredited stylists who gain the relevant certification are permitted to apply Racoon International Bonded and/or Micro Weft hair extensions. This ensures that your customers’ hair – or your own – is in safe hands.
They have achieved the British Standards Institute ISO 9001 accreditation (BSI kite mark of quality).
They work alongside a supplier who has been sourcing hair for 60 years, and have very strict guidelines to ensure the best quality hair is sourced and delivered. All human hair is root point correct and cuticle intact.
All of Racoon’s products are scientifically proven to keep natural hair safe and healthy, and are endorsed by an independent trichologist. The two systems used – Bonded and Micro Weft – have been formulated to ensure that Racoon uses the safest methods in the industry.