Holland & Barrett buys home beauty services business

Holland and Barrett Blow ltd

Nuneaton-based Holland & Barrett, the leading health and wellness retailer has acquired blow LTD, the home beauty services business.

blow LTD will become a subsidiary business of Holland & Barrett International Ltd, and all blow LTD employees will move to the new ownership structure.

blow LTD delivers fast and expert hair and beauty services to busy women at a time and place that suits them. The award-winning app offers customers in Greater London, the Home Counties, Birmingham and Manchester a range of hair and beauty services delivered by more than 1,200 vetted and tested hair and beauty professionals.

blow LTD was founded in 2013 by Fiona McIntosh, former editor in chief of ELLE and Grazia magazines and Dharmash Mistry, entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist, to deliver fast and expert beauty services to busy women.

Tamara Rajah, Chief Business & Science Officer, Holland & Barrett said, “We have an exciting transformation strategy, with the vision of helping 100m customers globally achieve their health and wellness goals.  This vision sees H&B moving beyond offering wellness products and advice, and expanding our reach to offer personalised services, diagnostics, and wellness solutions across our digital and retail channels. We’re excited to work with blow LTD to bring their customers new natural beauty and wellness options on demand, in their own homes, and offer our customers new services and experiences in our larger stores.”

Thomas Nutt, CEO, blow LTD, added: “The whole blow LTD team are excited to become a part of a global vision to make health and wellness a way of life for everyone – and bring natural, sustainable beauty and wellness products, services and advice to millions of consumers across the UK and beyond. The combined entity will accelerate blow LTD’s vision of expert service to your door with Holland & Barrett’s leading expertise in ethical, planet-friendly health, beauty, and wellness. We all very much look forward to the next chapter in the blow LTD story.”