Beauty Futures 2018 : In-house presentation
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Beauty Futures

Strategic tools to read the two future faces of beauty

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As the beauty landscape evolves and diversifies, its future will be characterised by two movements running counter to one another. On the one hand is the zeitgeist’s celebration of diversity, inclusion and natural beauty, while on the other, popular technologies are shaping a new ideal of perfection and flawlessness.

Our Beauty Futures Presentation 2018 is your guide to navigating this changing landscape, mitigating risks and seizing oncoming opportunities. Our skilled strategists guide you through the smaller shifts that are rippling across categories, from new trends in fragrances such as Anti-perfumes and Affordable Aromas to how the language of facial skincare is affecting bodycare. We also explore Algorithmic Beauty, our latest macrotrend that questions whether technology is creating a new objective definition of what is considered beautiful.

Top: Nicolas Garnier for The Future Laboratory
Right: Atolla Skin Lab, US, photography by Rob Chron

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In this presentation we examine:

: Market Shifts

We analyse the most pertinent shifts in the global beauty market, from innovations in self-tanning to personalised haircare and a new awareness of Japanese beauty’s potential.

: Rising Trends

These include the new products that cater for the body’s changing cyclical needs; the shift of Insta-beauty Offline; the brands championing make-up as a means of self-expression; and how braids are being celebrated as an art form and a sign of resistance.

: Macrotrend: Algorithmic Beauty

As beauty technologies become more popular, social media, artificial intelligence and algorithms are shaping a new beauty ideal. Our analysis of this key macrotrend includes the science ofsmart mirrors, devices and apps in the skincare and cosmetics buying process; and how AI is creating a personalised feedback loop between products and their efficacy.

: Q&A Session and Toolkits

We offer a series of practical take-outs on how your team can implement these future strategies in your organisation. A dynamic Q&A session means you can harness expert support intailoring the presentation’s most pertinent insights to your brand.

: Marble Universe by Daniel Danielsson for LUSH Cosmetics


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 ‘The Future Laboratory’s presentation did exactly what we wanted it to – offer a glimpse of even further ahead in a compelling and engaging way to prepare for what brands need next’ 

Maya Draisin, associate publisher and head of marketing, Wired

This incisive presentation brings the insights from The Future Laboratory’s latest research to your team in an interactive setting, at your choice of venue. Our skilled analysts bring the visually arresting presentations to life, with best-in-class case studies and practical tips on harnessing the trends in your organisation.

The presentation can be tailored to suit a range of contexts, from leadership programmes to concept development workshops, or as an inspirational keynote for your company conference.

The accompanying PDF report provides further insights and enables you to share all content across your organisation.

Book now and inspire your team to innovate and satisfy the changing desires of the future beauty consumer.  

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Chris Sanderson, Co-Founder, The Future Laboratory

Christopher Sanderson is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, where he is responsible for delivering the company’s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and LS:N Global Trend Briefings, which he co-presents with the team in London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Stockholm and Helsinki. Clients who have booked one of his inspirational keynotes include Gucci Group, the European Travel Commission, Retail Week, Selfridges, M&S, Chanel, Harrods, Aldo and H&M.

Tom Savigar, Senior Partner, The Future Laboratory

Tom has guided many of The Future Laboratory’s clients through some of the most challenging market shifts and global recessions of the past 10 years. With a much-expanded team, and offices in the US and Australia, he continues to do this, working with clients as diverse as Absolut, Cadillac, The Body Shop, Lamborghini, HSBC, Courvoisier, UBS, BMW, British Gas and Marks & Spencer.

Alekandra Szymanska, Art Director, The Future Laboratory

Aleksandra leads the creative team at the Future Laboratory, which translates insights into immersive experiences on and offline and brings to life speculative visions of the future. With a background in critical design, she is an expert in developing far future scenarios that consider long-term implications of today’s trends. Since joining The Future Laboratory in 2014, she has worked with brands including UBS, Diageo, Google, LVMH and Design Hotels.

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