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BlueCo Brands

BlueCo Brands is the encompassing body of many iconic vintage beauty and barber brands. With lines like Barbicide, Lucky Tiger, and Triple Lanolin, BlueCo Brands is able to offer decades of beauty industry experience with current know-how in order to provide the best products on the market. As a partner in the Beauty industry, BlueCo Brands continually promotes education, build relationships through innovative products, and is involved in the Beauty Industry. BlueCo Brands plans to continue its efforts to advocate for the beauty industry at both the state and national levels and will continue to develop unique solutions for the Beauty Industry through products and services.

Formerly King Research was best known for their distinctly blue disinfectant Barbicide®. As the portfolio of brands grew the company made a change in their name to reflect its commitment to expanding new brands as well as supporting current product offerings. Over time BlueCo Brands has grown to include Lucky Tiger, Triple Lanolin, Dy-Zoff, Ship Shape, Clippercide and King Talc.

Long Term Plans

“In terms of our long-term plan and goals, we remain focused on being a company of strong global brands dedicated to supporting and servicing the needs of the professional beauty and barber industry. We will do this by continuing to find new, innovative products while also acknowledging our strong Barbicide heritage,” stated Alan Murphy, President, BlueCo Brands.

Customer Focus

“We will continue to focus on our customers’ success and building strong relationships through innovative brands, strong education, industry involvement and new product development. Additionally, we will continue to look for acquisitions that complement our current portfolio.”

Barbicide® History

BARBICIDE®, the company’s largest brand and market leader in it’s category, was launched in 1947 in New York and has represented the industry standard for infection control in salons and barbershops for more than half a century. Professional stylists and barbers have used the vibrant blue BARBICIDE® to protect themselves and their clients over the years, 
proudly displaying the iconic BARBICIDE® jar filled with the crystal blue solution for customers to see.

As a recognized American classic and the original symbol for professional beauty and barber disinfection, BARBICIDE® is even featured in the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.