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R&D Salon Leader
Ref No.: 18-00564
Location: Mason, Ohio
Position Type:Contract
We are looking for a Salon Leader that understands product research and/or development, as well as specific properties and characteristics of hair/hair care/hair products.

The scope if this role includes supporting the hair care business unit using the salon capability, onsite at a large well-known consumer products company that is headquartered in Cincinnati. The salon leader will support the development of products via the salon toolbox and salon partnership with the method organization. The purpose of the salon is to generate performance data for a number of Retail Hair Care projects in Product Development. The location is Mason.

At our R&D salon, we work in conjunction with project teams, stylists and R&D Scientists to create new market products and best practices by using a ontrolled and consistent application of products, eliminating variability that occurs due to inconsistent consumer self-application.  We have the ability to do performance comparison evaluations via half head testing.  In addition, we connect product and package development scientists with licensed cosmetologists who truly understand hair (hair health and hair end-look / beauty) from a consumer perspective, and can articulate aspects of product performance and provide insights that a typical consumer will not articulate.

Salon Supervisor
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) background and have experience evaluating beauty products
  • Computer-proficient (Microsoft Office)
  • R&D consumer research background; ideally with sensory and or salon/hair care experience.
  • He/she understands basic math, statistical design
  • Good written and oral communication; writing scientific summaries, writing study designs, creating slides to share data with project teams.
Training Schedule: Mon-Thursday 7:30-2 then it will go to full time 30-40 hour (full time starting Jan 4)