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Henry Goldenberg made his name as a hairstylist in the Swinging Sixties and his current business shows he still knows what fashionable women want. Now principally an online retailer, his websites HQhair.com and HQman.com offer 6,500 hair and beauty products, including Body Bling fake tan by Jennifer Lopez’s make-up artist. HQUK also has an upmarket salon in London’s Mayfair, supplying treatments and goodies from perfume to nail polish to customers including competitors for the television show Britain’s Next Top Model. The company’s sales have grown 91% a year from £1.3m in 2003 to £8.8m in 2006, with beauty products now accounting for 60% of sales.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank43
CompanyHQUK
ActivityBeauty products retailer
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years91.00%
Latest sales £000s8,798
Staff46
Founded1997
Websitewww.hqhair.com

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