Molton Brown – Roots revival

Molton Brown is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year and plans to release a number of new products to mark the occasion, including a new hair care collection

Celebrating its 40th anniversary next year, Molton Brown has made a name for itself as a luxury C&T retailer that delivers on quality and individuality. Lucy Copp takes a look back at the brand’s formative years and explores how it plans to mark this milestone

With its luxury bath and body products in high demand from consumers, premium hotels and retailers around the globe, at times Molton Brown’s early years as a small hair salon can seem a world away. However, it is precisely the brand’s humble beginnings that allowed it to stand out from the crowd in its infancy – and paved the way for its subsequent success.

Salon start-up

Established in 1973 by Caroline Burstein, the daughter of Browns fashion boutique founders Joan and Sidney Burstein, and her husband Michael Collis, a top Vidal Sassoon hair stylist, Molton Brown started life as a one unit hair salon, tucked away in the heart of London’s Mayfair.

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