Activities of the Japan Hair Color Industry Association (JHCIA)
Since its establishment in October 1960, the JHCIA has contributed greatly to the development of the hair color industry within Japan through activities focused on safety, regulatory affairs, and public awareness in order to ensure that hair coloring products can be used safely and with peace of mind. The JHCIA has formulated its mission and its Vision 2030 to clarify the association’s activities going forward.
Mission (social role)
The JHCIA aims to fulfill its social role by contributing to the realization of a society where people can continue to enjoy coloring their hair more safely and with peace of mind.
We will support the lives of consumers by working to realize a society rooted in consumers enjoying hair color and by contributing to the improvement of quality of life (QOL). And with an eye to the future, we will work as an industry to handle diversifying consumer values, aging consumers, and internationalization in the hair color market. Going forward, we will continue to promote the development of environments and systems so that consumers can use hair coloring products more safely and with peace of mind.
Improving the trust of consumers and hairstylists in the hair color industry
Since its founding, the JHCIA has continued to provide information through hair coloring products, the JHCIA website, and brochures so that consumers can use hair coloring products more safely and with peace of mind. At the same time, a JHCIA survey indicated that there is room for improvement in risk awareness among consumers and hairstylists, and further efforts in education are necessary going forward.
Realization of a society free of serious rashes due to hair dyes
In order to reduce the occurrence of allergic reactions due to hair color, JHCIA has worked to remind and raise awareness among consumers and hairstylists through instruction manuals and product packaging. In October 2015, the Consumer Safety Investigation Commission released a report on skin disorders caused by hair dye products and stated that it is important for the risks and countermeasures of hair dyes to be shared throughout society. In addition, a JHCIA survey found that 1–2% of people who use hair dyes have experienced severe symptoms. It is necessary to prevent such skin disorders and realize a society free of serious rashes due to hair dyes.
Promotion of globalization (harmonization, etc.) by improving the ability to collect and disseminate information in Japan and overseas
We will consider ways to provide information in a manner that is easy to understand so that people around the world can use hair coloring products more safely and with peace of mind. We will also provide regulatory information to member companies to help support their global expansion.