Haircare Manufacturing in Ireland

Haircare Manufacturing

The haircare industry is rapidly expanding, with a variety of new and innovative products hitting the market.  Ensuring your haircare products have a unique selling point and brand identity will set your brand apart from the competition by providing your customers with unique benefits and product experience that will satisfy their needs.   

We understand that our clients’ brand values are central to the success and growth of their business.  That is why we collaborate with our clients and provide them with high levels of control during the product development journey to ensure their haircare products match or exceed their expectations and are a true representation of their haircare brand.

Our Services: 

  • Haircare Formulation and Product Development
  • Technical and Legislative advice
  • Sourcing Ingredients
  • Haircare Manufacturing
  • Haircare Filling and Packaging

Haircare Formulation and Product Development

Our team of chemists and product development specialists are experienced in formulating a wide variety of haircare products, from shampoos and conditioners to hair oils and masks.  Our product development specialist can work with you to explore current market trends and benchmark products that are taking the haircare industry by storm.  Once you have developed your concept with our new product development specialist and determined your haircare product’s key ingredients or unique selling points, it’s time to turn the concept into a formulation.  Our team of formulation chemists will work on developing your concept into a fully functioning haircare formulation.  Samples will be made, and your feedback will be used to tweak the product until you are satisfied with the product.  Timelines will be provided after the initial meeting with your accounts manager. These timelines are forecasted based on the complexity of the formulation and delivery times of raw materials.

Technical and Legislative Advice

As haircare products are considered cosmetic goods, there are specific regulations they must adhere to before the product can be sold in the European market. The Regulation of the European Council on Cosmetics  requires products to undergo a safety assessment to ensure they are safe to use.  The regulation also requires the product to have accurate labelling, instructions for use and disposal and any other relevant information to be disclosed.  Product test is outsourced to one of our trusted testing partners.  These tests will ensure the product is suitable for public use and ensure the haircare products’ labelling is compliant with EU regulations. 

At Contract Formulations, we are Good Manufacturing Practice 22716:2007 and Quality Management System 9001:2015 certified by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). This ensures that our production facilities and warehouse conform to the guidelines so that the products we make are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. 

Sourcing Materials

Our Procurement team has developed long-lasting relationships with raw material suppliers while working on own brand and private label projects.  As haircare products often have obscure ingredients that may be difficult to source, the network that has been established by our procurement team will be a valuable asset while sourcing key ingredients that can set your haircare product apart from the competition in the haircare industry.

Manufacturing and Production

Quality and reliability are central to our production process.  Our new state of the art laboratories based in County Mayo is one of the best-equipped laboratories in the country, which is a fully certified facility in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) 22716:2007 and Quality Management Systems 9001:2015 by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).  Our cleanroom facility is fully equipped with advanced machinery that can produce your haircare products in bulk. MOQs are product specific and often depend on the MOQ’s of ingredients needed to produce your product.  To find out more contact our accounts manager.

Filling and Packaging

Our cleanroom facility is kitted with advanced machinery that can package your hair care products in a wide variety of packing including tubes, bottles, pouches and jars.  Batch numbers are also applied to products at this stage using specialised machinery.   We also offer bulk packaging services.  This involves repackaging bulk orders that arrive in large containers to fill small packing that is suitable for end-customer use.  The hair care products are unaltered during this process.  Repackaging is done in our cleanroom facility, which protects the product from contamination.   


Our warehousing procedures for goods-in and goods-out operations are compliant with ISO standards for warehouse management. We have designated storage areas for organic materials compliant with COSMOS regulations.   Our client’s materials are documented once they have arrived on site.  These materials are stored in designated warehouse shelf space.     Depending on our clients’ requirements, we can hold finished stock ready to be shipped when required. 

To find out how we can tailor our services formulate and manufacture your skincare product by contacting us for more information.