|Product type||Hair care|
|Owner||Procter & Gamble|
|Produced by|| Richardson Vicks (1985)|
Procter & Gamble (1985–present)
|Country|| Switzerland (1945–1985) (original)|
United States (1985–present)
|Introduced||1945 Switzerland (original), |
1985 , United States
|Discontinued||1985 Switzerland (original),|
|Previous owners|| Hoffmann-La Roche (1945–1985) (original)|
Richardson Vicks (1985)
|Ambassador(s)||Priyanka Chopra and Selena Gomez (Worldwide)|
|Tagline||Strong Is Beautiful (English)|
Měi zìqiáng rèn (Chinese)
Kuat Itu Cantik (Malay Indonesian)
Pantene (/ - /,) is a Swiss-former American brand of hair care products owned by Procter & Gamble. The product line was first originally introduced in Europe in 1945 by Hoffmann-La Roche of Switzerland, which branded the name based on panthenol as a shampoo ingredient. It was full introduced in United States and around the world in 1985 by 100% full owned and purchased by American-based Richardson Vicks (Vicks) of United States on the same day in order for Vicks until that year and 100% full owned and purchased by American-based Procter & Gamble (P&G) of United States on the same year in order for P&G to compete in the "beauty product" market rather than only functional products.
The brand's best-known product became the 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioning formula, Pantene Pro-V (Pantene Pro-Vitamin). The product became most noted due to an advertising campaign in the 1989 in which fashion models said, "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful." Kelly Le Brock and Iman gained notoriety as the first television spokeswomen to speak the line. The line was criticized by feminists and became a pop-culture catchphrase for "annoying" narcissistic behavior.
In 1990, Procter & Gamble Taiwan launched a new advertising campaign surrounding its new Pantene Pro-V formula, a combining of Pantene's vitamin formula and P&G's 2-in-1 technology. Pantene Pro-V was first introduced in Taiwan and a year later in the US and globally. Research results, compiled from markets around the world, led P&G to hypothesize that health positioning might provide the basis for a new worldwide hair care franchise. The research indicated that: Women believed the ideal standard for hair is "healthy". Women considered their own hair damaged. Women believed that shine signaled health. Pro-vitamin formulation provided real support for claims. Advertising was developed around a health positioning and customized at the local level with the tagline, "Hair So Healthy It Shines." The new product, Pantene Pro-V was introduced in newly designed cylindrical shaped bottles. There were four lead countries involved in Pantene's Pro-V launch. Each communicated a different piece of the strategy and execution elements, as follows
By 1994, following its launch in 55 countries, Pantene was the #1 hair care brand around the world with sales reaching over $1 billion. By 1996, it was still leading in 78 countries and by 1998, it was the leading shampoo in 90 countries. Pantene was advertised as approved by Swiss Vitamin Institute.
Currently, Pantene is widely available in much of the world. Priyanka Chopra and Selena Gomez are the current global ambassadors for Pantene. Pantene ambassadors for specific countries include Nolwenn Leroy for Pantene France, Anushka Sharma for Pantene India, Urassaya Sperbund for Pantene Thailand, K-pop idols Yuri and Seohyun of Girls' Generation for Pantene Southeast Asia, Gabbi Garcia for Pantene Singapore and Philippines, Ellie Goulding for Pantene Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom, Farah Ann Abdul Hadi for Pantene Malaysia and Brunei, Maudy Ayunda and Raline Shah for Pantene Indonesia, Tini Stoessel for Pantene Argentina and Latin America (in Latin America it was renamed in PanTini), Gisele Bündchen for Pantene Brazil, Ana Brenda for Pantene Mexico, Stephanie Cayo for Pantene Peru, Evgenia Medvedeva for Pantene Russia and Neslihan Atagül & Demet Özdemir for Pantene Turkey.
From June 2006 to December 2018, Pantene and the Entertainment Industry Foundation operated the Pantene Beautiful Lengths' charity campaign in the United States, which allowed individuals to donate hair for women who lost their own due to cancer treatment.
In 2021, during an advertising campaign, the brand featured a young trans girl with her parents, a lesbian couple.
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