Company Q&A


What is the history of Davines?

The Bollati family founded Davines in 1983 in Parma, Italy. It originally began as a research laboratory specializing in the manufacture of quality haircare and skincare products for cosmetic companies. The name "Davines" is a combination of the Bollati children's names, Davide and Stephania.

Where are Davines products made?

All Davines products are designed, formulated and manufactured at our headquarters and laboratories in Parma, Italy.

What is Davines' philosophy?

At Davines, we believe that the balance between beauty and sustainability, what we call "sustainable beauty", can improve our lives and the world around us. By creating "beauty" we want to encourage people to take care of themselves, the environment in which they live and work, what they love. For us, sustainability has to do with the responsibility we feel for ourselves, the people we work with, our customers, the world in which we live and work.

Does Davines use renewable energy?

At our carbon neutral Davines Village in Parma, Italy, where we manufacture our products, we exclusively power the factory and office using electrical and thermal energy derived from renewable sources. Every product that we formulate, design and produce is also made with clean energy.

Which products contain Slow Food ingredients?

Our Essential Haircare and SU lines both contain specific active ingredients sourced from Slow Food Presidia farms, a non-profit association that unites the spread of food culture, the defense of sustainability for humans and the environment.

Does Davines have a code of ethics?

"Davines does not aim to be the largest company in the world, but to be the most beautiful and the most ethical thanks to all." Davide Bollati, President of the Davines Group. In partnership with a philosophical counselor, Davines employees have designed and developed a collection of professional values, related to the behavior and ethics in the workplace, as well as to the way in which small gestures of everyday life can improve the workplace. Unlike a strict code, this "Carta Etica" contains no rules or instructions. We work daily to ensure that this cohesion of common values ​​echoes in the quality of our services. The Carta Etica has become central to our vision of beauty.

Does Davines test on animals?

No, The Davines Group does not test on animals. To discover more on our position please visit this page.

Is Davines a B Corporation?

The Davines Group has been a B Corporation since 2016. Read more about this certification here.

Product Knowledge

Can I get advice on how to choose the right Davines products for me?

The best way is to visit a Davines salon near you so a trained product stylist can play with your hair! Check out our Salon Locator to find your nearest Davines salon. Our blog, YouTube channel and Instagram also offer how-to videos, tips and trend information. At the top of our website, the dropdown menu for 'hair status' can also help navigate the right products for your hair needs.

Does Davines organize professional courses?

Yes we have professional education. Visit DavinesPro for more details on our courses.