KING RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL
The Blue Worldwide Symbol for Salon Disinfection
Barbicide® traces its origins back to 1947 New York, where a science teacher named Maurice King first delveloped the disinfectant solution that would come to represent crystal blue clean in salon circles for more than 65 years. Maurice was determined to set a higher standard for cleanliness and his breakthrough formula-distributed in transparent stainless steel and glass jars would eliminate germs and fungus from combs, razors and other tools of the trade.
While other brands of disinfectants tend to fade, the brilliant blue Barbicide® always kept its color over time. Savvy barbers used this fact to their advantage, suspending combs in the stylish, blue liquid for customers to see. A recognized symbol of superior salon hygiene, Barbicide® is featured in the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian.
In 1988, Ben King took the mantle of his father’s company, King Research, extending the Barbicide® brand and product offerings. Today, King Research/BlueCo Brands is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company also develops hospital-grade disinfectants for a variety of industries, and offers a line of consumer products for everyday use
Since 2007 KING RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL with its headquarters in Reichertshofen, Germany, is supporting and strengthening Barbicide global presence in the European marketplace.
We are pleased to be able to offer our European customers the Barbicide product line delivered direct from our Germany based warehouse.
BARBICIDE – Because clean is always beautiful!