Brisbane Expo set to shine for 6000 visitors

Six thousand hair and beauty professionals are expected to attend the third annual Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo this month to ‘experience the latest in education, products, techniques, equipment and entertainment’.

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Cancer charity urges women to ditch cosmetic ‘junk’

A UK campaign urging women to ‘ditch the junk’ in cosmetics to lower their risk of breast cancer has been condemned by the cosmetics industry.

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Babor revamps Australian website

Babor Australia has launched a ‘new and much improved’ website to improve ‘customer usability and experience’.

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Three makeup trends to watch out for

Belinda Carli, the director of Australia’s Institute of Personal Care Science, reveals three cosmetic trends destined to win the hearts and dollars of your clients in the coming months. 

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US study finds cosmetics are not as safe as most people think

Cosmetics on sale in the US are not as safe as most people think, according to a new study by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Makeup fans boycott Nars Cosmetics

Nars makeup lovers around the world have threatened to boycott the brand over its decision to begin testing its products on animals.

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Filthy rich – and ‘blooming’ charitable

Jellaine Dee, the founder of Cherry Blooms and one of the ‘stars’ of SBS’s ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ docu-series, is tapping into the ‘lipstick economy’ to help raise funds for street kids.

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Brisbane therapist wins $1500 holiday

Brisbane-based beauty therapist Hazel Neilon has won a $1500 holiday in Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ biggest ever competition in Australia.

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Australia ranked in world’s Top 10 for beauty expenses

Australia has been ranked the sixth most expensive country for beauty products and services in the 2017 Beauty Price Index.

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Expo offers a beautiful education

Apart from displaying thousands of new products, Beauty Expo Australia will give beauty professionals the chance to upgrade their knowledge and skills with an extensive education program.

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Cosmoprof Asia launches ‘show within show’

Following its record-breaking success last year, Cosmoprof Asia will be introducing Cosmopack Asia, a ‘show within the show’, at this year’s event.

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Victoria shares her secrets across the Tasman

Victoria Curtis, the founder and CEO of Curtis Cosmetics, hosted the brand’s fourth annual New Zealand Retailer Conference in Auckland this month.

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Beauty Expo returns to Darling Harbour

Beauty Expo Australia will return to its Darling Harbour home at a brand new venue, the International Convention Centre Sydney, next month with “a bevy of exciting brands and new products to see, sample, and shop”.

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Hyde Park College moves into Adelaide

Thirty two years after first opening its doors in Adelaide, Hyde Park College of Skin and Body Therapy has moved to bigger and better premises in the centre of the city.

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Australian online beauty retailer has added 20 leading makeup brands – including popular salon brands Youngblood, Jane Iredale and Clarins – to its offering.

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L’Oréal proves it’s worth it – again  

L’Oréal Paris has been named the most valuable personal care brand in the 2017 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking

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Sephora takes bigger slice of Oz beauty pie

Less than three years after opening its first store in Australia, French cosmetic retailer Sephora will open its ninth store this month.

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Body Shop calls for global ban on animal testing

The Body Shop has launched a campaign in partnership with Cruelty Free International calling for a global ban on cosmetics animal testing by 2020.

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