Relaxing makes for better waxing

Health and safety is a top priority in the beauty business. Jax Wax  National Training Manager Michele Hetherington reveals her tips on how to look after physical health. Work health and safety (WHS) is an integral component of the beauty industry. Employers have a responsibility to provide both their staff and clients with a safe […]

Blainey North talks trends

Looking for some inspiration to update your salon interior? Anita Quade chats to the Australian interior designer to the A-list Blainey North about her inspiration. What was your inspiration for the All Saints Clinic in Double Bay? “Unexpected moments of beauty created via the subtle complexities of reflection was our primary idea behind the reinvention […]

Relaxing makes for better waxing

Health and safety is a top priority in the beauty business. National Training Manager Jax Wax Australia Michele Hetherington reveals her tips on how to look after physical health. Work health and safety (WHS) is an integral component of the beauty industry. Employers have a responsibility to provide both their staff and clients with a safe […]

Sophie Monk’s beauty secrets

This Australian celebrity and television host has just launched her limited edition range of makeup for MCoBeauty including her favourite lip glosses and eyeshadow palette. She chats to Anita Quade about her beauty rituals and her skincare regime. My one daily beauty ritual is… “Applying lip gloss! Seriously, I am addicted and that is one […]

The Science in Skincare

When Davines decided to release Skin Regimen they worked with neuroscientist and Mind-Body Expert Dr Claudia Aguirre to help develop the range. On a visit to Sydney she chats to Anita Quade about her inspiration. Tell us about how you became a neuroscientist and Mind-Body Expert.“I am from LA and I went to UCLA and […]

Beauty Goals

A new survey has found women are in constant search of beauty with many admitting they would go to any lengths to achieve their version of perfection. We take a look at the recent findings. Almost half of young Australian women are prepared to do almost anything to look beautiful, according to new research. Conducted […]

Elleebana’s rising popularity

The trend for lifted lashes and extensions continues to dominate the beauty sphere. It’s already been a massive year for Elleebana.  Their lash lift products are seemingly everywhere and still rising in popularity.  They’ve just hosted #browqueen, Kelley Baker, on an Australian Tour, their training courses are ever expanding for their team of Master Trainers […]

What makes a successful salon owner?

Being a business owner is hard work. Lisa Conway, business coach and author of Your Salon Team: the salon owners guide to finding, motivating and keeping great staff  looks at patience versus persistence to succeed as an entrepreneur. In business you need to be many things. It’s a tough gig. I think every one of […]

Career – How I Got Here

Founder of Jax Wax Tina Copland reveals her business journey to Anita Quade. Tell us what inspired you to launch Jax Wax Australia?  “Jax Wax was started when my husband and I decided that we no longer wanted to be just employees after returning from living in the USA. When we got back to Australia, […]

Stop Fearing Cancellation Fees

Are you tired of the serial no-show and the last minute canceller that can cripple a business and cost huge amounts of money? Founder and Director of Caronlab Australia Lilliane Caron takes a look at steps to put in place. Most of us have probably got a cancellation policy in place in some way or […]

Education Driven

AST National Education and Product Development Manager Joanne Healy reveals how education is key to business success. Joanne tell us how you started out in the beauty industry? “I began my beauty therapy adventure in 2002 because of my love for makeup and working with people to help them feel better about themselves. This is […]

Spring Your Skin Into Action

Spring is here, and with it an increase in temperature, humidity, sun exposure and allergens. Matoyla Kollaras, managing director of Skin Factors, reveals how to prepare your clients for the months ahead. A new season, can cause changes to the skin’s overall health and appearance. Furthermore, it is also a more challenging time for skin […]

The Slimming Effect

The latest device taking the technology world by storm is MM Slim. Mike Matkovcik reveals the lowdown on the latest advancement that is winning over clients and Hollywood celebrities. Can you imagine doing 20,000 situps or squats in 30 minutes? Well now there is new technology which is taking the world by storm. It’s called MM […]

7 Reasons to formalise your client consultations

Comprehensive client consultations help you to understand their goals and expectations and gives them more insight as to what they can expect from this and future appointments. Alyssa McArley, marketing manager at Kitomba Salon & Spa Software reveals how to formalise the process. Formalising your consultation process using forms can help you and your clients […]

The High Brow

The rise and rise of bold brows and eyelash extensions are accounting for a huge slice of the beauty market with salon owners keen to specialise in the booming trend. In the past decade many beauty salons dedicated solely to eyebrows and lashes have started popping up offering a service menu to women ranging from […]

Going Green

As the benefits of hemp derived CBD in skincare forges ahead Anita Quade chats to Dr Adele Hosseini from ASX-listed medicinal cannabis company Bod Australia about the latest research findings. The medicinal benefits of cannabis have long been heralded around the globe – but more and more companies are looking to release CBD products to guard […]

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