Jingle Tills, Jingle Tills

The lead-up to Xmas is undoubtedly the busiest time of the year for most retailers – in fact many generate more than 50 percent of their annual profit during this period. And although many beauty salons don’t even consider themselves ‘retailers’, they are, and there is no reason why they can’t adopt similar strategies to […]

Oz shoe designer steps into makeup market

Mary-Kyri, one of Australia’s most famous shoe designers, is taking her first steps into the beauty market with the launch of Elektra Skin. Mary-Kyri, whose high-fashion shoes have been worn by the likes of Kylie Minogue, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Arena and Kristen Stewart, created the makeup collection to give users “plastic surgery […]

Tickets to The Show go on sale

Tickets are now on sale for Australia’s “ultimate professional makeup, hair and beauty event”  ‒ The Show Sydney. Vistitors to The Show at The International Convention Centre in Sydney on February 8 and 9, ticket holders will have access to “ world-class makeup, hair and beauty experts” as well as the opportunity “to purchase some […]

Lutronic introduces Genius

Korean-based aesthetic laser company, Lutronic, has launched the world’s “most advanced RF (radio frequency) microneedling technology”. According to Lutronic, which is distributed in Australia by Advanced Cosmeceuticals, the Genius is a “revolutionary device that marks a new paradigm in RF energy delivery”. “This device provides an intelligent RF delivery platform for lasting, unparalleled skin rejuvenation […]

Coty buys majority stake in Kylie

Coty Inc, the American multinational which owns over 70 beauty brands including Covergirl and Rimmel London, has bought a majority stake in Kylie Jenner Cosmetics for US$600 million. Announcing the acquisition of the 51 percent stake, Coty said the company has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with the social media star “in order to […]

‘Happy Face’ set to top list of 2020 beauty trends

A new dermal filler treatment called ‘Happy Face’ is set to become one of the most popular beauty treatments next year, according to Australian Skin Clinics. The company has just launched the treatment, which promises “lower-face rejuvenation” with injections to “down-turned lips and the deep marionette lines that run from the corners of the mouth […]

Artisan opens 10th branded salon

Artisan Aesthetic Salons has celebrated its first Birthday with the opening of its 10th branded salon in Australia. Officially launched by the Vita Group last November, Artisan now has 17 clinics (ten branded and seven non-branded) across four states – and has already treated more than 32,000 clients. The company’s newest clinic, located in the […]

Researchers create melanoma vaccine

Researchers have developed a nano-vaccine to prevent melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Published in Nature Nanotechnology, The Tel Aviv University study successfully prevented the development of melanoma, and successfully treated melanoma metastases, in mice. Lead scientist Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, head of the Laboratory for Cancer Research and Nanomedicine at TAU, said the study has shown for the […]

NARS bans badger hair

After PETA, the world’s largest animal rights organisation shared a video exposé of China’s badger-brush industry with NARS Cosmetics, the Shiseido subsidiary will no longer use badger-hair in its makeup brushes. Commenting on NARS addition to PETA’s list of more than 90 companies which  have banned the use of badger hair in their products (mainly […]

Amy Jean celebrates 15th Birthday

Amy Jean celebrated 15 years as ‘Arch Angel to the stars’ with beauty media and influencers at Sydney’s InterContinental Hotel last week. Amy Jean, whose long list of celebrity clients includes Dannii Minogue, Delta Goodrem and  Holly Valance, invited her guests to enjoy a complementary henna brow tint or keratin lash lift in the hotel’s […]

Shella wins MAGAP of the Year

Shella Martin was named 2019 Makeup Artist of the Year at the second annual Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (MAGAP) awards in Sydney on Sunday night (November 3) Speaking after her win, Shella said she was honoured to win the major award and five category awards. “My journey started as a little girl collecting hundreds […]

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