Pros and cons of focusing on skincare

What are the pros and cons of focusing your clinic exclusively on skincare solutions, and thereby overlooking other potential categories such as lashes, brows, waxing, nails, and tanning? This was the first of six questions discussed in depth at the 12th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable: The Skin Specialists. Our business professionals included Natalie Arakelian from […]

Industry Roundtable 12: The Skin Specialists

The Skin Specialists joined forces for the 12th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable. The most experienced and knowledgeable suppliers and salon professionals got together at the stunning Public Dining Room at Balmoral Beach to discuss indepth all things skin related. Up for discussion by our panel of experts was specialising in skincare, choosing a skincare range, […]

Salon profile: Sanctuary Skincare

Natasha Lee ditched her corporate role for beauty therapy more than 15 years ago and never looked back. The busy, working mum-of-three catches up with Professional Beauty to share what life is like as owner of Sanctuary Skincare, an advanced skin clinic and beauty salon in Neutral Bay. Tell us about Sanctuary Skincare? “I have […]

On Being Franc

One of Sydney’s best-kept beauty secrets, Miss Franc is quickly earning a reputation for the art of beauty and balance. Artist and cosmetic clinician, clinic owner and founder, Francine Ithier is passionate about symmetry, structure and real skin health with a particular penchant for lips – and Instagram is loving her for it. Design: The […]

MAGAP Awards almost here

The night of nights for professional makeup artists is almost here. The MAGAP (Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific) Awards, which has been created to honour all genres of makeup artists under one framework, will take place on Sunday, November 3 at View By Sydney, Walsh Bay. People from all genres of the makeup world including […]

Taiwan on trend

This year’s Taiwan International Beauty Show was back bigger and better than before. Professional Beauty experienced first-hand the latest in organic beauty, sustainable skincare, colour-changing cosmetics, innovative tech – and of course, countless sheet masks. The 2019 Taiwan International Beauty Show was another huge success. Organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development (TAITRA), the expo […]

Beauty Escape: Beitou hot springs

Hot springs have been renowned for their rejuvenating and therapeutic properties for thousands of years. While in Taiwan, Professional Beauty got to experience firsthand their sublime but stinky benefits. Taiwan, often referred to as ‘the Hot Spring Kingdom’, is ranked among the world’s top 15 hot spring sites. One of the most popular hot spring […]

Style File: Nuggett McCabe

Celebrity film and TV makeup artist, Nuggett McCabe, recently launched a natural, organic, vegan, botanical-based, anti-ageing skincare range, Nuggett x Charlie, named after her late, much loved pug. She shared with Professional Beauty a few of her fave things that keep her healthy, happy and ageing gracefully. Fave Instagram accounts: @pugloversclub and @amourducake Signature looks: […]

Salon view: Stephanies

Stephanies is celebrating a milestone: 25 years in operation. Professional Beauty catches up with owner and founder, Stephanie Shepherd, to chat about growing her successful business from a two-room salon to five luxury day spas and a head office. How did Stephanies start? “Stephanies Natural Beauty was established in 1994 in Camp Hill Brisbane. Back […]

Salon view: Smooth as Millk

Millk was established 15 years ago by three men: Simon Barnes, Anthony Savva and Peter Laburn. Michelle Ruzzene catches up with director and manager Simon to find out how they overcame gender norms to run a thriving beauty business. Tell us about Millk? “We first started the business as a boutique spa and beauty salon […]

Salon profile: Renaissance Nails and Beauty

Renee Grant owns and operates a boutique home nail and beauty salon in the ACT. We catch up with her to talk about her thriving business, Renaissance Nails and Beauty. Tell us about Renaissance Nails and Beauty? “Renaissance Nails & Beauty was established in 2014. Up until that point I had been working in a […]

CEO insights: stronger together

QUESTION: In addition to the supplier and salon partnership, what other joint efforts can support a beauty business in their journey, whether it’s commercial or not for profit? Highlight the value of forming business partnerships. This was the final of six questions discussed in depth at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, focused on CEO […]

Sound advice

QUESTION: They say it is lonely at the top. Identify one individual in your beauty industry career who you can turn to during challenging times. Also, what approach do you adopt in nurturing special talent within your business ranks? This was the fifth of six questions discussed in depth at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry […]

Level playing field

QUESTION: As history has repeatedly shown, leaving the executive suite to have children, can be a career killer, even in the female dominated beauty industry. How do we ensure women remain in line for promotions and career advancements? This was the fourth of six questions discussed indepth at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable. Salon […]

‘Safe’ skincare focus in Taiwan

The Taiwan Beauty International Show, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), will be held at Taipei World Trade Centre from September 19 to September 21. This year, there will be a focus on skincare that is “safe, natural, and friendly for consumers,” Mickey Lin, trade officer for the Taiwan Trade Centre, Sydney, […]

Future gazing

QUESTION: What measures should a beauty business instigate now in order to be best prepared for the challenges beyond 2020? This was the third of six questions discussed in depth at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together at Bel & Brio, Barangaroo, to talk all things business related. […]


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