Industry Roundtable 11: CEO Insights

CEO Insights was the agenda discussed in depth at the eleventh Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together at Bel & Brio, Barangaroo, to talk all things business. Up for discussion was the role of the CEO, successful tips for ‘working on the business and not in the business’, preparing for […]

Salon View: SkinSmart

Five years ago Dr Bruce Williamson and his wife started SkinSmart Medical after moving his lasers from his skin cancer practice to his new cosmetic premises across the road. He catches up with Professional Beauty to talk about his thriving Balgowlah business. Tell us about SkinSmart: “I have worked in skin cancer medicine for nearly […]

Salon Profile: The Skin Boutique

Vicky Moini always envisioned a clinic that offered effective treatment solutions for a wide range of skin concerns. Six years ago, she and her husband opened The Skin Boutique. Vicky catches up with Professional Beauty to talk about working with clients on their journey to better skin. Tell us about The Skin Boutique: “The Skin […]

Style File: Steffanie Strazzere

Steffanie Strazzere is one of four extremely talented professional makeup artists hand-picked by Kat Von D herself to be part of the The Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective. The internationally published travelling makeup artist and self-confessed cat lover caught up with Professional Beauty when she touched down in Sydney for a whirlwind 48 hours […]

Brand Personality

QUESTION: It has been said that buying Australian also means buying into the Australian way and culture. What brand personality do Australian beauty products feature that sets them apart from others? This was the sixth and final question discussed in depth at the tenth Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, focused on Australian Made Beauty, at the […]

Why brand authenticity is crucial

QUESTION: At Cosmoprof Asia in Hong Kong last November, a significant number of beauty brands exhibiting in the Australian pavilion had little or no presence in our own salon environment. What can be done to make sure Australian made brands are best represented when selling on an international stage? This was discussed in depth at […]

Tender Loving Beauties

Volunteer group Tender Loving Beauties founded by Nicola Le Lievre, owner of In Therapy in Red Hill, help sick or disadvantaged adults and children feel happier by offering them some much needed TLC. We caught up with Nicola to hear more about how she’s giving back to the community. Who are Tender Loving Beauties, and […]

InnerSense Beauty & Day Spa

Sonya Annesley grew up in the tiny town of Caragabal with plans to work on the family farm, but fate led her into beauty. The inspiring working mum shares what life is like in her Engadine salon, InnerSense Beauty & Day Spa. When was InnerSense established? “After growing my business from home for many years, […]

Research and innovation behind Oz beauty brands

QUESTION: Australia is renowned for its high quality manufacturing standards, but how can salon owners be confident that the research and innovation behind Australian beauty products is consistently as good, if not better, than cosmetic powerhouses such as the USA and Germany? This was one of six questions discussed in depth at the tenth Professional […]

Australian native hero ingredients

QUESTION: With one of the most botanically diverse but also harshest environments in the world, Australian beauty products are created and formulated with our lifestyle in mind, and tailored to our specific needs. Identify one hero ingredient from an Australian beauty product and explain its merits. This was one of six questions thrown to our […]

Pure Fiji Day Spa

Known for their natural beauty, Pacific Islanders discovered early on the power of exotic drift nuts and flowering plants. Co-founder Gaëtane Austin shares what salon life is like in Suva City, Fiji, at the Pure Fiji Day Spa. Tell us about the Pure Fiji Day Spa? “The Pure Fiji Day Spa opened in 2004 and […]

Celebrity impact on Oz beauty

In recent times Australian celebrities have launched beauty brands on an international stage. Examples include Miranda Kerr with KORA, Jess Hart with Luma, Zoe Foster Blake with Go-To, and so on. Is this trend helping the Australian beauty market by raising awareness world wide? Or is it a hindrance by taking away consumer spend from […]

Hawkesbury Hideaway

Located on-site at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, Villa Thalgo is set within eight hectares of manicured gardens and is positioned to catch a gentle breeze and breathtaking view. Professional Beauty catches up with spa manager Steven Cook. How did you get into beauty? “My background has always been in hospitality and 10 years ago I […]

Consumer perceptions

How does your salon clientele currently regard Australian beauty products? Has there been a shift in Australian consumer perception toward home-grown products over the past decade? These questions kicked off the tenth Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together to discuss all things Aussie made, owned and manufactured. The Professional Beauty […]

Beauty Down Under

Australian Made Beauty was the topic of the tenth Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together to discuss all things Aussie made, owned and manufactured. Our thought leaders left no stone unturned when it came to talking about Australian beauty products, consumer perceptions, celebrity impact on the professional market, local hero […]

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