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. […]

Optimising productivity

QUESTION: Share some successful tips for working on the business and not in the business, especially when it comes to time management, coping with work-related stress, and optimising productivity. This was the second question posed to our guests at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together at Bel & […]

What is the role of the CEO?

QUESTION: In today’s business environment, companies cannot settle for incremental improvement. They must periodically undergo performance transformations to get and stay on top. In driving this transformation, what is the role of the CEO, and how does that differ from the management team? This question kicked off the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers […]

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 […]

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