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 […]

Ipsy unveils Betty Boop collection

Betty Boop, the world’s oldest “sass symbol”, has launched a cosmetics collection with Ipsy, the world’s largest beauty subscription brand. Created in 1930 by Max Fleischer for his ‘Talkartoons’ series, Betty starred in more than 100 cartoons and appeared in dozens of movies, television specials and commercials. Although Betty is now almost 90 years old her […]

L’Oréal unveils Next Generation

L’Oréal USA has announced the three winners of its 2019 Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards which celebrate female leaders who are building technologies that have the potential to revolutionise the beauty industry. The winners, who will receive US$25,000 each in grant funding, are: Mandi Nyambi and Lanya Olmsted, the co-founders of Baalm (an online […]

The most popular salon name has been revealed

The Beauty Box is the most popular salon name in the UK, according to a study of over 27,000 registered hairdressing and beauty businesses. Esme Loans analysed a list of 27,323 hairdressing and beauty businesses to discover that 134 businesses were named The Beauty Box. The second most popular name was Hollywood Nails with 102 businesses […]

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 […]

Frostbland turns 70

Frostbland celebrated its 70th birthday with an exclusive cocktail party in the Richard Wherrett Studio at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer Theatre. Ballroom dancers provided some action-packed entertainment while guests nibbled on canapes and sipped cocktails. Executive chairman Uri Ferster gave a speech at the event, explaining the history of the company and how it came to […]

Venus shines in Sydney

Venus Concept hosted a private dinner for 60 “media, prospects and clients” 305 metres above the Sydney CBD last week. As guests enjoyed the views as well as fine food and wine in the iconic Sydney Tower, they also learnt about Venus Concept’s“safe, non-invasive devices that address today’s most in-demand aesthetic needs” – and had […]

Sofia’s Choice

Sofia reveals her long journey to ‘living the dream’ running her own salon

Pink truck pitstop

To celebrate the launch of Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Jelly Cream, the Korean skincare brand held a series of pop up events in Melbourne and Sydney. A pink truck visited The Rocks, Westfield Chatswood, Federation Square and Highpoint Shopping Centre for an interactive event for the senses. Media were allowed to peruse the sectioned off […]

Murad reveals all

The prestige brand has revealed all the ingredients in its products

Inika Organic on show at NYFW

Inika Organic was delighted to once again been the only 100 percent natural beauty brand to be invited to NYFW to create makeup looks for the runway. The Australian brand worked with two designers who embrace cruelty-free and sustainable fashion; Jonathan Cohen and Chocheng. Both shows featuring Inika Organic makeup artistry were completely free from […]

Leading trio launch new Expo

Three of the world’s leading beauty exhibition organisers ‒ BolognaFiere, Informa Markets and Shanghai Baiwen Exhibition Co ‒ have joined forces to host the inaugural South China Beauty Expo. The new expo, which will be held at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from July 30 to August 1 next year, is being organised by […]

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