Ultraceuticals takes on Europe

Ultraceuticals has secured a distribution agreement with one of Ireland’s leading skincare distributors, Renaissance Products, in a move that will see it enter the European market for the first time. Announcing the signing of the distribution deal, Ultraceuticals CEO Karen Wilkin-Donachie said the company’s products would land in Ireland this month. “We are proud to […]

Talent shines in Queensland

More than 500 beauty professionals showed off their skills in the Sunshine Pro Series Competitions at the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo last week. According to Expo founder and manager Jason Greenhalgh, makeup, hair, nail, and lash competitors were a major success as entrants tested their skills and went “ head-to-head for great prizes, and […]

New products hitting Beauty Expo Australia

The 2019 edition of Beauty Expo Australia is only three weeks away. More than 300 leading and boutique brands will be showcasing the latest and greatest in products, technology and innovation. Here’s just a few of the new products being launched on the expo floor on August 24 and 25 at the ICC 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. […]

Oz brow artist takes on world

Australian brow artist Suzie McIntosh has just returned from Los Angeles where she co-hosted a master class for over 50 brow artists. Suzie, who owns Suzie McIntosh Brows salons in Melbourne and Sydney, said the masterclass attracted brow artists “from all over the world including Sweden, the UK, Europe and even Australia”. After successfully running […]

Dr Irene Prantalos reveals her inspiration

Founder of Salubre, Dr Irene Prantalos chats about her skincare journey. Tell us what inspired you to establish Salubre? “It’s been a long journey for me and to be honest my intention was somehow find a way to manage the psoriasis that had become a beast in itself.  Once I completed my studies and opened […]

Brisbane Expo attracts 7000

The 5th annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo entertained, inspired and educated nearly 7000 industry professionals from around Australia on Sunday and Monday (July 28 and 29). According to Expo founder and manager Jason Greenhalgh, the event attracted 80 exhibitors as well as the ‘best-of-the-best’ industry experts and educators such as Estelle Oliveri, Megan Farquharson, […]

Education on show in Sydney

The countdown is on – there are now only 25 days until the doors to Australia’s biggest beauty expo open on August 24. As beauty professionals look forward to discovering all the latest beauty products and technology on display at the two-day event, organisers stress that they should add ‘education’ on their list of reasons […]

Sephora opens in New Zealand

Four and a half years after opening its first retail store in Australia, Sephora (which has 1900 stores worldwide) has opened its first store in New Zealand. Owned by LVMH, the mega beauty retailer opened the 450 square metre store at 152 Queen St in the heart of Auckland on July 20. Although the store […]

A Timely Appointment

Leading aesthetic industry entrepreneur Deb Farnworth-Wood, founder of the Australian Skin Clinics franchise, reveals how she built a $70 million business and talks about her latest achievement – her appointment to the board of Timely appointment software. She will be the first to tell you the journey hasn’t been easy. Here she shares her most […]

The Bio Beauty Concept

Bio Beauty Concepts founder  Talya Bergmann reveals how to be a business standout. By Anita Quade Tell us why you set up Bio Beauty Concepts? “We have been the exclusive distributors for Bio Sculpture Gel for over 20 years, and loved offering a brand with such a positive beauty conscience, so we started to look […]

ACCS warns that accidental blindness from fillers is on the rise

The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS), the nation’s peak professional body for cosmetic medicine and surgery, has warned consumers that “walk-in-walk-out cosmetic procedures” carry risks such as permanent blindness. ACCS president Dr Irene Kushelew said nearly 200 cases of accidental blindness have now been reported globally from botched filler procedures – this is almost […]

Brisbane set to shine this weekend

More than 7500 industry professionals are expected to attend the 5th annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo this Sunday and Monday (July 28-29). According to organisers, the two-day event is shaping up to be the biggest beauty event ever staged in Queensland – and “one of the largest hair and beauty events in the country”. Expo […]

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 & […]

Cryomed holds training conference

Cryomed held a jam-packed, two-day training session at Pullman Sydney Airport. More than 40 people attend the informative seminar, hosted by well-known author and clinical aesthetic expert Andrew Hansford, who flew in from the UK for the event. The main aim of the two-day intensive training was to introduce attendees to Skin Perfusion from FILLMED […]

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