Startups invited to ‘Switch it On’

The Startup Collective will be holding a two-day seminar in Sydney next month to help beauty industry start-ups turns their dreams into reality. According to the Collective,  the ‘Switch it On’ seminar is designed for people who want to launch their own beauty business/brand but don’t know where to start – as well as for […]

WNB buys True Solutions

Wellness and Beauty Solutions (WNB), the distributor of Jbronze, nailKALM and TANNED, has bought True Solutions International, the distributor of eight professional beauty brands, for $500,000. WNB currently distributes its “suite of owned and licensed wellness, beauty and lifestyle brands”, which will soon also include its new Elle Makeup, Elle Kids and Elle Baby ranges, […]

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 […]

French Academy opens in Oz

The French Beauty Academy has opened a new education facility set in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. The new facility has been designed to complement the existing campus in Brisbane and the Robina campus on the Gold Coast. Marketing Executive Shantelle Pross-vale said the campus was  a “cutting edge, vibrant, feminine space where students […]

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 […]

Inskin focuses on winning trio

 InSkin Cosmedics will be hosting its second annual “day of education, motivation and inspiration” in Sydney on August 26. To be held at Doltone House, the InFocus seminar will feature three leading industry speakers: Julie Piantadosi, a business coach who has transformed hair and beauty salons around the world, will host a mastermind session will […]

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 […]

The Pathway To Profit

Want to know what makes or breaks a business? CEO of BLC Cosmetics Nikki Somerset shares her insight and experiences. Three years ago Nikki asked herself – ‘How hard can it be?’ when she took up the helm at BLC Cosmetics. Tasked with transforming the business by modernising and driving a high-performance culture. She reveals what’s […]

Getting Certified

Deciphering the importance and meaning of medical certifications, listings and clearances by different international regulatory bodies can be overwhelming and often confusing. Brittany Vescio from Derma Aesthetics looks at the options. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is the regulatory authority that is responsible for the regulation of medical devices and products in Australia. When a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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