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 […]

10 reasons to visit Beauty Expo

With just six weeks to go until Australia’s biggest beauty expo opens its doors for two action-packed days in Sydney,  Beauty Expo Australia organisers have shared their top 10 reasons “why you won’t want to miss” this year’s event. There’s sweet savings for early birds Everybody loves a discount, and Beauty Expo’s early bird savings […]

Beauty Ink

After more than 15 years in the beauty industry Skintifix founder Robyn McAlpine has released her first book to share her secrets and inspire other entrepreneurs. By Anita Quade Tell us how you got into the beauty business? “I trained for my diploma back in 2005 after a lengthy inner battle of not feeling ‘girly’ […]

The Golden Rules of tax deductions

Mark Chapman, director of Tax Communications, H&R Block reveals how to be tax savvy. If you want to make a claim for work-related expenses, you need to follow the three golden rules: The expense must relate to your work You mustn’t have been reimbursed by your employer You must be able to prove that you […]

Jane Iredale’s beauty inspiration

She pioneered a holistic approach to beauty more than 25 years ago creating her self-titled range that promised skin benefits. Here Jane reveals what she has learnt on her journey. Biggest lesson I have learnt…is that we can make a difference, no matter how small. It all adds up to become a powerful movement. That’s […]

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 […]

The art of being socially seen

Effective social media is a must for all brands, so is your clinic making the most out of this advertising channel? Jenna Catalano reveals how to be socially seen. The power of social networking is stronger than ever with the number of active users expected to reach 3.02 billion by 2021, that’s around a third […]

How to get glowing skin

Taking care of your inner health has a huge influence on your skin. Chiza Westcarr from the Nutritional Skincare Academy reveals the science behind getting a glow. INNER HEALTH  The gut is home to the largest colonies of microbes, with the average healthy adult carrying up to 2kg of these tens of trillions of microorganisms, […]

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 […]

Are you ready for the Single Touch Payroll?

If you are a small employer, the way you report to the ATO is changing from 1 July this year. Assistant Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office John Shepherd explains. The introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP), which passed parliament in March, requires employers with 19 or fewer employees to start reporting their employees’ salaries and wages, […]

The Road To Success

Founder of Advanced Cosmeceuticals Catherine Biedermann reveals her beauty journey. Tell us where your passion for beauty mixed with business came from? “I have had a passion for business from quite a young age and actually started my first business at the age of 18. I am driven more about business and all that it […]

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 […]

How salon software can run your business

Is it time to update your online software for a seamless salon operation? CEO & Co-Founder of Shedul.com William Zequiri looks at how to maximise your efficiency. When my business partner and I set out to improve the salon booking process five years ago, we learned a staggering fact: 52 percent of salons and spas […]

Innovative Leader

Candela Managing Director Mathew Green shares his vision for a successful business and his road to success. Tell us how you came to be Managing Director of Candela “After a successful career in sales and then sales management with Candela, I was privileged to be promoted to Managing Director as the Australian, New Zealand 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 […]

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