Artisan opens 10th branded salon

Artisan Aesthetic Salons has celebrated its first Birthday with the opening of its 10th branded salon in Australia. Officially launched by the Vita Group last November, Artisan now has 17 clinics (ten branded and seven non-branded) across four states – and has already treated more than 32,000 clients. The company’s newest clinic, located in the […]

What makes a successful salon owner?

Being a business owner is hard work. Lisa Conway, business coach and author of Your Salon Team: the salon owners guide to finding, motivating and keeping great staff  looks at patience versus persistence to succeed as an entrepreneur. In business you need to be many things. It’s a tough gig. I think every one of […]

Career – How I Got Here

Founder of Jax Wax Tina Copland reveals her business journey to Anita Quade. Tell us what inspired you to launch Jax Wax Australia?  “Jax Wax was started when my husband and I decided that we no longer wanted to be just employees after returning from living in the USA. When we got back to Australia, […]

Stop Fearing Cancellation Fees

Are you tired of the serial no-show and the last minute canceller that can cripple a business and cost huge amounts of money? Founder and Director of Caronlab Australia Lilliane Caron takes a look at steps to put in place. Most of us have probably got a cancellation policy in place in some way or […]

Education Driven

AST National Education and Product Development Manager Joanne Healy reveals how education is key to business success. Joanne tell us how you started out in the beauty industry? “I began my beauty therapy adventure in 2002 because of my love for makeup and working with people to help them feel better about themselves. This is […]

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 […]

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 […]


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