Early-bird ticket sales open for BEAUTY & SPA Insiders

Hordes of salon owners and managers, clinicians, cosmetic nurses and beauty-industry spectators have had May 25 penciled in their diary since the announcement of the 2020 BEAUTY & SPA Insiders event. And now, early-bird ticket sales and registration are officially open. Those that register early  for the highly anticipated event will secure their ticket for […]

The make-up maestro

This year the Australian College of Makeup and Special Effects (ACMUSE) celebrates 40 years of educating and training makeup artists. Scott Lattimer chats to Anita Quade about the masterstroke of beauty. Tell us how you got into the beauty industry intitially? I arrived in Australia from England in 1999, and was offered an artist in residence […]

Upskilling for beauty graduates

With an estimated 50,000 high school graduates looking to train in the beauty industry in the coming year, research shows that salon owners are looking to employ graduates who are not only well-versed in beauty skills, but also have a fundamental understanding of how business works. “I think it is important for all new therapists to […]

Pros and cons of focusing on skincare

What are the pros and cons of focusing your clinic exclusively on skincare solutions, and thereby overlooking other potential categories such as lashes, brows, waxing, nails, and tanning? This was the first of six questions discussed in depth at the 12th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable: The Skin Specialists. Our business professionals included Natalie Arakelian from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is the role of the CEO?

QUESTION: In today’s business environment, companies cannot settle for incremental improvement. They must periodically undergo performance transformations to get and stay on top. In driving this transformation, what is the role of the CEO, and how does that differ from the management team? This question kicked off the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers […]

Real Talk – all your salon needs

The Real Talk business education event is fast approaching, and the extensive line-up means you’ll learn everything you need to truly elevate your hair salon business. The diverse agenda has experts to talk about topics that cover everything from retail hacks, problem solving, entrepreneurship, mentorship, technology, social media and so much more. You can check […]

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 […]

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 […]

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