ATO sets deadline for salons to switch to myGovID

If your salon uses the ATO’s Business Portal, there are some changes ahead you need to be aware of and prepared for. On 27 March, the ATO and 26 other government agencies will retire the decade-old AUSkey and the Manage ABN Connections login credentials. This means anyone who uses the ATO’s Business Portal or a […]

The impact of Coronavirus on Australian salons

With 14 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Australia – and many more suspected cases currently in quarantine – salons and clinics across the country are weighing up the most effective methods of dealing with the risk, while also creating a safe environment for both their staff and customers. Given that Coronavirus is extremely contagious, spreading […]

BLC Cosmetics announced as distributor of HydroPeptide

BLC Cosmetics has announced their appointment as exclusive distributor of HydroPeptide, a long-time favourite of beauty clinicians and consumers alike. Established in 2004 in Washington, USA, and available in Australia since 2012, the cosmeceutical professional and retail skincare brand is used and sold in approximately 100 salons and spas across the country. Founded on the […]

Sephora flaunts new brands

Sephora Australia opened the ground floor of Sydney’s Town Hall last Thursday to showcase its bevvy of brands to celebrities, influencers and media guests alike.  Hosted by founders and educators from over 30 brands – including Foreo, Murad, Becca, Tarte, Biossance, Dior and Votary – The Sephora Edit gave guests the chance to learn about […]

Nail salons under fire over rise in infections

According to the Australian Podiatry Association (APA), podiatrists are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of patients with fungal and bacterial infections, and they believe these have been caused by unhygienic conditions at nail salons. Joe Brooks, a podiatrist and director of the APA, told ABC Radio that he and his peers are alarmed […]

Protect your salon from cybercrime

Technology has made it possible to run our salons more efficiently, with everything from online booking systems, bookkeeping software and payment apps making it possible to keep our business ticking over. That said, our reliance on technology also opens us to certain security risks. According to the Australian Government Department of Communications, the average cost […]

How-to: digital marketing at Beauty Melbourne

Salon owners, rejoice! Victoria’s premier beauty expo is only months away, and it’s gearing up to be a  meeting of the most revered in the business. Twenty Look ‘N’ Learn-style education sessions and hands-on workshops will be at the industry’s fingertips, led by renowned experts in the beauty industry who will be sharing their tips […]

Government assistance for fire-affected salons

Salons that have been affected by the recent bushfires will be eligible for grants and low-interest loans, it was announced this week. The Federal Government has offered some reprieve to businesses, releasing details of top-up grants of up to $50,000 tax-free, and low-interest loans of up to $500,000 to businesses that have lost significant assets […]

Cryomed Aesthetics launches the TESLAChair

Cryomed Aesthetics has released the TESLAChair onto the market, highlighting its success in treating incontinence in a non-invasive, dignified manner. The TESLAChair was developed for treating weakened pelvic floor muscles and urinary incontinence using special Functional Magnetic Stimulation (FMS) technology. The pulsed magnetic field generated by the device causes the muscles of the pelvic floor […]

1 in 3 small business owners suffer depression

According to a recent survey by not-for-profit organisation Beyond Blue, one in three small business owners report having experienced high stress and depression. “It’s mainly due to working long hours, social isolation, customer demands, cash flow issues and conflicting demands between home and work,” said Georgie Harman, CEO of Beyond Blue. “Small business owners have […]

The new gift card laws

There’s a good chance that your salon is seeing a lot of gift cards being presented at check-out this month, given the number of people who would have received them over the Christmas period. In fact, according to a joint study by the Australian Merchants Payment Forum (AMPF) and the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), the […]

TEMPTU launches revolutionary airbrush

When it comes to their tools, make-up artists can be fiercely loyal. So it’s no easy feat to launch something new into a market as competitive and cut-throat as this one. But that’s exactly what Temptu has done with their new-to-market, revolutionary airbrush, Temptu Air. The portable, handheld make-up device allows for an even, flawless […]

Beauty behind bars

When perusing candidates’ CVs, it’s not often that salon owners will discover an interviewee’s qualification was completed…in jail. And yet, that’s exactly what’s happening at Perth’s Bandyup Women’s Prison. The Beauty Spot salon – which was built by inmates who gained bricklaying qualifications in jail – opened last month and its aim is to equip […]

Sophie Monk shares her top beauty tricks

Australian celebrity and television host Sophie Monk has just launched her limited edition range of makeup for MCoBeauty, including her favourite lip glosses and eyeshadow palette. She chats to Anita Quade about her beauty rituals and her skincare regime.   My one daily beauty ritual is… “Applying lip gloss! Seriously, I am addicted and that […]


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