BEAUTY & SPA Insiders rescheduled

BEAUTY & SPA Insiders has been rescheduled to take place in Sydney on Monday 26 October 2020, the organisers announced today. The decision to reschedule the one-day summit co-hosted by Professional Beauty and  SPA+CLINIC  for salon, spa and clinic professionals has been taken in light of recent coronavirus (COVID-19) circumstances. The one-day summit will still […]

Beauty Melbourne postponed due to Coronavirus

Reed Events has announced that it will postpone Beauty Melbourne, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In the context of the current situation, and following public health advice, we have made the difficult but appropriate decision to postpone Beauty Melbourne, which was planned to be held from 28-29 March, until the second half of 2020,” said […]

Men’s go-to treatments

With salons reporting an increase in male customers, more and more beauty businesses are tailoring their offerings to suit the emerging male grooming market. While more Australian men are headed to the salon, a pattern is emerging when it comes to the treatments they favour. Laser or IPL hair removal New-age hair removal treatments like […]

Beauty therapist diagnosed with Coronavirus

Australian health authorities are fearing for the well-being of 40 people that may have been exposed to coronavirus at Gold Coast salon Hair Plus. The clients were treated by a beautician that has since been diagnosed with the virus. According to a representative for the salon, the 63-year-old woman has recently returned from Iran, and […]

BREAKING: Cosmoprof Bologna postponed due to Coronavirus concerns

UPDATE: Following the announcement of the Italian government’s emergency decrees to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the country and the measures that other countries in Europe, Asia and the US have taken, BolognaFiere SpA, the organiser of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has announced a further postponement of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2020. To protect the investment […]

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 […]


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