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 […]

WA salons caught underpaying staff

A government-led compliance campaign has been carried out, focused on small businesses in the nail and beauty industry in Western Australia. As part of the compliance campaign, 50 nail and beauty salons had their employment records analysed by industrial inspectors to ensure that employees were being paid correctly and that the mandatory employment records were […]

Man impersonated nurse, injected patients

New South Wales man Scott McLennan has been convicted and fined $15,000 following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra). McLennan was found guilty of impersonating a nurse while working at a Western Australian cosmetic clinic, where he carried out procedures, including administering injectables, to clients between August and November 2018. He […]

Alya Skin launches at sea

Alya Skin launched their newest product in true Sydney style, hosting an exclusive soiree on the water. Keen to give the first glimpse of Alya Skin’s new Foaming Micellar Cleanser the ceremony it deserved, brand owners James Hachem and Manny Barbas invited 80 of Sydney’s most influential guests and media to trade their stilettos for […]

SkinCeuticals’ CUSTOM D.O.S.E on TIME magazine’s ‘Best Inventions’ list

SkinCeuticals’ CUSTOM D.O.S.E – a personalised skincare technology – has been named on Time’s annual list of the 100 Best Inventions. The serum, which features 12 unique ingredients proven to address the look of skin discolouration and visible signs of ageing, is offered once a skincare professional performs a diagnostic to determine which formula is […]

Salons cash in on Cyber Weekend sales

Australians were predicted to spend $5 billion in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, according to the National Retail Association (NRA). Yet midway through Friday afternoon, the NRA announced the sales event would likely exceed those targets. Once only enjoyed across the pond in America to signal the start of the Christmas season, the […]

Oz shoe designer steps into makeup market

Mary-Kyri, one of Australia’s most famous shoe designers, is taking her first steps into the beauty market with the launch of Elektra Skin. Mary-Kyri, whose high-fashion shoes have been worn by the likes of Kylie Minogue, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Arena and Kristen Stewart, created the makeup collection to give users “plastic surgery […]

Ecoya launches Christmas Collection

Ecoya celebrated the launch of its antipodean influenced Christmas Collection with a stunning cocktail party. Media and influencers gathered at Vaucluse Yacht Club where they sipped on champagne and frosé and dined on the freshest seafood while overlooking the water. A DJ provided beats while guests perused the latest collection that included candles and diffusers […]


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