La Bella Medispa in Parkes was announced the winner of Australian celebrity and model, Jennifer Hawkins’s latest initiative, the Jbronze Business Building Competition.

It may have only been launched less than six months ago, but Australian model and business woman Jennifer Hawkins’s tanning line, Jbronze is already a household name in the beauty industry.

And with a business success story like that, Hawkins has a lot to share with fellow beauty entrepreneurs. Her latest initiative, the Jbronze Business Building Competition, came from Hawkins’s genuine desire to help Australian small beauty businesses flourish.

The competition called on salons across Australia to trial the new Jbronze Professional range of salon tanning products for use in professional spray tanning systems, for their chance to win a business building package worth $40,000.

Launched in August 2014, the Jbronze Professional by Jennifer Hawkins range follows the success of Jbronze, a range of self-tanning foams, spray and creams for use at home.

“The Jbronze Business Building Competition evolved from wanting to support small home-grown businesses with more than just free product,” says Hawkins.

“I know the feeling of wanting to live out your dreams and this is how these small businesses start, from someone’s dream. I started Jbronze from the ground up, and through hard work and employing a great team, it has grown organically. So to be in a position to help out another business is a wonderful feeling.”

Recently announced, the lucrative award went to Parkes salon, La Bella Medispa, who will score business development support including a personal business mentor for 6 months, advertising spend, salon staff training, in-salon displays, PR and social media exposure, and gift packs for staff, as part of their prize.

“La Bella Medispa is so excited to have won this competition and is grateful to Jennifer and Jbronze for this amazing opportunity,” says La Bella Medispa owner Rebecca Miller.

“The prize will enable La Bella Medispa to grow and develop through business mentoring, increased awareness from newspaper advertorials and further training for our talented staff.”