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 eleventh Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers […]

Industry Roundtable 11: CEO Insights

CEO Insights was the agenda discussed in depth at the eleventh Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together at Bel & Brio, Barangaroo, to talk all things business. Up for discussion was the role of the CEO, successful tips for ‘working on the business and not in the business’, preparing for […]

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Alpha H launches Hyaluronic 8

Beauty media and influencers headed to Mosman for Alpha-H’s latest launch. The skincare company unveiled its Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 over a stunning breakfast at the Public Dining Room, overlooking the water at Mosman Beach. As guests dined on buttermilk pancakes, smashed avocado and smoked salmon, founder Michelle Doherty spoke about the latest offering, saying the […]

Responding to ‘skintellectualism’

QUESTION: We are entering an age of ‘skintellectualism,’ whereby consumers are adopting a much more investigative approach to their routines and educating themselves about the best ingredients for every stage. How are brands responding to this challenge? LEARNING: Education is key when it comes to both therapists and clients. Each client needs to be assessed […]

Technology concerns

QUESTION: One viewpoint is that the future of cosmetic dermatology, anti-aging, and wellness is reliant on advancements in technology, as it’s really about how we’re going to get these ingredients into the skin. What are your thoughts on this view? LEARNING: With great technology comes great responsibility. We have to ensure we don’t damage the […]

Marketing to Men

QUESTION: Considering the increased number of men’s skin care products – how do you see this market segment evolving over the coming years; both at the salon level via increased consumer demand, and the evolution of product offerings by beauty suppliers? LEARNING: Apart from some inherent differences, all skin is the same. Treatments and homecare […]

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