Keep your Instagram community strong while your doors are closed

A huge number of social media followers is nice sure, but really engaging with the ones you already have? Well, that’s invaluable. Consider this: your existing customers are not only supporting your Instagram account, they’re likely supporting your salon too. So nurturing them is going to go a long way to ensuring you still have […]

Rent relief for beauty salons

One of the biggest overheads for any beauty salon is likely to be rent. And with the Morrison government announcing last week that beauty salons had to close their doors, thousands of salon owners were left wondering how they were going to pay their landlords. While there isn’t a lot of good news for salon […]

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 […]

Demand for fat-dissolving injections on the rise

While dedication to exercise may help to melt fat away from certain  parts of the body, other areas – such as under the chin – can be more stubborn. As a result, the demand for fat-dissolving injections in Australian clinics has increased dramatically. “Fat-dissolving injections are an injectable drug that work by destroying the fat […]

Skin cancer signs all salon staff should know

While salon therapists are not doctors, they are often the first line of defence when it comes to skin health. That is, Australians tend to be more likely to be bare-skinned in a beauty salon than they are to go for a skin-cancer check at a specialist’s office. With that in mind, it’s imperative for […]

Is your salon manager sabotaging your team?

Having an effective manager at your spa is invaluable – they are your right-hand person, always putting the needs of the salon first, empowering and mentoring more junior staff and, in a perfect world, giving you a bit of a breather. And all managers know that their staff’s performance is an indication of how well […]

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 […]

The Healthy Chef releases limited edition beauty collagen

The Healthy Chef has amped up their usual beauty collagen to create a limited edition, and it’s jam-packed with the good stuff. A combination of wild-caught marine collagen, pure vitamin C, zinc, B5 and turmeric, the powder dissolves into cold liquids for a fresh, orange-flavoured beverage. Note, adding the Beauty Collagen to hot liquids isn’t […]

Early-bird ticket sales open for BEAUTY & SPA Insiders

Hordes of salon owners and managers, clinicians, cosmetic nurses and beauty-industry spectators have had May 25 penciled in their diary since the announcement of the 2020 BEAUTY & SPA Insiders event. And now, early-bird ticket sales and registration are officially open. Those that register early  for the highly anticipated event will secure their ticket for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Educator in focus: Chiza Westcarr

Founder of the Nutritional Skincare Academy Chiza Westcarr talks about empowering skin  specialists.   What does it mean to you to be an educator? Great question! It is an absolute honour to be in a position to be able to empower and really change lives. I have been imparting knowledge to skin specialists in both […]

The family business: a must-have survival guide

You know what’s harder than having a disagreement with a staff member? Going home with them…because you’re married to them. Or having to see them at the family BBQ on Sunday because she’s your sister.  Running a business is hard. Running it with family can be a complete minefield. That’s not to say it can’t […]

Hiring an effective manager for your salon

Hiring a manager for your salon can be a daunting task. For starters, it needs to be someone that shares your vision for the business and can follow your instructions for the way you want your salon to run, but they also need to be a strong leader, able to motivate and inspire the staff […]

ESK launches serum 20 times more superior than retinol

Pioneering the beauty industry with their evidence-based approach to skincare formulations, ESK – Evidence Skincare has introduced two varying strengths of retinal-based evening face serums: Ultimate A (0.06%) and Ultimate A+ (0.1%). Retinal is the third stage in the retinoic acid conversion process and performs closest to prescription retinoic acid at combatting the physical signs […]

Tony & Munro launches men’s make-up

Make-up artists, rejoice! The days of finding a make-up line suitable for men’s skin could be over, thanks to the range released by new brand, Tony & Munro. Until now, we’ve been forced to use women’s make-up on men, with less-than-stellar results. For starters, men’s skin is about 25% thicker and generally oilier than women’s, […]


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