Salon wins Dermalux Tri-Wave

The owner of a Townsville salon destroyed by fire last year has won a Dermalux Tri-Wave system. Anna Preston, the sole owner/operator of Anna’s Skin & Beauty, was devastated when her salon was destroyed by fire just 14 months after its launch, but she didn’t stay down for long – she re-opened at a new […]

Suzie Mcintosh reopens in style

Six months after the roof of her luxury Melbourne salon collapsed during a thunderstorm, Suzie Mcintosh has reopened the salon in style. Suzie, who was forced to shut the doors of her salon in December after freak floods and “golf ball sized hail” caused the roof to collapse one morning, invited salon clients to celebrate […]

Dr Des lands in Oz

Dr Des Fernandes, the founder and scientific director of Environ Skin Care, visited Australia last month to spread the word about the power of Vitamin A. Renowned as the creator of the first skincare range to include vitamin A “in high enough doses to counteract the harmful effects of the environment”, Dr Des was the […]

Aussie Bombshell reveals ‘the truth’ behind her success

Ten years after launching Aussie Bombshell, a range of sunless tanning products in Perth, Penni Towner has written her first blog revealing ‘The Truth about Being a Bombshell’ – and its definitely not about tanning: “So much time has passed since I was a 20-something obnoxious little upstart who started Aussie Bombshell simply, because I […]

Expo reveals ‘superstar’ line-up

Beauty Expo Australia has revealed the line-up of “local and international superstar educators” who will conduct seminars and workshops at the two-day event in Sydney next month. Expo director Cory Watson says the “highly anticipated 2019 education program” is “a must-see for beauty professionals wanting to expand their skill-sets”. She says “globally celebrated experts will […]

Jax Wax empowers Indigenous community

Jax Wax Australia is holding free beauty workshops for Aboriginal women on the north coast of NSW to help develop their self-esteem ‒ and potentially help them begin careers in the beauty industry. The company held its first one-day Beauty Workshop for Ginda Barri mums at the Macleay Valley Workplace Learning Centre in Kempsey last […]

Mesoestetic targets Oz pigmentation

The mesoestetic Pharma Group recently held its third depigmentation course – and officially certified its 51st ‘Specialised Depigmentation Centre’ – in Australia. Conducted by mesoestetic international trainer Sabine Wallez, the course aimed to give clinics “a cutting edge advantage” in treating pigmentation which is “the third most common skin problem (after wrinkles and sagging)”. Acccording […]

Endota wins in China

Australia’s Endota Spa has won two awards – ‘Most Popular Beauty Brand’ and ‘She Pow’ awards – at the 2019 China International Beauty Expo (CIBE) in Shanghai. Endota founder and CEO Melanie Gleeson was awarded the coveted ‘She Pow’ award, which celebrates “the power of women innovators in business” for her company’s role in “promoting […]

The Beauty Spot wins Salon of the Year – again

The Beauty Spot, has been named Professional Beauty Solution’s Salon of the Year – for the second year in a row. Located in the heart of Victoria’s Swan Hill, The Beauty Spot uses seven brands (Image Skincare, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Sunescape, Pure Fiji, Body Sugaring Australia, Dermalux LED and Bestow Beauty) distributed by PBS. Announcing […]

Arch Angel opens in Byron

Australia’s most famous brow tattooing specialist, Amy Jean, has opened her sixth eponymously named salon in Byron Bay. Amy Jean, the ‘arch angel’ to Australian celebrities such as Roxy Jacenko, Michelle Bridges and Delta Goodrem, says the opening of the salon in “Australia’s home of coastal cool” was a natural progression as her products and […]

Natural cosmetics market set to reach US$36 billion

The natural cosmetics market is set to grow almost 5 percent this year to reach US$36 billion, according to Future Market Insights. The research company’s latest report, the Global Natural Cosmetics Market 2019-2027, found that the three key factors fuelling demand for natural cosmetics, which surpassed two billion units last year, were:          Growing consumer concerns […]

La Mer creates a ripple of good

In the lead-up to World Oceans Day this Saturday (June 8), La Mer is continuing its “La Mer Blue Heart mission to create a ripple of good to help protect ocean habitats”. Until the end of this month, the luxury skincare brand is donating US$25 (up to US$650,000) to the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans […]

10 steps to sustainable beauty

Over 140 senior beauty executives attended the 10th annual Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York last month to discuss the major sustainability issues affecting the industry. According to summit organiser, Ecovia Intelligence, the 10 key discussion outcomes were: Packaging Innovations. “With growing consumer awareness of plastic pollution, the beauty industry is facing pressure to reduce its […]

Natural beauties on show

Thousands of the latest “natural, organic and healthy products” will be on display at the fifth annual Naturally Good Expo in Sydney. The expo, which will be held at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour this Sunday and Monday (June 2 and 3), will showcase products from over 360 exhibitors in the beauty, personal […]

Shiseido opens giant forest in airport

Shiseido has opened a giant forest garden featuring more than 900 trees and palms and around 60,000 shrubs – in Singapore’s Changi Airport. Located inside the airport’s new Jewel dome, the Shiseido Forest Valley garden spans around 22,000 square metres over four storeys, and is expected to be a major attraction at the new “multi-dimensional […]

Charlotte pledges £1 million to Women for Women

British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has pledged £1 million to Women for Women International which helps female survivors of war rebuild their lives Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Women for Women’s senior vice president for global partnerships, said Charlotte’s £1 million pledge is one of the largest corporate donations that the charity has ever received. She said […]

Prestige beauty sales rise

Prestige beauty sales reached in the US reached a staggering $4.1 billion in the first quarter of this year, according to the NPD Group. However the total sales figure (which included sales in the makeup, skincare, fragrance and hair categories) was just one percent higher than in the same quarter in 2018. Skincare sales grew […]

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