Choose an effective influencer

When footy WAG and radio personality Bec Judd talks, people tend to listen. Nearly 900,000 people, to be precise. So when she takes to her Instagram page to rave about a salon and its treatments, it’s PR gold. Just ask the owners of Flawless Rejuvenation clinic in Melbourne, where Bec splashed out for the Diamond […]

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 […]

Become a sustainable salon

Take a look around your salon or clinic and there’s a good chance you’ll quickly realise the amount of plastic you’re surrounded by. From product bottles, to sterile bags, packaging and the like, the amount of plastic that ends up as landfill is huge. Sustainability has become a bit of a buzz-word of late, and […]

Upskilling for beauty graduates

With an estimated 50,000 high school graduates looking to train in the beauty industry in the coming year, research shows that salon owners are looking to employ graduates who are not only well-versed in beauty skills, but also have a fundamental understanding of how business works. “I think it is important for all new therapists to […]

‘Wellness tourism’ hits Australia

It used to be that “wellness tourism” was mostly associated with Thailand, Bali and Malaysia – beautiful locations where treatments are comparatively less expensive than tourists’ home countries. According to recent statistics released by The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), global wellness tourism is on the rise, and Australia is set to claim its share. While […]

The 5-second, non-invasive wrinkle buster

As the call for less invasive facial treatments intensifies, Advanced Cosmeceuticals has presented their latest offering: ActivLayr Nano-Collagen Boost. It’s the world’s first marine collagen nano fibre eyepatch, resulting from years of biotechnology research and development. Composed of 100% natural and sustainably sourced ingredients, ActivLayr is the fastest, non-invasive bioactive dermal delivery system in the […]

The simple truth about skincare

Ensuring that the cosmeceutical skincare range that you stock and prescribe is as effective as possible, is essential in providing optimum skincare outcomes and results for your clients. Formulating Chemist and Managing Director of asap skin products Carley Stewart explains. Understanding active skincare formulations and making the right choice can be as easy as A, B, […]

Dermatology via wifi

The days of waiting for an available appointment at a skin clinic may soon be a thing of the past. That’s certainly the case for followers of US-based skincare startup Apostrophe, which announced on Friday that is closed a US$6 million (AUD8.8 million) seed round, led by venture capital firm SignalFire. Since launch in 2014, […]

MyBeautyBrand set to disrupt the industry

The age of the influencer is over. At least, that’s what Robin Derrick, creator and founder of MyBeautyBrand says. “The world dearly loves a cage and being told what to do,” he explains. “Self-expression and freedom through communication and social media has quickly become top-down, whether that’s brands or influencers paid by brands. It’s lost […]

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 […]

Tickets to The Show go on sale

Tickets are now on sale for Australia’s “ultimate professional makeup, hair and beauty event”  ‒ The Show Sydney. Vistitors to The Show at The International Convention Centre in Sydney on February 8 and 9, ticket holders will have access to “ world-class makeup, hair and beauty experts” as well as the opportunity “to purchase some […]

‘Happy Face’ set to top list of 2020 beauty trends

A new dermal filler treatment called ‘Happy Face’ is set to become one of the most popular beauty treatments next year, according to Australian Skin Clinics. The company has just launched the treatment, which promises “lower-face rejuvenation” with injections to “down-turned lips and the deep marionette lines that run from the corners of the mouth […]

Derma Aesthetics exceeds expectations – again

Less than six months after launching into Australia and New Zealand, Derma Aesthetics’ EXCEED medical micro-needling device has received its second FDA approval. When the game changing’ micro-needling device. was launched in July, the device had been FDA approved for fine lines and wrinkles and TGA listed as a class 2B medical device in Australia […]

Artisan opens 10th branded salon

Artisan Aesthetic Salons has celebrated its first Birthday with the opening of its 10th branded salon in Australia. Officially launched by the Vita Group last November, Artisan now has 17 clinics (ten branded and seven non-branded) across four states – and has already treated more than 32,000 clients. The company’s newest clinic, located in the […]

Amy Jean celebrates 15th Birthday

Amy Jean celebrated 15 years as ‘Arch Angel to the stars’ with beauty media and influencers at Sydney’s InterContinental Hotel last week. Amy Jean, whose long list of celebrity clients includes Dannii Minogue, Delta Goodrem and  Holly Valance, invited her guests to enjoy a complementary henna brow tint or keratin lash lift in the hotel’s […]

Pride & Prejudice – in salons & spas

While October’s ubiquitous Pink Ribbons have been put away for another year, breast cancer is never far from the hearts and minds of women battling the disease – or its survivors.  Leslie Syron, a US-based aesthetician, shares her story of how her diagnosis and treatment (by the beauty industry) has impacted her life. “After working […]

Shella wins MAGAP of the Year

Shella Martin was named 2019 Makeup Artist of the Year at the second annual Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (MAGAP) awards in Sydney on Sunday night (November 3) Speaking after her win, Shella said she was honoured to win the major award and five category awards. “My journey started as a little girl collecting hundreds […]

Amperna moves into salons

 Just 18 months after launching Australia’s first ‘customisable probiotic skincare range’, Amperna is moving into the salon market.   According to founder Kiri Yanchenko, the brand (which features probiotics and antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients) is moving into the market due to repeated requests from salon owners.   “When I launched Amperna I began […]

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