L’Oréal unveils Next Generation

L’Oréal USA has announced the three winners of its 2019 Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards which celebrate female leaders who are building technologies that have the potential to revolutionise the beauty industry. The winners, who will receive US$25,000 each in grant funding, are: Mandi Nyambi and Lanya Olmsted, the co-founders of Baalm (an online […]

Venus shines in Sydney

Venus Concept hosted a private dinner for 60 “media, prospects and clients” 305 metres above the Sydney CBD last week. As guests enjoyed the views as well as fine food and wine in the iconic Sydney Tower, they also learnt about Venus Concept’s“safe, non-invasive devices that address today’s most in-demand aesthetic needs” – and had […]

Murad reveals all

The prestige brand has revealed all the ingredients in its products

Leading trio launch new Expo

Three of the world’s leading beauty exhibition organisers ‒ BolognaFiere, Informa Markets and Shanghai Baiwen Exhibition Co ‒ have joined forces to host the inaugural South China Beauty Expo. The new expo, which will be held at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from July 30 to August 1 next year, is being organised by […]

Skin cancer removal tops dermatologists’ treatment list

Skin cancer removal was the most common procedure performed by dermatologists in the US last year. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) its members performed more than 3.5 million skin cancer treatments in 2018 – and the number is likely to grow even higher this year. ASDSA president Dr Murad Alam […]

Viola is new face of L’Oréal 

Viola Davis, the 54-year-old actress, activist and humanitarian, is L’Oréal newest international spokeswoman. Viola, best known for her 30-year award-winning acting career, joins an esteemed roster of diverse spokespeople including Celine Dion, Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Camila Cabello for the brand in recent years. According to L’Oréal, Viola’s appointment builds on the company’s mission to reflect […]

Sophie opens up about life with PCOS

Candela Australia’s new Gentle Series brand ambassador, Sophie Cachia, is highlighting the reality of living with Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) to social media followers this month – PCOS Awareness Month. Sophie, who has been living with the “genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder” since she was just 17, is a Melbourne-based blogger, mum and business […]

Runway Room launches makeup collection

Runway Room, the owner of four hair, makeup and beauty salons in Melbourne, launched its new makeup collection in Sydney last week with  ambassador Jodi Anasta.  Created by company founder Alex Fevola, “the salon heritage brand aims to provide professional standard makeup to the everyday beauty lover”. “From teens getting ready for their first school […]

WNB buys True Solutions

Wellness and Beauty Solutions (WNB), the distributor of Jbronze, nailKALM and TANNED, has bought True Solutions International, the distributor of eight professional beauty brands, for $500,000. WNB currently distributes its “suite of owned and licensed wellness, beauty and lifestyle brands”, which will soon also include its new Elle Makeup, Elle Kids and Elle Baby ranges, […]

Ultraceuticals tours Oz and NZ

Ultraceuticals’ head office team has spent two months travelling around Australia and New Zealand to showcase “all that’s new and exciting with the iconic brand”. Led by founder Dr Geoffrey Heber, the Ultraceuticals team held two-day Business Forums for salon partners in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and New Zealand. Each forum included an introduction […]

Lavender oil linked to abnormal breast growth 

Lavender oil has been linked to abnormal breast growth in young girls in a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Previous research has linked lavender-containing fragrances with breast growth in boys but this study, ‘Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and EDC Activities’, is the […]

Bio Beauty steps into footcare

Bio Beauty Concepts will be launching Footlogix, “the world’s first and only pediceutical foot care line”, at Beauty Expo Australia this weekend. Bio Beauty managing director Talya Bergman said the company, which has distributed Bio Sculpture nail products around the country for over 20 years, took on the footcare brand as it “empowers salon owners […]

Inskin focuses on winning trio

 InSkin Cosmedics will be hosting its second annual “day of education, motivation and inspiration” in Sydney on August 26. To be held at Doltone House, the InFocus seminar will feature three leading industry speakers: Julie Piantadosi, a business coach who has transformed hair and beauty salons around the world, will host a mastermind session will […]

Nurses make skincare easy

 Cosmetic nurses Samantha Hair and Jessica Whalley, who are twins, have launched a cosmeceutical skincare line featuring just three-products as no one “needs to apply ten different products every day”. While working in their Cosmetic Injectables Australia clinic in Darwin, the sisters became “disillusioned by the unnecessarily complex array of skincare treatments on the market”. […]

Hawaiian sunscreen ban spreads

Just one year after Hawaii became the first US territory to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals, the Virgin Islands has followed with a ban on the sale of sunscreens containing three chemicals. Hawaii’s ban, which will come into effect in 2021, will make it illegal to sell sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, […]

Talent shines in Queensland

More than 500 beauty professionals showed off their skills in the Sunshine Pro Series Competitions at the Brisbane Hair & Beauty Expo last week. According to Expo founder and manager Jason Greenhalgh, makeup, hair, nail, and lash competitors were a major success as entrants tested their skills and went “ head-to-head for great prizes, and […]

Education on show in Sydney

The countdown is on – there are now only 25 days until the doors to Australia’s biggest beauty expo open on August 24. As beauty professionals look forward to discovering all the latest beauty products and technology on display at the two-day event, organisers stress that they should add ‘education’ on their list of reasons […]

Brisbane set to shine this weekend

More than 7500 industry professionals are expected to attend the 5th annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo this Sunday and Monday (July 28-29). According to organisers, the two-day event is shaping up to be the biggest beauty event ever staged in Queensland – and “one of the largest hair and beauty events in the country”. Expo […]


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