The Science in Skincare

When Davines decided to release Skin Regimen they worked with neuroscientist and Mind-Body Expert Dr Claudia Aguirre to help develop the range. On a visit to Sydney she chats to Anita Quade about her inspiration. Tell us about how you became a neuroscientist and Mind-Body Expert.“I am from LA and I went to UCLA and […]

Salon profile: Sanctuary Skincare

Natasha Lee ditched her corporate role for beauty therapy more than 15 years ago and never looked back. The busy, working mum-of-three catches up with Professional Beauty to share what life is like as owner of Sanctuary Skincare, an advanced skin clinic and beauty salon in Neutral Bay. Tell us about Sanctuary Skincare? “I have […]

Beauty Goals

A new survey has found women are in constant search of beauty with many admitting they would go to any lengths to achieve their version of perfection. We take a look at the recent findings. Almost half of young Australian women are prepared to do almost anything to look beautiful, according to new research. Conducted […]

Festive cheer for Beauty Room

Christmas came early for the beauty enthusiasts at Richmond who were treated to a day of pampering and education to celebrate the start of the festive season. More than 80 people visited The Beauty Room Cosmetic Clinic, located on Windsor St, where they feasted on a spread fit for a king as the peroused the […]

What makes a successful salon owner?

Being a business owner is hard work. Lisa Conway, business coach and author of Your Salon Team: the salon owners guide to finding, motivating and keeping great staff  looks at patience versus persistence to succeed as an entrepreneur. In business you need to be many things. It’s a tough gig. I think every one of […]

MAGAP Awards almost here

The night of nights for professional makeup artists is almost here. The MAGAP (Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific) Awards, which has been created to honour all genres of makeup artists under one framework, will take place on Sunday, November 3 at View By Sydney, Walsh Bay. People from all genres of the makeup world including […]

Stop Fearing Cancellation Fees

Are you tired of the serial no-show and the last minute canceller that can cripple a business and cost huge amounts of money? Founder and Director of Caronlab Australia Lilliane Caron takes a look at steps to put in place. Most of us have probably got a cancellation policy in place in some way or […]

Taiwan on trend

This year’s Taiwan International Beauty Show was back bigger and better than before. Professional Beauty experienced first-hand the latest in organic beauty, sustainable skincare, colour-changing cosmetics, innovative tech – and of course, countless sheet masks. The 2019 Taiwan International Beauty Show was another huge success. Organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development (TAITRA), the expo […]

Spring Your Skin Into Action

Spring is here, and with it an increase in temperature, humidity, sun exposure and allergens. Matoyla Kollaras, managing director of Skin Factors, reveals how to prepare your clients for the months ahead. A new season, can cause changes to the skin’s overall health and appearance. Furthermore, it is also a more challenging time for skin […]

Style File: Nuggett McCabe

Celebrity film and TV makeup artist, Nuggett McCabe, recently launched a natural, organic, vegan, botanical-based, anti-ageing skincare range, Nuggett x Charlie, named after her late, much loved pug. She shared with Professional Beauty a few of her fave things that keep her healthy, happy and ageing gracefully. Fave Instagram accounts: @pugloversclub and @amourducake Signature looks: […]

The Slimming Effect

The latest device taking the technology world by storm is MM Slim. Mike Matkovcik reveals the lowdown on the latest advancement that is winning over clients and Hollywood celebrities. Can you imagine doing 20,000 situps or squats in 30 minutes? Well now there is new technology which is taking the world by storm. It’s called MM […]

Salon view: Stephanies

Stephanies is celebrating a milestone: 25 years in operation. Professional Beauty catches up with owner and founder, Stephanie Shepherd, to chat about growing her successful business from a two-room salon to five luxury day spas and a head office. How did Stephanies start? “Stephanies Natural Beauty was established in 1994 in Camp Hill Brisbane. Back […]

The High Brow

The rise and rise of bold brows and eyelash extensions are accounting for a huge slice of the beauty market with salon owners keen to specialise in the booming trend. In the past decade many beauty salons dedicated solely to eyebrows and lashes have started popping up offering a service menu to women ranging from […]

Frostbland turns 70

Frostbland celebrated its 70th birthday with an exclusive cocktail party in the Richard Wherrett Studio at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer Theatre. Ballroom dancers provided some action-packed entertainment while guests nibbled on canapes and sipped cocktails. Executive chairman Uri Ferster gave a speech at the event, explaining the history of the company and how it came to […]

Going Green

As the benefits of hemp derived CBD in skincare forges ahead Anita Quade chats to Dr Adele Hosseini from ASX-listed medicinal cannabis company Bod Australia about the latest research findings. The medicinal benefits of cannabis have long been heralded around the globe – but more and more companies are looking to release CBD products to guard […]

Skincare company targets tattoos

Beirsdorf, the German manufacturer of La Prairie and Nivea products, has launched a skincare brand targeted at people with tattoos. Created by the multinational’s new business unit, Oscar & Paul, the Skin Stories range is made up of four products (defining serum, rapid repair balm, daily lotion and colour protection sun stick) containing ‘Inkguard Technology’ […]

Olivia’s skincare journey

She is known as Australia’s favourite export and for her healthy glow. After setting up the luxurious Gaia Retreat in Byron Bay Olivia launched the award-winning Australian native filled Retreatment Botanics range. She talks to Anita Quade about her health and beauty journey. You founded Gaia Retreat & Spa in 2005 ­ tell us why […]

Illuminating launch for Bondi Sands Glo Lights

Bondi Sands co-founder Blair James hosted an intimate lunch for media in the private dining room at Chin Chin for the for the launch of Glo Lights. The new range has been designed to wear on the face to complement and enhance makeup application and is available in Pearl, Gold and Bronze. Makeup artist Melanie […]


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