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 […]

Technology Takeover

The beauty industry is constantly evolving and new technology developments are inundating the marketplace. Anita Quade chats to salons  about how you can choose the best investment for your business as part of a series during August and September. SALON INSIGHT from Me Skin and Body’s director Brooke Holmes What safety protocols does your salon […]

Skin Masters’ night of nights

The best of the best beauty therapists frocked up for the inaugural AST (Advanced Skin Technology) Skin Masters Awards. The gala awards night, which recognised the achievements of salon owners and aestheticians from all over the country, we held to coincide with the Beauty Expo weekend. The black tie event saw ball gowns and bow […]

Dermaviduals announce award winners

dermaviduals, the brand behind some of the most unique and customised in-salon products, rewarded its clinic partners for excellence at its annual awards night at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park earlier this week. The glittering evening showcased some of the best Australian clinics, beauty therapists and retailers in the industry. Co-managing directors Reika Roberts and […]

CEO insights: stronger together

QUESTION: In addition to the supplier and salon partnership, what other joint efforts can support a beauty business in their journey, whether it’s commercial or not for profit? Highlight the value of forming business partnerships. This was the final of six questions discussed in depth at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, focused on CEO […]

Dermalogica launches Phyto-nature firming serum

Anti-ageing remains the buzz word in the beauty industry and Dermalogica continues to be a leader with innovative products. Professional Beauty joined the team at Scout restaurant in Surry Hills recently for the unveiling of the Phyto-nature firming serum that promises to reawaken the nature of younger looking skin. The dual-phase serum harnesses some of […]

Sound advice

QUESTION: They say it is lonely at the top. Identify one individual in your beauty industry career who you can turn to during challenging times. Also, what approach do you adopt in nurturing special talent within your business ranks? This was the fifth of six questions discussed in depth at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry […]

Level playing field

QUESTION: As history has repeatedly shown, leaving the executive suite to have children, can be a career killer, even in the female dominated beauty industry. How do we ensure women remain in line for promotions and career advancements? This was the fourth of six questions discussed indepth at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable. Salon […]

Getting Certified

Deciphering the importance and meaning of medical certifications, listings and clearances by different international regulatory bodies can be overwhelming and often confusing. Brittany Vescio from Derma Aesthetics looks at the options. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is the regulatory authority that is responsible for the regulation of medical devices and products in Australia. When a […]

Future gazing

QUESTION: What measures should a beauty business instigate now in order to be best prepared for the challenges beyond 2020? This was the third of six questions discussed in depth at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together at Bel & Brio, Barangaroo, to talk all things business related. […]

Dr Irene Prantalos reveals her inspiration

Founder of Salubre, Dr Irene Prantalos chats about her skincare journey. Tell us what inspired you to establish Salubre? “It’s been a long journey for me and to be honest my intention was somehow find a way to manage the psoriasis that had become a beast in itself.  Once I completed my studies and opened […]

A Timely Appointment

Leading aesthetic industry entrepreneur Deb Farnworth-Wood, founder of the Australian Skin Clinics franchise, reveals how she built a $70 million business and talks about her latest achievement – her appointment to the board of Timely appointment software. She will be the first to tell you the journey hasn’t been easy. Here she shares her most […]

Optimising productivity

QUESTION: Share some successful tips for working on the business and not in the business, especially when it comes to time management, coping with work-related stress, and optimising productivity. This was the second question posed to our guests at the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together at Bel & […]

What is the role of the CEO?

QUESTION: In today’s business environment, companies cannot settle for incremental improvement. They must periodically undergo performance transformations to get and stay on top. In driving this transformation, what is the role of the CEO, and how does that differ from the management team? This question kicked off the 11th Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers […]

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