Real Talk – all your salon needs

The Real Talk business education event is fast approaching, and the extensive line-up means you’ll learn everything you need to truly elevate your hair salon business. The diverse agenda has experts to talk about topics that cover everything from retail hacks, problem solving, entrepreneurship, mentorship, technology, social media and so much more. You can check […]

Industry Roundtable 11: CEO Insights

CEO Insights was the agenda discussed in depth at the eleventh Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together at Bel & Brio, Barangaroo, to talk all things business. Up for discussion was the role of the CEO, successful tips for ‘working on the business and not in the business’, preparing for […]

The Good Oils

Plant oils are recognised for their glowing health benefits. Rosie Hopgood from Jax Wax Australia gives us the lowdown on the most wanted oils. Plant oil is oil that is extracted from various types of fruits, seeds, grains, and nuts. These oils are a wonderful way to keep your face and body looking healthy and […]

Style File: Steffanie Strazzere

Steffanie Strazzere is one of four extremely talented professional makeup artists hand-picked by Kat Von D herself to be part of the The Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective. The internationally published travelling makeup artist and self-confessed cat lover caught up with Professional Beauty when she touched down in Sydney for a whirlwind 48 hours […]

The Golden Rules of tax deductions

Mark Chapman, director of Tax Communications, H&R Block reveals how to be tax savvy. If you want to make a claim for work-related expenses, you need to follow the three golden rules: The expense must relate to your work You mustn’t have been reimbursed by your employer You must be able to prove that you […]

Brand Personality

QUESTION: It has been said that buying Australian also means buying into the Australian way and culture. What brand personality do Australian beauty products feature that sets them apart from others? This was the sixth and final question discussed in depth at the tenth Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, focused on Australian Made Beauty, at the […]

The art of being socially seen

Effective social media is a must for all brands, so is your clinic making the most out of this advertising channel? Jenna Catalano reveals how to be socially seen. The power of social networking is stronger than ever with the number of active users expected to reach 3.02 billion by 2021, that’s around a third […]

Why brand authenticity is crucial

QUESTION: At Cosmoprof Asia in Hong Kong last November, a significant number of beauty brands exhibiting in the Australian pavilion had little or no presence in our own salon environment. What can be done to make sure Australian made brands are best represented when selling on an international stage? This was discussed in depth at […]

Are you ready for the Single Touch Payroll?

If you are a small employer, the way you report to the ATO is changing from 1 July this year. Assistant Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office John Shepherd explains. The introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP), which passed parliament in March, requires employers with 19 or fewer employees to start reporting their employees’ salaries and wages, […]

Research and innovation behind Oz beauty brands

QUESTION: Australia is renowned for its high quality manufacturing standards, but how can salon owners be confident that the research and innovation behind Australian beauty products is consistently as good, if not better, than cosmetic powerhouses such as the USA and Germany? This was one of six questions discussed in depth at the tenth Professional […]

Debbie Dickson reveals her inspiration

Anita Quade sat down with founder of Regul8 and Head of Education at DMK Australia and New Zealand Debbie Dickson to discuss her wellness tips and memorable milestones. My best health tip for clients… If you want to be healthy you need a healthy digestive system. You know the saying ‘you are what you eat,’ […]

Alpha H launches Hyaluronic 8

Beauty media and influencers headed to Mosman for Alpha-H’s latest launch. The skincare company unveiled its Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 over a stunning breakfast at the Public Dining Room, overlooking the water at Mosman Beach. As guests dined on buttermilk pancakes, smashed avocado and smoked salmon, founder Michelle Doherty spoke about the latest offering, saying the […]

Innovative Leader

Candela Managing Director Mathew Green shares his vision for a successful business and his road to success. Tell us how you came to be Managing Director of Candela “After a successful career in sales and then sales management with Candela, I was privileged to be promoted to Managing Director as the Australian, New Zealand and […]

Celebrity impact on Oz beauty

In recent times Australian celebrities have launched beauty brands on an international stage. Examples include Miranda Kerr with KORA, Jess Hart with Luma, Zoe Foster Blake with Go-To, and so on. Is this trend helping the Australian beauty market by raising awareness world wide? Or is it a hindrance by taking away consumer spend from […]

Waxing treatment aftercare

When it comes to waxing, one of the key responsibilities of a therapist is to ensure a safe, comfortable and effective treatment for the client. This can be achieved by following this simple but essential checklist. Prepare the skin The first essential step before beginning any waxing treatment is to correctly prepare the skin. Cleansing […]

Consumer perceptions

How does your salon clientele currently regard Australian beauty products? Has there been a shift in Australian consumer perception toward home-grown products over the past decade? These questions kicked off the tenth Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together to discuss all things Aussie made, owned and manufactured. The Professional Beauty […]

Ultraderm’s perfect skincare solution for salons

Ten years ago Pauline Valle discovered a niche in the market for a professional range that delivered both on results and price. She reveals her success story. In 2009, Pauline Valle proudly introduced her new Cosmeceutical skincare range Ultraderm to the Australian market. She could clearly see the need for a range of professional and […]

Beauty Down Under

Australian Made Beauty was the topic of the tenth Professional Beauty Industry Roundtable, where suppliers and salon professionals got together to discuss all things Aussie made, owned and manufactured. Our thought leaders left no stone unturned when it came to talking about Australian beauty products, consumer perceptions, celebrity impact on the professional market, local hero […]

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