Adaptive skincare

Priori is a long-time expert in the Australian professional skincare market. Having originally launched with two products in 2006, it grew to being the leader in the cosmeceutical skincare market over the next 10 years. In 2018 the brand relaunched with a new look, new technologies and new product developments. Priori offers Adaptive Skincare solutions […]

Salon View: SkinSmart

Five years ago Dr Bruce Williamson and his wife started SkinSmart Medical after moving his lasers from his skin cancer practice to his new cosmetic premises across the road. He catches up with Professional Beauty to talk about his thriving Balgowlah business. Tell us about SkinSmart: “I have worked in skin cancer medicine for nearly […]

Beauty Ink

After more than 15 years in the beauty industry Skintifix founder Robyn McAlpine has released her first book to share her secrets and inspire other entrepreneurs. By Anita Quade Tell us how you got into the beauty business? “I trained for my diploma back in 2005 after a lengthy inner battle of not feeling ‘girly’ […]

Salon Profile: The Skin Boutique

Vicky Moini always envisioned a clinic that offered effective treatment solutions for a wide range of skin concerns. Six years ago, she and her husband opened The Skin Boutique. Vicky catches up with Professional Beauty to talk about working with clients on their journey to better skin. Tell us about The Skin Boutique: “The Skin […]

Jane Iredale’s beauty inspiration

She pioneered a holistic approach to beauty more than 25 years ago creating her self-titled range that promised skin benefits. Here Jane reveals what she has learnt on her journey. Biggest lesson I have learnt…is that we can make a difference, no matter how small. It all adds up to become a powerful movement. That’s […]

Nuggett X Charlie launch

Media and influencers feasted on a delicious plant-based high tea headed at the launch of a new organic and vegan skincare range. The Nuggett X Charlie Happiness range was showcased to guests at Alibi Bar, Ovolo Hotel, Woolloomooloo. The brand, handcrafted by Australian film and TV make-up artist, Nuggett McCabe, was named after herself and […]

How to get glowing skin

Taking care of your inner health has a huge influence on your skin. Chiza Westcarr from the Nutritional Skincare Academy reveals the science behind getting a glow. INNER HEALTH  The gut is home to the largest colonies of microbes, with the average healthy adult carrying up to 2kg of these tens of trillions of microorganisms, […]

Tender Loving Beauties

Volunteer group Tender Loving Beauties founded by Nicola Le Lievre, owner of In Therapy in Red Hill, help sick or disadvantaged adults and children feel happier by offering them some much needed TLC. We caught up with Nicola to hear more about how she’s giving back to the community. Who are Tender Loving Beauties, and […]

The Road To Success

Founder of Advanced Cosmeceuticals Catherine Biedermann reveals her beauty journey. Tell us where your passion for beauty mixed with business came from? “I have had a passion for business from quite a young age and actually started my first business at the age of 18. I am driven more about business and all that it […]

InnerSense Beauty & Day Spa

Sonya Annesley grew up in the tiny town of Caragabal with plans to work on the family farm, but fate led her into beauty. The inspiring working mum shares what life is like in her Engadine salon, InnerSense Beauty & Day Spa. When was InnerSense established? “After growing my business from home for many years, […]

Australian native hero ingredients

QUESTION: With one of the most botanically diverse but also harshest environments in the world, Australian beauty products are created and formulated with our lifestyle in mind, and tailored to our specific needs. Identify one hero ingredient from an Australian beauty product and explain its merits. This was one of six questions thrown to our […]

How salon software can run your business

Is it time to update your online software for a seamless salon operation? CEO & Co-Founder of Shedul.com William Zequiri looks at how to maximise your efficiency. When my business partner and I set out to improve the salon booking process five years ago, we learned a staggering fact: 52 percent of salons and spas […]

Pure Fiji Day Spa

Known for their natural beauty, Pacific Islanders discovered early on the power of exotic drift nuts and flowering plants. Co-founder Gaëtane Austin shares what salon life is like in Suva City, Fiji, at the Pure Fiji Day Spa. Tell us about the Pure Fiji Day Spa? “The Pure Fiji Day Spa opened in 2004 and […]

High brow trends

Eyelash and eyebrow tinting has become a global phenomenon and remains one of the most popular beauty services currently available in salons across the country. As beauty therapists, we can accentuate the eyes with an eyelash and eyebrow tint and enhance our clients’ natural beauty. Salons have evolved from providing a quick brow tint to […]

Hawkesbury Hideaway

Located on-site at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, Villa Thalgo is set within eight hectares of manicured gardens and is positioned to catch a gentle breeze and breathtaking view. Professional Beauty catches up with spa manager Steven Cook. How did you get into beauty? “My background has always been in hospitality and 10 years ago I […]

The Organic journey

Founders of Organic Nation George and Vanesssa Jilly reveal what they learnt on their 25-year skincare journey that includes the launch of some of Australia’s most well-known brands. By Anita Quade. Tell us why you launched Organic Nation? Vanessa: “Organic Nation came about as a result of what we saw as a need in the […]

Healthy skin in at MBFWA

Clean, fresh skin was in at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019. At three of the shows held over the course of the week – Matteau, Hansen & Gretel and Christopher Esber – foundation wasn’t used on the models. Instead, each model was given a signature 10-minute express treatment from Dermalogica to soothe and refresh models’ […]

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