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<strong>January</strong>/<strong>February</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Contents<br />

9 Editor’s letter<br />

10 What’s on PB radar<br />

12 News<br />

20 Cover story – Derma Aesthetics<br />

birthday celebrations<br />

22 Viewpoint – The value of<br />

celebrity endorsements<br />

24 Skincare - Travel packs<br />

32 Salon view – Ultraderm<br />

34 Trends to watch out for<br />

36 New Makeup<br />

38 Makeup - SPF foundation<br />

40 Tanning<br />

41 Tanning Products<br />

42 Nails - Pretty In Pink<br />

44 New products<br />

46 Nail Trends<br />

48 Valentine’s Makeup inspiration<br />

70<br />

94<br />

48<br />

104<br />

40<br />

54 Style File Nicole Thompson<br />

56 <strong>Professional</strong> Perceptions - The<br />

Value of Australian Made<br />

70 Model Behaviour Elle Macpherson<br />

exclusive interview<br />

75 Industry Roundtable -<br />

Empowering Women<br />

88 Waxing<br />

92 Industry Insider<br />

94 Real Life - Sister Act<br />

96 Career How I Got Here<br />

98 Interiors - Trend Forecast<br />

100 Technology<br />

102 Wellness<br />

104 Vida Glow with Anna Lahey<br />

106 Salon View -Inskin Medispa<br />

108 Cosmoprof Hong Kong<br />

112 <strong>Beauty</strong> Escape Tokyo<br />

114 Last Word - Natalie Lucas<br />


This year Derma Aesthetics turns nine and<br />

is celebrating the success of its modern<br />

approach to skincare. Co Founders Reika<br />

Roberts and Simone Vescio share their<br />

business journey on page 20.<br />







Glenn Silburn<br />

gsilburn@intermedia.com.au<br />

EDITOR<br />

Anita Quade<br />

aquade@intermedia.com.au<br />


Michelle Ruzzene<br />

mruzzene@intermedia.com.au<br />


Jenny Berich<br />

jberich@intermedia.com.au<br />


Jacqui Cooper<br />


Sanja Spuzanic<br />


Chris Blacklock<br />

cblacklock@intermedia.com.au<br />

WELCOME TO THE first edition of <strong>2019</strong>. We thought what better way<br />

to start off the year than to recognise our own homegrown talent and<br />

find out why being Australian Made is a major drawcard on a local and<br />

international scale. The demand from international markets to buy our<br />

products and source ingredients in this land down under is booming. We<br />

chat to industry experts and discuss the benefits of being true blue from<br />

manufacturing in Australia to the issues they face on a production level.<br />

Find out what they had to say on page 56.<br />

When it comes to Aussie beauty we couldn’t think of anyone that sums<br />

up the all Australian woman and female entrepreneur than supermodel<br />

Elle Macpherson. The muse and mother of two sat down with us to chat<br />

about why she launched her salon stocked ingestible range Super Elixir with local company WelleCo, her<br />

business plans and why Australia is leading the way in the health and wellness industry. Read our exclusive<br />

interview on page 70.<br />

Speaking of celebrities – it is no secret bloggers, instagrammers and Hollywood stars only have to post a<br />

selfie or mention a beauty brand to create a consumer stampede and send sales soaring. Think – Meghan<br />

Markle and her love of Jane Iredale’s blush and the pre-wedding Dermalux treatments, Bradley Cooper<br />

and his go-to tan by Vita Liberta used for his hit A Star is Born. We investigate the power of celebrity<br />

endorsement and the effect it can have on your sales. Turn to page 22.<br />

We also sat down with a selection of Australia’s most inspiring beauty entrepreneurs over a roundtable<br />

lunch to discuss the importance of empowering women in the workforce. Hearing their stories of triumphs<br />

and tribulations as they struggled to get their business off the ground was a heartening reminder that<br />

nothing comes without hard work and how important it is to empower a team to create a winning<br />

company. They all agreed on one major point to survive in a tough market – don’t ever give up - just keep<br />

going! (page 75.) So with that in mind – here’s to the success of the New Year.<br />

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Day is such a fun excuse to get all<br />

glammed up in the most romantic<br />

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LASHES<br />

Google has revealed ‘How to<br />

apply magnetic lashes’ was the<br />

top searched beauty query in<br />

2018. Although it’s <strong>2019</strong>, we’re<br />

still stumped on this one…<br />

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KAT VON D<br />

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This cleaning<br />

hack is a game<br />

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sponge washers;<br />

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microwaving your<br />

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CORAL<br />

Living Coral, a totally insta-worthy colour described as ‘a lifeaffirming<br />

shade of orange with a golden undertone’, has been<br />

named Pantone’s Colour of the Year for <strong>2019</strong>. Makeup artist<br />

Hung Vanngo nails it on the stunning Emily Ratajkowski.<br />


No surprises here. Miranda Kerr has taken out the title of the<br />

most-followed Aussie model on Instagram with an impressive<br />

11.8m followers.<br />

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NEWS<br />


Thirteen years after its arrival in the Australian<br />

market, SLA Paris has revealed plans to become<br />

one of Australia’s ‘Top Five’ makeup brands.<br />

During her visit to Sydney, SLA international<br />

sales director Olivia Voisin told <strong>Professional</strong><br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> that the French brand is planning to<br />

increase its presence in the salon market and<br />

move into the consumer retail space.<br />

The French brand, which has been<br />

distributed by Sydney-based Encore <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

in Australia since 2006, is currently sold in<br />

around 50 spas and beauty salons, and stocked<br />

by numerous makeup artists, TV stations<br />

and TAFES.<br />

Voisin said SLA’s “main plan is to support<br />

the current Encore <strong>Beauty</strong> salon accounts and<br />

open new doors” but also “explore retail so we<br />

can be accessible to all beauty addicts in Oz”.<br />

Currently available online<br />

slamakeupstudio.com.au, encorebeauty.com.au<br />

and zianibeauty.com.au , the brand will soon<br />

launch on lookfantastic.com.au, ry.com.au, and<br />

facialco.com.au.<br />

In addition Encore <strong>Beauty</strong> is in discussions<br />

“with two major department store chains” to<br />

stock the brand around Australia and is planning<br />

to launch its own SLA Boutique in an as yetundecided-location<br />

in Sydney.<br />

SLA’s move into Australia’s retail market<br />

follows similar moves by the company in its<br />

other markets – the brand is now stocked<br />

online in most of its 30 export markets and<br />

SLA Paris Boutiques have been been opened<br />

in France (two in Paris and one in Valence),<br />

Cyprus, Canada, Lithuania, Indonesia,<br />

Poland with more planned to open in the next<br />

12 months.<br />

According to Voisin, the company began<br />

its expansion in to the retail market about three<br />

years ago to meet consumers’ growing demand<br />

professional grade products.<br />

“Social media has driven makeup demand,<br />

particularly among the younger generation<br />

who often don’t want a natural look but a more<br />

professional face.”<br />

Encore <strong>Beauty</strong> general manager Shannon<br />

Earls said the brand will continue to support and<br />

grow its salon and spa market but moving into<br />

the broader retail market (including online) will<br />

help increase brand awareness.<br />


Victoria’s premier trade show for the beauty industry, <strong>Beauty</strong> Expo Melbourne, has<br />

been rebranded <strong>Beauty</strong> Melbourne.<br />

The “subtle name change” is designed to help differentiate the event from its<br />

national counterpart, <strong>Beauty</strong> Expo Australia, which is held in Sydney.<br />

Announcing the change, Event director Cory Watson said Reed Exhibitions<br />

was “so excited to bring a refreshed <strong>Beauty</strong> Melbourne to Victoria”.<br />

“The team has been working hard to rejuvenate the event features, improve the<br />

visitor offering and ensure we have a mixture of inspiring education and premium<br />

brands that Victorian professionals want to do business with,”she said.<br />

“We look forward to bringing a more bespoke offering to Melbourne that<br />

mirrors the city’s stylish, modern vibe.”<br />

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<strong>Professional</strong><br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> Solutions<br />

has added<br />

EcoCoco – an<br />

Australian face,<br />

body and tanning<br />

range built around<br />

100 percent<br />

Certified Organic Coconut Oil – to its stable of brands.<br />

Launched in 2014 by Stefan Ackerie, the founder of Stefan Hair Fashions<br />

(Australia’s largest hairdressing chain with 37 salons in Queensland),<br />

EcoCoco is based on the belief that 100 percent Certified Organic Coconut<br />

Oil is the key to a healthy and functional beauty regime.<br />

In the four years since its launch the brand has grown from a “small range of<br />

body products” into a full range of face, body and tanning solutions for both<br />

the retail and professional salon market.<br />

Apart from 100 percent Certified Organic Coconut Oil, EcoCoco products<br />

are formulated with “a whole range of organic botanicals and mineral salts”<br />

including Kakadu Plum, Goji Berry, Rosehip Oil, Dilo Oil and Acai” as well as<br />

lime, lavender, peppermint, geranium, orange and patchouli essential oils.<br />

<strong>Professional</strong> <strong>Beauty</strong> Solutions CEO Matt Williams says the brand strives<br />

to deliver innovative products that empower women to look and feel their<br />

best in a healthy and natural way.<br />

““EcoCoco signature treatments are designed to fit into any salons current<br />

business model, as an add-on or as a complete body treatment range while<br />

their beautifully packaged retail products will have clients falling in love,<br />

making them an easy-to- retail addition to boost profits.”<br />


NEWS<br />


Gender diverse makeup is the new face of<br />

beauty, according a report by the world’s most<br />

popular makeup app, Perfect365.<br />

Following a survey of 481 millennial and<br />

Generation Z, the report concludes that gender<br />

diversity is now “mainstream”.<br />

Almost 60 percent of respondents told the<br />

researchers they felt that gender inclusivity for<br />

beauty products is “not just a passing fad, but in<br />

fact is the future of the industry”.<br />

According to Perfect365, “in light of global<br />

economic beauty trends, it’s not surprising that<br />

younger generations are embracing a growing<br />

male makeup industry with ease”.<br />

“Their responses likely reflect a personal<br />

experience or connection with male makeup –<br />

around 54 percent of respondents said that they<br />

personally know a man who wears cosmetics.”<br />

“While the industry still has a long way to go<br />

to market to men on the same level as women,<br />

more than half (53 percent) of respondents said<br />

that they thought brands were doing enough to<br />

include all genders in their advertisements.”<br />

The survey respondents named MAC,<br />

CoverGirl and MILK Makeup as the most<br />

‘gender inclusive’ brands. Other ‘gender<br />

inclusive’ beauty brands mentioned by the<br />

respondents included Anastasia Beverly Hills,<br />

NYX Cosmetics, Make Up Forever, Tarte,<br />

Enter Pronoun, JECCA and Fluide <strong>Beauty</strong>.<br />

Perfect365 confidently predicts that the<br />

male grooming industry, which was valued at<br />

US$50 billion in 2016, will continue its steady<br />

upward growth trajectory in the coming years as<br />

the “socio-political environment becomes more<br />

inclusive and tolerant”.<br />

The company cites CoverGirl, MAC<br />

Cosmetics, Maybelline and MILK Makeup<br />

as brands that have already stepped up “to<br />

adequately represent the burgeoning market”.<br />

CoverGirl – introduced James Charles<br />

(pictured) as its first male ‘CoverBoy’ in 2016.<br />

MAC Cosmetics – launched makeup<br />

collection in collaboration with beauty<br />

influencer Patrick Starrr in 2017<br />

Maybelline – introduced Manny Gutierrez as<br />

its first male ‘CoverBoy’ in 2017<br />

MILK Makeup – launched ‘Blur the Lines’<br />

campaign featuring male modelswith a message<br />

to stop gendering beauty products in 2017.<br />


Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse is enjoying a boom in sales<br />

thanks to a starring role on the big screen.<br />

The mousse, which has been the “the number 1 selling self-tan product in<br />

the Vita Liberata range” around the world since its launch in 2011, was used to<br />

give Bradley Cooper a rugged look in his role as a cowboy-rockstar in A Star<br />

is Born.<br />

On October 5, the day the highly-anticipated film was released in the<br />

US, Cooper’s makeup artist Ve Neill revealed the secret to his rugged<br />

transformation for the role to Refinery29.<br />

“I tanned him every day,” she said. “I had him do full-body [spray] tans<br />

every other week, then every morning I would re-tan him in the chair [with the<br />

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse].”<br />

Since then the makeup artist’s revelation has been reported on numerous<br />

news and social media pages around the world as well as Vita Liberta’s own<br />

Facebook and Instagram pages in the UK, US and Australia - and sales of the<br />

self-tanner have skyrocketed.<br />

Shannon Earls, general manager of Encore <strong>Beauty</strong> (the distributor of Vita<br />

Liberata in Australia) said sales of the self-tanner increased “by over ten times<br />

in the two months” after the revelatioon. “.<br />


Just one month after adding SkinBetter<br />

Science to its extensive lineup of<br />

clinical skincare brands, Australian<br />

Skin Technology has taken on the<br />

distributorship of DermaQuest.<br />

Australian Skin Technology CEO<br />

Heather Harrison said the company, which<br />

distributes 15 other professional skincare<br />

brands including Aspect, Cosmedix, PCA<br />

Skin and Rejuvaphyl in Australia and New<br />

Zealand, took on the brand as it offers “some of the most advanced skincare formulas<br />

available for professional and home use”.<br />

“I feel privileged and excited that we are partnering with DermaQuest,” she<br />

said. “Aside from our shared passions and philosophies, this partnership is a<br />

sensible and strategic move for both brands.<br />

“We both share underlying knowledge and experience in the cosmeceutical<br />

industry, which creates a solid foundation for the partnership.<br />

Launched in the US in 1999, DermaQuest is “widely known as the trailblazer of<br />

plant stem cell technology, innovative product and advanced delivery systems”.<br />

The range incorporates a number of “technologically advanced ingredients<br />

including peptides, plant stem cells, enzymes and potent antioxidants to achieve<br />

optimum results”.<br />


NEWS<br />



Australian Skin Clinics has launched Australia’s<br />

first medi-aesthetic rewards program – clubblue<br />

– into its 49 franchises around the country.<br />

The program works on a credits-based<br />

system, allowing clients to earn a percentage of<br />

their spend on treatments and products back in<br />

credits called ‘bluedollars’.<br />

Australian Skin Clinics chief marketing<br />

officer Christie Harris said the program was built<br />

to reward clients for rewarding themselves.<br />

“We wanted to find a way to show our<br />

customers that they deserve the best service<br />

and reward them for coming to us for their<br />

medi-aesthetic treatments,” she said.<br />

“This program has been in the works for<br />

over 12 months, with clubblue really coming<br />

to life over the last six months thanks to a lot<br />

of hard work behind the scenes to ensure the<br />

introduction was a smooth transition for our<br />

franchisees and entire network.”<br />

The program categorises clients into three<br />

tiers - Turquoise (any client who makes a<br />

purchase between $1-$1000), Sapphire (clients<br />

who spend $1000- $2000 in a 12-month period)<br />

and Blue Diamond (clients who spend over<br />

$2000 in a 12-month period) – with the amount<br />

of blue dollars earned increasing at each level.<br />

For example, a Turquoise client spending $300<br />

on a treatment would earn 9 bluedollars while a<br />

Sapphire client would earn 18 bluedollars and a<br />

Blue Diamond client would earn 30 bluedollars<br />

for spending the same amount.<br />

Harris said each blue dollar is worth one<br />

Australian dollar to “make the program simple”<br />

and “give clients a sense of earning and<br />

spending real money with real value”.<br />

“We have all been involved with loyalty or<br />

rewards programs where 50,000 points will buy<br />

you a toaster, which is not what we wanted to<br />

give our clients,” she said.<br />

“Even clients who visit infrequently will<br />

be rewarded because everyone deserves it,<br />

no matter how much you spend with us. The<br />

program is an investment into our clients<br />

because ultimately, they come first.”<br />


Bellezza Australia, the new beauty and hair product distributorship set up<br />

by Bodyography founder Rob Tamburro, has taken on the distributorship of<br />

Gorgeous Cosmetics.<br />

The Australian brand is the second makeup brand that Bellezza has taken on since<br />

its formation last year – the company took on America’s Palladio in September.<br />

Tamburro said he has taken on Gorgeous Cosmetics, which was founded<br />

by Australian makeup artist David McConnell in 1999, as it is perfect fit for his<br />

new company.<br />

“Over the years I have watched Gorgeous grow and really loved their concept<br />

of their education background through the Academy of Makeup and also their own<br />

concept stores,” he explained.<br />

“Our businesses were almost aligned and I just loved the energy about the brand, so<br />

I thought it would be the perfect fit for the portfolio of Bellezza brands.”<br />

“Up until now, the company Gorgeous Cosmetics has maintained control and<br />

managed distribution of the brand, as it’s been very important to them to do this.<br />

However, they have been waiting for the perfect partnership, like Bellezza, to present<br />

itself and we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to develop this exciting relationship with<br />

them now.”<br />

Currently stocked in 500 hair and beauty salons around the country, the Gorgeous<br />

Cosmetics is also sold online stores as well as in its Australian Academy of Makeup<br />

campuses in Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane.<br />

The brand, which launched into the US in 2012, skyrocketed in popularity in 2016<br />

when Kym and Kylie Kardashian swatched its ‘Ever Metallic’ eyeshadow palette and<br />

declared it ‘life-changing’ on Keeping up with the Kardashians.<br />

Tamburro said Bellezza will continue to “build on the great work that Gorgeous has<br />

already done in Australia”.<br />

“The aim will be to turn Gorgeous into the leading professional brand in Australia.”<br />



The 60-year-old Covergirl<br />

cosmetics brand has opened<br />

its first brick-and-mortar store<br />

− in the centre of New York.<br />

Located in Times Square,<br />

the 3048 square-metre store<br />

is “physical embodiment of<br />

the brand’s new ‘I Am What I<br />

Make Up’ brand philosophy which inspires people “to embrace their unique<br />

identities and unapologetically create any version of themselves”..<br />

Coty Consumer <strong>Beauty</strong> chief marketing officer Ukonwa Ojo said the<br />

Covergirl “is the first mass legacy beauty brand to launch a flagship store in<br />

North America”.<br />

Highlights in the store include a virtual greeter called ‘Olivia’ and<br />

augmented reality glam stations which allows shoppers to virtually try on<br />

makeup by placing their colour choices in a tray.<br />


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NEWS<br />


A new study by a US plastic surgeon has<br />

revealed some bad news for those in pursuit of<br />

beauty’s Holy Grail – facial symmetry.<br />

According to the study by Dr Helena Taylor<br />

and colleagues from Mount Auburn Hospital<br />

in Massachusetts, asymmetry between the two<br />

sides of the face increases at a steady rate of<br />

appoximately 0.06mm each decade.<br />

The amount might seem small but, according<br />

to Dr Taylor, it is a “significant increase over<br />

time” as facial symmetry is commonly regarded<br />

as a key component of human attractiveness.<br />

Published in the latest issue of the Plastic and<br />

Reconstructive Surgery journal, the study also<br />

found that the changes were more significant in<br />

the lower two-thirds of the face.<br />

During the study, researchers used threedimensional<br />

photogrammetry to scan the faces<br />

of 191 volunteers ranging in age from four<br />

months to 88 years.<br />

They then calculated the “root mean square<br />

deviation” (RMSD) to quantify the degree of<br />

asymmetry between the two sides of each face.<br />

They found that the RMSD of facial<br />

symmetry clustered between 0.4 and 1.3 mm -<br />

the RMSD of the upper facial third ranged from<br />

0.2-1.2 mm, the RMSD of the middle facial third<br />

ranged from 0.2-1.4 mm and the RMSD of the<br />

lower facial third ranged from 00.2 -1.2mm.<br />

Despite finding “a highly significant positive<br />

correlation between increasing age and facial<br />

asymmetry,” Dr Taylor said the causes were<br />

not so easily identifiable but “may include<br />

asymmetric skeletal remodeling along with<br />

differential deflation and descent of the<br />

soft tissues”.<br />

“Although facial symmetry is thought to<br />

reflect genetic and molecular development, it<br />

may be perturbed by environmental factors,<br />

nutrition, illness, and behaviour,” she said.<br />

“Some degree of facial asymmetry is<br />

attractive and inherent in any face, but in excess,<br />

it is unnatural and unattractive and correlates<br />

with a decline in well-being.”<br />

The researchers concluded that “the<br />

observed correlation between increasing<br />

facial asymmetry and age can be useful as<br />

a guide in plastic surgery to produce agematched<br />

features”.<br />

LORÉAL<br />




Loréal has launched<br />

the world’s first<br />

battery-free wearable<br />

UV sensor - The La<br />

Roche-Posay My Skin<br />

Track UV. The 12mm<br />

x 6mm waterproof<br />

sensor comes with a<br />

wire clip so that it can<br />

be attached to clothing<br />

or accessories.<br />

Guive Balooch, the<br />

global vice president<br />

and head of L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator, said the company’s research “has long<br />

indicated the need for better consumer understanding of personal UV exposure”.<br />

“We created this battery-free sensor to seamlessly integrate into the lives, and daily<br />

routines, of those using it.<br />

“We hope it makes it easier for people to make smart, sun-safe choices.”<br />

My Skin Track UV is activated by the sun and powered by the user’s<br />

smartphone using near-field communication. The sensor measures both UVA and<br />

UVB rays and provides instant status updates to its accompanying app when users<br />

tap it against their smartphone.<br />

The launch of My Skin Track UV follows La Roche-Posay’s 2016 launch of the<br />

first stretchable skin sensor to monitor UV exposure, My UV Patch..<br />




Three years after<br />

launching onto the<br />

Australian market,<br />

Wrinkles Schminkles has<br />

won TGA approval for<br />

its medical-grade silicone<br />

pads which “treat and<br />

prevent the formation<br />

of lines, creases<br />

and wrinkles”.<br />

Despite the brand’s<br />

success around the<br />

country, company<br />

founder Gabrielle<br />

Requena says she<br />

applied for the brand’s<br />

inclusion in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods to meet the needs<br />

of the changing market.<br />

“Anti-ageing consumers are getting smarter,” she says.<br />

“They are learning one product is not like another, one laser treatment<br />

is not like another… and they are learning to ask the right questions before<br />

spending excessive amounts on treatments and products that might not<br />

deliver the promised results.”<br />

Requena says inclusion in the ARTG gives the brand’s stockists<br />

and consumers “reassurance that the range meets the highest<br />

Australian standards”.<br />

“It isn’t very common for home-care, retail products like ours to get listed<br />

in the ARTG so it says a lot about our range that it has been.”<br />



birthday celebrations<br />

This year Derma Aesthetics will turn nine and celebrate the success of its modern<br />

skincare approach. In 2010, Co-Founders Reika Roberts & Simone Vescio sat<br />

around a dining room table with the collective dream of changing the way people<br />

approach skincare. Today they run a multi-million dollar business across Australia and<br />

New Zealand, which employs over 25 people and their products are featured and sold<br />

in over 300 skincare clinics. They chat about their modern approach to skincare.<br />

Tell us about why you introduced<br />

dermaviduals & corneotherapy<br />

to Australia…<br />

S: “We’ve always done things our way and have<br />

never wavered with our standards or values, no<br />

matter what might be considered the next fad<br />

or trend within the industry. When we first<br />

introduced dermaviduals and the skin treatment<br />

philosophy of Corneotherapy to the Australian and<br />

New Zealand market, we were basically laughed<br />

at. After all, peeling and microdermabrasion was<br />

seen as the only way to achieve fresh, glowing skin!<br />

No-one was particularly interested in preserving<br />

the epidermis. Certainly there was little concern<br />

for product ingredients and whether any might<br />

actually be influencing cells and systems in a<br />

negative way.”<br />

R: “We’ve since seen the industry turned on its head, with the focus now<br />

firmly on maintaining the skin barrier. This is tremendously satisfying and we<br />

like to think that Derma Aesthetics has played a large role in bringing about<br />

this positive change.”<br />

Education is one of the main tenets of Derma Aesthetics,<br />

can you tell us why?<br />

R: “Education is at the core of all we do at Derma Aesthetics. We never<br />

stop furthering our own knowledge and then sharing what we learn with<br />

our customers. We always encourage them to continually question what is<br />

marketed towards them. This ensures that they are informed and in turn<br />

passionate clinicians. Educating our partner clinics brings us much joy, as<br />

does creating opportunities for like-minded skin treatment therapists to unite,<br />

learn and better this amazing industry.”<br />

S: “Education is actually the foundation of how we, as a company, came about<br />

as well. Reika and I met at an advanced skin education seminar hosted by<br />

Florence Barrett-Hill. Over a shared love of skin, Derma Aesthetics was born!<br />


Fast forward nine years and we are constantly working towards advancing<br />

the level of knowledge in cosmetic chemistry, advanced skin analysis and<br />

Corneotherapy throughout Australia and New Zealand. We strive to ensure<br />

best practice and to train a new generation of engaged and inspired therapists.<br />

We are proud to be known as a provider of quality education designed for<br />

enhancing post-graduate knowledge. We are passionate about the structure<br />

of the skin and how to make it function at its best. It’s so rewarding seeing<br />

skin treatment therapists develop and adopt this same passion for the skin and<br />

beauty industry.”<br />

R: “We’ve also always stayed resolute on the standard of partners we bring on<br />

board. We’re thrilled that lots of clinics want dermaviduals in their clinic, but<br />

if they can’t demonstrate a certain standard of knowledge or commitment to<br />

education, then unfortunately that clinic isn’t for us. With ‘like attracting like’,<br />

our Derma Aesthetics staff have the same values of education and knowledge.<br />

We’re extremely excited to be heading over to Germany for the 6th International<br />

Corneotherapy Symposium at the start of May with around 30 passionate<br />

dermaviduals partners and staff. The topic is Enzymes In & Around The Skin<br />

and we cannot wait to pass everything we learn onto our clients!”<br />

What drives your passion for customer service?<br />

S: “Coming from a clinic background, I know exceptional customer service<br />

is vital. The support you receive from your product distributors can make or<br />

break your business. Reika and I set out to provide service and support that<br />

made a real difference to the industry. Our partners tell us that any other<br />

distributor doesn’t offer our bespoke business solutions and the support we<br />

provide. One of our partners, Fiona King, was kind enough to send this<br />

through to us recently: “Peninsula Skin and <strong>Beauty</strong> Clinic is a new stockist of<br />

dermaviduals & dermaviduals deco and I can say with no hesitation that it is<br />

the best decision I have made for the salon to date. The products are of course<br />

amazing but I have to talk about the customer care we have been given from<br />

the time of my initial enquiry to becoming a stockist to date. Every single<br />

person I have spoken to along the way has been terrific. The culture in this<br />

company is obviously fantastic from the top all the way through because you<br />

just don’t get this level of overall care without that! Our BDM is by far the<br />

best that I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with. We have been totally taken<br />

care of and feel confident and assured with the derma team by our side. It is<br />

a very scary time opening a salon with many unknowns and I wish I’d had<br />

this level of customer support from the start of my clinic days. Thank you<br />

everyone at Derma Aesthetics for your passion in helping us succeed. It may<br />

all be in a day’s work for you, but the kindness and helpfulness you have<br />

shown me is actually life changing as I forward with my salon.”<br />

R: “We are the proud recipients of multiple global customer service awards,<br />

including the MyFaceMyBody Awards. However, we will never rest on our<br />

laurels so this remains a core focus for us. Our<br />

quest is to constantly question and stretch<br />

ourselves to improve is strong!”<br />

With everything being available<br />

on the Internet now, why have you<br />

decided to keep dermaviduals offline?<br />

R: “By not allowing online sales, we support our<br />

industry and the expert status that therapists and<br />

aestheticians have accomplished through extensive<br />

training and education. dermaviduals was developed<br />

by a doctor and a team of scientists and as such is<br />

based on proven scientific findings at peer level, as<br />

opposed to exploiting concepts for marketing and<br />

self-promotion. As professionals, it is essential to be<br />

able to identify fact from fiction, information from<br />

hype, and honesty within claims.”<br />

S: “Today’s clients are well informed and conduct<br />

their own research, but will still look to you, as<br />

therapists, for knowledge. It is imperative that<br />

one has a thorough understanding of the product<br />

line, ingredients and treatment methodologies you<br />

recommend. Our partners love that we don’t allow<br />

online sales, ensuring their sales remain in-clinic<br />

and the integrity of the product range is not<br />

tarnished by consumers using the products without<br />

first having a thorough skin analysis and a tailored<br />

skin prescription.”<br />

We know that dermaviduals has<br />

always been cruelty-free, what<br />

inspired this?<br />

R: “We’re so proud that dermaviduals has never been<br />

tested on animals - all test patches are conducted<br />

on human volunteers and dermaviduals would have<br />

never considered doing it any other way.”<br />

Derma Aesthetics seems to continually<br />

buck the trend when it comes to<br />

skincare and business, what advice can<br />

you give to other businesses?<br />

R: “Trust your team and encourage a culture that<br />

will both support and challenge you.”<br />

S: “Our workplace is not a popularity contest nor<br />

is it a game of power playing. We work very hard<br />

to bring out the best by sharing our unique skills<br />

and working together to achieve company goals<br />

not individual agendas. If this is your focus, it will<br />

show in your work.”<br />

R: “Lastly, practice ‘Fear Forward’! Do things that<br />

challenge you. If you think you can’t – work hard<br />

to change your mindset because your thoughts<br />

truly do become your reality.”<br />

S&R: “So if you’re looking to change your clinic’s<br />

future and want to join a supportive family of<br />

outstanding therapists, look no further - you have<br />

found your tribe.”n<br />

To find out more visit: www.dermaviduals.com.au,<br />

www.dermacit.au or phone: 1300 420223.<br />





WHO I AM?<br />

The power of celebrity endorsement can send your sales soaring – Anita Quade<br />

checks out the midas touch stars can have on your beauty brand.<br />


instagrammers only have to whisper about<br />

a product they have on their bathroom<br />

vanity or their ‘can’t live without’ favourite<br />

and boom you have a number one seller<br />

and sellout on your hands. We take a look<br />

at some of the latest celebrities who have<br />

taken products and treatments to another<br />

level by association.<br />

Meghan Markle - The External<br />

Glow Of Royalty<br />

Can there be anything more powerful<br />

than the endorsement of royalty? We saw<br />

it with the ‘Diana effect’ and the latest<br />

royal addition Meghan Markle is proving<br />

a PR powerhouse for beauty brands. On<br />

a recent trip to Australia it was revealed<br />

by a former makeup artist the Duchess<br />

is a fan of Jane Iredale’s bronzer and<br />

Dermalux face treatments.<br />

Dermalux’s Alison Mattock,<br />

Marketing & Public Relations<br />

Coordinator for <strong>Professional</strong> <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

Solutions (the distributor of Dermalux<br />

LED in Australia) said: “We have<br />

certainly seen an increase in demand for<br />

Dermalux LED in the salon market since<br />

the Meghan Markle effect hit, with salon<br />

owners calling to find out more about<br />

the brand, to even just the increased<br />

enquiries we have been receiving on social<br />

media. We have already noticed an influx<br />

of people recommending LED light on<br />

online forums, social media groups and<br />

face-to-face, as the solution to many<br />

problematic skin conditions, including<br />

acne and psoriasis. And this has just been<br />

accelerated by Meghan bringing it to the<br />

forefront of mainstream media outlets.<br />

The response has been incredible!”<br />

The media have been fascinated by the<br />

natural beauty of the former Hollywood<br />

actress and her former makeup artist<br />

revealed she gets her glow from Jane<br />

Iredale Peaches & Cream Bronzer. Artist<br />

Min Min Ma says that she created “a<br />

sun-kissed complexion, soft smoky eyes<br />

in bronzy, earthy tones and soft nude<br />

pink/coral lips” that brought out her eyes<br />

and “complemented her natural features<br />

without overwhelming them” for her<br />

TV appearance on Suits, and then added<br />

the Jane Iredale Bronzer in Peaches and<br />

Cream to “get her glowy, sun-kissed<br />

complexion”. Since then Jane Iredale has<br />

lightly promoted the royal connection –<br />

it has posted a ‘Glow like the Duchess<br />

of Sussex!’ article on its website<br />

recommending the bronzer and two other<br />

products to “help you recreate Meghan’s<br />

gorgeous, natural glow”.<br />

Megan’s makeup artist Min Min Ma<br />

also posted an image of the makeup look<br />

she created featuring the Jane Iredale<br />

bronzer on her instagram account (left).<br />

Kylie Jenner - The Real Reality<br />

Star Effect<br />

With a beauty empire worth more<br />

than $900 million thanks to her Kylie<br />

Cosmetics company, her endorsement can<br />

result in products selling out in minutes.<br />

The star created a tanning frenzy in<br />

August, last year when she posted a selfie<br />

on Instagram alerting her 112 million<br />

followers to “my new favourite at home<br />

self-tan all the way from Australia” – it<br />

was a promotion for Bondi Sands selftanning<br />

foam.<br />

The PR effect wasn’t lost on the<br />

company – it experienced a 500 percent<br />

increase in online sales,” following<br />

the post.<br />

The sponsored post (above), which was<br />

labelled an “#ad” by Kylie, is rumoured to<br />

have cost the Melbourne-based company<br />

around US$1 million.<br />

Last month Kylie topped the 2018<br />

Instagram Rich List compiled by Hopper<br />

HQ, an automated Instagram scheduler.<br />

The report estimates that Kylie’s<br />

sponsored posts now cost US$1 million<br />

each – up from US$400,000 in 2017.<br />

Although not willing to reveal how<br />

much the company paid for its post,<br />

Bondi Sand’s head of sales and business<br />

development, Jordan Mylius, was happy<br />

to share its insta-effect on the brand.<br />

Just three days after the Instagram<br />

Mylius said the post had already received<br />

over 5.4 million ‘likes’.<br />

“Our objective of massive brand<br />

awareness was achieved with an increase<br />

in Bondi Sands Instagram following of<br />

over 20,000 in a 24-hour period,” he said.<br />

“We have also seen a significant<br />

uplift in sales of Bondi Sands in all<br />

retailers globally since the post as well<br />

as over a 500 percent increase in online<br />

sales globally.”<br />

And despite the fact that the Dark<br />

Self Tanning Foam shown on Kylie’s<br />




post is sold in retailers such as Priceline in Australia,<br />

the post has also positively impacted on Bond Sands’<br />

professional products.<br />

“The demand has also filtered into the salon market,”<br />

said Mylius.<br />

“We have already seen an increase in demand for salon<br />

spray tans with our <strong>Professional</strong> Salon Dark Solution which<br />

delivers the same results as the Dark Self Tanning Foam<br />

which Kylie posted about.”<br />

Mylius said that company approached Kylie because she<br />

resonated with the target consumer and especially in the<br />

USA because it was a market they were entering in 2018.<br />

Launched five years ago, Bondi Sands has “the strongest<br />

ambassador program and social media following of any self<br />

tanning brand globally with over 500 loyal key influencers”<br />

including Tammy Hembrow, Natalie Halcro, Charlotte<br />

Crosby, Holly Hagan, Gary Beadle, Megan McKenna, and<br />

Michael Finch promoting its products.<br />

Bradley Cooper - The Big ScreenTreatment<br />

What better way to boost sales than a Hollywood celebrity<br />

and a sales office box hit. Actor and director Bradley Cooper<br />

caused a sales boom when it is was revealed her used Vita<br />

Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse for his starring<br />

role on the big screen in A Star is Born.<br />

The mousse, which has been the “the number 1 selling<br />

self-tan product in the Vita Liberata range” around the<br />

world since its launch in 2011, was used to give Bradley<br />

Cooper a rugged look in his role as a cowboy-rockstar in the<br />

hit film featuring Lady Gaga.<br />

On October 5 last year, the same day the highlyanticipated<br />

film was released in the US and two weeks<br />

ahead of its release in Australia, Cooper’s Oscar winning<br />

makeup artist Ve Neill revealed the secret to his rugged<br />

transformation for the role to Refinery29.<br />

“I tanned him every day,” she said.<br />

“I had him do full-body [spray] tans every other week,<br />

then every morning I would re-tan him in the chair [with<br />

the Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse].”<br />

Since then the makeup artist’s revelation has been<br />

reported on numerous news and social media pages around<br />

the world as well as Vita Liberta’s own Facebook and<br />

Instagram pages in the UK, US and Australia and sales of<br />

the self-tanner have skyrocketed.<br />

Shannon Earls, general manager of Encore <strong>Beauty</strong> (the<br />

distributor of Vita Liberata in Australia) said sales of the<br />

self-tanner had increased “by over ten times in the last two<br />

months” – although some of the increase could also be<br />

attributed to the brand’s recent launch into Adore <strong>Beauty</strong>.<br />

Earls stressed that although Bradley Cooper has garnered<br />

the most publicity for the Irish brand, he was not the first,<br />

and is unlikely to be the last, celebrity to enjoy its long<br />

lasting glow.<br />

“There are a huge number of celebrities that love Vita<br />

Liberata,”she says.<br />

“Some of our long-time celebrity fans include Sophia<br />

Vergara, Emma Watson, Alicia Keys, Hailey Baldwin and<br />

Ashley Graham.” n<br />

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JET, SET, GO<br />

These travel-size sets make it easy to<br />

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LEFT<br />

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Skin<br />


Margaret Young’s clients range from eight to 82 in age. The Skin Spa medispa director<br />

catches up with Michelle Ruzzene to talk technology, treatments and therapy.<br />

How did you get into beauty?<br />

“I was approached by a salon owner in High<br />

Street Armadale in Melbourne, when I was around<br />

18. The owner thought that I had the right nature<br />

for beauty. That’s 32 years ago and I still get the<br />

same enjoyment now in driving skin improvement<br />

results for our clients.”<br />

When was Skin Spa established?<br />

“Skin Spa opened in 2005. Unlike the premises<br />

which looks great, the business itself was<br />

misaligned with new technology. We have owned<br />

it for the last six years and have driven many<br />

significant technological improvements since then.<br />

The Skin Spa branding attracted us, but systems<br />

were old, communication with our clients was not<br />

modern and the service menu was irrelevant to<br />

demand. We stocked about five different brands<br />

of skincare that no-one understood, let alone<br />

could commercialise. We now have Ultraderm and<br />

Ultraderm only.”<br />


• Diploma <strong>Beauty</strong> (Melbourne <strong>Beauty</strong> College)<br />

• Diploma <strong>Beauty</strong> (Electrolysis)<br />

• Diploma Clinical Aesthetics (Capillary Diathermy)<br />

• Diploma Guinot Product Treatments<br />

• Graduate Certificate in IPL / Laser Therapy<br />

• IPL / Laser Safety Officers Certificate<br />

• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment<br />

Tell us about your staff?<br />

“There are between five and six of us that make up the Skin Spa team with<br />

most of our staff having been longer term members. Adair, our most recent<br />

team member, undertook three courses of study at once and has a tenacious<br />

appetite for dermal treatment knowledge. She’s calming, elegant and serious<br />

about her career in dermal skin treatments. Katt she has several laser<br />

accreditations, has worked with cosmetic doctors and performed well over<br />

10,000 treatments. Tamika has modelled internationally in about six countries,<br />

understands contemporary trends with brows and lashes and has around<br />

140,000 followers on her social media. We also have other clever advisory<br />


people that informally make up the team from medical, legal and financial<br />

backgrounds. Keeping our staff motivated is easy. We believe we reward them<br />

well. We inspire them with new technology solutions to drive results with<br />

our customers, training from Ultraderm’s product range and specific training<br />

related to our equipment, customer service and communicating with our<br />

customers. We provide regular feedback to them on areas for improvement.”<br />

How important is training and education?<br />

“All Skin Spa staff are encouraged in their own time to use our technology<br />

on themselves. We have found that understanding how it feels and what<br />

effect it has increases our ability to provide better quality service. Of course,<br />

education is vitally important with our team. Diploma and post graduate<br />

qualified, we ensure that everyone is up to date, compliant and seeking that<br />

next learning opportunity.”<br />

Who is your typical clientele?<br />

“Skin Spa’s clientele ranges from eight-year-olds requiring their skin to be<br />

decongested to 82-year-olds that want to try our latest anti-ageing and skin<br />

tightening technology. But in most cases our clientele are professional people<br />

including many doctors of varying specialisations, physiotherapists, solicitors,<br />

dentists, television journalists and most importantly, local mums seeking<br />

smoother, clearer skin. They travel far and wide too, from active military<br />

service in Afghanistan, remote islands in the Pacific and Caribbean and<br />

remote mining operations. One of our favourite client’s drives a 4WD more<br />

than six hours to see us, booking twice in two days, dodging feral pigs and<br />

kangaroos along the way.”<br />

Most popular and signature treatments?<br />

“This varies by the season, but decongesting<br />

skin, tightening skin and anti-ageing skin is<br />

where we get our best results for our customers.<br />

We deliver the latest dermal technology such<br />

as the Rezenerate dermal treatments, RF (radio<br />

frequency), peels and LED therapy to assist us<br />

in driving results. When this is combined with<br />

quality home care, our clients are rewarded with<br />

superior results.”<br />

Why do you stock Ultraderm solely?<br />

“Not only has Ultraderm transformed the quality<br />

of the services we offer, the feedback from our<br />

customers has been overwhelming. We have many<br />

clients that are camera-facing each day for their<br />

roles as television journalists who love the antireflective<br />

sunscreen.”<br />

Skin Spa highlights?<br />

“There have been many. Partnering with<br />

internationally published scientific author and<br />

experienced medical doctor Dr Andrew Clarke<br />

has been a highlight for Skin Spa and our clients.<br />

Some of the more notable, emotional highlights<br />

have been helping people rid themselves of<br />

problematic and severe acne conditions, when<br />

prescription medicine has resulted in depression. It<br />

is very rewarding when we begin to get results in<br />

just a few treatments.” n<br />

Skin Spa, 2/20 Stewart Rd, Ashgrove, Queensland, 4060.<br />

www.skinspa.com.au 07 3366 1800<br />



Managing business<br />


Now is the chance to look forward and start planning a few business basics.<br />

Jeanette Galyer reveals how to set your goals and stay ahead of the game.<br />

WHEN I THINK about my younger years,<br />

admittedly they are now a bit fuzzy, I don’t<br />

remember ever saying “I can’t believe how quickly<br />

the year has gone”. But with life now hurtling by<br />

at a blistering pace I’m sure as you read this, you’ll<br />

be joining in me wondering exactly that! This is<br />

the perfect time of year to take control of your<br />

business success. Here are just a few of the things<br />

I’ll be looking at in the year ahead.<br />

Marketing matters<br />

Plan your <strong>2019</strong> marketing strategy for the year<br />

now. Check your website – (I’m assuming you<br />

have one because if you’re not online in today’s<br />

world you’re not really in business). Here is a mini<br />

checklist to make sure you are up to date.<br />

• Is all the information current?<br />

• Are there spelling errors? – I always get a<br />

little twitch when I see what is an otherwise<br />

beautifully designed website with text errors.<br />

• Have any of the prices changed for your<br />

products and services?<br />

• Can your clients book online?<br />

• Do you have a click and collect service? There is<br />

little point spending time and money directing<br />

potential clients to an outdated website.<br />

Get Social<br />

Plan your social media campaign – how often will<br />

you post, what will you post, how many of those<br />

posts will you boost? Prepare posts now to be used at a later date when either<br />

business is slow and you need a boost, or you’re too busy to write a post but<br />

need to maintain a regular schedule.<br />

The Green revolution continues<br />

Climate change continues to be a hot topic, and consumers are more aware<br />

than ever of their impact on the environment. While our clients are happy<br />

to embrace technology in our treatments, increasingly they are reverting to<br />

natural, sustainable ingredients in the products we use. With the Internet<br />

always on hand (or switched to silent in their bag during the treatment),<br />

clients have access to far more information about ingredients and their origins<br />

than ever before. Vegan products were originally thought to be niche market,<br />

but this is now a fast-growing sector which will only continue to increase.<br />

Now is the perfect time to consider the products you use, and retail<br />

products you stock. What are the ingredients, are they sustainable; is<br />

the product produced ethically; are they recognised as cruelty-free; is the<br />

packaging recyclable; is there excessive packaging? Don’t forget your clients<br />

will be googling this.<br />

Injectables intelligence<br />

It is unlikely that the media coverage concerning Australia’s first case of<br />

blindness due to injectables will deter many new or existing clients from<br />

continuing to have these treatments. What we can expect is that clients<br />

will become far more discerning in who they choose to provide this service.<br />

Customer testimonials will have a far greater impact when new clients are<br />

choosing who to trust. If you don’t already collect testimonials, now is the<br />

time to start! Check online for existing reviews and see all the options<br />

available to you. We can also expect far greater scrutiny from regulators<br />

concerning the provision of treatments, as well as the introduction of<br />

new regulations.<br />


Training Package update<br />

The Training Package for the beauty industry is in the process of being<br />

updated. Training Packages are generally reviewed at least every five<br />

years to ensure they are keeping pace with new technology and current<br />

industry practices. In addition to reviewing the current qualifications and<br />

units of competency, two new qualifications have been proposed to cover<br />

skills where new and additional training needs have been identified. A<br />

new, stand-alone qualification in Cosmetic Tattooing is being considered,<br />

with additional content to cover microblading, feathering, use of products<br />

and treatment of adverse effects. There will also be a completely new<br />

qualification to cover skin rejuvenation treatments. This new qualification<br />

will cover treatments not included in the current SHB training package<br />

such as skin needling to 1mm, chemical peels, LED, and IPL and laser for<br />

skin rejuvenation.<br />

Taking part in this review allows you to have a say in what the new<br />

generation of beauty therapists will be trained in. There will be two<br />

rounds of national industry consultation, with the first round commencing<br />

in the coming months. The draft Training Package Products will be<br />

available for public comment via SkillsIQ Feedback Forum. SkillsIQ will<br />

also be conducting national workshops and webinars. The best way to get<br />

involved and stay up to date is to sign up with SkillsIQ to receive updates<br />

( www.skillsiq.com.au ). The project is anticipated for submission in late<br />

<strong>2019</strong>. It’s important to make sure you are aware of any changes that are<br />

occurring to keep yourself and staff ahead of the game.<br />

Business necessities<br />

The time-consuming, mundane basics of running a<br />

business. Check out your compliance with awards.<br />

Anecdotal evidence suggests as many as 47% of<br />

small businesses aren’t paying their employees<br />

correctly. Another of the boring but always<br />

constant facts of life when running a business<br />

is account and record keeping. The Australian<br />

Taxation Office recently received additional<br />

funding to investigate areas of non-compliance<br />

and fraudulent claims. The most common errors<br />

made by small business and sole traders relates to<br />

unsubstantiated expense claims, and not reporting<br />

cash income. Check with your accountant on what<br />

is and isn’t claimable. n<br />

Jeanette Galyer is the Sales and Marketing Director<br />

of Eckstein Australia Real Skin<br />

Care Pty Ltd, the importers and<br />

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Valentine’s<br />

MAKEUP<br />

It’s time to make a bold statement this <strong>February</strong> – so get ready to be<br />

noticed with siren red lips, glowing skin and pretty nail art. Australian<br />

Makeup Artist of the Year 2018 Sarah Laidlaw shares her guide to<br />

getting it right for your clients.<br />

Skin<br />

“More than ever before, the quality and<br />

texture of your client’s skin is in the spotlight.<br />

Healthy, just-had-a-facial skin is what everyone<br />

wants and skin care treatments and products have<br />

become the star of the show. The glowing, hydrated<br />

skin look is part diet, part skincare regime and part<br />

deftly placed makeup products. The trick is<br />

to focus on caring for skin so prep with a<br />

gleaming primer and lighten up on<br />

the foundation.”<br />




Lips<br />

“It’s far from groundbreaking, but the red<br />

lip is firmly embedded in fashion as a staple<br />

look. The French Girl Red statement lip was on the<br />

international runways in all its bright and bold glory.<br />

In Spring we saw glossy red lips, in Summer we saw<br />

perfectly hydrated old-world Hollywood reds. Try<br />

using a long-lasting formulation on your clients for<br />

Valentines Day. The latest products give a velvety<br />

finish that isn’t drying — and will last through<br />

multiple drinks, dinner and a sweet<br />

Valentines kiss.”<br />


MAKEUP<br />

Nails<br />

“If you’re game, it’s all about<br />

sensual colours and nail art right<br />

now. From a pretty airbrushed ombre to<br />

handpainted designs to astonish, anything goes<br />

when it comes to a manicure. Try a romantic twist<br />

on this fun trend and go for designs using pink,<br />

red, hearts and flowers for max instagram-ability<br />

for your salon. For clients who want less<br />

look-at-me then a pinky-nude polish<br />

is a perfect go-to for the<br />

romantic.”<br />



Insta-worthy ways<br />


Try these tips to reach your clients and boost sales on Instagram by Heather Porter<br />

BUSINESS OWNERS AND social media<br />

managers are quickly realising that social media<br />

is a “pay to play” game, or more simply put, if you<br />

want to get your message out there you need to<br />

spend some money promoting your posts. Get<br />

started by using what the influencers rely on to<br />

grow their brands.<br />

Tip #1: Make sure you have a<br />

business profile<br />

A personal profile is great for sharing personal<br />

updates with friends and family, but if you want to<br />

grow your business you need a business account.<br />

You can either create a new one from scratch that<br />

is separate from your personal account, or make<br />

your personal account into a business one by<br />

updating the settings inside your Instagram app.<br />

Plus make sure you enable locations so people<br />

can check in when they visit you. You can create<br />

your location inside of Facebook.<br />

Tip #2: Include a call to action in your bio<br />

You are allowed one link in your bio so use it<br />

wisely. Instead of putting a link to your website<br />

home page, promote something – a special of the<br />

month, a blog post that is promoting one of your<br />

treatments or even a link to your online booking<br />

system. You can, and should, change it often too<br />

depending on what you are promoting.<br />

Tip #3: Add hashtags to your captions<br />

Hashtags are the language of Instagram so you<br />

should be using them in your captions. They<br />

help you to be found in the different communities<br />

of Instagram.<br />

Tip #4: Create stories<br />

Stories are 15-second video clips that have builtin<br />

scarcity because they expire after 24 hours. By<br />

posting them you encourage more people to watch<br />

or they know they might miss out on something<br />

from you. The great news with stories is that you<br />

can be more candid in them and don’t need to<br />

worry about fancy editing. Why? They disappear<br />

and people expect them to be off the cuff.<br />

Tip #5: Don’t forget to sell from your<br />

social posts<br />

Do you sell products on your site? Create<br />

shoppable posts where you can link straight to<br />


To grow your business on Insta make these 5 steps a daily habit.<br />

1. Create 1-3 stories each day mixing video and image clips<br />

2. Post once a day on your grid and alternate your own content with<br />

user generated content<br />

3. Check the link in your bio – can you update it for a new promotion?<br />

4. Research and use new hashtags in your captions<br />

5. Try the “follow – like – comment” strategy where you search for a<br />

new hashtag, find 3 prominent users of that hashtag, follow their<br />

profile, like 3 of their posts and comment on 1. You will see your<br />

engagement and followers grow.<br />

your cart for products you show in posts. If you are promoting your services<br />

then mention that there is a link in your bio straight to that page. Do you have<br />

more than 10,000 followers? Then you are allowed to include a link inside a<br />

story to your website.<br />

Tip #6: Share UGC (User Generated Content)<br />

The Instagram algorithm rewards people who are social by suggesting their<br />

profile and showing their posts in the explore tab. One of the easiest ways to<br />

be social is by sharing other people’s content.<br />

You can either share content from people who tag you in or use your<br />

hashtag in their posts or just choose content by influencers you think would<br />

make a nice addition to your grid.<br />

Tip #7: Use apps and tools<br />

From editing images and videos to planning your content, here are a few apps<br />

and tools you might want to ad into your toolkit:<br />

• Captiona: helps you come up with clever captions for your posts<br />

• Planoly: a tool that helps you visually plan, manage and schedule<br />

your posts<br />

• Clips: helps you add annotations to your videos for those who like to read<br />

what you say instead of listen<br />

• Continual: lets you take a long video and break it up into 15 sec clips to<br />

create multiple stories<br />

• Canva: create animated GIFS or short videos with text animation<br />

The key for using Instagram to build your business overall is to be<br />

consistent, be engaging and engage with others, give great value and from time<br />

to time don’t forgot to ask people to buy or book an appointment. Best of<br />

luck to all you insta-stars! n<br />

Heather Porter has run events for speakers such as Tony<br />

Robbins and is now the founder of a website development<br />

company, co-host of 2 podcasts, co-author of 4 business books<br />

and host of That Social Media Show on the Bizversity app. For<br />

details check out: www.heatherporter.com<br />





Acclaimed makeup artist and global brand ambassador for<br />

MAC, Nicole ‘Pinky’ Thompson, has just released her first<br />

book Making It Up – Makeup Minus the Rules.<br />

The 36-year-old shares with Michelle Ruzzene how<br />

she inspires beauty junkies around the world to break the<br />

makeup rules, embrace diversity and live life colourfully.<br />


“The constant change! Trends come and go, but I<br />

feel lucky to be able to make people feel really good<br />

about themselves with the blend of a brush or the pat<br />

of a shimmer.”<br />


“How could I not – I’ve never had any two<br />

days the same in my entire career. My<br />

passion comes from being inspired, and I’m<br />

fortunate to be surrounded with those with<br />

the capacity to do that.”<br />


“My eyelash curler is hands-down my<br />

favourite product, because eyelashes<br />

are the easiest part of your face you can<br />

make beautiful instantly and on the run.”<br />


“True beauty is on the inside but there<br />

is nothing wrong with throwing a bit of<br />

glitter on it!”<br />



“Writing Making It Up is my full circle moment for my<br />

career where I get to pass on so much of the knowledge<br />

I have inherited over the years. Not to mention the fact<br />

that I got to work with some of my best friends in making<br />

the project possible.”<br />


“Depends on my mood – Kevin Aucoin, the<br />

original make up pioneer whose books I have<br />

collected over the years that still inspire me. From<br />

Val Garland, Tom Pecheax and Kabuki to my<br />

peers I work alongside everyday, I happily draw<br />

inspo from everywhere.”<br />


“My personal go to is to cover every inch of my<br />

body in sunscreen, because otherwise I start<br />

resembling a lobster. But on others anything<br />

long-wearing because ‘shvitzing’ is a thing and it<br />

is not kind to make up.”<br />

THE BOOK:<br />

“We break the rules! I have poured my makeup brain onto<br />

the pages. I wanted to share all the little tricks I have learned<br />

during my 15 years doing makeup and show people out<br />

there how to have FUN with their beauty look. It does NOT<br />

have to be complicated. You CAN wear that colour, and<br />

that glitter - go for it! “<br />


“I love Lady Gaga because she<br />

has grown into her look and<br />

embraced her age over time<br />

without going beige.”<br />


“Make up is less about how<br />

you look but more about how<br />

it makes you feel when you<br />

wear it.”<br />


“@valgarland is my makeup hero<br />

so if social media didn’t exist and<br />

she was putting polaroids of her<br />

work on messenger pigeons, I<br />

would collect all the pigeons for<br />

my very own viewing pleasure.”<br />


“I get a lot of work due to not<br />

being afraid to play with colour<br />

but I always make sure I pair that<br />

with really good skin. So when it<br />

comes to signature looks – Good<br />

Skin is always in.”<br />


Moving to Timely was the<br />

best thing I ever did<br />

I’m the least tech person ever, I basically hate computers. But moving<br />

to Timely was the best thing I ever did. I love that if I get stuck, I know<br />

their Support team are just a phone call or email away.<br />

All you have to do is say yes. — Jazz Pampling, Brow Artist<br />

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THE<br />


The lure of Australian Made beauty products is evident with more and more<br />

international markets turning to Australia because of their high quality innovations and<br />

ingredients. Industry experts share their views on why they are proudly homegrown<br />

and the challenges they face. By Anita Quade<br />


How has the perception changed of homegrown cosmetics over the past few years?<br />

“We’ve noticed that buyers are beginning to become more consumer conscious. Instead of focusing solely on the price point, consumers<br />

are now looking more closely into where products are from, how they are made and the quality standards of the brand. We feel as though<br />

there is a shift in consumers looking to buy locally, to support brands that are made by Australians, in their own backyard instead of fully<br />

imported products.”<br />

With globalisation how is it viable to keep costs manageable in Australia?<br />

“While manufacturing costs in Australia are higher, we find that manufacturing onsite allows for production to be monitored which, in turn<br />

provides a more consistent and high-quality product.<br />

A premium product may end up costing a little extra, however it becomes viable as it can be used more<br />

efficiently and achieve a greater result as opposed to a cheaper, imported product that can often be inferior and of a<br />

lower quality.”<br />

LYCON Cosmetics<br />

Lydia Jordane, Founder<br />

www.lycon.com.au<br />


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What is the drawcard of Australian Made brands?<br />

“Traditionally Australians were attracted to buying local in support<br />

of the economy and keeping jobs at home; and whilst this is no<br />

less important today in recent years both the Australian and the<br />

overseas consumer associates Australian Made with authentic,<br />

premium quality products that originate from a clean and green<br />

living appreciation, made to demanding Australian standards.<br />

Our brands O Cosmedics and GINGER&ME are made<br />

under Good Manufacturing Practise (GMP) standards; a set<br />

of principles and procedures that when followed helps ensure<br />

that therapeutic goods are of high quality. As a result, batches<br />

are consistent, quality is guaranteed, and consumers are safe in<br />

the knowledge they are putting quality care on their skin. We<br />

ensure the actives we use come from reputable sources, are<br />

consumer preferred (we are just as strict about what goes into<br />

our products as those that don’t) and are used in their functional<br />

dose that make a skin difference, and this is a big reason why<br />

Australian brands are building a strong following for products<br />

that work. Australian Made generally reflects and is strictly for O<br />

Cosmedics and GINGER&ME animal cruelty, vegan and gluten<br />

free – we listen to the consumer and what matters to them. Buying<br />

Australian also means buying into the Australian way and culture;<br />

brands with a personality. Typically, Australian brands connect<br />

with consumers in a transparent manner, giving them a chance<br />

to be heard and understood, ultimately building brand trust<br />

and loyalty across diverse backgrounds. Living in Australia is a<br />

multicultural experience reflected in the demographics of our skin<br />

care purchases. As manufacturers we design our products for the<br />

modern Australian whose background is diverse hence making us a<br />

good fit for international markets too.”<br />

What is one of the biggest challenges of creating or selling<br />

Australian Made?<br />

“Without a doubt the costs of goods and labour expenses.<br />

Manufacturing in Australia is expensive. Whilst our manufacturing,<br />

quality control and finished product is of a very high level the<br />

choice and price options when it comes to actives, packaging,<br />

printing is limited and very expensive. Australia has a poor<br />

selection of packaging options which means it mostly needs to<br />

come from overseas. Our brands will not buy from China hence<br />

we pay top dollar for packaging out of Korea and Italy. Australian<br />

active ingredients are also limited and again we must turn to<br />

overseas suppliers for quality products and a greater selection.<br />

Pricing is a major challenge, actives can increase as much as 50%<br />

without notice, freight costs go up and of course pricing is further<br />

influenced by the fluctuation of the currency. These costs are often<br />

absorbed by us given we cannot change our pricing as often as<br />

costs go up. The other hidden challenge is time frames in relation<br />

to receiving both packaging and ingredients from overseas. This<br />

can vary from 3 months to as much as 9 months. Until actives<br />

and packaging are in our hands a lot of the<br />

process is out of our control which makes<br />

manufacturing in Australia a major challenge<br />

at times.”<br />


Maria Enna-Cocciolone, CEO & Founder<br />

www.inskincosmedics.com.au<br />




How has the perception changed of homegrown cosmetics<br />

over the past few years?<br />

“The skincare industry is one that is constantly evolving! In<br />

the past, consumers desire for high efficiency skincare has<br />

been greatly influenced by international brands, as Australian<br />

products were thought to be of lesser or inferior quality in<br />

comparison, however this is no longer the case.<br />

The Australian Cosmetic industry is now recognised for<br />

creating sustainable products that have gained a reputation<br />

the world-over for being some of the best skincare brands<br />

in the industry. Not only are they made sustainably, using<br />

environmentally-conscious products and practices but they can<br />

also compete with any leading non-natural beauty brand.<br />

Consumers have become much more aware of where and<br />

how their products are being produced, as natural and organic<br />

trends along with the shift in environmental awareness are<br />

becoming a driving force behind skincare.<br />

Homegrown ingredients have become sought after within<br />

the cosmetics market and Australia has so much to offer in<br />

terms of natural and organic optioins, with our homegrown<br />

ingredients now regarded as some of the best on the<br />

market worldwide.<br />

This has been very beneficial for the Australian Made<br />

cosmetics industry, as trust has become prevalent in consumer<br />

choices, with today’s generation wanting to be confident in<br />

the products they use. Australia’s product safety rules and<br />

standards are second to none, so buying homegrown cosmetics<br />

ensures this trust.”<br />

What unique Australian ingredients are in your products?<br />

“Being proudly Australian owned and manufacturing our<br />

products locally in South Australia, we like to use as many<br />

homegrown ingredients as possible, as we believe our country<br />

has some of the best organic ingredients in the market. Take<br />

Kakadu Plum, for example, which has the highest Vitamin<br />

C content of any fruit in the world, but also many complex<br />

antioxidants. We use many other Australian botanical<br />

ingredients in our products, such as Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil,<br />

Papaya and Lemon Myrtle.<br />

But there is more: many of our products use our exclusive<br />

herbal complex of leaves, flowers, fruits, herbs and roots,<br />

including Balm Mint, Juniper, Pine Leaf, Gentian, St. John’s<br />

Wort, Arnica Montana, Red Clover and Alfalfa. This is a<br />

blend made in Australia with locally sourced products that is<br />

exclusively made for Artav Australia and brings you the best<br />

that Australian nature has to offer.”<br />

Artav Australia<br />

Anthony & Andrew Taverna,<br />

Directors<br />

www.artav.com.au<br />




How does your brand represent true Australian values?<br />

“Intraceuticals was founded over 15 years ago in Melbourne,<br />

Australia. There are a few standout Australian values that align with<br />

our brand.<br />


Less is more with carefully selected ingredients that have a purpose<br />

in each formulation, therefore no ‘filler’ ingredients and higher<br />

concentration of advanced active ingredients. Our skincare range<br />

is simple to navigate and understand, it is all about ensuring we<br />

deliver results-driven skincare. There are no strict guidelines. Our<br />

core philosophy is our proprietary Hyaluronic Layering system and<br />

our skincare regime is based on this system.<br />


All our treatments and products are water-based formulas. This<br />

allows us to create lightweight products which hydrate the skin<br />

without leaving any oily residue. Formulating in this way also allows<br />

us to use high levels of water-soluble actives such as sodium<br />

hyaluronate to help us create our high efficacy products.<br />


We partner with the largest and most respected Australian<br />

suppliers to source high quality ingredients from all over the world.<br />

It is important for us to support Australian businesses. We believe<br />

in building long term positive relationships with those we work with<br />

– our team, our customers and our suppliers.<br />


Our skincare range is condensed but effective with rapid and<br />

visible results for all skin types. The upcoming launch of Retouch<br />

is the next generation in skincare, which allows high level<br />

customisation. The five serums are formulated with the latest<br />

technology in active ingredients for targeted solutions, focused<br />

on specific features of the face. Our products are designed with a<br />

unique 3-step system that allows each consumer to customise their<br />

regime based on their own specific needs.<br />

What unique Australian ingredients are in your products?<br />

“Intraceuticals is an Australian owned and made brand. We are<br />

known for high-quality ingredients and this has given Australian<br />

made products a fantastic reputation overseas, which has<br />

been particularly important in the growth of Intraceuticals in<br />

overseas markets.<br />

We are proud to feature and hero Australian ingredients such<br />

as the Kakadu Plum from outback Australia. We have known for<br />

many years about its high concentration of Vitamin C and the<br />

consequent benefits to the skin. The integrity of the ingredients we<br />

are using is critical to the results achieved from using our products.<br />

Our team travelled to the harvesting location of the Kakadu Plums<br />

with the CEO of our Australian supplier to visit and learn more<br />

about the harvesting methods and the community.<br />

We have always believed in the importance of having a team of<br />

scientists at our Global HQ in Melbourne focusing on new product<br />

development and quality control of all Intraceuticals products. This<br />

is an integral part of our business even though 90% of our sales are<br />

generated in other markets (predominantly in North America). We<br />

are able to formulate and test all new products in our laboratory<br />

and receive instant feedback from our team and testers, this allows<br />

us to make any changes and finesse the final product swiftly.<br />

We work with many botanical ingredients from Australia and are<br />

constantly on the lookout for new Australian native ingredients for our<br />

new product development pipeline. We believe<br />

that our native ingredients are really unique as<br />

they come from such a unique landscape.”’<br />

Intraceuticals<br />

Anthony McMahon, CEO<br />

www.intraceuticals.com<br />


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What is one of the biggest challenges of creating or selling<br />

Australian Made?<br />

“Being able to source raw and packaging materials that are made<br />

in Australia. We have recently obtained the right to use the<br />

Australian Made kangaroo symbol. Every product that we sell<br />

is manufactured by us in Australia but unfortunately virtually all<br />

our raw materials come from overseas. This has nothing to do<br />

with cost – they are just no longer made here. Manufacturing<br />

locally is very difficult especially since the decline of the large<br />

manufacturing industries – cars, white goods, brown goods, etc.<br />

There is less need for local support services – engineering for<br />

example, due to this decline and because of this it is hard to source<br />

locally made machinery. We also have to compete with companies<br />

that manufacture cheaply in Asia – we pay our staff properly and<br />

have to provide holidays, sick pay, superannuation, payroll tax,<br />

safety legislation and the list goes on and many of our off-shore<br />

competitors do not have to do any of these things. Because of<br />

these factors we are generally more expensive than products<br />

from overseas and it is difficult to get consumers (both public and<br />

professional) to see the value in supporting locally made – even<br />

though these consumers still expect to be employed locally and<br />

complain about not enough jobs for their families and friends.<br />

How does your brand represent true Australian values?<br />

“We spend considerable time visiting our customers overseas and<br />

know how valuable an asset being Australian is. Unfortunately,<br />

there are companies overseas that try to cash in on an Australian<br />

theme even though they actually have nothing to do with Australia.<br />

Because of this we are passionate about making sure that all our<br />

branding reflects that we are genuinely Australian. We feature<br />

Australian flora on all our packaging with reference to Aboriginal<br />

uses for each of these plants. We are very focused on supporting<br />

those less fortunate than ourselves and pride ourselves on our<br />

mateship values. We donate both time and money to supporting<br />

indigenous groups – Michele Hetherington our head trainer is<br />

Aboriginal, and we take advice from her as to who, what and how<br />

to best help. We are currently involved with a project in Sydney<br />

that will focus on training Aboriginal persons for a future career<br />

within the beauty industry.<br />

Australian’s have a reputation for being honest – somewhat<br />

blunt sometimes – and we strive to be honest in our dealing with<br />

our stakeholders – staff, customers and suppliers and in the way<br />

that we advertise our brand around the world – we do not make<br />

claims or promises that we cannot keep.<br />

Australian’s are ethical, and I like to think that<br />

we are an ethical company.”<br />

Jax Wax Australia<br />

Tina Copland, Managing Director<br />

www.jaxwaxaustralia.com<br />



What is the drawcard of Australian Made brands?<br />

“Australia has long held a reputation for clean, quality<br />

products, excellence in manufacturing standards and an<br />

innovative approach to product development.<br />

Whether it be skin care, food, pharmaceutical<br />

products or supplements – the whole world wants a<br />

piece of Australia.<br />

Without a doubt I would have to say our<br />

manufacturing standards overall are excellent which<br />

is why so many international brands seek to get their<br />

products manufactured here in Australia. The standard<br />

of our ingredients in Australia is incredibly high and<br />

also deemed very ‘clean’. International consumers are<br />

constantly looking for “Australian Made” branding – as<br />

this assures them they are buying a quality product.<br />

Australia has some of the most beautiful, active<br />

ingredients native to our country that are so beneficial<br />

to skin care – Kakadu Plum, Quandong, Native Nipan<br />

and wonderfully active oils such as Lavender and Tea<br />

Tree are just a few that play a part in the Pelactiv<br />

skincare range. The history of the usage of these<br />

ingredients lies with the Aboriginals – who for centuries<br />

unlocked the secrets to their incredible healing,<br />

medicinal and rejuvenating benefits. That’s why<br />

Pelactiv love using these beautifully unique ingredients<br />

to enhance the amazing skincare results from using<br />

our skincare.”<br />

How do Australian products, safety rules and<br />

standards compare to the rest of the world?<br />

“In Australia there are no industry standards for<br />

cosmetics. With sunscreens, these are governed by the<br />

TGA. However if you market a beauty product you<br />

need to ensure compliance with ACCC (Australian<br />

Competition and Consumer Commission) and<br />

NICNAS (National Industrial Chemicals Notification<br />

and Assessment Scheme) - but otherwise there is not<br />

an industry standard.<br />

As a proud quality brand though, Pelactiv have<br />

chosen to manufacture their products in their own<br />

Australian manufacturing company with GMP ISO<br />

22716 accreditations. Our factory is audited yearly by<br />

an international body to ensure quality compliance.<br />

Pelactiv customers can rest assured that their<br />

products are made with high quality controls in place<br />

to ensure consistency and quality in the delivery of<br />

their products. We are proud to say that Pelactiv<br />

are probably one of only a few Australian skincare<br />

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What is the drawcard of Australian<br />

Made brands?’<br />

“We love being an Australian owned and<br />

made brand for several reasons. Over the 10<br />

years that Ultraderm has been in business we<br />

have seen Australian Made skincare brands<br />

grow and flourish.<br />

We too have grown from small beginnings<br />

to where we are today. We believe that<br />

Australians are embracing home-grown<br />

skincare brands as they feel that their skin<br />

concerns, many of which can attributed to<br />

our extreme climatic conditions are best<br />

dealt with ingredients, formulas and products<br />

developed by locals for locals. There is also the<br />

commitment to high quality finished products<br />

and ingredient safety that we are known for.<br />

Australian Made brands are also well<br />

placed to be responsive to product trends<br />

and consumer demand for example when<br />

salons provide us with feedback on the types<br />

of products their clients are looking for, we<br />

can get a new product out relatively quickly if<br />

we feel that the demand is there. It can be a<br />

rapid process from idea, to product creation,<br />

formulation and market launch which would<br />

not necessarily be possible with overseas<br />

brands. Indeed some of our best sellers have<br />

been created as a result of client requests.”<br />

What is one of the biggest challenges of<br />

creating or selling Australian Made?<br />

As with all business there are many challenges<br />

in the skincare industry. One of the main ones<br />

relates to selling and marketing a start-up<br />

brand. When we first launched Ultraderm we<br />

were entering a very crowded market with<br />

long established mainly overseas salon skincare<br />

brands. The challenge was to find our niche,<br />

introduce a small unknown brand into the<br />

marketplace and grow the business on a small<br />

budget. We had to meet both the needs of<br />

salon owners as well as consumers in terms<br />

of product suitability, visible results and price<br />

whilst still staying true to our vision of creating<br />

a brand that would be known for being resultsdriven<br />

and giving value for money. Skincare<br />

clients are very well informed on trends and<br />

skincare ingredients and formulations and<br />

will not remain loyal just to support a local<br />

brand so one has to keep<br />

innovating and delivering<br />

on client expectations.<br />

Ultraderm<br />

Pauline Valle, Founder<br />


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The homegrown<br />


Aussie beauty brands are keen to show off their authentic roots<br />

and it is paying off overseas. Anita Quade chats to Ben Lazzoro,<br />

Chief Executive, Australian Made Campaign Ltd to find out how<br />

companies can reap the rewards.<br />

Tell us about how you became Chief Executive of<br />

Australian Made Campaign Limited?<br />

“I have a chemical engineering and communications background<br />

with more than 15 years experience across a variety of<br />

manufacturing, management, sales, marketing and communications<br />

roles in consultancy and in-house capacities. After working as<br />

an engineer in manufacturing and technology-based facilities<br />

for a number of years, I then moved into the PR and marketing<br />

area where I was able to help promote the achievements of local<br />

manufacturers and technology developers.<br />

In 2011, I joined Australian Made as Marketing &<br />

Communications Manager – a rewarding role that aligned with my<br />

manufacturing and marketing experience.<br />

In 2016 took on the role of Deputy Chief Executive, and in August<br />

2018, I was appointed Chief Executive.”<br />

How does it feel to be in this role?<br />

“It’s a real honour to be given the opportunity to lead the<br />

organisation responsible for administering one of Australia’s most<br />

recognised and trusted brands.”<br />

What are some of the most memorable<br />

achievements of the Australian Made Campaign?<br />

“Since its establishment in 1999, the Australian Made Campaign<br />

Limited (AMCL) has helped thousands of brands communicate<br />

their Australian Made credentials with authority and credibility.<br />

The logo is an effective sales and marketing asset for any business<br />

making or growing products here in Australia and helps those<br />

brands sell their products – here and overseas.”<br />

How has the reputation of the Campaign grown?<br />

“Over the years, AMCL along with its licensees, has built the<br />

reputation with the logo. It is now recognised by 99% of Australians<br />

and trusted by 86% (Roy Morgan Research 2018). Those are<br />

enviable figures that some brands can only dream about.”<br />

Let us in on some key milestones?<br />

“Some of the most memorable of these include:<br />

• the introduction of the Australian Grown descriptor in 2007<br />

• Between 2004 and 2010, AMCL conducted an export program<br />

aimed at showcasing Australian Made products and opening up<br />

sales channels for Aussie manufacturers in key overseas markets.<br />

• In 2012, AMCL established the largest searchable online Aussie<br />



“We’re absolutely loving being affiliated with Australian Made<br />

and seeing an increase in traffic coming from our listing on<br />

the site which is fantastic!” - Heather Wilkinson, Managing<br />

Director, At One Skincare.<br />

Manufacturing the products locally is a key business strategy<br />

for Little Innoscents because it allows them to source “top<br />

quality” ingredients to make a “far superior” product.<br />

We have been registered to use the AMAG logo for two<br />

years now. It carries a lot of weight. It is highly recognised by<br />

consumers both here and abroad, and it also considered trust<br />

worthy,” - Antonette Goldikidis, Founder Little Innoscents.<br />

Other businesses that have products licensed to carry the<br />

Australian Made logo include: Endota Spa, Kora Organics and<br />

Synergie Skin.”<br />

product directory at www.australianmade.com.au. It provides<br />

information on the products and their makers, and generates<br />

online traffic back to the websites and e-commerce platforms of<br />

Australian Made licensees.<br />

• In recent times, AMCL has also amassed a huge following<br />

across its online, social media and loyalty club platforms. We<br />

have an audience of nearly 400,000 consumers actively seeking<br />

information on genuine Aussie products. All licensees have access<br />

to these potential customers.<br />

• AMCL has established partnerships with key retailers, opening<br />

Australian Made logo-branded retail shops in Melbourne, Sydney,<br />

Adelaide, Perth and Cairns airports, as well as online and offline<br />

retail outlets in China and South Korea.<br />

• Over the years the logo has been used as pavilion and event<br />

branding for a number of high-profile events both in Australia<br />

and overseas.<br />

What are some of the key benefits of skincare and<br />

beauty companies being Australian Made?<br />

“Australia is renowned for its clean, green environment and pristine<br />

production regions, as well as its high-quality manufacturing<br />

standards. As a result, genuine Aussie products are in high demand<br />

by consumers, here and overseas.<br />


This is particularly important for health and beauty products<br />

which are consumed, rubbed into the skin or applied directly to the<br />

body. Quality, safety and trustworthiness are all key attributes brands<br />

in the health and beauty sector can leverage. The Australian Made<br />

logo helps deliver this message.”<br />

How can you help companies invest in becoming<br />

100 percent Australian made?<br />

“Australian Made has the largest searchable online Aussie product<br />

directory at www.australianmade.com.au. It provides information<br />

on the products as well as contact information for over 2700<br />

manufacturers of genuine Australian products. We always try to<br />

encourage businesses looking for suppliers of Australian ingredients<br />

and components to use this online database resource when sourcing<br />

local inputs.”<br />

What is the lure of brands using the Australian<br />

Made logo?<br />

“The Australian Made logo makes the ‘Australian connection’<br />

instantly and clearly. It’s a solution for shoppers who want to quickly<br />

and easily identify Aussie products and be assured that those goods<br />

meet certain standards – brands understand this and leverage the<br />

logo accordingly.<br />

Brands are also attracted to AMCL’s huge online shopper<br />

audiences across its website, social media platforms and loyalty club.<br />

It’s important t remember that access to these platforms is exclusive<br />

to Australian Made licensees.”<br />

Do you see it as a great advantage to have the<br />

Australian made logo when brands are looking to<br />

export overseas?<br />

“This logo is well regarded overseas – the kangaroo provides<br />

an unmistakable connection back to Australia. In China, where<br />

Australian-made health and beauty products are held in high<br />

regard, the Australian Made logo provides brands with an enormous<br />

advantage. Recent qualitative and quantitative consumer research<br />

commissioned by AMCL and undertaken by Horizon Consumer<br />

Science in Shanghai and Guangzhou, China. Consumers indicated<br />

the logo communicated the following attributes.”<br />

While many beauty brands would like to be<br />

Australian Made they feel that often it is a costly<br />

exercise to be 100 percent Australian Made – do<br />

you think it can be a financial challenge for many<br />

companies?<br />

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Supermodel and Co-founder of WelleCo, Elle Macpherson chats to Anita Quade about<br />

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THERE IS A reason Elle Macpherson is known as ‘The Body’<br />

– the five time cover girl of Sports Illustrated and countless glossy<br />

magazines looks the epitomy of health. While a strict beauty and<br />

exercise regime has helped keep her in shape she also reveals it’s<br />

been her green approach to ingestibles that give her a glow. In 2014,<br />

she had a beauty business light bulb moment and decided to launch<br />

her own powerful formula known as the Super Elixir Greens with<br />

Australian company WelleCo which is stocked in beauty salons<br />

nationally. Here she reveals her beauty secrets and plans for <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

Tell us why you launched the Super Elixir?<br />

“I’ve always been captivated by the idea of merging health and<br />

beauty with pure natural products and resources, so as Co-Founder,<br />

WelleCo’s initial concept was a natural personal evolution.<br />

In 2014, when I turned 50, I decided to celebrate by sharing a<br />

transformative super greens formula I had been taking created<br />

with my nutritionist Dr Simone Laubscher PhD. The results I<br />

experienced whilst taking it changed my life, so much so, that it<br />

then went on to become WelleCo’s standout hero product, the<br />

Super Elixir Greens.”<br />

With so many years being in the spotlight how<br />

important is it for you to lead a healthy lifestyle?<br />

“Adopting a plant-based diet, healthy lifestyle choices, balanced<br />

physical and emotional health, and discovering the body’s ability<br />

to heal itself – it provided the right environment and proved a real<br />

turning point for me. I realised the power of taking responsibility<br />

for my own health and wellness journey. This has since become a<br />

foundational core value of our company WelleCo. Our aim is help<br />

empower people to positively influence their health.”<br />

What has the reaction been like to the range?<br />

“Our loyal and ever-growing list of global customers has confidence<br />

in our elixirs, love the products, and see and feel the benefits every<br />

day. Twenty-somethings rave about its skin-boosting qualities and<br />

digestive support – and busy mothers’ notice increased vitality and<br />

recognise how our all-in-one Elixir, full of vitamins and minerals,<br />

and our clean plant protein powder, can help with nutrition, time<br />

management and flexibility around meal times.”<br />

Are the ingredients sourced in Australia?<br />

Premium plant-based nutrients are at the very core of our products,<br />

so wherever the very best ingredients can be found is where we<br />

source them from, be it in Australia (our seaweed is from Tasmania<br />

and Kakadu Plum from the Northern Territory) or abroad.<br />

What do you think is the lure of this Australian<br />

based beauty company?<br />

“Australians are renowned for being discerning, health conscious,<br />

curious and authentic. Because we search for what’s clean and best<br />

for our health, we ask lots of questions – is this ingredient sustainably<br />

sourced and where did it come from? What practices were used to<br />

make this food? What is in our food? and how will it benefit my<br />

body? As an Australian-based company that prides itself on only<br />

using premium wholefood nutrients formulated by nutritional doctors,<br />

we ask, and answer these questions for our customers. I feel that this,<br />

combined with being a brand that has spearheaded the ingestible<br />

wellness and plant-based movement, has allowed us to formulate<br />

products that answer those questions. I believe this is why our<br />

customers are so committed to our elixirs.”<br />

How important are ingestibles as part of a healthy<br />

regime in everyday life?<br />

“The modern consumer cares about the appearance of their skin,<br />

accelerated ageing and invests in a quality regime; it makes perfect<br />

sense that this regime includes nourishment from within and at<br />

a cellular level. Since launching in 2014, the industry has gained<br />

significant momentum, especially at the premium end, and plantbased<br />

supplements remain key to our business. We are proud to have<br />

led this revolutionary change in the wellness sector.”<br />

Tell us your best piece of beauty advice...<br />

“For a healthy complexion getting a good night’s sleep is a must! I<br />

have learned to be a better sleeper in recent years – I am a solid 7<br />

hours a night girl now. We need our beauty sleep, it’s a scientific<br />

fact. I learned from Dr Laubscher, that amongst other detoxes and<br />

regeneration, the outer or top layer of our skin comprises tightlypacked<br />

dead skin cells, which are constantly shed throughout the day.<br />

During deep sleep, the skin’s metabolic rate speeds up which helps<br />

with repair. Whether it’s damage from factors such as ultraviolet rays<br />

or internal toxic overload from too many late nights, we really do need<br />

our ‘beauty sleep’.”<br />

Any pre-sleep rituals?<br />

“For quality beauty sleep, I brew a pot of WelleCo Sleep Welle<br />

Calming Tea and spritz Sleep Welle Calming Mist. The lavender<br />

scent really adds to the sense of calm I try to create before bed. If<br />

I still have trouble calming my mind, I’ll lie on my back, place my<br />

feet up the wall, and stretch my arms (like the yoga pose viparita<br />

karani). It has an immediate meditative effect on me. All I need is five<br />

minutes like that and I’m calm and ready for sleep.”<br />

You are known for your natural beauty – are there<br />

any products that you simply can’t live without?<br />

“It sounds obvious but water is essential to brain health, overall<br />

wellness and for great skin because our bodies are made up of trillions<br />

of tiny cells which all need to be hydrated. By drinking two to three<br />

litres of water a day (everyone is different apparently in how much<br />

they need) This translates to the way our skin looks and how our body<br />

functions. I drink about 3 litres of water a day – sipped all day.”<br />








Typically I love RMS concealers and cheek glow. They’re organic<br />

and have a similar texture to the skin, so always look fresh but don’t<br />

clog my pores or sit on top of my skin like a mask. This, along with<br />

a dusting of light powder applied with a fine brush, is all I need to<br />

feel face dressed.”<br />

What is beauty to you?<br />

“Over the years my idea of beauty has changed. In my 20s, I<br />

believed there was a correlation between beauty and youth, but<br />

as I’ve matured I’ve realised that beauty and wellness are more<br />

aligned. Consistently re-evaluating personal, business, beauty and<br />

wellness choices help me evolve and stay relevant. Most importantly<br />

in my 50’s, (I’m 54) I’ve learned to laugh and not take things too<br />

personally these days.”<br />

Favourite beauty treatment?<br />

“I’m more of a wellness girl. And the great thing I’ve discovered is<br />

that if you look after your body from the inside, the skin and body<br />

looks after itself. I believe in wellness as a prevention from illness.<br />

A home treatment that I find phenomenal for the quality of my<br />

skin and the capacity of my body to detox, regenerate and function<br />

well is my infrared sauna. I’ll meditate, read or call a friend for a<br />

catch up whilst sitting in it in the evenings. There’s a great company<br />

called Therasage, who sell a portable version where your head stays<br />

out, which is nice because it gets up to 140 to 170 degrees. I also<br />

love a good massage to get the lymph system going and blood<br />

flowing – I feel it’s really important to nurture the spirit and body -<br />

and regular massage is a great way to start.”<br />

Can you share with us your plans for business<br />

expansion in <strong>2019</strong>?<br />

“Our new line of super boosters is currently launching. They are<br />

therapeutic bioactive formulations designed for targeted support.<br />

There are seven to choose from, including Aquatic Collagen Skin<br />

+ Hair + Nails, Bone Strength + Joint Health, and Immune System<br />

Support with Kakadu Plum. I listen to what my body needs and<br />

choose the appropriate booster. I either add a single vial to water or<br />

combine with my daily WelleCo Super Elixir Greens.<br />

For instant energy I like Women’s Libido + Hormone Support<br />

Super Booster. It’s a medicinal blend of herbs and adaptogens that<br />

help balance hormones naturally and increase vitality and libido.<br />

And it tastes deliciously of fresh raspberries and peach flesh!” n<br />



of Skin Ageing<br />

The anti-ageing segment is big beauty business – so how do salons own a part of<br />

this ever-growing market? Dr Leslie Baumann reveals the causes of ageing and<br />

how to treat it.<br />

AGEING SKIN IS one of the most common skin care<br />

troubles that both women and men seek to improve.<br />

It’s important to help your clients understand some<br />

of the science behind skin ageing and what causes<br />

it. Here are some important tips on how to explain a<br />

skincare regime and some lifestyle recommendations<br />

for your patients.<br />

DNA Damage<br />

This is one of the largest contributors to ageing skin<br />

and is primarily caused by UV damage from the sun.<br />

While more and more people now understand the<br />

importance of regular sunscreen use, this has not<br />

always been the case. Many older patients did not<br />

wear sunscreen as children and are now struggling<br />

to improve age spots, uneven skin tone, texture<br />

and wrinkles.<br />

UV radiation causes damage to the mitochondria of skin cells,<br />

which, in turn, produce free radicals and cause even more damage. This<br />

sets off a chain reaction of cells that are unable to effectively repair<br />

themselves, leading to signs of skin ageing like wrinkles, skin laxity, and<br />

discoloration.<br />

Sunscreen use is key to preventing DNA damage to your skin.<br />

Patients with sensitive or acne-prone skin who may not tolerate<br />

chemical sunscreens as well can use physical sunscreens that contain<br />

zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. These ingredients are typically<br />

well-tolerated by patients with acne, rosacea, and other sensitive<br />

skin subtypes.<br />

If prevention is no longer an option because the damage has already<br />

occurred, the use of topical antioxidants can help to neutralise free radical<br />

damage and aid in cellular repair. Research shows that antioxidants like<br />

polypodium leucotomos, ascorbic acid, niacinamide, and green tea have<br />

protective effects on the skin against DNA damage caused by UV light<br />

and free radicals. foods and dietary supplements can improve the skin.<br />



Free Radicals<br />

These are responsible for DNA damage, as well as a plethora of other<br />

detrimental effects on the entire body, including glycation, oxidation and<br />

lysosomal damage. Avoidance of environmental factors that can produce<br />

free radicals is one step that your patients can take to reduce skin damage<br />

and signs of ageing caused by scavenging free radicals. These include:<br />

• Sun exposure<br />

• Air pollution<br />

• Smoking<br />

• Sugar<br />

• Pesticides<br />

In addition, antioxidants are the best defense against free radical damage<br />

and its unwanted effects on the skin. In particular, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)<br />

is beneficial because skin cells already naturally produce it. As we age and<br />

if we take cholesterol lowering statin drugs, production of this antioxidant<br />

decreases. Both topical and oral formulations of CoQ10 have been shown<br />

to effectively neutralise free radicals that could otherwise damage important<br />

proteins like collagen and elastin, which are necessary for firm, youthfullooking<br />

skin.<br />

Glycation<br />

The term “glycation” refers to a non-enzymatic<br />

chemical reaction in which sugar molecules attach to<br />

and damage proteins throughout the body, including<br />

the collagen and elastin found in the skin. This is the<br />

same process that causes food to turn brown when<br />

heated. The accumulation of advanced glycation end<br />

products (AGEs) causes accelerated skin ageing,<br />

as well as other health-related conditions. AGE<br />

formation can be caused by both extrinsic and<br />

intrinsic factors, including sun exposure, cigarette<br />

smoke, air pollution, diet, and genetics.<br />

Although many skin care products claim to be<br />

able to treat the effects of glycation, this process is<br />

not reversible – therefore prevention is crucial.<br />

Quick facts<br />

Helping your patients understand what causes the<br />

skin to show signs of ageing is key to improving<br />




Inflammation<br />

Inflammation is another key contributor to skin ageing, in addition to<br />

a number of other conditions like atopic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis,<br />

and acne. Many different pathways can lead to inflammation, but once<br />

inflammatory factors are triggered, they can be difficult to “shut off ” again.<br />

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) caused by free radicals can initiate a cycle of<br />

inflammatory responses within the skin.<br />

There is a variety of anti-inflammatory ingredients that have been<br />

proven effective at breaking this cycle and reducing inflammation<br />

within the skin. Argan oil, caffeine, chamomile, feverfew, green tea, aloe,<br />

niacinamide, and safflower oil are among the most effective. By nature,<br />

these anti-inflammatory skin care ingredients can also help to calm<br />

redness, itching, and irritation. Glycolic acid has also been shown to block<br />

inflammatory signals within the skin.<br />

Lifestyle changes can also play an important role in curbing chronic<br />

inflammation. Encourage patients to:<br />

• Reduce sugar intake<br />

• Eat anti-inflammatory foods like salmon, ginger, and walnuts<br />

• Stop smoking<br />

• Get regular exercise<br />

outcomes. Studies have shown that patient education<br />

is one of the most effective ways to increase patient<br />

compliance and outcomes.<br />

Your patients do not necessarily need to<br />

understand the technical science behind what is<br />

making their skin look and act the way it does,<br />

but they should have a basic understanding. Then<br />

when you urge them to stay out of the sun and wear<br />

sunscreen, for example, patients not only understand<br />

why but they also know the consequences —<br />

increased skin aging and risk of skin cancer. Share<br />

with them this information about the main causes of<br />

skin aging and what they can do to prevent and treat<br />

signs of ageing. n<br />

Dr Leslie Baumann is a board certified<br />

dermatologist and a New York Times<br />

best-selling author.<br />

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QUESTION: The beauty industry is positively brimming<br />

with leading ladies that we look up to. Identify one woman<br />

who has inspired your career in the beauty industry and<br />

explain her influence.<br />




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Tina: “My greatest inspiration in my professional life is my<br />

mother. She did not come from the beauty industry. My<br />

whole professional life has been spent in the manufacturing<br />

industry and it just so happens that<br />

at the moment, beauty is what we’re<br />

manufacturing. I was brought up to<br />

believe that I could do whatever I<br />

wanted. I knew I was going to be doing<br />

something professional and that I was<br />

going to be in charge of people. Very<br />

much my mother is well and truly my<br />

influence for me.”<br />

Mandy: “One was a lady called<br />

Natalia Michalun who wrote Milady’s<br />

Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients<br />

Dictionary. She taught me about the<br />

science of skincare, whereas before I<br />

was into the fluffy stuff. Also, a lady<br />

called Tracy May-Harriot, who still<br />

travels internationally for Priori. She<br />

introduced me to equipment like Omnilux light therapy. I was<br />

very lucky to have some mentoring from those people.”<br />

Yvette: “My inspiration is here on this roundtable; Carley. I<br />

met Carley 12 years ago when she came to the helm of Asap<br />

and I had just recently launched my online side of the business.<br />

We immediately connected and Carley is always bursting with<br />

energy, inspiration and motivation. Whenever I balk at a business<br />

initiative, she’ll always encourage me to go after it and chase<br />

the dream. I love that<br />

Carley is very invested in<br />

education and she went<br />

as far as to become a<br />

cosmetic chemist, which<br />

I found truly inspiring in<br />

this industry.”<br />

Carley: “My inspiration<br />

is my business partner<br />

who’s also my mother,<br />

Leanne. We have very<br />

different skill sets but<br />

she really thought I<br />

could be anything. She had a background in beauty and saw an<br />

opportunity – there were needs that weren’t being fulfilled and<br />

she really didn’t take no for an answer. At the time the business<br />

was founded, it was very male-dominant. The cosmetic chemists<br />

were mostly male and a lot of them couldn’t understand what<br />

women were looking for. I know when I came to the industry I was<br />

surprised that there were 80-year-old men who had never worn<br />

makeup trying to tell you what you should be doing.”<br />

Emma: “My mum has been my biggest inspiration. I’ve been<br />

very lucky to grow up in the industry. She’s always pushed me to<br />

keep educating myself and to keep training.”<br />

Sonya: “My<br />

mother. I grew up<br />

in a very isolated<br />

farm in Central<br />

West New South<br />

Wales. I was the<br />

only girl. My<br />

mother was an<br />

Avon lady and she<br />

used to go around<br />

the properties and<br />

sell Avon. She was<br />

very glamorous<br />

even though we<br />

were a long way from town. She made her life out there with my<br />

dad and with my brothers and me. She’s 82 now and absolutely<br />

loves it that I own a day spa. I’ve been doing this for 37 years all<br />

thanks to my beautiful mum.”<br />








- Noella Gabriel, co-founder and president of Elemis.<br />

Sonya Annesley laughs with other guests.<br />


Deep in conversation before the roundtable begins.<br />

QUESTION: The progress of women in the workplace<br />

has no doubt come a long way, but there are still so many<br />

hurdles such as pay parity; to creating high-paying jobs for<br />

women; to equity at home with regards to unpaid domestic<br />

work; to initiatives that would ensure talented women can<br />

reach the highest levels of business. What is the one thing<br />

you’d like to see change in your workplace in <strong>2019</strong>?<br />



Sonya: “We have already implemented changes into our<br />

workplace and it’s been that way for a long time. I was a single<br />

mum for 20 years with my business, so I know how hard it is<br />

to be a working mum. What we need in today’s workplace is<br />

flexibility in working hours. If we don’t have that flexibility, we<br />

lose these amazing women that are so incredible at their jobs.<br />

They’re compassionate, they’re experienced, and they’re very<br />

good at multi-tasking. They really want to work, they want to be<br />

in the industry, and they want to stay in the industry. We’ve had<br />

three pregnant staff members in the last 18 months. We have<br />

a WhatsApp and the night before it goes out and it shows you<br />

what you’ve got in the next day. If someone’s sick the next day<br />

or they have a sick child, that’s put on the WhatsApp. There’s<br />

always someone to cover the shift. My staff gives me 100% when<br />

they’re there.”<br />

Tina: “We’re a factory environment so it’s difficult to do certain<br />

things, but we’re very flexible with our staff. Geoff and I want to<br />

give everybody a day off a month so they can get their hair done,<br />

go to the dentist, take their kids out for a day, whatever. We’re<br />

pretty sure we could work it and that we’re flexible enough to be<br />

able to do that. We also incentivise staff with travel. I’ve got a staff<br />

member who’s desperate to lose some weight for health purposes.<br />

We’re giving her a trip to Alaska if she does it. We set people goals<br />

that are achievable that benefit everybody. I don’t want my staff<br />

member to not turn up at work because she’s too sick.”<br />

Carley: “It’s about being flexible in the workplace. We would<br />

rather have more part-time people so that we can have a<br />

fantastic skill set. We encourage not just mums to go to school<br />

events, but also dads. Everybody should have a work-life balance.<br />

Twenty years ago it was very rigid. Everybody had to work fulltime<br />

or you couldn’t have a role.”<br />

Emma: “We’ve got a beauty therapist that’s got a background in<br />

childcare. We have set hours during the week where I am able to<br />

bring in my son, who is still breastfeeding. My clients are also able<br />

to bring their children in. We’ve found there’s a huge demand for<br />

young mums that are unable to get time for themselves. So we’ve<br />

got a little kids area set up. It’s worked really, really well for us.”<br />

Yvette: “We encourage lots of flexibility with our mums and<br />

many of our staff. We’ve had staff for more than 12 years that<br />

have gone and had babies and come back multiple times. We’re<br />

very open to what hours work around their family rather than the<br />

hours working just for the business. We let them know that. We<br />

want them to feel eally safe and secure with their hours.”<br />

Mandy: “Flexibility is very important, not only for women,<br />

but also for men. But the thing I would most like to encourage<br />

women to do is to work collaboratively because we’re not good<br />

that. Men network much better than women do. We need to<br />

give women an environment in which they can collaborate.”<br />



QUESTION: What advice would you share with female<br />

rising stars of the Australian aesthetics industry? Include a<br />

favourite quote that best describes your philosophy.<br />



Yvette Wyeth mingles with other guests.<br />

Emma: “Find your niche market, an area that you love and are<br />

passionate about. Continue to educate and train yourself in that<br />

area. I’ve always found that specialising in something, especially<br />

in the salon, has always worked best for us. Also, keeping up to<br />

date with marketing techniques and trends. Something that’s<br />

been a bit of a game-changer in our business is social media.”<br />

Tina Copland explains her point during filming.<br />

Tina: “Never, ever, ever, give up. Never give up. It doesn’t<br />

matter how much stuff bashes you down, get up again because<br />

it’s never as bad as you think it is. You also have to be sure what<br />

your philosophy is. You can’t be all things to everybody. You have<br />

to decide who your target market is and what your philosophy is<br />

behind that work. Are you a natural, clean, green type or are you<br />

a cutting-edge, out there type?<br />

That’s really important.”<br />

you work with. If you’re thinking of your customers, you have to<br />

give choice. Consumers want to be able to choose. You’ve got<br />

to think who are the most successful in our beauty industry? It’s<br />

Mecca. Are their products really better than what is at David<br />

Jones? No, but they offer the consumer choices.”<br />

Sonya: “A successful woman is only successful if she has a tribe<br />

of women who have her back. I think women are fantastic at<br />

supporting each other. My BDMs come in, they motivate you,<br />

and it motivates the staff. My staff look after the salon when I’m<br />

not there. I know my clients are looked after, my clients know<br />

that they have their back as well. Don’t be afraid of competition,<br />

embrace it, because we all want to work together, there is enough<br />

for everybody.”<br />

Yvette: “Never say never. You can set out with a plan in business<br />

or in life and something happens one day. You’ve got to be able<br />

to change course and evolve your business.”<br />

Tina: “I have two quotes. One is the man who never made a<br />

mistake never made anything. The other is always be nice on the<br />

way up because you’re going to meet them on the way down.”<br />

Mandy: “Make changes<br />

because sometimes we can get<br />

stuck. People think ‘Oh, we’ve<br />

always done it this way’. The only<br />

thing that limits them is their fear<br />

at taking a step off the cliff. Even<br />

if this has worked for you, why<br />

don’t we try it this way? You have<br />

to be prepared to make changes.<br />

You have to add newness.<br />

Twenty percent of everything<br />

that you do has to be new if<br />

you’re prepared to take that risk.<br />

You might as well while you’ve<br />

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QUESTION: Describe an honest tale of struggle in your<br />

beauty industry career and how you were able to overcome<br />

the trials and tribulations to ultimately achieve a positive<br />

outcome for yourself and your business.<br />




Carley: “For us, it was as a business. Asap was originally based<br />

on the Gold Coast in Queensland. We came to a point where<br />

we had to decide whether to keep it Australia made as we’d<br />

outgrown our manufacturing capability. We decided that it<br />

was very important. Ultimately, we had to relocate the business<br />

to Melbourne. That meant that we couldn’t take some of our<br />

amazing team with us, which was really difficult. It was hard<br />

starting with a whole new team in Melbourne. Even the same<br />

product formulas made with a different mixer were hard to get<br />

right. We planned how much space we needed for the next five<br />

years. Then 18 months later we ran out of space. It sounds like<br />

a great problem to have but it’s a difficult problem. Where are<br />

you going to put your stock and what happens if your place burns<br />

down? It’s making sure that you’re spreading your eggs in enough<br />

baskets and really thinking long-term about the business.”<br />

Emma-Rose Dermody, Carley Dowdle and Glenn Silburn.<br />

Yvette Wyeth at<br />

the roundtable.<br />

Yvette: “There have been many evolutions of our business.<br />

Around 20 years ago we were heavily invested in a spastyle<br />

business, which had about 10 staff. Then the internet<br />

happened. This was a real turning point for us and we pretty<br />

much jumped on it straight away. We had some suppliers that<br />

really supported our move and some that didn’t. We had to<br />

really build our relationships with our suppliers to build trust<br />

with them. That now is the key to our success in the businesses.<br />

Everyone needs to feel comfortable and safe and like they’re<br />

both winning. “<br />

Lunch at The Nag’s Head.<br />

Sonya: “A number of years ago, I bought a sleep apnoea<br />

franchise and I ran that right down the coast. It was crazy<br />

three years. What it made me realise was how much I loved<br />

beauty therapy. So when I went back full-time into the salon,<br />

I realised that gone are the days of the manis and pedis -<br />

people want results, you have to diversify. You have to give<br />

clients something more. I had a fortuitous day when a lovely<br />

lady called Judith came in and asked us if we would like to put<br />

Omnilux in and I transformed my business. It stepped it up a<br />

notch. Then we went into laser and now we do fat cavitation,<br />

microdermabrasions etc. Forming partnerships with different<br />


companies made the biggest difference to our<br />

business. It saved our business because if I just kept<br />

doing basic facials or a bit of a waxing, there is no<br />

way I could survive. I needed to get big or I needed<br />

to get out. That’s a tough decision but when you start<br />

getting the results with putting in new product, it’s<br />

incredible. It’s been a lifesaver.”<br />

Clinics are generating<br />

over $1,500 per week<br />

with Omnilux<br />

Mandy: “It’s knowing your limitations or accepting<br />

limitations. I know everyone wants to reach for the<br />

sky but it’s about focusing on an area that you’re<br />

an expert in. Sometimes support comes from the<br />

least expected.”<br />

Tina: “We’re great at manufacturing. But we partner<br />

with wholesalers because we’re not good at selling to<br />

individual sellers. That’s not really what we do. We<br />

took this step a long time ago that we really support<br />

our wholesalers. People will ring me complaining they<br />

can buy it cheaper from the wholesaler and I’ll say<br />

that’s because we really look after our wholesalers.<br />

That’s our business model. But the worst thing that<br />

we had was about two years ago when we lost our<br />

trademark. We had a trademark infringement taken<br />

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Our esteemed roundtable guests.<br />

QUESTION: Whether a female is Gen-Z, Millennial,<br />

or Boomer-aged, women overwhelmingly want to see<br />

themselves depicted accurately in marketing – because<br />

authenticity matters for female consumers. Increasingly<br />

campaigns prove that real women are worth investing in.<br />

What responsibility should brands take to ensure their<br />

consumers’ voices are being heard – and reflected in<br />

their marketing?<br />



Yvette: “This rings true with where I want to take Activeskin.<br />

We have all been slammed on social media with these unrealistic<br />

and unattainable images of women. We’ve been guilty of this too<br />

on our social media accounts and there’s a lot of conversations<br />

now we’re having within our business about authenticity and<br />

real women. I’m a mother of three girls, and my eldest daughter<br />

who is 12 is on social media often. I’m sometimes very fearful<br />

of the impact of what social media can have on her and my<br />

other two daughters in the future. So I feel that if we can start<br />

portraying our social media accounts with the real and authentic<br />

woman then we’re on the right path. I feel sad when I see young<br />

influencers in their early 20s who have had a lot of work done, like<br />

injectables. I find it very worrying.”<br />

Flowers from Flowers on the Point.<br />

Mandy: “It’s about being authentic but, in the end, we’re all<br />

looking for something inspirational or aspirational. One of the<br />

things we need to highlight is expertise. We talk all about our<br />

products without saying there’s an expert behind the product.<br />

We need to promote the therapist, rather than the brand, so a<br />

consumer knows if they go to a professional, they will get you<br />

Emma-Rose Dermody taking<br />

part in the roundtable.<br />







the advice they are looking for. Kids today are<br />

savvy, they know if they’re being marketed to.<br />

They’re more socially aware and they want to know<br />

information about the product, like if the packaging<br />

is recyclable. There’s a cry for that genuine voice.”<br />

Carley: “It comes down to before and afters.<br />

We would never alter a before and after but I see<br />

them retouched all the time. It’s giving people<br />

false expectations and it’s damaging us as an<br />

industry. People don’t just doubt that brand, they<br />

doubt overall what is around. It really is about<br />

keeping it real. I agree people don’t want an image<br />

of themselves; they want somebody better than<br />

themselves to aspire to. They want results that are<br />

going to enhance their life.”<br />

Sonya Annesley, Emma-Rose Dermody and Tina Copland<br />

Yvette Wyeth, Mandy Gray<br />

and Sonya Annesley.<br />

Tina: “It needs to be realistic. My skin has changed,<br />

I’m menopausal, and I’m never going to get the<br />

skin of a 20-year-old back. It doesn’t matter what<br />

amazing magic portion you try to sell me, you could<br />

put a before and after picture of me, I’m never<br />

going to look like that regardless. I can make myself<br />

look as best as I can but some of the advertising<br />

that you see, that certain companies put out,<br />

where X percent of women use this and their skin<br />

loses all their wrinkles - that sort of advertising is<br />

infuriating. Another thing I find<br />

frustrating is people who are cashing<br />

in on brand Australia when they’re<br />

manufacturing in Spain or Italy. It<br />

is really infuriating. All of our range<br />

is now vegan because we saw that’s<br />

what consumers were starting<br />

to demand.”<br />

Post-filimg lunch at The Nag’s Head.<br />

Emma: “I get a lot of the younger<br />

clients. Then anyone above about<br />

30, they always gravitate towards<br />

my mum and feel more comfortable<br />

with her. We judge the client and<br />

accommodate them. We use<br />

Instagram stories and Facebook<br />

live. I find it’s a really good tool with<br />

marketing because we haven’t gone<br />

and edited it. It’s live and realistic.”<br />



QUESTION: How can the Australian beauty industry better<br />

celebrate women’s achievements?<br />


Tina: “I would love to see <strong>Professional</strong> <strong>Beauty</strong> magazine start a<br />

foundation that we can use for helping somebody or a group of<br />

disadvantaged people that would like to make a career in the beauty<br />

industry. Where we choose women from within the industry who<br />

would offer their time and their expertise to help people who can’t<br />

manage it by themselves. Maybe name it after an inspiring woman<br />

within the industry.”<br />

Yvette: “There’s nothing better than recognition and listening to<br />

other women’s stories, whether it will be from successful business<br />







owners and product developers, to amazing therapists<br />

in our industry. Even listening to client stories and how<br />

they’re being touched by our industry. Not only their<br />

successes but also the failures of those women and the<br />

everyday struggles.”<br />

Mandy: “Forums like the roundtable are great because<br />

they make an effort to recognise women in the industry.<br />

Might only be one at a time but at least someone’s<br />

pointing out that these people exist and highlighting<br />

their voice. We need to continue to do that and make<br />

sure that these experts are committing to doing some<br />

mentoring – it’s badly needed out there.”<br />

Thought leader Mandy Gray.<br />

Sonya: “Recently my youngest team member, Tori,<br />

participated in the Work Skills Games, competing against<br />

other Tafe students. She worked so incredibly hard with<br />

her mentor and ended up winning silver - she’s number<br />

two in Australia. That sort of thing needs support<br />

because young people get a bad rep sometimes. When I<br />

saw what they were doing, young guys, young girls, it was<br />

a very, very stressful situation they were handling it with<br />

pure professionalism. The ceremony at the end of it was<br />

absolutely fantastic.” n<br />

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With summer temperatures soaring and holiday<br />

season in full swing, salons can expect a rise in waxing<br />

appointments. Michele Hetherington reveals her top<br />

tips to ensure a smooth season ahead.<br />

WITH SUMMER NOW here, living in the tropics<br />

also has intense humidity which can make waxing<br />

very difficult. With the warmer weather salons<br />

will see a significant increase in waxing treatments,<br />

especially full leg and intimate waxing. However,<br />

if you are well prepared for the increase in waxing<br />

appointments and temperatures – you will ensure<br />

happy clients and improved salon profit.<br />

Here are some considerations for every salon:<br />

Training: Demonstration workshops, or in-salon<br />

training for Brazilian waxing can benefit new or<br />

inexperienced staff to gain confidence in performing<br />

the treatment with greater speed and efficiency.<br />

Designated Waxing Rooms: Having specific<br />

rooms assigned for waxing can help streamline the<br />

treatment. Make sure it is a cool well-ventilated<br />

room, with good lighting, trolleys should be set<br />

up close to the waxing bed so that the therapist<br />

can move quickly and comfortably when applying<br />

the wax.<br />

Are you using the best wax? Formulas have<br />

improved over the years and modern waxes have<br />

been designed for different climates, therapists<br />

and skin types. Don’t be afraid to try something<br />

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your clients deserve quality products that offer<br />

exceptional results.<br />

Summer Treatment Tips:<br />

Ask your clients to come in 5-10 minutes prior to<br />

their appointment so they can sit in a cool salon<br />

with a glass of cold water to bring down their core<br />

body temperature.<br />

In hot, humid weather the wax room should<br />

have adequate cooling to avoid sticky situations. It<br />

is important that wax is not applied to skin that<br />

is perspiring or over heated. To cool large areas<br />

prior to waxing, you may consider applying a cold<br />

compress, or cool water spray before application of<br />

skin cleanser. Talcum powder or cornstarch applied prior to waxing can help<br />

keep skin dry, protected and aid in lifting the hair up off the skin.<br />

Sunburnt skin and waxing treatments are never a good combination. Before<br />

you commence any waxing make sure clients are not sunburnt. It is important<br />

to educate your clients about the risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation<br />

if they intend to relax in the sun after they have just been waxed.<br />

When waxing eyebrows or upper lip with hot wax, apply cotton rounds<br />

soaked in cold water before and after waxing to cool the surface of the skin.<br />

Use a light pre-wax oil which has been designed to be used with hot wax<br />

application to protect delicate skin before waxing. For mature or reactive skin<br />

types, you may need to apply a fine layer of talcum powder or cornstarch<br />

prior to hot wax. When the wax is removed use a cotton round soaked in cold<br />

water as a light compress before applying after-wax lotion, apply a natural<br />

sunscreen with a physical block such as a mineral foundation to protect<br />

against hyperpigmentation.<br />

When performing an intimate wax spray the area first with pre-wax skin<br />

cleanser, allow to air dry then spray a fine layer of pre-wax oil to soften and<br />

protect delicate areas. When the skin is overheated and there is too much<br />

moisture apply a light dusting of talcum powder or cornstarch to further<br />

protect and aid in raising the hair away from the skin. If moisture returns<br />

during the treatment from client perspiration, you may need to repeat the<br />

above steps in some areas to maintain skin protection.<br />

Wax pots – Hot and strip waxes perform within a variable temperature<br />

range, in winter waxes need to be at the higher end of the range while in<br />

summer the pots should be at the lower end. Topping up your wax pots before<br />

they get close to the bottom of the pot will help to maintain a more consistent<br />

working temperature. We recommend you have your wax pots a little cooler<br />

in summer to ensure effective application and removal. Be sure to do a test<br />

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the treatment.<br />

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Body Catalyst founder and CEO<br />

Samantha Barakat Light reveals the<br />

inspiration behind her growing body<br />

business and her goal to create a healthier<br />

mindset for her clients. By Anita Quade.<br />

Tell us what inspired you to set up Body Catalyst?<br />

“I started Body Catalyst three years ago after I found that<br />

irrespective of how well people ate or how much they<br />

exercised, they would still retain weight in certain areas.<br />

Coming from a Health Science background, the disconnect<br />

between the two fascinated me as much as it frustrated me.<br />

What was even more concerning was how this disconnect<br />

affected people’s confidence (including my own). In-fact, the<br />

harder we work at keeping our bodies healthy and happy,<br />

the more frustrating it is to have pockets of fat insistent on<br />

sticking around.”<br />

What was the treatment that sparked a<br />

‘lightbulb’ moment for you?<br />

“When I learned of cryolipolysis (non-surgical liposuction),<br />

I was excited to find a treatment that helped this very<br />

issue by stimulating and working with the body’s natural<br />

processes. Up until then, changing the shape of the body<br />

was a luxury reserved for the likes of celebrities or the very<br />

wealthy. My vision was to make this technology accessible to<br />

everyone – and with Body Catalyst I achieved that.”<br />

How does Body Catalyst differ from other<br />

clinics offering fat loss treatments?<br />

“Body Catalyst has been built around offering a holistic<br />

approach to helping our customers reach their body goals,<br />

combining leading technology with expertise in nutrition,<br />

health and wellness. All of our therapists are qualified<br />

nutritionists. We are fully invested in helping our clients not<br />

only reach their body goals but maintaining them.”<br />






What are some of the most commonly asked<br />

for procedures?<br />

“Fat Freezing (Cryolipolysis) is a non-surgical alternative to<br />

liposuction, medically proven to reduce fat in treated areas<br />

by 20-30%. A special vacuumed applicator is applied to an<br />

area of the body and a controlled cooling technique lowers<br />

the treatment area to -9C. As fat cells cannot survive at this<br />

temperature, the fat cells crystallize, die and over a period<br />

of 3 months naturally eliminate from the body, making<br />

way for a new body shape to appear. So basically you kill<br />

the fat. Body Catalyst was the first business to pioneer this<br />

technology outside of plastic surgeries, so we have been<br />

able to make this service more accessible and affordable for<br />

our clients.”<br />

Have you noticed a dramatic rise in people<br />

looking for fat loss alternatives?<br />

“People are always looking at ways to make themselves the<br />

best versions of themselves that they can be – physically,<br />

emotionally and spiritually. Body Contouring is not an<br />

alternative to traditional fat loss methods such as healthy<br />

eating and regular exercise, rather it is a beautiful adjunct<br />

treatment that can greatly accelerate fat loss results. It also<br />

gives people the ability to target specific areas on their body,<br />

which diet and exercise has not been able to shift.”<br />

What has been your most memorable<br />

moment in business?<br />

“The most memorable moment was the realisation that<br />

that we don’t only offer our clients a physical shift in their<br />

bodies, rather we offer them an emotional shift about the<br />

way they feel about themselves. I think this is the most<br />

rewarding part of my business – hearing how changes to our<br />

customers bodies has helped their confidence and in turn<br />

acted as a catalyst for positive change. For this, I’m grateful.”<br />

Anything you wish you had have known when<br />

starting out?<br />

“Oh boy, where do we start? That once you start a business<br />

– you’re in. There is no turning back! That as the owner you<br />

get stuck with all the tasks that no one else wants to do.”<br />

You don’t have to have all the answers (and I surely don’t).<br />

Just ask the right people the right questions. Surround<br />

yourself with amazing staff and experts in their fields and<br />

they will help you build a beautiful and successful business.”<br />

What are some of the highlights of your role<br />

as founder?<br />

“Last year was a pretty momentous year as we opened seven<br />

new clinics, rebranded, developed two new websites and<br />

implemented two new CRM systems. We also quadrupled<br />

our workforce and opened clinics in shopping centres.”<br />

Any advice to other budding entrepreneurs?<br />

“Just do it. Too many people spend too much time thinking<br />






and not doing. Business and environments are forever<br />

changing so it doesn’t matter how much you plan you always<br />

have to pivot and adapt. So get started, be persistent and get<br />

ready to be resilient.”<br />

If you hadn’t founded Body Catalyst what<br />

would we find you doing?<br />

“Having started some other business. At the time I came<br />

across body contouring I was also looking at an Inner City<br />

Cellar Door and a Co-Working Business.”<br />

What are your plans for the business in <strong>2019</strong>?<br />

“Opening new clinics, increasing efficiencies within current<br />

clinics, constantly looking at ways of improving the customer<br />

experience and the employee experience and learning how to<br />

manage from afar with the addition of my second child.” n<br />


SISTER<br />

ACT<br />

Sister duo Asli Isler and<br />

Derya Koch decided to<br />

combine their passion for beauty<br />

and looking good by launching<br />

the Dermal Hub in 2016 – a<br />

platform offering innovative<br />

beauty products.<br />

ONE OF THEIR first developments is Halo –<br />

an idea born out of a holiday to Bali where they<br />

wanted to be sun safe but couldn’t find what they<br />

were looking for and opted to launch the fashion<br />

forward visor. It is a meeting of talents with Derya<br />

being a Dermal Clinician and Clinic owner, and<br />

Asli being a busy working mum of three – both are<br />

driven by getting the healthiest skin possible. They<br />

reveal the best part about working with family and<br />

their beauty inspiration…<br />

The best thing about working with my<br />

sister is...<br />

Derya - “We have so much fun! There is a deep<br />

understanding, trust and friendship.”<br />

I have always had a love of beauty because....<br />

Derya - “I have been in the cosmetic industry for the past 12 years, with a true<br />

passion for skin and all things beauty. Throughout my career having seen first<br />

hand the result of ultraviolet and the related skin damage caused I feel very<br />

passionate about launching our debut product HALO.”<br />

Asli - “Being from a generation where sun worshipping was a ritual, beautiful<br />

skin and beauty was seen only for those that had time and connections in<br />

the very expensive skin industry. When I started being able to make my<br />

own fashion and skincare decisions I was drawn to those beautiful women I<br />

admired growing up with clear glowing complexions.”<br />

We created Dermal Hub in 2016 with the purpose of...<br />

Derya - “To create a platform for products that preserve and protect the skin<br />

while outdoors. Creating the freedom to be able to enjoy the Australian coastal<br />

lifestyle and still look chic and cool in the process.”<br />

As a busy working mum of three the thing I find most<br />

challenging juggling work and life balance is...<br />

Asli - “Time for me, exhaustion, along with pursuing a passion in an area I<br />

have always found exciting and innovative. Between a hectic work schedule,<br />

three children under 8 and a fur baby and all the activities that go with this is<br />

a time struggle. The one thing that I struggle most is the guilt that goes with<br />

being a working mum who also has a passion and appreciation in creating<br />

beautiful objects that are aesthetically beautiful yet serve a purpose. So time<br />

with the kids is precious.”<br />

The inspiration for the Halo was born....<br />

Asli - “We both have skin conditions that are exacerbated by sun exposure, we<br />

did not feel there was any product that served this purpose adequately. Whilst<br />

on holiday we were discussing our skin concerns and the need for practical yet<br />


fashionable items. We sought to find a cool elegant product that protected the<br />

delicate face skin, with no luck, hence a gap was discovered.”<br />


At Dermal Hub we want to make it a platform for...<br />

Derya - “Awareness and appreciation of simple solutions to an ever<br />

increasing complex world.”<br />

Our company ethos is...<br />

Asli - “Daring to be different! Providing high quality products that are<br />

innovative yet functional and accessible to everyone looking to shield and<br />

beautify their skin.”<br />

One thing I wished we had known when starting out...<br />

Derya - “How much time, time and more time is needed to see an idea<br />

through to market.”<br />

The thing I love most about being an entrepreneur is...<br />

Asli - “The creative and freedom aspect along with you being the driver of<br />

your journey.”<br />

We think Halo is going to be most popular with....<br />

Derya - “A skin conscious fashion forward market, we are far more aware<br />

about the effects of solar radiation and the related skin conditions and general<br />

ageing effects. It’s for people looking to prevent further damage to the face.!<br />

This year the company plans to....<br />

Derya - “Get the word out about how amazing<br />

this product is, feels on and actually works in<br />

shielding your most valuable asset, your SKIN!<br />

Down the track adding products that are in<br />

line with our purpose. The aim is to combine<br />

skin health and protection.” n<br />




CEO & Founder of Lük Beautifood<br />

You have the mantra ‘live the life you love’ and<br />

in 2012 launched lük beautifood tell us what<br />

inspired you to launch a beauty range?<br />

“Good question because if you know me I rarely wear makeup!<br />

In 2005 I ran a ‘natural body care’ business for a friend and<br />

witnessed first-hand how beauty products were formulated<br />

and became concerned about what we were piling on our<br />

skin – chemicals, and the lack of knowledge we had about the<br />

ingredients used in products and the effect on our bodies. So<br />

many of us had made the connection between eating for health<br />

but were yet to make the connection with “what goes on our skin<br />

goes in” despite knowing that medicines and nicotine for example<br />

are delivered into our bloodstream via patches on our skin.”<br />

So was this your business lightbulb moment?<br />

“I quickly realised there was no point eating well if you still<br />

slathered on body care products and painted your face with a<br />

toxic cocktail of fragrances, synthetic dyes, chemical preservatives<br />

and petroleum (aka plastic) ingredients when evidence was<br />

starting to show that they were known endocrine disruptors,<br />

carcinogens or linked to cancer or caused allergies and<br />

skin sensitivities.<br />

In 2012 with lukbeautifood.com I officially entered into new<br />

territory – making makeup made from food, sharing my food,<br />

cooking and nutrition knowledge, giving fresh hope to beauty,<br />

and pioneering a healthier way to live that encompassed a<br />

woman’s whole body.<br />

You have an interesting CV; food scientist, chef<br />

and former biscuit baker – how do you go from<br />

this to becoming a beauty entrepreneur?<br />

“I’ve always been an advocate of healthy eating and living well<br />

- taking nothing to extremes nor missing out on the good life.<br />

Food has been my world from cooking as a child and studying<br />

food science and nutrition to cooking for one of Australia’s<br />

pioneering caterers and building the successful biscuit empire<br />

Lüken & May.”<br />

You mention you were shocked to see how<br />

lipstick was made…<br />

“As a food scientist I was intrigued and curious to delve deeper. I<br />

quickly understood that lipsticks are made of oils, waxes, butters,<br />

binders, colours and flavours and that the recipe looked a lot like<br />

a chemical cocktail, not the skin healthy recipe it could be.<br />

For me it comes down to the simple fact “If we eat clean and<br />

healthy food why aren’t we putting it on our skin – as what goes<br />

on, goes in.” This inspired me to create innovative makeup<br />

swapping in high quality skin foods without adding synthetics<br />

and hazardous chemicals for outer beauty and inner health.”<br />

Creating lipstick from food is quite an<br />

effort – how did you develop the concept to<br />

end product?<br />

“With a craving to have another business and armed with this<br />

insight, my science qualifications and experience with developing<br />

new products (in the lab at Sara Lee and with the creation of<br />

80+ biscuit lines for Luken & May my first business) I set up a<br />

test kitchen at home and started experimenting with formulating<br />

all natural, skin healthy lipsticks. It was a ‘no-brainer’ that lippies<br />

could be made from food instead of synthetics. I scoped out my<br />

first product range, found packaging, an eco-designer and world<br />

class manufacturer in Melbourne.”<br />

Was this a long process to finally seeing your<br />

product on the shelf?<br />

“The path took 4 or more years from the concept to launch.<br />

Which is understandable when I was only working 15 hrs a week<br />

with two preschool kids and I also escaped for 18 months to live<br />

on a barge in France with my family.”<br />

Do you think the staying power of the lipsticks is<br />

comparable to others on the market?<br />

“Lip Nourish is designed for the understated woman and for the<br />

woman that is tired of having dry lips that constantly needs a<br />

swipe of lip balm. Lip Nourish glides on with an incredibly soft,<br />

creamy yet weightless texture that’s not too shiny or pigmented<br />

so it is ideal for everyday wear. Use it ‘as is’ on a bare face for<br />

home and when exercising or for an instant ‘lift’ or as part of<br />

your fresh, healthy-look face.”<br />

How extensive is your product range?<br />

“There are 12 universal nudes and neutrals on the menu made<br />

from super rich active goodies to nourish, moisturise and protect,<br />

and as you would expect, free from irritating synthetic colours<br />

and preservatives, drying petroleum and other hazardous toxins.<br />

And, because they are in a slim stick, they easily fit into your<br />

pocket or purse and their sheer shades means you don’t always<br />

need a mirror to apply. They are fabulous for on-the-go!”<br />

What are the benefits of using 100% natural, toxin free lipstick<br />

created from food?<br />

“Actively avoiding makeup made with hazardous ingredients<br />

enables us to care for our whole body. People are becoming<br />


CAREER<br />

increasingly concerned about their skincare rituals hence the big<br />

move towards naturals and organics, but the majority of women<br />

are still applying foundation, mascara and other products that<br />

contain synthetics and preservatives. Remember, our skin is our<br />

largest organ and we absorb 60% of what we put on it within<br />

30 seconds. That’s scary when you know research has linked<br />

many ingredients to cancer, developmental and reproductive<br />

toxicity, endocrine disruption and allergens / irritants. When<br />

we take a more mindful approach regarding cosmetics we can<br />

avoid troublesome chemicals that potentially harm us, such as<br />

synthetics, colours and preservatives, propylene glycol (PEG’s)<br />

and phthalates.”<br />

Tell us about your ingredients?<br />

“The key difference is that my Lip Nourish is made from the<br />

foods you eat for clear, beautiful skin. Each ingredient contains<br />

nutrients that work synergistically. The avocado, sesame oils<br />

and cacao butter deeply nourish while beeswax and lecithin lock<br />

in moisture. I chose ginger and spices as they’re rich in antiinflammatories<br />

and the delicious citrus is rich in antioxidant<br />

Vitamin c which helps neutralise free radicals.<br />

Our products are 100% natural, toxin free, cruelty free, gluten<br />

free, vegetarian, non GMO or nut oils. The list of what’s not<br />

in Lip Nourish is longer than the list of what’s is in them!<br />

It’s just clean food, pure plant oils, mineral pigments, food<br />

active ingredients.”<br />

Do you also source in Australia?<br />

“We source locally as much as possible, but for some particular<br />

ingredients, they come from sources outside Australia - all<br />

are ethically procured with the guidance of our Australian<br />

manufacture who is based in Melbourne.<br />

Everything we can source from Australia we do! It is our<br />

trusted source of clean, green ingredients. I am proud of our<br />

country and want to support innovation and our manufacturing<br />

industry. Keeping production local also helps minimise the use<br />

of unnecessary resources like fuel and the production of carbon.<br />

It gives an international marketing advantage. I really think<br />

Australia is leading the way with health and wellness.”<br />



60% OF WHAT WE PUT ON IT<br />


How important is it to be a pioneer of Clean<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> in Australia?<br />

“I’d have to say that it’s the passion behind sharing the<br />

knowledge, educating women on what’s in beauty and food<br />

products (the good, bad and the ugly) and the effect on your<br />

body is at my core and why I started the lük <strong>Beauty</strong> Kitchen. I<br />

have always believed there is ‘beauty in food’ and eating well is<br />

central to mindfulness and performance. Glowing skin, vitality<br />

and confidence are what I believe defines a beautiful woman.<br />

The courage to be herself. I have always been asked throughout<br />


• HABIT #1: I do what I feel truly passionate about<br />

From a young age, I always had a keen interest in the<br />

relationship between food and health and how we can<br />

cultivate so many benefits for our mind and bodies simply<br />

from eating the right, nourishing foods. I loved<br />

experimenting with delicious flavours and food medleys<br />

and I loved knowing what different foods could do for<br />

your body. This fascination lead me to become a lifelong<br />

advocate of healthy eating and living. Food has been my<br />

world from cooking as a child and studying food science<br />

and nutrition at uni to cooking for one of Australia’s<br />

pioneering caterers and building a biscuit empire. And<br />

now here I am!<br />

• HABIT #2: I maintain a balance<br />

Yes, it can be easy to fall off the bandwagon, become<br />

burnt out and highly stressed especially with family and<br />

work commitments. But you will never find consistent, true<br />

happiness this way, especially if you have no energy left<br />

to laugh and smile or your body is chock-ful of chemicals.<br />

I attribute my accomplishments in business and life to<br />

eating well and balancing my work and family life, not to<br />

mention engaging in holistic and meaningful practices. A<br />

balance of body, mind and even spirit is essential. Inspired<br />

by Timothy Ferriss’ New York Times best seller “4 Hour<br />

Work Week” I sat down in early 2011 and week by week<br />

for a couple of months wrote a business plan to work 20<br />

hrs a week. I’ve stuck to this way of living ever since and it’s<br />

helped me oh-so-much from operating in over drive 24/7.<br />

my life what my secret is. So I share my recipe for natural beauty<br />

….and it just happens to be living well so I guess lük is a natural<br />

beauty and lifestyle brand! This mantra is resonating at a high<br />

level now with Australians, and also the rest of the world.”<br />

Where do you get your inspiration?<br />

“That’s a great question as looking back, I’ve always lived a pretty<br />

simple and outdoorsy life and eaten healthy, nourishing foods.<br />

I’ve never been a glossy magazine, mainstream media consumer<br />

influenced by what everyone else is doing. I have just lived from<br />

the heart - I have always found that mother nature is the most<br />

inspiring creator so let her beauty shine – from ingredients to<br />

form and function.”<br />

What have been some of the challenges?<br />

“First is funding, working out what funds you need and where<br />

it will come from. Next is the challenge of having too many<br />

ideas and also too much to do when all of the business functions<br />

come from ‘you’ – IT, sales and marketing, financial, production,<br />

shipping and customer service.<br />

Getting your message into market is a universal challenge and<br />

what can take up the lion’s share of your time in the beginning.<br />

These challenges though bring the greatest rewards you can<br />

experience. The small wins feel like you’ve moved mountains!<br />

The big wins are incredibly satisfying.”<br />



Lisa Feleppa<br />

Brand Marketing Manager Comfortel<br />

Our Favourite Interior looks of <strong>2019</strong><br />





SCANDI<br />

Naturally pampering with a<br />

Scandinavian twist, this salon look<br />

is all about simplicity. A light look<br />

with natural timbers a must-have,<br />

the Scandi look salon is designed to<br />

prioritise function while embracing<br />

clean line furniture that is simple in<br />

form. Don’t forget a hint of indoor<br />

plants to add an organic feel.<br />

Designer Tip: Less is more with the<br />

Scandi look, so look at removing<br />

any pieces or items that don’t work<br />

or make the space feel cluttered.<br />

Lavish Hair & <strong>Beauty</strong> Bar<br />

www.lavishhairandbeautybar.com.au<br />

@lavishhairbeautybar<br />

Comfortel’s Natural<br />

Scandi Range<br />

Endota Spa<br />

www.endotaspa.com.au @endotaspa<br />

Sol Spa, Vaucluse<br />

www.thebotanicavaucluse.com.au<br />

sol-spa @solspa.vaucluse<br />

Little Company<br />

www.littlecompany.com.au<br />

@_littlecompany<br />


A neutral, laid-back style that’s earthen luxury,<br />

the Boho <strong>Beauty</strong> salon interior is perfect if<br />

you love Scandi but want to add some more<br />

texture and colour in your salon. The look is<br />

very much about playing with natural textures<br />

and a rustic colour palette. Many elements of<br />

this relaxed style are finding their way into the<br />

salon – including the current love for organic<br />

materials such as raw timbers and textured<br />

looking décor & furnishing.<br />

Designer Tip: Byron Bay is your design<br />

muse. Start with a neutral palette and<br />

inject pops of earthy textures and colours.<br />

The finishing touch… a gorgeous array of<br />

tropical greens.<br />


Reinvent classy luxury just like the<br />

Parisians with this luxe salon look.<br />

Structural furnishings of black and white<br />

that features luxe textures; think faux<br />

marble, stone, concrete and a mix of<br />

matte and gloss finishes are chosen to<br />

create depth and texture. Timeless quilted<br />

textures are key, combining a rich and<br />

luxurious palette monochrome design<br />

of marble, cool metallics and detailed<br />

wall panelling. Lavish light fittings and<br />

designer decor will complete this look.<br />

Designer Tip: This look is about<br />

luxury. Focus on items that are simple<br />

in form and let the texture or finish<br />

provide the interest.<br />

Melanie Grant<br />

www.melaniegrant.com<br />

@melaniegrantskin<br />

All Saints Clinic<br />

www.allsaintsclinic.com.au<br />

@allsaintsclinic<br />



PUREST<br />

White, the purest of colours,<br />

lustres a timeless tale of simplicity<br />

and elegance. Whether you call<br />

it modern minimalism, the clinical<br />

look or just a sheer love affair with<br />

neutrals, the white on white salon<br />

trend works on the principle that<br />

less is more. Creating texture is<br />

key to this design trend by layering<br />

different white, ivory or even<br />

sand tones and finishes. The idea<br />

is not to distract or detract from<br />

its simplicity.<br />

Designer Tip: Add hints of<br />

nature with light white washed<br />

wood, stones, marble or floral<br />

arrangements to bring warmth<br />

into the interior.<br />

Skin Angel<br />

www.skinangel.com.au<br />

@skin.angel<br />

Face Plus MediSpa<br />

www.faceplus.com.au<br />

@faceplusmedispa<br />

ESTÉTICA by Chavez & Chavez<br />

www.estetica.com.au<br />


Willow Urban Retreat<br />

www.willowurbanretreat.com.au<br />

@willowurbanretreat<br />

Pérla Studio<br />

www.perla.com.au<br />

@perla_whitening<br />

Comma<br />

www.commabyron.com<br />

@commabyron<br />


DAY SPA<br />

The day spa has had a makeover<br />

where simplicity combined with<br />

modern natural materials become<br />

soothing, rustic touches and the<br />

focus of the space. Enjoy tranquillity<br />

surrounded by stonework and an<br />

array of other textures that feel<br />

natural and organic. The look<br />

is stripped down to its essential<br />

elements and simplicity of the space<br />

is left to make the design statement.<br />

Soft furnishings with earthy tones<br />

completes the look.<br />

Designer Tip: Use colour<br />

sparingly, the idea is not to<br />

distract or detract from its<br />

simplicity. Let the natural<br />

textures be the design focus.<br />

THE<br />


Blush is staying in <strong>2019</strong> for<br />

salons and takes a dramatic turn<br />

with added feminine neutrals<br />

and midnight tones for this<br />

romantic salon look. Soft and<br />

elegant, yet unexpectedly<br />

mature, complement it with lush<br />

velvet fabrics, brass or marble,<br />

dark salon furniture and loads<br />

of florals (think bouquets and<br />

prints) in what will become a<br />

rich and feminine vibe ..and an<br />

Instagram fav.<br />

Designer Tip: Brass is your<br />

best friend if you want to give<br />

the look a sense of elegance.<br />

Textures like velvet and fur<br />

give it that glam look you want.<br />

The beautique by jessica peris<br />

www.the-beautique.com.au<br />

@thebeautique.byjessicaperis<br />

TKAY Studio<br />

www.tkaystudio.com<br />

@tkaystudio<br />

The beautique by jessica peris<br />

www.the-beautique.com.au<br />

@thebeautique.byjessicaperis<br />



Technology trends for <strong>2019</strong>, as a general rule, will see an even greater focus on painfree<br />

treatments, with no downtime, no consumables, that can be customised and<br />

promoted as quick/lunchtime procedures reveals Catherine Biedermann.<br />

WANTING TO KNOW the key technology<br />

trends for year ahead? Read on.<br />

• LED phototherapy systems: LED or low<br />

level light therapy has proven extremely<br />

beneficial in treating multiple skin concerns,<br />

easily and effectively as both a stand-alone<br />

treatment as well as an adjunctive therapy.<br />

LED works by harnessing light energy which<br />

is transmitted at particular wavelengths and<br />

it is the understanding of how the different<br />

wavelengths work in treating different<br />

indications, that will be an area that continues to grow and evolve.<br />

Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is the therapeutic use of incident<br />

light to photomodulate cellular function, improving healing times,<br />

relieving pain, subsiding active acne, promoting skin rejuvenation,<br />

and more. Harnessing the properties of different wavelengths by<br />

LED technology is what enables light to be properly delivered and<br />

concentrated, treating effectively without possibility of physical trauma<br />

or thermal damage. The combination of different wavelengths treats a<br />

wide range of aesthetic and medical conditions without heat, ensuring<br />

no risk of burning or other damage to tissue, which is beneficial to<br />

both patient and practitioner.<br />









• Radiofrequency devices for body<br />

contouring: These painless, non-invasive<br />

body-sculpting treatments with proven,<br />

visible results will continue to be a drawcard<br />

in <strong>2019</strong>. Radiofrequency (RF) delivers<br />

sound wave energy to areas of unwanted<br />

fat by driving controlled heat deep into the<br />

cells to cause mechanical disruption and<br />

subsequently destroy them. The heat of RF<br />

works mainly on the skin’s deepest layer, the<br />

dermis, without affecting the upper layers,<br />

such as the epidermis. Some aspects to<br />

consider could be whether the RF technology<br />

is biopolar, energy travelling from one part<br />

of the handpiece to another penetrating<br />

the epidermis, or monopolar, energy that<br />

travels from the handpiece to a return plate<br />

penetrating through to the dermis, effecting both skin and<br />

subcutaneous fat. There is also the consideration of resistive<br />

or capacitive RF, which determines the area being treated.<br />

Resistive RF will penetrate deeper and will facilitate<br />

drainage and microcirculation. Capacitive RF heats top<br />

and middle layers of the skin and promotes collagen<br />

production. The controlled heating of deep tissue layers<br />

makes it possible to reach fatty tissue, which helps increase<br />

micro-circulation and lipolytic drainage properties ideal for<br />

cellulite, reshaping the figure and localised fat.<br />

• Skin tightening: There is a huge and growing<br />

demand for skin tightening procedures that are minimally<br />

invasive. The combination of procedures such as<br />

radiofrequency and microneedling that effectively stimulate collagen<br />

production and elastin is gaining traction and will continue to do<br />

so in the upcoming year. Devices are becoming more advanced by<br />

combining modalities in a single treatment enabling a multilayered<br />

approach. This means customised treatments that are quick, have<br />

minimal downtime and can offer greater comfort than traditional skin<br />

tightening procedures. Technology that can effectively heat the deeper<br />

dermis to produce collagen and ultimately encourage tightening of the<br />

skin, while miminising risks by protecting the epidermis also results in<br />

the ability to treat all skin types. n<br />

Catherine Biedermann, Managing Director of Advanced<br />

Cosmeceuticals has always had an interest in the science of<br />

skincare so in 2006, Catherine pursued<br />

her passion and established<br />

Advanced Cosmeceuticals.<br />

www.advancedcosmeceuticals.com.au<br />




These products are essential<br />

for top to toe well-being<br />

Wellness<br />

Hempz Aromabody Milk and<br />

Honey Exfoliating Herbal Body<br />

Whip - Solaire 03 5245 8367<br />

Rose Quartz Face Rollers<br />

Salt by Hendrix 0452 183 503<br />

Ultrasonic Diffuser<br />

Oil Garden 1300 650 981<br />

Wellness Blend 100%<br />

Pure Essential Oil<br />

La Clinica 03 9799 8803<br />


Managing staff<br />



Staff productivity can be affected by<br />

mental health and anxiety. HABA<br />

reveals how to handle team wellness.<br />


and spa’s continues to be an ongoing issue for<br />

business owners in the beauty industry. With<br />

around one million Australian adults currently<br />

living with depression and over two million<br />

suffering from anxiety, statistics show that an<br />

average of one in five women and one in eight<br />

men will experience depression in their lifetime.<br />

Chances are that you currently have or previously<br />

have had a staff member within your spa who<br />

suffers from either depression or anxiety. This<br />

means that there is a higher rate of absenteeism,<br />

reduced productivity at work and increased<br />

turnover, along with the social impacts on<br />

workplace relationships and team cohesion.<br />

The key to handling your team’s mental health<br />

is centred around three steps – identify, address<br />

and manage.<br />







Identify<br />

First, work out if a staff member is suffering from<br />

anxiety or depression. Check for behavioural<br />

indicators of mental health issues, including<br />

withdrawal from social activities, rudeness, signs of<br />

stress and lack of sleep.<br />

Anxiety and depression can be both ongoing<br />

and triggered by individual incidents. If there<br />

is a marked change in a staff member, consider<br />

whether they might be having some kind of<br />

personal crisis, like a divorce or family issue, or<br />

whether it might be a case of substance abuse.<br />

Once you have observed and identified that<br />

there is indeed a greater instance of depression<br />

or anxiety at play, then you need to move onto<br />

addressing it with your team member.<br />

Address<br />

It’s important to speak to your staff member on a<br />

one-to-one basis about their anxiety or depression.<br />

Take time to sit with them and offer them help<br />

and support, letting them know that you are there<br />

for them. If they are happy to talk about it, this may be a good time to offer<br />

your team member practical solutions that may help them in the salon as well<br />

as offering suggestions on where they can get professional help and advice.<br />

We strongly recommend that salon owners document any and all<br />

conversations, meetings or chats with their staff about any issues surrounding<br />

mental health. This ensures that the employer can prove, if need be, that the<br />

issue was addressed in salon and that they have fulfilled their duty of care.<br />

When you speak to your staff member, it’s important to highlight incidents<br />

that are either out of character or not in compliance with how the salon is run<br />

or how a situation should be handled. The reaction of your staff member will<br />

also be very telling as to how you can anticipate them to move forward – if<br />

they shut down, refuse to accept critiscism and don’t communicate well with<br />

you, it could pose issues down the line.<br />

Manage<br />

While many employees can successfully manage their anxiety and depression<br />

without it impacting their work, some may need adjustments to the workplace<br />

or job to help them continue their role. Others may need time off, and<br />

while we appreciate that this incurs a cost for employees, it is important that<br />

flexibility is taken into account in these circumstances.<br />

Sometimes simple actions like changing workloads, changing work types<br />

or shifting clients from one staff member to another can be enough to make<br />

a change. Other times, it may simply become unfeasible for your business to<br />

continue to support a staff member who cannot work within the boundaries of<br />

your business. If a team member who is suffering with anxiety and depression<br />

is having a negative impact on your business and team, then there may be<br />

grounds for dismissal, depending on their actions.<br />

For businesses supporting their staff through depression and anxiety, there<br />

are many benefits. Not only do you have an opportunity to share with all your<br />

employees that they are cared for and valued through your actions, but you are<br />

able to create a strong workplace culture that puts the team first. As a business<br />

owner, by supporting staff with mental health issues, you are able to retain<br />

their skills and experience within your business and avoid the costs associated<br />

with hiring and retraining staff members. These are significant costs in terms<br />

of time and money, and so it’s important that you consider carefully the overall<br />

impact on your business that your team member may have if they stay or if you<br />

ask them to leave.<br />

Ultimately, as a business owner you must consider the impact that anxiety<br />

and depression suffered by staff will have on your business. Employers should<br />

also consider whether any changes to workplace practices or procedures<br />

that could help address any communication issues, such as clear guidance<br />

on expectations, responsibilities and deadlines, should be outlined in a salon<br />

policy and procedures manual. Call the team at HABA on 02 9221 9911<br />

for any advice you may need on managing depression and anxiety within<br />

the workplace. n<br />

Adrian Boothman is the industrial relations advisor for Hair<br />

and <strong>Beauty</strong> Australia, the peak national not-for-profit industry<br />

association servicing members from hair and beauty salons, day<br />

spas and training colleges. Contact www.askhaba.com.au<br />


HOW TO BE A<br />


When Anna Lahey discovered<br />

natural marine collagen as the<br />

source of Japanese youthful<br />

radiance she set about creating<br />

her own brand called Vida<br />

Glow. She tells Anita Quade<br />

about her holistic journey from<br />

creating supplements to a new<br />

skincare range.<br />



“I discovered marine collagen in Japan. Collagen<br />

supplements are readily available there in<br />

pharmacies and supermarkets. I noticed collagen<br />

drinks available at the gym, and was even asked<br />

at a restaurant if I wanted my soup infused with<br />

collagen. At the time I really didn’t understand<br />

what a collagen supplement was so I decided to<br />

speak to a qualified pharmacist who detailed some<br />

of the benefits to me. She explained that Japanese<br />

women have been using marine collagen for its<br />

health benefits for over 300 years. Her skin was<br />

glowing, although Japanese women in general<br />

seemed to have amazing skin, so I took it with a<br />

grain of salt. I was intrigued enough to purchase<br />

some of this so called miracle collagen. My lifestyle<br />

habits hadn’t changed, and within three weeks,<br />

I began seeing results. The very first noticeable<br />

difference I personally experienced was a dramatic<br />

decrease in my hair loss. Within four weeks I had<br />

noticed an improvement in my skin – it had cleared and felt significantly<br />

more hydrated and my complexion looked plumped. I was hooked and there<br />

really wasn’t anything like it in Australia, so this sparked an idea.”<br />


“This is largely thanks to my mum, who is such a glamorous woman. I loved<br />

watching her get ready, we would have girly days doing our hair and nails and<br />

I loved going through her makeup and products. I’ve always done my friends<br />

hair and makeup for events, and advised them on which products to buy. I love<br />

all things beauty. I think beauty is all about being confident in your own skin.<br />

I also have a very “less is more” approach to beauty. I’m not into contouring or<br />

heavy makeup. So an inside out approach is key. Our skin is our largest organ,<br />

so if you’re healthy on the inside this will portray on the skin.”<br />



“These are very effective! They work very differently to most hair, skin and<br />

nail supplements or skincare. Once ingested it passes through the lining of the<br />

stomach and is absorbed by the bloodstream. Travelling through blood vessels<br />

to the collagen matrix underneath the dermis, the inner layer of the skin. Here<br />

it stimulates fibroblast proliferation, the cells that produce collagen. So it does<br />

two things; increases collagen levels by the extra collagen being ingested and<br />

most importantly stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen.”<br />



“Vida Glow’s marine collagen is hydrolysed. The hydrolysation process<br />

ensures a low molecular weight, the lower the molecular weight the higher the<br />

absorption rate. The molecule weight of our collagen is 4000 Daltons, which<br />

is very low, meaning it is extremely bioavailable, with an absorption rate above<br />

90%. We are very particular about sourcing, and our ingredients. Quality is<br />



our number one priority. Vida Glow’s philosophy<br />

is “offering products of exceptional quality that<br />

delivers visible results”. The success of Vida Glow<br />

has simply been because our products work, and<br />

they do so in a short frame of time. Our customers<br />

see results in two to three weeks, so our repeat<br />

customer rate is high, as is word of mouth.”<br />



“So it goes to show that there are no quick fixes.<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> is about health and health begins within.<br />

The growing trend of ingestible beauty highlights<br />

that consumers are becoming more health conscious<br />

and aware of what they’re putting in their bodies.<br />

People are reading the nutritional information<br />

panels on the back of labels, and taking a greater<br />

interest in how they “feel” not just on how they<br />

look. I congratulate consumers on that.”<br />



“I love the area of education and I love the<br />

opportunity to talk to customers, PR, distributors,<br />

buyers etc. and educate them on what Vida Glow<br />

products are, how they work and how positively<br />

they can impact their health.”<br />



“This is a healthy, nutritious snack that was filling<br />

and good for you. Adding collagen differentiated<br />

our bars from others, this is a <strong>Beauty</strong> Bar!”<br />



“It’s been a major passion of mine for well over 12<br />

months now from formulation to packaging design.<br />

I have overseen every detail.”<br />



“Our beauty powders use local Australian<br />

ingredients where possible, and all of them are<br />

Australian Certified Organic, vegan, with no added sugars or artificial<br />

ingredients, Non GMO, No soy, No Fillers and highly bio-available. One of<br />

the largest challenge in sourcing quality ingredients is the cost, we use plant<br />

based pre and probiotics, and specific ingredients such as Sea Buckthorn and<br />

Digestive Enzymes (to mention two) which are hard to source and expensive<br />

to acquire.<br />

Our collagen is hydrolysed in France, as they’re the world leaders in this<br />

technology, one that Australia doesn’t have yet.”<br />


“My mum is my beauty inspiration. She is effortlessly beautiful, in a natural<br />

and sophisticated way. Her nails are always done, her hair always groomed.<br />

She dresses elegantly, but never over the top. Her makeup is natural and her<br />

skin glows. She’s also my stylist.”<br />


“The Vitamin C Serum and I cannot live without Marine Collagen.”<br />



“Build a village. Your business’s success depends on a lot of people, like<br />

your business partners, and very importantly, your staff. Recognise and<br />

acknowledge work well done by staff. These are the people that are<br />

imperative to building your business. Treat them well, be approachable, have<br />

a relationship with these people outside of telling them what to do or being<br />

their boss.<br />

On another note, success takes time. Vida Glow was not built overnight; it<br />

has taken a lot of hard work. We believed in what we were offering so that got<br />

us through the hard times. The time of “fad” products is over in my opinion.”<br />



“Maybe it’s our weather, but Australia is a strong market for us. We are<br />

actively engaged in improving ourselves and for us, in this industry, this<br />

Australian trend, it serves us well.”<br />


“Simplicity is key.”<br />


“<strong>2019</strong> is going to be bigger than ever for Vida Glow. We will be launching<br />

our hair and body ranges along with a number of innovative and first of<br />

their kind ingestible beauty products as we strive to be at the forefront of the<br />

ingestible beauty category.” n<br />



IN TO SKIN<br />

The Inskin Medi Spa<br />

team’s dedication<br />

to keeping up with<br />

new techniques,<br />

products, trends<br />

and technology is<br />

paying off, writes<br />

Michelle Ruzzene.<br />


simple: treat your skin by being gentle, consistent<br />

and respectful.<br />

It’s this utmost respect and fascination for skin<br />

that inspired the 34-year-old to open Inskin Medi<br />

Spa three years ago, and she hasn’t looked back.<br />

“I have always been obsessed with skin,” she said.<br />

“The skin doesn’t lie, I can tell a lot by looking<br />

at a client’s skin tone, if a person has a healthy diet<br />

and lifestyle or if they smoke - it fascinates me.<br />

“To have the creative freedom to treat skin my<br />

way has been extremely professionally fulfilling.”<br />

Jacqueline originally studied to be a skin<br />

therapist in Ireland, but made the permanent move<br />

Down Under a number of years ago.<br />

She said her salon, located in the heart of<br />

Neutral Bay, offered a wide range of services<br />

at the salon including facials, anti-wrinkle<br />

injections, massage, waxing, LED light therapy,<br />

microneedling, cosmetic tattooing and eyelash<br />

extensions, but her signature skin treatment was<br />

the Laser Genesis.<br />

“Laser Genesis Skin Therapy is an advanced<br />

way to promote vibrant and healthy looking skin in<br />

both men and women,” she said.<br />

“It can promote a more youthful appearance<br />

by treating conditions that are typically associated<br />


• Medik8<br />

• Payot<br />

• DNA Renewal<br />

with premature signs of ageing and • The <strong>Beauty</strong> Chef<br />

sun damage.<br />

“We combine this with a 20% glycolic treatment to thoroughly refresh<br />

and smooth the skin, followed by our Healite Led Light Therapy which<br />

works beneath the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin<br />

production for a noticeably plump, radiant complexion.<br />

“This treatment is a total workout for the skin - the results are undeniable.”<br />

Jacqueline said what set her apart from her competitors was technology.<br />

“Inskin combine products and facials, but we really marry them with<br />

lasers,” she said.<br />

“We are a boutique luxury skin clinic staffed by a team of highly creative<br />

and experienced individuals.”<br />

Building a great rapport with clients was also key.<br />

“When I first opened in the lower north shore I noticed immediately<br />

women and men take their health and beauty very seriously and are not<br />

afraid of doing anything and everything to maintain themselves,” she said.<br />

“We are customer focused, so our clients become our friends.<br />

“The goal is for clients to leave feeling good, achieving results in a<br />

relaxing atmosphere.”<br />

Staff relationships are extremely important to Jacqueline, who refers to<br />

her team at Inskin as her “extended family”.<br />

“We encourage each other, constantly training and educating together in<br />

an open, positive environment,” she said.<br />

“The team are growing professionally and personally, I always encourage<br />

and support this in every way I can.”<br />

One challenge Jacqueline identified with being in the beauty industry was<br />

the abundance of misinformation dished out to consumers.<br />


“We are living in a time of beauty bloggers, vloggers and<br />

more home facial gadgets than ever before,” she said.<br />

“Information and products are constantly at our finger tips<br />

but not all the information is correct and not all the gadgets<br />

are good for your skin.<br />

“We see a lot of over worked skin or incorrect use of these<br />

products that have caused sensitivity, hyper-pigmentation<br />

and dehydration.”<br />

She said she always drummed home with her clients the<br />

importance of quality home care.<br />

“Home care is vital and consistency is key, especially at<br />

night time because your body absorbs more while you’re<br />

resting,” she said.<br />

Every week the <strong>Professional</strong> <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

email newsletter offers salon owners,<br />

managers and therapists an industry<br />

update on trade events, expert<br />

opinions, technology advancements,<br />

and new product releases.<br />

“Applying serums and a moisturiser you need based on<br />

your concerns and needs every night will help prevent the<br />

development of fine lines and wrinkles.<br />

“More importantly, daily sunscreen use can help to prevent<br />

the formation of certain skin cancers.<br />

“We advise all our clients what products are best suited for<br />

their individual needs to achieve the best results.”<br />

There’s no doubt the dedication to her clients and staff,<br />

combined with her complete passion for skin and technology,<br />

will keep Jacqueline servicing the people of Neutral Bay and<br />

its surrounds for many more years to come. n<br />

Register today for free at:<br />

www.professionalbeauty.com.au/subscribe<br />

Inskin Medi Spa 3/48 Yeo St, Neutral Bay NSW 2089<br />

02 8095 9317 www.inskinmedispa.com.au<br />






Cosmoprof and Cosmopack Asia registered 87,284 attendees from 135 countries and regions and 3,030 exhibiting<br />

companies from 53 countries and regions proving its success continues year after year.<br />

COSMOPROF ASIA’S “ONE Fair, Two Venues” formula proved<br />

successful yet again in its 23rd edition, exceeding expectations<br />

and maintaining the exhibition’s distinctive position as the ultimate<br />

meeting point for beauty professionals, industry insiders and<br />

innovative brands in Asia.<br />

Cosmopack Asia, which took place at the AsiaWorld-Expo<br />

(AWE) from 13 to 15 November, hosted exhibitors from the<br />

avant-garde supply chain: leaders in raw materials and ingredients,<br />

machinery and automation, primary and secondary packaging,<br />

contract manufacturing, applicators and private labels. Meanwhile,<br />

Cosmoprof Asia took place at the Hong Kong Convention &<br />

Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 14 to 16 November and focused<br />

on finished goods across all the main cosmetic sectors: perfumery<br />

and cosmetics, beauty salon and spa, hair, nail, and accessories, as<br />

well as natural and organic.<br />

87,284 attendees from 135 countries and regions of the global<br />

beauty industry visited the two show venues, marking an increase of<br />

4.2% from 2017. Among them 62,964 came from abroad, up 3.2%<br />

from last year. Attendees were given a chance to engage with 3,030<br />

exhibitors from 53 countries and regions to see and experience new<br />

trends and products for Asian markets. The show floor space for the<br />

leading B2B event occupied an exhibition area up to 113,800 sqm<br />

(up 5% from last year).<br />

Pavilions representing 24 countries and groups increased the<br />

exhibition’s international appeal and included Australia, Belgium,<br />

California, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel,<br />

Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland,<br />

Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, and, for the first time, Malaysia<br />

and New Zealand.<br />

“This year’s visitor numbers, fair exhibitors and products confirm<br />

what the global trends are telling us, that as an industry beauty<br />

and cosmetics are not only continually pushing the boundaries of<br />

innovation and science, but also that the Asia market is full of savvy<br />

consumers keen to understand and invest in cutting-edge products,”<br />

says David Bondi, Director, Cosmoprof Asia and Senior Vice<br />

President, UBM Asia. “We are delighted to share that this recordbreaking<br />

year brought together more exhibitors, attendees and<br />

business than ever before, to both our AsiaWorld-Expo and Hong<br />

Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre venues, and trend forecasts<br />

suggest <strong>2019</strong> will continue building on this year’s success.”<br />

“We are honored to announce record-breaking numbers<br />

of Cosmoprof Asia 2018,” says Antonio Bruzzone, General<br />

Manager BolognaFiere. “This exhibition is the perfect stage<br />

for companies, retailers, importers, buyers and distributors<br />

interested in new business opportunities in Asia. The success<br />

of Cosmoprof Asia is the result of a profitable collaboration<br />

between BolognaFiere Group, organiser of the events of the<br />

Cosmoprof international network, and UBM Asia Ltd. We<br />

are working together to aid the development of the beauty<br />

industry worldwide.”<br />



(13 – 15 November)<br />

Cosmopack Asia at AWE brought together 903 suppliers and<br />

manufacturers showcasing their professional expertise alongside<br />

every step of the production process.<br />

Cosmopack Asia provided ample opportunities to discover the<br />

latest trends in the beauty supply chain and to learn about market<br />

forecasts for the Asia-Pacific region, thanks to the rich calendar<br />

of seminars and talks offered by CosmoTalks, hosting key opinion<br />

leaders and international experts.<br />

Targeted initiatives were also scheduled to add additional value<br />

to the exhibition offerings.<br />

“SKINTONIC – The Factory”, the special initiative of<br />

Cosmopack Asia, achieved great success as it allowed visitors<br />

to observe the entire manufacturing process of an exclusive<br />

dual-effect serum. From the producing of the serum to the<br />

packaging process and the finished product, SKINTONIC - The<br />

Factory emphasised the perfect combination of innovation and<br />

technology. SKINTONIC - The Factory was made possible<br />

thanks to the manufacturing expertise of Citus Kalix– a Coesia<br />

Company (France) for the machinery and equipment, Homer<br />

Printing (China) for the deluxe folding cardboard box, LTU-Tech<br />

(France) for the image recognition app, Pinkfrogs Cosmetics<br />

(Italy) for the formulation, and Quadpack (Spain) for its<br />

innovative packaging solutions and Centdegrés for the artistic<br />

direction and design of the project.<br />

The COSMOLAB area also attracted many visitors. Thanks<br />

to the collaboration with Opal Cosmetics, attendees could<br />

interact with an A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) robot that captured<br />

analytics based on hair types and other features to create a<br />

unique formulated shampoo sample (40ml) as a personalised<br />

gift. COSMOLAB focused on the latest manufacturing<br />

processes and automated and data-driven manufacturing<br />

technologies, including A.I. and Industry 4.0.<br />


(14 - 16 November)<br />

HKCEC hosted 2,127 exhibitors from 51 countries and regions,<br />

presenting finished beauty products from every sector: Cosmetics<br />

and Toiletries, <strong>Beauty</strong> Salon, Natural & Organic, Nail & Accessories<br />

and Hair Salon.<br />

Special attention was given to green and organic beauty. The<br />

Natural & Organic zone (Hall 3G, HKCEC) hosted companies<br />

from all over the world, presenting green, eco-friendly, organic<br />

products, supplements, and halal cosmetics. Green beauty was<br />

the primary focus of the Natural & Organic Symposium, with talks<br />

dedicated to on-trend topics like sustainability and opportunities in<br />

organic certification.<br />

The latest product trends, market updates and regulations were<br />

the main points of CosmoTalks at HKCEC.<br />

Cosmoprof Asia also gave a preview of what’s next for retail<br />

distribution in the Asia-Pacific region. After the discovery of the<br />

serum production at Cosmopack Asia at AWE, visitors could<br />

continue their journey at “SKINTONIC – The Shop”, the concept<br />

store of the future, featuring elements of virtual and augmented<br />

reality as well as IoP (Internet of Product). Visitors could discover,<br />

test and take away their own exclusive skincare serum, enjoying a<br />

unique consumer experience.<br />

The Hong Kong <strong>Professional</strong> Nailist Union Competition<br />

2018, organised by the Hong Kong <strong>Professional</strong> Nailist Union,<br />

involved over 200 contestants from around the world for a<br />

challenging contest.<br />

HKCEC also hosted the 5th edition of BOUTIQUE, Cosmoprof<br />

Asia’s charity initiative. Visitors could choose seven travel-size<br />

products from 10 exhibiting companies participating in the initiative.<br />

The products were presented in a deluxe gift bag sponsored by<br />

Baralan, for a symbolic cost of HKD100. Proceeds from this initiative<br />

are donated to the Chi Heng Foundation, a Hong Kong-based<br />

charity dedicated to addressing children impacted by AIDS and to<br />

AIDS prevention and education.<br />


Cosmopack Asia – 12 to 14 November <strong>2019</strong><br />

Cosmoprof Asia – 13 to 15 November <strong>2019</strong><br />

For more information about the show, visit www.cosmoprof-asia.com<br />




MADE-OVER:<br />



Here’s what you can experience<br />

at this year’s show<br />

VICTORIA’S PREMIER TRADE show for the<br />

beauty industry is back! And we’ve got a brand<br />

spanking new identity and updated features set<br />

for <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> Melbourne is the new name for <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

Expo Melbourne, a subtle change designed to<br />

differentiate the event from its national counterpart,<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> Expo Australia. <strong>Beauty</strong> Melbourne will take<br />

place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition<br />

Centre (MCEC) from 23-24 March <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

“We are so excited to bring a refreshed <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

Melbourne to Victoria this year” said Cory Watson,<br />

Event Director. “The team has been working hard<br />

to rejuvenate the event features, improve the visitor<br />

offering and ensure we have a mixture of inspiring<br />

education and premium brands that Victorian professionals<br />

want to do business with. We look forward to bringing a more<br />

bespoke offering to Melbourne that mirrors the city’s stylish,<br />

modern vibe.”<br />

So what’s new?<br />

All-Access Education Pass offers latest<br />

skills for less<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> Melbourne will offer a one-stop-shop for beauty<br />

professionals to update their skills and ensure they’re ahead of<br />

the competition in <strong>2019</strong>. The new All-Access Education Pass<br />

provides access to a non-stop schedule of Look ‘n’ Learn-style<br />

education sessions over the weekend that you can pick and<br />

choose to attend, depending on your preferences. The All-<br />

Access pass also includes entry into <strong>Beauty</strong> Melbourne, with<br />

sessions taking place within one dedicated education room, in<br />

the midst of the action on the show floor.<br />

Whether it be subjects in aesthetics, skincare, brows, lashes,<br />

makeup, clean beauty and wellness, or business; the All-Access<br />

Education Pass will provide beauty professionals with 18 Look ‘n’<br />

Learn-style education sessions over the course of the weekend<br />

for just $189.<br />

Educators presenting at the show include Dermalogica<br />

educator Lisa Paone, who will immerse you in the world of<br />

chemical peels; cosmetic tattoo guru Gordana Poljak, who will<br />

demonstrate how to make cosmetic tattoos appear natural and<br />

social media expert Heather Porter, who will delve into the power<br />

of Instagram for business.<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> brands show specials and innovations<br />

You can do business with leading brands at <strong>Beauty</strong> Melbourne,<br />

with a range of exciting exhibitors set to showcase their<br />

innovations in beauty on the show floor. Covering the<br />

spectrum of beauty and aesthetics, visitors can expect brands<br />

like Dermalogica, Inglot Cosmetics, Pevonia, Murad, Lycon<br />

Cosmetics, Lash Sublime, The Global <strong>Beauty</strong> Group, Crown<br />

Brush, Eco Tan, and many more.<br />

The new Advice Hub<br />

Have you ever struggled with the administration side of your<br />

business and wished there was an easy way to get advice on<br />

how to manage it day-to-day? To develop more resources<br />

for beauty business owners and entrepreneurs, <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

Melbourne is delighted to offer a free Advice Hub in <strong>2019</strong>. A<br />

selection of experts in business topics like tax, bookkeeping,<br />

accounting, salon insurance and workplace relations will be<br />

available throughout the event for complimentary one-on-one<br />

consultations with visitors.<br />

Getting hands-on with in-depth learning<br />

<strong>Beauty</strong> Melbourne will also be offering a selection of workshops<br />

for those wanting hands-on education at the event. Yasmin<br />

Johnson will lead a practical microblading workshop; Heather<br />

Porter will show business owners how to get social-media savvy<br />

in her advanced social media bootcamp; and Renee Gurney will<br />

lead a hands-on henna brow workshop.<br />

For tickets visit: www.beautymelbourne.com.au<br />




WORLDWIDE BOLOGNA <strong>2019</strong><br />

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the leading B2B exhibition in the world for the beauty<br />

industry, announces a new look for the <strong>2019</strong> edition.<br />


OVER 250,000 PROFESSIONALS from all corners of the globe<br />

come to Bologna to discover cutting-edge technologies, innovative<br />

products, and eco-friendly proposals of the future. To facilitate<br />

their visit, business opportunities, and networking with over 2,800<br />

exhibitors, Cosmoprof <strong>2019</strong> confirms the targeted opening dates and<br />

reinforces the distinction of each area according to product sectors,<br />

with a new and more functional layout of the halls.<br />

From Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March <strong>2019</strong>, Cosmopack and<br />

Cosmo | Perfumery & Cosmetics will open its doors for producers<br />

and specialists of the supply chain, finished product companies,<br />

and buyers/retailers, with the latter focusing on the Perfumery and<br />

Cosmetics sector, Green & Organic <strong>Beauty</strong>, and Cosmoprime, the<br />

area dedicated to high-end cosmetics. From Friday 15 to Monday<br />

18 March, the show opens for the professional distribution channels<br />

of Cosmo | Hair & Nail & <strong>Beauty</strong> Salon, with the participation of<br />

salon owners and beauty centers, hair stylists, hairdressers, nail<br />

technicians, and distributors specialized in these segments.<br />

The international Country Halls, featuring small and<br />

medium-sized beauty companies from all over the world, will also<br />

follow a division by sector to increase networking opportunities<br />

of attendees.<br />

The focus of the <strong>2019</strong> edition will be on sustainability and the<br />

circular economy; the cosmetics industry is called upon to find<br />

new production solutions to reduce the environmental impact of<br />

production processes using renewable energy sources.<br />


This exhibition, dedicated to contract manufacturing and private<br />

label, machinery, primary and secondary packaging, applicators,<br />

ingredients, and raw materials, displays continual growth. With the<br />

main concern for Cosmopack <strong>2019</strong> being the circular economy: The<br />

Factory project will explore the most eco-friendly industrial solutions,<br />

showing the entire circularity of plastic recovery.<br />


From Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March, the exhibition will open<br />

its doors for hall 14 for Cosmoprime. It is dedicated to high-end<br />

cosmetics with a selective distribution, specifically in luxury concept<br />

stores, collects the latest trends in the sector in a new hall, Hall 14.<br />

The area will offer Italian and international retailers a preview of the<br />

perfumery of the future: emerging brands, suggestions from around<br />

the world, trends, and innovations that will shape the concept of retail<br />

for tomorrow.<br />

A new area, Zoom On Emerging Prime, will be dedicated to<br />

young companies that are first-time exhibitors at Cosmoprof and<br />

are looking to meet buyers, distributors, and retailers of the most<br />

important cosmetics companies in the world.<br />

From Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March, there will be space for<br />

companies, buyers, and distributors for mass market perfumery and<br />

cosmetics. Hall 21 hosts exhibitors with green proposals, while in<br />

halls 22 and 26, international perfumery companies will showcase.<br />

Hall 26 presents new emerging brands from all over the world, thus<br />

renewing the brand list available to distributors, wholesalers, and<br />

sales agents specialised in mass market. Thanks to the research<br />

and the investments imposed by market developments, the quality<br />

standard of mass-market product continues to grow, maintaining a<br />

functional quality-price ratio.<br />

A significant role is played by small and medium-sized<br />

international companies, which thanks to the activities of the local<br />

industry associations, can network with buyers from all over the<br />

world. Most of the new proposals come from the Asian continent,<br />

with an increase in companies representing Japan and specific areas<br />

dedicated to exhibitors from China and Korea. Significant interest in<br />

exhibiting at Cosmoprof has been shown by companies in Northern<br />

Europe and Scandinavia. It will be a show to be remembered!<br />

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Every beauty enthusiast needs<br />

to put Tokyo on their travel list<br />

for <strong>2019</strong> if day spa Carju Rajah<br />

Tiado is anything to go by,<br />

reveals Michelle Ruzzene.<br />

Tokyo<br />

SITTING IN ONE of the quiet, partitioned pods on the 14th floor of the<br />

Capitol Hotel Tokyu, sipping on a Japanese green tea overlooking the vast<br />

Tokyo landscape, is a true zen experience.<br />

With the hotel nestled between the Japanese Prime Minister’s official<br />

residence and the impressive 500-year-old Hie Shrine, the view is a mix of<br />

ancient architecture, modern masterpieces and futuristic fantasy where old<br />

and new collide.<br />

The scenery can be enjoyed either pre or post treatment when you visit the<br />

hotel’s day spa, Carju Rajah Tiado.<br />

Like traditional Japanese culture, the spa<br />

incorporates a celebration of nature, architecture<br />

and incredible attention to detail.<br />

Spa manager Yukie Machida said the emphasis<br />

was on “tranquillity and luxury” throughout.<br />

“Everything, including our treatment methods,<br />

interior, sound, aroma, and drinks are carefully<br />

selected in order for the guests to really relax and<br />

to liberate their five senses,” she said.<br />

The salon is furnished in a ‘Japonism style’<br />

(Westernised Japanese taste) according to Yukie,<br />

which reflects the theme of the guest rooms at the<br />

hotel that incorporate traditional Japanese elements<br />

including sliding doors and partitioning shoji<br />

paper screens.<br />

Yukie said clients that visited the spa were<br />

offered a complete holistic and clinical experience.<br />

“The time our guests spend at the spa is<br />

invaluable for obtaining true beauty and health,”<br />

she said.<br />

“We offer an holistic or whole approach,<br />

which is the basis of Oriental medicine, combined<br />

with clinical elements using cutting-edge<br />

medicine topically.”<br />



The spa treatment menu<br />

offers a range of body treatments,<br />

facials, signature packages and<br />

men’s treatments.<br />

There is a barber room that<br />

performs men’s haircuts as well as<br />

shaving for both men and women.<br />

Body treatments include a range<br />

of massages and scrubs using Japanese<br />

essential oils to adjust a person’s qi<br />

(vital energy), while facials include<br />

an anti-ageing retinol facial, an<br />

anti-stress option and a premium<br />

whitening facial.<br />

“Our aim is to give our clients<br />

beautiful skin, no matter what age, to<br />

help improve both their confidence and happiness,” Yukie explained.<br />

“By making full use of the latest beauty ingredients, devices and hand<br />

techniques of skilled aestheticians, our treatments are designed to leave you<br />

feeling relaxed and radiant.”<br />

A standout feature of the spa is the private salt bath and sauna.<br />

Clients can unwind before their treatment has even begun by taking a soak in<br />

the onsen, surrounded by candles.<br />

“This spa helps to augment the effect of the treatment,” Yukie explained.<br />

“The blood circulation and metabolism can be promoted by bathing in a salt<br />

bath, together with a combination of low-temperature mist sauna, around 55 -60<br />

degrees Celsius, which is full of negative ions,” Yukie explained.<br />

Yukie said the spa usually attracted executive guests because of the location of<br />

the hotel.<br />

“There are so many offices around the hotel, including the Houses of<br />

Parliament and political institutions, so a lot of VIPs often come to the spa and<br />

barber,” Yukie said.<br />

“A lot of our business is by word of mouth by clients who have visited our spa.”<br />

There are various private make-up rooms, fully stocked with a range of<br />

skincare, cosmetics and toiletries that guests can use post-treatment to do any<br />

touch-ups required if they are heading back to work or straight out.<br />


• The hotel’s main lobby was designed by<br />

renowned architect Kengo Kuma, who is also<br />

responsible for the new Olympic stadium<br />

• It features three restaurants, a bar, pastry<br />

boutique, five banquet rooms, fitness<br />

facilities and a 20-metre indoor swimming<br />

pool and spa<br />

• It was originally opened as Tokyo Hotel Hilton<br />

• You can experience a geisha hosted dinner at<br />

the hotel, as well as a traditional tea ceremony<br />

• Guests can partake in a scared Shinto ritual<br />

in the neighbouring Hie Shrine<br />

• The hotel has direct access to the Tokyo Metro<br />


• Covermark<br />

• Acseine<br />

• Kesalan Patharan<br />

• Maria Galland Paris<br />

“We are committed to pursuing the essence of<br />

beauty and promise the ultimate level of hospitality<br />

and healing,” Yukie said.<br />

A visit to Carju Rajah Tiado promises not only<br />

a blissful day of pampering but a real ‘omotenashi’<br />

experience (respectful Japanese hospitality) unlike<br />

any other. n<br />

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu<br />

2 Chome-10-3 Nagatacho,<br />

Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0014, Japan<br />

+81 3-3503-0109<br />

www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/capitol-h<br />




LUCAS<br />

After working as a makeup artist for a number of years,<br />

Natalie founded From Luxe With Love, an online<br />

destination for all things fashion and beauty, as a way<br />

to share some must-have beauty products and fashion<br />

finds. With an eye for flatlays and content creation, she<br />

has built a loyal Insta following and also shoots content<br />

for well known beauty brands including NudeByNature.<br />

My favourite Australian made<br />

beauty buy is…<br />

The Nude by Nature lip products<br />

– I love the whole range!<br />

I could never live without…<br />

“Concealer and mascara – they make such a<br />

difference to my face, even if I only have 30<br />

seconds to spare!”<br />

My favourite beauty<br />

inspiration is…<br />

“All over the place! Runways,<br />

makeup artists, social media<br />

– inspiration comes in so<br />

many different forms.”<br />

The best inflight travel<br />

products are….<br />

“A face mist for rehydrating<br />

during a flight, hand cream<br />

and a good lip balm.”<br />

The one thing I love about<br />

collaborating with Australian owned<br />

NudeByNature is….<br />

“I love that they’re an Australian brand that<br />

uses only natural, good-for-you ingredients.<br />

I know when I’m using Nude By Nature<br />

products that what I’m putting on my skin<br />

isn’t going to do any harm.”<br />

My best beauty hack is….<br />

“A cream lipstick doubles as a<br />

great blush if you’re on the go and<br />

only have one product on hand.”<br />

My favourite thing about the beauty<br />

industry is…<br />

“Getting to meet lots of amazing people!<br />

I’ve definitely made some great friends<br />

from the beauty industry.”<br />

The best beauty<br />

influencers are…<br />

“Inspiring and genuine.”<br />

The best trick I learnt<br />

as a model and makeup<br />

artist…<br />

“Running a nude or white<br />

coloured eye pencil through<br />

the waterline instantly<br />

brightens the eyes and is<br />

a quick fix for tired eyes<br />

on those days when you’re<br />

lacking bit of sleep.”<br />


EVENTS<br />


Halo by Dermal Hub was launched to an exclusive crowd at La<br />

Port Deux in Sydney’s Rosebery. Guests mingled with founders<br />

Asli Isler and Derya Koch at the launch over champagne and<br />

canapes. They were invited to try on the luxury beauty visor,<br />

available in a variety of coloured lenses.<br />


The Laser Lounge held their annual awards night at Urban Winery Sydney in The<br />

Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park. The Laser Lounge Balmain took out the<br />

coveted ‘Established Clinic of the Year’ title, with many other awards given out for<br />

social responsibility, innovation, retail, technicians, managers and client choice.<br />



Dr Chris Moss and his wife Andrea flew up to Sydney from<br />

Melbourne to launch their highly anticipated skincare range<br />

Liberty Belle Rx over an exclusive lunch at La Porte Space. At<br />

the launch media and guests were given their own personalised<br />

surgeon’s coats to put on while nibbling on canapes and<br />

sipping champagne. They then sat down to a variety of shared<br />

plates while Dr Moss and Andrea informed and educated<br />

guests about the range. Each guest was given a skin diagnosis<br />

and given the new range to take home and try for themselves.<br />


SOIREE<br />

Cryomed Aesthetics held<br />

a launch event celebrate its<br />

new Ao Skincare range. The<br />

clean skincare brand, created<br />

by New Zealander Dr Gray,<br />

contains powerful active<br />

botanicals, super-antioxidants,<br />

vitamins and peptides. The<br />

event brought together some<br />

of Australia’s top aesthetic<br />

professionals who endorsed<br />

the Ao Skincare range.<br />


EVENTS<br />


TVSN held a <strong>Beauty</strong> Bazaar breakfast at Centennial Homestead, Centennial Park. Guests heard about the latest product<br />

innovations from the likes of MineTan, Alpha H, Dr Daniel Lanzer’s skincare range D’Lumiere Esthetique, Genie <strong>Beauty</strong>, and<br />

many more. Guests were given the chance to meet and greet with many of the brand’s founders and were give a generous goodie<br />

bag to take home.<br />


Media and influencers gathered to hear Paula’s Choice founder Paula Begoun talk<br />

all about truth in beauty. Paula debunked a number of beauty myths over breakfast<br />

at Cafe Sydney, and educated guests about her new Defense range. Following the<br />

presentation, Paula held an intimate Q and A session.<br />



Influencer agency MaxConnectors partnered with Sephora to host<br />

their MaxInstitute beauty masterclass at Sydney’s iconic Luna<br />

Park Big Top. The event allowed beauty fans access to tips and<br />

tricks from some leading beauty icons. Guests were then invited<br />

to discover the latest products, trends and experiences in makeup,<br />

skincare and fragrance at a meet and greet session.<br />


More than 20 exhibitors showcased a wide range of products at the<br />

Taiwan Health & <strong>Beauty</strong> Trade Mission, held at Sheraton Grand Sydney<br />

Hyde Park. The exhibitors flew from Taiwan to Australia and New<br />

Zealand to build and strengthen relationships and seek out suitable<br />

distributors. It was organised by Taiwan External Trade Development<br />

Council (TAITRA), a non-profit trade promotion organisation. There was<br />

free admission for guests, with refreshments and lunch included.<br />

Hosted or attended a great beauty event? We’d love to hear from you. Please email your clear<br />

photos with a brief description of the event to be considered for inclusion in <strong>Professional</strong> <strong>Beauty</strong> to<br />

our beauty editor, Michelle Ruzzene, at mruzzene@intermedia.com.au.<br />













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Y TRENDS FOR <strong>2019</strong><br />


Smart mouths everywhere are pairing<br />

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<strong>Professional</strong> <strong>Beauty</strong> Solutions......13<br />

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