PBS named the Australian Distributor of Organic Nation

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Skincare powered by certified ingredients and cosmeceutical science

Professional Beauty Solutions are proud to announce that they have acquired the salon distribution of Organic Nation in Australia.

Made in Australia for the world, Organic Nation fuses science and organic ingredients to provide a unique skincare brand that offers real change to the skin.

Organic Nation uses Certified Organic ingredients in their range of cleansers, scrubs, serums, and face and body moisturisers, that are grown, harvested and processed to avoid contamination from pesticides, fertilisers and toxins. This ensures the plants and the final ingredients they produce are 100% pure - just as nature intended.

Did you know that more than 90% of all skincare products use more water in their formulas than anything else? In an effort to provide pure performance skincare, Organic Nation uses organic aloe vera gel instead of water in its products, setting themselves apart from other skincare brands. With over 150 nutritional properties found in aloe vera, the addition of this ingredient means Organic Nation products have a beautifully smooth feel, and provide calming, hydrating and balancing benefits that water-based products simply can’t achieve.

“We’ve been an admirer of Organic Nation since we first discovered the brand and with the growing demand for skincare ranges that are organic and Australian-made, it’s crucial for businesses to cater to this forward-thinking market. Our salons, spas and clinics know they have a growing number of customers that are demanding a brand that ticks these boxes, so we knew it was extremely important for PBS to offer a brand such as Organic Nation.

When acquiring a new brand, it’s really important to us that there’s a clear distinction between it and each of the brands we already offer our clients. For PBS to consider a brand it must be world-class and must serve a strong demand in salons, spas and clinics, and while it’s okay for some of our brands to have a little crossover, they must be clearly distinct from each other. For all these reasons, we believe Organic Nation is the perfect fit for PBS and our salons.”- Matt Williams, CEO of Professional Beauty Solutions

THE STORY BEHIND ORGANIC NATION

The foundation of Organic Nation is 25+ years spent learning about and improving organic skincare formulas. Combining knowledge of organic ingredients with advances in medicine and science to create the best possible skincare products, founders Vanessa and George Jily have been involved with leading global holistic skincare brands for over 25 years and their passion for organic skincare is an extension of their wellness lifestyle and philosophy.

In the late 1980s George and Vanessa formed a partnership with Dr Jurgen Klien of Jurlique, who had developed a range or organic skin care products. Dr Klien introduced George and Vanessa to practices such as bio-dynamic farming and using essential oils and organic ingredients - concepts that were new to the skincare industry, as people’s understanding of the benefits of organic ingredients were still in their infancy.

After working internationally with Jurlique for many years, George and Vanessa introduced the Aveda brand to Australia in the 1990s. Little known outside the USA at the time, Aveda had a distinctive style that showed the beauty industry how a brand formulated with natural ingredients and botanicals, and with a strong corporate sustainability philosophy, could be successful.

In the early 2000s, George and Vanessa launched Uspa, their own professional skincare and spa brand. Uspa quickly expanded into 12 countries; on the way developing unique treatment protocols, destination spa locations and over 100 different skin and body products.

In 2014 George and Vanessa sold the Uspa brand so they could refocus and reset their goals. They realised that to move forward they needed to set a new benchmark and take skincare to new heights and even higher standards – a standard that incorporates performance, sustainability, transparency and accessibility into the business model.

Organic Nation reflects 25 years of learning and development on a journey to create an organic pure performance skincare range that brings about positive change to the skin. Transparency to track ingredients from the soil to the skin, best practices that embrace sustainable production, and Certified Organic ingredients to ensure purity all put Organic Nation in a league of its own.

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If you wish to learn more about adding Organic Nation to your salon or spa, please call 1800 625 387.

Introducing the Dermalux Flex

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The most advanced portable LED Phototherapy system in the world.

Are you ready to Flex?  The Dermalux Flex is an entry level professional LED Phototherapy device featuring proprietary LED technology and the Dermalux guarantee of quality and efficacy and is now available in Australia through Professional Beauty Solutions.

Clinically proven Blue 415nm, Red 633nm and Near Infrared 830nm delivered via single wavelength LEDs ensure targeted light delivery into the skin. Wavelengths can be selected as individual or multi-wavelength treatments.

The flexible LED canopy is secured in a base unit for application to the face and can be removed and positioned flat for treatment of the body.

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Due to the high demand after the official launch at the PBS Skin Summit, secure your Flex today!  

Salon of the Month May 2019 – Beautorium

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Beautorium is a professional home-based beauty salon, designed to be the ultimate beauty destination for the busy working woman. Doing business for almost 7 years and going from strength to strength, Beautorium’s mission is to empower clients to believe that their appointments are an important part of their self-care routine, and not just a luxury.

Owned and run by Angela Sanchez, Beautorium offers flexible after-hours appointments and 1-on-1 customer experiences that offer skin and body solutions via new and innovative treatments and exceptional customer service. Angela strives for excellence in all that she does and wants to involve her clients in their skincare and wellness journey as much as possible.

Beautorium’s relationship with PBS began two and a half years ago when they took on Image Skincare and since then Angela has welcomed LUK Beautifood, WotNot wipes, CherryBlooms, Body Sugaring Australia, Sunescape and Ecococo Crystals into the salon. Says Angela, “Three years ago I felt lost, with no idea how I could grow my business, but partnering with PBS has lifted my business to new heights! It’s so important to find a brand partner who supports, encourages and recognises small business success and that partner is PBS! I’m so proud to partner with PBS because they continually deliver on their promises and always keeps me motivated to strive towards my business goals and growth!”

As part of their marketing activities, Beautorium ran a super-successful International Women’s Day Bestow Beauty Breakfast at a local café, which resulted in introducing 10 existing clients to Bestow Beauty and gaining two new clients to the salon. Attendees made ‘Bestow Glow Smoothie Bowls’ at this event, and they’re now being added to the cafe’s menu! Angela has also created a Beauty Addict Membership program which has increased customer frequency and spend within the salon.

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Beautorium also uses the PBS Marketing on a Platter (MOAP) on a daily basis to share campaigns and implement marketing strategies in salon and on social media.

“I don’t have to view content creation as being a setback anymore because the MOAPs do it all for me! Using the MOAPs saves me so much time and I’ve definitely noticed that consistent marketing really does pay off. It’s so rewarding when your clients say something like, ‘Oh, what’s that facial roller thing I saw you doing on your stories?’ which then leads them to book a facial or buy the product and implement it into their daily routines.”Angela Sanchez, Beautorium owner

Well done to Angela for creating such an amazing salon! We’re excited to be able to be a part of Beautorium’s success story and can’t wait to see how the salon continues to grow. Congratulations on being our PBS Salon of the Month!

Guest Speakers Announced for the PBS Skin Summit

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Bigger and better than ever, the PBS Skin Summit is the industry event of the year your business can’t afford to miss.

We are now less than a month out from hosting our 2-day educational event (which is open to all salon, spa and clinic owners and employees), and we couldn’t be more excited!

Combining our annual PBS Gala Dinner and Launch Party with a full day of education for you and your team, Skin Summit is a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded therapist, celebrate our salons’s achievements and learn the secrets of salon success from guest speakers, industry maters and top PBS salon owners.

With an incredible line-up of guest speakers already confirmed, we thought we’d give you the chance to get to know them before the big day.  

Jacquelyn Hill, Director of Global Sales Training, Image Skincare

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Jacquelyn brings over 25 years of experience to IMAGE Skincare’s corporate education team. As the Director of Global Sales Training, Jacquelyn is responsible for the continued education of Business Development Managers, Educators, and Distributors in over 50 countries worldwide.

With a varied background working in nearly every facet of the skincare industry, Jacquelyn draws on her experience as an aesthetician, certified medical electrologist, laser technician, and licensed esthetics instructor to develop interesting, innovative educational programs for over 100,000 members of the Image Skincare family.

As passionate about skincare as she is about education and training, we’re thrilled to have someone with Jacquelyn’s expertise as a speaker and educator at the Skin Summit.

 

Rebecca Miller, La Bella Medispa

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Rebecca Miller is the driving force behind the award-winning La Bella Medispa clinics and The Skin Whisperer - the world’s first online bespoke skin health and well-being program.

Starting off as a solopreneur, Rebecca has been an authentic leader in the beauty industry for over 25 years. Rebecca’s passion for learning has seen her become an industry leader and expert in her field and today she’s one of Australia’s leading skin experts cracking the code on content marketing and sales, mastering leadership and planning, and building high performing teams with a dynamic ‘can do’ culture.

Rebecca’s loves sharing her personal experiences to help other clinic and salon owners unleash their true potential and create thriving businesses.

 

Angela Sanchez, Beautorium House of Beauty

Angela Sanchez is the owner/operator of Beautorium House of Beauty. With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, Angela always had a burning desire to own her own beauty business and in 2013 she opened her in-home salon.

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What initially started as a side hustle soon became a six-figure business, and it was after all the learnings that came with this success that Angela decided to create Beauty Business Co. – a go-to resource hub for beauty business owners, with time saving tools and mentoring advice designed to help them grow their businesses and set them on a path to success.

Standing out from the crowd, consistently “showing up” for her clients and continually offering innovative treatments and services are just a few of the things that drive Angela to stay motivated as a beauty therapist and a business owner. She looks forward to sharing her experiences and advice with her fellow therapists at Skin Summit 2019!

 

Danielle Singleton, Skinfit Body & Beauty

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Danielle Singleton opened Skinfit Body & Beauty in Warrnambool, Victoria 12 years ago. As her passion for the beauty industry continued to grow, Danielle completed her Diploma of Training and Assessment, and she now delivers current, up-to-the-minute industry knowledge and skills to future beauty therapists at Warrnambool’s South West TAFE.

Danielle’s first hand experience as a beauty business owner and industry educator make her a valuable addition to our expert beauty panel and we look forward to the insights she can share with Skin Summit attendees!



Rene Thorpe, Temple Skincare & Spa

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Working in the beauty industry for over 26 years, Rene is a specialist in her field and the owner of Temple Skincare & Spa, located in The Hills Lodge in Castle Hill, New South Wales. She holds a diploma in beauty therapy, is a paramedical aesthetician who works with patients before and after plastic surgery, an accredited laser technician and a certified TAFE educator, along with holding over 30 other certifications and having extensive experience as a therapist and a business owner.

Rene’s passion for the industry is contagious and she has vast experience in not only beauty therapy but also business management; with her knowledge spanning the issues of staff, sales, targets, marketing, profitability and the foundation for building and growing a successful business.

Rene loves raising the bar in the industry and empowering her staff and fellow business owners with the fundamental skills needed to run a sustainable and successful business.

 

Amy Marvelli, Body Wisdom Contour Clinic

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Owner/operator of Perth’s Body Wisdom Contour Clinic in Western Australia, Amy is a highly sort after dermal therapist qualified in IPL, Endermologie (an FDA-approved cellulite treatment), microdermabrasion, skin needling, advanced peels, and skincare, as well as all aspects of beauty therapy.

She has 10 years’ experience in the beauty industry and works within her clinic as a leading skin specialist, whilst simultaneously managing all aspects of the business, from marketing and social media to staffing and accounting.

Amy is continually working and training alongside leaders in the beauty industry on her quest to keep growing as an owner, manager, therapist and businesswoman, and today, Body Wisdom Contour Clinic is one of PBS’s most successful salons.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from Amy’s experiences as a beauty therapist, business owner and all-round #girlboss at Skin Summit 2019!


Haven’t reserved your seat at the PBS Skin Summit yet? Register online for your FREE tickets.*

 

Cambodian "Little Sisters" Sponsorship Update

As you may already know, PBS sponsors five young Cambodian girls through the Bestow Sisterhood and the Cambodia Charitable Trust (CCT), helping them stay in school and protecting them against the very real dangers of human trafficking and sex slavery.

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In a country with no welfare system and no community groups offering any form of support, this kind of direct sponsorship is often the only support available to a young girl and her family. Besides helping her to attend school, sponsorship also enables her family to use the money for food, additional school lessons, medical costs or to help their other children.

Education breaks the poverty cycle and gives children choices and here at PBS we’re so glad to be able to give five young girls the opportunity to realise their potential and strive for a better life for themselves.

In February, CCT visited one of our “Little Sisters” Dalen, at her school and we wanted to share a bit about her and the real, tangible difference that sponsorship can make to an entire family.

11 years old and in grade six at school, Dalen is a curious, bright and well-behaved student with a very sweet smile. Her and her 8-year-old brother live with their great grandmother who is 78 years old and who also raised Dalen’s father. In rural Cambodia it’s not uncommon for children to live with grandparents or great grandparents, as parents often have to live and work in cities in order to earn even the most basic wage.

Both Dalen’s parents live in Phnom Penh; her father works in a print shop and her mother works in a garment factory. Every two weeks they make the three-hour trip home by motorbike or shared van to see Dalen and her brother and share what little money they earn with the family. Their wages are minimal and their working conditions poor, but it’s better than having no work at all.

Dalen’s grandfather (her father’s father) lives nearby and takes Dalen and her brother to and from school each day to ensure they get there safely. Dalen’s family home has a toilet and electricity for lights, and they also have a small rice field that harvests enough rice to feed the family for most of the year.

Dalen has dreams for the future and wants to be a doctor or work in a company when she grows up. For now, she enjoys skipping and playing traditional Khmer games with her younger brother and likes making art.

CCT tells us that the sponsorship money received each month is such a help to Dalen’s grandmother as it ensures the family has enough food to eat and covers basic school requirements. We’re so glad to be able to provide assistance to Dalen’s hardworking family and ease their financial burdens by any measure!

Want to get involved?

Why not make 2019 the year that you and your salon get involved and start giving back? The impact of these charitable contributions is immediate and profound and the following options are a wonderful way to incorporate philanthropy into your business model.

Sponsor a girl

For just $40 per month you can sponsor a young Cambodian girl – providing her with a school uniform, essential school stationery, access to health programs and a monthly contribution to her family’s living costs, helping to lift them out of poverty.

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Salons can also become part of the Bestow Sisterhood by stocking and selling Generositea – the official Bestow Sisterhood tea. This beautiful rose-coloured tea is an organic blend of lemongrass, peppermint, hibiscus, cinnamon and cardamom and 100% of profits from its sales go to support the work of the Cambodia Charitable Trust.

Launched in New Zealand in April 2017, the Bestow Sisterhood is a partnership between Bestow Beauty founder, Janine Tait and her sister, Denise Arnold, who founded the Cambodia Charitable Trust in 2008.

The Cambodia Charitable Trust currently supports 12 primary schools, four secondary schools and two teachers’ training colleges in the Takeo and Kampot Provinces of Cambodia.