The New Mineral Skin Prescription

Why Treating the Skin Doesn’t End at Skincare

Makeup is something we wear almost every day of our lives, and the ingredients makeup companies boast can significantly impact the health of our skin. So, why don’t we prescribe makeup in the same way we do with skincare?

One thing is certain.

Women visit salons in order to improve the health and beauty of their skin, and feel good while doing it. The feeling of leaving the salon after a facial or luxury treatment is next to nothing. So, why do so many women then layer on makeup that contains harmful chemicals, preservatives and fillers, and that can clog pores, essentially undoing all the beautiful work your therapist has put in?

Imagine makeup so pure that it won’t irritate or re-inflame your skin concerns, even after something as traumatic as a cosmetic operation. Powerful healing and moisturising properties in makeup and clinical cosmetics brands are reigning supreme in the current skin-obsessed climate. In fact, a recent study* found that double-duty functionality is a strong winner in the makeup industry, with built-in skincare benefits like sun protection and quick healing significantly rising in popularity.

There is no question that consumers are now looking for makeup that does more than make you look good.

Welcome to the world of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.

Long before mainstream brands had cottoned onto the powers of minerals for the skin, founder Pauline Youngblood knew the industry needed a range that let the skin breathe and heal, like skincare.

Determined to develop a makeup line that would not only reduce the appearance of marks, but also act as a skin treatment, even for her own acne prone skin, she began working with chemists, dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, binding superior formulations of micronised minerals to create her own concealing powder for use on patients with special cosmetic needs.

With 95 percent of female millennials using makeup to enhance their features, and 85 percent using it to hide their flaws*, why not choose a makeup brand that doubles as skincare?

Makeup that Doesn’t Sacrifice your Skin

Creating flawless coverage that seamlessly doubles as skincare, discover why Youngblood has influenced the industry as a healthy, lightweight alternative that really performs to suit your needs:

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Makeup that Heals AND Conceals

Patients who have undergone microdermabrasion, IPL, chemical peels, or surgery have specific makeup needs, due to the tight, raw and often sensitive skin they’re temporarily left with. Youngblood’s hero Loose Mineral Foundation contains 100 percent vegan ingredients, carefully selected for their superior performance and soothing properties. Only the highest-grade, finely triple-milled minerals like mica and titanium dioxide are used to cover skin blemishes and heal, fight skin infection, reduce inflammation and soothe post-operative skin.

Youngblood is a fantastic product to use after a cosmetic procedure such as injectable treatments, or microdermabrasion. Patients walk out the door looking great and feeling confident. I can confidently say I won’t use anything else because of the natural looking coverage Youngblood offers and the fact that I know my skin will be healthier by not wearing heavy liquid or oil-based foundation.
— Dr. Kathy Gallagher, Shine Women’s Health Clinic

Safe for Acneic and Reactive Skin

Similar to skincare formulated specifically for acne sufferers, Youngblood leaves out those heavy clogging ingredients such as the filler talc, that can trigger reactions that exacerbate acneic breakouts.

Youngblood is specially formulated to not just cover but also helps to minimise skin irritation and safely conceal redness common with reactive pores and inflamed skin. Free of synthetic fragrance, the natural mineral formula and ultra-fine micronised crystals adhere to the natural oils in your skin instead of sinking into pores, allowing your skin to breathe and function normally.

Being a medical and cosmetic skin clinic, there is a serious side to addressing our client’s skin concerns. Having a product like Youngblood to recommend aids in the process of correcting acneic skin problems and gives us the tools to obtain real results. Youngblood is an integral part of our business and we can’t imagine not having it in our clinic!
— Simone, Dermal Skin Therapist

Neutralises Redness and Sensitivity

As traditional makeup often contains chemicals, oils, petroleum-based colourants and other additives that can irritate sensitive skin, Youngblood is the best choice for inflammation and rosacea, working to neutralise and conceal redness in only a few minutes.

The warm tones in the earth-milled minerals tone down the look of redness on the skin and will not bleed through during the day. A key ingredient, titanium dioxide, offers protection against irritation and sensitivity due to its gentle and anti-inflammatory properties.

I once had a mother of the bride with really bad rosacea. She was terribly self-conscious and had tried almost every product on the market. After I applied the mineral foundation, she was absolutely shocked at the coverage it gave, concealing her redness. She looked amazing and could not wipe the smile from her face. She said she wished she had heard about Youngblood years ago!
— Michelle, Makeup Artist
 Blogger Amy Elsegood uses Youngblood's Loose Mineral Foundation to cover her birthmark

Blogger Amy Elsegood uses Youngblood's Loose Mineral Foundation to cover her birthmark

Disguises the Most Trying Skin Marks

Despite the lightweight and ultra-fine formula, Youngblood is capable of camouflaging scarring, heavy bruising, birth marks, pigmentation and even tattoos. While many other makeup brands claim full coverage in their heavy and oil-based foundations, that can ‘completely cover imperfections’, Youngblood’s loose minerals and cream-based products are incredibly buildable without looking heavy, naturally enhancing the features you want to boost, as well as glossing over the blemishes you want to mask.

The ingredient mica – an elite mineral known for its incredible skin adhering properties – also reflects light and helps to conceal discolourations in the skin, along with other skin-friendly, vegan ingredients that uniquely build up superior coverage.


Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics offers professional mineral cosmetics for all ages, skin types and lifestyles – from teens with breakouts to women with demanding schedules who need all-day performance. Youngblood continues to lead in the industry due to the way its minerals are milled to the scope of shades and colours, and variety of crushed, pressed and liquid finishes that you won’t find in any other mineral makeup range.

To enquire about becoming a Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics stockist or for more information, call 1800 625 387 or visit www.probeautysolutions.com.au/youngblood-mineral-cosmetics

The Body Spa Range Seen in the World's Largest Spas & Hotels

 Likuliku Lagoon Resort,  Malolo Island, Fiji

Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Malolo Island, Fiji

Bring some of Pure Fiji’s tropical inspired, 5-star luxury into your spa today and discover the South Pacific’s secret for beautiful skin.

Pure Fiji continues to spread its reach across the globe, with a presence in some of the most luxurious 5-star hotels and spas throughout the world.

The unique spa rituals created by Pure Fiji reflect the beauty, spirit and traditions of Fiji, where beauty is felt and traditions are respected. The exotic treatments are designed to utilise the island’s natural resources, embracing the uniqueness of Fiji, and celebrating the youth and beauty that lives within its islands.

Pure Fiji’s body spa essentials range combines a traditional blend of pure coconut oil and botanical extracts with advanced technology to create an extensive collection of natural bath and body care products including hydrating body oils, creamy coconut lotions, all-natural handmade soaps and fresh sugar scrubs that will get your skin glowing.

With a pre-existing fan base of hundreds of thousands of Australian travelers already in love with Pure Fiji, there has never been a better time to bring some 5-star luxury into your spa.  

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The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Cayman Islands, Caribbean

Fronting the famous Seven Mile Beach, the recently renovated Westin Grand Cayman Resort & Spa is in the heart of Grand Cayman. Preserving wellness in travel, their new and innovative spaces provide a full sensory experience that uplift and energise. Nestled within the tropical paradise of The Westin, nature shares her gift of renewal in the exquisite Hibiscus Spa. The Hibiscus Spa promotes a total lifestyle approach that encompasses the mind, body and soul in order to provide the most complete and beneficial services for their guests.

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The Lost Spring
Whitianga, New Zealand

Forget the real world and be transported to a magical place. Let yourself be pampered in style at The Lost Spring, fit with a paradise of pools, luxurious massage spaces, and poolside drinks. Indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment, losing yourself amongst the sound of flowing water that fills the lush native bush surrounding you. The Lost Spring is a perfect retreat for anyone seeking pure indulgence.

 

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Bellagio Resort & Casino
Nevada, USA

Set behind the famous Fountains of Bellagio, this luxury Las Vegas Strip hotel and casino offers multiple dining options, elegant rooms and the award-winning Bellagio Spa & Salon. With the singular goal of pampering you, the luxurious two-story beauty oasis features a Zen-influenced design with water walls and hand-blown glass décor. Guests can experience a variety of in-spa treatments which will restore, revive and replenish or enjoy a massage besides one of the five beautiful courtyard pools.

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Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
Sigatoka, Fiji

Situated on the beachfront, the 5-star luxury Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort features a swimming pool, fitness centre and seven restaurants and bars. Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating treatment at the luxurious Bebe Spa. Combining innovative design with its suspended, open-air treatment rooms and time-honored, traditional Fijian techniques, Bebe Spa provides the perfect setting to calm your mind, body and spirit. Surrounded by deliciously lush, undulating landscape, this location is at a breathtaking altitude offering the purest ocean views.


To enquire about stocking Pure Fiji in your salon or for more information call 1800 625 387 or visit www.probeautysolutions.com.au/pure-fiji

PBS' 2018 Salon of the Year announced!

 The Beauty Spot salon owner, Christine Ewart with Matt & Lisa Williams

The Beauty Spot salon owner, Christine Ewart with Matt & Lisa Williams

The newly launched Sofitel Sydney in Darling Harbour was the place to be on Saturday 8th September, where 150 glamorous and excited guests arrived for the Professional Beauty Solutions (PBS) 3rd Annual Awards Gala Dinner.

The evening kicked off with champagne on arrival, canapes and the beautiful Fijian singers from Pure Fiji entertaining guests with their traditional Fijian songs and guitar playing.

With the hundreds of salon owners and beauty therapists mingling and sharing their experiences of Beauty Expo earlier that day, the evening’s MC, Dani Lombard from Dani Lombard PR started the official festivities by welcoming PBS’ salons, partners and international guests including Youngblood’s international brand ambassador and makeup artist Philip Luque, Bestow Beauty founder Janine Tait, Image Skincare’s international educator Dawn Clifford, and Dermalux’s Managing Director Dale Needham. Guests were treated to a 3-course meal while the talented White Tree Band provided the music for the evening.  A montage of Tanya Hennesy’s comical “things people say to beauty therapists & things people say to spray tanners” was also shared on the big screen, before guests where surprised with a video message from Hennesy herself, wishing everyone a great night and best of luck to all the nominees.

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As the drinks continued to flow, the PBS Awards ceremony kicked into full gear with winners announced in 12 categories and runner’s up in 3 categories. This year was the first year we also recognised the outstanding achievements of salons who have been with PBS less than 12 months, with the introduction of the Best Newcomer Award!  It was also the first time we announced a tie for any award, with Body Wisdom Contour Clinic and O’Hara Skin & Body (both from WA) taking home the Image Skincare Stockist of the Year Award!  

However, the night belonged to The Beauty Spot, an elegant and tranquil salon centrally located in the heart of Swan Hill, Victoria.  With a total of 9 nominations across all categories, they took home the prestigious Salon of the Year Award for 2018. Salon owner, Christine Ewart took to Instagram to share the salons latest achievement “PBS Salon of the Year 2018! Can you believe that? What an amazing night! And year! And 7 years!”

With an extremely dedicated team at the helm, The Beauty Spot offers a huge range of high end treatments and are repeatedly complimented on their offerings by their clients. They currently stock Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Image Skincare, Dermalux, Sunescape, Pure Fiji, Bestow Beauty, Body Sugaring Australia, Cherry Blooms and Wotnot Natural Wipes making them almost an exclusive PBS only stockist!



Congratulations once again all our winners.

Winners

  • Salon of the Year – The Beauty Spot 

  • Image Skincare Stockist of the Year – Body Wisdom Contour Clinic & O’Hara Skin& Body Clinic

  • Youngblood Stockist of the Year – Skinfit Body & Beauty   

  • Sunescape Stockist of the Year – Body Wisdom Contour Clinic

  • Dermalux Stockist of the Year – Vaia Beauty

  • Bestow Beauty Stockist of the Year – Oi Cosmetics 

  • Cherry Blooms Stockist of the Year - Bella Spazio Spa & Beauty

  • Body Sugaring Australia Stockist of the Year – Skinfit Body & Beauty

  • Pure Fiji Stockist of the Year – Macquarie Medi Spa

  • Marketing Excellence – Beautorium House of Beauty

  • Best Newcomer – Turramurra Natural Beauty

  • Retail Therapist of the Year – Laura Browne (The Temple Skincare)

Runner Up

  • Youngblood Stockist of the Year (Runner Up) – La Bella Medi Spa

  • Bestow Beauty Stockist of the Year (Runner Up) - Chateau Elan

  • Pure Fiji Stockist of the Year (Runner Up) - Saya Beaute Bar

Discover the Key to Success with PBS

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Professional Beauty Solutions (PBS) is Australia’s most respected and trusted distributor of professional beauty brands to beauty salons, spas and clinics across the country. Building their reputation over almost two decades, they source the world’s most impressive and innovative beauty brands, and deliver them to salon, spa and clinic partners.

We sat down with Matt Williams, CEO and owner of Professional Beauty Solutions to discuss what you can expect when you partner with PBS:

  1. Tell us about your business
    My parents originally met Pauline Youngblood back in 1995 and after falling in love with her brand, convinced her to award them the Australian distribution of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Nine years on, after they had built a loyal salon following, they understood that to grow the business they were going to need some help. In 2006, my wife and business partner, Lisa and I took over operations, growing the business from a team you could count on one hand to over 40 exceptional team members at our head office in Kurnell, Sydney.
    Today, we distribute 11 professional beauty, skin and body brands that are leaders in their categories, throughout more than 2,000 salons, spas and clinics across the country.
     
  2. What products do PBS distribute?
    As soon as we started to expand our offering beyond makeup, we became fixated on providing our salons with everything they need from one convenient supplier. Today, our salons trust us with offering the best in mineral makeup, skincare, tanning, spa body, hair removal, inner beauty nutrition and LED technology to satisfy their business needs. Our collective of world-class brands are chosen based on their efficacy, innovation, performance and profitability for the salon and unlike a typical wholesaler that might carry multiple brands and offer minimal support, we only select the best of the best within each category, providing a full service.
    Our brands will not only deliver the results their clients are looking for, but also provide them with the support and education they need to grow a profitable business.
     
  3. What is your overall mission at PBS?
    The question that we are constantly asking is, “How do we help our salon, spa and clinic partners become more profitable?”. That is our key goal at PBS, and is what drives our decisions when acquiring new brands and coming up with strategies to support and nurture our salons.
    With more than two decades of experience behind us, and having bought, built and sold several businesses over the past 20 years, we understand the challenges that small businesses face, and know we can lead you on what we like to call, a pathway to profitability. We have taken all the experience, knowledge and the lessons we have learnt – also known as, mistakes – and channeled it towards doing whatever we can to make our salon business owners’ life easier, from the marketing tools and ongoing education to the business support we offer.
    This year, I will be expanding on our vision by launching a new coaching platform for our salons, including live workshops on how to build a profitable, predictable business in 2018.
     
  4. Speaking of education, it is a fundamental key for any business’s success. What does PBS do to ensure their clients stay at the forefront of an ever-evolving industry?
    Our industry is evolving rapidly, and salon owners need to stay current if they want to remain the trusted authority on beauty in their client’s lives.
    Each year Lisa and I travel to international trade shows and conferences to make sure that we are staying ahead of what is happening in the industry. We share this information with our salon partners throughout the year through our educational Facebook Live sessions with guest speakers, annual education events like Beauty Expo and our own Passion to Profits roadshows, and hopefully along the way we also inspire our salon partners to grow and evolve their business to the next level.
    Training and education is without question one of our crucial points of difference at PBS. To help our salons grow, we have employed a qualified team of Business Development Managers in each state who conduct monthly classroom trainings for each brand, as well in-salon focus training.
     
  5. Do you offer any incentives or rewards to support the growth of your salons?
    Absolutely! Our newly relaunched PBS Rewards Program makes it much easier to leverage your buying power by pooling your rewards points when you stock more than one brand with us. By combining rewards from up to eleven brands – including wax and sugar –  even as a small single operator, you can reach a reward status that might otherwise have been reserved for bigger salons. The more PBS brands you stock, the more support you gain! I think this is a rewards system that truly levels the playing field and is unlike anything else in the industry.
     
  6. What makes PBS stand out as a distributor in terms of the level of service you offer?
    I think the greatest differentiator for us is our focus on supporting salons in becoming better business owners, carrying them to the top of their game. Most brands and distributors focus entirely on educating salons on their product’s benefits and how they can sell more. This is only one aspect of running a successful, profitable and predictable business, and a small fragment of what we offer. We have now developed systems for each aspect of your business, from daily sales tracking sheets to business health checks and workshops that address the financial foundations of the business. Our exclusive ‘Marketing on a Platter’ – where we deliver FREE monthly marketing sets for each brand – is just one of the ways we provide a service that cannot otherwise be found in this industry.
     
  7. As for the future of Professional Beauty Solutions…
    Our mission drives our vision for the future of PBS! We know that over the next decade there will be much more disruption in our industry and we can’t be complacent, and we can’t resist change, but we will remain guided by our mission to make PBS salons, spas and clinics the most profitable in the industry.

I Need More Customers!

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This is the number one problem that salon spa and clinic owners face, so why is it so difficult to solve?

When a beauty therapist decides to open a salon, they are filled with optimism and excitement about the journey ahead of them. Many anticipate all of the time, money, freedom and fulfillment that they will enjoy profiting from their passion…but, then comes the reality of running a small business!

All of that optimism fades quickly when you are struggling to attract customers, retain team members and no matter how hard you try, you just cannot seem to figure out where all the money goes.

So why is reality such a far cry from the original goal? As is the case across so many industries, beauty therapists are not usually experienced business owners and operators and are unsurprisingly trained in beauty therapy, not graphic design or marketing. We know that running your own business takes up more time than you seemingly have in any given day, and can feel like it is taking you away from your original passion; making your clients look and feel their absolute best.

There is no question that most beauty therapists that open a salon or spa are amazing at performing treatments and understanding how to get amazing results for their clients. However, this is a completely different skill set to what is required to run and promote a small business.

That is why Professional Beauty Solutions (PBS) have been working tirelessly to deliver the tools required to completely transform this reality for salon owners.

Solving Your Number 1 Challenge with Marketing on a Platter

Marketing on a Platter (MOAP) is designed to take a huge load of work off your plate by doing your marketing for you! We have taken our team’s abundance of experience to create marketing assets that work to attract and retain clients. We know that salon owners do not have the man hours to spend on marketing, so we have literally spent hundreds of man hours bridging the gap.

No matter which PBS brands you stock, whether that is one brand or all 11 of our brands, we provide you with free monthly sets of marketing collateral that you can use across multiple digital channels. From Facebook to Instagram graphics, blog posts, EDMs and website images and banners, we also create compelling deals to enable you to promote different services complemented with retail promotions. Along with exciting birthday campaigns, referral campaigns, and many tips on how all of this can be easily implemented to drive new business through your door, your marketing is complete without having to lift a finger.

Hear what some of our salons have to say:

PBS have done all the hard work for us by creating all the marketing tools we need with ‘Marketing on a Platter’. Their talented graphic design team create amazing looking campaigns for us each month, including everything from in-store posters and counter displays, to social media graphics and e-newsletters we can send to our database. All the content is available at the click of your mouse. If you haven’t used MOAP then you don’t know how easy and professional your social media and marketing can actually look!
— Margaret Ottley, Ultimate Care Skin & Body Centre
As the owner of a busy salon, I have found stocking PBS brands has made my life so much easier. The ongoing support from them is unparalleled and their ‘Marketing on a Platter’ allows me to be present on social media, without taking up extra time that I just don’t have!
— Amy Marvelli, Body Wisdom
Being a salon owner is not easy. Thankfully the team at PBS are always thinking of the business, the owners and how to make them more profitable, and they’ve really made marketing so simple and easy by providing us with ‘Marketing on a Platter.’ Each month, all our marketing is created for us! It’s easy to use and everything you could possibly need is right there – from social media graphics to posters and emails. I’m so thankful for PBS for making my life so much easier with MOAP!
— Lisa Fowler, Bella Spazio

Did you know?

Your clients spend 40 minutes per day on social media.
That’s why we create new sets of social media graphics each month, from product features to seasonal trends, ready to go with a click of a button.

Effective point of sale marketing can boost sales over 25%.
That’s why we create new sets of visually eye-catching POS posters, ready to print and display in your salon the same day.

Every $1 invested into email marketing generates an average of $38 in revenue.
Email is one of the best digital marketing tactics for small businesses with limited marketing budgets! That’s why we create enticing deals and grabbing headlines in your ready-to-use e-newsletters, driving action and traffic directly into your business.

Want to know what you will get from PBS when partnering with us? Here are some examples of our monthly marketing sets, all created and delivered to you for FREE:


Contact Professional Beauty Solutions to find out how you can take advantage of this powerful business tool, call 1800 625 387 or visit www.probeautysolutions.com.au