Beauty Expo

Attend PBS' 2018 Gala Dinner | Early Bird tickets now available!

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We recognise the amazing hard work and dedication our salons show in their individual businesses, and we think it's only fair that you are rewarded for it!

The Professional Beauty Solutions' 3rd Annual Awards Gala Dinner is the ultimate night to celebrate and recognise our remarkable salon and spa partners! Not only will you be in the midst of hundreds of salon owners from across Australia, but this is also a chance to rub elbows with the who's who of international education, including many of PBS' brand founders.

Each year on this exciting night, we announce the prestigious 'Salon of the Year' award, which will go to the salon with the strongest commitment to growing their business and demonstrates excellence in the service they offer. This year, we will also be awarding our 'Stockist of the Year' for each of our award-winning brands, as well as our 'Marketing Excellence', 'Retail Therapist' and 'PBS Passion' awards for those salons that deliver unparalleled results and show a sense of utmost pride in their work as a beauty therapist!

We will be taking Salon of the Year nominations and submissions soon...

Do you want to let your hair down on one of the busiest weekends of the year in the beauty industry? 

Taking place over the Beauty Expo weekend in Sydney, this is an amazing chance for you to meet up with other salon owners and therapists you admire, within walking distance of the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, where Expo will be residing.

VENUE: Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
DATE: Saturday 8th September 2018
TIME: 7pm | TICKET PRICE: $129 Early Bird ($149 from 1st July)
DRESS: Cocktail

Entertainment, 3 course sit down meal and drinks will be provided.

Revisit the best moments of the 2017 PBS Gala Dinner:

What you Missed at PBS Beauty Expo 2017

Did you attend Beauty Expo Australia's big weekend full of education, hundreds of brands and salon representatives crawling through everything they had to offer?

If you missed it, check out our exciting recap of Professional Beauty Solutions' time over the expo weekend, exhibiting all 10 brands over 7 stands:

Find the video on our YouTube channel, click here.

For more information on what PBS had to do at this year's Expo event, read up on our recap here!

Unmissable Product & Technique Education at Passion to Profits 3.0

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After showcasing all 10 brands over 7 different stands at Beauty Expo in August, Professional Beauty Solutions returned for more unmissable product and technique education with Passion to Profits 3.0, Monday Masterclass – a day designed to help salon owners grow their business and their skills.

Held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in Sydney on Monday 28th August, Passion to Profits 3.0 was a jam-packed day of education, with PBS flying in industry experts from two of the most innovative skincare and mineral makeup brands in the industry! Speakers included Philip Luque, Director of Artistry Global & Domestic Senior educator for Youngblood Minerals Cosmetics and Dawn Clifford, Senior Director of Education for Image Skincare.

The day kicked off with a Youngblood ‘Look & Learn’ Mineral Masterclass from Philip Luque where he demonstrated the “The Art of Youthful Makeup for Mature Skin”. In this class, Philip highlighted the fact that mature skin has characteristics and needs that other skin does not, therefore the products you use when working with mature skin need to be adjusted to ensure skin is left glowing, without emphasising fine lines. During the second half of the class, Philip showcased another beautiful makeup trend, “Draping – The New Contouring”. Similar to contouring, draping follows the natural bone structure to define, sculpt and create a flawless cheekbone. However, cream blush is used (in two different shades) to achieve a softer, more natural look without the standard brown tones used in classic contouring. 

Guests then joined Image Skincare’s Dawn Clifford for an afternoon of skin peel demonstrations and in-depth training on the newest ingredients and delivery systems which help take Image Skincare’s products and treatments to the next level. They were also treated to a sneak peek of IMAGE MD – a NEW range that incorporates cutting edge ingredients and delivery systems and utilises the latest advancements in skincare technology. Unlike other skincare programs, this collection can be used as a daily, ongoing skincare protocol and will be launching early 2018 in Australia.

PBS prides itself on not only providing leading brands, but also giving professionals the education and marketing support they need to truly succeed. With a gift bag from both events in hand, attendees walked away with a wealth of new knowledge they learned from these two leaders in the beauty and skincare industry. 

For further information on brands distributed by Professional Beauty Solutions, please call 1800 625 387.

PBS 2017 Salon & Stockist of the Year!

Winners announced at the PBS Annual Awards Gala Dinner!

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The recently renovated Cockle Bay Room at the International Convention Centre, Sydney was the place to be on Saturday 26th August, where 140 glamourous and excited guests arrived for PBS’ 2nd Annual Awards Gala Dinner.

The evening kicked off with champagne on arrival and photo booth fun, with the hundreds of salons and beauty therapists mingling and sharing their experiences of Beauty Expo earlier that day. The evening’s host and MC, Rebecca George started the official festivities by introducing the wonderful James English Band, and encouraging PBS’ salons, partners and international guests, including Youngblood’s global educator and MUA Philip Luque, Bestow Beauty founder Janine Tait, Image Skincare’s international educator Dawn Clifford, and Cherry Blooms’ founder and CEO Jellaine Dee, to take their seats for the night ahead.

Guests were treated to a 3-course meal while mentalist, Phoenix mesmerised the audience with his Mind Magic and Comedy Show.

The PBS Awards ceremony kicked into full gear with winners announced in 11 categories and runner’s up in 3 categories. This year was also the first year that salons were recognised for their passion, marketing and retail achievements, with three new awards added to the mix including the “PBS Passion Award”, “Marketing Excellence Award” and “Retail Therapist of the Year Award”.

However, the night belonged to Bella Spazio who took home two awards including Cherry Blooms Stockist of the Year and the prestigious Salon of The Year Award! 

Bella Spazio Spa & Beauty - Salon of the Year 2017

Bella Spazio Spa & Beauty - Salon of the Year 2017

“Thank you to all our loyal clients for all your support. We are passionate and dedicated in what we do and strive to deliver the very best, every time. We are so overwhelmed and grateful to be honoured with these awards and can’t wait to share with you what’s next for Bella Spazio” said Lisa Fowler, Salon Owner.

Congratulations once again all our winners, your hard work and dedication has paid off

Winners

  • Salon of the Year – Bella Spazio
  • PBS Passion Award – Angel Touch Skin Boutique
  • Marketing Excellence Award – The Beauty Spot
  • Marketing Excellence Award – Abbey Edwards
  • Youngblood Stockist of the Year – Activeskin
  • Image Skincare Stockist of the Year – Body Wisdom
  • Sunescape Stockist of the Year – Tan Temple
  • Bestow Beauty Stockist of the Year - Chateau Elan
  • Cherry Blooms Stockist of the Year - Bella Spazio
  • Body Sugaring Australia Stockist of the Year – Skinfit Body & Beauty
  • Pure Fiji Stockist of the Year – Aztec Day Spa
  • Retail Therapist of the Year – Salma Jaafar (Breathe Spa & Indulgence)

Runners Up

  • Youngblood Stockist of the Year – Skinfit Body & Beauty
  • Image Skincare Stockist of the Year – Light Aesthetics Skin & Body Clinic
  • Sunescape Stockist of the Year – Body Wisdom

PBS Beauty Expo Wrap Up

It’s over! After months and months of preparation, Sydney Beauty Expo is done and dusted for another year, and it went off without a hitch.

The weekend of the 26th and 27th of August saw Professional Beauty Solutions return to the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour after two years, to host our array of different brands under the PBS banner to the salon owners, managers and therapists from across the country. After missing last year’s Beauty Expo in favour of our PBS run education event, Passion to Profits, this expo was locked in to be our biggest and best yet, and we certainly hope we didn’t disappoint!

With 7 juggernaut stands across 10 brands this year, our team was pushed to the limits to deliver an incredible experience to not only our salon partners, but salon visitors from all walks, and provide a ‘complete solution’, from skincare and makeup to tanning and inner beauty.

Every stand under the PBS banner, from Pure Fiji to Dermalux, was pumping with people wanting to get a glimpse of some of the greatest brands in the beauty industry. Our visiting Fijians were a stand out for the expo crowd, performing incredible Signature Foot Rituals while singing beautiful Fijian melodies. Bestow Beauty founder Janine Tait’s wealth of knowledge about the Slow Beauty movement and the importance of looking at your skin from within also made Bestow Beauty’s floral, ethereal stand a hit, while our talented makeup artists at Youngblood were on their feet all day perfectly proving their artistry and colour matching here, there and everywhere!

This year, along with our crowded stands exhibiting each of our salon brand, PBS also took part in several education sessions over the two-day event, providing unmissable and up-to-the-minute education for those in attendance, including insights into boosting your salon profits, mineral makeup masterclasses, the importance of dermo-nutrition, digital marketing tips and tricks, and innovative ingredients in skincare. International educators and founders of our salon-quality brands flew into Sydney to impart their expert knowledge in their fields, and had an invaluable experience themselves speaking to the best and brightest salons in Australia.

Our weekend was only made sweeter by 140 guests, including our salons, their partners and international guests, attending our 2nd Annual PBS Awards Gala Dinner on the Saturday evening. The night of nights, our dinner saw our top salon and most passionate therapist be rewarded for their hard work and loyalty, with several of our salons being honoured for their excellence in marketing, retail, and passion and stockist performance. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, and a special mention to Bella Spazio, our 2017 Salon of the Year winner!

Sydney Beauty Expo came and went in the snap of our fingers, and it’s safe to say that it was one crazy and exciting weekend for us here at PBS’ and we’re sure for all of our salon partners as well.

We would like to say a big thank you to all those who came and took the time to visit the Professional Beauty Solutions corner of the expo floor. We are humbled by the amazing support from so many of our wonderful salon and spa owners and managers.