Salon of the Month

The Beauty Spot wins Salon of the Year- again! PBS Skin Summit 2019 Wrap Up

Hannah Oliver accepting the award on behalf of The Beauty Spot

Hannah Oliver accepting the award on behalf of The Beauty Spot

There’s nothing we love more than celebrating the achievements of our salon partners, and the 2019 PBS Skin Summit – held over two days (19th & 20th May, 2019) at Sydney’s beautiful Doltone House Darling Island - was the perfect combination of celebration and education. Kicking off in style with the annual PBS Gala Dinner and a very special Image Skincare Worldwide Launch party, over 200 salon owners and beauty therapists came together to celebrate success, network with like-minded business owners and employees, and let their hair down!

The gorgeous Dani Lombard of Dani Lombard PR made for a hilarious MC, and there was plenty for guests to enjoy on the night - from Brazilian dancers shaking their tailfeathers and live band Bermuda Social playing dancefloor fillers, to a delicious 3-course meal and free-flowing drinks!

We were so excited to announce the newest brands to join the PBS Collective - Australian-made skincare brand Organic Nation, the entry-level priced Dermalux Flex, and the UK’s Lynton Lasers – and interactive displays meant guests could check out the new products for themselves throughout the evening.

As always, a photobooth provided hours of fun for attendees, but our favourite moments of the night were presenting our hardworking salon partners with their well-deserved Salon and Stockist of the Year Awards! The star of the evening was The Beauty Spot - an elegant and tranquil salon in the heart of Victoria’s Swan Hill, which scored a total of 3 nominations and took out the prestigious 2019 Salon of the Year Award for a second year running!

“Salon owner, Christine Ewart, and the amazing team at The Beauty Spot have been extraordinary ambassadors of PBS brands, and their ongoing growth proves how passionate they are about providing their clients with the best possible treatment and care. It’s one thing to have a selection of world class brands available in your salon, but The Beauty Spot also delivers outstanding treatments, next-level customer service, and life-changing results for their clients.” Matt Williams - PBS Managing Director,

 Of course, Christine and her team were thrilled with their back-to- back win - “We’re so stoked to be awarded ‘Salon of the Year’ from PBS again this year! To be recognised two years in a row is just unreal, and it really motivates and inspires us to do more and be better.”

Day Two of Skin Summit was a full day of education and training designed to help our salon partners grow their business and maximise profits, and we heard from the experts on a range of business-building topics. We were honoured to have the incredibly knowledgeable Jacquelyn Hill - Image Skincare's Director of Education - join us all the way from the US to give us the inside scoop on the new range of Image masking products, and let us in on her top branding, consulting, and merchandising tips.

Guests also heard from our very own in-house Educators and Business Development Managers who ran through the latest products to join the PBS Collective, and shared insider tips on how to plan a successful and profitable event. PBS CEO Matt Williams went on to explain why a Dermalux LED System is the single best way to increase your salon's profitability, and we wrapped up the jam-packed day with a super-inspiring panel discussion, where our top salon owners shared their invaluable stories and advice. Guests benefited from the expert knowledge and practical teachings shared on the day, and walked away from the event feeling empowered to take their business to the next level!

Congratulations again to all our 2019 finalists and winners!

·         Salon of the Year - The Beauty Spot

·         Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Stockist of the Year - La Bella Medispa

·         Image Skincare Stockist of the Year - Body Wisdom

·         Pure Fiji Stockist of the Year - Aztec Day Spa

·         Bestow Stockist of the YearSkinovations

·         Sunescape Stockist of the Year - Ooh La La Beauty Boutique

·         Body Sugaring Australia Stockist of the Year - Saya Medispa

·         Dermalux Stockist of the Year - Fresh Face Bar

·         ECOCOCO Stockist of the Year - Bella Spazio

·         Award for Marketing Excellence - Breathe Indulgence & Beauty

·         Award for Best Newcomer - Face Medispa

·         Retail Therapist of the Year - Shyana Carnie, Bella Spazio

·         PBS Hall of Fame - The Beauty Collective of Dubbo

·         Highest Annual Growth - Zwar Beauty

Salon of the Month July 2019 – Blush Boutique

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Based in tranquil Gold Creek Village, ACT, Blush Boutique prides itself on offering a complete experience thanks to a full range of services that allow clients to be pampered from head to toe. Blush’s award-winning, fully qualified team of beauty therapists and hairdressers can do it all - specialising in makeup artistry, spray tanning, body sugaring, nails, hair styling, skin care and advanced skin treatments, including LED and needling.

Having first stocked Youngblood 8 years ago, owner Sammi Barton has since gone on to add Image Skincare, Sunescape, Dermalux LED, Bestow Beauty, Pure Fiji, Body Sugaring Australia, Wotnot and Cherry Blooms to her salon’s offering, with great success.

“We started with Youngblood many years ago and fell in love with the products - as well as the support that came with being a PBS salon partner. And as PBS grew, so did we! One by one we took on new brands that we knew PBS loved and trusted, and there’s not one brand we’ve put in the salon that we haven’t loved and that hasn’t flown off the shelves. The results that each brand delivers really do speak for themselves!”

As part of their marketing activities, Blush Boutique hold at least one VIP event a year which includes an evening of education, makeup demonstrations, and a hands-on contouring and brow class. They’ve held Skin School workshops to educate clients on effectively caring for their skin using the Image Skincare AM/PM principle, and Sammi has also implemented a client membership/loyalty program that’s noticeably increased the frequency of customer visits and in salon spend.

As Blush Boutique continues to flourish, Sammi credits not only her amazing team of therapists for the salon’s success, but also the invaluable support PBS provides. Using PBS’s Marketing On A Platter (MOAP) on a daily basis to share campaigns and implement marketing strategies, both in salon and on social media, has been crucial to the success of Blush Boutique, and has freed up Sammi to focus on other areas of her business.

“As every salon owner would know, it’s extremely hard to find the time to schedule marketing and put together campaigns, so having access to social media graphics, posters and EDMs via Marketing On A Platter has been amazing. Not only has it helped me increase my average client spend and visit frequency, but it also makes merchandising in the salon a lot easier! Instead of just having a wall of products, the marketing materials from PBS help me create stories within the displays – allowing me to create eye-catching point of sale areas.”

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Well done to Sammi and her team on their gorgeous salon! PBS are excited to be a part of Blush Boutique’s success story, and we can’t wait to see how the salon continues to grow. Congratulations on being our PBS Salon of the Month!

Has your salon found success using PBS products and MOAP? Want to see you and your therapists featured in the next Salon of the Month? We want to hear from you!

Share your unique success story and tips and tricks with us and you could WIN $300 in promotional items for your salon.  Email marketing@probeautysolutions.com.au for information on how to nominate your salon for PBS ‘Salon of the Month’.

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!

Salon of the Month April 2019 – Pure Skin Beauty & Spa

Congratulations to Nicole Bratis and the team at Pure Skin Beauty & Spa for being named our Salon of the Month for April!

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Located in gorgeous Berri, South Australia, Pure Skin Beauty & Spa specialise in a wide range of beauty and spa services from makeup, tanning, waxing, and mani/pedis, to day spa body treatments, advanced skincare, and cosmetic treatments.

Starting out in 2007 as a sole owner/operator with 2 rooms, today the spa has five beauty therapists, two reception staff and eight treatment rooms!

“Our mission since the early days has remained the same - to deliver premium customer service and professional skincare, beauty and cosmetic treatments in an immaculate environment, obtaining maximum results as well as relaxation. We want our customers to feel at home and cared for at all times,” explains salon owner, Nicole. 

After taking on Youngblood over a decade ago, Pure Skin Beauty & Spa have recently reintroduced the brand and made it the spa’s exclusive makeup range. If you’re a bride-to-be or have a special event planned you can trust you’ll be in good hands with Nicole – a two-time ABIA Makeup Artist of the Year Finalist (2016 & 2017) and a member of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Pro Makeup team for the past 5 years, who has gained exposure and a devoted following for in-salon bridal and event makeup.

Pure Skin Beauty & Spa also stock popular PBS brands Image Skincare and Bestow Beauty, and have seen fantastic results with their Dermalux LED unit.

I’d been wanting to introduce LED for years after learning about its amazing benefits and after researching the market I decided on Dermalux. A huge selling point for us was the power of the unit and its ability to provide all three wavelengths at once, as well as the preset treatment parameters that make operating the unit so easy. Since adding Dermalux to our service menu we’ve seen amazing results in the treatment of eczema, rosacea, dermatitis and acne which makes it the perfect accompaniment to our facial treatment menu.” – Nicole, owner Pure Skin Beauty & Spa

The spa prides itself on top notch customer service and has recently employed reception staff to improve customer experience and allow the therapists to focus solely on treatments throughout the day. The salon also finds that follow-up calls and SMS and email blasts keep customer satisfaction rates high, and they offer custom-designed treatments and complimentary add-ons to make each treatment extra special. “Our primary goal which we instill in our therapists has always been to ensure complete client satisfaction, pay strong attention to detail, and provide a place of comfort where the client can confide in us and feel at home whilst receiving quality professional treatments,” says Nicole.

Pure Skin Beauty & Spa continue to grow their sales and increase their clientele base with the help of social media, customer feedback and their popular VIP events. To introduce Dermalux, the spa threw a VIP launch party where a ‘Skin Bar’ offered express Dermalux treatments, mini makeovers and ‘2 for $99’ Dermalux treatments packages. “We were beyond excited to realise we’d sold $3000 worth of Dermalux packages on the night and we’re now organising a VIP launch night for Youngblood which our clients are eagerly awaiting,” said Nicole.

Pure Skin Beauty & Spa also makes regular use of the PBS MOAP sets on their social media channels and in-salon displays to generate interest and excitement around new product releases and special offers, and Nicole has found that this type of promotion see products and services sell themselves!

Well done to Nicole and her team on their amazing achievements! PBS are excited to be a part of her success story and we can’t wait to see how Pure Skin Beauty & Spa continues to grow. Congratulations on earning Salon of the Month!

Has your salon found success using PBS products and MOAP? Want to see you and your therapists featured in the next Salon of the Month? We want to hear from you!

Share your unique success story and tips and tricks with us and you could WIN $300 in promotional items for your salon.  Email marketing@probeautysolutions.com.au for information on how to nominate your salon for PBS ‘Salon of the Month’.

Nominations are OPEN for the 2019 Annual Awards Gala Dinner!

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Here at Professional Beauty Solutions we love to recognise and celebrate the success of our salon partners, which is why each year at the PBS Gala Dinner we award one salon the coveted “Salon of the Year” award. Awards to the salon that has shown the strongest commitment to growing their business with PBS brands and that has demonstrated excellence in the services they offer, the “Salon of the Year” award recognises innovative business initiatives and inspiring salon success. We’ll also be awarding “Stockist of the Year: awards for the salons that have delivered unparalleled results with each of our individuall brands,  plus out first “Hall of Fame” winner will be crowned!

To enter, simply complete the nomination form and provide detailed examples where required.

  • Grand Prize: Salon of the Year Award $3000

  • Youngblood Stockist of the Year $500

  • Image Stockist of the Year $500

  • Pure Fiji Stockist of the Year $500

  • Sunescape Stockist of the Year $500

  • Bestow Stockist of the Year $500

  • ECOCOCO Stockist of the Year $500

  • Dermalux Stockist of the Year $500

  • Body Sugaring Stockist of the Year $500

  • Marketing Excellence Award $300

  • Therapis of the Year $300

  • Best Newcomer $300

  • Highest Annual Growth $300

  • Hall of Fame $300

All prizes redeemable towards a PBS store credit

Winners will be announced at the PBS Skin Summit Gala Dinner on Sunday 19th May 2019. Entries close 22nd March 2019.

VENUE: Doltone House, Darling Island, Pytmont, Sydney
DATE: Sunday 19th May 2019
TIME: 5:30pm-10:30pm | TICKET PRICE: FREE*
DRESS: Ladies, White Cocktail.
Men, Formal, Black & White.

Submit your nomination forms online or email to marketing@probeautysolutions.com.au to be considered!