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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’.

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.

Stock Bestow’s Generositea

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.

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’.

Salon of the Month - Toowoomba Hair Designers

A boutique salon in Hodgsonvale, 15 minutes outside Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Hair Designers specialises in hairdressing and beauty therapy. For over 17 years the team at Toowoomba Hair Designers have been devoted to providing exceptional service while offering a complete beauty experience in a relaxing environment – a lifesaver for time-poor clients.

Toowoomba Hair Designers journey with PBS started out with Youngblood over 13 years ago and they then introduced Sunescape four years later. They’ve since added Image Skincare and Bestow Beauty to their stable of brands, with both proving to be hits with their clients!

“Youngblood has been a favourite with our clients for many years because of how easy it is to use and the fact it’s a very high-quality product that can be used on all skin types,” says manager Cathy Ferguson. “I’m finding Image Skincare a very exciting brand to work with as well, and my clients are really starting to embrace and enjoy the results that Image Skincare’s products have been delivering over the past year.”

Cathy believes the business excels because they put their clients first and focus on delivering top notch customer service. In order to create a welcoming and caring environment the salon staff go out of their way to personally get to know each client and take an interest in their lives, ensuring the salon is somewhere clients look to return to for friendly conversation, relaxing treatments and great results. “To ensure we have a loyal cliental we always make sure our customers are happy and excited about their new looks and treatments, and we always educate them thoroughly about their chosen products to ensure they keep seeing results,” says Cathy.

As a part of their marketing activities the salon recently held a Bestow Beauty VIP night where they cooked up Bestow recipes, sampled Bestow herbal teas and gave out complimentary Bestow samples for clients to try. They also gave clients the opportunity to try products from the other brands they stock and even held a raffle to win a hamper of Bestow, Youngblood, Image Skincare and Sunescape products! Needless to say, the VIP night was a total success and the salon immediately saw an increase in sales of Bestow teas and recipe books, as well as Image Skincare’s I Conceal foundations.

When it comes to day-to-day promotion of the business through social media, the team at Toowoomba Hair Designers always make sure they take advantage of the monthly PBS MOAPs, using the graphics across their social media platforms to advertise special offers and discounts.

Well done to owner Kate and the team at Toowoomba Hair Designers! We’re excited to be a part of their success story and look forward to seeing how the salon continues to grow. Congratulations on earning Salon of the Month!