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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

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.*

 

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!

PBS Skin Summit 2019

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

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Combining celebration and education over two days, Skin Summit kicks off in style with the annual PBS Gala Dinner and a very special Image Skincare Worldwide Launch party! Enjoy a delicious three course dinner, drinks and live entertainment, network with like minded therapists and leaders in the beauty industry, and celebrate success when we announce our prestigious “Salon of the Year” and “Stockist of the Year” winners!

It's down to business on Day 2, with a full day of education and training covering a wide range of topics that will help you grow your business and maximise profits! Guest speakers Jacqueline Hill (Director of Global Sales Training - Image Skincare) and Matt Williams (Founder and CEO - Professional Beauty Solutions) will share the secrets of success - from branding advice, consulting tips and social media dos and don'ts, to retail merchandising, goal setting, product training and more. These presentations will benefit all attendees (owners, managers, therapists and staff) and the knowledge gained can be applied in all salons, spas and clinics, regardless of what brands you stock! Discover how to make $5000 profit at your next VIP event, gain valuable insider knowledge when our panel of industry masters and top salon owners share their stories and advice and enjoy special offers and discounts exclusive to Skin Summit attendees.

SAVE! 20% off ALL stock orders placed at Skin Summit - available to attendees only.
SAVE! An extra 10% off opening orders - available to attendees only

PLUS! Go in the draw to win a Dermalux valued at $26,500!*

When: Sunday 19th & Monday 20th May (2 day event).

Where: Doltone House, Darling Island. Pyrmont, Sydney

Who: All Salon, Spa & Clinic Owners, Managers & Employees, as well as those who aren’t PBS stockists. In other word, everyone is welcome to this industry event!

Cost: FREE*

For more information and to register click here!

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