There’s nothing we love more than celebrating the achievements of our salon partners, and the 2019 PBS Skin Summit – held over two days at Sydney’s beautiful Doltone House Darling Island - was the perfect combination of celebration and education.
This year, to conclude the two-day event, PBS gave attendees the incredible opportunity to win a Dermalux LED Tri-Wave system for their business – making it our biggest and most exciting giveaway to date! The rules were simple – upon registration for Skin Summit, attendees were prompted to enter the competition by telling us in 100 words or less why they’d love to win a Dermalux Tri-Wave unit for their salon. We were inundated with entries, and in a tight race, the PBS Head Office team voted Anna’s Skin & Beauty the winner!
A beautifully appointed salon in the coastal Queensland city of Townsville, Anna's Skin & Beauty offers personalised beauty and skincare services courtesy of experienced and passionate therapist and owner, Anna Preston. But it hasn't been all smooth sailing for this sole trader. In 2018, after 14 months of trading, Anna’s salon was completely destroyed by a fire – but the tragedy didn’t keep Anna down for long. "My drive and determination were stronger than the devastation I was feeling," she said, and unbelievably, Anna's Skin & Beauty re-opened at a new premises just four weeks later!
In the short time since winning the Dermalux unit, Anna has seen it have a dramatic impact on her business. “Dermalux has definitely taken my business to the next level, and my clients are absolutely loving the results from their LED treatments. Because Townsville is a coastal city with a very outdoorsy lifestyle, I see a lot of pigmentation and premature ageing in my clients, and Dermalux has really changed the game in terms of treating these areas of concerns.” Anna says that the addition of Dermalux LED treatments has raised her salon’s profile and reputation in the community, and she’s now getting referrals from other local skin clinics to treat their clients with this groundbreaking technology. “Dermalux has definitely given me a more professional, results-driven edge and I’m happy to say my salon is finally at the stage that I’d always hoped and dreamed it would be,” she said.
We’d like to congratulate Anna once again on her win! We’re so pleased to be a part of her business journey, and can’t wait to watch her new salon continue to flourish.
For more information, or to become a Dermalux stockist, call 1800 625 387 or visit http://www.probeautysolutions.com.au/dermalux
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
· 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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.