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Townsville salon WINS Dermalux LED Tri-Wave System

Anna Preston from Anna’s Skin & Beauty, winning the Dermalux LED Tri-Wave System at the 2019 PBS Skin Summit

Anna Preston from Anna’s Skin & Beauty, winning the Dermalux LED Tri-Wave System at the 2019 PBS Skin Summit

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!

Winning the Dermalux Tri-Wave has been the highlight of my career, and I’m so grateful! I’ve been in absolute shock – I can’t believe I’ve been given such an incredible opportunity to build my business! When I lost everything that I’d worked so hard for, I just thought to myself, ‘I’m not done yet – there’s no way I’m giving up,’ and I hope my story can inspire others to get up, dust themselves off and keep going. I’m so thankful that Matt, Lisa and the PBS team thought I was worthy of such an amazing prize that will increase and improve my business, and I was really impressed that winning the Dermalux came down to me and my personal experience, rather than being about the dollar value of my business. I’ve always held PBS in high regard because of their standard of service and professionalism, and this experience has increased my respect and appreciation for the business even more. I cannot thank Matt and Lisa enough for their generosity!
— Anna Preston, Anna’s Skin & Beauty

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

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

PBS named the Australian Distributor of Organic Nation

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Skincare powered by certified ingredients and cosmeceutical science

Professional Beauty Solutions are proud to announce that they have acquired the salon distribution of Organic Nation in Australia.

Made in Australia for the world, Organic Nation fuses science and organic ingredients to provide a unique skincare brand that offers real change to the skin.

Organic Nation uses Certified Organic ingredients in their range of cleansers, scrubs, serums, and face and body moisturisers, that are grown, harvested and processed to avoid contamination from pesticides, fertilisers and toxins. This ensures the plants and the final ingredients they produce are 100% pure - just as nature intended.

Did you know that more than 90% of all skincare products use more water in their formulas than anything else? In an effort to provide pure performance skincare, Organic Nation uses organic aloe vera gel instead of water in its products, setting themselves apart from other skincare brands. With over 150 nutritional properties found in aloe vera, the addition of this ingredient means Organic Nation products have a beautifully smooth feel, and provide calming, hydrating and balancing benefits that water-based products simply can’t achieve.

“We’ve been an admirer of Organic Nation since we first discovered the brand and with the growing demand for skincare ranges that are organic and Australian-made, it’s crucial for businesses to cater to this forward-thinking market. Our salons, spas and clinics know they have a growing number of customers that are demanding a brand that ticks these boxes, so we knew it was extremely important for PBS to offer a brand such as Organic Nation.

When acquiring a new brand, it’s really important to us that there’s a clear distinction between it and each of the brands we already offer our clients. For PBS to consider a brand it must be world-class and must serve a strong demand in salons, spas and clinics, and while it’s okay for some of our brands to have a little crossover, they must be clearly distinct from each other. For all these reasons, we believe Organic Nation is the perfect fit for PBS and our salons.”- Matt Williams, CEO of Professional Beauty Solutions

THE STORY BEHIND ORGANIC NATION

The foundation of Organic Nation is 25+ years spent learning about and improving organic skincare formulas. Combining knowledge of organic ingredients with advances in medicine and science to create the best possible skincare products, founders Vanessa and George Jily have been involved with leading global holistic skincare brands for over 25 years and their passion for organic skincare is an extension of their wellness lifestyle and philosophy.

In the late 1980s George and Vanessa formed a partnership with Dr Jurgen Klien of Jurlique, who had developed a range or organic skin care products. Dr Klien introduced George and Vanessa to practices such as bio-dynamic farming and using essential oils and organic ingredients - concepts that were new to the skincare industry, as people’s understanding of the benefits of organic ingredients were still in their infancy.

After working internationally with Jurlique for many years, George and Vanessa introduced the Aveda brand to Australia in the 1990s. Little known outside the USA at the time, Aveda had a distinctive style that showed the beauty industry how a brand formulated with natural ingredients and botanicals, and with a strong corporate sustainability philosophy, could be successful.

In the early 2000s, George and Vanessa launched Uspa, their own professional skincare and spa brand. Uspa quickly expanded into 12 countries; on the way developing unique treatment protocols, destination spa locations and over 100 different skin and body products.

In 2014 George and Vanessa sold the Uspa brand so they could refocus and reset their goals. They realised that to move forward they needed to set a new benchmark and take skincare to new heights and even higher standards – a standard that incorporates performance, sustainability, transparency and accessibility into the business model.

Organic Nation reflects 25 years of learning and development on a journey to create an organic pure performance skincare range that brings about positive change to the skin. Transparency to track ingredients from the soil to the skin, best practices that embrace sustainable production, and Certified Organic ingredients to ensure purity all put Organic Nation in a league of its own.

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If you wish to learn more about adding Organic Nation to your salon or spa, please call 1800 625 387.

Introducing the Dermalux Flex

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The most advanced portable LED Phototherapy system in the world.

Are you ready to Flex?  The Dermalux Flex is an entry level professional LED Phototherapy device featuring proprietary LED technology and the Dermalux guarantee of quality and efficacy and is now available in Australia through Professional Beauty Solutions.

Clinically proven Blue 415nm, Red 633nm and Near Infrared 830nm delivered via single wavelength LEDs ensure targeted light delivery into the skin. Wavelengths can be selected as individual or multi-wavelength treatments.

The flexible LED canopy is secured in a base unit for application to the face and can be removed and positioned flat for treatment of the body.

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Due to the high demand after the official launch at the PBS Skin Summit, secure your Flex today!  

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.