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PBS Sleighs Office Christmas Cubicle

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Professional Beauty Solutions, so much so, that we just had to share this with you.

One of our longest standing team members, Jacqui Catt, who has been with the company for 12 years, is a crazy Christmas fan! You know that really festive co-worker who insists on putting the Christmas tree up in October and wants to play carols on loop from nine-to-five…(every office has ONE of those).

Without a doubt, Christmas is Jac’s favourite time of year. After dropping hints for several years about how she wanted her own Santa’s Workshop in the office, the PBS teamed decided to toss some ideas around and mastermind an epic plan.

But how could we out Christmasfie the most festive co-worker ever? We’d turn her desk into Winter Wonderland on her day off! BOOM!

With the entire team on operation “deck the desk”, we created this masterpiece.

We may be biased, but we think we totally sleighed it!

Needless to say, the highlight was the surprise on Jac’s face when she came into work on Monday.

Introducing our newest brand... Ecococo

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Professional Beauty Solutions were proud to introduce the newest brand to join the PBS collective, ECOCOCO, at Beauty Expo Australia last weekend. Salon owners couldn’t get enough of the eagerly anticipated brand launch and flocked to the stand in drove to to get a glimpse and to smell the luscious fragrances.

Formulated and made in Australia, ECOCOCO strives to deliver innovative products that empower women to look and feel their best in a healthy and natural way. Starting out as a small body range 4 years ago, ECOCOCO have expanded into a brand that encompasses face, body, hair and tanning solutions for both the retail and professional salon market built around Organic Coconut Oil.

"ECOCOCO contacted us several months ago regarding the Australian wide distribution of the brand. We were already fans of their beautiful packaging and amazing Instagram account, then we tried the products and the quality exceeded our expectations”. said Matt Williams, CEO of Professional Beauty Solutions.  

ECOCOCO believe 100% Certified Organic Coconut Oil is the key to a healthy and functional daily beauty and hair regime. This miracle ingredient is included in all unique ECOCOCO formulations. As well as Certified Organic Coconut Oil, ECOCOCO uses a whole range of organic botanicals and mineral salts for the powerful healing and anti-ageing skin benefits. They also utilises beautiful essential oils and offer a range a relaxing professional body treatments that draw on wellness philosophies from all over the world.

ECOCOCO signature treatments are designed to fit into any salons current business model, as an add-on or as a complete body treatment range. While their beautifully packaged retail scrubs, moisturisers, hair care and tanning products will have clients falling in love, making them an easy to retail addition to boost the profits in your business. 

ECOCOCO products are:

·         Proudly Australian owned and made

·         Packed with certified organic and nutrient rich botanicals and oil

·         Sources only the best ingredients from around the world

·         Blended with essential oils and minimal low allergen fragrance

·         Sulphate, paraben & gluten gree

·         Chemical & toxic free

·         Vegan & animal cruelty cree

·         Clean beauty ingredients

·         Healthy & nourishing

·         Recyclable packaging

“For the last 2 years, ECOCOCO has been focused on International expansion” explained Stefen Ackerie, founder of ECOCOCO.  We always knew when the time came to focus on the Australian market, we wanted to partner with a Distributor that is passionate about client relationships and success. We believe education is the key and are so thrilled that PBS are representing ECOCOCO in the Australian market. They are 100% committed to their accounts and the success of the brands they carry. We are very honoured to be partnering with PBS and believe their approach to salon support, marketing and education is the perfect brand alignment. Matt and Lisa's commitment to their business is a testament to them. They are on the forefront of every aspect of their business and are so invested in its success - as are we." said Stefan.  

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

Dermalux & Image Skincare Exhibit at the 2018 Non-Surgical Symposium

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The Non-Surgical Symposium is the premier educational event for non-surgical aesthetics in Australasia, hosted by The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA). This year, Dermalux & Image Skincare were proud to exhibit their award-winning LED technology and skincare to the beauty industry’s elite. 

Both stands were buzzing with interest over the three-day event which was held on the Gold Coast, with many attendees curious to discover the benefits of Dermalux and to find out how this award-winning treatment could accelerate their client’s results. While the Image Skincare stand was flooded with guests itching to get a glimpse of Image’s doctor only line, IMAGE MD, which was created by plastic surgeon Dr Marc Ronert.

The Non-Surgical Symposium was attended by all practitioners performing non-surgical rejuvenation, including plastic surgeons, cosmetic doctors, dermatologists, nurse aestheticians and dermal therapists.

PBS Joins the Beauty Industry in the Fight Against Cancer

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Last month, PBS joined the hair, beauty and barber industries to help raise funds throughout May as part of the ‘Love Your Sister’ charity run by Samuel Johnson, in memory of his sister Connie Johnson.

The team at head office participated in Pyjama Day (yes, that’s right….we were all wearing our  PJ’s to work!) and raised money with a morning tea.

The Love Your Sister is a foundation that started as a breast cancer advocacy group, and are now a whole village that fights all cancers! Their goal? To vanquish cancer so that families can get on with bickering and laughing together. Science holds the key and your donations create freedom for our best researchers to explore their left-of-field ideas without subjecting them to the all-consuming grant cycle.

The fundraising movement was started by siblings, Samuel Johnson and Connie Johnson, to help fight Connie’s terminal diagnosis of breast cancer. Today, Samuel continues his work with the organisation, driving towards a future where we can help cancer sufferers.

If you would like to donate online please click here