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Trend Alert: How Brow Lamination Took Over Instagram
Can we all just take a collective moment of gratitude for the fact that pencil-thin eyebrows aren't a thing anymore? Decades from now they might look back at the current decade and laugh at our boyish brows, BUT in the meantime,...
How to Wax Your Own Eyebrows With a Hot Wax Kit
  As a beauty pro, you no-doubt know your way around a wax kit. While you may have perfected the art of shaping your clients' brows, you're likely a little more lenient with your own.  Our new at-home brow waxing kit...
Salon Inspo: Australia's Most Beautiful Workspaces!
With many businesses temporarily closed, now's the time to start thinking about how you can come back with a bang. When your workspace reopens, consider what does and doesn't work in terms of your current design. Whether you are considering...
Beauty Pro Profile - Rachael Lutze
  Meet Rachael Lutze, the Super Woman / General Manager we are lucky to call ours. We hear time and time again from our trade customers that they'd be lost without the product knowledge and passion Rach offers. In celebration...
Barber Trends: Top Men's Hairstyles for Spring/Summer 2019
The start of summer is the perfect time to suggest some head-turning new styles to your regular clients.
Dare to Bare: Meet OPI's Beautiful New Bridal Collection!
Soft, sheer and stunning - this new nude collection features a perfect option for every blushing bride-to-be or anyone who dares to go bare!
Dip Deeper: Our Best Dipping Powders Beyond SNS
We pride ourselves on stocking only the best professional products for you and your business. With that in mind, we have decided to drop SNS products from our inventory.
Bronze Beginnings: Introducing MoroccanTan!
Since their 2011 launch, MoroccanTan has captured the hearts (and skin) of some of Australia's most discerning tanning professionals.
Why Gel Manicures are NOT a Cancer Risk
With over 30 years of safe, popular and common use in salon environments; we're taking the time to bust this myth immediately.
OPI Chrome Effects Nail Art Tutorial: How to "Chrome in Thirds!"
For those of you looking to get creative with chrome, we have an exclusive tutorial to teach you how to chrome in thirds.
Trending Top Coats: How to Transform CND's Shellac Polish!
  Known for easy applications and superior strength, CND Shellac hybrid polish has become an industry staple for passionate nail technicians. Shellac's cult-following is well-earned. This superior nail system applies like polish, yet provides two to three weeks of long...
OPI Chrome Effects Nail Art Tutorial: How to "Chrome in Thirds!"
This past winter we launched our YouTube channel to bring you top tips and tutorials to use your professional products to their true potential. This week on the Beauty Lab blog we've got a very special tutorial to help you...
Ready, Set, Rocketman! Meet Gelish's New Elton John Inspired Collection!
Based on the life and music of the iconic British superstar Elton John, the recently released Rocketman film has welcomed critical and audience acclaim. In celebration of the newly released biopic, Gelish has released a dazzling seven shade collection. The...
Smooth Operator: The Story of Jax Wax Australia
Australian, cruelty-free, vegan and socially responsible. These are just a few of the qualities that make us proud to carry Jax Wax. Founded by Tina and Geoff Copland, Jax Wax has always had social responsibility at its core. Although the...
Avoid Defeat: What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Pedicures!
A salon pedicure is by definition, a moment of pampering. The last thing a client expects after sinking into salon bliss is a health complication! Unfortunately, for diabetics, there's a need to err on the side of caution in order...
Stay Smooth: How to Promote Professional Waxing Aftercare
Manicures. Hair appointments. Facials. Waxing. One of these things is not like the others. When a client comes to you for a manicure, facial or fresh head of highlights, they'll have a smile on their face, ready to enjoy their...
Ingredient Spotlight: Why You Should Always Stock Aloe Vera Products in Your Salon
Since ancient Egypt, Aloe vera has earned a reputation as one of nature's best ingredients for beauty. Aloe encourages skin to look youthful, protects after waxing and prevents bacteria from forming. These benefits (and many others!) make aloe vera an...
Clean Slate: 10 Skincare Products Your Salon Should be Stocking
When it comes to salon inventory, there are certain products that every beauty therapist keeps on-hand. Every wax business knows that high-quality hard wax and flexible soft wax are essentials, however, there are heaps of additional products that can make...
Professional Pace: How to Speed Up Nail Services in Your Salon
They say good things take time, yet over time we become faster at the tasks we perform daily. In the beauty industry, top priority should always be placed on quality: with efficiency playing a significant supporting role. In a nail...
Top of Your Game: Why Professional Beauty Training Matters
There aren't many industries today that can genuinely declare themselves "stagnant." Staying mindful of trends and taking on new technologies enables qualified professionals to remain competitive. While self-teaching can be a fantastic tool, professional education provides an invaluable opportunity for...
3 Fresh Marketing Ideas You Should Be Using in Your Salon!
Have you ever felt like your salon marketing strategies were getting a bit stale? Once your business is set up and your branding is locked in, it can be tricky to stay inspired and creative while promoting your services. This...