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Cristina Re - As Impressive As They Come

Cristina Re – As Impressive As They Come

The Cristina Re brand is a true Australian success story - her artistic vision and natural entrepreneurial talent has led her to success in the form of over 500 products sold in over 1000 stores, as well as her own concept store and high tea salon, Where A Girl Goes.
Christine Clais: The French Facialist

Christine Clais: The French Facialist

Stepping into the Prahran-based rooms of Christine Clais transported Holly Curtis straight to France - and that was before the 90 minute decadent 'Signature Facial' that pretty much changed her life.
LULA Lifestyle + Wellness Treatment

LULA Lifestyle + Wellness Treatment

Holly Curtis knew that LULA - a store committed to achieving complete lifestyle wellbeing for their customers - would certainly do a good job in bringing some added wellness to her life, so she hot-footed over to beachside suburb Hampton for a hot stone massage treatment.
Beauty King of Australia

Beauty King of Australia

Rohan Widdison has certainly made his mark on the Australian beauty industry. Following on from his mother Helene's legacy as Director at the esteemed Helene Abicair Beauty College in Melbourne, Rohan is also a groundbreaking innovator for organic cosmetics and skincare in Australia with the 2005 launch of NVEY ECO. Holly Curtis chats to him....
Beauty Queens of Australia: Poppy King

Beauty Queens of Australia: Poppy King

Holly Curtis chats to Poppy King, best known for her company Poppy Industries and the range of cosmetics available at Poppy Stores in Australia, during the 1990s. After writing 'Lessons of a Lipstick Queen', Poppy King founded her new company, aptly titled Lipstick Queen.
Beauty Queens of Australia: Belinda and Mel from endota spa

Beauty Queens of Australia: Belinda and Mel from endota spa

Holly Curtis chats to Belinda and Mel, founders of endota spa, on their astounding growth in the Australian beauty market. From fighting with local residents who were convinced their first day spa was a brothel, to business plans and franchising, Belinda and Mel are kicking all the right goals.
Introducing LULA Lifestyle & Wellbeing + WIN

Introducing LULA Lifestyle & Wellbeing + WIN

In Hampton, a gorgeous bayside suburb of Melbourne, a new store that goes beyond the standard retail front is LULA Lifestyle & Wellbeing; a total lifestyle, fashion and wellbeing concept boutique that was born out of a lifelong passion of fashion, health and wellbeing from owner, Rosie Condo.
Straight from Hollywood, LA SlimWrap Lands in Melbourne

Straight from Hollywood, LA SlimWrap Lands in Melbourne

One of the most exciting parts of Holly Curtis' job is trialling the latest theories and technologies in beauty treatments, so of course she was immediately intrigued when she began to read about LA SlimWrap - and then impressed when she lost 27.5 centimetres in one hour.
Warm Up Your Winter with Natio

Warm Up Your Winter with Natio

It's this time of year when winter has well and truly set in, and the novelty of your new coat and scarf may be starting to fade. Classic mid July pick-me-ups are tax time refunds, and possibly the option of a mid-winter break, says Holly Curtis. Failing that, there's always this offer from Natio.
Megan Harrison Makeup Masterclass

Megan Harrison Makeup Masterclass

Unless you're a trained makeup artist, or have as much vanity as a Kardashian, it's fair to say most of us - Beauty Ed Holly Curtis included - are not 100% skilled up in all areas of makeup application. And so it was with great excitement Holly attended the Megan Harrison Makeup Masterclass.
Beauty Queens of Australia: Natalie Bloom

Beauty Queens of Australia: Natalie Bloom

Holly Curtis and Katie Found chat to Natalie Bloom about her famous Australian makeup and skincare line, breaking into the International market and why beauty and business are a perfect match.
Beauty Queens of Australia: Justine Poniris

Beauty Queens of Australia: Justine Poniris

In the first of our Beauty Queens of Australia series, Holly Curtis chats to makeup artist and educator Justine Poniris about Paintbox Cosmetics and how to make it in the world of making up.