Using natural ingredients to treat and prepare skin for a quality shave, Oscar de Vries has founded an all-Australian business that is poised to take on the big brands in the male grooming space. Sandi Sieger chats to him about taking on the Aussie giants and why he fears for Australia's business future.
From a dire situation came Sonya Driver's inspiration to start Eco Tan. After her sister was diagonsed with a melanoma, and her life was turned upside down, she realised that she had an opportunity to change the lives of those obsessed with tanning - in a natural, organic way.
Sandi Sieger chats to Paul Anderson, founder of MANKiND clinic for men and the KiND skincare range for men about starting a business with no background experience in the beauty industry - and why making products in Australia is so important to him.
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....
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.
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.
Holly Curtis and Katie Found chat to founder of Lanolips, Kirsten Carriol, about turning the natural product used on her grandparents' sheep farm in the Maclaren Vale into a booming business.
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.
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.