The Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA) are the only National Business Awards in the Beauty Industry

and with specialist, individual and state categories, they are seen as the true benchmark of excellence.

2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

The recently renovated glamorous Hyatt Regency, Sydney, was the place to be on Sunday 27th September, where 580 glamorous and excited guests arrived for the annual Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA’s) gala dinner. The evening kicked off with arrival champagne and canapés followed by host and MC for the evening, Mr Will Fennell, introducing the String Sirens Quartet as the blinds lifted to reveal a stunning backdrop of Darling Harbour.

Winners were announced in 26 categories including 2017 ABIA Hall of Fame recipient – Caroline Nelson, 2017 ABIA Make Up Artist of the YearLiz Sharp and 2017 Special Recogniition Award going to Face of Man.

The Education Category was once again split into 2 awards for Individual and Organisation and was taken out by Otto MItter and The Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science respectively.

Recognised through an online voting system and following the announcement of the state Wholesaler of the Year winners in May, the overall Australian Winner was announced on the night as DBC Hair and Beauty Supplies.

This year was the first year that Beauty Salon/Spa of the year was separated into State categories for both 4 Treatment rooms or less and 5 Treatment rooms or more, giving all state entrants the opportunity to win. In a grand finale, the two Australian Salon/Spas of the year were announced, determined by the highest ranking amongst the State winners. Australian Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year - 4 Treatment Rooms or less was won by The Temple Skincare and Australian Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year - 5 Treatment Rooms or more by Keturah Day Spa

“We certainly broke all records this year in terms of number of entrants, the quality was second to none and we needed to en list double the number of judges! “ said Linda Woodhead, owner of mocha publishing and founder of the ABIA’s. “Not only did the number of entries increase this year by going to a fully online submission system, but the number of guests attending the gala catapulted to 580, our biggest ever! I believe the beauty industry should be very proud of the ABIA’s, as am I. It’s great to see the annual growth of the awards and how it is embraced as the benchmark of excellence, being the only National awards program in the Australian Beauty Industry.”

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2017 Australian Beauty Industry Awards WINNERS

BEAUTY THERAPIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Clinical Skincare

Amanda Di Cesare, Le Chic Skin & Beauty


SALON MANAGER/CO-ORDINATOR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Spectrum Science Beauty

Kylie Rogers, Skin Fitness


BUSINESS DIRECTOR/OWNER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Mayerling

Karla McDiarmid, Macquarie Medi Spa


COSMETIC TATTOIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by MBC Cosmetic Tattoo

Katy Sullivan


SALON DESIGN

Sponsored by Comfortel

Cocoon Spa


BEST MARKETING

Sponsored by Biodroga

Keturah Day Spa


BEST SALON TRAINING

Sponsored by the Brisbane School of Beauty

Keturah Day Spa


EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR INDIVIDUAL

Sponsored by Sustainable Salons Australia

Otto Mitter


EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR ORGANISATION

Sponsored by Masters Dermal Academy

Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science


CUSTOMER CARE

Sponsored by Silk Oil of Morocco

Natural Beauty & Medi Clinic


NATIONAL WHOLESALER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Beauty Biz

DBC hair & Beauty Supplies


SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Sponsored by Beauty Biz Magazine

Face Of Man


HALL OF FAME

Sponsored by Refectocil

Caroline Nelson

SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by inskincosmedics

Macquarie Medi Spa Bathurst


TANNING SALON/SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Naked Tan

Beach St Tanning


MAKE UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Laud Magazine

Lizzie Sharp

(Runner Up - Bernice Mansfield)


STATE BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR

4 TREATMENT ROOMS OR LESS

NSW/ACT

Sponsored by Dermapenworld

The Temple Skincare

VIC/TAS/SA

Sponsored by DMK

James Vivian Dermal Therapies

QLD

Sponsored by Belmacil

Natural Beauty & Medi Clinic

WA/NT

Sponsored by Jax Wax

Cosmedica Skin Specialists


STATE BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR

5 TREATMENT ROOMS OR MORE

NSW/ACT

Sponsored by Dermapenworld

Richmond Skin Fitness

VIC/TAS/SA

Sponsored by DMK

Vitality Laser & Skin Clinic

QLD

Sponsored by Belmacil

Simply Elegant

WA/NT

Sponsored by Jax Wax

Keturah Day Spa


AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY SALON/SPA's OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Mocha Publishing


4 TREATMENT ROOMS OR LESS

The Temple Skincare


5 Treatment Rooms or More

Keturah Day Spa

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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