WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE

2019 AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY INDUSTRY AWARDS

The Star, Sydney, was the place to be on Sunday 25thAugust, 2019, where around 630 glamorous and excited guests arrived for the annual Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA’s) gala dinner. The evening kicked off with arrival champagne followed by the official welcome from resident host and MC for the evening, Mr Will Fennell.

Opening entertainment was proved by the festival inspired ‘Laserman’ who transported a delighted audience to a technological realm of laser lights and trickery to set the stage for an incredible evening ahead.

This year saw the Australian Make Up Industry awards come back in under the umbrella of the ABIA’s with 3 categories and overall Make Up Artist of the Year, taken out by Cassie Harris.

Winners were announced in 30 categories including 2019 ABIA Hall of Fame recipient – Faye Murray and a special award the Mocha Angels Humanitarian Award given to special guest Samuel Johnson, Love Your Sister.

Founders of the ABIA’s run a month-long charity initiative each year for love your sisterand this year presented a cheque to Samuel for a whopping $52,228.00 raised by the hair and beauty industry throughout July culminating in a national Pyjama day, where salons join together dressing up and raising money!

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 The Global Beauty Group

Following on from last year and with an unprecedented spike in the number of entries, the Beauty Salon/Spa of the year categories were split into State categories for both 4 Treatment rooms or less and 5 Treatment rooms or more. In a grand finale, the two Australian Salon/Spas of the year were awarded, determined by the highest ranking amongst the State winners. Australian Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year - 4 Treatment Rooms or less was won for the 2nd year running by The Temple Skincare and Australian Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year - 5 Treatment Rooms or more by La Bella Medispa.

“Once again we outgrew our venue from last year and hopefully have found a home for the ABIA’s for many years to come at The Star which will be able to cater for even more growth year on year.” said owner, Linda Woodhead. “The introduction of State Categories last year proved to be a successful decision with the number of entrants, this year, once again doubling in size. Having a large number of finalists, allows many salons to reap the rewards of recognition and with lots of new names this year we can only imagine the growth that the ABIA’s is still yet to enjoy. To have over 600 people attend the gala, when the awards are only 7 years old, is truly a testament to the industry and we are so honoured to facilitate such an inspiring event.”

The ABIA’s are proudly owned by mocha publishing.


2019 Australian Beauty Industry Awards

WINNERS

BEAUTY THERAPIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Dermalogica

Leanne Condina, Cocoon Spa

BUSINESS DIRECTOR/OWNER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Kitomba

Rebecca Miller, La Bella Medispa

COSMETIC TATTOOIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Dermaplane Pro Australia

Jessika Brigginshaw, Cosmetic Tattooing by Jessika

SALON DESIGN

Sponsored by Comfortel

Bond Body and Bond Barber

BEST MARKETING

Sponsored by Phorest Salon Software

Cocoon Spa

BEST SALON TRAINING

Sponsored by Dermaviduals

Keturah Day Spa

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR INDIVIDUAL

Sponsored by Masters Dermal Academy

Trina Storey-Hollis

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR ORGANISATION

Sponsored by Timely

LashJoy Academy

CUSTOMER CARE

Sponsored by Tyro

The Skin Coaches

SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by inskincosmedics

HÜD Skin + Body

TANNING SALON/SERVICE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Naked Tan

Nabu

BEST BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Beauty Biz

LashJoy

BEST ECO SALON

Sponsored By Biodroga

James Vivian Dermal Therapies

STATE BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR – 4 TREATMENT ROOMS OR LESS

NSW/ACT

Sponsored by Dermapenworld

Temple Skincare & Spa

VIC/TAS/SA

Sponsored by Scentered

SKN By Jane Marshall

QLD

Sponsored by Ex-Import/Belmacil

Serenity Skin Spa

WA/NT

Sponsored by Sustainable Salons

Eden Aesthetics

Australian Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year

4 Treatment rooms or less

Sponsored by Beauty Biz

Temple Skincare & Spa

STATE BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR – 5 TREATMENT ROOMS OR MORE

NSW/ACT

Sponsored by Ultraceuticals

La Bella Medispa

VIC/TAS/SA

Sponsored by Sothys

Cocoon Spa

QLD

Sponsored by Spectrum Science Beauty

In Therapy Skin & Body

WA/NT

Sponsored by Graft-A-Lash

Keturah Day Spa

Australian Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year

5 Treatment rooms or more

Sponsored by Beauty Biz

La Bella Medispa

Australian Wholesaler of the Year

Sponsored by Australian International Industries

The Global Beauty Group

Hall of Fame

Sponsored by La Clinica

Faye Murray

Mocha Angels Humanitarian Award

Sponsored by Mocha Publishing

Samuel Johnson


AUSTRALIAN MAKE UP INDUSTRY AWARDS

AUSTRALIAN MUA OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Stageline Professional Makeup

Cassie Harris

BRIDAL/FORMAL MUA OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Beauty Biz

Tanya Guccione

HIGH FASHION/EDITORIAL MUA OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Bellezza Australia

Shella Martin

FANTASY MUA OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Smitten Cosmetics

Cassie Harris

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS