2020 AUSTRALIAN HAIR INDUSTRY AWARDS – NEW DATE ANNOUNCED THE NEW DATE FOR THE 2020 GALA EVENT IS SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 7.30pm till late at The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Main Arena Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD Through ongoing research and talking to various government bodies we are very pleased to announce some very important information and new dates in regard to the annual AHIA’s and HOT SHOTS.



We are coming out of COVID at warp speed with magazines, events and competitions and like all of you, are wanting to make some serious plans and set some dates for your most loved events! With that in mind, through ongoing research and talking to various government bodies we are very pleased to announce some very important information and new dates in regard to our awards and competitions, which form an integral part of the hair, beauty and barber Industries.


Moving on with Mocha

Great News! We are back in full capacity here at Mocha and are now working on our next magazine titles. Hair Biz May edition will be HOT OFF THE PRESS very soon and landing in salons, most of whom are all back and open for business or about to re-open! Our efforts now turn to the next print and online edition of BARBERSHOP & BEAUTY BIZ


The inaugural Australian Modern Barber Awards postponed to 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have decided to postpone the inaugural Australian Modern Barber Awards until 2021.


Entries Still Open for 2020 Australian Beauty Industry Awards

Rest assured that in regard to the 2020 ABIA’s we are FULL STEAM AHEAD! All published dates that relate to the ABIA’s remain in place with the only date that could potentially change in the future being the actual Gala Night on 23rd August 2020. We certainly hope at this stage however this will not be the case and if we are forced to change this date will reschedule for the earliest date available to us in 2020.


Detailed Announcement Re:Beauty Biz Magazine and COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have decided to temporarily press pause on our printed magazine division. We hope to resume as normal as soon as we possibly can to bring our readers all of their favourite stories, news, profiles, features, product releases and event information....


Mocha Publishing Update On All Divisions re: Covid-19

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have had to make a few decisions in terms of our business activity over the next 2-4 weeks that has affected some of our divisions....


HairBiz Forum 2020 Cancelled and AHIA Postponed

As promised, we have been monitoring the situation on a daily basis and have an update to our previous correspondence. Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 via travellers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. It has now been recommended to event organisers to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more and so with that in mind:- 1. HairBiz Forum will be cancelled for 2020. 2. Australian Hair Industry Awards 2020 (AHIA) will be postponed. Read more...


Important Notice regarding Hair Biz Forum and AHIA Re: Corona Virus

The team at Mocha Publishing have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation over recent days. The Australian Government have announced that as of Monday 16th March 2020 all non-essential gatherings of over 500 people should be avoided and that all international travellers arriving into Australia will need to self-quarantine for 14 days. Owner of Mocha Publishing, Linda Woodhead has been attending a conference in Bali where she was a keynote speaker and so the 14-day quarantine will apply to her on her return. Our priority is to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the members of our Hair and Beauty community through our events and awards.


2020 Beauty Squad Announced

Supporting and Nurturing the Youth of the Australian Beauty Industry, the inaugural AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY SQUAD competition is aimed at the rising stars of the Australian Beauty Industry, all 35 years and under, so as to assist young beauty therapists, specialists and salon owners on their road to fame and fortune. From a stellar list of finalists, the judges determined the first ever Squad comprising of a team of these 4 incredible individuals: - Stacie Dowden, The Skin Coaches, QLD, Jess Galvin, La Bella Medispa, NSW, Whitney Gunn, James Vivian, VIC and Jodi Withers, Oi Cosmetic Studio, QLD