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The Bliss Day Spa team

Last night, Sunday the 18th October, the professional beauty industry came together physically and virtually to celebrate the annual Australian Beauty Industry Awards, this year combined with the Australian Make-up Artist Awards. Like many of our industry events this year, the gala festivities were pushed back from their initial August event date, shortly before announcing the shift to virtual several weeks ago. But that wasn’t going to stop our incredible community of beauty and spa therapists, makeup and tattoo artists, aesthetic practitioners, dermal therapists and educators around the country from pulling together and celebrating what is usually the biggest night of our social calendars. The event was streamed live and free from ABIA’s Facebook and Youtube pages, and practitioners either celebrated in solo or came together from their businesses or living room with cocktails in hand, seated dinners or insta-worthy grazing platters alike. And from what we saw, nobody missed the opportunity to frock up and celebrate in style!

The Oi Cosmetic team

“We know how much the beauty industry look forward to this event and with our team putting so much time behind the scenes to make them incredible, this was a tough call,” said Linda Woodhead, Owner of Mocha Publishing. “But it was also the right one. However, we wanted to be certain that although we couldn’t gather and enjoy champagne cheers in person, that there would still be this vital platform for the industry. Our beauty and make-up landscape is diverse and resilient and I am so incredibly proud of this year’s worthy finalists and winners.”

We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate all of this year’s winners, and to share how proud, grateful and humbled to be part of an industry that despite unimaginable adversity this year, still managed to pull together, pop on a gorgeous frock, and celebrate their team and their successes to date – even simply in front of a screen.

2020 ABIA Winners

BEAUTY THERAPIST OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Dermalogica
Julie Botskor – Bliss Day Spa

SALON MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Total Salon Solutions
Taylor Fenton – Macquarie Medispa

BUSINESS DIRECTOR/OWNER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Kitomba
Rebecca Miller, La Bella Medispa

COSMETIC TATTOIST OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Dermaplane Pro Australia
Georgina Westley – Distinctive Features Cosmetic Tattoo

SALON DESIGN
Sponsored by The Zing Project
The Skin Hub

BEST MARKETING
Sponsored by Shortcuts
Beauty Effects

BEST SALON TRAINING
Sponsored by Dermaviduals
The Skin Coaches

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR INDIVIDUAL
Sponsored by Elleebana
Vanessa Main

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR ORGANISATION
Sponsored by Elleebana
Australian Dermal Science Institute

CUSTOMER CARE
Sponsored by Sothys
The Skin Coaches

SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by inskincosmedics
La Bella Medispa

TANNING SALON/SERVICE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Naked Tan
Beach St. Beauty Bar

BEST NON-SALON BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Beauty Biz
Inskin Cosmedics

BEST ECO SALON
Sponsored By Biodroga
Eco Spa

NSW/ACT BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR
4 TREATMENT ROOMS OR LESS
Sponsored by Dermapenworld
Laser Sydney

VIC/TAS/SA BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR
4 TREATMENT ROOMS OR LESS
Sponsored by HiLift by M&U Imports
James Vivian

QLD BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR
4 TREATMENT ROOMS OR LESS
Sponsored by Academies Australasia
Oi Cosmetic Studio

WA/NT BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR
4 TREATMENT ROOMS OR LESS
Sponsored by Sustainable Salons
Eden Aesthetics

NSW/ACT BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR
5 TREATMENT ROOMS OR MORE
Sponsored by The Global Beauty Group
Nectar Day Spa

VIC/TAS/SA BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR
5 TREATMENT ROOMS OR MORE
Sponsored by Gay Wardle Education
The Skin Hub

QLD BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR
5 TREATMENT ROOMS OR MORE
Sponsored by Spectrum Science Beauty
Simply Elegant

WA/NT BEAUTY SALON/SPA OF THE YEAR
5 TREATMENT ROOMS OR MORE
Sponsored by Your Coach
Eco Spa

We can only hope that we can celebrate with you all side by side next year. Here’s to 2021!

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