Ideas and tips for your business from a range of industry experts on growth, finances, staff, wellness, and more.
It’s refreshing to see the upturn within our fabulous industry of late. With more people embracing sunnier days, and less restrictions, businesses are getting back into the swing of things as they continue to treat their clients to an array of sparkly services. But there has been a little resistance – and we have most certainly seen some businesses struggling to attract their usual clientele back through the door.
Daniela Costa, owner of Daniela Costa Brows and Beauty, has pivoted her business to make her product and service offerings available online, helping her to continue to serve her clients and make an income through lockdown.
If you’re reading this, you - like many of us here at Timely - are facing yet another uncertain period of lockdown. There’s a lot of information out there about what help is available to Australian businesses right now, so we’ve pulled it all together into one place. Below you’ll find information specific to both business owners and employees across VIC, NSW and SA.
Most famous for her time as a dancer on BBC Television's Strictly Come Dancing, Camilla Sacre-Dallerup is a three times global best-selling author, and owner of Zenme Coaching. A leading life coach, hypnotherapist, meditation teacher, and NLP master practitioner, Camilla understands the importance of self-care and helps athletes and professionals to achieve results. Here, she talks to Timely about changing careers, growing up in a salon environment, setting boundaries, and preventing overwhelm.
A lifeline for hair and beauty industry professionals, the Hair and Beauty Charity was founded in 1836 and provides assistance to those facing hardship and financial distress. Here, Samantha Grocutt, president of the charity, explains how to access financial support from the Hair and Beauty Charity, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the charity, and details ways to offer support.
Nominated in 2020 and 2021 for the Wales Semi Permanent Makeup Specialist Of The Year award, leading brow artist Lorna Roythorne-Du Ross is the owner of RDR Microblading in North Wales. Here, she talks to Timely about her journey as a salon owner, relocating during lockdown, and the importance of seizing opportunities.
Winner of 41 eminent beauty industry and professional awards, Sam Pearce was this year awarded by BABTAC an honourable mention for her work during lockdown, and announced a BABTAC finalist in the 2021 Inspiring Beauty Awards, while last year she was named a Top 100 Beauty Influencer by Professional Beauty. Here, Sam, an active ambassador for mental wellness within the hair and beauty industry, talks to Timely about preventing burnout and about the launch of Low Ears; a safeguarding initiative and training qualification to protect the emotional wellbeing of industry professionals.
Salon industry icon Catherine Handcock is founder of Creative HEAD Magazine, director of the British Beauty Council, and managing director of The Industry. Here, she talks to Timely about progress, positivity, and post-COVID recovery.
For nearly forty years, Aromatherapy Associates has been supporting the wellbeing of people around the globe by bestowing the virtues of essential oils on physical and emotional wellbeing. Committed to helping both people and the planet, Aromatherapy Associates was last year awarded B Corp status; a level of certification given only to organisations that meet the highest standards of environmental and social impact. Here, Amy Bonfield, Aromatherapy Associates Education and Business Manager, talks to Timely about the benefits of aromatherapy, breathing exercises, and sleep.
A pioneer of organisational and social change, Mary Haddock-Staniland recently joined the Timely team as Chief People Inclusion Officer; the first role of its kind at an executive level in New Zealand. Mary, who sits on the board of a number of charities, is passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential and ensuring that everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources. Here, Mary talks about the importance of bringing your "true self" to work, and why all business owners must build and nurture inclusive environments.
As co-founder and director of the multi-award-winning Botanica Wellness Spa and Clinic in Melbourne, Sofie Gillard was one of the city’s many beauty industry professionals to endure over six months of lockdown closures in 2020. Here, she talks to Timely about launching new initiatives, preparing for reopening, and the positive outlook for post-pandemic business.
An entrepreneur, investor, and mentor, Haylee Benton is the owner of The Silver Fern Group, a portfolio of hair and beauty businesses, and the founder of PamperPad, the TripAdvisor of salons in the UK. Here, she talks to Timely about managing employee engagement during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic.