Home' INSTYLE Magazine : INSTYLE JULAUG 2015 Contents NAPOLEON PERDIS PULLS OUT OF AMERICAN
AFTER ELEVEN YEARS in the infamously gruelling American
market, Napoleon Perdis is withdrawing both his products and his
personnel from the world’s largest cosmetic industry.
Positively, this will shift an even larger focus to Napoleon’s Australian
business, which turns over more than seven times the retail sales of the
brand’s American market. The next phase will also see Napoleon Perdis
expand to the Middle East and through South East Asia as a whole.
The cons come in the form of the unavoidable collateral damage, where
120 Napoleon Perdis employees have lost their jobs.
“By the end of the financial year there will be nothing left in America,”
Napoleon shared. “But you know, we survived there for 11 years, we
survived the greatest economic collapse America has seen in generations.
But even with the millions of dollars we were investing into America, we
were barely scratching the surface. It is such a huge and complex market,
it just did not make sound commercial sense to keep going”.
2015 ANNUAL WAGE INCREASE
A VITAL ANNOUNCEMENT for all salon employees and
employers has been explained by the Hair and Beauty
Australia Industry Association (HABA).
Each year the minimum wage for employees under the
national workplace system is reviewed, and this year has
been increased by 2.5 per cent. This has come into effect as
of the first pay period starting on or after July 1, and could
be an essential factor in the finance of your salon or your
The 2.5 per cent increase considers a number of factors
including the current economical climate including the
reduction in i nflation and wages growth, CPI index,
unemployment rate, the cost of living within Australia
as well as submissions which were made to review each
award on a case by case basis.
SALON CONCEPTS AWARDED
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR
SALON CONCEPTS WAS awarded International
Distributor of the Year at the recent Paris Presents global
conference. The exclusive distributor represents the Real
Techniques and Eco Tools brands in Australia and beyond.
“We were thrilled to receive the award, especially
considering the size of the Australian market and the growth
that we have seen for the Real Techniques and Eco Tools
brands. It just shows Australian women love the brands,”
John Fisher, Salon Concepts Owner and Founder shared.
Paris Presents assessed companies on four behaviours.
Firstly, exceeding targets – Salon Concepts grew 132 per cent
last year. Growth acceleration was another big indicator, with
Salon Concepts adding more than 900 new distribution
points into the Australian hair market. They’ve also focused
the company externally, developing new relationships with
Asian distributors, and fulfil the critical fourth behaviour,
‘just getting started’, with their big start to 2015.
SHU UEMURA ART SERIES EXHIBITION
THE ELITE OF Sydney’s hair industry gathered to celebrate Shu Uemura’s
Limited Edition Art Series Collaboration at the China Heights Gallery in
Surry Hills. The intimate exhibition showcased the progressive work of
Australian artists Emma Mulholland, Andrew A rcher, and Dean Carlyle,
as well as a performance art installation by Wild Life Hair’s Jayne Wild.
The industrial space was the ideal setting for a Japanese-themed
celebration of contemporary art. Emma, Andrew, and Dean were each
hand-picked by Shu Uemura to design a limited edition bottle for its
highly anticipated collaboration which launched in June.
Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oil shampoo, a cult favourite among salons,
now has three new looks. Emma Mulholland’s surreal green iguana
design draws on her extensive experience as an in-demand designer
with an eye for colour and prints. A nd rew A rcher used his signature
fluid lines and eclectic illustration genius to create a fierce Tokyo-style
print, and Dean Carlyle’s background as an inkmaster gave rise to his
flawless, traditional tattoo-inspired image.
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