The 2016 Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA) was held on Sunday 21st August at Darling Harbour in Sydney. The ABIA’s have cemented their position as the Oscars of the beauty industry and with a growing number of entrants each year, they are clearly seen as the benchmark of excellence and the most sought after accolade for salons and spas in Australia (guest attending the gala were up 30% from last year).

Spectrum Science & Beauty were again proud to be major sponsors of the awards and look forward to continuing to support the ABIA awards and the industry next year. On behalf of Spectrum we would like to congratulate all the finalists and winners of each category this year. Spectrum’s Managing Director presented the award for Salon Manager/Co-Ordinator of the Year and would like to congratulate Ella King from Cove Spa for winning this award.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2016 ABIA:

Best Beauty Salon (5 Treatment rooms or more)

Simply Elegant


Best Beauty Salon (4 Treatment rooms or less)

The Temple Skincare


Best Day Spa

Bodhi J


Tanning Salon/Service of the Year

Nabu Bronzing Bar


Make Up Artist of the Year

Alana Mevissen


Beauty Therapist of the Year

Daniela Boerma, Bliss Day Spa


Business Director/Owner of the Year

Rene Thorpe, The Temple Skincare


Salon Manager/Co-Ordinator of the Year

Sponsored by Spectrum Science and Beauty

Ella King, Cove Spa


Best Marketing

Keturah Day Spa


Salon Team of the Year

Miss Kit


Best Customer Care

Cove Spa


Educator of the Year (Individual)

Andrew Christie, Lipservice Consulting


Educator of the Year (Organisation)

Cameron-Jane Make Up Design


WINNERS – State Wholesaler of the Year

VIC/TAS: EFB Salon Supplies

WA/NT: Prestige Salon Supplies

SA: SA Beauty Supplies

NSW/ACT: The Beauty Warehouse

QLD: Profile Salon Supplies


Australian Wholesaler of the Year

The Beauty Warehouse


Special Recognition Award

Beauty on Latrobe


Hall of Fame

Cameron Jane Thomas


Spectrum have been a major sponsor of the awards for a number of years now and it is great to see year after year the growth of the awards and how it is now embraced by the industry as the awards that set the benchmark of excellence.

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