The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-24T06:33:10Z Are we travelling in right direction to cure our diseases? 2017-03-24T06:33:10Z are-we-travelling-in-right-direction-to-cure-our-diseases There are many medicines and advancements in treating diseases, but are we cured completely? I have a friend who suffered from severe tonsillitis. He had a surgery after which he faced endless pneumonias and bronchitis. Removing the protective barrier (tonsil tissue) has enabled a free-flow of germs and caused more inward infections. So what is the right cure?  A healing process should proceed from center to circumference says Homeopathic theory. When there is a skin disease,  suppression of the itching and rashes happens with conventional medicine and we are happy about it. But, the disease energy travels inward and gives rise to many other problems.  Confused? Alternative medicine and therapies come to our rescue here. Dr. Sajimon George is a devotee of Nature's healing powers. He is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Director of one of the successful alternative clinics in Melbourne, Australia -  Ayurclinic. He operates with ten different practitioners in Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Yoga. His association with Ayurveda began from his childhood and has firmly established the power of natural healing with the people of Australia.  Foxtel and Business View Oceania has recently featured his hard work and success. His passion towards natural healing has enabled him to gain the trust of many clients .  Finally it is worth a try for us all to believe in Nature. Try Ecostore’s new kids range for safer bath time fun 2017-03-24T04:48:26Z try-ecostore-s-new-kids-range-for-safer-bath-time-fun With foam to the max, and bubbles for a bit of trouble making, Ecostore’s new kids range makes bath time more fun than ever! The range includes a three in one conditioning shampoo and body wash for convenience and value, with over 500 pumps that kids can dispense themselves. There is also a bubble bath and a foaming handwash. The company has already had some great feedback from early product users: “It was fun for the kids to use, they even decided to wash themselves for the first time. Definitely made bath time easier!” “My kids love dispensing products themselves and found the packaging easy to use, with the right amount of product being dispensed at any one time.” Ecostore’s kids range is a great follow on from its well known baby range for newborns to two-plus, which has been in supermarkets for many years. Both ranges are kind to young skin because they use carefully chosen plant and mineral based ingredients. Kids will also love the fruity zing and pear pop fragrances in the kids range, and the cool characters that steal the show on the front and back of the bottle. Among the characters are Nabi the narwhal, the star of the bubble bath, and Moss the moa, who’s on the pear pop three in one. Check out the new range at Comfort-in™ – A Versatile Needle-free Injection System for Everybody 2017-03-22T06:22:04Z comfort-in-a-versatile-needle-free-injection-system-for-everybody What is the Comfort-in™? The Comfort-in™ is an easy to use, virtually pain-free, needle-free jet injector system, which eliminates the fear, pain, and danger of needles from the injection process. We believe it’s the most versatile injector on the market because it can be used by both professionals and patients at home for almost anything you would normally use a needle to inject. Common uses include insulin injections, use in dental clinics, vitamin injections such as methyl B12, with suffering from erectile dysfunction (ed), hormone therapy, growth hormones, IVF treatments, allergy shots, and so much more. As much as 25% of adults and up to 75% of children have needle-phobia. This contributes to situations where adult patients delay or forego treatment altogether, and physicians and other professionals such as dentists, are left in an awkward position of having to cause pain. Parents are left with the tough decision of causing their child pain, or not getting the proper medical care. Do you want an alternative to needle-based syringes – a more comfortable and calm solution for injecting medicine and supplements? The Comfort-in™ is your solution to a virtually painless injection rather than having to endure the fear and anticipation and pain of a needle. Economic and Environmental Impact The Comfort-in™ can be used for up to 10,000 injections – which makes it the longest lasting reusable needle-free injector that we know of in the market, while other devices are limited to as little as 1,000. The longer use life of the Comfort-in™ means less waste ending up in landfills, and lower overall cost for the consumer. Also, unlike needles, there are no special disposal requirements, so it could be broken down. Also, we do not use any gases or liquid propellants like. How do I get this revolutionary device? The Comfort-in™ needle-free injection system is available to the general public and to professionals around the world, for purchase online at You can also find them in pharmacies throughout Australia. The Comfort-in™ starter kit contains everything necessary to get started. Additional disposable components (such as syringes and adapters) can be purchased from pharmacies or online at How do I use Comfort-in™? You can visit for detailed instructions including videos. Every kit comes with an instruction manual, and additional manuals are available in other languages on our website.Some of the pharmacies in Australia also demonstrate the use for customers. Some of the pharmacies in Australia who carry the Comfort-in™ also demonstrate the use for customers. How does Comfort-in™ work? Liquid medications are transferred into the needle-free nozzle/syringe via adapters. There are 5 different adapters available to suit all types of injectable liquid from any type of pen, vial or cartridge. The needle-free nozzle/syringe can contain up to 0.5ml per single injection. After loading the injector, the liquid medication in the nozzle/syringe is propelled effortlessly as a small jet into the body via a spring-action. The liquid medication disperses into the subcutaneous tissue via the path of least resistance, in a cone-like shape. There are no sharp needles penetrating through delicate skin and tissue. This reduces the likelihood of tissue damage, the formation of scar tissue and the chance of developing lipohypertrophy (lumps under the skin caused by multiple injections in the same area of skin over an extended period of time or re-using the same needle without correct sterilisation). This is a common issue for sufferers of Type 1 Diabetes. The Comfort-in™ needle-free injection is fast, safe, quickly absorbed by the body and ‘virtually’ painless.   Who is Comfort-in™ Australia? Needle-phobia and the discomfort of ongoing needle injections is a real barrier for many people who require ongoing medical care. Comfort-in™ is here for those people, whatever their needs may be. We are committed to providing reliable needle-less injection technology to both professionals and private users alike and we aren’t going anywhere!Those who are familiar with needle-free technology will be aware that in the last two decades, a number of companies around the world declared an interest in developing ‘needle-free’ injector systems. What has happened to them? Some went bankrupt and some couldn’t keep up with supply demands. One sold their jet injector technology to a massive syringe and needle manufacturer who put it on a back shelf, another to a pharmaceutical company requiring a prescription and limited use and availability. We are proud to stand by our commitment to continue to provide the Comfort-in™ to the general public as well as professionals. We have no intention of selling to syringe or needle companies, or pharmaceutical companies that would restrict your access to this revolutionary product. Learn more at Australians turn to new US ‘double chin’ treatment to boost self-confidence 2017-03-21T00:19:27Z australians-turn-to-new-us-double-chin-treatment-to-boost-self-confidence SYDNEY, 21 MARCH 2017 - Australian men and women are following their US counterparts and opting for Kybella(1), a new, non-surgical treatment that reduces the look of a ‘double chin’ to create sleeker, better defined facial features.   Recent global studies suggest that over half of women (55%(2)) and 40% of men(2), are bothered by fullness under the chin, or a 'double chin', with many changing their behaviour to hide the problem.   35% of people admit to shying away from photos, and 35% avoid video chats and conference calls because they are self-conscious about their double chin. 29% of men admit to growing a beard to hide the under chin area.   Globally, almost three quarters (74%) of women said they make the effort to look good primarily for themselves(2), with 42% saying that when considering cosmetic surgery, boosting their self-confidence was just as important to them as improving sagging skin(3).   Developed in the US, Kybella(1) is a new ‘double chin’ treatment requiring no surgical intervention. Fat cells under the chin are reduced through two to four quick injections spaced over a six to eight week period with no downtime required.   In Australia, the cosmetic industry is worth an estimated $1 billion annually(4) with facial procedures among the most popular treatments.   Medical Director at Cosmetic MD, Dr Herbert Hooi is one of the first medical practitioners in Australia to offer the Kybella treatment at his Sydney based clinic.   "Until recently, the main treatment option for the 'double chin' was surgical liposuction. But Kybella requires no surgery with only a few simple injections. Both men and women are having this treatment to achieve a more defined and sleeker chin and neck area," Dr Hooi explains.   "Treatment takes just 30 minutes, so patients experience no downtime and can return to normal activities and work straight away."   "For many of our patients, the plump area under the chin or a 'double chin' can cause them stress and anxiety when facing social groups. The Kybella treatment offers them a relatively quick fix that will help them be more confident in their appearance."   Sydney marketing professional, Michelle Flynn (42 years), has undergone Kybella treatment and says she now feels happier and more confident when going out.   "My chin area always bothered me, but I didn't want to have surgery. I work long hours, so when Kybella became available in Australia I knew that this treatment was a better option for me because it meant hardly any time away from work," Ms Flynn explains.   "I feel more confident now about the shape of my face and it makes me feel younger."   The active ingredient in Kybella is a naturally occurring substance made in the liver that assists in the digestion of  dietary fat. When injected into areas of unwanted fat, it  helps the body to metabolise and filter away this fat.   Kybella has been studied over 10 years and has been used safely in over 2,600 patients in worldwide clinical trials.   For more information visit   ENDS Media Contact: Maria Crema, m: 0402 239 929, e:  More about Dr. Hooi and Cosmetic MD: The owner and Medical Director of cosmetic MD, Dr Hooi has followed a singular path towards Cosmetic Medicine. With degrees in law, medicine and further specialisation in Emergency Medicine, he has a thorough grounding in all facets of acute medicine.  Dr. Hooi became interested in cosmetic procedures in 1990 and pursues his passion for cosmetic medicine in private practice in Telopea, Sydney. Dr Hooi’s training and experience led to his award as a Foundation Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine in 2009. Dr. Hooi is also recognised as an expert in the revolutionary IncontiLaseTM procedure, offering a non-invasive answer to the significant and debilitating problem of incontinence. Dr Hooi regularly presents workshops on platelet rich plasma (PRP) and has been an invited speaker at a number of domestic (LCMC, Cosmetex, A5M) and international (Biobridge Venice) conferences on aesthetic medicine.   Sources:   (1) Kybella is known by a different brand name in Australia. This is approved in Australia for the treatment of fat cell reduction under the chin (2)  New Survey Reveals Impact Of Double Chin On Self-Perception And Behavior (3) Allergan 2016: Changing Faces of Beauty (4) The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery Myths Busted, 2015   NEW HOLY GRAIL NUDE MINERAL ESSENTIALS SET 2017-03-20T04:55:08Z new-holy-grail-nude-mineral-essentials-set Adorn Cosmetics releases its Nude Mineral Essentials set, containing must-haves for every woman who worships at the altar of ‘I’m wearing makeup, but I’m not’ – the naturally luxurious, effortlessly polished look. This holy grail set contains Adorn’s cult must-haves: Liquid Lumiere Mineral Illuminiser, Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturiser, Rich Pigment Loose Mineral Eye Shadows in Base and Topaz, Nude Mineral & Organic Lipstick, and Nude Mineral & Organic Lip Gloss. Adorn's inimitable, NEW pure mineral Liquid Lumiere Mineral Illuminiser is a multi-functional beauty superstar- a natural looking peachy gold highlighter that emulates the radiance of healthy skin, enhancing it with a gorgeous, non-toxic glow. Adorn’s organic, Anti-Aging Organic Tinted Moisturiser naturally formulated with certified organic Coconut Oil and soothing Marshmallow extract, is rich in anti-aging and healing Vitamins A, C and E, to not only give a healthy glow, but also rapidly hydrate and moisturise skin. The Rich Pigment Loose Mineral Eye Shadows in Base and Topaz, are the perfect nude, natural, and earthy shades for women who not only covet bare faced beauty, but also desire eye shadows with staying power they don’t need to touch up, even when going from day-to-night. Adorn’s eco-luxe, cruelty free, Nude Mineral and Organic Lipstick, enriched with Jojoba Seed Oils and Shea Butter, is soft and gentle on lips, with a creamy, flawless finish that feels as luxurious as its looks.Adorn’s super popular Nude Mineral and Organic Lip Gloss Classic is a beauty staple, formulated with certified Orange Peel and Jojoba Seed Oil and a shiny, smooth but non-sticky finish. - ENDS -    Media Notes Nude Mineral Essentials, RRP $144.00   High-res imagery ·       Product samples are available on request   CHEAP VS EXPENSIVE COSMETICS. BUT WHAT’S THE REAL COST? 2017-03-20T04:51:21Z cheap-vs-expensive-cosmetics-but-what-s-the-real-cost CHEAP VS EXPENSIVE COSMETICS. BUT WHAT’S THE REAL COST? We live in a world of instant gratification. But what if in women’s pursuit for beauty, they are making compromises they can't afford to make. When it comes to cheap versus expensive makeup, what if the real cost isn’t the price tag? Popular beauty features in media often compare cheap versus luxe cosmetics. Which side of the face was created with low cost brands versus the high end ones? Women love playing along, because they don't like being duped. But what if they’re actually being duped by the question, because what they should be asking is what is the real cost of these cosmetics? Choosing cheap cosmetics to look good today, but sacrificing their skin tomorrow. Saving now but paying later, not just by forgetting to question the harmful ingredients in cheap cosmetics, but whether animals have needlessly suffered at the hands of cosmetic brands who still unnecessarily test on animals, if children or factory workers overseas were exploited for labour (often with fatal consequences), or if the production of their cosmetics negatively impacted the environment. And what if informed women are especially being duped, when they don't realise they are choosing imposters masquerading as natural or ethical, but still actually contain harmful ingredients that can compromise their skin and health, or actually say they are against animal testing but still sell from within China where animal testing is compulsory. Adorn Cosmetics was established with founder, Briony Kennedy’s passion and unwavering vision to revolutionise the beauty industry by empowering women with healthy and ethical cosmetics choices without compromising on quality. Adorn’s eco-luxe cosmetics are Choose Cruelty Free and Vegan certified, sustainably produced with innovative environmentally friendly practices, certified Toxic free so women don’t compromise their health in their pursuit of beauty, and Australian made and owned to ensure no child is ever abused for labour in illegal overseas mines, or anyone has had to work in inhumane factory conditions. - ENDS -   Media Notes   Briony Kennedy, Adorn Cosmetics founder and CEO is available for interview and comment. NEW BEAUTY ESSENTIALS FOR PLANE TRAVEL 2017-03-20T04:48:10Z new-beauty-essentials-for-plane-travel NEW BEAUTY ESSENTIALS FOR PLANE TRAVEL With a new optimal 100ml size for hand luggage regulations, Adorn Cosmetics Bulgarian Rose Hydrating Mist is an essential skincare travel staple that effortlessly maintains moisture levels whilst flying. Distilled from 100% pure, fresh rose petals and certified toxin free, this naturally fragranced, luxurious hydrating mist will help combat cabin conditions to protect skin from the damaging effects of dehydration.   Suitable for both dry and oily skin, the pH level of 4.5 to 5.5 of Adorn’s premium grade Rosewater will maintain skin's optimal pH balance to keep skin supremely hydrated. Misting mid-flight will also comfort and cool skin, providing relief from low humidity in the plane.   The convenience of hydration in a spray makes it an easy and beautiful in-flight ritual to prevent dry, flaky and itchy skin- especially for frequent flyers whose skin can suffer from long term damaging effects of dehydration. The divine, aromatic properties of Rose will also soothe traveller’s weary senses, helping them to unwind and relax into their flight. Passengers arrive at their destination feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with soft, dewy, radiant looking skin.Adorn Cosmetics’ natural and organic Bulgarian Rose Hydrating Mist is Choose Cruelty Free, Vegan, and Toxic Free certified. It’s free from synthetic fragrances and colours, Palm Oil, Mineral Oils, parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, nano particles, and skin irritating fillers such as Talc, Rice Powder, Clay and Itchy Bismuth.   - ENDS -         Media Notes   ·      Adorn Cosmetics, Bulgarian Rose Hydrating Mist, RRP $50.00 ·      High-res imagery available upon request.   ·      Product samples available on request. NEW Liquid Lumiere Mineral Illuminiser 2017-03-20T04:39:14Z new-liquid-lumiere-mineral-illuminiser Adorn Cosmetic’s inimitable, NEW pure mineral Liquid Lumiere Mineral Illuminiser is a multi-functional, natural looking peachy gold highlighter that emulates the radiance of healthy skin, enhancing it with a gorgeous, non-toxic glow.   Made with 100% pure minerals, it’s not only super long wearing, but also super long lasting. A little of Adorn’s new Liquid Lumiere Mineral Illuminiser will go a very long way - outlasting other mineral products that claim to be natural, but use cheap bulking agents and fillers.    A multi-purpose superstar, it can be worn alone for effortless, on-the-go beauty to enhance skin’s natural radiance and a healthier looking complexion.   It can also be gently buffed into the skin with Adorn’s Cruelty Free Kabuki Brush, and either Adorn’s Hydration+ Skin Primer & Moisturiser fragranced with Rosewater, or Anti Ageing Loose Mineral Foundation.   For added highlight, emphasise specific areas such as temples, cheekbones, middle of the forehead, under brows, collar bones, or lip bow for fuller lips.   Adorn’s Liquid Lumiere Mineral Illuminiser is also cruelty free, Vegan certified, and free from Palm Oil, Mineral Oils, parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, nano particles, synthetic fragrances and colours, and skin irritating fillers such as Talc, Rice Powder, Clay and Itchy Bismuth. - ENDS -  7 Ways to Create Quirky and Fun Kids’ Rooms 2017-03-20T01:18:17Z 7-ways-to-create-quirky-and-fun-kids-rooms These days there is no end to the cool, quirky and fun style parents can inject into their kids’ rooms. Designer and DIY parents alike are keen to add magic to their little ones’ special spaces and these hot trends are sure to inspire. To stay on trend with the latest kids’ room trends, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips: 1. Neon Colour Pops – Neon is back! We love the fun way in which neon accents can add zing to any kids’ space. But beware! Use in moderation to avoid overpowering the room. 2. Shared Spaces – Space is at a premium these days and whether you have decided your little ones should share for that reason, or merely for the fun that sharing with your sibling can offer, shared spaces don’t have to be rigid in design. 3. Geometric Patterns – The geometric trend isn’t going anywhere! We love how these bold graphic prints and patterns are becoming a classic look but also add a playful but ordered style to the space. They can easily be adapted to any gender and also suit-shared spaces. Removable wallpaper is a great way to add some geometrics! 4. Monochrome – Monochrome is the new neutral! This palette is cool and edgy while also remaining classic in style. Using bold prints, beloved icons, like our friend Miffy or Nordic/wilderness influences, make this trend perfect for nurseries to teen rooms. 5. Outside In – The spirit of adventure is strong for little people, so it is only natural they love spaces that reflect this. The use of versatile wallpapers makes it easy to create a magical space. Bold wallpapers can be limited to one wall so it doesn’t overwhelm the room. 6. Playhouse Beds – Forget dollhouses! We love playhouses and cubby beds almost as much as kids do! No matter if it’s for sleeping or as a reading nook, playhouse beds are fun for any child. We love the DIY version of this teepee bed by blogger and mummy Sarah of Hello Bowsers. 7. Designer Furniture – When it comes to selecting furniture for any part of your home, well designed and functional is a must, so buying for your child’s room is no exception. For a long time kids’ bedroom furniture was limited to one or the other. Pioneers like Lilly and Lolly changed that and Incy Interiors has both beautiful and long-lasting pieces. For further information please go to: New Real Techniques Diamond Sponge 2017-03-13T22:50:46Z new-real-techniques-diamond-sponge The hugely popular Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection™ adds its first sponge to the collection – introducing the Miracle Diamond Sponge. Designed by internationally renowned professional makeup artists and beauty vloggers, Sam and Nic Chapman, the new sponge offers precision application when blending shadow. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager of Chemcorp International, says, “We’re pleased to announce this gorgeous new sponge is now available in Australia! The Bold Metals Collection has been popular since launching in July 2015, and we expect this sponge will be loved just as much! The marble swirl pattern is very on-trend, too.” The multi-faceted Miracle Diamond Sponge is designed to work with multiple products on different areas of your face. No two sponges are alike – each has its own unique swirl design. How to use the new Miracle Diamond Sponge: TOP: Buff and blend out makeup for a flawless finish LARGER FLAT SIDES: Function as a wedge to apply makeup to larger areas like the forehead and cheeks SMALLER FLAT SIDES: Great for precision contouring around the eyes, mouth and brow bone POINTED TIP: Covers small imperfections Use the sponge damp for dewy application and dry for full coverage powders. For best results and hygiene, it is recommended to replace the sponge every 1 – 3 months. The new Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection™ Miracle Diamond Sponge is available now for an RRP of $24.99 at Priceline and online at New 1000 Hour Instant Brows: Eyebrow Mascara 2017-03-13T05:10:41Z new-1000-hour-instant-brows-eyebrow-mascara 1000 Hour is excited to announce the launch of their brush-on tinted eyebrow mascara. Now you can create beautiful brows in an instant! Enhance your beauty with brows that frame your face and define your eyes. 1000 Hour Instant Brows provides buildable, long-wearing colour. The coloured gel tints the brows to provide a natural, even and comfortable hold, whilst the buildable colour boosts brow depth. The light gel base tames and sets eyebrows for naturally full and defined arches. It is easily applied with the mascara wand without the clumping and flaking. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager at Chemcorp International says, “Brows can make or break an entire makeup look. Bold brows are very on-trend right now; and I don’t think we’re going to see them disappear anytime soon! Brow products are now an essential for beauty enthusiasts right through to the professional makeup artist. “There was so much demand for this product to be developed. It’s so convenient to be able to pull the wand out of your bag for a quick and easy application. Plus, the Clear is fantastic to groom and set even if you already tint your brows.” adds Erica. 1000 Hour Instant Brows application steps: Choose the 1000 Hour Eyebrow Mascara that best matches your natural brow/hair colour Apply using light upward and outward strokes to define the shape Gently blend with the tip to the outer edge to form an arch To remove simply use cleanser or makeup remover 1000 Hour Instant Brows is available in four shades: black/dark brown, medium brown, light brown/blonde and clear. 1000 Hour Instant Brows is available now for a RRP of $9.99 at Priceline and online at International icons heading Down Under for the hair industry’s event of the year 2017-03-08T04:38:09Z international-icons-heading-down-under-for-the-hair-industry-s-event-of-the-year Wednesday 8 March 2017, Sydney: He’s worked the tresses of Lady Gaga; set global hair trends on the runways of fashion houses like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Stella McCartney; and worked on editorial campaigns for designers like Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, and Giorgio Armani. Lauded as a true visionary of the industry, hairstylist Eugene Souleiman will grace Australia’s shores in June for a rare appearance at Hair Expo Australia, where he will take stylists through his unique approach to cutting and styling during a masterclass in partnership with Mizutani Scissors. Joining the stellar line-up at Hair Expo 2017, Hollywood colourist and social media superstar Guy Tang will return to Australia on the Olaplex World Tour, following his celebrated appearance at Hair Expo 2016 in Melbourne. Guy has amassed a following of “#HairBesties”, with more than 1.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, 1.3 million Facebook followers, and 1.9 million followers on Instagram. These hair groupies follow Guy’s uniquely whimsical and vibrant hair colour tutorials, many of which go viral with styles like Unicorn Hair and Phoenix Neon Glowing Hair. This year, Sydneysiders will have their turn to witness Guy’s colour mastery in the flesh during a creative session in partnership with Olaplex and Haircare Australia. In an ode to the popularity of barbering, the illustrious Scumbags of Rotterdam, the Schorem Barbers, will also visit Hair Expo Australia in June to showcase their unique approach to classic men’s barbering in partnership with Reuzel and Haircare Australia. The subjects of social media fanfare, the barbers are known to have queues lasting up to five hours outside their small Rotterdam barbershop, as men from around the world wait for a turn in one of their coveted barber chairs. Hands-on learning with hair heroes Hairdressers will have bucket-list opportunities at Hair Expo Australia 2017, with the chance to participate in intimate workshops with hair legends in a live setting. Direct from the UK, Mark Hayes and Edward Darley of Sassoon will lead three exclusive technical skills workshops, which will be limited to just 12 people. Stylists will have a never-before-offered opportunity to learn directly from some of the best in the international hair education industry. Also offering more personal, intimate education for hairdressers at Hair Expo is reality television star and expert business advisor, Tabatha Coffey of ‘Tabatha Takes Over’. Tabatha will take four roundtable classes limited to just 12 people per session, where she will consult on key business considerations from staff motivation and leadership; to how to best use social media to improve the success of your business and reach the right customers. These hands-on learning opportunities have been designed to equip business owners and salon managers with the tools to ensure guaranteed commercial success. Hair Expo Australia Event Director, Julia Erben, says “We are so thrilled to be back in Sydney this year at our brand new venue, which is complemented by exciting options to learn from some of the most iconic artists in the world of hair. This group of legendary talent from around the globe can’t wait to come to Hair Expo 2017, making this year’s program a firework of ideas and inspiration. It’s high time that Sydney gets back its very own Festival of Hair!” Three nights of hair couture, never to be seen again Be swept away by the art of hairdressing during Hair Expo Australia’s popular evening events, which have received a restyle in 2017. On Saturday 10 June, the new Masters of Hair grand stage will present intimate insights into the minds and craft of the biggest names in the industry, including Mark Hayes and Edward Darley of Sassoon; 2016 Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Frank Apostolopoulos; Tabatha Coffey; the teacher of all teachers, Sharon Blain; Jayne Wild with her legendary poppets; and 2016 Hair Expo New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year, Danny Pato, among others. On Sunday night, the GenNext Gala, designed to provide a platform for up-and-coming talent in the hair industry, will be injected with inspiration from our favourite reality TV shows (think ‘The X-Factor’ and ‘The Voice’), pairing eight creative teams with four sets of mentors who will guide them to success. Mentors for this year include Dmitri Papas and Justin Pace; Caterina Di Biase; Emiliano and Lisa Vitale; and Stevie English. On Monday night, the pinnacle event for the hair community – the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Gala – will announce the winners of the distinguished Hair Expo Awards while the crowds are entertained by a spectacular Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks show. Expo space nearly sold out In 2017, Hair Expo is thrilled to be back in Sydney at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, where visitors will be able to see and try the latest products from brands like De Lorenzo, Olaplex, Oribe, R+Co., TIGI, Glampalm, Trichovedic, Wahl, Mizutani, and Napoleon Perdis, among others. After Hair Expo saw a 35 per cent increase in visitors and 30 per cent increase in exhibitors in 2016 when held in Melbourne for the first time, the 2017 event is set to be bigger than ever, with 85 per cent of floor space already sold at a bigger venue. ENDS Notes to editors: Hair Expo Australia is the premier trade event for hair professionals and will take place from Saturday 10 to Monday 12 June (Queen’s Birthday long weekend) at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. The full programme, event registration, and early bird tickets are now available at For interview requests, imagery and further details, please contact Belinda Craigie: ; +61 (0)2 9422 2986 How to find the right property stylist for your home 2017-03-08T03:59:04Z how-to-find-the-right-property-stylist-for-your-home Not all property stylists are the same. Cameron Nicholls, Founder and Principal of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents provides his tips to match-make the right property to the stylist. Engage more than one – It’s better to have at least two or more who have different styles and looks. Let them work their magic – You don’t need to be there, they are the experts so let them do what they do best. Remember you can use existing items – Stylists can work with existing furniture and simply add some sparkle, colour and freshen up. Make sure there is and extension option – Just incase the auction or campaign doesn’t run to plan you need a buffer. Have options – Budget and premium stylists and or packages. “You wouldn’t wear Dior to the rugby so make sure you find the appropriate match when it comes to presenting a property,” says Nicholls. Decadent Bathrooms – DIY tips that won’t break the bank! 2017-03-06T02:49:26Z decadent-bathrooms-diy-tips-that-won-t-break-the-bank Bathrooms are no longer merely functional spaces lacking personality! Introducing the new 2017 bathroom, where we are spending more and more time on beauty application, personal care, detoxing and de-stressing. To stay on trend with the latest bathroom trends, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top tips. Justine’s top 9 DIY tips for decadent bathrooms that won’t break the bank: Tap Ware Feature – Make a statement! Consider matt black, gold or rose gold tap ware for an on-trend statement feature. Upsized Tiles – Use large floor tiles and repeat the floor tiling as a feature wall to create a modern and glamorous look bathroom. Gloss Away – Choose a darker colour or gloss finish for your floor or feature tile to create a luxurious feeling. Neutral Palette – Opt for a neutral palette so your bathroom won’t date quickly. Floating Design – The “floating” design element is popular with vanities now and it a great way to create the illusion of space. Oversized Mirror – An easy and affordable way to enhance the sense of scale and space in the bathroom. Natural Material – Introducing natural material like marble will always give your bathroom and upmarket and glamorous feeling. Metallic Accessories – Scented candles, gold bowls for soaps and beautiful hanging feature lighting pendants give a glam pop. Accent Colours – Introduce accent colours with bath towels and flowers to help add decadence to the bathroom. For further tips and information go to: Can sharks be taught not to attack humans? 2017-03-05T19:00:59Z can-sharks-be-taught-not-to-attack-humans Shark Attack Training Can sharks be taught not to attack humans? Shark Shield, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent technology, is challenging the status quo by posting the question ‘Can sharks be taught not to attack humans?’ at the upcoming International Surfing Symposium. Held on Monday, 13th and Tuesday 14th March on the Gold Coast Australia, Shark Shield Managing Director Lindsay Lyon will pose the question as part of a panel discussion with some of the world’s leading shark experts. “In psychology, classical conditioning is best known from the experiments by Ivan Pavlov where a stimulus was presented and then the dog was given food, after a few repetitions when the stimulus was presented the dog would salivate without food,” Lindsay says. “CSRIO scientists have noted that tracked sharks often follow the same route annually stopping at the same beaches along the way, literally to the day. Could the longer-term use of proven electrical deterrents on surfboards over time generate a conditional response in sharks? “If a shark’s electrical receptors spasm uncontrollably from the FREEDOM+ Surf electrical deterrent every time it swims by a surf break, will it stop swimming by that particular break. Can electrical deterrents be used to teach sharks to avoid humans?” Lyon hypothesizes. In 2016 the UWA Ocean’s Institute released the third independent scientific research paper proving Shark Shield as the only device that effectively turns sharks away. This peer-reviewed paper showed adventure sport participants can significantly remove risk in activities like diving, spearfishing, kayaking and surfing. In reviewing the UWA research, The Australian Geographic magazine wrote “Great White Shark deterrent almost 100% effective.” In 2012, Dr Charlie Huveneers from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and Flinders University tested the effectiveness of Shark Shield. Part of this independent scientific testing used a seal decoy off the coast of South Africa, with white sharks consistently aborting shark attack charges on a seal decoy with the Shark Shield device turned on. Dr Vic Peddemors, a renowned shark scientist who has been working with sharks since 1987, was also involved in statistical testing of Shark Shield’s effectiveness back in 2003 in South Africa on white sharks. During this testing it was shown that by using a Shark Shield the probability of an attack was reduced from 0.70 to 0.08 with no sharks taking the bait during testing. Choice Magazine, an independent leading Australian Consumer Research organization, published their own review of shark deterrents in January 2016 confirming Shark Shield as the only deterrent with scientific evidence of its effectiveness. “Shark Shield’s effectiveness is as proven as Pavlovian theory, the theory of teaching sharks has significant merit and it’s now a case of working with the scientific community and governments to test it, and in the process make a difference to improving local economies and tourism without sacrificing human or marine life,” added Lyon. Click here to see an animated video demonstrating how the FREEDOM+ Surf creates a protective electrical field which is proven to turn sharks away. About Shark Shield Shark Shield is for professional adventurers. It is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for locating food. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electrical waveform turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors. Used by professionals, such as navies around the world, Shark Shield is a safety device providing peace of mind, while supporting the conservation of sharks. If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield. For further information or to set up and interview with Lindsay Lyon from Shark Shield, please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: +61 2 9571 4448 / +61 423 833 814 or