Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Dear Members,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia on Friday 8th December 2017. The AGM will be held at the APAA National Office located at 18 Rusty Plum Court, Reedy Creek , Qld 4227 at 6.00pm (Qld time).

The current Directors have ensured that the Association has operated to the highest ethical standards and has taken all steps to ensure that APAA continues to survive well into the future. We can assure you that the commitment of the Directors has been to execute their responsibilities with decorum and integrity for the benefit of the members and for the betterment of the industry. We continue to provide the industry with strong and credible foundation for its continued growth and longevity.

This year THREE of your serving Directors will be re-standing for election. They are:

  • Dr Anne-Marie Marynycz – President
  • Damien Booth– Treasurer
  • Vanessa Howard – Secretary

I encourage you to re-elect past serving Directors who have indicated they wish to stand for re-election. Their proven expertise in contributing to the process of an effective Board environment and the fulfilment of their responsibilities makes them trustworthy candidates. Joining them, the new candidates will contribute to fresh new ideas for the effective governance of the APAA. Please carefully consider your choices and vote accordingly.

I enclose the following documents:

  1. AGM Agenda – items of business
  2. Nomination Form
  3. Proxy Form. Complete and return the Proxy Form and to direct voting for the Board the supplementary Proxy Form will be available on the APAA Members site at: No later than 48 hours before the AGM ie Wednesday 6th December at 5.00pm QLD time.

The Annual Financial Report will be available for members to view on request at the APAA Head Office.

The current Memorandum and Articles of the Association is available for members to view on request at the APAA Head Office.

Nominations for the Board close on Friday1st December 2017. A complete list of candidates will be available after this date on the APAA website. To direct your proxy on how to vote on the re-election or election of Directors you should complete the supplementary Proxy Form which will be available for downloading from the APAA Members website: This will be available for downloading after30th November 2017. If you are unable to attend the meeting please remember to complete your Proxy Form and return it to the APAA Head Office, 18 Rusty Plum Court, Reedy Creek , Qld 4227 or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Your Proxy Form needs to be lodged no later than Wednesday 6th December at 5.00pm (Qld time) or 18 Rusty Plum Court, Reedy Creek, Qld 4227.

For catering purposes please notify us if you will be attending the AGM by phoning us on (07) 5575 9364 or email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Wednesday 6th December ,2017 by 5.00pm.

Kindest Regards

Dr Anne-Marie Marynycz

National President

Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia.


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Melbourne College of Cosmetic Tattooing

The APAA would like to congratulate Kelly Stuart of the Melbourne College of Cosmetic Tattooing for acquiring their National Accreditation as an approved RTO for the provision of Cosmetic Tattoo Services.

The college is a credit to Kelly Stuart and to her accomplished trainers in providing the best service in this modality in Melbourne.

Please visit the Melbourne College of Cosmetic Tattooing on it’s Facebook Page as well as its corporate website page to enrol in the Treatments offered at the College.

The College provides both Credited and Non-accredited courses to anyone wishing to study this modality.

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Queensland Beauty Training Academy offers Cosmetic Tattoo

Queensland Beauty Training Academy offers a personalised and tailor made training for Beginners wanting to learn Cosmetic Tattoo as well as for post graduates wishing to further enhance their skills in Cosmetic Tattoo.

The Trainer is Judith Juhasz who is an internationally acclaimed Cosmetic Tattoo teacher.

She trains each student in a small and helpful learning environment and ensures each graduate is confident and is able to perform the treatment to a high degree of service for each client.

The APAA recognises Queensland Beauty Training Academy as a provider for Cosmetic Tattoo services in Queensland.

Additionally you may purchase all Tattoo inks from Judith who is the sole importer of the Cosmetic Tattoo inks from the USA in her business.

Please visit Queensland Beauty Training Academy on their official website: for all your training requirements.

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Deadline Extended: Women's Leadership Development Scholarships

Hi Anne-Marie,
You may already be aware that a pool of scholarship funding has currently been provisioned for women in the beauty sector to participate in a range of leadership development courses.
Following feedback from stakeholders and creditors, a one week extension to the scholarship nomination cut-off has been approved.

Any of your members or contacts still wishing to submit a nomination now have until June 16 to do so, and expressions of interest can be registered via this link:  

The fee support opportunity provides women with funding of between $3,000 and $8,000 which has to be allocated prior to the end of this financial year (June 30). The grants will not be available for the beauty sector in the foreseeable future.

Below is some wording that would be appropriate in support of the project. If you could let me know whether you will be able to send this to your members/contacts or include in your newsletter it would be sincerely appreciated.
We thank Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia in advance for your support and involvement with this important developmental initiative. 
Kind regards,
Alistair Young
Women & Leadership Australia  
D 03 9270 9032                         
P 1300 138 037 | F 1300 451 031 |
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A  Level 9, 607 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Suggested message to your members/networks:


Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s beauty sector.

The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of this financial year (June 30).

Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to June 16, 2017:

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Considering a career in Permanent Makeup?

Visit Purebeau at the Beauty Expo Australia to learn about their devices and their training academy. Founded by Sara Naderi, Purebeau Australia is the official distributor of the high quality German engineered devices and pigments. Sara has over 20 years experience teaching and performing cosmetic tattooing across the globe and is always excited to teach the latest techniques.

For more information visit

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Beauty Expo 2016 - 20% discount off your Beauty Expo entry tickets

Beauty Expo Australia is the largest gathering of brands and suppliers, business and hands-on creative education, live demonstrations, catwalks and features to inspire all beauty industry professionals under the one roof.
Join us and celebrate everything beauty whilst expanding your professional horizons and experience the latest products, ideas and equipment. With leading international experts gracing the stages, Beauty Expo showcases the latest in spa, beauty, medi, wellness and health. 
So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now so you don't miss out. And to excite you even more, as an APAA member, you will receive a 20% discount off your Beauty Expo entry tickets by using the promotional code: APAA when you register.
Click this link to register for the expo

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The Pauline Swan Method


We are delighted to present to you important information on how to grow your business successfully and to retain your growth and position in the industry. This training is not just for Beauty Therapists but for anyone working in Customer Service area .

Introducing Pauline Swan , a very successful lady in the Beauty Industry who conducted a survey of 500 salons in the Gold Coast and neighbouring areas by herself to obtain the feedback she needed to present her findings to you . Not just her findings but her solution to the issue will be your interest and taking part in her workshop held at Robina Community Centre on the Gold Coast !

It is often said... Do what you love and the Money will follow.

Those of us who love the Day Spa Beauty business understand that it's not an easy journey to success.

I invite you on an amazing journey to discover how to achieve excellence in Customer service.

Customer service Staff training
How to achieve higher sales through excellence in Customer Service
What is Attentive Presence?
Customer Privacy
Trust Building
First Impressions
Referral Behaviour
Excellence in customer service will ensure growth and customer retention

Venue:- Robina Community Centre

Dates:- Tuesday 2nd & Thursday 4th August
Time:- 9am - 1pm
Cost:- $47.00

For Owners - Managers - Staff.

Please go to my web site for registration

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Salon Melbourne 2016 - The APAA Will Be There!

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Salon Melbourne 2016 Early Bird Savings Closing February 1, 2016 - Register Today!


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Salon Melbourne 2016 Beauty Industry Expo

Dear Members of the APAA and Non-Members in the Beauty Industry,

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone A very Happy New Year and a successful one at that for your business’ as well as in your personal lives.

The year has started off with a bang and the Salon Melbourne Expo is first off the mark for the Beauty Industry. We encourage everyone in the industry to attend this Expo and listen in on the vast array of speakers sharing their knowledge on all aspects of the Beauty Industry. The Salon Melbourne Expo will be the first of its kind in Australia with amazing changes to its floor plan as well as promoting its exhibitors and giving the latter full advantage of showcasing their services/products /education etc.

Our very own National President, Dr Anne-Marie Marynycz will be speaking at the Expo on both days of the exhibition. She will be bringing a wealth of information to share with you throughout the two days of the expo. Please do pop in and say a hello to Anne-Marie at the APAA stand found in the Education sector of the expo. Through a meet and greet you will be able to discuss all your business requirements and expectations of your business with her for FREE. There is an opportunity for you to join the APAA at the same time. If you would like to make a specific appointment to talk to Anne-Marie then please call her cellphone: 0403 846 622 to confirm a time.

So welcome aboard Everyone and let’s meet up for a gathering of like minds to ensure the Beauty Industry in Australia remains amongst the Best in the world.

Click here to register for the Salon Melbourne 2016 Beauty industry Expo

Kindest regards

APAA National Office

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