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2023 APAC Insider Business Awards Winner: Hair & Beauty Trading Association of the Year – Australia

APAC Insider Magazine is proud to announce the distinguished winners of the highly anticipated APAC Business Awards 2023. For the eighth consecutive year, the APAC Business Awards have spotlighted exceptional achievements across the Asia-Pacific region, acknowledging businesses that have demonstrated resilience, innovation, and unwavering commitment to their missions.

The APAC Business Awards have showcased the remarkable strides made by enterprises in the region, highlighting their significant contributions to the business landscape while staying true to their core values. This recognition underscores the flourishing environment where businesses thrive and positively impact society.

Celebrating the remarkable diversity of businesses and professionals recognized in this year’s awards program, we are inspired by their relentless dedication, hard work, and continual advancement. The future holds great promise, not only for the honorees’ businesses but also for the broader community as they forge ahead.

Hosting this awards program has been an incredible experience. Recognizing and encouraging businesses and professionals across the APAC region has connected us with a diverse array of services and products, shaping the global landscape. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to our winners as they chart their paths forward into 2024 and beyond.” – Jack Ford, the Awards Coordinator

Among the esteemed winners of the 2023 APAC Insider Business Awards is SAHBA Hair & Beauty Association, honoured as the Hair & Beauty Trading Association of the Year – Australia. SAHBA, known as the South Australia Hair & Beauty Association, is a non-profit organization operated by dedicated industry professionals committed to advancing the hair and beauty sector.

“As the Co-President of our organization, I am immensely proud of SAHBA’s remarkable dedication to advancing the hair and beauty industry. SAHBA, under our collective guidance, has been a pivotal force in championing the interests of our members and industry professionals. Our commitment to staying abreast of industry changes, fostering partnerships, and nurturing a supportive community has been integral to our success. This recognition as the Hair & Beauty Trading Association of the Year – AUSTRALIA at the APAC Business Awards 2023 reaffirms our unwavering commitment. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated team and members for their relentless efforts and support.” – Merrill Gratton – Co President SAHBA Hair and Beauty Association

For years, SAHBA has been at the forefront, advocating for its members and the industry as a whole. Representing hairstylists, barbers, beauty professionals, and emerging talents, SAHBA acknowledges the importance of maintaining relevance and prominence in an ever-evolving industry landscape.

SAHBA serves as the central hub for the hair and beauty industry, collaborating with various business organizations and government departments. The association keeps abreast of industry developments, legislative changes, educational pathways for students, and industry awards and compensation rates. Moreover, SAHBA remains devoted to fostering a community that benefits from networking opportunities, exclusive discounts, educational events, and initiatives addressing health, well-being, and environmental concerns.

At SAHBA, we’ve strived to create an inclusive and dynamic community for hair and beauty professionals. Our role as Co-President has been fulfilling, witnessing the growth and positive impact of SAHBA within the industry. This prestigious recognition at the APAC Business Awards 2023 is a testament to our collective efforts in providing unparalleled support, resources, and opportunities to our diverse community. It motivates us to continue nurturing partnerships, advocating for our members, and driving positive change within the industry. This award belongs to every member who contributes to SAHBA’s success. Thank you for being an integral part of our journey.
– Marcela Lastra, Co-President, SAHBA Hair & Beauty Association

The association’s inclusive community comprises sole traders, salon and clinic businesses, students, overseas qualified professionals seeking guidance, training authorities, suppliers, board directors with extensive industry experience, and non-profit representatives striving to give back to the community.

SAHBA’s collaborative efforts extend beyond its membership, involving partnerships with SafeWork SA, Business SA, Workcover, Immigration SA, FairWork Ombudsman, Australian Tax Office, and various other industry bodies. These collaborations promote ethical practices, standards, education, and skills training, fostering a robust framework for the well-being and growth of the diverse vocations within the hair and beauty industry.

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About APAC Insider Magazine:

APAC Insider Magazine is a leading publication covering business, finance, technology, and industry news across the Asia-Pacific region. Through its awards programs and editorial content, APAC Insider aims to spotlight outstanding achievements, innovations, and the impactful contributions of businesses and professionals in the APAC region.