Exposed Beauty: clever title for a make-over and photo shoot competition! And networking between like-minded business owners… we think that’s pretty clever too! That’s why we loved the Exposed Beauty competition conducted by a group of four entrepreneurial women from the Devonport region in Tasmania. To encourage others to embrace that kind of community spirit, we’d like to share the stories of Prue, Cacia, Katie and Belle.

Exposed Beauty Competition

Working together, this fab four launched a competition on the SPY Photography Facebook page. Women were asked to nominate themselves (or a friend or relative) for the chance to win a make-over. Claiming natural beauty shines through in a professional photo-shoot, the campaign proved very successful.

The top 10 finalists were presented to the public at Mystique Boutique. From those finalists the lucky winner was announced and rewarded with a new outfit, hair styling and make-up in readiness for her photography session. With a glamorous new look, the winner (Kristy) fronted the camera and came away with a selection of Exposed Beauty portraits to treasure.

The Exposed Beauty team share a little about their individual business ventures…

Mystique Boutique – Prue Clarke

Shop 15/42 Rooke Street, Devonport

Phone 6424 6765

Mystique Boutique is located in The Hub Arcade in Devonport. The store is going into its eleventh year under the current management. The manager Prue Clarke has used all her creativity and enthusiasm to develop Devonport fashion boutique Mystique from a small retail store into one of the most popular fashion destinations in the city.

As the retail industry is very challenging, especially with the current economy, Prue understands the need to pull together with other business owners and support each other with great little promotions like Exposed Beauty. It is now a necessity to develop your business online and Mystique Boutique is hoping to make this their next success story.

Hair Gallery Railton – Cacia Rand

16 Foster Street Railton, Tasmania

Phone 6496 1660

Hair Gallery Railton is a small, modern salon in the town of Railton, on the North West Coast. Opened by Cacia Rand in February 2010, the business has seen consistent growth and in March 2011 employed another senior hairdresser, Tanya Waldon.

Hair Gallery Railton is a Keune branded salon, one of Europe’s leading hair cosmetic laboratories. Keune products are of the highest standard, free from PPD, and provide high quality, long-lasting results. For a professional look at home, and to maintain healthy hair, a large selection of professional retail products are also available at the salon.

Specialising in cutting, colouring and perming and offering both modern and classic styles to suit your individual look, Hair Gallery Railton can create a look to suit your requirements. Also available to clients is the Brasil Cacau Smoothing Therapy, a keratin treatment for shiny, smooth and frizz-free hair. This is a formaldehyde free keratin product with results lasting up to four months. The salon also offers facial waxing and lash/brow tinting at great prices.

Hair Gallery Railton is open Monday-Friday from 9am, with after-hours and Saturdays available by appointment. Located in the main street of Railton, just 10 minutes from Latrobe, offering free parking and affordable salon prices, Hair Gallery Railton invites you to make an appointment today.

Katie Hooper Makeup Artist

Turners Beach, Tasmania

Phone 0432 554 840

Katie Hooper is located in the beach side town of Turners Beach and specialises in make-up artistry and the hair removal technique of threading.

Katie is a professionally trained freelance make-up artist having trained at the Academy of Make-up in Melbourne (where she lived for 5 years before moving back to Tasmania in April 2011). Katie was trained by some of the best names in the industry and specialises in several areas of make-up including weddings, special occasion and photography and also offers make-up parties.

Katie is also the official make-up artist for Spy Photography and has also worked with the ABC on a documentary called “The Forgotten Australians”.

Katie is one of the very few people in Tasmania to be trained in the ancient hair removal technique of threading. Threading is an Indian and Middle Eastern technique that removes hair by using a twisted piece of cotton. It is an acquired skill, which one must learn from a skilled practitioner. It is a skill which needs time and practice in order to perfect. The technique can also be called a form of art, as it requires creating clean lines with precision to enhance the appearance of the face itself.

SPY Photography – Belle Young

Devonport, Tasmania

Phone 0401 654 000

Belle Young is the founder, owner and photographer for SPY Photography, and 30-year-old mother of two young boys.

Belle earned her full accreditation with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers in 2011, after a full assessment of her portfolio, and continues to improve and expand her skills as an ongoing passion and determination to be a leader in her field on the North West Coast of Tasmania.

Since February 2008, Belle has been capturing the unique personality of each person, big and small, both naturally and spontaneously, in addition to offering real estate photography.

For more information about this network of Tasmanian regional business owners contact any one of the Exposed Beauty team.

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