Author: Luke Keioskie

Canberra stylist a finalist in national awards

Canberra’s Jenni Tarrant, from the award-winning Bond Hair Religion in Kingston, is celebrating another hair award Finalist nomination, vying for the title of the 2018 Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFAs) Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year. Jenni is among six national finalists in the Avant Garde category. Stepping out from behind the chair to unleash a different interpretation of hair through fashion and art, Jenni’s natural creativity was channelled into the evolution of her ‘Homage to McQueen’ collection, which seeks to translate the style, textures, shapes and colours of some of Alexander McQueen’s signature looks using the medium of hair. Winners...

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Canberra restaurant asks diners to ‘forget past 34 years’

A Canberra restaurant has asked the customers that have been going there for 34 years to “remove that part of their memory”. The tongue-in-cheek post by Pancake Parlour comes as the long-running purveyors of pancakes change their name to Capital Pancakes. In a Facebook post, the restaurant-formally-known-as reveals they are in the process of removing their previous name from “all historical postings” on the social media platform. “In that vein, I would ask all the loyal customers who have been coming to (redacted) for the past 34 years to remove that part of their memory,” the post, written by...

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Beauty icon Avon to close in Australia

Iconic beauty industry company Avon has announced its decision to close its operations in Australia and New Zealand by the end of the year. Avon ANZ President and Managing Director Sharon Plant said, “this is a very sad day for our employees and Representatives. “As a management team our commitment and focus over the coming days, weeks and months is to support our people and the wider Avon community who are impacted by this decision,” she said. “I would like to thank all the employees, Representatives and Customers who have supported Avon’s business over the years.” Avon has been...

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What an Aussie guy will spend on Valentine’s

Love is all you need – but we all know love doesn’t come cheap. Or does it? IBISWorld, in their romantic wisdom, have researched just how much Aussies will spend per capita on something special for that special someone this year. It’s $43.61.  Or thereabouts. That’s based on forecasts of worldwide figures in the millions for spending per category, which include how much we’re going to spend on flowers, dining, chocolate and even lingerie. According to IBISWorld, we’ll spend $621 million on travel, drop $53 million on jewellery and accessories, shell out $19 million on greeting cards and $89...

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‘World first’ market in Canberra

In what’s being hailed as a world first event, the Canberra markets scene is getting a tech makeover, when blockchain technology will be able to be used to purchase goods from the ACT region’s finest makers, designers and artisans at Crown Market Canberra. On Saturday 7 April in the Budawang Pavilion at EPIC, 100 local sellers will take part in Crown Market Canberra, a showcase of the region’s creative community, providing Canberrans with a perfect opportunity to connect with the makers, curators and designers behind unique handmade, vintage and artisan goods. The event is about encouraging people to support local...

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