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Profiling an Industry Luminary: Karen Meiring de Gonzalez

Karen Meiring de Gonzalez is an inspirational industry leader and an APAN member. She is the Founder, Owner, and Director of Skin Correctives, a dedicated skin clinic in Shellharbour in the Illawarra region. With over 35 years of experience across four continents, Karen is an internationally qualified skin therapist with a deep commitment to her field. The expertise of her and her team has been recognised with over 40 local and national awards. We are delighted to interview Karen as she shares her industry journey and her philosophy and values that have contributed to her success.

Glowing Skin, Radiant Moments: Your Ultimate Wedding Skincare Journey with Skin Correctives

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, a day filled with joy, laughter, and cherished memories. At Skin Correctives, we understand the importance of looking and feeling your best on this special occasion. We’ve had the privilege of working with countless brides and grooms, guiding them through personalized skincare journeys to ensure they radiate confidence on their big day.

Skin Correctives wins national beauty award for second year in a row

An Illawarra skin clinic has been named the best salon in the country. Skin Correctives, located in Wollongong and Shellharbour, was named Australian Salon/Spa of the Year, four treatment rooms or less, at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards in August. Owner of Skin Correctives Karen Meiring de Gonzalez said the award acknowledged the hard work […]

Australian Beauty Industry Awards 2022 finalists share success secrets and challenges

From makeup artists who saved the day when bridesmaids didn’t show, to beauticians battling “influencer misinformation,”to business owners sharing award stages with rivals – these are the stories of the NSW Australian Beauty Industry Awards finalists.

They say “beauty is pain” but that does not appear to be the case for the top figures and businesses recognised at the prestigious Australian Beauty Industry Awards.

The Science Behind Collagen Supplements

A question that we get asked a lot at Vita-sol, is how do collagen supplements work? So, let’s take a look at the science. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and whilst we may instantly think of skin when we think of collagen, it is also an integral component in bones, muscles, […]

Illawarra skin clinic named national beauty industry salon team of year

Skin Correctives, with skin clinics located in Wollongong and Shellharbour, has been named winner of the Australian Beauty Industry Award ABIA Salon Team of the Year for 2021. Which was considered more important than ever given the impact COVID-19 had on the industry this year. 2021 will be remembered as a year beauty businesses faced […]

Talking Point: Powering Forward During the Pandemic

Tell us what major adjustments you have made to your business going forward to remain competitive in the market during this crisis? “With everyone’s focus shifting to the online world during the COVID pandemic, we decided to refresh our branding and website to ensure we were able to stand out. This was already on the […]

Virtual coffee networking begins for Illawarra businesswomen during COVID-19

After postponing its annual awards and cancelling the next lunch Illawarra Women in Business (IWIB) has found away to keep networking through COVID-19 isolation. The first IWIB Virtual Coffee Club was help this week with the help of Karen Meiring de Gonzalez, of Skin Correctives, Maralyn Young, of CasaMia Bra Fitting and Post Mastectomy, Meryll Faulkner, of Making […]