The Premiere 'Salon Owner' Adventure

At La Biosthetique & Great Lengths we believe that each of our own ‘successes’ relies on three overlapping components: our businesses, our families, and our personal growth.  Out of this concept L’AVANCE was born.  We felt that a truly exquisite business owners adventure that would inspire personal growth, rejuvenate our love for our work, and ultimately bring us closer to a happiness.

L'AVANCE 2019 - October 26-28

Join La Biosthetique and Great Lengths for a weekend of business, hair inspiration, and a little piece of Havana in this year’s celebration of our salon network.  From International guest artists and speakers, to a glittering celebration in the harbour, this is your chance to let your hair down after building your business up!


Saturday October 26th
Location TBD Sydney, 6PM
Arrival and welcome drinks with the La Biosthetique network

Sunday October 27th
La Biosthetique Academie Sydney, 10AM -12PM
Look and Learn with International Colour Director Andrea Bennett
Bringing the hottest trends straight from Berlin, Andrea is sure to inspire you with the very latest La Biosthetique  has in store for colour.

Spend the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

 Monday October 28th
La Biosthetique Academie Sydney, 8:30AM -3PM

9:00- 10:30 Speaker Tina Winchester,  Mental Health Director, Career Development Centre.

Navigating the world of mental health is a delicate situation for any business owner.  From identifying common mental illnesses to the business implications of  to the costs of business not addressing mental illness, and even how to ‘have a conversation’  are all tricky and complex.  In this 90 minute seminar Tina will help navigate the careful road of what to do and what not to do when faced with mental illness in the workplace.

10:45- 1:00pm  ‘The You and Me of Salon Business” with Thomas Fuchs

Often in our salons we find ourselves at a loss on how to motivate staff , be it by carrot or stick, to help our business grow. However, under the hood of all well-oiled salons, growth and stability area borne from stylists’ sense of responsibility in the part they play toward the business goals as well what they gain from the salon.  In this seminar you’ll learn:

  • How to get your staff understand the cost of your business and what you’ve invested in them.
  • How to determine what truly motivates each staff member and how to use that as a tool.
  • How to show transparency and build trust with employees so that ultimately, they know what you need and expect of them.
  • How to use their motivators to manage them to perform toward your business goals.

1PM- Catered Networking Lunch served

2PM- 3PM Special Guest Speaker Charles Marcus

Finish the business side of the day with UK Guest Speaker Charles Marcus.  From his first days at Vidal Sassoon to his transition to salon owner and internationally recognised speaker you will leave this uplifting and frank talk ready to see your salon business with fresh eyes. 

Monday October 28th
Hacienda Bar, the Pullman, CBD 5PM

Meet your staff and others from the La Biosthetique and Great Lengths network in a sundowner soiree. From colour model showcase to the announcement of the Colour Lab  and Great Lengths Metamorphosis winners, you’ll have plenty to lift your glass to as the sun sets over the glittering Sydney Harbour.  With drinks, canapes, gift bags and entertainment this is sure to close out the year in very best way!


Because if the private nature of L’AVANCE. unfortunately space is limited and it is a first come, first serve event.  All costs can be deducted from Salon Owners SDF and all associated costs can be claimed as a business deduction.

Please contact the marketing team for more information or to secure your booking at marketing@labiosthetique.com.au

Weekend Package-  $995

  • SATURDAY : Networking Drinks Saturday Night
  • SUNDAY: Look and Learn with International Creative Director Andrea Bennett
  • MONDAY : Monday Three Part Business Seminars with Tina Winchester, Thomas Fuchs, and Charles Marchus
  • MONDAY: La Soiree AMOR DE CUBA Ticket- Drinks, canapes, models and more!

Busisness Package-  $699

  • MONDAY : Monday Three Part Business Seminars with Tina Winchester, Thomas Fuchs, and Charles Marchus
  • MONDAY: La Soiree AMOR DE CUBA Ticket- Drinks, canapes, models and more!

La Soiree  $200

  • MONDAY: La Soiree AMOR DE CUBA Ticket- Drinks, canapes, models and more!


Starting at the exquisite 6 star LES SOURCES DE CAUDALIE in the heart of Bordeaux’s wine region, our group took up residence in their own private chateau with special guest speaker, Antony Whitaker. The week that followed included wine tours through Unesco locations, private wine tastings and an excursion to the Dunes De Pilat and dinner at Philip Stark’s CORNICHE.  Finishing up in Paris, we celebrated our International La Biosthetique community (1,300 at the event) and revelled on unto the wee hours.

Dune De Pilat

L'AVANCE - 2015 Champagne

The region of Champagne, one hour outside Paris, is the only place in the world for true Champagne and was our destination in 2015.  Our group of 25 put down our bags on the site of a 15th century castle and prepared for a weekend with guest speaker Neil Ducoff.
After an insightful and intense full day workshop our group was whisked off to Dom Perignon for a private champagne tasting and intimate tour through the thousands of bottles beneath the famous Champagne house.

Before heading back to Paris our owners had one more task to complete- a race car rally.  Equipped with only a map,

no knowledge of French and a vintage car (and vintage driver too) pairs of salons competed in the race back to Champagne through the historic villages.

After we were all sorely beat by Dr. Hagel and Robert Aubin ( driving in an antique firetruck) we had – more- Champagne and packed our bags for Paris. The weekend finished in a sparkling affair with the International celebration of the International Beauty Stylist Awards.

So, are you coming or what?

If you are interested in L’AVANCE please speak to your BDM to book your place. We hold only 30 spots to keep this adventure a nimble, bespoke, and absolutely mind-blowing.  See you there.