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MONDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Ovolo Hotel ​Woolloomooloo

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Your vision. Your path. Your success.

Introducing the first-ever Indie Empowerment Summit in Australia! This one-day conference is tailored exclusively for independent hair, beauty, and wellness freelancers and entrepreneurs.


Whether you're a home operator, a mobile freelancer, a rent-a-chair professional, or a member of a shared workspace—or if you're still considering the leap into independence—this event will support you in building and expanding a business that offers the freedom, flexibility, and financial success you desire.


Join us for a day filled with inspiration, education, and practical insights guaranteed to elevate your personal brand and independent business to new heights.

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An immersive & practical program featuring 4 keynotes, 2 panels & 6 workshops!

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Taking the Leap

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Building Your Brand

Hairdresser at Work

Winning Clients

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Being a Brand Ambassador

finance

Pricing Services & Managing Finances

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Employing Systems & Processes

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Meet our Headline Speakers

Get ready to learn from an incredible line-up of inspiring speakers and panellists, each sharing their incredible stories and practical insights. Meet our keynote headline speakers below!

Osher Gunsberg (Andrew G)

Freelance TV Presenter

Australian Idol, The Bachelor

Natalie Anne

Award Winning Hair Stylist, Influencer & Entrepreneur

Melanie Burnicle

Makeup Artist, Award Winning Entrepreneur & Podcast Host

Jose Bryce-Smith

Founder,

O&M

Maria Cocciolone

CEO & Founder,

INSKIN Cosmedics

Renee Meredith Day

Member Growth Manager,

Salon Lane

Zander De Klerk

Managing Partner,

Xeta

Patrick Kidd

Director of Design & Innovation,

Patricks

Dr Naomi McCullum

Founder,

The Manse Clinic

Chloe Gal Morton

Founder & Principal Designer,

Cloud Creative Co

Cait Muir

Founding Director & Coach,

Cait Muir Coaching

Hayley Mears

Founder & Director,

Six Underground Media

Sammy Kennedy

Business Coach & Salon Mentor

Sammy Kennedy

Angela Rose

Founder & Director,

Indie Hair Academy

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Program

Everything you need to take your solopreneur career to the next level.

9:00 - 9:30am

Registration

Keynote: It’s a Little Different When You’re the Product

Osher Gunsberg

9:35am - 10:15am

How to Turn Your Passion into a Profitable Business

Natalie Anne in conversation with Osher Gunsberg

10:15am - 10:55am

10:55am - 11:15am

Morning Tea

Faces of Empowerment: Indies in Action

Moderated by Dario Cotroneo

Katy Reeve

Martha Bedgood


11:15am - 11:50am

How to Become a Brand Ambassador

Moderated by Cameron Pine

Patrick Kidd

Jose Bryce-Smith

Maria Cocciolone

Dr Naomi McCullum

11:50am - 12:35pm

12:35pm - 1:20pm

Lunch & Hair Festival Tour

1:20pm - 3:00pm

Afternoon Workshop Sessions

Participants selected one workshop per block to attend

1:20pm - 1:50pm

Workshop 1

Freelance Freedom: Empowering Your Own Empire!

Caitlyn Muir

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Know Your Numbers and Manage Your Finances

Zander De Klerk

1:50pm - 1:55pm

Changeover

1:55pm - 2:25pm

Workshop 2

From Concept to Reality: Creating Your Perfect Workspace for Optimal Productivity

Chloe Gal Morton

OR

Navigating the Digital Landscape: Tips for Selecting the Ideal Booking & Payment System

Angela Rose Lindrea

2:25pm - 2:30pm

Changeover

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Workshop 3

How to Price Your Services for Profitability

Sammy Kennedy

OR

The Power of Product - Pay Your Rent in Retail

Renee Meredith Day

3:00pm - 3:05pm

Changeover

Building your Brand and Clientele Through Social Media

Hayley Mears

3:05pm - 3:40pm

Journey to Success: Effective Strategies for Freelancers and Small Business Owners

Melanie Burnicle

3:40pm - 4:20pm

4:20pm - 4:30pm

Closing Comments

4:30pm

Escape to the bar for networking drinks

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All-Inclusive Tickets

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to take your solo career to the next level and meet like-minded Indies! Tickets include morning tea, buffet lunch, and networking drinks.

Limited spaces available. Secure your place today.

Early Bird

$175 + gst

Book now and save $75 with

the limited Early Bird offer.

Valid until 31 July

(unless sold out prior)

Standard

$195 + gst

Secure your spot at our standard rate and save $55. Reserve your tickets before they're gone. On sale from 1 August.

Last Chance

$250 + gst

Final call! Last chance tickets on sale from 20 September. You don’t want to miss out on this

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