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Paving the way for ​independent

Hair and Beauty​ professionals​

MONDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Ovolo Hotel, Woolloomooloo

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Don’t miss the first industry ​get together for independent ​entrepreneurs

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.

14

Speakers representing

Hair, Beauty and Wellness

7

4

Jam packed

hours

Keynote

speakers

6

Thought provoking workshop ​sessions with key takeaway

2

2+

Insightful

panels

Hours of

networking

Walk away with a plan to ​activate to build or grow your ​business for only $195

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

Hayley Mears

Founder & Director,

Six Underground Media

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

Sammy Kennedy

Business Coach & Salon Mentor

Sammy Kennedy

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

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 TBD

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

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

OR

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

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. On sale from

1 August.

Last Chance

$250 + gst

Final call! Make the most of your ​savings and secure your tickets. ​Last chance tickets on sale from ​20 September.

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