No challenge has proven too big for Karen Geiszler who has developed her own range of hair and skin products, while also being nominated for two Australian Beauty Industry Awards.
From her salon and office set amongst gum trees just outside of Apple Tree Creek, Karen has been quietly competing against hair and beauty salons around the country.
She has been nominated for Educator of the Year for her one-woman training operation, KG Beauty and Modality Practical Training, and Sole Operator of the Year for her hairdressing, beauty and paramedical clinic.
Karen is being judged against salons and training organisations Australia-wide including Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
She said having lived and worked in both the fast-paced world of Sydney and the relaxed, rural setting of regional Queensland, it meant she understood what it took to make a business work in a range of situations when faced with different challenges.
“As a clinic owner I understand the day-to-day needs and challenges of my clients, the students, and the salon owners,” Karen said.
“I understand how challenging it can be to get quality training at a time and location convenient to budget and operational requirements.
“I get so much enjoyment from sharing my passion and knowledge with other practitioners, particularly those based regionally who may not always have the same opportunities as city-based clinics.”
Through her training business, Karen provides bespoke beauty treatment training with options for both in-clinic and classroom delivery across Australia.
By travelling to salons in regional locations, she allows beauticians and clinics access to training in-clinic which means minimal business disruption and saving on the expense of travel and accommodation for staff.
Karen also offers customised training, tailored to the salon and staff and to the equipment they have in-salon.
Like her training business, Karen is also being recognised nationally as a finalist in the Sole Operator of the Year Category of the ABIA’s.
Karen owns and operates Karen Geiszler Hair and Beauty, Laser and IPL Clinic.
Services include IPL hair removal, facial treatments, plasma, laser skin rejuvenation, vascular lesions, laser tattoo removal, massage, waxing, event and wedding make-up, hair cutting and colouring services.
Karen also pivoted during her clinic’s shutdown last year by developing her own range of hair and skin products called KG Cosmeceuticals.
Following extensive testing and development and designing packaging, Karen has established online sales through her new website.
You can find out more about Karen Geizler here.
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