It’s been a whirlwind of a year for the team at Showpony Professional.
Fresh off their 10th anniversary celebrations last September came a stint at Hair Expo Australia in June ’19, a global education tour across Europe and the announcement of Nadine Johns-Alcock as the brand’s first Global Head of Education in October of this year.
Now, the team is ringing in 2020 with two more major announcements:
First up? The appointment of Anne-Maree Mason as Showpony Professional’s newest General Manager; a role that will see the industry expert work closely with founder Stephanie Mason to ensure the brand’s strategic growth in 2020 and beyond.
Having worked in the industry for 20+ years (spanning a roster of market leading brands) Anne-Maree boasts a wealth of knowledge and acumen across both the hair and beauty industries; insights she’ll put to tremendous use in her new role with the leading hair extension brand.
“I’m a [big] fan of Showpony Professional and value what the brand stands for,” shares Anne-Maree. “I am extremely committed to supporting the connection between our innovative products, creating service opportunities for our network of amazing salons and ultimately our end users.”
Adds Stephanie, “Our company is currently in a phase of tremendous domestic and international growth. I believe Anne-Maree’s proven track record across business development, customer service and revenue management will ensure our business’s strategic priorities remain steadfast.”
Part of that new phase? Announcement number two: namely Showpony Professional and OZDAREs’ decision to amicably cease partnership in 2020. The intention? For each powerhouse business to focus on their own respective core brand’s as both continue their international growth.
Showpony Professional will thus reinstate their direct business model (across customer care, education and distribution) from 2020.
“We are incredibly grateful for the service provided by the OZDARE team, particularly during this time of tremendous international growth,” shares Stephanie. “The partnership has given our business additional continuity across our network of Australian salons; an invaluable support.”
OZDARE will continue to offer their business consultancy, sales and distribution services. Adds OZDARE CEO, Carlo Gattuso, “We’ve enjoyed our success together with Showpony and wish Stephanie and the entire team the best with their continued expansion.”
Here’s to another decade of incredible growth for all!
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