A True Champion

From the very first moment 6-year-old Nicola Le Lievre saw a perfectly polished Estée Lauder woman proudly donning her signature red lip, she knew she’d found her people.

From her elegance, attention to detail to exceptional customer service, little did that Estée Lauder woman know, she was crafting the idea of a future business owner that would change the game. Fast forward to today and Nicola is proudly surpassing 20 years in the beauty industry and has crafted her passion into becoming a multi-award-winning industry leader featured on Channel 7, The Courier Mail, 9News and Professional Beauty Magazine (just to name a few).

Since 2014, Nicola has been intherapy’s Chief Glow-Getter for her Red Hill community. Creating unforgettable client relationships throughout her 8 years owning intherapy, her community is what inspires her to deliver the industry’s very best each and every day.


Inner confidence

Being strong, balanced, and grounded

Outer radiance

Replenished, radiant, and youthful

Optimal vitality

Energised, nourished, and focused

From the signature “how can we make your day better?” heard as the team answers your call, embracing your rose quartz crystal provided to lift your tension to the perfectly applied red lipstick that inspired Nicola’s journey, it’s the acute attention to detail that makes your visit to intherapy a total therapy experience.

It was certainly no surprise when intherapy Ethical Beauty was named Champion Beauty Services at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony that was recently held in March at The Star Sydney, with over 1,000 guests in attendance.

Recognised as the ‘Oscars’ for small business, the Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the only national recognition program for Australian small businesses. The program aims to acknowledge outstanding Australian small businesses and encourage high standards of excellence in small business practice. “The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a way to recognise the efforts of small businesspeople whose efforts contribute to the prosperity and vitality of communities across Australia”, said Steve Loe, Managing Director of Precedent Productions, and founder of the awards. “As a small business owner, myself, I know the vision and dedication to excellence required to succeed. These traits have been displayed in abundance by all of our 2021 Australian Small Business Champions.

intherapy Ethical Beauty received an award statuette, certificate and gained national recognition as an industry leader. In addition, having their passion, dedication, commitment, and hard work celebrated amongst their peers was an experience they will never forget.

Small businesses from across Australia delivered an impressive array of entries, with winners representing a broad range of industries from all states and territories.

Owner of intherapy Ethical Beauty, Nicola, did something very different when accepting the Australian Small Business Award, and asked all the finalists in the same category to join her on stage.

With Nicola delivering such a beautiful acceptance speech, we thought it would be fitting to share her words with our Beauty Biz readers.

Nicola says in her speech… What I really believe in, besides running an ethical and sustainable beauty salon, is giving back to my community. So tonight, as one of the biggest industries that have been affected by not only floods but Covid, and these ladies up here with me, who I love and admire, are in my category tonight. and this is testament that I believe in community over competition. I would like to thank all these ladies because our industry is so closely knit, we don’t believe in breaking each other down, we support each other. Although all these ladies are in my category, I wanted to bring them up because my team could not be here, they are absolutely wonderful, I also wanted to thank my family and my guests. I really believe as one woman we are powerful, but collectively we are unstoppable.

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