This was followed, In October 2020, with the establishment of the i-BLOOM Beauty and Wellness Academy, an international online educational and training platform, for empowering and developing professionals within the beauty and wellness industry. As the name began to develop within the group, the exciting final step was the launch of the first i-BLOOM salon, and the group has already opened their first i-BLOOM by Placecol skin, hair beauty salon at Chartwell Corner, Fourways, in January 2022.
The new salon will fall under the i-BLOOM group’s franchise division, along with the other leading beauty franchises, Placecol, Dream Nails Beauty and Perfect 10. In addition, the group will continue to operate its products division, which houses the award-winning professional salon grade skin care brands, Placecol, INNOXA and Skinderm, as well its educational division with the i-BLOOM Beauty and Wellness Academy. “Over the last 40 years, we have built our product lines and beauty salon franchise groups on the foundations of education and excellence, and we look forward to continuing this legacy under our new name” says Esna Colyn, CEO of i-BLOOM Solutions.