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Who We Are

When Sydney's Powerhouse Museum decided to stage an exhibition tracing the history of contemporary beauty, the curators immediately sought out Madame Korner - the founder of Australia's first professional beauty therapy training school, and a family steeped in the beauty business since 1904.

One of the most fascinating parts of the exhibition was a recreation of a "1950's Beauty Parlour", created under the direction of Judit Korner. A screened history was assembled from old Cinesound Newsreels with rare footage of film that showed the classes and the graduation of the first Madame Korner College.

Our Timeline
2021: Launch of new website with easier checkout & payment
2016: New and exciting products in development to expand the classic range.
2014: Madame Korner appoints specialist distributor in Malaysia.
2012: Four Madame Korner salons open in Indonesia, including Jakarta and Bali.
2010: Three-pack range of Whitening products added to the Madame Korner range.
2008: Korner Skincare launches in Australia. Qantas Airlines chooses Korner Skincare for its international passengers
2007: Gillian Armstrong’s award-winning documentary Unfolding Florence “The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst”, featured segments with Judit Korner outlining the importance of beauty care in Florence’s life.
2006: National Awards of Excellence - Judit Korner receives award in recognition of services to the beauty industry at the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia's National Awards of Excellence.
2004: Rebecca Korner launches Korner Skincare worldwide, see - www.kornerskincare.com
Vogue Magazine features Madame Korner 100 year Anniversary - A Family Affair.
2003: Madame Korner makes Fashion Week beautiful. Madame Korner beauty therapists provided the rich and famous with indulgent pampering and skin care treatments to models, media and VIPs.
2002: Madame Korner student tops industry awards, and is the proud winner of the 2000 AABTh New South Wales Student of the Year Award.
After almost 30 fabulous years at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney’s CBD, Madame Korners' national headquarters move to the historic Paternoster Building at One Union Street, Pyrmont. The original large rooms with grand high ceilings provide a beautiful setting for our new beauty emporium and day spa.
2001: The United Nations High Commissioner globally launched the book, ‘Refugee Women’, featuring a cross section of women including Madeline Albright, Marlene Dietrich, Tan Lee, Isabel Allende and Madame Korner’s Judit Korner. The world was changed forever with the tragic events surrounding September 11.

1999: Madame Korner Principal Judi Korner features in the publication ‘Fifty Inspiring Australians’ by Wendy McCarthy AO.

1995: Madame Korner College and Salon is established in Hobart, Tasmania.

1994: The Madame Korner College introduces the fully Government Accredited Advanced Beauty Therapy Course.

1989: Madame Korner is instrumental in the major beauty exhibition at the Sydney Power House Museum.

1986: Madame Korner College and Salon is established in Melbourne.

1978: Madame Korner's students win First and three other prizes at International Make-up Competitions.

1969: Madame Korner introduces the Electro-peel machine, for the treatment of deep scarring.

1960: A grand state of the art, salon and college is established in Australia’s first international five star Hotel, The Chevron Hilton. the first Australian International Hilton Hotel, when in Sri Lanka, the first female prime minister in the world is elected.

1956: The demand for products for home care help launch the Madame Korner Skin Care Range, which was originally designed for professional salon use only.

1953: Australia's first Beauty Therapy Trainees graduate from the Madame Korner College.

1951: Madame Korner opens her first Beauty Salon in Australia.

1947: Madame Korner expands to Paris, the city synonymous with skin care and beauty.

1939-1945: The Second World War disrupts the world but amazingly beauty treatments continue under hazardous conditions.

1914-1918: Madame Korner travels to Berlin and Vienna researching and experimenting with beauty treatments.

1904: Madame Korner begins treatments in Europe.

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