ALBURY hair and makeup artist Rachel Mead is balancing business and her young boys with aplomb.
With 22 years as a television stylist and working in high-end salons in Auckland, London and Sydney, Ms Mead moved to the Border five years ago.
Mum to Bronson, 6, and Jude, 4, Ms Mead said there were no secrets to juggling family and business.
She said it was simply a case of multi-tasking.
"Keeping your finger on the pulse of your industry after having children is definitely key," she said.
Having worked for both Nine Network and Network Ten for a decade, Ms Mead founded Olie Pure Skincare, a natural, eco luxe skincare line two years ago.
"It started as a side-hustle," Ms Mead said.
"Working in TV we were consistently being given products; the amount of plastic and packaging was an issue for me. I looked into putting my products in glass."
Ms Read has been nominated in the 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards.
Presented by The AusMumpreneur Network, the awards celebrate Australian mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service, digital innovation and sustainability.
Among other Albury nominees were Zoe Wilde, Felicity Cahill and Bernadette Torresan.
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Mum to two boys, Ms Wilde was a NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year finalist two years in a row.
The Sir and Duchess Salon owner is an advocate for White Ribbon, ambassador for 3Rs - putting a stop to domestic violence - and member of the Matrix HOTSHOTS Team.
Lavington makeup artist and mum to two boys, Felicity Cahill, has again been nominated in the awards.
Mum to a young boy, Ms Torresan is editor in chief of Go Local Magazine and started Albury's Go Local Fashion Show, featuring Border-based designers, artists, photographers and models.
North East-based mum of two, Emma Avery, was nominated in the 2019 awards.
As the founder and owner of Cloth Baby, Ms Avery founded a business to help parents use modern cloth nappies.
The 2019 AusMumpreneur Conference and Awards run in Melbourne on September 4-6.
Voting for the 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards People's Choice Award opens online on Sunday.
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