The History of Ella Baché College


A good idea never goes out of style. Our story started in 1936 with revolutionary cosmetic chemist, Madame Baché. She was a modern woman – determined, intelligent and ambitious – who knew that improving the condition of a woman’s skin could not only  improve her overall appearance, it could also make her feel great and more confident about herself. Madame Baché recognised that the standard way of diagnosing skin types by dry, oily or normal was over simplistic. Instead she moved skincare into a new era, where solutions were individually tailored based on the skin’s condition at a cellular level.

Ella Baché has become a uniquely Australian story thanks to the inspiration of Edith Hallas. Married to Madame Bache’s cousin, Edith brought Ella Baché to Australia in 1954, leading her on a lifetime journey resulting in the creation of one of Australia’s most enduring and respected skincare companies.

We are now the country’s largest skincare franchise network, with products and services available in over 150 salons nationwide, and over 60 years experience in training and education.


We’re strong believers in the philosophy that ‘no two skins are alike’. This means skin has its own set of characteristics and is constantly undergoing change. Age, diet, stress, environmental influences and seasonal changes all affect the skin. Choosing  skincare products off the shelf can be a hit or miss affair. Ella Baché Therapists are experts at performing a consultation & diagnosis BEFORE recommending the products and treatments to help return  skin to optimum skin health.


For over 60 years the Ella Baché College has nurtured the careers of thousands of Therapists both from an undergraduate and post graduate level. We proactively work with our industry partners, salons and other employers throughout the beauty industry to ensure that our tuition is at the forefront of the latest trends and technology.

We also employ an expert team of field trainers to assist our salons with ongoing post graduate training and education in the latest skincare treatments, techniques and products. In-salon training and advanced post graduate workshops are delivered on a regular basis and focuses on the staff’s individual needs.

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