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Winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards

“The desire to be successful and develop a good reputation in my industry has been my largest driving factor. I’m not complacent about my business and I’m dedicated to deliver a high standard of knowledge and service to my clients.”


Debby Bell turned her love for beauty therapy into more than just a business. As well as growing her Ella Baché Fannie Bay business over 20 years, she extends her enthusiasm and shares her expertise with people aspiring to join the industry.

A former lecturer in beauty therapy at TAFE, she has also been active in organising and judging the Australian beauty therapists section of the WorldSkills event. Now managing a team of nine beauty therapists, Debby takes great pride in being a mentor for her employees. Organising development programs to help her team improve their knowledge and skill set with a focus on customercare, she says she has strived to develop a culture in her business that is positive, flexible and supportive.

One of Debby’s most memorable business achievements in her 30-year career has been reinventing her salon by expanding her store and her services.