About Us

The Australian Image Company and Image Innovators Pty Ltd

Founded and managed by Ron and Ann Reinten.

From the foundation of The Australian Image Company in 1996 to the foundation of Image Innovators in 2010, these two companies have grown to become the market leader for innovative and up-to-date image consultant resources and training.

Through an unstoppable enthusiasm for technology and entrepreneurship Ann and Ron have created a company based on passion and integrity, innovation and forward thinking. This is most clearly demonstrated by their eStyle programs which are unique in the marketplace.

We are dedicated to helping image consultants grow and thrive through using excellent, innovative and leading edge image products. We also believe that providing image consultants with great products is not enough. Many consultants feel lost and isolated after attending training courses and with this in mind we want not only to be your resource company but also somewhere you can go for help, support, encouragement and education.
~Ann Reinten~

Today, TAIC/IIPL is the largest image resource and training company in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest in the world. In 2008 International Master Licenses were offered and South Africa was the first country to respond. Today it is the fastest growing image company in South Africa. In 2009 licenses were granted in Mexico, Slovenia and Croatia. To date most products are in English and Spanish.

~Ann Reinten AICI CIP~
Founder/Owner/Director

Ann Reinten is a Certified Image Professional with The Association of Image Consultants International and the founder, owner and visionary of Image Innovators: a company represented in 27 countries.

Recognised internationally as world leader in the field of image education and product development, Ann travels to many countries every year training and assisting over 500 image consultants using the products she and her husband Ron, have developed.

In May 2010 Ann was awarded AICI’s highest achievement award: an IMMIE for Product Innovation and Excellence.

As an image consultant trainer, Ann is high-energy and entertainin, turning what could be long training sessions into enjoyable, fast-paced, fun days which leave the students excited and motivated to launch their careers.

Considered a trainer of trainers, a number of Ann’s students have gone on to become notable image consultants and create companies of their own. These include: Lula Kiah (USA and Mexico), Minnette Luus (South Africa), Wendy Lee (Malaysia), Clare Maxwell (Australia), Ferial Youakim (Australia and the USA).

Ann’s career started in 1981 after a severe back injury ended the nursing career she felt she had been born for. After a period of recovery and with the realisation that nursing was no longer an option, Ann discovered image consultancy and initially trained with Creative Image. After several years she became the Southern States Director for Creative Image, and in 1996, after becoming frustrated with the image resources available at that time, she left to create Image Innovators and an Australian range of image products.

Blessed with a supportive husband, who despite his own high level corporate position with a fortune 500 company, gladly provided the initial IT support through his passion for programming. Together they developed their first computer assisted style program and colour programs. From that time onward, the internet, Ann’s growing status within AICI (Association of Image Consultants International), her many speaking engagements, books and six year position as the image feature writer for Australian Stitches magazine, all combined to set Image Innovators on the path to international success.

Over the subsequent years TAIC has grown substantially by ever improving and adding to their product line as well as their consultant support.

In 2007, their first International Master License was awarded to Minnette Luus in South Africa, followed in 2009 by Lula Kiah in Mexico, and Jerneja Agić for Slovenia and Croatia.

To date Ann’s products are in English and Spanish.

2009 was also the year Image Innovators Pty Ltd was launched to represent the company’s ever growing global market.  In 2011, this name replaced Image Innovators.

Read Ann’s Full Story as reported in the Sydney Morning Herald.