Six months of training has come to a fruitful end as L’Oréal Malaysia’s first batch of Beauty for a Better Life Hairdressing Program students graduated on 28th November 2016!
This program in partnership with National Council of Women's Organization (NCWO) through its affiliate Y.W.C.A Vocational Training Opportunity Centre (VTOC) grants disadvantaged young women a chance to build their own path to a better life by providing tuition-free professional hairdressing training.
Held at VTOC – the training ground of the students, the graduation ceremony was graced with the presence of L’Oréal Asia Pacific Corporate Communications Zone Director, Mai-Linh Dao Ferguson who spoke on how L’Oréal views education as a social integrator and a solid backbone of its history, providing training for hundreds of thousands of hairdressers over a century. With that in mind, students under this program undergo similar training as other professionals in the industry. Jean Loh, L’Oréal Malaysia Corporate Communications Director gave guests an insight to Beauty for a Better Life in Malaysia, before calling for the 10 new additions to the hairdressing industry to have their moment.
Truly a day to celebrate the graduates, the press were invited to have their cameras flashing as L’Oréal Malaysia Managing Director, Malek Bekdache presented the graduate students with their certificates.
In addition, the Best Student award was also presented to Senia anak Engkamat for being consistent in her work throughout the training period. She received a hairstylist starter kit equipped with over RM2000 worth of tools to enable her to kickstart the hairdressing business if she desires to. With a passion for coloring, Senia hopes to be a prominent colourist in the future.
Taught by highly qualified beauty professionals, the fresh grads got to showcase their skills as guests were invited to have a free hair wash and styling treat at the end of the event.
With the success of Beauty for a Better Life first-run in Malaysia, the Hairdressing Program will resume in January 2017 to train a new batch of potential celebrity hairstylists. Expanding its program, L’Oréal Malaysia will also be conducting training for make-up and beauty care in 2017.