4th December 2017, 21 young Malaysian women from underprivileged backgrounds celebrated a new beginning as certified hairdressers and makeup artists after 12 months of training with L'Oréal Malaysia Beauty For A Better Life programme. It was a partnership between the National Council of Women's Organization (NCWO) and the Vocational Training Opportunity Centre (VTOC) by YWCA in making the programme a success.
Emerging from the first BFBL programme in 2016 with 10 young women graduated from the programme, the number escalated to 21 graduates in the second year. In line with our company's credo, L'Oréal Malaysia believes that no matter their background or financial ability, these girls should be given equal opportunity to obtain the skills and tools needed to integrate themselves into society. By helping them achieve the first step of acquiring knowledge, L'Oreal Malaysia can give back to the community and encourage these ambitious young women to make a difference in their own lives.
L'Oréal pledge to keep the BFBL programme going on an annual basis so that more disadvantage young women will benefit from the holistic training programme, aside learning from professionals in the haircare and beauty sector, they can also be brought together in creating a support system that will help them get through tough times.
This year, the graduates students presented a Hair and Makeup show, showcasing their skills with three different looks, which are Rock, Glamour and Romantic. The graduates, now as certified hairdressers and makeup artists, these young women are ready to make their mark in the beauty industry.