Encore Beauty, distributors of the iconic brand Serge Louis Alvarez are delighted to announce that today they have been invited to enter a mutually supportive relationship with TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute’s Hair & Beauty AcadeMY. A formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on the 12th March 2014 at an International Women’s Day Student Symposium at Mount Druitt TAFE’s Hair & Beauty AcadeMY.

Maureen Bartlett, Managing Director of Encore Beauty is looking forward to working with the professional team of trainers and management team of WSI to bring benefits to both parties. Maureen is passionate about supplying quality professional products for students to learn their art, and SLA delivers the pigment that is required for professional makeup application in all areas of the business- Theatre-TV-Film- Fashion and Bridal.

Anne Goonetilleke, Director Education Service Industry Skills Faculty, is a strong advocate for industry collaboration. “Our collaboration with Encore Beauty Pty Ltd and SLA Paris provides students and staff greater opportunities in teaching and learning. TAFE-WSI takes great pride in being at the forefront of vocational training with our innovative programs to meet student and industry needs.”

TAFE-WSI’s Hair & Beauty AcadeMY is delighted to formalise its working relationship with Encore Beauty and SLA Paris as it presents an opportunity for our staff and students to engage with an innovative and highly-respected international company and to learn about innovations in make-up and make-up artistry. The Beauty Therapy sector is dynamic and fashion conscious and this MOU represents TAFE-WSI’s commitment to remaining progressive and current with industry trends.

This collaboration will provide a platform to introduce the SLA range to up and coming makeup artists currently studying at TAFE-WSI’s Hair & Beauty AcadeMY, located at Mount Druitt and Nepean TAFE’s.

In France, some 320 plus beauty colleges teach with the SLA brand and is highly thought of by professionals in all spheres of makeup artistry- A true professional range created by a professional, Mr. Serge Louis Alvarez and produced in his own state of the art factory situated in the picturesque south of France in a beautiful town called Valence.

The Serge Louis Alvarez range of makeup is the first professional, long lasting range to be Ecocert certified in Europe. All products are produced with the finest organic and natural ingredients. Serge Louis Alvarez is committed to developing his products without the use of parabens, phenoxyethanol or PEG.

Where possible, all ingredients are now being sourced from Fair Trade and packaging is now refillable, recyclable and no products are tested on animals.