Edmonton-based EvelineCharles Academy elevates Canadian Beauty Education with International Partnership

October 25, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
October 25, 2008 - Sassoon Academy Creative Directors Stephen Moody and Sally Rogerson make exclusive visit to Edmonton to launch innovative program to advance Canadian beauty education.

WHAT: An open house event and education/style presentation. Students, guests and media from Edmonton-based EvelineCharles Academy will see an up-close learning experience featuring the Sassoon techniques and philosophy to cutting hair. The presentation features live models and includes new looks direct from London. Be prepared to be inspired by the beauty industry and rewarding careers in hair.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Presentation of models at 8 PM.
Interviews with Eveline Charles and Stephen Moody throughout the day.

WHERE: EvelineCharles Academy | #301 City Centre East, 10205 101 Street, Edmonton AB T5J 4H5

WHO:

Stephen Moody, Executive Director for International Education, comes from a family of hairdressers. He joined Vidal Sassoon in 1980 as a vardera and soon opted for a career path in the Vidal Sassoon Schools and Academies. Stephen has traveled the world representing Vidal Sassoon in places as far afield as Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. Being based in America he has also given seminars throughout most of the USA. In 2003, Stephen became International Executive Director of Vidal Sassoon Education globally.
Sally Rogerson, Creative Director from the Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles, is a native of England and says she already holds her dream job. As a Creative Director at the Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, Sally trains thousands of professional stylists each year. In addition to her full-time teaching responsibilities, Sally tours the world as a much-requested platform artist sharing the latest and greatest in Sassoon styles and techniques. She was recently featured on the TV series Making The Cut on TLC, and in style press worldwide. She is based at the Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles, known as the Harvard of Hair—the only North American school that teaches the Sassoon Cosmetology program. The Sassoon Academy sets the tone globally for cut and color trends.
Eveline Charles, CEO and founder of EvelineCharles Academy. Charles opened EvelineCharles Salons Spas in 1984 with a single location in Edmonton, Alberta. Armed with both passion and determination, Charles has now grown her empire to include 9 locations in Western Canada, the EvelineCharles Academy and 10 signature private label product lines.
Students, instructors and leaders from EvelineCharles Salons, Spas and Academy. EvelineCharles is an industry leader in education for cut and color. The EvelineCharles Academy is the destination school for thousands of students looking to launch new careers in beauty.

WHY: The EvelineCharles Academy is once again elevating the Canadian beauty industry to unprecedented levels as it becomes the first Sassoon Academy | School Connection member in Canada. This unique and prestigious partnership grants EC Academy students access to the best technical training in world and courses for professional and personal development through an exclusive collaboration with Nuts & Bolts and NAIT Business School. Graduating hair stylists will now have the tools for success including comprehensive customer service training, business courses, and strong technical skills.

Currently, over 11,700 hairstylists are employed throughout Alberta. Hairstylists are one of the top 10 most in demand trades in Alberta. Yet, the beauty industry continues to face labour shortages. The lack of well-trained stylists can largely be attributed to the alarming number of stylists who choose to leave the industry. In fact, within five years of graduating, over 50% of trained hairstylists decide to leave the industry due to lower than expected pay. Eveline Charles is dedicated to changing that statistic. Graduates from the EC Academy will be prepared for highly successful and profitable careers thanks to an innovative beauty curriculum.

Over time, Eveline Charles' commitment to raising the bar in the beauty industry will benefit all Albertans and Canadians. Hairstylists will be well-trained, profitable and remain in the industry in record numbers. The salon industry will be viewed as a professional industry with immense economic impact to its local communities.

EvelineCharles Media Contact:
Kendall Barber, 780-409-1381
kendall@evelinecharles.com

Sassoon Media Contact:
Mark Sejvar, HypeHouse for Sassoon, 415-788-4114
mark@hypehouse.com