Tullamarine’s Amber Ghent is a step closer to one day owning her own beauty salon after receiving a scholarship from L’Oreal to study beauty therapy at Kangan Institute.
Ms Ghent is one of four recipients of the inaugural L’Oreal Beauty for All Scholarships, an initiative of the beauty company and Kangan.
The scholarships help people facing hardship to pursue a career in the beauty industry by covering education expenses.
Ms Ghent said the scholarship would hopefully help her get a foot in the industry’s door. “I think that just the name L’Oreal will mean something to future employers,” she said. “Hopefully, they think I received it because I show potential and they will give me chance.”
Ms Ghent’s interest in beauty started when she was much younger and often tried
out different beauty techniques on her
friends. A few years ago, she became a qualified hairdresser, but decided to go back to TAFE to study beauty therapy and pursue her dream of being a beautician.
“I love it,” she said. “I think make-up and tanning enhance people’s features.
“With make-up and contouring, you can enhance someone’s face and with tanning you enhance their body shape. I think it helps make people even more beautiful.”