The SLA Academy Sydney is a private college delivering training to aspiring makeup artists, individuals hungry for makeup and styling education and professionals looking to update and further their training.

WE ARE LOCATED AT: 109 Victoria Rd, Gladesville NSW 2111

We are a boutique professional makeup academy based in Gladesville, Sydney. Established in 2009, we provide a variety of makeup courses including short weekend courses (Principles of Makeup Design) teaching the fundamentals of makeup artistry, and the Advanced Bridal Course for those wanting to extend their skills further.  We run two-day masterclasses, including a hair upstyling course for makeup artists, and evening courses in SFX, Film & TV and Theatre and Stage Makeup.

We also run lifestyle courses for individuals and groups wanting to improve their personal makeup skills.  Group lessons are a wonderful team building activity, hen’s day event or just simply a fun girls day out!  Our teen programs include a one day Teen Makeup Workshop and a 3 day Boot Camp teaching students (aged 16-21years) how to present yourself, HR skills, wardrobe and an introduction to makeup and how to create a perfect day look!  

We deliver training to those wanting to gain industry relevant knowledge and expertise into the world of makeup and beauty. 

The first SLA Academy was created in Paris by SLA Paris and in 2009 we launched the SLA Academy in Sydney, Australia. We are the 3rd SLA Academy licensed in the world. When the founders of Encore Beauty Maureen Bartlett and Shannon Earls visited the Paris location, they were inspired to bring the SLA training philosophy back to Sydney. Other SLA Academies are found in Paris, France , Canada, Cyprus and Vilnius, Lithuania and Dubai.

Who is SLA?Serge Louis Alvarez 2

A Clean & Professional Concept, SLA Paris is the culmination of 30 years of design and development by French creator and visionary, Serge Louis Alvarez.

Monsieur Alvarez has been hailed by both professionals and consumers as “The Professor” of professional makeup. He is constantly innovating and advancing the world of makeup artistry from his eco friendly laboratory and factory in Valence, in the beautiful south of France.

The professional and natural SLA collection is distributed to more than 320 beauty schools in France. More than 100,000 professionals have been trained with SLA Paris products!

SLA Paris is a Clean Pro Beauty Makeup range where the products are designed together in symbiosis. Each product is adapted according to the product previously applied on the skin.

12 basic make-up steps outline the brand’s range to achieve professional quality make-up.

The SLA Paris range incorporates natural active ingredients and ensures that the care of your skin is paramount.
SLA Paris constantly strives to design more “natural”, “cleaner”, “greener”, and more “responsible” formulations from their laboratory. This mindset creates a new vision of cosmetics…

Clean Pro Beauty Makeup!

Our Trainers

We employ industry experts with the highest level of training and experience to teach our various courses. We also conduct special Makeup Artist Industry Events where we bring in specialists across different fields to run demonstrations and Q & A.

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