About Us


Who We Are

At Blanche Macdonald every student is unique. So is every education. We live this philosophy by crafting collaborative, cutting edge programs that embrace excellence and celebrate diversity. We are fiercely committed to transformational education and fearlessly passionate about fulfilling your potential. Within our walls we cultivate a culture of integrity and respect. Outside our walls you will have our support for life.

Join our Creative Community. Join Blanche Macdonald.

Our Programs

Makeup


Our world-class Makeup Programs will put you at the face of the Pro Makeup Industry.

Our industry-forward curriculum, created by Emmy-Award winning makeup master Todd McIntosh, is recognized as a global leader in Makeup education. Our expert instructors will equip you with the most comprehensive makeup training possible.

 

FASHION


Get runway ready in one year with our cutting-edge Fashion Design Program, and gain the skills to become a world-class design professional.

Over one life-changing year, our industry-forward curriculum and award-winning instructors will equip you with the tools, techniques and confidence to design fashion in the professional realm. Learn the business inside out and immerse yourself in the thrilling, challenging, messy and infinitely rewarding creative process.

 

Hair

Join us for a year of immersive training with top Industry Professionals, and forge your future in Pro Hair.

This is hands-on-hair education with real salon experience.

Hair professionals today require a balance of technical, creative, interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills to succeed in a competitive industry. That’s why we equip our students with a deep understanding of the hair business and a range of professional skills that will open doors locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Esthetics


Get runway ready in one year with our cutting-edge Fashion Design Program, and gain the skills to become a world-class design professional.

Over one life-changing year, our industry-forward curriculum and award-winning instructors will equip you with the tools, techniques and confidence to design fashion in the professional realm. Learn the business inside out and immerse yourself in the thrilling, challenging, messy and infinitely rewarding creative process.

 

Nails


Join us for a year of immersive training with top Industry Pros, and forge your future in Pro Hair.
This is hands-on-hair education with real salon experience.

Hair professionals today require a balance of technical, creative, interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills to succeed in a competitive industry. That’s why we equip our students with a deep understanding of the hair business and a range of professional skills that will open doors locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Blanche Macdonald

The Blanche Macdonald Centre is a creative community founded on dreams and forged by excellence. Established in 1960, our college is recognized the world over as an industry leader in fashion and beauty education. Our innovative, industry-forward programs in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design and Marketing, Esthetics, Nail Technology and Hairstyling are taught by award-winning experts across three state-of-the-art campuses in Vancouver, Canada.

Our “outside-the-box” approach to education, delivered in a boutique, familial environment, has made us a coveted academic destination for artistic and business savvy spirits from around the world. A celebrated diversity of women and men from all walks of life gather here to learn, practice and flourish in an environment where they are respected and nurtured.

Despite our rapid expansion, we continue to thrive on a core belief in hyper-personalized education based on the power of individuality. This approach, complemented by a fierce commitment to personal fulfillment and fostered by the importance of community, has enabled us to create a world-class college for the Creative and Applied Arts.

A Blanche Macdonald education knows no bounds. We will challenge and encourage you to push beyond boundaries, discover and express your true potential, and surpass all expectations in the creation of your career. Join our creative world and become part of the Blanche Macdonald family. We have thousands of success stories. We want you to be one of them.

Our Mission Statement: To provide quality education that is industry relevant within a positive and creative learning environment.

Eye to ISeeing is believing. From the visual eye, the Freudian id, to the dotting of the I’s, it is our identification and belief in the power of individual expression, the realization of personal fulfillment and the extension of charity and community that have enabled the Blanche Macdonald Centre to create a world class educational institution for the creative and applied Arts.

Allow us to bring your talents into focus. This is an education that fully engages you, taps into your talents, pushes your boundaries and maximizes your potential. With our emphasis on learning by doing, learning from the best and most of all, learning about yourself, your education at the Blanche Macdonald Centre will be transformational.

We are a wonderful hybrid of ethnicities, age ranges, idiosyncratic personalities and life experiences. We embrace unique perspectives, varying opinions and original thought. Face to face, our exteriors may vary but side by side, our core values remain the same.

Through and through, you will find these shared beliefs infused into our DNA: learning is lifelong; work hard, work smart, work to excel; truth is beauty; kindness and respect are enduring; tolerance and acceptance are absolute; laughter is the best medicine; continual challenge, curiosity and creativity are the spice of life; follow the path of the power of now and make today your best day.

From our culture, our community to the evolution of your chosen career, the Blanche Macdonald Centre is fully committed to your education.

May we extend to you this personal invitation. Please join us. We welcome you here.

Lillian Lim
President, Blanche Macdonald Centre

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