Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Regional Trainer for Elizabeth Arden
Manager of Shangri-La Vancouver Hotel Spa
International Spa Director, Portugal, Maldives, Tokyo
Owner of Moor Spa + Nails in Mexico City
Founder of organic skincare line, Belmondo
Owner and Esthetician, Manscape Spa
Regional Manager at Absolute Spa
National Trainer for Skoah Spas
Trainer for skincare brand, Eminence Organics
Owner of Award-winning Essence of L Medi Spa
Spa Manager at Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Medical Esthetician, Pacific Derm
Christine Palylyk, Jennifer Bowles, and Gwen De La Costa, Medical Estheticians
Director of the Maldives’ Shangri-La Spa
Sally Sue of Soluzione Spa Products
Spa Lead, Blu Harbour Wellness + Spa
Shortly after her arrival in Vancouver from Vietnam, Michelle St Denis began dreaming of owning a medi spa. With experience as a Laser Technician, Michelle was well aware of joy she felt from helping clients with their skincare concerns. Now, after graduating from Blanche Macdonald’s Esthetics program, Michelle has established ST Medi Laser and Skincare, where she lives out that dream on a daily basis.
For Michelle Dubois, what started as a casual interest in skincare and a curiosity for science quickly developed into a full fledged passion for medical esthetics. Now Michelle is the face behind the laser at Pacific Derm—one of Vancouver's most prestigious Medi Spas.
Inspired by a life-long love for TV & Film, modelling, and all things beauty, Mika enrolled Blanche Macdonald’s Makeup program to pursue a career as a an on-set Makeup Artist. However, she quickly realized that applying makeup and providing beauty services for clients fulfilled her passion for beauty more than special effects ever had. Sparked by her newfound direction Mika returned to Blanche Macdonald and enrolled in the Esthetics program, which led her to the rewarding career that she has today as the owner and beauty director of Prép Beauty Parlour—Vancouver’s premier beauty studio.
Jojo Macuroy was on track to becoming a professional dancer when an injury changed the course of his life. After attending Blanche Macdonald he founded his own esthetics studio—Jojo Esthetics—in the Swiss enclave of Basel. Now his expertise, attention to detail, and ability to go above and beyond customer expectations has attracted clientele from all over Europe.
In her previous career as a Registered Nurse, Catherine Nordman had a proven knack for providing gentle care for her patients. Now in her new role at La Derma, Catherine has brought this same compassion to the world of Medical Esthetics.
Carla Sage understands that the journey is as important as the destination. As Corporate Director of Spa Training for Six Senses Luxury Hotels Resorts and Spas, she’s continually travelling the world, helping open new locations and ensuring that every service in every spa meets her own impeccable standards.
Snuggled on a black leather sofa inside the stunning South Granville skin clinic, Project Skin, MD sit Christine Palylyk, Jennifer Bowles, and Gwen De La Costa. The posh neon sign above them reads “It’s Glow Time” and even though it’s barely 9am, the three Blanche Macdonald Esthetic grads are positively radiant - one even bears a striking resemblance to Catherine Zeta-Jones.
If life had turned out the way Tracy imagined, you’d be visiting her on the deck of a luxury cruise liner. But it was her piqued curiosity that got the better of her and forever set her life on a new path.
To be able to see and hear the Indian Ocean every morning is a truly inspiring awakening; its crystalline waves lapping at the white sand of the beach at Shangri-La’s spectacular Villingili Resort and Spa, in the tropical paradise of the Maldives.
Tracy Cherniak offers her sugaring expertise as Spa Lead of North Vancouver’s Blu Harbour Wellness + Spa!