Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Hennessey Salon and Spa's new talent
Owner of Parlour Beauty Boutique
Owner of Artel Salon, with 2 locations
Canada’s Hairdresser Magazine Awards winner
Multicultural and BC Hairstylist of the Year
Edmonton’s Vanity Corner Hair Boutique owner
Hair Stylist at SIR Modern Barbershop
“I love the flexibility of being my own boss,” insists Sabrina Beltrano, relaxing between clients at her professional home at Workshop, one of Downtown Vancouver’s most beloved and fashion-forward salons.
You’d hardly expect to find your hair’s next best friend deep in the corridors of one of the city’s busiest train stations - but that’s exactly where you’ll find Blanche Macdonald Pro Hair graduate Erin Murphy.
Despite only recently graduated the Blanche Macdonald Pro Hair program, Jesse has landed a chair at a branch of one of the most respected and popular salons in the Vancouver area - Hennessey Salon and Spa.
“Artel, in Russian, means an association of artisans living and working together. We brainstormed a whole list of names but I really felt that this summed up what we were about. We’re all artists, we’re all independent but we’re also a family. We’re a team, we all learn together.”
Ask Blanche Macdonald Pro Hair graduate Sandra Perovic what keeps her travelling from her Vancouver hometown for international hair competitions in Toronto and beyond, and her answer might just surprise you.
“When I was a student I really wanted to do some work experience at Moods,” explains Freddy. “I knew that Tania and her co-owner Chad Taylor would go to the major Fashion Weeks every season and that they’d compete at the Contessa Awards, which is Canada’s biggest hair contest.
Looking around the bohemian chic and retro fittings of Edmonton’s Vanity Corner Hair Boutique, owner and stylist Erin Koslo is fully aware of how far she’s come. Seven years ago the idea of a career in hair had just come to Erin.
Dylan didn’t realize how good he was until he started seeing clients after he had left Blanche Macdonald. Not that that took a long time. He was working at SIR Modern Barbershop two weeks after graduation.