Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Working as a flight attendant for Air Canada was always a dream of Sandy Na's. But she also possessed a life-long love for makeup and beauty that was too strong to ignore. Determined to pursue both of her dreams, Sandy now balances working full-time for the airline
In just a few short years Alejandra Ramazzini went from walking Blanche Macdonald's hallways as a student to instructing in the Nail Studio program. A fanatic for all things nails, Alejandra is passionate about Cardi B’s claws and passing her knowledge to the next generation of Nail Artists. Between molding minds in the classroom and her bustling private nail studio, Bodega Nails, Alejandra has found the perfect outlets for unleashing her boundless creativity.
When she's not perfecting haircuts for her clients at Vancouver's Avant Garde salon, you can catch Stacey Paskall jetting off to share her talents with the rest of the world. She recently jetted off to London, UK, where her "Hairigami" stunned at the the internationally-acclaimed Alternative Hair Show.
Makeup artist to the stars Jonathan Seti leads an action-filled life. Between magazine cover shoots, high profile film sets, and a star studded roster that includes clients like Lorde, Julianne Moore, and even Barack Obama Jonathan stays busy—but he wouldn't have it any other way.
Saskatoon barber Cody Dunbar has always had a passion for working with people. In fact, it was on a missionary trip to India where Cody, working alongside locals, discovered his passion for cutting hair. Now he's transitioned to a full time role in Bourbon Barbershop and Shave Club where he creates classic haircuts and personal connections everyday.
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.
In the midst of a general arts degree, Bridget Thiessen took up a part job where she first discovered visual merchandising. Though she didn't realize it at the time she had serendipitously discovered her calling. 8 years and a Fashion Marketing diploma later, Bridget is now full immersed in the world of Merchandising as Club Monaco's District Visual Manager.
Blanche Macdonald Fashion Design graduate Kirsten Ley has taken on international fashion weeks, including Tokyo, New York, China, Australia, and Vancouver, and now she is ready to conquer the Paris fashion scene.
Already a successful Bridal Makeup Artist in Taiwan, Sunny Lee came to Blanche Macdonald to expand her extensive skills in order to pursue her love for Fashion Makeup artistry. Now she beautifies models and celebs for fashion shoots on the daily, making her lifelong dream a reality.