Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
As a Makeup Artist, Hairstylist, and owner of her own Beauty Salon in Gastown, Primp and Proper, and an award-winning Hair and Makeup Artist Agency, this Makeup graduate has been fearless in adapting her beauty business to new directions.
Always having her own nails done, Kristine decided to learn how to do her own nails after high school. It wasn't until she started doing nails on other people that she realized she actually wanted to do nails as a career! Only a handful of years later, Kristine's at-home nail business Kaebaby Nails is booming. She's booked up five months in advance!
Pro Hair grad Eliza Trendiak, owner of popular Artel Hair Salons in Vancouver, celebrates five years of business, three locations, 26 employees and a cumulative 35k Instagram followers! "I’ve been so supported and so lucky in my ten years of doing this that I know I can handle it. It’s a journey that started at and was made possible by my time at Blanche Macdonald."
Enrolling in Blanche Macdonald's Esthetics Program straight out of high school set the foundation for Mimi's journey into the world of Medical Esthetics. Now, Mimi is the Clinical Director for Kerrisdale's full service medical clinic, Arbutus Laser Centre!
Founded in 1913 with a reputation for crafting impeccable suits for celebrities, Modernize Tailors is a Vancouver institution located in the heart of Chinatown. When legendary owner Bill Wong passed in April 2017, the shop was handed over to his intern, Blanche Macdonald Fashion Design program graduate Mia Wu. Now, Mia continues the legacy of Modernize, creating high quality garments. Her mission? To turn Modernize to the leading tailoring house in Vancouver and across Canada.