Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Already a superstar artist behind the scenes, Makeup Graduate Vincenza Celentano's Haus of V Lashes is the latest addition to her impressive resume! Much like her lashes, Vincenza’s had many opportunities to shine on set, working on everything from commercials to major TV series’ and feature films such as HBO Max’s Peacemaker, Once Upon A Time, The Flash, Arrow, and Night at the Museum.
From working alongside PR legend Kelly Cutrone in New York City to launching her own Social Media and PR Company, Fashion Marketing grad Nikki Dindo brings her passion and years of expertise into the Blanche Macdonald classrooms!
Fashion Design grad and founder of street/beach/yoga line Downtown Betty has made it her mission to design as sustainably and ethically as possible. "The concept of Downtown Betty is Whole, Healthy, Home. Our collective mission is sustainable fashion. We were doing it before it was in vogue. We hand cut everything. We use sustainable fabrics."
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."
Fostered by her love for Japanese nail art and inspired by Nail program grad and Salon owner Keiko Matsui, Catherine set out to open her very own private luxury salon known as Sunday Beauty Boutique in Vancouver's stylish Kitsilano neighbourhood.
Winnipeg-born Victoria Ferguson stumbled upon Blanche Macdonald and dove head first into the thrilling world of TV&Film Makeup Artistry. Her perseverance and open-minded approach helped make her an in-demand artist for top shows and dramas including The Good Doctor, Lost in Space, Supernatural and Van Helsing, and propelled her to create her very own skincare line!