Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
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!
Clean beauty Queen, Makeup grad Tayler Rogers and her brand Midnight Paloma are taking the world by storm. A long established Makeup Artist and former owner of local boutique, BeautyMark, Tayler is well-versed in all things makeup and skincare. Her vast experience with traditional formulations lead her to develop an interest in finding clean beauty solutions. This quickly grew from a pastime to a passion project, ultimately turning into a full-blown business. These days, you can find Midnight Paloma in over 100 stores across Canada—plus in the feeds of celebs like Jillian Harris.