Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
A Celebrity Makeup Artist, CEO and Founder of SUVA Beauty, and a Blanche Macdonald Instructor, Shaina Azad has become an inspiration and mentor to many — Including students and graduates! Her indie brand, SUVA Beauty is a Canadian success story that embraces racial and gender diversity.
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!