Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
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.
Nicole "Not Marcy" Robertson has found a position that feeds her need to learn. Running her own media business, Marcy Media, teaches Nicole something new each day and allows her to take risks that fuel her creative spirit.
It’s fitting that we find ourselves at the threshold of a Woodwards building street level storefront. Built in 1903, Vancouver’s historic shopping behemoth sat vacant for a period of nearly a decade before the renaissance of Gastown in 2003.
Makeup is different for everyone. For some, it’s designated to special occasions; for others, it’s an essential daily routine. For Blanche Macdonald Freelance graduate AJ Woodworth, it’s a sacred ritual, deserving of respect in an appropriate space and environment.