Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
After a work experience placement through the Global Esthetics Program's Career Department at Vancouver’s Project Skin, Gwen de la Costa was hired as a full-time Medical Esthetician. As her technical and interpersonal skills continued to develop, so did her confidence that she could one day go into business for herself. One fully customized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter later, GWEN Skin Lab was born; a luxurious Medi-Spa on wheels!
Jill Bryan wasn’t sure exactly where she wanted to take her career when she graduated from Blanche Macdonald. After weighing her many options she started working as a Makeup Artist at the Absolute Spa in Downtown Vancouver’s Century Plaza Hotel. Now, Jill takes on the lofty position of Vice President!
Esthetics program grad Christina Makrodimitras may love her role as an Advanced Skin Specialist and Laser Technician at Yaletown’s popular SKN Clinic, but if you ask her for her absolute favourite part of her job don’t expect a straightforward answer.
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!
Once a certified nursing assistant in California, Jas Sahota's move to Canada was truly transformative. Not only did she find a new city to call home, but she also discovered a new calling. Initially a client at Surrey's Beautiful Canadian Laser & Skincare clinic, Jas was inspired by clinic owner Dr. Shah to consider a career in Esthetics. 8 years later, Jas, a graduate of our Esthetics program, is still a fixture at Dr. Shah's clinic—only now she's the face behind the laser.
Tomoko Tajima's journey into the spa industry has been unlike any other. Touched by the kindness of Estheticians who provided joy to her family at their weakest point, Tomoko resolved to do the same for others. She left her career behind to become a Spa Therapist centred on compassion. Now she owns a thriving esthetics studio, Trinity Facial Spa, in Miyazaki, Japan.