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!
Shortly after her arrival in Vancouver from Vietnam, Michelle St Denis began dreaming of owning a medi spa. With experience as a Laser Technician, Michelle was well aware of joy she felt from helping clients with their skincare concerns. Now, after graduating from Blanche Macdonald’s Esthetics program, Michelle has established ST Medi Laser and Skincare, where she lives out that dream on a daily basis.
Inspired by a life-long love for TV & Film, modelling, and all things beauty, Mika enrolled Blanche Macdonald’s Makeup program to pursue a career as a an on-set Makeup Artist. However, she quickly realized that applying makeup and providing beauty services for clients fulfilled her passion for beauty more than special effects ever had. Sparked by her newfound direction Mika returned to Blanche Macdonald and enrolled in the Esthetics program, which led her to the rewarding career that she has today as the owner and beauty director of Prép Beauty Parlour—Vancouver’s premier beauty studio.
Jojo Macuroy was on track to becoming a professional dancer when an injury changed the course of his life. After attending Blanche Macdonald he founded his own esthetics studio—Jojo Esthetics—in the Swiss enclave of Basel. Now his expertise, attention to detail, and ability to go above and beyond customer expectations has attracted clientele from all over Europe.