Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Salon owner and Davines West Coast Educator
Owner of Bodega Nails and Blanche Macdonald Nail Studio Instructor
Regional Trainer for Elizabeth Arden
Featured in British Vogue and Vogue Italia
Mexico's go-to Fashion Makeup Artist
International Superstar: Vogue, i-D, Marc Jacobs
Makeup entrepreneur, The Glamoury
Cher to Dolly: The Queen of Transformation
When it comes to Nails and Esthetics Min Pak is a tour de force. Her career started at Blanche Macdonald in 2005 when she trained as an Esthetician; she soon took off for South Korea, where she added Nail Technician to her resume. Now instructing at Blanche Macdonald, she’s had a massive influence on ensuring that our Nail Studio and Esthetics programs stay on top of the latest industry trends.
In just a few short years Alejandra Ramazzini went from walking Blanche Macdonald's hallways as a student to instructing in the Nail Studio program. A fanatic for all things nails, Alejandra is passionate about Cardi B’s claws and passing her knowledge to the next generation of Nail Artists. Between molding minds in the classroom and her bustling private nail studio, Bodega Nails, Alejandra has found the perfect outlets for unleashing her boundless creativity.
Scrolling through Lana Sheen’s Instagram account, @decenails, makes you wonder if you just found the nail tech of your dreams or the best girlfriend ever. We’ll save you some time and let you know she’s both those things! Lana speaks of her art and career from the perspective of someone who, rather that touting inexplicable natural-born talent, stresses the importance of practice, perseverance, and persistence.
“Bound to give you nails that make you feel super bad and boujee” is how the majority of Vancouver, at least the half that reads Narcity Best Of lists, knows double Blanche Macdonald graduate, Vanessa Stern.
Whether she's living her best self at music festivals around the world or staying in the know with the latest fashion trends, Blanche Macdonald Nail School graduate Little Mythy is constantly gathering inspo for her nail creations.
Walking into Onyx Aesthetics Studio is like walking into a world where every day is a good nail day. It’s a place where beauty is continuously unfolding; a place to be primped and pampered in total tranquility.
In the cozy, clean and crisp white space of Glam Nail Studio, the morning sun glints on the golden array of Nail Art trophies jostling for space along countertops and shelves, intersticed with the framed sets of the winning artwork.
For clients of twice-graduate Paige Roy, imagination is truly at their fingertips. Since launching off from both Blanche Macdonald’s Global Makeup and Nail Parlour programs, Paige has been busy brushing out incredible creatives which have seen nails metamorphosed into monarch butterflies, dragon’s treasure, beetle shells and lightning storms (to name a few).
The great artists always find their medium. Michelangelo had his marble. Hendrix had his guitar. For Blanche MacDonald graduate Steph Urmeneta, her mini-masterpieces come to life on clients’ fingers on a daily basis. She is, by any definition, a true nail art genius.