Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Selena Gomez, Lily Cole, and Russell Crowe
Featured in British Vogue and Vogue Italia
Mexico's go-to Fashion Makeup Artist
Owner of Bodega Nails and Blanche Macdonald Nail Studio Instructor
Sunday Beauty Boutique Owner
Salon owner and Davines West Coast Educator
Regional Trainer for Elizabeth Arden
Victoria Ferguson: Hollywood North Makeup Artist
Tatiana Tavares is a fierce multi-hyphenate whose talents and dazzling personality are always on display in her beauty studio located in the heart of Vancouver's historic neighbourhood—Gastown! From makeup and lashes to manicures and press-on nail sets, Tatiana is truly a beauty triple threat!
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!
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.
Jamie Yin's professional journey to started with a simple realization. When she came to Canada in 2004, Jamie noticed a gap in the Canadian Nail market. So she took her nails into her own hands. Buying over 200 bottles of nail polish, Jamie taught herself everything that she could about the techniques behind the art of Nails. She went onto train in Shanghai, Japan and at the Akzentz Nails' education center, eventually becoming one of their line Educators. Since then, Jamie has won multiple nail art awards and was recently recognized as one of Swarovski's eighty Authorized Nail Art Educators! We are so thankful that she's at Blanche Macdonald sharing her knowledge in our Nail Studio classrooms.
With over a decade in the Korean and Canadian industries, Yuri Song has proven herself as a world-class nail artist. These days you can catch her working as a Nail Artist at Style Lab HQ or in the hallways of Blanche Macdonald, where she instructs our artificial nail module.
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.