Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Christine Palylyk, Jennifer Bowles, and Gwen De La Costa, Medical Estheticians
Salon owner and Davines West Coast Educator
Makeup entrepreneur, The Glamoury
Owner of Bodega Nails and Blanche Macdonald Nail Studio Instructor
Owner and Esthetician, Manscape Spa
International Spa Director, Portugal, Maldives, Tokyo
Mexico's go-to Fashion Makeup Artist
Featured in British Vogue and Vogue Italia
“Artel, in Russian, means an association of artisans living and working together. We brainstormed a whole list of names but I really felt that this summed up what we were about. We’re all artists, we’re all independent but we’re also a family. We’re a team, we all learn together.”
Ask Blanche Macdonald Pro Hair graduate Sandra Perovic what keeps her travelling from her Vancouver hometown for international hair competitions in Toronto and beyond, and her answer might just surprise you.
“When I was a student I really wanted to do some work experience at Moods,” explains Freddy. “I knew that Tania and her co-owner Chad Taylor would go to the major Fashion Weeks every season and that they’d compete at the Contessa Awards, which is Canada’s biggest hair contest.
Looking around the bohemian chic and retro fittings of Edmonton’s Vanity Corner Hair Boutique, owner and stylist Erin Koslo is fully aware of how far she’s come. Seven years ago the idea of a career in hair had just come to Erin.
Dylan didn’t realize how good he was until he started seeing clients after he had left Blanche Macdonald. Not that that took a long time. He was working at SIR Modern Barbershop two weeks after graduation.
Blanche Macdonald Top Hair School graduate Zachary Skyler Jackson's journey has taken him from a village on the Northern British Columbia islands of Haida Gwaii to one of Downtown Vancouver’s busiest and most fashionable salons.