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
Sunday Beauty Boutique Owner
Lana Condor, Herschel, Artizia
Victoria Ferguson: Hollywood North Makeup Artist
Selena Gomez, Lily Cole, and Russell Crowe
Featured in British Vogue and Vogue Italia
Tanya Howard knows the value of hard work. Her legendary discipline, warm disposition and gift for makeup have brought her a long way. She first began working with Makeup in community theatre productions on Vancouver Island. Now Tanya is the Head of the Makeup Department on the set of hit TV & Film productions. You can see her handywork on productions like Arrow, Wayward Pines, The 100, Emily Owens MD and Human Target.
Makeup artist to the stars Jonathan Seti leads an action-filled life. Between magazine cover shoots, high profile film sets, and a star studded roster that includes clients like Lorde, Julianne Moore, and even Barack Obama Jonathan stays busy—but he wouldn't have it any other way.
“For my entire life I felt that humans are boring looking,” laughs Pepper Gallegos. “I always liked sci-fi growing up and thought people should have ridges, horns and tails like the aliens on Star Trek."
From a Vancouver basement to the sets and FX shops behind global hits like The X-Files, Millennium, Stargate, Supernatural, Fringe, Once Upon A Time, Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies, iZombie, Lone Gunman, Harsh Realm and countless others, Special FX Makeup superstar Rachel Griffin has proved that passion and practice can turn a fan into an industry insider.
If you find yourself in one of Vanessa Giles’ classes on Canada's best Makeup Artist Course, pay attention to every word. You never know when you’re going to be treated to a magical story from the daily adventure that is the TV and film industry.