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Blanche Macdonald Center - Robson Campus

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Blanche Macdonald Center - Robson Campus

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K
31 December 2019

I graduated from Blanche's Global Fashion Marketing Program in September and since it's been a couple of months I feel like I can properly reflect on my experience. I can't believe how quickly the one year program flew by. Obviously because it's still school (regardless of how much you love what you're studying) there's gonna be some days you'd rather stay in bed, but all I can say is GO. Some of the classes (eg. Fashion Elements, PR, etc) are going to change your outlook on the fashion world or even what you see on passerby's when you're walking down the street. The many projects (both individual and group) are great experience and you may be able to bring some of them to your future job interviews too (hello 2.5" binder Buying project). Blanche's Fashion Marketing program was filled with a good mix of business relevant courses and fashion. Most instructors were experienced in the courses they taught and are great resources for any questions you might have. Plus, they have some great stories to tell. Overall I'm happy I attended Blanche and would recommended it to those wanting to pursue a career in fashion marketing. More...

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31 December 2019

I am beyond grateful of all the things Blanche Macdonald Centre imparted and shared me. I am thankful of their love, support and for believing in my capacity. Blanche Macdonald family helped me to be motivated in bringing out the best in me. Apart from learning so much from my instructors, I am very glad that I was able to share my skills and talents to my classmates and schoolmates. It has given me so much joy every time I see them get inspired, challenged and excited to create their own projects. I am honoured to be a product of one of the best makeup schools in Canada and the whole world.Moreover, they gave me so much courage because of the makeup products and tools that they’ve given me during my graduation as I was a victim of fire and theft towards the end of my schooling. They have taken away one big heavy burden in my heart. Those products and tools will definitely help me to keep going and continue my creativity. Their thoughtfulness is a gift I will always treasure. More powers to you and to the whole Blanche Macdonald Family! More...

A
11 December 2019

Stephanie did a great job with my hair. Curly bags aren't easy but she was patient and they turned out amazing!!

S
25 November 2019

I recently got my hair done here. The stylist did a really wonderful job with my highlights - i have naturally pretty light ashy blonde and they did a wonderful job matching the longer highlights I already had and getting it super close to the root without any bleeding. The only reason I am giving it a 4/5 is because when I got home and looked in the mirror, I saw the one side of my hair was about 1-1.5 inches longer than the other and that the back was layered when I had asked for a straight blunt cut. It doesn't look terrible, but I'll definitely be getting it fixed asap. I will definitely go back to the school for colors but I think i'll stick to my old stylist for all my future cuts. More...

R
8 November 2019

Went here and graduated years ago from the Pro Hair Program and the staff and program are so wonderful. I still visit to this day and let students practice styling on my hair, and love visiting my amazing instructors! ! Learned tons of new stuff here as a student, even things I never thought I needed to know like editorial and fashion shoots, and I’m so glad I know it now. Shoutout to Jeff Ranger who is the coolest instructor ever. U the bomb. More...

S
23 September 2019

My team and I all agreed that the volunteers from Blanche Macdonald were the BEST we have ever worked with! The Blanche Macdonald students were SO helpful, friendly, willing to take on a variety of tasks and went above and beyond! They integrated well with our team and were extremely professional - it was such a pleasure to work with them! More...

Z
9 September 2019

Don’t prepaid your parking tickets. If they over charge you, the company Precise Parkin is very awful with handing refunds. You have to MAIL them to get a MAYBE refund. More...

Z
1 July 2019

Awesome makeup school. I took the Global Makeup program and absoluty loved it. It was a great experience. They have the best instructors and the most friendly staff. If you are interested in anything about the beauty industry just go and contact them. Highly recommended! More...

1 June 2019

很棒很專業的學校

1 June 2019

從加拿大 Blanche Macdonald Centre 進修彩妝是人生最美好的時光,也是很正確的選擇,感謝每位授課老師無私的教導, 學習到更廣泛的彩妝知識與領域。Huge thanks to BMC! I went there last year to improve myself and sure it was one of the best decisions I have made. Thanks again to BMC for teaching me so many things that I didn't know and acknowledging my work . More...

T
26 May 2019

I graduated from the Global Makeup Artistry Program in 2018. It was a wonderful experience and one of the best years of my life. The teachers were thorough, supportive, and well experienced at their craft. I learned a great deal from attending Blanche MacDonald and can completely understand why it is the industry leader for schools. The school has a fantastic family feel that will make you feel you're right at home. I really enjoyed the support of the admissions team, career department, and teachers that were provided to me during school. Being a graduate I can now still access these great benefits after school as well. I would 100% recommend this Blanche MacDonald Centre to anyone! More...

P
24 May 2019

I started the Professional-Hair program at Blanche Macdonald Centre in September of 2018, since then BMC has become my second home. Classmates have become close friends and instructors support us in every way, teaching us valuable life lessons. We have become a family. Three months into our program I had the opportunity to join and compete in "BC Skills Canada" and took home the bronze medal in that competition. After that many more opportunities came along, I have gotten to work with multiple artists designing looks for photoshoots and the runway. I also have gotten hired at Moods, a prestigious hair salon in Vancouver. When I'm not in school or at work I am working as a freelance artist doing bridal looks. None of these things would have been possible without the training I have received at Blanche. More...

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24 May 2019

I am soon to be a graduate of Blanche Macdonald from the full-time Professional Hairstyling Program and for me, the past year has been nothing but amazing. The friendships I've made from this school will last a lifetime and I'm so grateful that this school has been able to let me meet and connect with people I never would have an opportunity to if I hadn't gone to Blanche. So many of the teachers were so supportive and pushed me to my limits in the greatest way. Coming into the program I was very lost and wasn't sure where I was going career wise, but from the help and guidance of the instructors I am now well on my way to a bright future. All the 10 levels of the Pro-Hairstyling Program prepared me very well for the industry and gave me all the skills I need to succeed. Throughout this program, there were so many opportunities that had opened up for me, and one of them was the Skills Canada Hair Competition. My instructor Renata was a great mentor throughout the months I had trained hard with her. I developed advanced skills that propelled me to second place at the regional competition. The other opportunities that have opened up for me was for work and volunteering experience which has given me great contacts in the industry and had landed me employment at an amazing salon. Even nearing my graduation this school is continuing to help me by still recommending opportunities past my graduation date. I highly recommend Blanche Macdonald if you are wishing to pursue your dreams in the hair industry! More...

J
23 May 2019

I graduated from Blanche Macdonald attending the 12 month Global Fashion Marketing class. This school was everything I was expecting and so much more starting with the great teachers and community surrounding it. Every teacher has so much passion for the industry and are wanting to educate the students. Every class I took at Blanche has been applicable to my future in this industry. This school prompts the students to do well after graduation by giving them opportunities to work or volunteer during school. So when it comes time to graduate you have some experience and have met contacts in the industry. Now that I’ve finished school Blanche still continues to help me by still recommending opportunities to further my career. I recommend Blanche Macdonald to anyone who is wanting to learn about this industry and the skills you need to further your career. More...

J
9 May 2019

I graduated from the Global Makeup program at Blanche MacDonald in 2017 and had an amazing experience! The teachers are so helpful and go above and beyond to help you. It’s very special to be educated by people who are in the industry themselves. The school is constantly keeping their education up to date with industry standards. I felt very prepared when I left to go out and work! I would say the most valuable part of my Blanche experience was the networking opportunities. I gained so many contacts through the career department and teachers themselves. Everyone wants to see you succeed and thrive in this competitive industry. I would recommend this school 100%. More...

P
30 April 2019

I had a great time during my Freelance makeup artistry program at Blanche! All the staff and instructors are always happy to help you and they offer you great opportunities for succeeding! Highly recommended!

M
1 April 2019

I was one of the Fashion Marketing grad and i would say that my program was pretty compressed (i liked it that way). What i like about Blanche is, "THEY KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN - AND YOU LEARN WHAT YOU NEED". I may have stayed here for just couple of months but it feels likes they taught me things that could have taught for years! You know when you are not getting any younger you want things to be all easy, quick but informative - this is it. More...

M
31 March 2019

I was one of the Fashion Marketing grad and i would say that my program was pretty compressed (i liked it that way). What i like about Blanche is, "THEY KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN - AND YOU LEARN WHAT YOU NEED". I may have stayed here for just couple of months but it feels likes they taught me things that could have taught for years! You know when you are not getting any younger you want things to be all easy, quick but informative - this is it. More...

T
31 March 2019

If I had to choose only one positive thing (out of many) about this school it would 100% be the career department. I have gotten so many amazing jobs where I am able to use all my new skills that I have learnt in class! Everyone that joins the program can use the career department to help them gain experience! They are so welcoming. More...

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1 February 2019

I recently graduated from the Fashion Marketing Diploma program last year and I couldn't be happier with my experience at Blanche. The instructors are super knowledgable, helpful, caring and passionate. Many of them are presently working in the industry so the information/curriculum is current and up-to-date. The program is condensed and the course load can be pretty heavy. However, whatever you put into this program is exactly what you'll get out of it in the end. I learned a lot from attending Blanche and I've made some pretty great friends along the way! I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to get into the fashion industry!! More...

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30 January 2019

I graduated from a 12-month Fashion Design Diploma Program in September 2018. I think the program is great. It was pretty intense, compact, fast-faced, focused, seriously stuffed with weekly homework, and that, for me, made the program great. If you intend to brush up your knowledge in fashion design, this program is for you. If you are investigating if fashion design is your calling, this program is for you. If you want to be admitted in a 4-year degree in top fashion design schools but don't have the skills yet, this program is for you. It's a good start. More...

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30 January 2019

I've been going there to get my hair done for about 2 years now, roughly every 3 to 4 months. I've had a great experience 90% of the time, both with the person working on my hair, and the instructors who walk around and check the students' work. It does take longer than a regular salon because the students are practising what they learned, but outside of that, they know their stuff, have good technique for cutting, dying and styling, and honestly, I've even had students offer to get me a Stbx coffee or put more money in the parking meter while my hair was being colored - super super sweet gesture. I would recommend this place to anyone who is okay with spending a bit less money, but a little more time on their hair do :) More...

J
30 January 2019

BMC offered me a year-long program full of valuable information, surrounded by a pleasant, welcoming group of people. The instructors were the best part, seeming both experienced in their respective fields of work and genuine in their care for the students. Thank you all.

E
1 January 2019

I attended the Fashion Marketing program at BMC, and I couldn't be happier with the course! The classes offered cover such a large spectrum in the industry, and leave graduates with an understanding of a variety of fields. Some classes offered are intro, and others more in-depth. However, this program allowed me to find which sector of the industry I would thrive in! And I couldn't be more grateful. In light of this, the real reason to attend Blanche Macdonald is the access students are given to the career director's large network. Mel is able to connect students with opportunities that will further their career, and give them a head-start over others in this competitive industry. Students should take full advantage! BMC is also involved with students after they graduate, alumni are presented with career building options and are supported by the BMC staff. Thank you BMC More...

C
1 January 2019

Overall good experience and wonderful teachers. Would have liked it if the classes focused more on hard and technical skills, so we would have more to put on our resumes.

E
1 January 2019

blanche MacDonald is a great school.I just graduated from the fashion design program and I had the most amazing year and absolutely loved it. the instructors are wonderful and knowledgeable .and I have learned a lot in just a yearI would defiantly recommend BMC to anyone who wants to start a career in fashion . More...

C
1 January 2019

I graduated from Blanche a few months ago and had a great experience there. I learned a lot, especially from the fantastic teachers that are from the industry. The courses are very interesting, with 20 different classes exploring many different aspect and field within the fashion industry. More...

S
1 January 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Blanche Macdonald in the Global Fashion Marketing program, and would highly recommend the program to any one interested in a career in fashion. I learned so much in the last year, and gained valuable hands on experiences through the classes offered, as well as the outside volunteer opportunities, such as working backstage at fashion shows, re-branding and visual merchandising for a clothing boutique, and interning at a local modelling agency. In my opinion, the top three aspects of BMC are:1. The wide range of subjects offered, giving you a taste of all the possible career options available in the industry 2. The teachers, who all work in the industry and have valuable knowledge and skills to offer their students3. The connections, making it easy to network and gain experience and/or employment opportunities The best advice I received when starting at BMC was that "what you put into the program is what you'll get out of it". The classes and projects are very intensive, but you will really thrive in the program as long as you put your full effort in and are open to all opportunities and experiences that come your way. I've done things in the last year that I never would have imagined myself doing, and I secured a job that I love in the industry before I had even graduated. As someone who had worked in fashion retail for five long years, I can say without a doubt that coming to BMC to further my career in fashion was the best decision I've ever made. More...

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31 December 2018

Just graduated from the Fashion Marketing program and words cannot describe how amazing the experience was. You gain so much knowledge and experience in just one year that by the end of the program, you're a different person. I have made connections and met people that I would never have had an opportunity to meet if I hadn't gone to Blanche and I am so grateful for that. The lectures are very hands on, you get to work on projects that are similar to the real world job and instructors bring in some great illustrations it really gives you a clear picture of what it would be like to work in different areas of the fashion industry. Instructors are very supportive and they genuinely care about students beyond just teaching. You can see that they really want each and everyone to succeed. The career advising program is great as well, it gives students opportunities to work with local designers and key people in the industry and they continue to support you even after your studies which is amazing. More...

T
31 December 2018

Blanche Macdonald is an amazing school. I graduated from the global fashion marketing program this past spring and I absolutely loved it. The classes are fantastic. All of the content you learn is up-to-date and extensive but still interesting and engaging. The instructors are all phenomenal. I don't think I had a single class where the teacher wasn't incredibly knowledgeable and supportive. Plus they are all actively work in the industry, so they can give you such clear and up-to-date insight on what the fashion industry is like. Peggy and Donna are particularly awesome. I also really loved the school's career department. Mel is so great. She has amazing connections for volunteer/job experience and she gives great advice that will help you succeed. She also has really keen sense for connecting you with positions that would a be a good fit for you. Classes are small so it's easy to connect with other students and to make friends. I met some of my best friends through Blanche. The fashion marketing program is only one year, and while it's hard work that requires lots of discipline, it’s also so much fun. I would definitely recommend the fashion marketing program and Blanche Macdonald to anyone who is seriously considering pursuing a career in fashion. It was so worth it for me. More...

S
31 December 2018

I had my hair cut here and I loved it! Took a while but it was the cheapest cut I’ve ever had and probably one of the better looking ones too so 100% worth it! If you’re looking for an inexpensive cut that leaves you looking fresh, modern and beautiful, this is your place! More...

C
1 December 2018

I graduated from the Freelance Makeup program at the City Square Campus! Loved every minute of it! Such knowledgeable teachers and staff, and a very positive atmosphere all around. Would definitely recommend.

L
1 December 2018

I can't speak enough about the great experience I had at blanche Macdonald, from day one everything was perfect. The admnistration makes every step easy. I did my registration with Susan and she was so kind, thoughtful honest and everything was explained with a total honesty I felt so confortable with her. The teachers are helpful kind and very patient.The school is in a great location, it's a small classes so we have a lot of attention from the teachers. I looked around and I could not find better.A huge thank you to Susan Lee-Shipley More...

P
1 December 2018

Great base of knowledge, dedicated and instructive educators, great management and disciplined planning. All combined with an open door policy of directors and instructors who are always there to help students find right networks and advice for their future jobs. People of Blanche Macdonald Center are of the most helpful, honest and trustworthy ones I have seen. More...

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1 November 2018

if you are looking for a school with a strong administration and staff who personally cares about its students and pays attention to detail then this is the school you want to check out. I had a tour of Blanche Macdonald for the Spa Esthetician Program and I felt very welcomed from the moment I stepped in the office. I was welcomed by Susan Lee-Shipley who answered all my questions about attending school. To be honest I did not think school would be a possibility for me at this time as my husband and I had moved from Ontario to British Columbia less than a year ago and expenses were a bit tight. School finances can be difficult and stressful to talk about and Susan made sure to explain everything in details, writing everything down which was very important to me. I also had a chance to talk to Alexa from financial aid and she was able to breakdown all fees and explain the application process. I had a tour of the school and facilities even stepping into a classroom for 5 minutes to listen in and I could already picture myself in the classroom. I highly suggest you tour the treatment rooms (if they are available) as this is where you will spend the majority of your time. I left that day feeling so happy and hopeful, all my questions had been answered. I know that this is where I am meant to go to school. In just over two weeks I will be attending Blanche Macdonald and finally starting my career and passion. More...

J
1 November 2018

Blanche Macdonald Centre is an extraordinary one of a kind school!!No words can describe how grateful I am that I could graduate from here. I have a deep appreciation for all of my teachers, instructors and staffs' extraordinary help and support. Every single people who works there is truly thoughtful, warm-hearted, patient, supportive and really AMAZING! I took the Professional Esthetics / Spa diploma course and just graduated last month. Choosing Blanche Macdonald Centre is the best decision I have ever made!! I learned so much more than I expected! I learned Spa nail service, Physiology / Anatomy, Skin disorders and facial and body massage techniques, skin care products as well as ingredients, retail sales, Spa make ups, art and tech and so on. This knowledge is absolutely useful and important to know when you work at a Spa (even at high-end spas). I gained tremendous confidence and feel that I now have the resilience to fight through any challengesI strongly recommend Blanche Macdonald Centre to everyone who is interested in esthetics. More...

C
1 November 2018

The career team at BMC are super helpful, reliable, and awesome! They really care about the students, past and present!

M
1 November 2018

I graduated from Blanche Macdonalds global makeup program recently and it was an amazing experience. I loved my teachers and found that they went above and beyond what they had to teach to give real life tips and tricks for the students who talked to them and asked for help. The career department continues to help me find jobs and opportunities even after graduating. Overall I loved my year, I learned a lot, and made great connection. More...

J
1 November 2018

The school where you build your dreams. It's such a great and professional school, teaching you so much, allowing you to meet great artists, and helping you with awesome work opportunities.

O
1 November 2018

I have been a student at Blanche since January 2017. I took a break after 6 months and couldn’t wait to return this year. I have since met some pretty talented and great people at the school. I have liked all of my instructors they sincerely care. Also, their talent and knowledge of the industry is both diverse and impeccable, to tell the truth, I can’t even say who is my fav. For the first time in my life, I actually like all my teachers. It’s a bonus that they work in the industry. I have learned so much since I’ve been there and the support from the instructors has been more than I could ask for. Since I have been there longer than the average student, I feel I have had more time to get to know the instructors and they truly make the school what it is ....... a great place to learn the art of makeup. I thank each and every instructor I have had for sharing their knowledge with me. I also am thankful to the makeup career department for opening doors for us at Blanche to find jobs and volunteer opportunities in the industry, they too are amazing. I feel blessed and am very happy to be able to have had the Blanche experience. Thank you Blanche Macdonald Team you rock. More...

S
1 November 2018

I was student for most of my life but blanch is the best institutes with the best of the best instructors, im so happy that i had a chance to be a student in this school

J
1 November 2018

Awesome school. The instructors and staff are very knowledgable and approachable! The course is extensive and covers a lot about hair. Its definitely been a fun year doing the Hair Program at Blanche! More...

F
1 November 2018

I'm now completing my second program here at Blanche and I can say that in regards to content taught here, it's great. The instructors here provide you with above average skill knowledge and keen on precision of the art. I’d definitely say you’d need to be strong minded and determined individual to be able to attend this institution. However for the skill set you gain from this program or any program here at Blanche, can take you very far. More...

S
1 November 2018

I'm two weeks away from graduating the Global Fashion Marketing program and I don't want it to end! I've learned so much from every single instructor and I love how the instructors are actively working in the subjects they are teaching so the information is always fresh and relevant! Going to Blanche doesn't feel like i'm going to school since the classes are so engaging and hands on. They truly allow you to be your creative self and help nourish your talent. The connections you make and the people you meet will be endless when going to Blanche Macdonald and I can't wait to see what the future holds for me! More...

T
1 November 2018

If you are thinking about getting into the beauty and fashion industry i highly recommend Blanche, I love the instructures here, they are all very experienced and helpful.

R
1 November 2018

If you want to start your career as a stylist, this is where to begin. Blanche Maconalds program goes above and beyond, and is recognized world wide. It's near impossible to leave here and not be successful. More...

G
1 November 2018

Amazing school to study! It’s a bless to be able to study makeup at Blanche Macdonald! Feeling excited and enjoyed every day of class!You can really learn the best techniques and experiences out of it! Really glad that I’m in the program. For those of you are really into makeup and want a career of makeup, you should definitely book a tour at Blanche, learn more about it! Be passionated! More...

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1 November 2018

I am now finishing up my hair program at Blanche and would love to say that there are great teachers and very welcoming staff. I 100% recommend others to come here. Glad I chose Blanche!! More...

C
1 October 2018

Blanche Macdonald is an amazing school! I’ve just finished my Pro Hair Program and I couldn’t be more satisfied with everything I have learned here. All the teachers are professional, helpful and eager to help us learn. I’ve made life long friend ships and have learned so much over the past year. It was a once in a life time experience and I truly believe if you are interested in the beauty industry, then Blanche will be the perfect fit for you! More...

E
2 September 2018

Speaking as a recent graduate, attending school at Blanche was probably one of the best decisions I made to kick off my career as a makeup artist. The teachers have all worked industry and give amazing tips and tricks and are extremely supportive and approachable. Apart from the amazing educational side of Blanche, I am beyond grateful for the involvement and care given by the career department. I definitely would not be where I am today without them. They referred me for my first professional photoshoot, and continue to support and approach me with amazing opportunities. Even after I graduated from the program, I still feel welcome to talk to Heather and Jen when I need advice. More...

S
1 August 2018

I'm currently a student in the global makeup course, and I am due to graduate this November. When I first started this course I had ZERO clue about makeup. I didn't know contour, highlights, how to make a bruise, what a "honey wagon" was or how to operate an airbrush.....ok, I didn't know what an airbrush even looked like! My point is, that this course builds you from the ground up. Some people said they thought it was a money grab, they got no work from it etc etc, but to be frank, you get what you put in. Within a month of completing my first module I had gotten hired by MAC, now I am working in the TV &Film industry and I'm nearly half way to joining the union. I haven't even graduated yet. The best things about this course is that all the teachers are very active in the industries whether it be retail, bridal, fashion, tv/film or prosthetics; they have an unparalleled support system for while you are a student AND after you graduate; the kits are fantastic (I love my zuca 4eva); and you get a full education meaning it covers everything. The worst thing about the school is that there is no Tim Hortons in the mall, and that is honestly my only complaint. I am not getting paid to endorse this school, I don't work for the school, I just show up. Early. And do my work. This was the best investment I could ever have made. More...

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1 August 2018

I could tell a much more detailed rendition of why I have such a great deal of respect for Blanche Macdonald, but here's a compressed version. My "make-up mom" of sorts when I was working in cosmetic retail had just returned from Blanche in 2014 and suggested that I look into the make-up courses since she was confident I'd fall in love; I ordered pamphlets and occasionally looked at them, weighing my options.Two years later, finally realizing I needed a creative push, I called the BMC Atelier and Lise walked me through registration for the Freelance program flawlessly; I was soon VERY excited to make the move to Vancouver and start my courses.I only had class two days a week, but those days were what I looked forward to - it sounds a bit cliché, but the instructors and staff I had met during my time at Blanche are the reason I never wanted to leave.In the most "stars aligned" moment after school had finished, I was brought on as a Q-Talent at BMC's CurliQue Boutique, and it feels like I didn't have to leave, after all.If you've read this out of consideration, and you're a creative soul looking for a family of like-minded people to inspire you, Blanche will quickly become a second home. More...

P
1 August 2018

To those who are seriously considering an education in makeup artistry, I have to tell you that attending Blanche Macdonald Center was the single most important decision I made for my career as an aspiring makeup artist. It is the BEST decision!I attended the Freelance Makeup Program, and subsequently the Global Makeup Program. Meanwhile, I was also in UBC studying Psychology. In the end, with the help and support from the school, my family, and my friends, I was able to graduate UBC on time (in four years), the Freelance Program, as well as the Global Makeup Program all in five years.Being educated in a world-renowned institution gave me a lot of confidence and courage to put myself on the market and land jobs that are otherwise extremely difficult to obtain on my own. It was absolutely the top-quality education, but also most definitely the abundant resources and support I received at Blanche Macdonald that made my journey incomparable and truly valuable!The instructors are all industry leading professionals who are the experts in the field! With every module throughout the course came a new instructor with an incredible résumé and a devoted positive personality. They shared their experiences and know-hows with us generously, and taught us industry essential knowledge thoroughly. The extent to which they are willing to share and connect with me personally – one of the thousands of students they must have – is absolutely remarkable and moving!The anxiety of finding work is inevitable, and it was there even before I enrolled in the school! However, throughout the program, and even long after, the Blanche Macdonald career department continue to tag me in posts on Facebook and include me in threads that contain details to many job opportunities! Also, they reached out to me several times to find out how I am doing, and never ceased to show their love and just how much they care about me! I am truly honoured and so glad to have been a part of the school, and have the school be a part of my journey. The school gave me such a strong fundamental understanding of the industry, and equipped me with all the necessary information I will need. I believe having a solid foundation is paramount to success, and I definitely recommend anyone serious about their career in makeup artistry to go to Blanche Macdonald! More...

S
1 August 2018

Great experience as a Fashion Merchandise student. Teachers were very helpful and supportive the entire way of the school year. Great introduction to the fashion industry as it help you gear towards specific career paths you want to pursue. More...

E
1 August 2018

Blanche Macdonald really opened up my eyes to different career opportunities! The staff and students are all extremely nice and helpful.

F
1 August 2018

I really enjoyed my time at Blanche as a freelance student. Instructors were all super professional, nice and patient towards students. I have learned lots of new tricks and it opened my eyes about makeup artistry. The school provides many resources after graduation, I have gotten plenty of working experience/opportunities from the school jobs page. Their career department really puts in a lot of effort to help their graduates get into the industry. More...

E
1 August 2018

I have graduated from that aesthetics department and can say that not only did this school give me top education with a renown name to get a job quote literally anywhere, this school and the teachers have shown me love and support superceeding expectations to help me grow as an individual. The school has recently updated the interior of the school which makes me so proud to call it a second home as I continue my education with them. I would recommend this school to anyone with passion and drive to achieve their dreams, because I personally know they will be supported every step of the way, even as the continue onwards into their career. More...

S
1 August 2018

My experience studying at Blanche MacDonald was beyond everything I was expecting back home: I loved it! I recommend this college for people that are willing to take makeup seriously and deeply. Everything is designed for you to transform your dreams into a reality, but you have to work hard. It is up to you to use every resource wisely and to take the most of the teachers, the photoshoots, the career department and the instalations. The best place to become a professional makeup artist (if you really want to)! More...

R
1 August 2018

I would highly recommend Blanche Macdonald Centre . I enjoyed the esthetics and nail parlor program . Instructors are all amazing . I started my job as a full time esthetician the day after I completed school. It was such a wonderful experience ☆☆☆☆☆ More...

S
1 August 2018

Since starting in April 2017 for the global makeup program which is for 1 year, I have definitely been enjoying it so far and having so much fun. The instructors in each of my modules are so nice and helpful which is something that I appreciate from my instructors. It's also very interesting learning new makeup techniques and style from each of them that I never seen anywhere else before (sometimes not even on YouTube). The school also offers a lot of career opportunities that not a lot of makeup schools offer which is very helpful for me when trying to find employment relating to makeup. The tuition is definitely on the pricey side depending on which program you choose, but if you are serious about going into makeup artistry or just trying it out for yourself.. It will definitely be worth it in the end. More...

A
1 August 2018

I didn't know what to expect after enrolling at BMC's Nail Studio course. It is also something so new to me and jumping into the unknown was exciting yet frightening. EVERY single person at BMC, including my classmates were amazing from the moment I walked into those doors. I have acquired the skills needed to start making my mark in this industry, and it also allows me to be knowledgeable in seeking other ways to keep improving those skills. Thank you, BMC! More...

J
1 August 2018

What an amazing school! As a student partaking in the one year Global Makeup Artistry program, I can confidently say that this institute is one of the finest. The teachers change each module and Blanche Macdonald has the best. Each teacher is extremely knowledgable and very willing to help students with whatever they may need. They are experts in their field and they pass on knowledge to the students that helps them stand out from other schools. This school will provide you with everything you need. Blanche also has a career department that I can personally say has assisted me in endless ways. Whether it be advice about the industry or granting volunteer jobs to the students to gain experience, they are one of the most helpful resources Blanche has to offer. I would recommend this school to anyone who is serious about becoming a professional in the makeup industry or any other industry in which the school offers a program for. I am confident that their other programs are just as amazing! More...

M
1 August 2018

I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would like to thank 2 of my amazing teachers Kari and Leah! As well as Heather and Jen for all there support. I definitely recommend Blanche :)

B
1 August 2018

Coming in as a mature student with no formal training in makeup, I was pleasantly surprised and very happy with my education at Blanche Macdonald. We received extensive training in all areas from Bridal, Fashion and Editorial Makeup to SPFX, Airbrush and Prosthetics. I enjoyed learning from teachers that had real world experience in the industry, in particular the indespensable advice and tips they could give us about working on set and breaking into the film industry! Not to mention the top notch brand name kits included In our tuition. I have graduated as of November, 2017 and have already started getting work in my chosen field in the film industry and feel confident on set with my skills achieved at Blanche, not to mention the ongoing support of the career department and teachers and the entire Blanche Family! Special shout out to my amazing teachers, Jennifer Folk, Janella Churchill, Daemon and Sandra, among so many others I loved!! Thanks for helping me follow my dreams More...

A
1 August 2018

Blanche does an amazing job at helping their students not only receive some of the best training, at top industry standards but also, get job and volunteer opportunities! I graduated December 2016, and still I’m in touch with many of my instructors, getting days on film sets through them. Jen and heather have everyone’s backs when it comes to finding opportunities in the industry. You can trust the instructors, they work in the industry so if you do well, and show that you are eager and passionate, they will do everything to help you out. My year in the global makeup program was the best decision I ever made! More...

S
1 August 2018

Great esthetics program with amazing & supportive instructors!

L
1 August 2018

The school experience is so amazing. Didn’t know I could learn so much in such a short time! Thank you to the wonderful teachers and my classmate for such a great time

S
1 August 2018

I started my makeup journey at Blanche with their one year Global Makeup Program in August 2016 and it was one of the best decisions of my life! I met with Josephine to learn more about Blanche and what they had to offer and was immediately greeted with a hug! She took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for and introduced me to several teachers and allowed me to visit each class to see what a day at Blanche looked like! Starting this program, I barely knew anything about makeup other than “Instagram” makeup but I knew I wanted to do art as a career since I was a child. Since then, I’ve learnt so much about makeup products, techniques and getting a better understanding of how the industry works and what to expect! Every one of my teachers were incredible! With their love, support and guidance, I’ve gained so much confidence needed to achieve my dreams at the highest level of industry standard! They really take the time to help you in anyway to perfect your craft! Heather and Jen from the career department are superb! They really want you to succeed and do anything and everything in their power to get you exactly where you need to be to achieve it all! I never knew what I was capable of until coming to Blanche MacDonald. Blanche MacDonald is THE school you want to be at to gain the right skills needed for any industry you want to get into! Whether it’s fashion, TV/Film, SFX, bridal or airbrushing, Blanche has your back every step of the way! More...

K
1 August 2018

I spent a lot of time researching, visiting and even auditing other makeup schools in Vancouver before choosing Blanche last year. My biggest takeaway was the unparalleled support system offered by the admissions team (student loan help, etc.), instructors and career department. I absolutely loved my time here. I cannot express how wonderful some of my instructors were- I still think of Janella Churchill when I head to a TV/Film project! Without her preparation, tips and tricks I wouldn't have felt confident navigating my first film set (special thanks for bringing in her kit to let me dig through and see what to bring!)! The connections I made continue to inspire and drive my career, and I hope to stay in touch with all the wonderful team there for the rest of my journey! More...

J
1 August 2018

I recently finished the Esthetics Program and I am very glad I took it at Blanche. The instructors and directors try to help you as much as possible. I have learned many things that I didn't know about the Esthetics industry and I will take my knowledge and share with others. Thank you ! More...

I
1 August 2018

Best makeup school in town. Really helped me growing my skills and knowledge of makeup. Most importantly, lots of opportunities to practical experiences in real life work.

C
1 August 2018

I’m currently a student at Blanche Macdonald and I just want to let you all know what a great time I’m having. I’m learning lots and have met so many amazing people. I love all my classes and my classmates, and most especially all the very knowledgeable instructors I’ve had (Lesley, Marlayna, Yazmine & Jordy). Going to Blanche has been the best decision I’ve ever made. I came in wanting to learn and dreaming of one day becoming a makeup artist. I did not expect to excel at it - which is now really making me even more motivated than ever. Now that I’m almost halfway through the program, I can’t help but get emotional seeing how far I’ve come and what a journey it has been. Looking forward to the rest of my modules. Chai More...

B
1 August 2018

My sister and I went to get our hair cuts before my wedding. The stylists were great and the instructors were with them every step of the way. One of my best haircuts! I have curly hair so it's tricky and I felt very confident that I would look great. Be prepared for a longer time in the chair, but well worth it. More...

J
1 August 2018

I got a cut here by Katy Gwozdecki. It was absolutely fantastic! She has such attention to detail. You can really feel her passion for this amazing art. She asked me if there was anything I would like to fix and was very understanding when I told her what I wanted corrected. The final product was great! I've never felt so good after a cut before! I definitely recommend getting a cut here. I'm sure all the students are great, but I was incredibly happy with Katy's service! I will definitely come back! More...

V
1 August 2018

The staff & teachers are amazing! They have a genuine interest in seeing you learn and be successful. Having graduated 5 years ago i still utilize the skills i learned in school and have recently landed my dream job Via a job posting and recommendation through the fashion career department (who has helped me in various ways since day 1 and even now 5 years later!)

D
1 August 2018

I attended the Fashion Merchandising course, all the teachers were exceptionally wonderful at helping me with any questions I had about the classes I was in. Their courses hit every aspect of the fashion industry, which opened my eyes in realizing there was more to fashion than I realized. They helped me when I wasn't in school as well, getting connections in the path I wanted to go down and meeting people who would help further my career. I had an amazing year there and would recommend to anyone that loves designers, clothes or fashion to enroll. More...

K
1 August 2018

I am currently attending the full time Pro hair program and i am so happy i decide to take this course. Having many different teachers teaching you with all their own little tricks and secrets has helped me understand so much so easily. Everybody that either attends courses at blanche or works there are all super friendly and make the place really welcoming. I would recommend Blanche Macdonald to anybody that wants to get into the beauty industry. More...

V
1 August 2018

I came in to get a haircut and was pleasantly surprised at the experience I had at Blanche Macdonald. The student who cut my hair was very skilled, professional, and genuine. The haircut itself turned out great and I was treated to a very soothing scalp massage afterwards. I will definitely come back and highly recommend everyone to get their hair done here. More...

H
1 August 2018

I am currently a student at Blanche Macdonald, enrolled in the full time Pro Hair Program and I have to say I feel very lucky to have attended Blanche not only because of the amazing teachers, and the overall reputation of the school, but because Blanche has you up, hands on, practicing and learning new techniques from day 1, the amount of class time is equal to the amount of actual client and salon time making you not only prepared with the basic knowledge of hair but the actual hands on, client interaction aspect of the industry ! They set you up really well by offering levels in all aspects of hair, such as: the basics , women’s cuts, men’s barbering , color, extensions , tv and film, styling photo shoots and even Buisness preparation ! I defiantly recommend this school for people who are wanting a solid practical and theoretical knowledge of hairstyling and people who are serious about working in the hair care industry ! More...

N
1 August 2018

I had a great experience there with Kayla (group #122), she was very knowledgeable, meticulous and great at her job; loved what she did with my hair. Definitely going back for the follow up appointments. More...

B
1 August 2018

I recently graduated Blanche's Fashion Design program, and could not be happier with my experience. The school offers many resources, from space to cut/sew, to their knowledgable staff. The program is set up for each student to create their own clothing line start to finish, from concept to runway. Not an easy feat, the teachers are there to provide insight, and help every step of the way. Walking away with a newfound knowledge of technical design, as well as a general knowledge of the industry and fashion itself, I would highly recommend this program to anybody seriously considering design. Not only is the program incredible, Vancouver itself has so much to offer for creatives in fashion. More...

A
1 August 2018

I was recently here for shampoo, conditioning, and getting my hair thinned and it was a great service. I was treated by Ravinder Kaur group #129 and would like to say she was very polite and had great service.

T
1 August 2018

I visited the academy to get a short hair cut. The student Kathleen Cosimer did an incredible job, I am more than satisfied with the result. The instructors oversaw the whole process and gave valuable feedback. Very professional setting. More...

T
1 August 2018

Yesterday, I got my hair cut by Cristina! This is my second time getting a haircut with her, and she did a wonderful job as always! also I got the best blow dry I've ever had! She is very friendly and professional. Walked out feeling beautiful and confident. Definitely coming back. More...

H
1 August 2018

I am a recent BMC fashion design graduate and I have been blown away by the amount of support I've received in building my career during the program but especially after the fact. The staff and directors have shown me so much support by offering invaluable advice, extending their help when I need it, and providing me with incredible opportunities. The amount that we learn within a year as fashion design students is remarkable and challenging, and is only made possible by the dedication and experience of the teachers, who are true maven's. More...

S
1 August 2018

I graduated last year from the Fashion Design Program at BMC, and i’m proud to say this experience was the best thing happened to me during my stay in Vancouver! As an international student, i was first honoured with a scholarship and later awarded with the Academic Achievement Award. This wouldn’t have happened without the incredible support of all my beloved instructors and wonderful staff at BMC. I couldn’t have asked for a better family in Vancouver! I would highly recommend Blanche Macdonald Centre’s Fashion Design Program to anyone who is searching for an intensive and short program guided by the best instructors ever! More...

M
1 August 2018

As a graduate of the Fashion Design program, I can say I learned the most relevant and up-to-date information in all of the courses. Being an accelerated program, it definitely gives you back what you put in. With that being said, all of the teachers are very supportive of individual style and push you to do your best. When students didn't grasp a certain concept the teachers were quick to find another way to explain it so everyone could understand.Upon the end of the year at Blanche, I was helped to find work immediately after I graduated. I had a great experience learning what I loved. It really helped to be learning it from people who shared the same passions! More...

S
1 August 2018

I had a hair cut and style from Cristina Tocaj (Group 122) and I am so pleased with the end result! This is one of my favourite hair cuts of all time, not to mention Cristina was so kind, thoughtful and professional. I would 100% recommend her and attending Blanche for a cut. More...

M
1 August 2018

Kayla in group 122 styled my hair and makeup with an updo and formal dress and it was stunning! On top of a gorgeous look she also was super professional and we had great conversation. She is a talented stylist and someone that I’ll gladly see again.Thanks Kayla for the rad look! More...

J
1 August 2018

Blanche Macdonald is one of the best schools for fashion design in Vancouver. Having graduated in 2017, the experience, support, and exposure has been instrumental in helping me land magazine coverage, participation in fashion weeks, and get custom orders. The work pace is demanding which is great because you don't forget what you learn, and get a taste of working in the industry once you're graduated. More...

E
1 August 2018

Great school! I am attending the 2 year Global Fashion Marketing Co-op program. Very educated instructors with much knowledge and passion for the industry. I am glad I chose the 2 year program as the first year layed the foundation of knowledge that I am able to use right now as I am getting out in the workplace for my second year. So far I have gotten many great opportunities and learning experiences in the workplace in fashion thanks to the awesome career director at the school. I recommend this program if you want to get broad knowledge of anything fashion as well as get a foot in the door to some great workplaces. More...

S
1 August 2018

Blanche MacDonald Center is a great school to attend if you are into fashion. The faculty is very knowledgeable and the intense program is designed very well which prepare you for the future career in fashion industry. The thing I like the most is their career advisor, Mel, she has great connection and will expose you to the various opportunity in the field for you to explore. She even provide the support after you graduated. Thanks BMC! More...

S
1 August 2018

I have always wanted to pursue a career in fashion and knew from the start that Blanche Macdonald would be the place for me. From the moment I sent out an inquiry I was contacted by the ever so lovely Mary. Her positive attitude and knowledge made me feel right at home. She listened to my concerns and asked me all the right questions to ensure I was making the correct decision for myself. Unlike other institutions, Blanche Macdonald is not about the money. From the lovely owner Lily to all others who work there, they strive to provide a level of excellence to all individuals who walk through their doors. It's no surprise that Blanche has produced some of the most incredible and talented individuals in the realm of fashion! Thank you Blanche Macdonald for taking the time to acknowledge my potential and guide me towards the career of my dreams. I couldn't be more grateful for all that you have done thus far and I certainly cannot wait to continue my journey with you! More...

J
30 May 2018

Amazing price friendly workers

W
1 August 2017

I would like to have a BIG THANK YOU to Blanche Macdonald. I was having a hard time looking for a job. I was an international student and I didn't have much experience, so I couldn't get any offer. However, Blanche Macdonald career department gave me a big hand. Heather helped me review my resume and taught me how to improve the resume and how to present myself during interview. I feel so lucky and grateful that I have them to help me. Blanche Macdonald not only provides amazing knowledge, but also give wonderful supports. They make me feel like home!! More...

A
1 August 2017

I am graduating from the global makeup program in January of 2017; with this program and the support of every staff member at Blanche Macdonald I am very confident in my future with makeup. I feel like the experience of all of the teachers along with the career department sets this school apart from any other makeup school. I'm so excited to be a graduate soon enough from Blanche Macdonald, and I can't wait to work with them in the future to get into my chosen career! :) More...

G
1 August 2017

What a great experience! I am so thankful to all the people who encouraged me and were willing to help the students at Blanche Macdonald. I can see why they are the number 1 beauty school in Canada for Makeup, Hair, Nails, Spa and Fashion. There are lots of successful people that have graduated and had their dreams came true. So thankful that I belong to this sisterhood from Blanche MacDonald. More...

B
1 August 2017

I attending Blanche Macdonald makeup program and have consistently worked in my chosen field , television and film, since graduating. Very happy with my choice .

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1 August 2017

The career department at Blanche is amazing in helping you find volunteer and job opportunities!

E
1 August 2017

When I decided to come Blanche Mcdonald,I have already had many experience about make-up in my country. So I was not sure how many skills can I get from this. But now I totally recommend Blanche Mcdonald especially for the beginner. Because they made me feel like the real artist and I started to dream every kind of make-up from this course.If you want to find strong motivation about make-up,Bmc is the best way that you can. More...

T
1 August 2017

I really appreciate my one-year study at Blanche Macdonald Global Makeup Program. Our instructors are not only helping me to learn different artistries, they are also guiding me to discover my talents that I never thought about it before. Our study is covered by foundation/beauty makeup, fashion makeup, body paint, makeup for Film, Theater and TV, SFX makeup and prosthetic. Everything that I learned provides a substantial foundation for my own creation. I really appreciate the freedom that Blanche gave to us in order to discover and create our own design.The career center is really helpful, they gave us chances to try every type of job in makeup industry. They provide enough information and opportunity that I need for planning my career path; furthermore, they offer students opportunities to make connection with the industry after they graduated. This really helps me to break the ice with the really workplace.Big thanks and hugs to BMC. If you passionate about makeup, and you are creative person, BMC will be a right choice. More...

S
1 August 2017

Where I was and NOW Where I AM ! it is what Blanche Macdonald Centre had given me . I was the person who graved her dreams of being a makeup artist for the years and years , Blanche was where that given the confidence , the value , the respect to my good + better talent and equaled to the BEST word . I want to Thank the great Blanche Macdonland Centre management , the talented teachers and the hardworking and caring networking team . More...

K
1 August 2017

I have graduated at Blanche from the Esthetics/Spa Therapy program a few years ago. I can honestly say that 1 year course was the best year of my life! I still miss the school. We were like family there. Not just their program is awesome, but also the instructors and directors are wonderful people. They gave me helping hand and support whenever I needed, and still if I need help they are there for me. So if you are thinking of attending one of their great program just go for it, you won't be disappointed! It will give you a lifetime experience. More...

C
1 August 2017

I'm currently a CO-OP student, and I'm really grateful about the support that BMC has given me. Also, I'm really happy with all the instructors that the program has because they are extremely talented and experienced.

O
1 August 2017

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S
1 August 2017

I graduated the Esthetics program March 2016; going to Blanche was seriously one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life! I love the esthetic world and I truely love what I do now. More...

M
1 August 2017

I was in my transition years as a new immigrant in Canada when I enrolled in the Professional Esthetics' program at the Blanche MacDonald. ..so coping up with daily school routines and demands while settling down were a challenge for me. But despite the challenges that i underwent, learning became possible for me as I had a very understanding and an all-the-way supportive mentors in the esthetics department, and the school as a whole. The teachers are so knowledgeable and highly skilled in their fields of expertise. And they love sharing their best to their students. I am glad I enrolled at Blanche Macdonald. More...

C
1 August 2017

when someone asks me what one of the best decision I ever made was, one of my first responses is attending Blanche Macdonald Centre, living in a small town, no clue how to bus or transit or what a "granville street" was. I took the risk of attending a makeup school. I knew throughout highschool I wanted to pursue something into artistry but no clue what and when the time came to be BMC was the place. Makeup was an industry many don't understand, with social media, artistry, business , and retail and I am so glad with a full year of learning from the best teachers from all over like film, fashion, tv, etc to this day I have gotten support since day one of class July 5th 2015 all the way to my graduation day, all the way to now. I have receive that love and support and the boost I had needed throughout these years of struggling to find out what I wanted to pursue in my life. Because of Blanche I was so privileged to work with amazing artist, teachers and such amazing opportunities. More...

S
1 August 2017

As an international student from Osaka, Japan I always had an interest in making people happy through beauty. I challenged myself to learn something new and decided to pursue this goal. Unfortunately English wasn't a language that I wasn't very comfortable with.During the beginning, I was always very scared and nervous of my poor English, but with time I came to realize that everyone at BMC was very kind and understanding. My classmates and instructors helped me a lot even during the time when I lost my way and couldn't get to school. Thanks to all their support and love I realized how much of a family they had become.Now as a graduate I am already working in the industry. The instructors trained me well and I have a lot more confidence in my skills. This field is continuously changing so there is always something new to be learning but thanks to BMC I now feel that I have the tools to continue this journey on my own.I'll never forget my experience at BMC and someday I look forward to giving back More...

A
1 August 2017

I did my freelance makeup program from blancheMcdonald...it was a wonderful experience....there were few problems but everyone is so helpful those problems were easily sorted.....

A
1 August 2017

I enjoyed my year at Blanche Macdonald as a Global Makeup program student so much that even if I wasn't working in the makeup industry now and making a career out of everything I learned, I would never take that year back. The support from instructors and staff continued after I had graduated and even now, 4 years on, when I return to the school the staff still remember my name. I felt that I was encouraged to succeed, and was given a great platform to continue my new skills into the professional world. Blanche is a hub of creativity, development, people pursuing their passion and a community of like-minded people who constantly inspire each other. If nothing else its great to be a part of that community. More...

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1 August 2017

My personal experience as a student of Blanched was very inspiring and rewarding,The Instructors were clear,very helpful, knowledgeable,and they go aBove and beyond just to make learning easier and fun. I would definitely recommend Blanched Macdonald to anyone who is interested in the field of Esthetic. The experience is very rewarding and I made some lifelong friends. More...

I
1 August 2017

Blanche Macdonald Centre is a reputable and well known school in Canada and beyond. Without doubt I chose this school and enrolled in the Professional Esthetics/Spa therapist program. I have to admit that I've never looked back and had a fantastic year! I have gained incredible experience and met amazing people. I'd like to thank our instructors Christi, Kristina, Angie and Simona for all the love, support and knowledge they have shared with us. I graduated in September 2016 and got a job within a month. I am proud to be part of Blanche Macdonald family! More...

V
1 August 2017

Studying at BMC has been one of the best experiences. I have learned so much about the industry, made connections, and know that I will always have job opportunities waiting for me, and people to help me get them. I highly suggest studying at BMC for Makeup Artistry, the teachers are the best, and have so much knowledge! More...

S
1 August 2017

Blanche Macdonald was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only are the teachers absolutely incredible at what they do in the classroom, they are also amazing people and are out and about within the industry. I found it very helpful and motivating to chat and learn from people who were working directly in the makeup industry and could help guide me towards my goals. I loved the West 12th Campus, it became a second home to me and I still find myself enjoying it every time I arrive there. Taking the Global Makeup Program was completely daunting as someone travelling across the country away from family for, at minimum, an entire year. Blanche made me feel at home, and like I had family right in the school. I had never in my life enjoyed learning as I did at Blanche and I found myself excited for Midterms and Final Projects because I wanted to prove what I could do and show off what I had learned. I met some of the best friends I’ve ever had at Blanche and could not imagine myself now without them. The person I have grown into at Blanche is amazing, and I don’t think I would be nearly as comfortable or confident in myself without this past year. There are too many people at the school to thank individually as every single teacher, TA, and staff member are exceptionally helpful and genuinely wonderful. I would recommend this school 200%, when I first started researching schools and heard that Blanche Macdonald was the best I wasn’t sure. I now have no doubts, this year changed my life. More...

C
1 August 2017

The experience I had at Blanche Macdonald was absolutely amazing. The education and training I received from my instructors far exceeded my expectations. Simona, Christy, Cristina, and Angie went above and beyond to make sure I was well prepared for the transition from school into the industry, and I can say, I felt confident and “at ease” on my first day of work. Not only were they educated, they strove on empowering and uplifting every individual. I can't thank them enough for making my year at Blanche Macdonald, one too remember. More...

C
1 August 2017

Hello everyone. After graduated from SFU, I was a high school teacher and later became a professional accountant. Learning makeup has always been my dream. I know I have made the right choice because Blanche Macdonald is Canada no. 1. All school directors and instructors are very professional, considerate, helpful and friendly. I am in the freelance program which gives me great flexibility as I am working. In addition, Blanche Macdonald has offered students a lot of job opportunities in retails, media, fashion shows and many many others. We won't have these precious chances without the connection from Blanche Macdonald. I have an amazing experience here and look forward to my bright future. I highly recommend BMC to anyone who wants to seek high quality education and to have easy access into the job market. More...

Z
1 August 2017

The faculty at Blanche MacDonald is extremely helpful and compassionate. I graduated Blanche MacDonald 3 years ago and since then have stayed in touch with Mel Watts (career counselor). She is always asking for updates and very supportive with my new brand (FUHR CO.) Any time I need assistance, she is able to fill roles immediately. Lots of love to Peggy and all of the inspiring teachers! More...

K
1 August 2017

I would highly recommend hiring Blanche grads. We have had a great experience with the grads from this school, they are well educated in the fashion industry and career driven.

J
1 August 2017

Blanche Macdonald has been truly one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had opening my eyes to the outstanding industry of make up and giving me all the tools I need to be apart of it. The teachers are absolutely amazing and take the time to show you different techniques and how to perfect your own. Heather and Jen in the career department have helped me above and beyond with my resume and prepping me for interviews and giving great advice while connecting you to all the opportunities out there. There is a very special place in my heart for Jen Folk who has to be one of the most wonderful educators out there, she is kind, caring, and understanding. I couldn't of been luckier to have her as one of my teachers. Blanche has proven to be and exceptional school beyond expectations because of how much they care about their students and I couldn't have been happier with my choice in attending. More...

L
1 August 2017

I graduated from the Professional Esthetics Program in 2015 and really enjoyed the program. Not only did I learn the practical skills of a spa therapist, but I also learned what it takes to succeed and stand out in the beauty industry. Throughout my time at school, there were many challenging moments. I was always able to overcome those obstacles, learn, and grow, thanks to my instructors. My teachers were always supportive, patient, and kind. Simona Gozner (head of esthetics,) sincerely cares about the well-being and success of each student and always has great advice to offer. Though it has been a couple of years since I completed the program, I love keeping in touch with the faculty as well as the other graduates. I am now a business owner and have hired a student who is currently attending Blanche. Of course, I have been blown away by this students makeup artistry skills, but also by her professionalism, communication skills, and willingness to learn. My experience was certainly one to remember, Blanche, helped me grow both personally and professionally. Blanche is a school I would highly recommend to any of those looking to venture into the beauty industry! More...

J
1 August 2017

Moving to Vancouver and attending The Global Makeup Artistry Program at Blanche Macdonald has developed me emmesly as a person. Not only are the instructors knowledgable and experienced in their field of work, they are welcoming with open arms and warm hearts. Every instructor I have had the priviledge of learning along side has been "'my favourite teacher... No seriously I mean it this time!" New module equals new favourite teacher. However, to me, Jen Folk has been more than an instructor. Being far away from home for the first time, she became almost like a mom figure as well as my mentor and friend. Over the past eleven months, I've obtained a skill set that I feel is an excellent foundation for my future endeavours. I've had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people and develop great relationships. I'm sad to see this chapter coming to a close but I'm very excited to see what to future holds! By the way Jen I'll be bugging you forever! Thanks Blanche!!! More...

A
1 August 2017

I am a current graduate from Blache Macdonald Global Makeup Program. I learned so much more then makeup and the experience is mind blowing. All the teachers are very helpful and have such a drive for this industry that it builds a drive in yourself. I graduated on July 29th 2016, and I am starting on my first big show as head of department on August 8th 2016! Never give up and always follow your dreams. More...

K
1 August 2017

Deciding to attend Blanche Macdonald for the freelance makeup diploma course was the best decision ever! As an individual with a full time career in play, the freelance program allowed the flexibility to still focus on my career while developing my passion. The instructors I've had in various sections at Blanche have been great and have a lot to offer. They're passionate about what they do and very engaged. As well, the resources that they provide at Blanche Macdonald which includes career support, volunteering opportunities and many networking platforms have been key in gaining more experience in my trade. The resources have been very beneficial in getting my foot in the industry and getting first hand experience. Through different volunteering opportunities, I've been hired on with a bridal makeup team as well as continuing to take part in fashion shows and shoots, while working towards my diploma. I believe that Blanche truly has all the resources to set each individual up for success if you're willing to put the time and effort into it and really work to get as much as you can out of this amazing experience. Best decision ever! More...

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1 August 2017

I graduated from Blanche, in January 2016 from the Global Makeup Program. I can honestly say that it was probably the best year of my life thus far. I never expected to learn so much from so many experienced teachers and staff. Everyday in class, we were challenged to push ourselves and our creativit and everyday, I surprised myself with how far I can go. Blanche brought out the artist in me whether it was through school assignments or volunteering opportunities. The Global program is amazing for anyone who is serious about pursuing makeup full time.I formed relationships with fellow classmates, teachers and directors that have lasted even past graduation. The staff are always supportive of students and alumni. They want to see everyone succeed and reach their full potential. The career center is especially useful for anyone looking to gain more experience or find a job. I love that these resources are available to students and alumni. You can take the student out of Blanche, but you can't take Blanche out of a student. More...

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1 August 2017

Blanche Macdonald Centre (BMC) is without doubt, the best school for makeup artistry in North America. This school is a highly organized and functional institution that offers the best instructors because they are already successful in the field of makeup artistry and they teach us their techniques/tips hands on the classrooms. Not only we are thought but also BMC nurtures creativity in each one of its classmates. This is a center that host students with a desire to learn and experiment with their creativity where the limit is the sky literally. Furthermore, the student body is so diverse, BMC welcomes cultural diversity and brings together local and foreign students into one place, this allow us as students to practice the skills of makeup artistry in all types of skin textures and colors, at the same time, it allow us to get to know other cultures and celebrate diversity. This is very rare, many countries don't have this opportunity. Furthermore, the student body is composed of all types academic backgrounds, at BMC I have been able to meet students who have diverse bachelor degrees, high school and people with different careers than mine, BMC put all all us together because we love Art and we love to paint faces!. BMC is not an average school, different to others, BMC teaches us about professionalism and educate us about what is the real market in the outside, I have learned about every single place I can work and I have been thought, through the marketing course, included in my program, the Freelance Makeup Artistry Program, about my portfolio and the 'how' in order to succeed. This is valuable, coming from University education, these are things that are absolutely not thought there. BMC, though the careers team, (Heather Sosa & Jen Brown) has a system to allow students volunteer opening us doors to the world of makeup world with recognized companies, industries, foundations, personalities, etc. The reputation of the school is really high, therefore, we as students access to practice at the best places and with very professional people, for example, my first volunteering was for Chanel and from there I have access to work with the best in the makeup artistry world!. BMC will nurture not only the artist in us, the school teaches you about the business world by many means and has an active role and compromise with society by opening us door through volunteering for a diverse number of non-profit institutions and foundations that organize events for numerous good causes, such as breast cancer, support for women, mental health support, etc, you name it. I love that BMC Careers Team have also given me an individual treatment by giving me opportunities geared towards my preferences for example I ask them, I want more editorial. runway and bridal and I am heard and given more valuable opportunities in these areas. Each one of us gets an individualized treatment because they want us to succeed, and that is very valuable to me!. I can write many more things I love about BMC. I am without doubt the happiest I have ever been since I started my program, my life and my creativity have found the best place to do arts and to build another future that time ago I could not think of, I am truly happy and I invite others like me, to explore what this school is all about!!! More...

C
1 August 2017

Such an amazing place to study makeup All the instructors are so amazing and helpful and care about what you are doing. I absolutely love my time at BMC. And I have gained a lot of amazing friends from there too. Highly recommend to people who wish to learn makeup. More...

T
1 August 2017

Blanche MacDonald was by far the best experience I have ever had! The school is warm and welcoming and the teachers are the best in the industry and incredibly talented and they want you to succeed! Everyone there is so kind and understanding and support you in every way. If you choose to go to this school you will not regret it! More...

A
1 August 2017

I graduated from Esthetics/Spa Therapy program in April 2016. I am so happy that I've chosen this school. It was personal journey for me. The atmosphere is so different than in the rest of beauty schools and I did serious research about what is available on the market. I think I visited all of them in Vancouver... Instructors are amazing and I think they are the ones who make this school so special. Every each of them has that story behind and that is very inspiring. They give you knowledge and support, some even more than that because they love what they do. They encourage everyone to believe in oneself and many students spread their wings at school. I was so lucky to meet so many instructors! I will miss Cristina, Min, Alina, Ana, Christy, Angie and lovely Simona and I will definitely be going back just to say 'hi' to all of them. During one year period I made so many friends not only from esthetics department but made connections with MUAs and Hair Stylists. If you decide to join Blanche Macdonald Centre, make sure that you expierience everything what they have to offer(hair services, makeup modelling, spa services and all that for free!). Don't be shy to ask for help when you are about to start your career and entering job market! They will do their best to help you. If I could have the chance to go back, I would definitely do that and start over again...and again...and again. Ohhh, I miss going to school! More...

C
1 August 2017

I graduated a few years back from the Global Makeup Course and I am very pleased to say that this school has helped me step by step chisel out a place for myself in this industry. The instructors are all extremely helpful and I miss them so much. Shout-out to CJ whose strictness helped me keep my eyes on the prize, so to speak and I really attribute a lot to her when it comes down to teaching me skill as well as eloquence when it comes to dealing with clients. I really feel that graduating from this school has opened so many doors for myself as how many employers know the name of Blanche off the bat and go out of their way to hire a Blanche Graduate over many others. I recommend this school to anyone wanting to forge a name for themselves in this industry or even someone who has the money to spare that wants to learn every last detail they possibly can about makeup. My only regret is that I cannot afford to go through this school once more to learn from other teachers that I did not get to have!EDIT: Even now, about 7 years after graduating I STILL receive support from the teachers at this school when it comes to applications and career decisions. It's so nice having a school that really cares about where you are going in life. More...

E
1 August 2017

I had the pleasure of going to Blanche Macdonald and taking the Aesthetics Program. I learnt a lot from the amazing instructors here and from that I am now really established in the beauty industry. I am now a senior lash technician at Joanna Keller Beautique and I am also a makeup artist. Blanche gave me all the fundamentals and skills I needed to grow in this industry, its a great place to learn and develop your skill and very very well known in the beauty industry. Its been 3 years since ive graduated from Blanche and I cant believe how far I have come and all the doors that have been open to me since I graduated from Blanche. When you go to Blanche you are in an amazing environment and you are taught by very talented people and then when you graduate it is a very very great thing to have on your resume and opens up A LOT of doors for your career! To this day I am so thankful I made the choice to go to Blanche Macdonald! More...

C
1 August 2017

I graduated from the global makeup artistry in 2011. I have to say that the program was much more than I ever expected. It was a fun year and a great experience and I learned so much. I really feel that graduating from this school has opened so many doors for me in beauty or film industry. BMC is really famous in North America, even in China. I recommend this school to anyone wanting to forge a name of themselves in this industry. The teachers and faculty are amazing. Outside of school there are many volunteer oppertunities, most provided by the career centre at Blanche, while i was in school i got a Demo job of Lancome. Many of the faculty have been there for me after graduation, helping me get on my feet! More...

M
1 August 2017

My experience at Blanche Macdonald far exceeded my expectations. I could go on and on easily when speaking of how well trained their graduates are and how ready they make us for the industry, however I believe something needs to be said about the team that gets us from students to graduates. I remember from day one everyone I encountered along the way always said someone would be available at any point in time to help with whatever was needed. This couldn't be more true and I am beyond grateful. I never felt lost at any point in time. From student loan help to finding the right career path to simply just listening when the work load felt heavy. And I have since graduated and they have kept all their promises of getting me ready, helping me find the right place of employment to continuing to nurture when needed or desired. I would highly recommend Blanche Macdonald to anyone that wanted to pursue a career in any of the fields they offer. Such a strong group of well educated passionate educators, I will miss everyone without a doubt. More...

A
1 August 2017

I attended Blanche Macdonald's global program about 8 years ago, and it holds some of my best memories! They were able to prepare me for the real world with some of the best instructors who are experienced and active in the industry. I always recomend Blanche Macdonald to anyone who is considering to enter the world of makeup!One of the best things about them is they have a career department which helps get students jobs! Even after graduating they still help you if you ever needed it. That kind of support is unheard of!No regrets and worth every penny! More...

J
1 August 2017

I'm currently enrolled at Blanche and loving every minute! The quality of education is excellent as the instructors are actively working in their respective fields of makeup. They're always willing to help the students along the path to success, sharing tips, techniques and the in's/out's of the makeup profession. The kit provided is filled with quality products, and the amount of information and experience gained through the modules is immense. I couldn't be happier with my decision to attend Blanche. :) More...

N
1 August 2017

I knew very little about professional nail care prior to the nail pro program and as a recent graduate I look back and I clearly see how I quickly grew in skill and knowledge as the program progressed. Best advice I can give to future students is to practice on as many people as possible because every person will present you with different challenges. I have taken some of my nail issues to my instructors who have years of industry experience and they have given me invaluable advice and tips. Thank you Christy for giving me the best advice for keeping gel polish on oily nail beds! The school will post volunteer opportunities for you as well so keep an eye out for these. You will also get access to job postings almost immediately and I would read these throughout your program to learn about the industry and to prepare for potential employment opportunities. The instructors and faculty are 100% there for you and I can say from experience that the support and guidance does not end once you graduate. I sought advice from the director, who has an open door policy and an incredible passion for the school and beauty industry, and received so much assistance it was beyond anything I expected. As they say… once you become a student, you are now a member of the Blanche and Macdonald family! More...

A
1 August 2017

Blanche Macdonald has some excellent instructors, directors and staff that have an abundant amount of knowledge and skills in their makeup fields who are supportive in helping their students grow and refine their skills. Also, they have a great program and network of makeup opportunities in various fields so students or alumni of Blanche can gain more experience and try different makeup fields. More...

L
1 August 2017

I am so proud to be a blanche macdonald Nail Parlour graduate for so many reasons.. I had researched for years and years on beauty schools, trying to make the best fit for me. . i finally decided on blanche as i started my beauty career taking the nail tech parlour program. I was terrified as i am a mature student with a very busy life of work and family. as i started my education at blanche, i became aware of the amazing support this school offers you, i had not been in a school setting for over 20 years and quickly became overwhelmed with work, life family, and school.. my first instict was to throw in the towel , than i spoke to the director simona and she gave me options which enable me to continue with my education. The teachers and all other staff are unbeliebable.. every teacher at this school is extremely talented, caring and have such passion for the beauty industry..they all are or have been salon owners and really know the industry in and out. that alone inspired me to continue..These ladies really work hard for you the student. because of them i stayed and graduated two weeks ago. my life now has changed in so many amazing ways! i am opening my own nail and lash room this month i have also been hired by the bay canada for dyson canada .. and all this because i choose to volunteer at their beauty events that blanche offers!! my talent and hard work didn't go unnoticed. Dont waste your time and money attending schools that will not offer you the proper education and support. Blanche macdonald also has amazing multicultural students and teachers from all over the world. i have also gained a tremedous amount of friends and bonds that will last a lifetime. I AM PROUD TO SAY I AM A BLANCHE MACDONALD GRADUATE. More...

N
1 August 2017

I am a graduate of Blanche Macdonald and I am indeed proud of it. My experience there was definitely unforgettable. I have heard of them through friends and colleagues, as well as facebook ads. As a kid, I've always admired how people do makeup for movies and theaters. Blanche instructors have definitely helped me develop and improved my skills in makeup. They were very knowledgeable and professional with their art! Moreover, each of the staff there are good people. I'd say, one of the best institutions I've gone to. They're very supportive with your work, chosen career path and aspirations, and they'll try their best to accommodate and help you reach your goals. I am proud of my decision to attend Blanche Macdonald Centre. Thank you BMC! More...

P
1 August 2017

Though some private-owned technical schools have a reputation of not living up to its advertised expectations, unlike the other binary institutional opposites Blanche Macdonald Center has certainly offered me the insight and involvement of what the industry is all going to be about. Blanche's career department is the school's chef d'oeuvre where they would nourish your hunger for experience and abilities. Other school's would simply send you to craiglist to find a job, but blanche will continue to cooperate with you even if you're out of blanche's nest. More...

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1 August 2017

I am a recent graduate of the Fashion Marketing program and I'm extremely happy with my experience! I had initially looked into a few other schools, but Blanche Macdonald offered the most well-rounded program. My initial meeting with the admissions office and tour of the school really solidified my desire to be a part of this program. They went over every aspect of applying very carefully and were extremely helpful.The Fashion Marketing program definitely debunks the stereotype that fashion school is all about looking through magazines and picking out pretty outfits. It's hard work that requires you to have a real passion for the industry and a genuine love for what you're doing. It was so helpful to be able to experience so many different aspects of the fashion industry and become immersed in the different roles. Every class ultimately helped me become more well-rounded and provided me with knowledge and techniques that I know I'll be using well into my career. The teachers are so helpful and are more than willing to share their industry knowledge and experience, and the career services that are available after graduation are invaluable!I would recommend this course to anyone who's serious about a career in fashion and wants to get a wide view of the industry before settling into a chosen path. More...

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1 August 2017

2014 August is my first time in BMC to started my fashion study life! That was amazing time after two years later when I saw this back! Hello everyone, my name is Clive and I am from China! My English is not very good so all the words I used is very easy but I still want to share my best one year study life is BMC! Trust my BMC is the best place for the people who wants to study about fashion! I came to Vancouver already six years! And at first time I was studied in UBC for pharmacy, but be honest, I really don't like it, only because of my family wants me! After two years I was study in UBC I finally thought this is not good, I wants to find something I like to study, fashion! And the first time I came I know this is the school I want! The campus is in downtown so every fashion store or the most Fashion things is all around you! Every time you came to school you can see the people in downtown see how they were! And after school you can just shopping in downtown to see what's the newest in Vancouver! That was amazing! And the school is also very good very modern and very fashion! No matter the teacher or the student, they give you the different felling, very kind! The first day of study let me never forget! Every class only 20 people, which means we are small class so we know each other, and because of English is not my first language, so teacher will care about each of us because we are small class, and even you have question you can just ask! I like this feeling, like a family! In BMC it's really like a family we all know each other, it's more then a school! Talking about course, before the reason I like fashion because of my family is doing the fashion retail business and I like fashion clothes! But when I study BMC I finally know what is fashion. We have fashion awareness class which teach you all the fashion history like which year who is the designer of the different brand, so it means you will know the brand in different time who is the designer! Is that cool right! And also you can depends on the design to know who is the designer and the brand, believe me you will and you can! Before I only saw this in movie but BMC will let you dream come true! You will see the image and depends on the design know who is the designer. BMC is the school that teach you all the things in fashion is useful! They don't waste your time! And also in retail buying class they will teach you how to buy not the buy you thinking like shopping! Before I think buyer is the best job in the world you just need to buy the clothes you want! But after this class I know buyer is not a easy job! You need to depends on the marketing to calculate how many clothes you need to buy! It's lots of works but it's very interesting! BMC is the school you that give you a new meaning of fashion! They teach you the fashion you never hear or learn! So must join and you will learn!****Also the other best part in BMC is they have a office that can help you to plan your career in fashion! Which means that during the school time or even after, if u study in BMC you can let BMC to help you plan your fashion career! I am very glad and thinks for Mrs. Mel she help me a lot in my fashion career and I join the co-op program and she help me to find the place to let me use all things I learn from BMC to use k. Working! That one years working experiences is amazing!BMC is the school that help you to use all the things you learn in BMC to the working! And let you to be more successful in fashion! Why we learn things in school? Because we want to be more successfully in working and life! BMC is the place that will help you to let you dream come true!BMC is a really good school if you wants to learn more about fashion! Those two years I was study in BMC is the best life I have never thought! You will finally know what's you want! All the people you know in This school will help you to let you know! And every people you know from here will help you dream come true! More...

H
1 August 2017

Going to Blanche Macdonald was one of the best choice I made about schooling.. Everyone is so kind and there to help you no matter what. The teachers are great and the admission people are all very supportive. More...

K
1 August 2017

I moved across country to come to this school, I lived in Ontario and heard how amazing this school was and it was the best decision I have ever made. The instructors were very supportive and helpful the whole way. I would recommend this school to anyone with a passion for hair :) More...

T
1 August 2017

This is my second experience in a Blanche MacDonald program and I am enjoying this experience just as much as the other. The Pro Hair Course is a well organized program with the best of the best teachers. The support I have received from my teachers has made me realize my potential, and the camaraderie from my classmates has allowed me to make some life long friends .All of the instructors are very helpful as well as the Program Director, Phil who always makes time to discuss your needs or to just see how you are enjoying the program. I have learned so much as a hairstylist, but also as a person, and would highly recommend Blanche MacDonald to anyone looking to pursue a career in hairstyling. Blanche doesn't just teach you, they give you the tools to succeed, and that is what makes them so amazing and successful! More...

R
1 August 2017

I am a soon to be graduate of the professional hair program at Blanche Macdonald. The program is well organized and the instructors are very helpful. I've learned a lot and am looking forward to starting my new career. Thank you Blanche for a great year. More...

K
1 August 2017

My time at Blanche in the Fashion Design program was amazing to say the least. The teachers and staff at this school are tremendously knowledgeable and always made themselves available when I needed any help at all. They are working professionals within the industry whose resumes and expertise hold a lot of weight. I felt honoured to be given the opportunity to learn and absorb from such decorated professionals. I wouldn't trade my time here for anything and feel that this was the best possible program I could have found to gain my degree. I cannot stress how highly I would recommend this school to anyone seeking employment in the fashion industry! This is a wonderful program, an amazing school and a fantastic staff all at your fingertips - take the leap! More...

M
1 August 2017

Clean and professional setting. Receptionist was helpful and friendly.

M
1 August 2017

In September 2015, I attended Blanche Macdonald Centre in the Fashion Design Program. At the time, I was a new resident to Vancouver and attending this school allowed for an easy transition to the west coast. I was able to be around like minded, creative people as well as professors who truly cared about the success of their students. Because english is my second language, it can sometimes be difficult to understand or get my point across. However, although I’m a different nationality, I felt completely comfortable in this school because the faculty were so welcoming and helpful towards everyone. What I loved the best about attending the school was the method of the courses, projects and assignments because they both challenge and prepare you for the real world. The professors push you as much as they can because they want their students to be the best they can be. Now that I’ve graduated, professors at the school are still willing to help me if I go to them for guidance. I would recommend this school to anyone whose looking to pursue a creative career. More...

L
1 August 2017

I went into Blanche with essentially no experience or network connections, and left with valuable new skills and a network of people who inspire me, challenge me to be better, and care about my future. The instructors at Blanche really made me feel like I mattered and put in the extra work to ensure I completed every assignment and challenge to the best of my ability. Mel Watts, specifically, has shown that she cares about the future of the students who enroll at BMC. She has spent hours sitting with me and helping me figure out what I want for my future, and has gone above and beyond to try and help my career goals come to fruition. I couldn't be happier with the amount of care and support I felt throughout my time at Blanche as well as the wealth of knowledge I graduated with. I would definitely recommend enrolling. More...

J
1 August 2017

I took the Fashion Merchandising program back in 2012 and it was such an awesome experience and definitely opened doors for me in my career. A few of the highlights of the program for me is the Fashion Awareness/Elements courses taught by Peggy, the Styling and Communications course and the Fashion Show Production and PR class. Peggy goes incredibly in depth into all the decades of fashion and you really leave the course knowing so much about the history of fashion and designers. You're pretty much an encyclopedia of fashion knowledge if you do well and pay attention in her classes. The styling course was amazing because the teacher really goes into detail about what it takes to be a successful stylist, what physical and mental tools you need and the different types of styling. At the end of the class you do a styling final where you create two looks and present it to the teacher, I decided to present it in a magazine format which ended up being used as an example for future classes! The great thing about the program as well is that they really go above and beyond with helping you find job opportunities and volunteer opportunities that cater to the field you want to enter. My advice for anyone taking the program is ask a lot of questions, don't miss classes and really get involved and put yourself out there when taking the program. If you make yourself be noticed it will definitely open doors for you. I went on and was able to land two amazing internships at very prestigious fashion magazines right after I finished the Blanche program. More...

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1 August 2017

What really stood out to me when I was considering this school's Fashion Design program two years ago was how established and experienced the staff was at Blanche as well as their placement of graduates in prominent positions in the industry, both locally and internationally. When I got there I saw for myself why the school had such a high reputation. The staff are incredible and work tirelessly to help you achieve your vision both during and long after you've finished your program. Like you've probably heard, your success really does depend on how much you put in and manage your time but also how often you take advantage of the invaluable resources you have at your disposal. You will be stressed out the large majority of your time and you might not get to see your friends as often as you'd like but don't waste your time sleeping in! In the end you'll be fascinated by what you've accomplished and it's only up from there. Would highly recommend this school! More...

A
1 August 2017

Amazing School. Teachers are great. Especially Peggy, she's a classic. Mel the career director provides local experiences you would never know even existed! Great school for people serious about the fashion industry. More...

A
1 August 2017

I have had an amazing time at Blanche Macdonald! I took the Freelance Makeup program this year and I really enjoyed my experience. I learned so much and my passion for makeup has grown so much! I've met some awesome people! I can finally do what I love! More...

C
1 August 2017

I am a graduate of the pro hair program and my only regret is graduating. I could spend all day writing a review but it wouldn't express how wonderful the staff the school and the amazingly awesome experience I had while being a student there

J
1 August 2017

I graduated from Blanche MacDonald in 2012 and I have since continued to work in the fashion and film industry in Canada. I am so grateful for my experience with this school . I must credit the Career Coordinator, Melanie Watts, who is not only a inspiration herself but also extremely helpful as a mentor for students, like I was, who are eager to gain insight into the potential career paths. She helped facilitate my involvement in the industry in Vancouver with multiple stylists, magazines, retailers, and designers (including Canadian fashion tv icon Jeanne Beker) throughout my studies, which allowed me to gain crucial work experience for my career. Now as a working professional in the fashion industry, students from Blanche MacDonald are my first choice when hiring assistants or seeking out volunteers. My first full time assistant is still in school and is one of the best assistants I have had to date. I hope to help students grow their careers as Blanche MacDonald has helped me grow mine. This school is the best school if you want to excellarate your education in fashion and get started on your career! More...

J
1 August 2017

Technical school to learn hair design

J
1 August 2017

I graduated from Blanche Macdonald in February of 2013 from the Fashion Merchandising program. While my time at Blanche was brief, it has highly impacted the course of my years to come! Following graduation, I began working in the industry right away (I actually finished school early because of a job offer). The lessons and curriculum offered at Blanche Macdonald transferred easily to my position in wholesale and allowed for me to hit the ground running.Now, in a position where I am part of the hiring team, I have constantly gone to Blanche Macdonald in search of their graduates. I am confident that their skills and education will transfer just as easily! More...

M
1 August 2017

I struggle often to find someone to cut my hair (affordably); within my generation who has the passion and the interest in making my haircuts interesting, if not entertaining. Everytime I go I leave happy with my hair cut and nicely washed hair. I typically end up paying a little less than a regular priced hair cut/trim because at the price they offer I can tip the students a higher percent. The only hesitation I'd ever have with Blanch Macdonald is that sometimes the hair cuts do come out a little uneven after a few days of wearing it. That's mostly with shorter styles though and if you go back within a few days they help sort it out! More...

S
1 August 2017

I have worked with Mel at Blanche for several years now - l have always found her and the school to be really supportive of their students and employers looking for talented individuals. Over the years our company has looked for people within the fashion industry, Blanche is always a place l go to to share job postings, Mel has helped me network those postings. Recently we hired a Blanche student as a direct result of referral from the school - she is doing great! More...

C
1 August 2016

I'm a recent grad from the Pro Hair program at Blanche Macdonald, and all I can say is I loved it. I felt I learnt a lot and the teachers were always there to help or answer any questions I had. When I graduated I felt confident in pursing a career in any aspect of the hair industry whether it be film and t.v., fashion or working in a salon. I learned a lot from some of the most amazing teachers and not only that but I made lasting friendships. The school has a great atmosphere for learning and a lot of opportunities to sign up for. I would recommend this school to anyone, everyone that works there from the teachers to the security guys that greet you in the morning are some of the most dedicated, kindest people I've met. Blanche was an amazing experience and I'm proud to have gone to this school and be apart of the Blanche family. More...

T
1 August 2016

hi, I am currently enrolled in the fashion merchandising course at BMC. Going to Blanche was an easy choice for me as others in my family have gone and the reputation hasn't changed or been tarnished over that 30+ year span, in fact its only gotten bigger and better. although this type of private education can cost a lot of money it's well worth the money in education, contacts and people you meet. I would highly recommend the fashion Merch, program or any program at BMC as the staff are delightful, friendly and are just looking to help you succeed. More...

A
1 August 2016

I am a recent graduate of the fashion design program at Blanche Macdonald and I would strongly recommend this program to anyone interested in this field. The class sizes are small, the teachers are knowledgeable and program is structured to allow students to find their own voice in regards to design. Both Tyler and Mel where incredible assests along the way and were instrumental in helping me continue on after I completed the program at Blanche. More...

L
1 August 2016

I recently just graduated from the Fashion Design program at Blanche MacDonald and as difficult as the program was I don't regret making the decision to invest in myself and attending the program. I went into the program after finishing my BFA and I will say that the one year I spent in this program was so much harder than the time I spent accomplishing my bachelors, in fact it was probably the hardest year of my life. Don't be fooled by the fact that classes only run three days a week, you will have more than enough work to keep you busy the rest of the week. Time management is essential in this program. You get out of this program what you put into it. It may sound cliche but it's true, the staff are trying to prepare you for the industry so yeah you aren't allowed to stay on campus when you're not scheduled to be but the same thing happens in the industry. Also, it isn't fair to the students who are supposed to be in class that day if you are using their resources. If you don't spend your class time texting and on social media you won't have to worry about this. The staff are super encouraging and an asset that should make other school's jealous. They know what they are talking about and have some serious connections.They're straight shooters and won't put up with their students not trying. Also, if you want to try something experimental they are totally open to it which I've heard isn't the case at some other schools. I wanted to try and take some of my designs in an anti fashion direction and was super scared to bring these ideas to my instructors but they were totally for letting me experiment and explore this phase of my life as a designer. You will grow so much as an artist and designer under their guidance. Yeah there are some things that the school can do, the program doesn't really teach you the business side of how to start a fashion label so be aware of that of that's what you're looking for. But I'm sure you can bring this up to someone at the school maybe there is a program focused on that. One other thing that I feel you should know is that when your classes end is not when you are finished with the school. I finished classes on the 16th and had projects due up to a month after classes which was frustrating since I had a gig lined up in another city that I had to pull out of because of this. So just know that the program end date is not 100% accurate and expect to still be doing things for the program until your graduation show. Also, the equipment needs to be updated. The machines are starting to get old, there are no grading machines which actually frustrated me, and there was only one size 4 mannequin in the whole school which was in high demand when it came to grade collections. The program isn't perfect but it is still pretty damn good and if you are serious (like really serious) about pursuing a career in clothing design and construction whether it be in the fashion or costume industry I would say that this program can prepare you. Like I said earlier, this was an investment in myself and my talents and I don't regret that decision. More...

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1 August 2016

I am currently a blanche Macdonald student close to graduation for pro hair. It has been an extremely intense year, but was worth every bit. My director, Phil and his assistant, Shelby have been my rocks getting through this year. They have been there to give me my extra push when needed and have been a great support. I have learnt so much and cannot wait to start working and putting my knowledge to use! Thanks guys! More...

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1 August 2016

Blanche Macdonald is a community of focused individuals that all share the same passions. It is very unique compared to other schools, but if it is your dream school then you will fit right in!

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1 August 2016

As a recent graduate in the Fashion design program, i had an amazing learning experience there. Before attending Blanche i was a an 18 year old straight out of high school with basic sewing experience and very little creativity. During my learning experience there we were taught by amazing instructors and TA's that were very passionate about their work and stride to make us go above and beyond our level of skills. The work load is intense but its definitely worth it if you want to learn about the world of fashion and a step-by-step way to turn your ideas in to clothes in one year. Aside from the teaching faculty, the second best part about Blanche is the working environment, its a place where you would not only be productive but actually enjoy being in. More...

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1 August 2016

The Fashion Merchandising Program at Blanche MacDonald is a good introduction to the fashion industry if you are approaching with a beginners knowledge. You are given insight into both the retail and wholesale parts of the industry with a brief look at the production side of things. This program will help those that are struggling to decide what aspect of the industry they are looking to get into but if you are looking to specialize you will definitely want to intern during or after the program if you do not already have experience in the field. The instructors for the most part are passionate and have a lot of background knowledge and first hand experience in the field that they are teaching which makes the classes exciting and keeps them up to date. The connections and support that you are able to make during and after graduation through your Mel are what differentiates this school from many others. More...

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1 August 2016

I am a ProHair Student Graduate and I am so thankful that I chose Blanche! The education we receive is extensive and relevant. The instructors are wonderful and I love that they are still involved in the industry so that their teachings are current. The program has so much to offer and can definitely set students up for a successful career if they choose to take advantage of it. I highly recommend Blanche Macdonald to anyone thinking of going into the hair industry! More...

M
1 August 2016

Studying at Blanche Macdonald was the best decision I had ever made. I had an amazing year and the results were greater than my expectations. The teachers help, guide and support you every step of the way. Even when you have graduated, they still put amazing opportunities your way. I would recommend the Fashion Design program at Blanche to anyone who has a genuine interest for fashion. More...

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1 August 2016

I graduated from Fashion Design program in 2014, feels like that was yesterday! That was an amazing year! I learned a lot, I grew professionally a lot. Every class is so up to date, based on only current designers, fashion trends, pattern making techniques, fashion news. Even these classes, like History of Fashion, Fashion Awareness, were connected to current days. I cannot not to mention Peggy's amazing collection of vintage designer's clothes, accessories, cosmetics, magazines, etc. This was an incredible opportunity to see and touch designer's works from the past! What I really liked about my teachers at Blanche Macdonald is that they didn't tell me what to do, they helped me to find out what do I want, and supported me on my way. They are so influential, inspiring and supportive people! More...

C
1 August 2016

I came to Blanche Macdonald in 2015 for their fashion design program. I had been looking at a number of schools but was blown away by the help of the admissions office. Everyone was very helpful and prompt in getting back to my inquires. The Program was intense and I loved every minute of it. It exceeded all of my expectations. Every class was valuable. Every teacher/advisor was helpful, and they continue to be even after graduation. Great things have come since our November Grad Fashion show and I have the faculty at BMC to thank for that! More...

S
1 August 2016

My experience with Blanche Macdonald was a very positive experience. I took the full year hair dressing course. I have walked away feeling confident in my skills to start my career in the industry. The teachers are very helpful and the program met my expectations. More...

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1 August 2016

Hi my names Alysha Gaudreault I am a recent graduate of the pro hair program at Blanche Macdonald, though it was a challenging year the program itself was exactly what I was wanted and even more. The instructors were always there to give you a hand when needed and help you understand if you didn't the school director was very helpful through the year. All the staff at Blanche Macdonald wanted to see us all succeed and would help in any way possible to see it happen. I would highly recommend the program to everyone that is looking to become a hairstylist in the future I guarantee you will all get the full training you are looking for. It takes a lot of dedication and determination but if you want to be the best what better way than to learn from the best! More...

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1 August 2016

I am so glad I went there. My haircut is exactly what I wanted! I had never have such a perfectly matching work in my life: everything looks great and even better than I imagined. My hairdresser - Andy - was very nice and friendly, I hope I can get a haircut from him again.Take into consideration, that you will need at least 2 hours for a cut, since your hairdresser - student will check many steps with the teacher (who is professional). And the teacher will take an eye on your cut as well. Bring CASH with you, since you will not be able to tip while paying for the cut, they don't allow it. More...

D
1 August 2016

After studied in university back home I decided to continue my education at BMC. Not only was I extremely grateful to stumble upon this school, but also the area it is located, the classes, everything is just exceptional! !! they give you assignments that meet the criteria of "real world" situations. By FAR my favorite teachers EVER! and I've been in school for about 23 years now, they all are professionals with a passion for what they teach, so you definitely feel a closer glimpse and learning from it. Even tho I had some issues with my work visa, they were extremely helpful through the whole process and very understanding about the solutions to my problem.If you are considering this school for fashion education, trust me, its the best option!!! Once there don't be afraid to talk to anyone about any doubt you might have, the staff is super friendly and they helo you go through everything specially if you are new to Vancouver. Thank you BMC for this AMAZING experience I will never forget! Daniela More...

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1 August 2016

I'm one of the international student studied in Fashion Merchandising Program in Blanche as well. I just finished my 2-year-program this year. The most important thing for an international student there is to have work experience. The career director, Melanie Watts, has been helping me a lots during my co-op program and she always be there for you when you need any discussions with her for your career development. To me, she's not only a teacher in the school, but a friend at the same time.It wasn't easy for the student like me to learn through out the program. The good thing is that the teachers and your classmates are very kind and friendly, so you only need to ASK and do your homework. Don't worry if you don't understand during the class, because you can always ask your instructors questions after school, during the break, or even arrange the other time to solve your problems.We always have much of homework and projects to do that helps us to remember the knowledge, and many of them are very interesting, such as the tv costume projects that we have to watch a movie we love to analyze it, and the styling class that you'll learn a lots what you need to prepare if you were a stylist.I would still choose the same school if you make me make a choice again. You won't regret! More...

L
1 August 2016

Recent graduate here. Small classes which leads to a very personalized learning experience. Courses and material are very industry standard, teacher's make great connections for future job opportunities. The careers director is a whole reason on it's own to attend Blanche! More...

K
1 August 2016

As a fairly recent graduate of the Fashion Merchandising program at Blanche Macdonald, i can proudly say it was a year well invested. With the great amount of knowledge that has been passed on to me from the talented teachers has left me very happy with a great experience endured. Peggy and Donna have both been very inspiring to me, not only with their knowledge, but as well with their life stories, some that i'll never forget. This institution is a great choice if you are serious about getting into the fashion industry, and you will also have a great career director like Mel to help guide you in your path. More...

P
1 August 2016

Attending Blanche Macdonald Centre was the best decision I've ever made. After doing some research, I found that Blanche Macdonald was a highly respected and well known school. Soon after meeting with one of the lovely directors, I enrolled in the Fashion Merchandising program.I knew I liked the fashion industry, but I wasn't sure as to which specific field I wanted to enter. The Fashion Merchandising program was great because It offers different avenues so you are able to get a glimpse of what each field consists of. You're really able to explore all your options, and with the great career department, you're able to apply to amazing internship opportunities and get some experience in the field. Mel Watts is great at finding a position that best suits you and allows you to not only gain experience, but really flourish in. I had the opportunity to work at many events, such as two private Louis Vuitton fashion shows, fashion show presented by FLARE Magazine, as well as an internship at Holy Renfrew. It's really wonderful that you are presented with so many opportunities, because most of the time, an internship leads to a permanent position. One of the great things about the program was that you're taught by industry professionals who are either still in the business or have been in the past, which is so valuable as you get first hand experience and are able to ask for advice and guidance from instructors who are happy to help! Not only are you learning a lot about the industry, you end up learning a lot about yourself. You are surrounded by people who support your every move, whether its fellow students, or the wonderful staff. You are given the knowledge and skills to enter the industry and really succeed. On top of all that, you end up making wonderful friendships along the way.My experience as a student at Blanche Macdonald was nothing short of amazing, and I am so lucky to have been able to join the Blanche Macdonald family upon graduating. I have experienced life at Blanche Macdonald as a student and as a member of the Blanche family, and both have been absolutely incredible. I would highly highly highly recommend Blanche Macdonald! More...

B
1 August 2016

My experience at Blanche was fantastic. Not only is it a beautiful school, but the staff and instructors are positive, knowledgeable and always very helpful. The Fashion Merchandising program I took was very interesting, and I learned a lot. The school has a lot of great connections that they help students find volunteer positions and internships. I highly recommend this school for any of their programs! More...

R
1 August 2016

My Wife Eliza Trendiak went to Blanche and I have seen her flourish greatly. She has only good things to say about the school. This year we opened our own salon called Artel Salon and it has been really cool to see Blanche still support her in her career even though she is done school. We would like to thank Blanche for all the love an support! More...

A
1 August 2016

I loved my time at Blanche Macdonald, and have stayed in contact with Mel + Peggy. Upon graduating, and interning, I gained employment at one of Canada's top agencies. All of this was only possible from attending Blanche Macdonald. I learnt so much in a space of a year, especially from Peggy + Donna. I still have my projects next to my fashion books for reference! I looked into a few different fashion schools before deciding upon Blanche Macdonald, and then moved to Vancouver to pursue this career. There are lots of fashion schools, but the career development and coordinating provide by Mel even years after you graduate is invaluable. Looking forward to the upcoming fashion show, and to say hello to lots of familiar faces! More...

L
1 August 2016

My experience with Blanche was amazing! I attended the Blanche Macdonald Pro Hairstyling program and absolutely loved it! All the teachers were wonderful – extremely knowledgeable and talented . During the Hair program we did 4 separate work experiences which was extremely helpful with job placement when graduating. When I decided to go to school for Fashion Merchandising, attending Blanche Macdonald was an easy decision to make. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and help from the amazing career advisor and teachers. Even after you graduate they encourage you to keep in contact and continuously help you to work towards your career goals. Thanks to Blanche I have landed a job I love! More...

A
1 August 2016

Many moons have passed since I attended Blanche but the knowledge I learned and the connections made will be with me forever! ! I remember sitting in the career coordinators office upon graduation asking a hundred questions. The staff was always so patient and were open to helping me in any way they could. I recently reached out to the staff there for a very high profile job and they not only acted quickly but responded with genuine enthusiasm. I have nothing but great things to say about his school! More...

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1 August 2016

Blanche Macdonald is a great place to launch your career in the fashion industry from. The FM program is intense and allows you to dive deep into the world of Fashion so you fully explore which path you want to carve out for yourself. You will get from it, what you put in. More...

C
1 August 2016

I am a recent grad of the Fashion Design program and I must say I am very satisfied with my experience at Blanche Macdonald. The course is jam packed with everything I wanted to learn and designed to have you working right until the very end- which taught me time management and how to respond to deadlines. The course was intense, as you should expect with a condensed program but covered lots of valuable knowledge. My expectations were met in receiving industry relevant education not to mention the instructors and staff are amazing!! My goal in attending this school was to learn the skillsnto create the clothing I envision and that is exactly what I learned and much more. More...

S
1 August 2016

Recently graduating from the Fashion Merchandising program, I would highly recommend this program. Having classes instructed by industry professionals, the information provided to the students are up to date and extremely accurate. The teachers allow students to express themselves creatively while maintaining a positive and expressive learning environment. This program also allows you to make professional contacts that you can use in the present and future. The career director, Mel, at BMC is also an amazing person! She meets with every student enrolled in the Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs and helps us with internships and job placements! More...

R
1 August 2016

I`m an international graduate from ProHair program at Blanche Macdonald. Best year in my life so far. I got more than what I expected from this program good knowledge, work experience, practice, inspiration and the best teachers ever. Still missing everything from this experience. More...

K
1 August 2016

I am currently a student at Blanche Macdonald enrolled in the Professional Hair Program. I started my program late November of 2014 and will be wrapping up within the next few weeks. The first few months involves a lot of studying and it is of utmost importance to have an amazing Level 1 teacher to drive passion and understanding into you. Luckily for me and the rest of my classmates we had Meiko as our teacher. I really cannot thank her enough for her patience and guidance. She is very knowledgeable and a talented hairstylist. As the Program went on we had more opportunities to work with other teachers, each teacher is there because they have something special to offer that no one else does. A teacher that really stood out to me was Renata. She was my Level 2 color instructor. She is an amazing teacher and really involves you in her lessons, Even when working on the floor with her she was always pushing you to understand color further. She will test your limits but has the best intentions for your growth. She is encouraging and positive, Renata you are the Professional Hair Program.One of my favorite classes that they offer at Blanche and no where else is the extension level. Crystal has true talent and patience and makes doing a full head of cornrows exciting! I always looked forward to her classes. She has a great sense of humor and will play music for us in the class. One of the best experiences at Blanche was participating in the photo shoots. It was really cool learning how to style your model for the camera and working with different photographers to see your vision come to life. I am currently Photoshopping some of the pictures in our Art Tech class and I'm having a lot of fun editing the shots.Blanche Macdonald has been a great learning experience for me and I can honestly say that I am thankful I looked no where else for my education. More...

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1 August 2016

I graduated from Blanche Macdonald Pro Hairstyling program a while back and I have never regretted attending this hairstyling school. It was an intense program and felt like a boot camp; however, I have gained a lot of knowledge, skills, and confidence in hairstyling. All the instructors were nice, skillful and knowledgeable and give you lots of support and help. Especial thanks to Renata, Marcy, Kelley, Jeff, Miko and Ken. Blanche Macdonald Pro Hairstyling program provides you with lots of experience which makes you ready for working after graduation. On top of that, Blanche Macdonald assists and advises you on job finding. I am definitely happy with choosing Blanche Macdonald as a hairstyling school. Again, I would like to say thanks to Blanche Macdonald and to all the instructors which have provided me with amazing knowledge, skills, and confidence. More...

R
1 August 2016

I love all the instructors at Blanche Macdonald, and how much they support and encourage you. Never in my life did I feel like my dreams of becoming a makeup artist was so attainable. I graduate in a month and I have had the best year ever! I have learned so much and I am so thankful to be given the opportunity to attend Blanche Macdonald. The amount of talent that goes through the school is so inspiring and its so cool how the instructors stay current and are all still working in the industry. And I just want to say a special thank you to Jennifer Folk, Leah Ehman and Jon Hennessey for being so kind and encouraging through out my school year and pushing me to my fullest potential. More...

C
1 August 2016

If you ever woke up one day and decided it's time to finally pursue you dreams of becoming a makeup artist, Fashion designer, hairstylist etc, this is definitely the right and only place to achieve those dreams, the level of support and professionalism is outstanding, the love and passion they show on everything they do it's contagious, I know for certain this is the beginning of something exciting for me and for all the girls and guys that are part of the Blanche family, best decision ever and I couldn't be happier !

R
1 August 2016

I recently had the pleasure of working with the Blanche Macdonald team for an event and it was a fantastic experience. They were consistently professional, well organized and very enjoyable to work with. They had a team of 10 aestheticians offering manicures to our guests for over 12 hours and they created wonderful guests experiences to each and every person. I would highly recommend Blanche Macdonald. More...

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1 August 2016

My name is Nouf Rawi, my story with Blanche MacDonald started summer 2014 when I was in New Brunswick. My passion and big dream is always to be a skilled and professional makeup artist and I know I need to study in order to have the right knowledge to build strong base for my dream. I always was thinking and dreaming to be a makeup artist, but meanwhile I was enrolled in the 2nd year of Business Administration with the University of New Brunswick. Summer 2014, I decided to take a makeup summer course with a makeup school in Moncton NB which is 2 hours driving from home. Third week of the course, I received the makeup kit ($1800), but I got chocked and very disappointed. Although they told me that the products have no brand name before registering for the course and I accepted because I have seen some good products with no brand or name for practice. I never expected this very bad quality and the worst part is that the products do not match my color tone and smell bad. At that day my big dream was destroyed and I felt that will be the end of my passion. I decided to withdraw from the course and got only one third back of my tuition, but not a single penny for the products I received. That made me broken, unhappy and totally destroyed because this school is considered one of the best makeup school in New Brunswick. I decided to let go of my dream and instead focus on my undergraduate studies. One month later, my husband noticed that I am still unhappy and he decided to take the challenge to help me achieving my dream. He started looking for the best makeup school in US and Canada and found several schools with high ranking and repetition. He was very picky and very careful to choose the best of all in order to avoid repeating the same story again. He decided to contact Blanche MacDonald before submitting the application and talked to Lise Graham - Managing Director. She is very sweet and good listener. My husband told her all the story and she gave him all the time to hear from him and she promised that I will be taken care off and my dream will be restored. I was accepted for three programs with Blanche MacDonald (Aesthetic, Nail and Freelance Makeup). This is my best beautiful gift ever from my husband. I then had to quit my undergraduate studies and leave my family in New Brunswick .I remember the first day I arrived to Vancouver, September 13, 2014, I right away from the airport to the hotel dropped my luggage and ran to Blanche MacDonald College with all happiness and mixed feeling of everything and when I saw Blanche MacDonald Gate I could not control my tears. I felt and believed I am in the right place to start achieving my big dream. September 17th, 2014 I started taking aesthetic classes for one year program, meanwhile I was enrolled in the nail classes as part time for 3 months. Freelance Makeup classes started January 2015 for six months part time program. I totally enjoyed every single day at this amazing school. The teaching technique is very professional and unique. The school is equipped with all the professional equipment and tools needed for practice. The classrooms are amazing and very organized. Teachers are very experienced with huge background and history to share with students. They are very patients with all the students, I learned many tips and tricks with products and have taught me all the professional skills and techniques. I love Blanche MacDonald Collage. I had lots of supports through my journey.My dream has been restored my passion has grown bigger and Lise's promise has been met.I am extremely happy and very proud to announce that I am a Blanche MacDonald graduate student. Special thanks to: Lise Graham - Managing DirectorSimona Gozner - Program Director, Esthetic and Nail Department Tracy Payne - Makeup Program Director Jennifer Folk - Makeup Program Associate Director Heather Sosa - Career Director, Makeup DepartmentJen Rothfelder - Career Associate, Makeup Department More...

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1 August 2016

My passion and adoration for the make-up world started at a very young age. I would lock myself in the bathroom all the time and secretly play with my mom's make-up when I was a little girl (even though my parents firmly said that I wasn't allowed to on numerous occasions). My parents had their dreams set of me becoming a doctor, a nurse, a lawyer or an accountant but I had my own dreams! The day I met with Mrs. Katsionis, my grade twelve coordinator to talk about my post-secondary plans, I told her, “My parents want me to go to UBC or SFU but I really don't think university is for me. I love art...I enjoy drawing, painting and doing creative things with my hands!” Then she said, “What about taking up a trade? Have you considered becoming a make-up artist? Or perhaps a hair stylist? I always see you come to school with your hair and make-up beautifully done! There's a cosmetology school at City Square, just a few blocks away called Blanche Macdonald. Schedule a meeting to visit and learn more about the school.” After my meeting with Mrs. Katsionis, I took her advice and scheduled a meeting to speak with Suzanne Dol, my admissions director. We met the following week, exchanged a few personal stories, spoke about my interests, my dreams, my short term/long term career goals and that is where my journey at Blanche Macdonald Centre began. I fell in love instantly with the school, enrolled shortly after and started the make-up program in the fall of 2005.It's been almost 10 years since I graduated from Blanche Macdonald and I do not regret my decision one bit! Just like I told my former Stage, TV & Film Make-Up instructor, Jen Rothfelder, “I wish I was a current student at the school because Blanche Macdonald Centre and its' programs have evolved so much since I graduated!" The quality of education offered at BMC is top-notch and industry relevant taught in a positive learning environment from highly skilled and knowledgeable instructors! I've grown a lot since then, both personally and professionally. I used to be known as the shy, quiet one but I've flourished over the years into a social butterfly! And even though I've bounced between careers in the fashion and healthcare industries, my freelance make-up career has continued to remain and grow with me! Once you become apart of the Blanche Macdonald family, you're never forgotten! I've maintained lifelong friendships with so many people from my days as a Blanche Macdonald student and now I get to call my former peers and instructors my colleagues. The company atmosphere is exactly how my manager, Jennifer Spencer described it, “we're all like one big family!” I've struggled these past few years to figure out where I truly belong but I have finally found my “home” here at Blanche Macdonald Centre. I feel extremely blessed that I get to work with such a strong, kind-hearted and supportive group of people especially at front desk! Thank you so much for welcoming me back into the BMC family! I look forward to growing with all of you and contributing to the continued success of Blanche Macdonald Centre!My former Fashion Runway Make-Up instructor, Jon Hennessey shared this inspiring quote by Jim Jarmusch during his Subculture vs. Couture demo at this year's IMATS, “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.” More...

L
1 August 2016

The prospect of going back to school as an adult, a mother, terrified me. It was never the right time, there was never enough money, the commute was too long. I felt too old. I felt I could never fit in. I didn't want to miss out on any important moments in my children's lives. I felt I had missed my chance, and that it was too late to begin something new. That was last year. Now I am a graduate of Blanche Macdonald's Global Makeup Program. And for the first time in my life I feel I have accomplished something great. Not just for me, but for my family, and it is an amazing feeling. I cannot convey how the love, support, understanding and encouragement exudes from the instructors and staff there. These are people who are passionate not only about about the industry, but truly cared about my success. Jennifer Folk of Special Effects is an angel, a nurturing soul who may not know how much her kind words meant to me. Leah Ehman of TV and Film is pure sunshine, and the positivity and encouragement I got coming from such an artist was really treasured. Jon Hennessy of Fashion's compliments won't soon be forgotten, his knowledge and smiling nature was so appreciated. I looked forward to a big smile and wave from Tracey Payne every morning-it always made me happy inside even when I was struggling. The icing on the cake was Heather Sosa and Jen Rothenfelder in the Career Department. What beautiful people. Their relentless hard work and genuine interest in promoting me blew my mind. The year has been a roller coaster of hard work and growth. I can't believe how much I've learned. I feel excited about my future. I could not have done it without the support of all my instructors and the people at Blanche that have truly made me feel I belong, that I am part of the family. Blanche was one of the smartest decisions I've ever made. This is just the beginning.  More...

M
1 August 2016

"It truly is a blessing for me to have Heather Sosa and Jen Brown for their great knowledge and wonderful help to me.Sometimes students in general do need guidance, need time, need to see more light and ask for directions just as to a mother, an aunt, or an older sister that we never had or just a wonderful human being that loves to help out when in need. Makes life a lot less stressful and just feeling so proud to be a grad of this wonderful school, Blanche MacDonald.Being a grad at Blanche MacDonald and today for the first time since last year till now in 2015, reminds me of when I was still there as a student and learning. How the students walk in and out for photoshoots with their models excited and carefree...Getting to see Matthew Burditt, one of the greatest photographer for the school again, was a nice surprise given. I cannot thank Jen and Heather enough honest to say for their time and effort to built strength in me and just imagine all of the students they have to work with every year Happy to say that this is the first year also I had opened up...it takes time to open up a gift...finish a book...or counting the stars...Sometimes that works the same way as for humans but in our very own timing.Just hopefully, I could repay your kind deeds in making you both proud one day.❤❤❤ ❤ ❤ It won't be easy that's undeniably true, but I will endeaver what I can do, as you both had directed in me." More...

J
1 August 2016

I am a recent Blanche Macdonald graduate sad to be finished, yet excited to hit the ground running and follow my passion! I had an amazing year at Blanche, and I highly recommend the Global Makeup Program to anyone serious about changing their life, and doing what they love . It’s hard to believe how much I learned in such a short period of time. I still remember my first day of school meeting my classmates for the first time. We were all so nervous and intimidated by the big world of makeup, wondering would we survive. Upon graduation we all felt a sense of pride and confidence that could only be achieved by attending such a high caliber school as Blanche Macdonald. The amazing instructors truly care and provide awesome lessons, advice, demonstrations and feedback to help their students feel confident and succeed in their future careers. I’m very proud to say I am apart of the Blanche family! More...

K
1 August 2016

My time at Blanche Macdonald is almost done (Graduate next week :) ) and I can't believe the time I have had. From the moment I started all the teachers and staff have been so helpful and encouraging. I came in knowing nothing about makeup, not even how to do my own and now I feel a million times more confident and capable in application and in my work. The modules cover so many areas in the field. It really allows you to explore what you are passionate about. I am Extremely thankful to all the teachers who have helped and supported my journey through this year. I'm very excited to graduate and see where my new skills take me. Although I am sad to leave, it's nice knowing that I will always be able to come back and say hi. An also check in with the wonderful career department. Thank you to everyone at Blanche Macdonald for a time I will never forget! More...

M
1 August 2016

This school is fantastic, I absolutely loved my time at Blanche... They not only helped me become a successful Makeup Artist they also helped me with the transition moving to Vancouver from the Okanagan. I am now an Instructor at Blanche and couldn't ask for a better atmosphere to work in. Always surrounded by wickedly talented, hard working artists who I now consider to be a second family. I highly recommend this program for anyone that wants to take Makeup Artistry seriously and actually make it a career! More...

S
1 August 2016

Blanche is basically like my second home.I loved every single day ans every single module. Everything welearned was industry relevant, from teachers who are/were/popping in and outof the industry. The teachers also seemed very happy to be there,and i felt like I had a genuine connection with every teacher I had. Honestly, I just wish the programs were longer. I had such a fantastic time, and I learned so much.Thank you Blanche, for everything.Sarah MartenssonGraduated from the global makeup program from Jan 3 2015-Dec 18,2015 More...

M
1 August 2016

I am a current BMC global makeup program student. Last Tuesday would be one of the greatest memories in my life ever!! I really appreciate BMC and Make Up For Ever for giving me this such fabulous opportunity! It was a great choice for being a student at BMC. Special thanks to all BMC instructors!!!!!!!!!!!!! More...

1 August 2016

I'm international student and taking Global makeup here. First of all I really want to say BMC's instructors are super kind and always help to figure out things which i couldn't understand and so on. Before decided to come here, I planed to study makeup in NYC, and it's my dream when i was 18. So I went to NYC for joined school tour. But my friends told me VC has such a great school for makup. So I came to join school tour, then I decided to come and applied to enter school at the same day. I never regret to choose this school even tho my dream was in NYC. Each program has different structure, so I learned a lot. During be in school, I feel time flies fast. It means I have a full life.For international people, if you come here, you never feel lonely or something negative thing, Because I got great classmates, instructors and lots of homework as well.hahaha And also people who be in BMC are absolutely positive. So they encourage and give me confidence always.So if you are interested in BMC, just come and join school tour, You will know how positive and energetic they are !!!!!!Last, BMC has great connection with out of school. So they gave me lots of amazing opportunities to join fashion show, photoshoots and so on. It was really great experiences to be professional. Thank you so much for everything and appreciate all of them!! More...

L
1 August 2016

I can't say enough positive things about my year spent at Blanche MacDonald. I graduated from the global makeup program in 2015. I was inspired everyday by my teachers and directors. From my first day at Blanche I knew I made the right career choice. The career department consistently posts volunteer/job opportunities. I received so much support from my teachers. This is the school for someone who is passionate, hard working and loves the arts. It is a life changing program. More...

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1 August 2016

Blanche is an amazing school! I attended for the Global Makeup Artistry program, and only in a year I became a certified makeup artist in all aspects. The course touched on everything from Bridal makeup, To airbrushing, to prosthetics. All my teachers were super knowledgable on every aspect of their expertise. I am most interested in fashion; and if you are too, I hope you get a chance to at least know Leah Elliston. Great teacher and great fashion tips! And maybe you'll even be lucky enough to have a class taught by Holland or Dae! I learned everything I needed to learn, but don't think you can be taught everything that makes up the beauty (or gore) industry in school. It takes work and personal experiences to become an even better makeup artist, and Blanche even covers that! Thanks to Heather and Jen in the Career Department, they help students and Grads find Paid/Volunteer work in the industry. I can't thank them enough for how supportive they are to the students success even after they graduate! Also, Q&A salon run by Blanche for their hair students is fab! Had quite a few great haircuts and made friends at the same time More...

K
1 August 2016

Attending Blanche Macdonald was truly life changing for me. The instructors and all the staff are incredibly supportive and truly want you to succeed! I have been out of school for a year and a half and still receive support from the instructors and career department.I was hired for a job within a week of moving back to Halifax, NS thanks to the advise and help from the career department. Shortly after was able to live out my dream of becoming a MUA for film. Since then I have had the pleasure of being head of make-up department on multiple TV shows and short films, as well as getting to work with Oscar winning actors and other incredibly talented cast and crew on set.The continuing support and feeling of family I have gotten from the school has really helped me achieve my goals and I know will only help me in the future. My Blanche family has a special place in my heart and I am never afraid to contact an instructor or the school if I am stuck or need advise. Thank you so much Blanche Macdonald for everything you have helped me achieve, I am extremely grateful. More...

N
1 August 2016

I did a lot of research before applying to makeup schools in Canada, because I wanted to make sure that I was attending the top school that offers outstanding education, hands-on learning, field-relevant material, and industry knowledgeable educators. Blanche Macdonald is all of these things and more. I attended the Global Makeup Program, and had an amazing experience throughout my year at Blanche. The instructors are absolutely wonderful, and so knowledgable. They are all there to answer your questions, problem-solve your approach to character design and execution, and inspire you to get out in the field and work in the industry. Every one of them cares about your journey, whether they are your teacher, or passing in the hall to another class, and they are all invested in your education. I highly recommend this program! The best part is, that even after you graduate, the career department is there to help you find jobs, and get experience! They are always posting jobs and volunteer opportunities, and will personally contact you if they hear of something they feel you would be well suited for. They are like your constant cheerleaders and it's a great feeling to know that you aren't just thrown out trying to fend for yourself once you leave. They are all there, whenever you need them, and that's an amazing feeling! More...

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1 August 2016

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A
1 August 2016

I attended Blanche MacDonald Centre from 2015-2016. Not only do they have wonderful and experienced teachers and administration, but their career department has worked closely with current students and graduates to assist them in achieving their career goals. No other school offers such a significant and helpful program. Thank you Blanche MacDonald! More...

D
1 August 2016

Blanche Macdonald Centre has truly been a life changing experience for me. As a stay-at-home mom, a year ago I would have never imagined that I would've propelled myself through a passion that I've had for many years but never thought I'd do. I took the 'Freelance Makeup Program' at Blanche Macdonald. Recently, graduating with a Honors Associates Diploma. I've been exposed to amazing teachers that are really involved in the industry of makeup artistry aside from the parameters of teaching in the classroom. The schools Directors are extremely supportive and accessible. My best advice to anyone wanting to pursue any of the programs that Blanche has to offer, is to push yourself to take advantage of all the opportunities and experiences provided for you in the safety and comfort of the facility. Do not underestimate the power of networking and building strong relationships, and always keeping a strong positive attitude. Success is what you make of it. For myself, I took advantage right away of the opportunity to volunteer downstairs at Curlique Beauty, taking 'The Advance Retail Training Program' which is a 6 Module Work Practicum. In my opinion, a definite must for everyone in any of the makeup programs. There is so much more to be said about my experience but I'll leave it up to you to adventure through and experience yourselves. All I can say overall, is the support and love at Blanche Macdonald Centre is infectious, and I'm excited to have their continued support in my makeup career. More...

J
1 August 2016

I am a single mom, and coming to Blanche has been the best experience ! In doing the Global Makeup Program, I have learned so much about all aspects of makeup and it's given me a career to do something creative that I love ! Jen and Tracy were super supportive with my schedule As a single mom , helping me to balance out my summer so I could have more time with my kids and organizing my schedule so I could double up on some classes to finish early and not have to pay for extra childcare in summer. I highly recommend coming here as a life changing experience . You will meet all types of people, have a great support system that will propel you in your new career! More...

M
1 August 2016

Just finished the Makeup Fundamentals module for the Freelance makeup artistry program and I must say that I am extremely happy with my decision in choosing Blanche Macdonald for my makeup school. Lesley was my instructor for this module and she is the best!!! When I first started learning I could not even hold a makeup brush without my hand shaking. Doing makeup on someone else was a completely new experience for me and Lesley has helped me every step of the way to gain confidence in myself and do what I love doing. She made coming to class fun and it became a place where we could explore our creative side. People are noticing my work and I have been receiving a lot of positive reviews. Also at Blanche they teach you how to market yourself and negotiate with clients which I think is a crucial component for Individuals wanting to start their own business. Jen and Heather are a great part of Blanche as they help you to showcase your work on their Facebook site and they also help you to get volunteer/ work opportunities. They give me guidance and answer the many questions I always have. All the directors/ staff at Blanche give you so much support and encouragement! This is like my second home. I have met so many wonderful people and built geniuine friendships here with people who share the same passion as I do. Overall, I am extremely happy with Blanche and if anyone is wondering which school is good, hope my review helps! I can't wait to start the Bridal Module!!! Super excited :) More...

S
1 August 2016

As a student enrolled in the Freelance Makeup Program, it has truly been a wonderful experience attending Blanche Macdonald. The amount of knowledge that is given by the instructors at Blanche is amazing. They are filled with many years of experience and they strive to pass on their knowledge and skills to their students to help better our own artistic talent. A couple of instructors who have really stood out to me were Gurpreet & Marlayna. They have been in the industry for quite some time and I am incredibly thankful that I was able to work with them. It is very important to me as a student to know our instructors care and they want us to succeed. As a student, I strive to put my best foot forward and to absorb all the knowledge that is given because this is the first step to possibly a dream career in the fashion and beauty industry. Have a positive attitude, be eager to learn and you will do well! More...

T
1 August 2016

Coming to Blanche Macdonald has been the most amazing experience. I am in the Global Makeup program, and I can honestly say it has been life changing. The people that you meet in the program are all so passionate for the makeup industry, and it really pushes you and helps you be the best you can be. The instructors are all so helpful and knowledgeable, with many of them still being very active in the industry. They really care about each student that walks through the door, and they will take the time to help you get a start on your career, whether you are still a student, or already a graduate. I definitely would recommend Blanche to anyone interested in getting into the makeup industry! More...

A
1 August 2016

I attended Blanche Macdonald from 2006-2007. It was the best time of my life! It was such a great creative space for me to learn and grow as an artist. The teachers are amazing and come from so many different background in the field. Learned so much from them. Best decision I ever made picking Blanche Macdonald to get my makeup artist education. More...

M
1 August 2016

Amazing teachers and amazing experiences. I will always take what I have learned at BMC with me in my future career and look back at my time as a student with full pride. I hope to one day meet my mentors and instructors once again, not as a student but as the skilled makeup artist that they have shaped me to be. I recommend this school to everyone who has any interest with artistry and wants to make a career for it. More...

M
1 August 2016

I moved from the states to go to school at Blanche MacDonald, and it was easily the best decision I've ever made. Instructors, directors, students; everyone is like a big family. You are surrounded by so much support and creativity. The instructors all have experience in the industry and are such talented people, it’s impossible to not love going to class. The directors are so supportive in not only working with your schedule, but also helping fill your schedule. It’s Jen and Heather’s top priority to get you working in the industry, and that’s exactly what they did for me. I’ve had endless amounts of experience while still in school and have never felt more confident about moving on with my makeup career. If you want the best education in makeup artistry, Blanche is the place to go. Stay proactive with volunteer work, take advantage of being taught by such accomplished instructors, and you will be working in the industry in no time. More...

B
1 August 2016

I am currently attending Blanche Macdonald in the Global Makeup program and WOW! I can honestly say that I 100% am so happy with my decision. I have so much fun and learn so much everyday! It doesn't feel like school in any way! Blanche Macdonald also gives you the freedom to explore your own creative skills in makeup rather than telling you there is only one way of doing something. The career directors are AMAZING, and help to set you up with potential jobs as well as volunteer jobs right away! I love this school so much and would recommend it to anyone!!! More...

B
1 August 2016

I had the pleasure to get a $30 facial at the Campus by a student and it was wonderful. She spent 1.5 hours pampering my face and explaining everything she was doing, advice on my face and products I could be using. Best $30 I've spent in a long time. Thanks Kaelyn!! More...

C
1 August 2016

Blanche Macdonald has been such an amazing experience for me. All the Teachers, Directors, TA's have all been amazing and helpful! So much Talent!!! I just wish the program was so much longer!!! Prospective Students: Do it. Dream Big!!! More...

N
1 August 2016

I am currently enrolled at Blanche Macdonald Centre in the Global Makeup program and will be graduating the latter part of August 2016. During my time here, I have been exposed to many aspects of the industry, made some great friends and have some incredible mentors who have really helped guide me to the path of success.For those interested in attending Blanche Macdonald Centre; Test your creative boundaries! Don't be afraid to take risks, or make mistakes. You will be in a safe environment -- one with supportive classmates and teachers. Be sure to take advantage of the resources the school has to offer. The lovely ladies in the career department are there to help you find both volunteer and job opportunities. It's these opportunities that will help build your confidence and network for future jobs. We are all on our own journey, so when you arrive, take the time to find your own creative path and enjoy the discovery. You will be amazed at how far you've come and what you're capable of. I know for myself that I am. More...

K
1 August 2016

I'm nearing the end of my time here at Blanche Macdonald for the global makeup program. I knew coming into it the hard work and amazing experience it would be. Being here, it has been so much more than I expected. The instructors and support team have been amazing. It is heart warming and inspiring seeing professionals in the industry, passionate about helping us to learn and grow. Dedicating their valuable time and skills to help us grow and encouraging people to feed their passion. I've learned so much already and the year has flown by. I've had wonderful opportunities, valuable experiences and have met so many people in one place that are beautiful from within. All of my instructors never let a moment pass without ensuring we understood and felt confident in what we attempted. They're approachable and seeing their excitement and pride in our work was incredible. I look forward to whatever future opportunities I may have and can't imagine ever not being so thankful for the time I got to spend here. It awakened a passion in me I was afraid I had lost and now my greatest struggle is choosing one of so many ideas for each segment. I will continue to suggest Blanche to anyone I come across, it's an uplifting experience, even in the moments it feels overwhelming. It's some serious work at times, but so very worth it and the support system is there in the faculty and advisors. More...

D
1 August 2016

Last year, when I decided to attend the school, I did not know if it would be a wise choice, considering I was still studying my master degree in Victoria at that time. I commuted every weekend to Vancouver to attend the class, with a hope that this learning experience would make a difference to my life. After 3 months since I started my freelance makeup artistry program, I was recruited by Lancôme as a member in the makeup artist team. Later, I met Shiseido's rep and got another freelance job in the company's high-end line Clé de Peau Beauté, which I am still working with now. I can see more work opportunities coming up, each time with a better offering. Therefore I'd like to say great thank you to all the school's instructors and members, especially the nice ladies in career department who helped get me connected with all the work opportunities. More...

A
1 August 2016

Learn so many stuffs from all the amazing mentors. I recommend this school to everyone who has any interest with makeup artistry and wants to be part of it, as an international student, it's great to have all these nice mentors, they are helpful and awesome, also include the co-op program