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Blanche Macdonald Centre, Vancouver:
Since 1960, the Blanche Macdonald Centre has offered the highest quality of Professional career training in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Hair Design, Esthetics/Spa Therapy and Nail Technology. Considered to be the premium industry leader, the college graduates over one thousand students per year and has two campuses in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.The downtown campus is located on Robson Street near Vancouver Public Library, while our uptown campus is situated in an award-winning, architecturally spectacular mall at City Square. The Blanche Macdonald Centre is a fully registered, bonded and accredited institute, recognized by the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada, under the authority of the PCTIA (Private Career Training Institutions Agency). The College is a wholly owned division of Pacifique Riche Enterprises Ltd. (doing business as Blanche Macdonald Centre).

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Why choose us:

Photo of Beauty / Make-up School in Vancouver BCEveryone deserves the chance to receive the education and develop the skills that will lead to a productive and meaningful place in the world. Our staff are caring professionals dedicated to helping you find the means to discover and express your unique potential.

Our Statement of Purpose:
To provide quality education that is industry relevant within a positive and creative learning environment.

Programs:

We offer the highest quality of Professional career training in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Hair Design, Esthetics/Spa Therapy and Nail Technology at two campuses in Vancouver, on Robson Street and at City Square.

Educational Approach:

The College is adamant about ensuring that our training remains progressive and industry responsive. Spanning multiple comprehensive training levels from fundamentals, fashion to special makeup effects and prosthetics, the program goes beyond the basic tools and techniques required when working in this dynamic medium.

Image of Beauty / Make-up School in Vancouver BC Our interactive classroom experience and educational approach have a reality-based context. By challenging students to continually work on a rotating range of faces, integrating professional photo sessions, teaching students how to design a complementary makeup "croquis" for a design collection or "break-down" a script for a character study, students develop much needed adaptability and versatility.

Students are also extensive opportunity to apply their developing skills outside of the classroom. Our Career Director provides students with ample freelance opportunities in student films, community television stations, theatre productions, dance companies, fashion shows and cosmetic lines. It's about honing your craft, developing your portfolio, expanding your creativity and refining your business acumen so that you have the know-how and confidence to promote yourself.

Professional Faculty:

The Blanche Macdonald Centre has always been at the forefront of advanced education.

The Centre employs approximately 150 full and part-time instructors, all of whom are active industry professionals, and many of whom are local and international award winners and nominees. Our instructors balance their careers with a commitment to education and have on average 10 years of teaching experience.

The Blanche Macdonald faculty work closely with students in setting and meeting educational, creative, and professional goals. The success of the college and our graduates is largely due to our exceptionally qualified instructors and directors who provide a highly personalized approach to education and an unwavering commitment to excellence in learning.

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Address: 460 Robson Street,, Vancouver, BC , Canada
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2016-07-04 were from:

Surrey, BC;   Buenos Aires, Argentina;   George Town, Cayman Islands;   and more.
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GLOW Academy - Toronto, Mississauga & Kitchener
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At GLOW Academy in Mississauga, Toronto, and Kitchener, Ontario, we provide professional training in Makeup Artistry, Airbrush Makeup, Hair Design, Lash Extensions, and all areas of Aesthetics, including: Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Nails, Facials, Peels, Brow/Lash Tinting, Massage and Microdermabrasion.

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Aesthetic students also have the opportunity to be scheduled into working at our “Beauty Lounge” to further hone their skill sets and confidence by servicing the general public.

Student Testimonial:
"The teachers are great, very helpful and understanding. The overall environment of the school is friendly and everyone is so helpful in achieving my career goals.

I've learned a lot of great new techniques in all the courses I have taken so far. Great school! I would recommend this school to all."

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Hair Design Certificate Programs
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Aesthetics Certificate Programs
- Facial Certificate
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Numa International Institute of Makeup and Design, Calgary
Courses / Programs
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The Beauty Box by Sheriff - Professional Makeup Classes in Toronto Area & Ontario
Courses / Programs
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• Through our exclusive mobile makeup bootcamps, The Beauty Box by Sheriff provides makeup artist bootcamps and private mobile makeup classes in Toronto and GTA; Mississauga, Brampton, North York, Etobicoke, Vaughan, London, Pickering, Scarborough, Barrie, as well as in Kenora, Thunderbay ON. They are also offered in several other cities throughout Canada.

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• Class sizes are kept small, and there is an emphasis on hands-on experience.

• The Beauty Box by Sheriff offers financing to qualified students. We pass along employment opportunities to our graduates.

Student Review:
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PortfolioPrep
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Improve your art / design / architecture portfolio with private lessons from renowned art tutor Mr Rick Gee.

PortfolioPrep provides private, one to one portfolio preparation sessions and experienced guidance to Canadian and international students. Lessons are available online via Skype, and in the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada.

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Alchemy Center, Toronto
Courses / Programs
Alchemy Center is Toronto's top multi-disciplinary makeup studio and academy. We offer make-up artist training courses and workshops and workshops which include airbrushing, henna and hair styling. We also provide custom make-up classes for both beginner to advanced students and everyone in between. Day, evening and weekend classes are available to suit your busy schedule. On-going support is also available to all students to ensure that they maintain their learning momentum.

If you are interested in learning the art of makeup and airbrushing, the knowledgeable and passionate instructors at Alchemy Center will make your learning easy, informative and enjoyable. Instead of large groups, where the entire class moves along at the speed of the slowest learner, private or small group lessons ensure that you receive with the instruction and information you need. You won’t have to waste time and money learning things you are not interested in and have no intention of doing. In a one-on-one setting, all the attention is on one thing - you.

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Recording Arts Canada
Courses / Programs
With campuses in Toronto & Montreál, Recording Arts Canada (RAC) is a leader in professional training for Sound and Music Recording, Digital Media and Game Design, offering full and part time options for domestic and international students. We provide an inspiring learning experience for those who believe they were meant to be creative. Students from across North America and around the world come to RAC for the opportunity to learn how to create impressive sounds, digital content, and interactive games.

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Sound and Music Recording Course:
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Digital Media Program:
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Game Design Course:
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