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IMATS Battle of the Brushes Finalist Spotlights: Kathleen Fowlstone

12
10.2017

PART THREE OF IMATS BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES FINALISTS: KATHLEEN FOWLSTONE

Kathleen Fowlstone graduated the John Casablancas Institute Makeup Program early March of this year and recently came back to teach the Makeup Artistry Program. Kat is one of three JCI finalists who will be competing at the 2017 Vancouver IMATS this upcoming weekend.

As a self-taught makeup artist and body painter, Kat was apart of the 2014 IMATS and knew in that moment that she was on the right path. From being featured in Skin Markz Magazine for her amazing work to founding Little Monsters Studio, Kat has certainly left her mark in the makeup industry.

We are beyond excited to see Kat compete at the 2017 IMATS Battle of the Brushes on October 15 in the Beauty/Fantasy category. Catch JCI Makeup graduate and educator live at IMATS at 3:15 PM this Sunday!

An Interview with Kathleen Fowlstone:

What are you most excited about for IMATS?

Education! Learning new tips and tricks from industry professionals is priceless.

What is your favorite makeup brand? 

Mehron because of their variety in products.

Why did you choose to enroll at JCI for Makeup?

JCI offers a complete program with highly supportive staff and teachers!

Who is your all-time favorite makeup artist? 

Ve Neil, she is the brains behind many of my favorite movie makeups.

Which celebrity would you like to work with in the future and why?

Tim Burton! I would love to be the MUA that brings an iconic character to life.

Name your top 3 makeup products you can’t live without:

Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow products, Kat Von D tattoo liner, and Urban Decay setting spray.

What’s your number one makeup advice you could give? 

Be confident in your abilities, and always be open to learning from your peers.

 If you could give up one makeup product, which would it be: Mascara, Eyeliner, Lipstick, Highlighter or Foundation? 

Sorry highlighter!

MAKE SURE TO CATCH Kathleen Fowlstone AT IMATS ON OCTOBER 15 AT THE VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST (HALL B). FOLLOW JCI INSTAGRAM FOR MORE COVERAGE ON THE EVENT LIVE AND VISIT IMATS VANCOUVER FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EVENT.


The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter the marketplace. During the 10-month full-time program, students study everything from glamor and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas Institute is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theater.

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Events / Features / Makeup

IMATS Battle of the Brushes Finalist Spotlights: Stacey Koch

11
10.2017

PART TWO OF IMATS BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES FINALISTS: STACEY KOCH 

John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry student Stacey Koch is another JCI finalist who will be competing against recently graduated makeup artists at the 2017 Vancouver IMATS: Battle of the Brushes.

We are thrilled to see Stacey competing in the Beauty/Fantasy Awards Show on October 15, beginning at 3:15 pm. The theme for this year’s Beauty/Fantasy category is International Beauty.

Stacey is inspired by the endless possibilities to create and express a concept, character, and expression, which is why she enjoys practicing makeup. She enrolled in the Makeup Artistry Program at JCI because of the welcoming environment and creativity.

“The instructors at John Casablancas are the reason I chose this institute. The instructors are well-known in the Makeup Industry and are able to keep students up to date with the latest makeup trends and techniques.” 

Stacey looks forward to being at IMATS: Battle of the Brushes this weekend and meeting new makeup artists who enjoy the art just as much as she does.

“My all-time favorite makeup brands are Makeup Forever and Graftobian!” 

In the future, Stacey hopes she gets the chance to work with American actor, Jason Momoa.

“Your profession becomes enjoyable when you surround yourself with kind and humble humans.” 

If Stacey had to pick her top three makeup products that she wouldn’t be able to live with, she would choose the M.A.C Eyebrow Pencil and Natural Radiance Prep & Prime, and L’Oreal mascara.

Makeup Artists Francesca Tolot, Joanne Gair and Alex Box are all inspirations to Stacey. She admires the work of Joanne Gair and how she perfects fabric painting, and Alex Box is definitely an Instagram inspiration with over 156K followers!

“Keep practicing makeup. Even if you’re not happy with a specific look, make a plan and perfect it for next time. It’s the only way you’ll get better! And remember to always keep your brushes clean.” 

MAKE SURE TO CATCH STACEY KOCH AT IMATS ON OCTOBER 15 AT THE VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST (HALL B). FOLLOW JCI INSTAGRAM FOR MORE COVERAGE ON THE EVENT LIVE AND VISIT IMATS VANCOUVER FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EVENT. 


The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter the marketplace. During the 10-month full-time program, students study everything from glamor and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas Institute is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theater.

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Events / Features / Makeup

IMATS Battle of the Brushes Finalist Spotlights: Nicky Campbell

06
10.2017

John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduate Nicky Campbell is one of JCI’s IMATS Battle of the Brushes finalists. IMATS will be hosting their latest Awards Show in Vancouver on October 14 and 15. This competition brings together recently graduated makeup artists to battle for the top spot in the categories of Character/Prosthetics and Beauty/Fantasy.

We are so proud to have JCI’s very own Nicky Campbell take the stage on October 14. Nicky will be competing in the Character/Prosthetics Awards Show beginning at 3:15 pm. The theme for this year’s show is Guardians of the Galaxy.

We interviewed Nicky before her big weekend at IMATS Vancouver:

What inspired you to get into the Makeup Industry? 

I’ve always had a passion for art and have taken art classes since grade 7. After high school, I took a year off and in that year I began playing around with body painting and special effects makeup. I ended up growing a strong passion for it and love the fact that I can transform people into a work of art.

Who is your all-time favorite makeup artist?

In my eyes, Dick Smith is the best makeup artist of all time. He is often referred to as the “Godfather of Makeup”. He created two of the best old age makeups of all times the original Exorcist and the Amadeus.

Why did you choose to enroll at John Casablancas Institute? 

John Casablancas Institute has a well-rounded program and has a great job placement rate, which is why I chose to enroll in the Makeup Program at JCI.

Which celebrity would you like to work for in the future? 

I would want to work with Glenn Hetrick. He has worked and designed makeup for some of my favorite TV shows, including Buffy, Angel and the X-Files. He also designs costumes for American songwriter Lady Gaga (another celebrity I would love to work with). It would be amazing to have the chance to work for him at his studio Optic Nerve.

Favourite makeup brand? 

Kat Von D!

What are you most excited about for IMATS?

Besides the opportunity to compete and show my work in such an accomplishing way, I’m very excited about the vendors that will be there and stocking makeup for my kit.

Name your top 3 makeup products that you would not be able to live without! 

What’s one makeup advice/tip you could give?  

If I could only give one makeup tip it would be to always make sure your face is properly cleansed and moisturized before every application. This allows you have a clean canvas to apply makeup on. It also keeps your skin hydrated and gives you the perfect base for you to blend your foundation onto.

If you could give up one makeup product, which would it be: Mascara, Eyeliner, Lipstick, Highlighter or Foundation? 

Goodbye highlighter!

Make sure to catch Nicky Campbell at IMATS on October 14 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East (Hall B). Follow JCI Instagram for more coverage on the event live and visit IMATS Vancouver for more information on the event. 


The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter the marketplace. During the 10-month full-time program, students study everything from glamor and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas Institute is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theater.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Makeup

Halloween 2017 Makeup Tutorials (Part I)

04
10.2017

A Halloween costume is never complete without makeup, whether it’s spooky makeup, a painted sugar skull or a subtle touch that adds to the theme of your costume. This year we’re creating a three-part series that will be released weekly to show you our favorite makeup looks created by John Casablancas Institute’s Makeup students and graduates.

Samantha St. John 

Samantha may be the Queen of Halloween and you would know this if you followed her Instagram page For someone who celebrates Halloween year-round, there’s no denying that she’s mastered the skill of creating the deadliest special effects wounds and creative spooky looks.

Messy Dot Work Skull: 

Special Effects Makeup – Boil Infested Eye: 

Miguel Peralta

Current JCI Makeup student Miguel, also known as ARIESFX on social media, has created tons of creative looks from an Avatar-inspired tutorial to an Evil Prince, which can be viewed on his Youtube channel. Miguel was one of thirty NYX Cosmetics Face Awards finalists. Here’s some Halloween inspiration from Miguel:

American Horror Story Cult Makeup:

Evil Prince Makeup:

Tanisha Nickeil Marcelle

With over 35.9K followers on her Instagram page, Nickeil was the winner of NYX Cosmetics #FromEhtoLA contest! Not only this JCI Makeup graduate creative with makeup, she’s also got major hair goals! Check out her Youtube page for more fun videos.

Toxic Mermaid Makeup:

Dark Fairy Makeup:

More Halloween Looks to Create this year by JCI Graduates:

Jessica Dent

Spider-web Makeup:

Cass Van Snick

Ouija Makeup: 

Renee Fournel 

Spider Makeup:

Find your latest Halloween inspiration from our JCI Makeup Artistry students and graduates.

To be continued… 


The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter the marketplace. During the 10-month full-time program, students study everything from glamor and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas Institute is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theater.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Features / Hair

Jenna Johnson: JCI Hair Graduate and Stylist of the Year

02
10.2017

John Casablancas Institute’s Hair graduate Jenna Johnson is Kelowna’s Hairstylist of the Year.

“I’ve always been the creative type.”  

Born and raised in British Columbia, Jenna had known since high school that she wanted to pursue a career in hair styling. She enrolled at John Casablancas Institute to complete the 6-month long Hair Art Design Program in 2012.

“I’ve always been a wild one— I couldn’t sit still in classes and constantly had to be doing something with my hands.”

After picking up her first pair of scissors 5 years ago at JCI, Jenna has accomplished amazing goals. She recently celebrated 3 years of working at Plan B Headquarters, a hair salon based in Kelowna.

Jenna has been strongly inspired by one of her JCI Instructors Karl Brown, who has influenced her hair techniques. Other inspirations include Jamie Sea, the girls at Habit Salon, and Sofie.

“I loved my instructors at JCI. They were incredibly talented and knowledgeable. Each instructor had a different way of teaching but it was important learning all techniques going forward into my career.” 

Jenna gives her clients tips on how to properly maintain healthy hair and suggests two important tools: protein and moisture! Especially after a lightening hair treatment, it’s important to keep your hair nourished.

“My favorite hairstyle to create is a bob— whether it’s textured or blunt.”

If you’re interested in becoming a hairdresser, then you have to know that there is no time for sitting down in a busy hair salon! Jenna acknowledges that the best part of being a hair stylist is having a creative outlet that allows you to express your unique personality throughout every service.

“If you enjoy a clear headspace, then this is probably not the best job for you.” 

At the age of 21 and 22, Jenna has won Silver for Hairstylist of the Year in Okanagan, BC and this year she takes home a Gold for 2017’s Hairstylist of the Year.

Keep up with Jenna Johnson via Instagram: Blonde and Balayage


Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.

Davneet Dhillon,
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