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Things to Know Before Attending a Music Festival

16
06.2017

Keep calm and brace yourselves because the season of music festivals is upon us. Not sure how to prepare? We’ve got you covered with this guide of things to know before attending a music festival this summer!

Forget the Flower Crowns 

It’s been a fun few summers with the popularity of flower crowns, however, it’s time to grow out of this phase and dump those crowns. They were probably only $6.90 from Forever 21 anways! This doesn’t mean you can’t rock another alternative on your head take the risk and dare to be different with your accessories.

 

 

Take a cue from Zendaya who pulled off a tiara headband like a queen. Head chains and headwraps are other creative substitutes to style with your look.

Comfort is Key 

You will be walking a whole lot at a music festival, so packing comfortable shoes is a must. Plan your outfits ahead of time and bring appropriate footwear to avoid blisters or sore feet.

The Nike 5.0 Running Shoes are not just made for you fitness junkies. These multicolored sneakers can be styled with all your favourite festival looks. Converses, Adidas, Toms, low-heel booties, and gladiator sandals are other comfortable choices. Take a look below at some of the functional festival footwear that’s made for dancing and walking!

 

Protect Your Skin

Make sunscreen your best friend this summer because there’s absolutely no hiding from the sun at a music festival. Though wearing halter tops may be fashionable, sunburns are not. We’ve got you covered with IMAGE Skincare products,  which are carried at the John Casablancas Institute Body Spa.

The Prevention+ Image physical barrier sunscreen with built-in UVA/UVB is an SPF booster and provides DNA protection. This product has an SPF factor from 30 to 50 and is available in a matte, hydrating and tinted moisturizer SPF.

“I prefer to use the daily tinted moisturizer because it looks as if you have makeup on your skin. This product also evens out your skin tone and because it has the moisturizer within the SPF product, there’s no need to pack another moisturizer along. It’s a 2 in 1 deal!” — Jenifer Sterling, JCI Body Spa Instructor 

The Essentials 

Carrying a small, chic backpack is the easiest way to carry all your essential products with you at a festival. Use our list to make sure you don’t forget anything!

  1. Wet Wipes/Hand Sanitizer: These will come in handy for sure! The heat may cause your makeup to melt and that’s when wet wipes come to the rescue. Hand sanitizers are also a must have at a festival where the bathroom situations are usually less than ideal. No one wants to end up getting sick so sanitize your hands often!
  2. Cash: Most food trucks at a festival will only take cash so bring enough to get you through the weekend.
  3. Water Bottles: Rather than spending your money on water, bring an empty one and fill it up inside. Most music festivals will provide free water stations for this purpose, so be sure to stay hydrated!
  4. Hats/Sunglasses: The IMAGE Skincare SPF products may be a festival savior, however in the hot summer sun, sunglasses and hats add extra protection for your skin.
  5. Portable Phone Charger: Keeping your phone charged means you will never miss a beat during the festival. Don’t let your battery die in the middle of your favourite band’s set or during that perfect instagrammable moment!

There you have it, the JCI guide to surviving music festivals. Now go out and enjoy yourself this summer!


JOHN CASABLANCAS INSTITUTE

(JCI) is widely recognized as the industry leader in providing job-ready training and has been setting the standard for artistry and innovation for over 30 years.

Established in Vancouver since 1978, JCI continues to stand behind top professionals in the areas of fashionmake up, hair and esthetics. With note-worthy careers as award-winning makeup artists, international fashion stylists, skilled spa technicians and cutting edge hairstylists, graduates of JCI continue to shine.

Supportive and positive learning practices provide students with the most beneficial educational experience.

Our faculty is comprised of leading industry professionals and guest instructors from various aspects of their respective fields. Our instructors and graduates continue to win awards and gain recognition for their work and contributions to their industries. Just 1 block down from the Waterfront Station, JCI sits surrounded by cafes, design studios, art galleries and photographers’ studios – the perfect place for students to absorb creativity and find constant inspiration.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Body Spa / Events

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

10
05.2017

Are you tired of wandering around the mall, scratching your head trying to figure out what to get your mom this year for Mother’s Day? Surprise your mom with a unique gift, because nothing says thoughtful than a handmade crafted gift or treating that special woman to a day at the spa.

John Casablancas Institute is giving away an amazing promotion which includes a facial, pedicure and manicure all for $45, which definitely beats the regular price at $75. Your mom deserves the best so book her in for an appointment at the JCI Body Spa now! This offer expires May 15, so if you can’t make it on the day of Mother’s Day, don’t worry, the spa can still book you in the next day. 

Client Testimonials:

“I have been going to the JCI Spa for a few years now, and I have pretty much tried all of the spa services. The quality of the products is optimal and they offer a wide variety of spa services. The students are friendly and professional, and the instructors are always around if the students need them. I refer my friends and family there without hesitation!” – Shelly Prasad 

“My daughter and I have been enjoying the services offered by the John Casablancas Spa for over five years now and can’t speak highly enough of the professionalism and services offered through the school. The instructors of the program show the highest level of excellence in their teaching and always demonstrate kindness and integrity towards all the students in the program. Having had many services provided by many difference students—we have always received the highest standard of care, compassion, respect and service. JCI spa provides an exemplary level of service and we definitely give them the highest level of recommendation.” – Shaida Javer

Get crafty with DIY – “Do It Yourself,” gifts for Mother’s Day. Check out our “DIY” board on Pinterest for inspiration on handmade gifts. Here are a couple of our favorites:

A Basket Full of Goodies: 

This gift is easy and fun to create. Take a trip to Dollar Store and buy a basket and other decor you want to decorate your basket with. Then add in stuff that your mom would love such as candles, lotions, a bottle of wine, flowers, perhaps a gift card and other essential things that she likes.

Floral Cupcakes: 

What’s better than receiving flowers? Definitely flowers made out of cupcakes! If you love to bake and your mom loves cupcakes, then this gift is perfect. Create flowers out of cupcakes for your mom and she will get the best of both worlds.

Mason Jar Candles: 

Yes that’s right, instead of buying candles this year; why not make one with scents you know your mom will enjoy! This gift can be paired with a book if your mom loves to read, because who doesn’t love relaxing with a good book while smelling scented candles.

Check out more DIY gift ideas here.

 

 

 

 

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Events

May Festivities

01
05.2017

April showers may be heading into May, however the sunshine is finally coming out of hiding and warmer temperatures will be hitting Vancouver this month. It’s a bit surprising to believe that we’re into the fifth month of the year, but let’s face it: we’re all excited about being a step closer to summer.

There are a ton of fun and adventurous events to check out this month. Next time you’re bored or out of things to do, hopefully this blog post can inspire you to get out and enjoy the city.

#1: Abbotsford Tulip Festival:

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is held on a farm with 10-acres of tulip flowers. This event is perfect for bloggers and photographers to take pictures surrounded by the beautiful tulips. The festival will be held until May 7 and is open daily from 9am to 7:30pm. For more details: check out the Abbotsford Tulip Festival website.

#2: Comedy Shows:

There’s a whole lot of funny business going on in Vancouver this month. If you’re someone who loves hearing good… and awful yet funny jokes, then you need to check out these comedy nights this May.

Miranda Sings: With over a million view on Youtube, Miranda Sings is quirky, funny and someone who will make you laugh ‘till you cry. Spend the night laughing with this Youtube phenomenon on May 6 at The Centre — 777 Homer Street, Vancouver.

Harland Williams: Both comedian and actor Harland Williams will be coming to Vancouver from May 11-13 to showcase his standup comedy. You may remember him from Dumb and Dumber, Half Baked and other comedies, but you don’t want to miss out on live comedy with Williams this month!

For more comedy shows you can expect this month, check out the Daily Hive page.

#3: BETA5 Pop-Up Shop:

Get ready to taste award winning chocolates and sweets from May 1-15 at the Beta5 pop-up shop located in Cambie Village: 3345 Cambie Street, Vancouver. With new flavors and treats, you will definitely be walking out of this place with a sugar high.

#4: Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Tickets:

Jason Bonham is the son of late John Bonham who was the drummer for Led Zeppelin. Continuing in his footsteps, Jason is also a drummer and will be coming to the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver on May 16 to give you the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. Get tickets on Ticketmaster.

#5: Mother’s Day Brunch

Make sure to save the date for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14. Take your mother out to one of Vancouver’s fine restaurants and treat her to that special brunch or dinner. Visit Vancouver’s Best Places to find that perfect restaurant!

#6: Cooking Class for Chocolate Lovers

Sure we all love late night deserts such as chocolate cakes and truffles, but don’t you ever wish you could make one yourself? If you’re a chocolate lover then you need to take this cooking class at Trout Lake Community Centre: 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, where you’ll be taught to make Chocolate Mousse, Lava Cake and Truffles. Wine and sweets? You’ve got to say yes to this class!

Other festivities happening this month can be found here.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Events / Fashion

Modern Origins Fashion Show

07
03.2017

This month is a very exciting one at JCI! The Fashion Business and Creative Arts students from class 155 are putting on the Modern Origins Fashion Show for their final project. Please join us at Heritage Hall on Tuesday March 28th for the event! Get a little preview of the evening to come by following Modern Origins on Instagram. Tickets can be purchased at reception or by emailing modernorigins@gmail.com or at JCI reception.

We cannot wait for the event, and are beyond happy to announce that net proceeds will benefit Covenant House Vancouver, so you can feel amazing about supporting a good cause. We would love to see you there!


Love fashion and want to make it your career?  JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provide students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising.

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Best Valentine’s Gifts under $50

07
02.2017

The camp is usually divided on Valentine’s Day, with people either dreading the day of togetherness or whole-heartedly embracing it.

Our thoughts? Even holidays aimed at couples can be made fun for anyone. Celebrate by wearing red, hanging with your bestie, classmates or just use it as an excuse treat yourself. Regardless of relationship status, we love seeing all the soft pink makeup tutorials, rose gold hair. bright red dresses and heart shaped french manicures come up on our feeds.

If you’re thinking of picking up a little something before the 14th, (or maybe your significant other just needs some ideas?) here are our top picks under $50:

KAT VON D EVERLASTING

LIPSTICK DUO – $25

These are a favourite liquid lipstick for many! Try out two (mini) colours for the price of one in this set.

OFF THE SHOULDER RUFFLED DRESS – $39.90

Ruffles and bell sleeves make this dress cute, but black makes sure it isn’t over the top. We love  this lbd rendition!

NUDE LIPSTICK SET – $33

It can be hard to find the perfect nude lip, so why not try out 6 at once?

BEACHY WAVES HAIR SET – $39

Gift sets are a great way to try out cult products, like the Bumble and Bumble surf line.

LACE PINK TOP – $49.90

The lace is so cute and the black and white banding gives off a more casual vibe. We heart this top!

7 SHEET MASKS – $46

It’s always a good time for a sheet mask. Take your pick any day of the week with this awesome set.

FRIENDSHIP SOCKS – $6.90

Cheer up your best friend with this adorable sock set. Bonus – they come in a 2 pack!

BERRY POLISH SET – $38

All of the berry polishes you could dream of…

RESTORING HAIR CARE SET – $16

Love your hair this Valentine’s Day and take extra care of it with Living Proof’s awesome products.


JOHN CASABLANCAS INSTITUTE

(JCI) is widely recognized as the industry leader in providing job-ready training and has been setting the standard for artistry and innovation for over 30 years.

Established in Vancouver since 1978, JCI continues to stand behind top professionals in the areas of fashion, make up, hair and esthetics. With note-worthy careers as award-winning makeup artists, international fashion stylists, skilled spa technicians and cutting edge hairstylists, graduates of JCI continue to shine.

Supportive and positive learning practices provide students with the most beneficial educational experience.

Our faculty is comprised of leading industry professionals and guest instructors from various aspects of their respective fields. Our instructors and graduates continue to win awards and gain recognition for their work and contributions to their industries. Just 1 block down from the Waterfront Station, JCI sits surrounded by cafes, design studios, art galleries and photographers’ studios – the perfect place for students to absorb creativity and find constant inspiration.

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