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Summer 2017 Hair Trends

08
06.2017

There’s no better way to welcome a new season than by sitting down in a hair stylist’s chair and reinventing your look. Summer is the perfect opportunity to test out the latest hair trends blunt bob cuts, smoked peaches, bright vivid colors, short layers and more.

Here are the latest hair styles created by current students, graduates and instructors at John Casablancas Institute:

The Bob

Whether it’s blunt, asymmetrical, soft-blended or shoulder-grazing, the bob cut will always be a summer favorite. This hairstyle is not only chic and easy to style, it is a modern classic. Take a look for yourself at these inspiring short bobs:

A chin-length bob with bangs is unquestionably a sophisticated and fun look to have. This cherry red version was created by JCI Hair graduate and instructor Amanda Vieira.

Current JCI Hair student Jo Clark-Vandenberg isn’t afraid to style a bob with wavy curls on her client. This trendy bob is popular among women of every age.

You can’t go wrong with going a bit shorter for summer! This edgy cut is done by JCI Hair graduate Jericka Los.

The Hottest Summer Hair Colours 

There’s no doubt that when JCI Hair graduate and instructor Elissa Wolfe posts her latest hairstyles on Instagram, we all drool a little. This tropical neon summer color melt makes us wish we were sitting on the beach holding an ice cold drink. Elissa is someone you want standing behind the chair at your next hair appointment!

Summer is the season of blondes! Karl Brown is a JCI Hair graduate who created this champagne blonde balayage with babylights. Blonde hair has been reinvented from beachy balayages to silver-tinted hair colors. Check out Karl’s Instagram for more hair inspiration.

Feeling peachy! JCI Hair graduate Lacee Vardy is a magician behind the chair. This peach bubblegum hair color is another one of this year’s hottest trends.

Think pink! JCI Hair graduate Melissa McKenna isn’t afraid to take risks with hair. Going back and forth contemplating whether or not to dye your hair a bright color? Here are 25 reasons why you should try bright colors this summer.

B is for Balayage 

Current JCI Hair student Kimberly Siemens has mastered the art of a balayage. This French hair coloring technique continues to grow as an international trend and shows no signs of slowing down!

A balayage can work with a variety of hair lengths, colors, and textures. This short blonde balayage is styled by JCI Hair graduate Madison Lane.

A natural sun-kissed balayage is a popular choice for summer and it requires minimal upkeep. This hair color is perfected by JCI Hair graduate and educator, Tara Chow.

Get a little daring with your hair! Thinking of going for a chop or color change? You can book an appointment at the JCI Hair Salon by calling 604-688-0328 to reinvent your locks just in time for summer.


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.

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Prom 2017 Hair Styles

02
05.2017

Prom may be only a few weeks away and even though you’ve found that perfect dress and accessories, it’s now time to think about what hair style you’re going to rock on that magical evening.

John Casablancas Institute is on Pinterest and we’ve come up with a board to help get you inspired for graduation/ prom hair styles.

#1: Braids

Braids give a romantic prom look and can be styled in tons of ways. Here are a few ways to rock a braid on your special day. Textured curls and braids, braids that knot into a bun and a fairytale fish braid are all perfect prom hair styles. Stand out by adding flowers to your braid… or diamonds!

#2:  Sleeked Back/ Wet Hair

You’ve seen celebrities wear this look such as Kim Kardashian and Zendaya Coleman, and now you can also show if off at prom. The wet sleeked back hair look has been seen at award shows and there’s no doubt that this hair style will be trending this summer.

#3: Gorgeous Low and High Buns

Buns give an elegant look to your outfit and they’re super easy to maintain throughout the night. (Probably because it’s held in with a million pins!) You can never go wrong with an up-do for prom.

#4: Curls: The Bigger the Better

Whether it’s big or side curls, or wavy curls, these hair styles are legendary and will never go out of style.

#5: Polished Ponytail

The polished ponytail can be perfected by applying a smoothing product to damp hair and then blow dried with a brush. Slicked back ponytails are also super easy to style and maintain throughout the night.

Check out our JCI Pinterest to view more hair styles for prom/grad.

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Blog / Hair / Makeup

JCI Makeup Talk: Castor Oil to Grow Lashes and Brows

28
03.2017

JCI Makeup Talk Castor Oil Grows Lashes and Brows

Makeup Trick: Use Castor Oil to Grow Lashes and Brows

Over-tweezing and the ever popular eyelash extension trend can be less than kind to your natural hair. If you are looking to repair some of the damage consider a natural way of growing out brows and lashes.

Castor oil is rich in Omega-9 fatty acids, which nourish the hairs and help growth that has been inhibited. Just apply a few drops every night to your brows and lashes using a disposable mascara wand or a Q-tip and watch as they become longer and stronger.

Check the label and stick with a 100% natural cold-pressed or cold-processed castor oil, as these are the indicators of a pure and all natural top of the line product.


Blog Contributor: Jennine Cook, Makeup Program Co-Director and Industry Liaison

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 into the marketplace. During the 10-month full time program, students study everything from glamour 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 theatre.

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JCI Hair Blog: Take Pink Shirt Day to the Next Level

21
02.2017

Pastel Pink Hair

In ode to Pink Shirt Day, (happening tomorrow)  let’s celebrate all things Pink- especially PINK HAIR!

JCI’s Hair Art Design students love playing with creative color and pink is one of our favourite colors to use!  JCI’s hair academy uses Wella exclusively  in the hair salon. Their world-renowned pastels and toners are just the thing to “pinken” up your day!

Pink Ombre Fishtail Braid Already have an ombre or some highlights? Try out this look temporarily as a toner or rinse for an instant pop of color ! Haven’t tried something new in a while ? Then let our hair students ( under instructor guidance ) give you that change you need ! We encourage our hair academy students to play with creative colors right away in our Hair Art Design course to be inspiring and to be inspired !

Wella Freshlights Rose Gold Hair Colour The newest look to take the color world by storm is rose gold. This beautiful tone enhances and embraces natural warmth in the hair. Great for those darker tressed ladies out there! And so fun while going through the color correction and color removal stages. We always teach our hair students to keep the integrity of our clients hair in every stage of lightening and color removal. Rose gold is just one of the many options out there!

Book your Pink Dream hair today with one of our amazing students and remember to use #pinkshirtpromise – when you do Shaw and Coast Capital will donate $1 to anti-bullying prevention programs.


Blog contributor: Elissa Wolfe, JCI HAD Instructor

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.

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JCI Hair Blog: Short Hair – How to Make the Big Chop

14
02.2017

Short Hairstyles Bob Lob Pixie Cut

Has anyone else noticed all the choppy bobs and short pixies that have been gracing magazine covers, award show red carpets and ladies everywhere this season?

Wavy, sleek, or textured, the new Bob shape is all about versatility. So how do you find the right length for you? It starts with your face shape and bone structure. The weight line of your Bob should enhance your best features, not bring attention to danger zones. For example, if you have a wide-set jaw (where the widest part of your face is at your jawline) you should try a cut that falls at the collarbone with minimal layering around the jawline. This will lengthen your face instead of adding more width.

JCI Hair Blog Short Silver Hairstyles Bob Lob Pixie Cut

If you’ve been donning Lobs and Bobs and you’re ready for a change, then go for the new pixie chop. This look is short and fitted in the nape, tight around the ears, but a long-sweeping fringe gives it some edginess and style versatility. Waves can add some movement to this pixie with a mini flat iron or wand. Sleek and soft is a classic finish for this pixie. The ultimate edgy pixie is the undercut one. With this style, the sides are clipped short all the way around and a longer, disconnected shape is left asymmetrical on top to accentuate a great profile!

Still not sure whether you’re ready for the big chop? Check out these daring ladies who have taken the plunge!

JCI Hair Blog Sienna Miller Short Hair Bob Lob

The best advice I can give to those who are thinking it’s time for a change: be ready for a new hair routine! Make sure you have the right tools,products and how-tos to get your new look together. Consider booking a consultation with your stylist first to make sure you’re both on the same page (maybe even the same Pinterest page!) and make she or he is taking the time to show you how to style your new do!


Hair Blog contributor: Elissa Wolfe, JCI HAD Instructor

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.

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