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Must-Have Women’s Accessories for Pre-Fall 2018

16
02.2018

Fashion is always moving fast and what we think may be the latest trends can end up being vanished in a blink of an eye. Designers are constantly working years ahead to bring out new and creative fashion. With Spring yet to arrive, we’ve already come to terms with the must-have women’s accessories for pre-Fall 2018.

This Fall you will notice youthful attitudes seen in fashion. Trends such as baseball caps, big scarves, tote bags and statement pieces will be seen worn by all the popular Instagram bloggers. Get prepared for Fall 2018 with these must-have essentials:

LOGO Baseball Caps

Forget the plain and suede baseball caps, Fall is all about statement logo and branding caps. These streetwear caps have been seen on the runways by designer brands such as Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Balenciaga.

Tote Bags

The everyday tote bag has returned bigger and stylish than ever for pre-Fall. This handbag is an essential piece to have because it can be worn year-round and is guaranteed to fit all your belongings! The tote bag is also perfect for when traveling and can be used as a carry-on bag. Once again, logos are crucial for Fall 2018.

Branded Belts

Every woman deserves a classic leather belt in her wardrobe. These signature belts will sweep the market this year.

Oversized Scarf

Scarves are always trending and we all probably have blanket scarves piled up in our closet. This Fall, get your hands on a knitted oversized scarf that won’t just keep you warm, but also stylish.

And there you have your full guide to must-have women’s pre-fall accessories.


Love fashion and want to make it your career? JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provides 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. If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Events

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

14
02.2018

We’re all aware that February 14th is known as the day of romance where loved ones exchange gifts, flowers and chocolates. This day has been celebrated for decades, therefore, skip the excuses of not being able to find a gift because your significant other won’t believe it.

If you’re still in need of a perfect gift for her this Valentine’s Day, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of last minute gift ideas to give your one and only.

Movie In A Box 

Staying in this Valentine’s Day? Make it a romantic day in with movies, popcorn, candies and warm pyjamas!

The Date Jar

This date jar will have you covered for your next few dates! Date ideas can include movie nights, spa days and even long walks on the beach.

Scrapbook or Lovebook 

What better way to say “I love you” than gifting a scrapbook full of memories?!

Surprise her with…

A hair appointment! Get your significant other an appointment for a new haircut and style. There’s nothing like a fresh cut from the salon.

Hair by John Casablancas Institute Hair Artistry graduate Jericka Los.

Spa in a Jar!

If you can’t take her to the spa, then bring the spa to her with this spa in a jar gift. Add her favourite spa products that she’ll love into a jar. Don’t forget the bath bombs from Lush!

Ditch the Wine Bag

… And get her a wine basket with all her favourite essentials.


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Body Spa

5 Skincare Products You Need This Spring

06
02.2018

Spring is approaching, and with the new season change comes new products to protect and care for your skin. IMAGE Skincare is a clinical skincare brand that is represented by 20,000 professionals in over 52 countries worldwide.

Here are 5 products that you need to invest in:

The Vital C Serum

The Vital C serum from IMAGE Skincare can be used for all skin types: dry, dehydrated, sensitive, sun damaged/burned, oily, acne, Rosacea, eczema, and post-treated skin. This product includes Vitamin A, C and E, allowing your skin to be healthy with a youthful glow.

Vital C serum is important to have because it protect skin against oxidative damage. In other words, the serum softens any visible signs of stress, wrinkles and fatigue.

The Prevention+ Moisturizer

As we’re all anticipating the sun to shine in Vancouver, you’ll definitely want to prepare to keep your skin healthy and damage free from its rays. The Prevention+ Moisturizer protects your skin cells from the harmful effects of the sun. 

This product is an oil-free daily moisturizer is to be used before applying makeup and contains UVA/UVB protection. (Free of parabens.)

The MAX Cleanser 

According to IMAGE Skincare: “This Stem Cell and Peptide-infused cleanser has been called botox-in-a-bottle by beauty editors all over the world!” The MAX cleanser reduces facial wrinkles and prevents signs of aging.

This product can be used for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

The Ageless Retinol 

The Ageless Retinol is a bestselling product that repairs aging and acne prone skin. “Total Retinol A Creme from Image Skincare includes Retinol and polypeptides that repair, revive, and resurface the skin for a brighter complexion and more youthful look.”

This product can be used for the following skin types: aging, oily, acne. acne prone, and sun damaged skin.

The Ageless Skin Plumper 

This serum is infused with vitamins and antioxidants which leave your skin dewy, hydrated and fresh. This product can be used on the dry, dehydrated, post-peel, and inflamed skin types.

“These products make your skin look and feel youthful again!” – John Casablancas Institute Body Spa educator Jen Sterling


The 44-week Body Spa Program is one of a kind in professional spa training, encompassing basic and advanced spa services. The program consists of in-depth theory and practical knowledge, constant student practice, family practice week, weekly tests, creative projects and spa floor services in a beautiful spa setting. By the end of the program, you will be spa ready by projecting professionalism and confidence in performing both basic and advanced spa services.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Features

Instagram Influencers You Should Follow 2018

05
02.2018

Social Media is always changing and new influencers are on the rise. Whether you’re in need of fashion inspiration or makeup, hair, and spa trends, here are a few influencers and graduates from John Casablancas Institute that you need to follow.

Gillian Cortes / @gcbeautyyy

JCI Body Spa graduate Gillian Cortes is an expert lash technician. Gillian has over 4,500 followers on Instagram and is accepting new clients! Need a lash fill just in time for Valentine’s Day? Check out Gillian’s Instagram page for lash inspo.

Megan Reynolds / @megan.reynolds

From fashion to daily inspiration, JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts graduate Megan Reynolds is someone you need to follow on Instagram. Up to 5000 followers, Megan is not only an Instagram influencer, she also has her own blog where you can shop her looks and keep up with her travel diaries and lifestyle.

Jason Pillay / @jasonpillay

There’s no stopping this JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts graduate from traveling the world in style. Jason Pillay is a fashion stylist and creative director who has worked on the set of music videos and television shows including Riverdale, styled editorial photoshoots for magazines such as HUF Magazine and Elegant Magazine and recently visited London for Fashion Week.

Close to 7,000 followers on Instagram, follow Jason for updates on his life as a fashion stylist! View more of his professional work here.

Shauni Karbowiak / @shaunicosmetics 

With over 5,400 followers on Instagram, Shauni Karbowiak is an Instagram beauty influencer and JCI Makeup Artistry graduate. If you’re looking to try new makeup looks this year, then you’ve got to hit that follow button on Shauni’s makeup account!

Sasha Leah / @sashaleahnails

Sasha is unstoppable when it comes to nail art! This JCI Body Spa graduate experiments with glitters, shimmers, metallics and more when it comes to nails. Her Instagram account consists of creative nail designs and colors. Not only does Sasha specialize in nail art, she also does lash extensions, waxing, and eyebrow tinting. Leave it to Sasha to get you pampered for a night out!

Meo Ho / @mymanemeo 

Looking for a local hairstylist? JCI Hair Artistry graduate Meo is a volunteer hairstylist for Covenant House, Vancouver and a hairstylist at Axis Hair Salon. Meo was also featured on Daily Hive Vancouver as one of Vancouver’s Best Hairdressers that will give you hair goals.

For more influential Instagram bloggers, follow John Casablancas Institute on Instagram to see what our students and graduates are doing in Hair, Makeup, Fashion and Body Spa!


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table

 

 

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Makeup

Valentine’s Day Inspired Makeup

30
01.2018

Whether you’ve got a hot date with Netflix and your bed or you’re going out to a fancy restaurant, here are a few sweet and bold makeup looks for you to try this Valentine’s Day.

Metallic Glam 

Valentine’s Day calls for a mix of light shades including pink, red and gold tones. There’s no better way to stand out than adding metallic makeup to your eyes. John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduate Shauni Karbowiak knows how to work the camera to get that insta-glam makeup selfie.

We are loving the graphic black liner trend that Shauni has perfected, along with those metallic eyes! Not only is this look artistic, it’s also simple to create. Check out Shauni’s Instagram page to see what makeup products she used to achieve this look.

Soft Eyes 

JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts and Makeup Artistry graduate Sayeh Sharelo is not only a beauty influencer and a popular Youtube star, she’s got over 172K followers on her makeup page and 76.4k followers on her fashion page on Instagram. There’s no stopping Sayeh from climbing to the top!

Check out her latest video on how to create a soft makeup look using the Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette:

 Red Smokey Eye Tutorial 

With over 299k Instagram followers, JCI Makeup Artistry graduate and influencer Leigh Dickson is all about creating daring makeup trends. Forget a regular smokey eye, instead, try his red smokey eye look!

“Red can be a tricky shade to blend on the skin but here’s how I get it done!” Press play and watch Leigh’s Youtube tutorial here:

Minimalistic Makeup Look

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year and that means most of us will be either working or attending a class until evening. Not too worry. You may not have enough time for a smokey eye, but you can create this soft makeup look within minutes and you’ll still be ready to go out looking fresh after your long day! JCI Makeup graduate Jessica Dent shares her minimalistic makeup look and products used on her Instagram page.

For more Valentine’s Day Inspiration Makeup Looks, visit our Pinterest


JCI’s 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,
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