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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,
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John Casablancas Institute Welcomes Chungnam State University

26
01.2018

January 26, 2018— John Casablancas Institute welcomed delegations from Chungnam State University, South Korea to celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between our institutions. The MOU outlines an agreement of partnership and support of both JCI and CSU students as well as recognition and credit of JCI’s programs in CSU’s degree programs.

Chungnam State University is the only public university in Chungcheongnam-do, which is established and operated in Chungcheongnam-do to cultivate talented people with creativity and personality that can contribute to both South Korea’s national and also local development. The university opened in 1998 with the mission of “leading a bright future,” and has grown into an educational institution representing the region.

In the future, Chungnam State University will grow into the “representative public university of Korea” with the goal of educating talented people with intelligence and virtue, fostering society-dedicated leaders, and cultivating high-skilled professionals.

JCI administrative staff and students were delighted to greet CSU representatives at John Casablancas Institute and welcome them to our city.

JCI Managing Director, Mr. Colin Boguski, and CSU President, Mr. Jae-Yeong Huh, signed the MOU this afternoon declaring a partnership that will benefit both John Casablancas Institute and the Chungnam State University. It was an honor meeting with CSU and we believe this relationship will broaden opportunities for both JCI and CSU students both here in Vancouver and in South Korea.


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 / Events / Makeup

Kathleen Fowlstone: First Place at IMATS LA 2018

17
01.2018

John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduate Kathleen Fowlstone and Founder of Little Monsters Studio and competed at the IMATS Battle of the Brushes 2018 Competition in Los Angeles and took home first place.

Each year the International Makeup Trade Show (IMATS) is held to celebrate the makeup industry and allow recently graduated/graduating makeup students to compete against each other to win awards and prizes in the Battle of the Brushes.

Kathleen competed at the Vancouver 2017 IMATS in the Beauty/Fantasy category and won second place. She had the opportunity to fly to LA to compete once again in the Beauty/Fantasy category and won first place, along with a $5000.00 cheque.

“Once the theme was revealed as ‘Wildwood folklore’ my first instinct was that I wanted to create a look that combined ethereal beauty with epic fierceness, that is what inspired the whole look. I also handmade the entire costume which helped me fulfill my vision.”

With the help of her model Chelsea Brennan, Kathleen put together a Fairy Goblin Queen creation. In the 2 hours given to create this look, Kathleen was able to complete body painting, beauty makeup and hair, along with putting together the props.

“Words cannot describe how grateful I am for all of the support that has gotten me to this point.”

“Prior to the competition, I was nervous, yet focused and determined to do my absolute best. After winning I think I was in shock. There was so much talent showcased and to be placed first (especially in LA) was an absolute dream come true.”

The advice that Kathleen would give to aspiring makeup artists is to stay true to yourself and don’t be afraid to take risks.

“Focus on your strengths as an artist and not your weaknesses.” 

We are so proud of Kathleen and her success at the 2018 IMATS Battle of the Brushes.

Kathleen is the founder of Little Monsters Studio and specializes in airbrushing and body art. Keep up with Kathleen Fowlstone on Instagram.


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,
Blog / Events

Things to do this January in Vancouver

03
01.2018

Happy New Year! Now that the Christmas festivities are all wrapped up, here is a list of fun things to do this January. Enjoy the first month of the year creating new memories and going on new adventures.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Musical 

Witness a tale as old as time hosted by the Vancouver Art Club. Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney’s well-known fairy tales and a musical that the Vancouver Art Club has put together for families and friends to enjoy. The show will go on until January 7th. Don’t miss out on this magical musical.

Location: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Vancouver / Buy Tickets Here

John Casablancas Institute Fashion Show

John Casablancas Institute Fashion Business & Creative Arts students will be hosting their upcoming fashion show, Tokyo Drift, on January 13th at Performance Works, Granville Island. Admission for the event is $25.00 or $30.00 at the door. All net proceeds from ticket sales go to Covenant House Vancouver. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the show is set to begin at 7:00 PM.

Tickets: To purchase tickets please visit or contact the JCI front desk at (604) 688-0328.

Chinese Lantern Festival 

The Chinese Lantern Festival is held during the winter season at the Pacific National Exhibition. This lantern festival features a display of lights along with magical visual displays. The event is open now until January 21st.

Tickets: Buy tickets here

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Did someone say hot cocoa? The perfect winter drink now has its own festival in Vancouver that will run from January 20th until February 14th. Each venue that participates in this event will offer their special cups of hot chocolate, along with treats! Warm yourself up this winter at the hot chocolate festival.

For More Information: Hot Chocolate Festival 

International Vancouver Boat Show

Calling all boat lovers! The annual Vancouver Boat Show will be held from January 17th to 21st at the Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina. Witness a boat show like no other, along with live performances and entertainment.

Tickets: Buy tickets here

Dine Out Winter Festival

The 2018 Dine Out Vancouver Winter Festival will take place from January 19th until February 4th. With over a dozen restaurants participating in this event, you will have the chance to experience delicious food from Vancouver’s well-known restaurants.

Tickets: Reserve your seats here.

Canucks Hockey Games

The Vancouver Canucks will be playing four home games this month. Grab your family and friends and support the Canucks at Rogers Arena.

Tickets: Buy Tickets Here.


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 / Events

JCI Highlights of 2017

30
12.2017

From makeup and hair goals, to lash extensions and fashion shows, 2017 has been a marvelous year full of opportunities for students and graduates of John Casablancas Institute.

Here is a look at what our students and graduates have accomplished this year:

Samantha Ravndahl X M.A.C Cosmetics 

JCI Makeup Artistry graduate and beauty influencer Samantha Ravndahl had the opportunity to collaborate with MAC Cosmetics in creating her very own lipstick. The sheer-nude lipstick launched in April 2017 and was a huge success.

LILLZKILLZ X Fashion Opportunities 

JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts and Core Design graduate, Lillea Goian, has left her mark in the fashion industry this year. From Vancouver Fashion Week to Tokyo Fashion Week, Lillea continues to gain recognition around the world. Even Cole Sprouse from Riverdale featured Lillea’s work on his Instagram Page!

Sabrina Fetterkind X B.C Hairstylist of 2017

JCI Hair Artistry graduate Sabrina Fetterkind won B.C Hairstylist of the year at the Canadian Mirror Awards. Sabrina has had her work published in multiple magazines and continues to create daring and creative hairstyles.

The Lash Extensions Trend

This year eyelash extensions began trending and a lot of morning makeup routines were saved due to this trend. Lash extensions are a painless procedure that allows your lashes to look effortlessly fabulous day and night.

Lashes by graduate @projectbeauty.ca

JCI Body Spa students and graduates have mastered the art of lash extensions.

Lashes by graduate @gcbeautyyy

Emma Leger X New York Fashion Week 

JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts graduate Emma Leger had the opportunity to attend New York Fashion Week this year, allowing herself to develop her Instagram brand and create many collaborations with companies, including: Lulu’s, OUAI Haircare, Sabo Skirt and more famous brands.

IMATS 2017

The Vancouver 2017 IMATS was one spectacular weekend for John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry students and graduates. A huge congratulation to JCI student Stacey Kosh for taking home third place and graduate Kat Fowlstone for taking home second place in the Battle of the Brushes Beauty/Fantasy category.

Congratulations to JCI graduate Nicky Soup for taking home second place in the Battle of the Brushes Character/Prosthetics category.

Vancouver Fashion Week x Core Design Graduates

JCI Core Design graduates had the opportunity to showcase their collections at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S18.

Read more here.

Many amazing trends were seen this year in Makeup, Fashion, Hair and Body Spa. Our students and graduates have come across many successful opportunities in their careers and we are so proud of them. This list showcased just a few of this year’s highlights. More can be seen on our blog.

Happy New Year! – From all of us at John Casablancas Institute


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,
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