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18
10.2018
Blog / Fashion / Features

BORN TO DO THIS: Meet Carla Borges, JCI Fashion Grad & Artizia Workforce Planner

Born and raised in Brazil, Carla Dutra Borges moved to Vancouver a year ago to start a new life and career in the fashion industry— a major change from working as an industrial engineer back home. "When I was planning to move to Vancouver to study, I had two options: start a course related to my previous graduation and keep myself in the same field that I already had tons of experience in, or follow my dream to work in the fashion field." As you can guess, Carla decided to follow her passion and enroled in the Fashion Business & Creative Arts pr...

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Davneet Dhillon,
28
09.2018
Blog / Features / Makeup

BORN TO DO THIS: JCI MAKEUP ARTISTRY GRADUATE KRISTA HANN

Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Krista Natasha Hann completed five years at post-secondary and studied at the Memorial University of Newfoundland as a Naval Architect. As much as she enjoyed the program, it didn't feel right. And so, Krista decided to follow her dreams of becoming a professional makeup artist and moved to Vancouver, B.C. "Moving here was terrifying at first, I never experienced half of the things I have experienced here, but I am so glad I made the move. I miss home but the opportunities here are endless and the people are...

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Davneet Dhillon,
24
08.2018
Blog / Fashion / Features

Lillea Goian Takes New York Fashion Week

John Casablancas Institute is beyond excited to announce that Lillea Goian, graduate of the JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts and Core Design programs, will be showcasing her latest collection for her brand Profanity at New York Fashion Week this September. Lillea, also known as 'LillzKillz', is a Vancouver based fashion designer who creates gender fluid clothing that allows her clients to explore their individuality through her custom designs. Lillea has presented her collections at The JCI Fashion Show, Vancouver Fashion Week and recently Toky...

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Davneet Dhillon,
13
08.2018
Blog / Body Spa / Features

Born To Do This: JCI Body Spa Graduate, Nim Sanghera

Born in Vancouver, BC and raised in North Delta, Nimrit (Nim) Sanghera always had an interest in becoming an Esthetician. Before enrolling at John Casablancas Institute for Body Spa, Nim had completed a Makeup Artistry Program elsewhere but was intrigued to learn more about the Spa Industry. "I felt that JCI prepared me really well for the spa world!"  Nim is the proud owner of her salon, Hush Haven, which recently celebrated its one year anniversary. Her passion is her work— she enjoys giving facials and feels at ease when doing treatments for her ...

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Davneet Dhillon,
04
07.2018
Blog / Features / Hair

From Korea to Vancouver: Meet Nina Park, JCI Hair Artistry Student

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Nayeon (Nina) Park first visited Vancouver in 2013 to study English abroad. She recalls living in the city and being amazed by the geographic landscape and a relaxed social atmosphere. "I promised myself that I’d visit Vancouver again one day." In 2016, she graduated from university in Korea with a degree in International Business and a minor in English. Seeking to challenge herself and gain some independence, Nina packed her bags and bought a one-way ticket to YVR. What inspired you to get into the Hair Ind...

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Davneet Dhillon,
14
05.2018
Blog / Features / Hair

Meet Janell Bye: JCI Fashion & Hair Artistry Graduate

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Janell Bye moved to Vancouver, BC at the age of 19 and immediately fell in love with the city. Starting out young, Janell was a personal hairstylist to her many Barbie dolls when she was growing up. She later began practicing braiding and curling techniques on her friends. There was no doubt that Janell had a passion for hair and wanted to pursue a career as a hairstylist. "What stood out almost immediately was the individuality and all of its forms. From hairstyles to artwork, to clothing and tattoos, Vancouver was ...

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