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16
11.2018
Blog / Features / Makeup

Born To Do This: JCI MUA Graduate Gracen Marie Smith Takes IMATS Atlanta

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Gracen Marie Smith knew she wanted a career in the makeup industry at the age of eleven. Inspired by John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduates Samantha Ravandahl and Leigh Dickson, Gracen wanted to perfect her makeup skills to become just as skilled of a makeup artist as these two Instagram influencers. And so she packed her bags and moved to Vancouver in October 2017. The blooming film industry was just one of the reasons Gracen decided to move, the other reason was due to the environmental aspects. She fel...

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Davneet Dhillon,
14
11.2018
Blog / Features / Makeup

Born To Do This: Cassidy Alana Blackall-Krantz, JCI Makeup Artistry Graduate Working in the Film Industry

It's early morning on set of a new film and Cassidy Alana Blackall-Krantz thinks to herself, "This can't be real," as she fishes through her makeup kit to find that perfect contouring brush. To think that she could've been stuck in an office with loads of paperwork had she gone to Law school as originally planned. Now she is living her dream as a makeup artist and happier than ever. Born and raised in Maple Ridge, B.C., Cassidy has always stayed close to Vancouver. Her love for horror movies and special effects inspired her to get into the makeup i...

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Davneet Dhillon,
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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