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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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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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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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Reid Hepnar: Vancouver Fashion Designer

Meet Reid Hepnar... Born and raised in Agassiz, B.C, Reid Everett Hepnar knew it was his destiny to work in the fashion industry. Growing up in a small town in the Fraser Valley, a place completely devoid of fashion, Reid's mother established a small women's boutique— Reid's first exposure to fashion. At the age of seven, Reid spent his summers helping out his mother at her boutique with tasks revolved around steaming clothes, organizing jewellery displays or sorting a closet f...


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Youtube Channels to Follow Right Now

There's no doubt that we've all searched for inspiration or "DIY" videos on Youtube. From beauty and fashion vloggers to fitness coaches and those who simply enjoy documenting their travels, there are a variety of entertaining videos on Youtube for anyone to watch. Here's a list of John Casablancas Institute graduates and Youtuber's to follow right now: Kimberley Margarita X Colour Creep  JCI Makeup Artistry graduate Kimberley Margarita began in Youtube journey in 2015 and currently has over 78K subscribers. As a Professional Makeup Artist and Youtu...


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Agatha Collant by JCI Fashion Graduate Letícia Maciel Gonçalves

Letícia Maciel Gonçalves was born and raised in Campinas, Brazil, a city nearby Sao Paulo. Letícia moved to Vancouver in 2017 to study Fashion Business & Creative Arts at John Casablancas Institute. After years of thinking that fashion was just a hobby, Letícia was ready to change that. She wanted to create a professional business involving her two passions: fashion and dance. In 2017 she enrolled at JCI to learn more about the fashion industry in order to start her brand: Agatha. "My dancewear brand was the reason I wanted to study at J...


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