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Meet Ashley Tambour: JCI Graduate and Educator

22
06.2018

Ashley Tambour graduated from John Casablancas Institute’s Makeup Artistry and Body Spa Program. She has worked in the film industry part time while having her very own salon at home. After gaining experience in the industry, Ashley came back to JCI to teach Makeup and most recently, the Body Spa Program.

“During high school, I always wanted to become a teacher but I couldn’t see myself teaching a subject I did not enjoy. When I got the opportunity to teach at JCI, I was excited because I was now able to teach what I love! Teaching at JCI is great because not only do I get to teach students what I have learned in school, but I get to share my experiences from working in the industry. Seeing students succeed makes me feel like I have done my job right. I still work in film and take clients when I am available and stay updated on new trends so I can relay that information to my students.”

Born in New Westminster and raised in Coquitlam, BC, Ashley always had a passion for making people feel good about themselves. Working in two industries that allow her to do so is a dream come true for Ashley.

“If your client is happy it assures you that you have done a good job. Whether that’s a small change such as a brow shape or a polish application, it can make both you and your client feel great when seeing the finished results.”

Ashley chose to enroll at JCI because of the well-rounded programs and atmosphere. As soon as she stepped into the Institute for the first time, she was greeted by a friendly and professional environment and knew this is where she belonged.

She has always been inspired by Tracy Lai, Director of Special Effects Makeup, which helped make her decision enrolling in the makeup program much easier.

“Tracy has always shared so much knowledge and inspiration with myself and her students. She inspires me to work harder every day! I am always inspired by the instructors that I work with, and new people I meet in the industry. Always be open and willing to try new techniques!”

As a makeup artist, you set your own work days and hours, which comes with the perks of being your own boss. Ashley acknowledges that once you find your area of expertise, you are able to find a job that will be very enjoyable.

Ashley has worked on set of many shows and films including Once Upon A Time, Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, The Arrangement Season 1 and was an intern on Untold Stories of the ER, as well as various Hallmark and Lifetime films.

“The great thing about the makeup and spa industry is that there are so many different areas of expertise that you can get into and focus on. JCI allows you to find your true passion within the programs. If you end up liking all different areas, you are able to gain more opportunities because you are able to offer many different services.”

Upon graduating the Makeup Program, Ashley kept in touch with her instructors which helped her to get working right away and stay connected with the latest buzz in the industry. In less than a month, Ashley was back at JCI enrolled in the Body Spa Program.

“I was lucky enough to be the key makeup and hair artist on the first independent film I worked on. At first, I was very nervous to apply my knowledge gained from JCI to this film and execute the makeup perfectly. However, once I began working I got comfortable and I was able to build confidence in my skills. After gaining more experience, I was able to apply to IATSE and work on Union films.”

While Ashley continued working in the film industry, she also opened an at-home spa where she focused on nail art. As of now, she is an incredible instructor at John Casablancas Institute who sees herself apart of the JCI family in the next five years, as well as working in the film industry, taking on bridal clients and opening up her own salon.


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.

Tural Mamedov,
Blog / Body Spa / Makeup

Meet Ashley Tambour: JCI Graduate and Educator

19
06.2018

Ashley Tambour graduated from John Casablancas Institute’s Makeup Artistry and Body Spa Program. She has worked in the film industry part time while having her very own salon at home. After gaining experience in the industry, Ashley came back to JCI to teach Makeup and most recently, the Body Spa Program.

“During high school, I always wanted to become a teacher but I couldn’t see myself teaching a subject I did not enjoy. When I got the opportunity to teach at JCI, I was excited because I was now able to teach what I love! Teaching at JCI is great because not only do I get to teach students what I have learned in school, but I get to share my experiences from working in the industry. Seeing students succeed makes me feel like I have done my job right. I still work in film and take clients when I am available and stay updated on new trends so I can relay that information to my students.”

Born in New Westminster and raised in Coquitlam, BC, Ashley always had a passion for making people feel good about themselves. Working in two industries that allow her to do so is a dream come true for Ashley.

“If your client is happy it assures you that you have done a good job. Whether that’s a small change such as a brow shape or a polish application, it can make both you and your client feel great when seeing the finished results.”

Ashley chose to enroll at JCI because of the well-rounded programs and atmosphere. As soon as she stepped into the Institute for the first time, she was greeted by a friendly and professional environment and knew this is where she belonged.

She has always been inspired by Tracy Lai, Director of Special Effects Makeup, which helped make her decision enrolling in the makeup program much easier.

“Tracy has always shared so much knowledge and inspiration with myself and her students. She inspires me to work harder every day! I am always inspired by the instructors that I work with, and new people I meet in the industry. Always be open and willing to try new techniques!”

As a makeup artist, you set your own work days and hours, which comes with the perks of being your own boss. Ashley acknowledges that once you find your area of expertise, you are able to find a job that will be very enjoyable.

Ashley has worked on set of many shows and films including Once Upon A Time, Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, The Arrangement Season 1 and was an intern on Untold Stories of the ER, as well as various Hallmark and Lifetime films.

“The great thing about the makeup and spa industry is that there are so many different areas of expertise that you can get into and focus on. JCI allows you to find your true passion within the programs. If you end up liking all different areas, you are able to gain more opportunities because you are able to offer many different services.”

Upon graduating the Makeup Program, Ashley kept in touch with her instructors which helped her to get working right away and stay connected with the latest buzz in the industry. In less than a month, Ashley was back at JCI enrolled in the Body Spa Program.

“I was lucky enough to be the key makeup and hair artist on the first independent film I worked on. At first, I was very nervous to apply my knowledge gained from JCI to this film and execute the makeup perfectly. However, once I began working I got comfortable and I was able to build confidence in my skills. After gaining more experience, I was able to apply to IATSE and work on Union films.”

While Ashley continued working in the film industry, she also opened an at-home spa where she focused on nail art. As of now, she is an incredible instructor at John Casablancas Institute who sees herself apart of the JCI family in the next five years, as well as working in the film industry, taking on bridal clients and opening up her own salon.


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 / Makeup

Instagram Makeup Trends: May 2018

17
05.2018

This month we have witnessed bold and memorable makeup trends that JCI Makeup Artistry students and graduates have created. Many of these trends were first seen on the runways and now have become popular on Instagram. From runway models to Instagram influencers, see the latest makeup moments this May.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MONTH’S TRENDING MAKEUP LOOKS CREATED BY JOHN CASABLANCAS INSTITUTE MAKEUP ARTISTRY GRADUATES. 

SHAUNICOSMETICS

If there’s anything we learned from the Spring 2018 runways, it’s that bold and neon makeup is definitely in trend. JCI Makeup Artistry graduate Shauni has mastered the art of bold makeup and we are loving this green smokey eye.

Aside from green, sunshine yellow is a popular eye color to try for summer. Below Shauni has used a yellow eye shadow from the Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions Palette. A bright yellow shade can work on any skin tone and looks flattering.

If you feel as if this sunshine shade is too daring, you can always use these bold colors for the inner or outer parts of your eyes only. This way you can still experience wearing bright eye shadows without feeling like you’re over-doing it.

AUNNHICKSMUA

One of our favorite trends we’ve seen this month on Instagram is the creation of the floral eye— “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.”

This makeup look has us getting in the summer spirit and we are stunned by the creativity this trend delivers. JCI Makeup student Anne Hicks shows off her talent by creating various looks of the floral eye.

SARAHHOUSEMAKEUP

Ditch your lipsticks at home because the lip gloss trend has returned this year with shimmery effects. We’ve seen many beauty bloggers switch over to using shiny glosses and it’s a simple yet stunning look to have for summer. Even the Kardashians are on board. Makeup Artistry graduate Sarah House wears her glossy lips with a bright makeup look, another trend we’ve witnessed this season. The brighter the better!

KENYA.MUA

There’s always different ways to play with glitters and sparkles. This season we’ve noticed glitter applied to the inner eye a new and blooming trend. JCI Makeup graduate Kenya Kennedy shows off her gold glitter with warm makeup tones.


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 / Hair / Makeup

Grad Hair and Makeup Tips At Breakfast Television

01
05.2018

John Casablancas Institute was featured on Breakfast Television this morning showing off graduation hair and makeup looks for this season. JCI Makeup Industry Liaison Jennine Cook and Hair Design Instructor Josh Daurie prepared three different looks first thing this morning and discussed the latest trends for graduation.

These lovely models are wearing dresses and accessories from The Latest Scoop, a clothing boutique located in the heart of Gastown. Jennine and Josh created easy and stylish looks that you can recreate on your big night. Vintage rose eye-shadows and braided hairstyles are just some of the trends for girls to rock at their graduation or prom.

It was a spectacular morning to be featured on Breakfast Television, once again. We can’t wait to cook up something spooky for Halloween at BT this year!

In case you missed JCI live at BT this morning, watch the live video 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 / Makeup

Instagram Makeup Trends: April 2018

16
04.2018

Instagram is the ultimate source for makeup inspiration and tending beauty looks. This month we’ve come across playful and fun trends that are perfect to try out for Spring. Whether you’re looking for a new lip color or makeup palette to add to your collection, there are tons of beauty looks for you to experiment with this season.

Take a look at this month’s trending makeup looks created by John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduates. 

Sayeh Sharelo / @sayehsmakeup 

Don’t be afraid to try new colors! Fashion Business & Creative Arts and Makeup Artistry graduate Sayeh Sharelo isn’t afraid to play with colorful eyeshadows. Here’s a look at her latest makeup tutorial on how to get a brown and green smokey eye:

Kenya Kennedy / @kenya.mua

Makeup Artistry graduate Kenya created this look using NYX Cosmetics. There’s something about the color blue being swiped across the eyes this season that gives a pop art look. We can’t deny the fact that we’re loving this trend.

“For those glorious ‘screw subtlety, I’m painting blue across my eyelids’ kinds of nights. Andy Warhol would approve.” —J.M. for Glamour Magazine 

Leigh Dickson / @leighdickson

JCI Makeup graduate and beauty influencer Leigh Dickson is always experimenting with playful looks. With summer music festival season on the rise, here’s a look at her latest makeup tutorial on glitter festival makeup:

Alexandra Gill / @alexandraa_gill 

Bright colors are definitely a Spring thing and leave it to JCI graduate Alexandra Gill to slay this pops of color look!

For more makeup trends, follow us on Instagram to see what beauty looks our students and graduates are creating! 


 

Davneet Dhillon,
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