OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST
“I had such an amazing experience here at JCI. I feel that, with all this new information and skills, I am well-prepared for a future in esthetics. The instructors were such a pleasure to be around. I found that their personal experiences in the esthetics field that they shared with us really helped put things in perspective.” — KELSEY KOENIG
“The JCI Body Spa program was incredible. I was truly taught by the best in the industry. Every day I would go to class excited about what I was going to learn. I learned way more than I ever anticipated. I have received so much support from the instructors during and after the program.” — ANDREA ALLEYNE
“At the beginning I was very nervous like almost any new student, but by the end of the first day, I felt so comfortable with the instructors and my classmates. The in-depth curriculum is advanced and very applicable. The instructors are amazing and the front desk staff were a joy to be around. I am very thankful for my time here. I know I will miss it!” — SHANNON HARKER
“This is my second course completed at JCI and I absolutely love JCI, all the staff, instructors, counselors, and financial officer. Everyone made my experience easy and run very smoothly. What a great 10 months! I feel I know everything needed for me to succeed as an esthetician.” — NATALIE GOSNELL
“My experience in the Body Spa program was incredible and I looked forward to going to school every single day! The teachers are genuine and the school is beautiful, clean and modern. Everyone at JCI made me feel welcome and like part of a family from day one. I would not only recommend this school, but encourage anyone to take this program.” — KYLA DENVER
“I really enjoyed my program a lot. I learned a ton of skills I will need to work in a spa and have gained knowledge and understanding for the industry. My teacher was wonderful throughout the whole program. She was very helpful, caring, and always had an answer for everything. I am so happy I decided to come to John Casablancas Institute. It has been an awesome 10 months and I have made many friends. I am ready to start a successful career now.” — RACHEL SARDONE
MAKE YOUR PASSION YOUR PAYCHECK
Nail Technician As a nail technician, you perform professional treatments, including manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, gel nails, fabric nails, crystal nails, fills, backfills, nail art, and hand and foot massages. Some skills you’ll need to succeed? Being an excellent communicator and having a clear understanding of proper spa cleanliness and sanitation.
Esthetician or Skin Care Consultant Healthy, glowing skin is always in—as an esthetician or skin care consultant, you know this is true. That’s why you’re an expert in basic and specialty facials, waxing services, and lash treatments. Along with a strong understanding of the skin and skincare, you must also be well-versed in facial massage techniques
Body Spa Technician As a body spa technician, you’re responsible for spa services that include body massages, body exfoliation, body masks and localized treatments. You’re expected to be fully educated in all areas of the skin, anatomy, and spa hygiene.
Spa Manager/Spa Owner Like the idea of running the show? As a spa manager or owner, you’re in charge of managing your team of technicians, which involves hiring, scheduling, and reviewing them. You’re also the point person for inventory, restocking, tracking success and tending to reception.
Spa Makeup Artist If you’re split between the makeup and esthetic worlds, being a spa makeup artist could be the perfection solution. As a spa makeup artist, you’ll apply makeup to clients—ranging from natural looks, to more dramatic evening and special occasion looks.
“MY INSTRUCTOR WAS COMPLETELY EXPERIENCED AND PROFESSIONAL. I FELT MY TIME AT JCI HAS FULLY PREPARED ME TO WORK IN THIS FIELD AND I’M ECSTATIC TO SEE WHAT I CAN DO AS I ADVANCE MYSELF AS AN ESTHETICIAN. I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT THIS SCHOOL AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.” — CLAUDINE ST. AUBIN
“I have been going to the JCI spa for a few years now, and I have pretty much tried all of the spa services. The quality of the products are optimal and they offer a wide variety of spa services. The students are friendly and professional and the instructors are always around if the students need them. I refer my friends and family to JCI without hesitation!” — LISA HALL, Client
“Absolute Spa is celebrating our 20th year as an industry leader and as one Canada’s top-rated spa chains. We love to hire estheticians, makeup artists and front desk coordinators from JCI! We feel our values strongly align and we’ve had great success stories with many of our team members that hailed from various programs at JCI. ” — JILL BRYAN, Regional Manager – Absolute Spa Group
“The JC Spa is extremely welcoming. Before you know it, you are totally relaxed and enjoying services offered by professionally-trained, caring people. I always feel like I am in good hands. They also always have all the latest nail polish colours and products are explained in a knowledgeable manner with no hard-sell pressure. The ambience is one of joy, laughter and respect. Kudos to the owners, staff and students. I have been a client for many years, and I continue to recommend the Spa to many friends and acquaintances.” — ANDIE GABLE, Client
“I’M HAPPY I DECIDED TO TAKE THE BODY SPA PROGRAM AT JCI. BEST EXPERIENCE! MY INSTRUCTOR WAS AMAZING AND I WAS BEYOND GRATEFUL TO HAVE HER.” — NIM SARAN
“Our Company is committed to beauty from the inside out. Both Eccotique and Zennkai are driven by integrity, accountability, positivity and excellence. We’ve found over the years that the students from John Casablancas have these same core values. We, as a company, embody the success of all our team members.” — DIANE BETTENCOURT, Senior Manager/ Director of Salon Education – Zennkai Salon and Eccotique Salon & Spa
“My daughter and I have been enjoying the services offered by the John Casablancas Spa for over five years now and can’t speak highly enough of the professionalism and services offered through the school. The instructors of the program show the highest level of excellence in their teaching and always demonstrate kindness and integrity towards all the students in the program. Having had many services provided by many different students, we’ve always received the highest standard of care, compassion, respect and service. The JCI spa provides an exemplary level of service and we definitely give them the highest level of recommendation.” — SHAIDA JAVER, Client
“I’ve had great experiences hiring from JCI and would absolutely feel confident to hire another JCI grad. Claudine has been a great addition to our team—she let me know during the interview that she graduated at the top of her class with honours and I was very excited to see her skills. Usually grads need 3 months of training on the job, however, after only a few weeks, I was able to take her off probation and she took on a full client load. If I see another resume with a JCI graduate, I would absolutely give them an interview.” — BRANDI & CLAUDINE ESTHETICIANS, Spa Haven Boutique For The Body
JCI Body Spa grads are sought out for their in-depth training and breadth of knowledge across the spa industry. Not being able to keep up with the demand for our grads, you can find JCI alumni at high profile spas across the Country such as: Luxe Beauty Lounge, Eccotique Spa, Suki’s Salon & Spa, Holt Renfrew Spa, Spa Utopia, Absolute Spa, Vida Spa, and Discovery Laser Center.
JULIE LATTIMER — Julie’s journey into esthetics stemmed from her passion for natural health and wellness practices like aromatherapy and yoga. Intrigued by the flexibility and mobility of working in esthetics, she enrolled in the Body Spa Program at JCI. There, she fell in love with the clients, the positive work environment and her ability to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Now, Julie can be found working as an esthetician at Ivy Esthetics—a cozy day spa in her hometown of Pemberton. On top of her role at Ivy, Julie also launched her own successful aromatherapy line of home and body care products called Live Inspired, which helps her clients live balanced, healthy lives.
DR. JUDITH DE NIET, RCC — With a Masters in Clinical Health and Psychology and a PhD in her back pocket, Judith enrolled in the Body Spa Program at JCI with the dream of opening her own practice that combined counseling and esthetics. After graduating with honours from JCI, that’s exactly what she did. Currently, she’s the founder and owner of Vita Vitalis Counseling and Esthetics. Judith believes in a holistic approach to health, and pursued esthetics because pampering the most vital organ, our skin, is crucial for feeling balanced and inspired in life. Judith has experienced incredible success with Vita Vitalis, so much so that she’s expanding her business to McBride, BC.
ANDREA ALLEYNE — Andrea had always been passionate about beauty and esthetics. Realizing she could turn her passion into career, she enrolled in the Body Spa Esthetics Program at JCI. During the program, Andrea’s true talent shone through, and she was awarded Top Student of the Year and she also graduated at the top of her class. After graduating, she went on to open her own spa called Andrea’s Esthetics. Her successful day spa offers the works: nails, waxing, facials, tinting, massage, makeup and eyelash extensions. Proving her passion for beauty and creativity is limitless, Andrea returned to JCI as a Hair Art Design student and works as a hairstylist as well. Who knows—maybe a makeup diploma is in her future!
MARVICE MACLEAN — With almost 20 years of experience in the corporate world, Marvice did a complete 180 and enrolled at JCI to pursue her passion for esthetics. After graduating from the Body Spa Program with distinction, Marvice opened up her own skincare studio called Lumiere Skin Health & Wellness Centre. Located right in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Marvice’s centre specializes in advanced anti-aging facial treatments and aromatherapy— all with a natural and non-aggressive approach. As a successful spa owner and founder, Marvice’s goal for her clients is simple: to help women look beautiful and feel confident about themselves, without going under the knife.
ESTHETICS SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS
Director & Industry Liaison
Heather is a certified medical esthetician with more than 18 years of experience in the spa industry and 10 years as an instructor. She’s also trained in makeup artistry, reflexology, and microdermabrasion. With the addition of business education and marketing, Heather has owned and operated her own successful spa business for many years. Before leading the spa department as Director she was employed at Spa Kwus Organics in Vancouver, which was awarded “Best Eco Spa in Canada” by Flare Magazine. We’re fortunate to have such an expert here at JCI.
JCI Body Spa Esthetics Graduate, Jenifer Sterling has been a part of the service industry for over 15 years. Starting off completing her degree in Biology, Jen naturally gravitated towards a career in Esthetics, where she could combine her schooling with her love of meeting new people and improving their lives. Currently working at the award-winning Willow Stream at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Jen is at the top of her career! Jen is constantly educating herself and those around her, therefore working with students who are starting off their exciting new careers was the next logical step. With an incredible love for her career and a respect for her students, Jen brings creativity and energy to everything she does!
BODY SPA ESTHETICS PROGRAM
A variety of flexible schedules are available including evening and weekend classes.
Please contact the school for specific start date information.
Max Students: 14 per class
Total Course length: 44 weeks (including breaks/holidays)
This 44-week program is one of a kind in professional spa training, encompassing basic and advanced spa services. The program consists of in-depth theory and practical knowledge, constant student practice, friends and family practice week, weekly tests, creative projects and spa floor services in a beautiful spa setting. By the end of the program, you will be spa ready by projecting professionalism and confidence in performing both basic and advanced spa services.
Knowledge to perform all services from the Body Spa program with confidence and pride.
Incorporate all safety, sanitation and disinfection requirements.
Identify the types of equipment, tools, materials, and cosmetics required to perform all spa service procedures.
Do proper service procedure for each spa service.
Demonstrate the necessary procedure for client services.
Have knowledge of the entire spa industry.
- Basic manicure
- Spa manicure
- Basic pedicure
- Spa pedicure
- Acrylic nails
- Gel nails
- Nail art
- Spa Makeup
- Spa Assistant
- Lash tinting
- Lash perming
- Lash extensions
- Specialty facials
- Facials with the aid of machines
- Chemical peels
- Back facials
- Body exfoliation
- Body wraps
- Cellulite treatments
- Relaxation body massage
- Stone Massage
- Oil Blending
- LED (Light Emitting Diode)
- Intro to Lasers
- Spa business
- Resume, job search, and interview skills