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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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Blog / Makeup

Halloween Makeup Tutorials

If you're not interested in spending money on a costume that you're only going to wear once this Halloween, then we've got you covered with our favourite spooky and glam makeup looks that you can create from home. Who needs a costume when you've got loads of makeup and bedazzled bling that you can purchase from the Dollar Store? We've created a few Halloween tutorials done by JCI Makeup Artistry graduates and instructors that are quick and easy to follow along with. The majority of these products should already be in your makeup kit. So what are you wa...


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Blog / Fashion

Trend Alert: The Square Neckline

If you look into your closet, you'll notice that majority of your clothes consist of either a round or v-neckline. The square neckline is a new Fall trend that has been seen everywhere this season and is definitely a must-have for your wardrobe. Who knew a small detail could instantly make you the most fashionable person in the room. From dresses to tops, as long as it's squared, you are immediately considered chic. A similar silhouette to an off-the-shoulder top, the square neckline dates back to the 1960s. After years of disappearance (which typical...


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Blog / Events / Makeup

BORN TO DO THIS: Janica Sandy, JCI MUA Student & IMATS Winner

Born and raised in Guyana, the only English speaking country in South America, Janica Tamika Sandy moved to Vancouver on January 3rd, 2018 to start the Makeup Artistry Program at John Casablancas Institute on January 4th. Janica competed at the 2018 Vancouver IMATS this past weekend, the largest makeup trade-show. She was nominated to compete in the Battle of the Brushes: Beauty/Fantasy makeup category and placed third! Congratulations, Janica! MEET JANICA SANDY:  "Moving to Vancouver has been an amazing experience so far. I possess a passion...


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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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