Blanche McDonald Makeup School

The Blanche Macdonald Centre is not the traditional beauty school.

Since 1960, they have offered the highest quality of Professional career training in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Hair Design, Aesthetics/Spa Therapy and Nail Technology. Considered to be the premium industry leader, the college graduates over one thousand students per year and has two campuses in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Uptown Campus at City Square is approximately 30,000 square feet and is situated in an award-winning, architecturally spectacular mall at City Square. This Uptown campus houses the departments of Professional Makeup Artistry, Aesthetics/Spa Therapy and Nail Technology, a full Apple Mac Computer Lab and administrative offices.

The Downtown campus, at 18,000 square feet, features a new multi-million dollar facility that houses the Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising faculties, the Professional Hairstyling program with numerous Hair studios and theory rooms and a 24 station Apple Mac Computer Lab.

The Blanche Macdonald Centre is a fully registered, bonded and accredited institute, recognized by the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada, under the authority of the PCTIA (Private Career Training Institutions Agency). The College is a wholly owned division of Pacifique Riche Enterprises Ltd. (doing business as Blanche Macdonald Centre).

The Blanche Macdonald Centre has always been at the forefront of advanced education. The Centre employs approximately 150 full and part-time instructors, all of whom are active industry professionals and many of whom are local and international award winners and nominees. Our instructors balance their careers with a commitment to education and have on average 10 years of teaching experience.

The Blanche Macdonald faculty works closely with students in setting and meeting educational, creative, and professional goals. The success of the college and our graduates is largely due to our exceptionally qualified instructors and directors who provide a highly personalized approach to education and an unwavering commitment to excellence in learning.

The Blanche Macdonald Centre’s Uptown Campus is home to Blanche Macdonald’s Makeup, Aesthetics and Nail Schools. It is located inside the bustling and architecturally unique City Square Shopping Center in the heart of Vancouver’s fashionable Cambie corridor.

The Uptown Campus’ interior is a stylish and spacious environment for learning, designed to facilitate Blanche Macdonald’s makeup, esthetics and nail training ethos.

Under the direction of Emmy Award winning Makeup Director, Mr. Todd McIntosh, the Blanche Macdonald Centre provides you with an unparalleled approach to Makeup education. A thorough and complete immersion into all aspects of Makeup, including Fundamentals, Bridal, Fashion, Theater, Television, Film, Special Makeup Effects, Prosthetic s, Digital Photography and Art and Technology, allow you to work in a diversity of makeup environments.

Success in the Makeup Industry depends upon the right combination of three special qualities: Aptitude, Attitude and Adaptability. This is the career philosophy of Todd McIntosh, self-taught veteran Makeup Artist and Director of the Blanche Macdonald Makeup Department.