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So, you are thinking of starting up your own business. You ask yourself: Where do I start? What is involved? Will my clients come? What will it be like being a boss? Can I afford it?

These are common questions/concerns that people ask themselves when considering to make the plunge. However, many people do not conduct the research necessary (or thoroughly enough) prior to opening. Sadly, ownership does not mean ‘IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME’.

Many professionals believe they can open their own salon/spa simply because they are talented and have a strong clientele-base. It is this thought process that is the death of MANY salons/spas.

First things first; you need to make sure you have enough money saved that you can pay ALL personal bills/expenses for AT LEAST 6 months! Realistically, you should not take a wage during the first 6 months (to a year) as that money should go back into your business. In addition, when you do start to draw a wage, make sure it is only what your business can afford. Your salary should NEVER put your business into the red or more into the red! Also, remember not all of your clients will follow you (estimate losing about 50%) and the stylists/estheticians you hire may or may not bring clients with them.

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Be sure to create a BUSINESS PLAN! Again, many professionals fail to do this. Being clear, concise, thorough in your Business Plan will make everything go much smoother!

Find a suitable location that you can AFFORD. Make sure the space is an appropriate size….don’t let your ‘eyes be bigger than your stomach’!

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Budgets should be created on the lower end of revenue intake. This accounts for the ‘quiet times’ and allows you to still pay your bills when revenue is low.

COMMON EXPENSES (include but not limited to):

Insurance that covers:

Business, liability, content, employee theft, building, cyber-security.

As individuals and business owners, we rely heavily on the cyber world! As such, it is important for business owners to be aware of Ransomware.

Payroll (largest expense)

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Will you do payroll yourself (using payroll software) or use a payroll company? These expenses must be worked into your budget as well.


Minimum wage is $15/hr ($600 per week per employee based on a 40 hr week). You must remember that even on commission, if employees don’t meet minimum wage with commission, you still have to pay minimum wage. Therefore, it would be commission or minimum wage whichever is higher. As such, you need to carefully consider what commission level you can afford to pay. For example, if you choose 50% commission, 50% of your service revenue will automatically go to paying your service providers. Then you have your wage-based staff like apprentices and receptionists to pay. Once payroll is done, you may have approximately 40% of your revenue left to pay EVERYTHING else (including rent/mortgage).

Source/Payroll deductions ( this is an expense most people do not consider):

All businesses are required to pay income tax, EI and CPP for each employee (in addition to what is deducted from their wages).

Health Benefits (if offering them): remember that generally employers pay half of the total benefit cost.


Retail: research what will sell and know your price points. Inventory is a huge expense and if it just sits on the shelf, it is draining your business. Often, the first instinct is to offer numerous product lines. However, unless retail is your focus, it is better to offer 3 or less. If you choose to be a dedicated salon (offering one line only), it is imperative you AND your staff are dedicated to promoting that line.

Backbar/Dispensary: all products used need to be calculated into prices.

Product wastage is often a HUGE expense for salon/spa owners. This includes shampoo, conditioners, treatments, masks, wax used in excess, color/ lightener thrown away as too much was mixed. Often, staff do not take care when mixing as they don’t pay the bills.

Everything discussed here is just the tip of the iceberg! Once open, you have to MANAGE PEOPLE (staff and clients). This can be very challenging and time-consuming. As such, you may want to take some management courses. You will have GREAT team members and team members who require coaching from time to time. You need to be able to balance all aspects and still lead and inspire your team.

I decided to reach out to a graduate of our 1400 hr Hairstyling program who recently opened her own Salon to get some insight into her journey! ISHU PAHWA owner of LAZRIEL SALON.

Ishu Pahwa Owner of L’Azriel Salon

What path did you take to become a salon owner and how long did it take?

I was brought up in a traditional business family; you go to a good school, get good grades, have a degree in business and start helping with the family business. I owned a well-established, custom-made clothing store in India. I was the owner and fashion designer. After getting married to my husband who was in Canada, life had other plans for me. I shutdown my business, left India to start a brand new life in a different country.

Once I was here, I wanted to do something creative of my own. Having a fashion background, I always loved making women feel beautiful, confident and better about themselves. In addition, I always had a knack for styling my hair. So, to fuel my passion and vision, I chose hairstyling as my new profession. Hairstyling is an art form and creativity is a big part of the process. The excitement you have for your hair can be a source of motivation.

After being accepted to DELMAR, I knew my life was on the right path. I was blessed with a family who always supported my vision of owning a salon from the day I started studying. After completing school and my apprenticeship, I achieved my Red Seal license. My vision was still the same; salon ownership. My husband and I started looking for an existing salon and after a long search, fell in love with LAZRIEL Salon. I spent about 7 months going to banks, lawyers, business planners, distributers, etc prior to finally owning the salon. I remember the day before possession, I started taking an Advanced Hair and Makeup class at 10:30 pm to further my knowledge and skills before going in to my own salon.

I felt ready to take on this roller coaster ride.

What are the benefits of being an employee VS owner?

I believe if you’re an employee, you enjoy the benefit of doing your ‘9-5’ job and keeping clients happy. As an employee, you do not need to worry about the business aspects, you generally will have an idea of what your paycheck will be and can budget accordingly. You do not need to worry about ALL of the expenses and you get paid holidays. As an owner, you do enjoy the perks of being your own boss with having the flexibility of decision-making. Looking at the bigger picture, an owner is responsible for EVERYTHING; finances, payroll, expenses, management, advertising, client complaints, staff disputes plus much more! Salon owners have more difficulty with both business and personal budgeting demands due to variable expenses and fluctuating revenue.

As the owner of the business, you should be pouring all savings into ongoing investments to generate the earnings to keep business running.

Prior to the ownership what were your expectations? Does reality meet expectation?

One doesn’t think of the actual situation until its really happening! Of course, I thought that (after previously owning a business) life will be all roses; I would have a flexible schedule, it would be easy to balance my professional and personal life but little did I know, it is quite the opposite! It is not just about ownership but about strengthening relationships with employees and clients. It has taught me how to get through challenges when I thought I have no energy to give. It’s been 10 months now and I still work 10 to 11 hour days. However, despite all the hard work, this decision would count as one of the best decisions of my life! At the end of the day, this satisfied feeling I get every day is what makes it all worth it. As they say, “Rome was not built in a day”, so working hard each day is building my empire for tomorrow! I’ve learnt one thing; life is not here to give you what you expect. You have to work hard and earn it for yourself. “Hard work and sacrifice today will reap fruitful rewards tomorrow.”

What are the biggest challenges in salon ownership?

Every day is a challenge and the fun part of facing them is learning from them and coming out stronger and better. These challenges make life interesting and add to your experience. The biggest challenges that I have faced up until now are:

* Juggling multiple roles: I am a salon owner and work behind the chair. I am the HR manager and the payroll manager. I am a part-time receptionist and Marketing Director. These are just some of the never-ending roles that I get to play. Encompassing all of these roles is not easy as every role brings a different challenge with it.

*Maintaining income stability: It is a universal truth that every business has their busy and slow months. However, stability really depends on the business owner’s perspective of how to turn the slower periods into productive ones. I chose those months to come up with better marketing strategies for retail and acquiring new clients.

I also invest in educational programs for myself and my staff so that we are keeping our skills sharp and up-to-date because I believe my staff are the most precious asset of my business.

What are the biggest rewards in salon ownership?

Nothing beats the satisfaction of being your own boss and you get to make all of the decisions yourself. You get to choose the vibe of your salon, you get to build your own staff, you get to decide what type of clientele the salon will cater to. You have full power to decide what prices will be charged and what services and products will be provided. All of the money, effort, time and energy that you put into the business is reciprocated by an incredibly great feeling which is very rewarding and that is the beauty of owning a salon.

Discuss the many expenses you have?

There are endless expenses that one should be ready for! It starts with small supplies for the office and goes as high as rent and payroll. A FEW of my expenses are:
* Payroll
* Accounting

*Retail products
* Rent
* Supplies
* Repairs
* Software
*Bank & Debit terminal
*Social Media
*Debt re-payment toward the purchase of the salon

*There are many more expenses….

Do you work behind the chair as well? If so, what are the challenges?

Yes, I do work behind the chair. However, due to the other multiple roles that I have to play, I am limited in my hours behind the chair. The challenge is to accept the roles as they come. My business demands a great deal of attention from me and I want to put my heart and soul towards growing it as these are the steps to setup a strong foundation.

How has COVID affected your business?

Wooooooow, this was a HUGE obstacle I faced!!! I only owned the salon for three months before COVID-19 hit and the whole economy suffered! Just like any other business, we were shut down due to public health restrictions. I count myself fortunate that we had some government support. The best thing that we could do was to look forward, remain calm and stay positive. We continued to stay in touch with our clients via e-mails, social media, and phone calls and provided custom color kits and products for curbside pick-up. It was yet another level of learning when we re-opened as things were not the same as they were before.

* Training myself and staff according to the new normal so that my staff and clients could feel comfortable walking in.

* Additional expenses have been incurred for sanitizing, disinfecting supplies and additional PPE. This was difficult as cash flow was already enormously affected.

* Having to wear a mask all the time which is still not comfortable to work with all day.

*Social Distancing is another factor that greatly affects my business as it limits the number of services/clients we book and clients are allowed through appointment-only.

Fortunately, I remain positive and I have a set of goals which helps me to thrive every single day no matter what lies ahead.

What sort of advertising do you do for your business?

Today is the era of digital media and that is why we rely on social media as a huge part of our marketing strategy. At LAZRIEL, we believe that our work speaks for itself.



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If you had to start over again, with the knowledge you have now, what would you do differently?

As I started from scratch, I had no idea how this was going to happen but learning from my experiences, if I had to start all over again, my mantra would be:

*Mistakes are inescapable: I have made a lot of them! However, learning from them allows me to face them more strongly and learn with an open mind and heart.

* Create balance in your personal and work life: I was too hard on myself initially to get to where I wanted to be and compromised my personal life. But now, when I walk through the salon door, I leave my personal life at the door and I apply the same idea by not bringing work home.

*Proactive decision making: You never know what surprises you’ll get at any minute in your business! I have learned to understand how things work, recognize daily routines and practices that exist in business. Setting priorities and developing foresight is really important in order to face anything that comes your way.

*Pat yourself on the back: Stepping outside of my comfort zone was not at all easy when I started. Now when I look back, I realize how far I have come and I’m proud of making this amazing decision of my life! I’m making people happy and confident about themselves and am making unbreakable bonds every day. I realize how blessed I truly am.

We are proud of all of our graduates who have taken the plunge and embarked on salon/barbershop/spa ownership! We continue to wish them all the success they deserve! Hard work pays off!

Tara Byrne Social Media Coordinator

The HARD TRUTH about hairdressing and why we LOVE IT!!

Being honest, what do you think of hairdressing as a career? Popular opinion always seems to be it is for people who “can’t” do anything else; who weren’t “smart enough” to go to University; it is easy and is not a “real” job; you don’t need to be very educated; or is for “artistic people” who don’t know what else to do.

As former Director of Delmar College, I used to do first day orientation with all new classes. I would pose the question, “What do you think many people think of hairdressing?” I would always get versions of the above opinions. Sadly, I would agree and let them know those opinions haven’t changed in decades.

I would then tell them it was our job to change society’s view of us…one person/client at a time. We needed to educate people. Let them know that our $16,000+ education, includes almost more theory than practical. That we are required to achieve 70% or higher in BOTH theory and practical in order to pass. Between school and our apprenticeship, we are required to complete 3500 hours and pass 2 practical exams and 3 theory exams to become a Red Seal Licensed Hairstylist.

I would challenge them to give their textbook to family or friends and tell them to read the chapters on anatomy or chemical texturizing or haircoloring or trichology. Then tell them they would have a test on it at the end of the week. Also, let them know they would be learning practical components at the same time and let’s not forget working a full or part-time job on the side while taking care of the family.

I would tell them that hair school is the hardest thing they will do in their life and the learning ‘curve’ is totally vertical. Unlike university, hair school is hours-based and missing school for any reason could ultimately lead to dismissal or high over-contract fees. I also told them, the strong would survive!


When coloring the hair, we need to understand terms like elasticity, porosity, contributing pigment, paraphenylenediamine and know WHY they are important.


We must understand pH levels and their affect on the hair. To successfully perm or relax the hair, we need to know the difference between ammonium thioglycolate, glycerol monothioglycolate and sodium hydroxide and WHEN to use each.

Ammonium thioglycolate

Glyceryl monothioglycolate

When cutting the hair we need to know about the parietal ridge, occipital bone, temporal areas and mastoid and HOW these areas are related to the haircut. We also need to understand angles and which angles are used when cutting increased layers, internal or external graduation.


After we have graduated from hair school, our education continues so we remain up-to-date on techniques, products and chemicals. We will take many classes/courses throughout our careers at our own cost (costs ranging from $50-$2000 or more per class).

Hairstyling equipment (tools of our trade) are costly. A single pair of shears will range between $100-$2000 with an average decent pair costing between $350-$600 (most stylists own multiple shears and texturizers). Blowdryers, flatirons, clippers, trimmers all cost a pretty penny too. We are required to purchase our own equipment as salons do not provide tools for their stylists.


So, with the cost and struggles of hair school, apprenticing and long days to name but a few ‘cons’, WHY DO WE DO IT? The answer is simple: we LOVE working with hair and clients!

We have a hidden super power: we have the ability to increase a person’s self esteem and make them feel amazing in a relatively short period of time! There is nothing more satisfying than a happy/ecstatic client who is smiling from ear-to-ear after a 2-hour color and cut appointment! Or when that 6-10 hour color correction results in perfection and your client can’t stop raving about it (and you)!

This is an extremely competitive industry and it takes long hours, dedication, passion and hard work to build a clientele. However, the hard work pays off and we have a career that we are proud of! We have many options available to us including: working for ourselves (renting a chair or working from home); becoming a salon/barbershop owner, a technical educator, a session stylist or an instructor; working in theatre or film plus many more.


The reason we do what we do! Our clients look to us to enhance or change their look. They trust us with their secrets. The time we spend with our clients creates a bond that can last a lifetime! For those of us who are truly passionate, there is simply nothing more satisfying than the look in our clients eyes when we have worked our magic!

John Steinbeck once said:

‘It is my considered opinion that the hairdresser is the most influential person in any community. When the public goes to a hairdresser, something happens to them; they feel safe and they relax. The hairdresser knows what their skin is like under their makeup; they know their age; they don’t have to keep up any kind of pretence. People tell a hairdresser things they wouldn’t dare confess to a priest and they are open about matters they try to conceal from a doctor. When people place their secret lives in the hairdressers hands, the hairdresser gains an authority few other people ever attain. I have heard hairdressers quoted with complete conviction on art, literature, politics, economics, child care and morals. I tell you that a clever, thoughtful, ambitious hairdresser wields a power beyond the comprehension of most people ‘

We couldn’t agree more!

So, if hair is your passion and you are up for the challenge, start your journey now! It WILL be hard and you may even want to give up at times. However, you will find, IT IS WORTH IT!

If you want to follow your passion, contact our Admissions Advisor and join the family!

CALGARY Admissions 403-264-8055

RED DEER Admissions 403-347-2018

Tara Byrne Social Media Coordinator

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

You’ve scouted several businesses, made visits, checked them out in person, researched them online and have all your necessary background preparation complete. You’ve submitted your resume and have received a call/email for an interview. NOW WHAT????

It is extremely important to make sure you are fully prepared for your job interview.


Be sure to have clean, up-to-date copies of your resume in order to give them a copy when you arrive. It is a good idea to put your resume in a report cover or folder to ensure it stays in good condition. While some employers will print off the resume you submitted via email, not all will so you want to be prepared to hand them one.


Be sure to have your online portfolio ready. Today, Instagram (or another online portfolio that is easily accessible to everyone) is key in promoting yourself and building your clientele! A future employer will be impressed to be shown a well-designed, thoughtful, professional online portfolio.

There are a few key things to remember when building your portfolio:

  • Choose your content wisely. Only your best work should be in your portfolio. Show a variety of work. You may want to specialize in blondes (or facials) but employers need to know you are capable at performing ALL services!
  • Keep it relevant and tell ‘a story’. Your portfolio should ‘tell’ your future employer what they can expect if they hire you.
  • Keep the graphics simple—-don’t let your background detract from your work. DO NOT HAVE SNAPCHAT pictures in your portfolio and avoid using filters. Again, employers want to see YOUR work and capabilities.
  • Be prepared to discuss your portfolio if required. How you achieved certain looks etc.


Create a list of questions to ask. Don’t be afraid to create a document with questions that you would like answered. Like the resume, be sure it is clean/neat and in a presentation folder or report cover. Often the interviewer will touch on most of the important things but there may be information you would like to know that has not been covered. The interviewer will often ask if you have any questions. This is your opportunity to make sure you have received all of the pertinent information.

Some important questions include:

  • Is the position part-time or full-time?
  • What does the compensation package look like (wages, commissions, benefits, education, etc)?
  • If there are benefits, what is the probationary period?
  • Is there an ongoing education program and if so, what does that look like?
  • If you are an apprentice, are you allowed to bring in models/clients? If so, when and how often?
  • Do they participate in volunteer/fundraising events?
  • What color lines and products do they use (if you haven’t found that information on the website)?
  • Do they have a stylist-level system and if so, what are the requirements to move from one level to the next?



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Research common interview techniques to prepare yourself. Have someone give you a mock interview so you can practice answering questions and how you present yourself. Pay particular attention to your body language! You want to present as relaxed, open and engaged! Practice your handshake. You want to make sure it is appropriate. Too weak or too firm can be perceived negatively. Be sure to dress PROFESSIONALLY! It may be fashionable but it doesn’t mean it is professional. It is a good idea to check out the dress code and then up the game! Distressed clothing is NOT appropriate for an interview. Remember, you are being judged from the moment the interviewer lays eyes on you! You only have 3 seconds to make a great first impression!


Be sure to see how long it takes to get from your home to the place of business via car, city transit, walking. Take into account any issues in traffic, parking time, walking from the parking lot to the place of business. It is a good idea to actually make the journey a couple of times at different times of the day so you know what to expect.

You want to make sure you arrive about 15 minutes early. Showing up late to an interview will almost guarantee you will not get the job!

Plan to Follow-Up

It is important to follow-up after an interview. This is as simple as sending an email to say ‘It was nice meeting you today and thank you for your time. I hope we get the opportunity to chat again’. If the employer has indicated when a decision would be made, wait to hear a response. If you don’t receive one, it is ok to send a second follow-up email enquiring whether a decision has been made or not.

You will be more successful at interviews if you are prepared! Now GO GET THAT JOB!!!!

Employers, please follow #delmarlifeyyc to scout for talent!

Tara Byrne

Social Media Coordinator

How to find that Perfect Salon/Barbershop/Spa

When students graduate from hair/esthetics school , many struggle to find a salon/barbershop/spa that is the right fit for them. This often results in ‘job-hopping’ which can have a negative impact on a resume and also can result in decreased longevity in the industry.

Finding the ‘right-fit’ salon/barbershop/spa requires doing your homework.

Decide exactly what you would like to achieve during your apprenticeship. Are you looking to take clients immediately or are you looking for additional mentorship and ongoing education?

What is your end goal? Do you ultimately want to be a salon/barbershop/spa owner, booth/chair rental or commission-based stylist/barber/esthetician? Be sure to do the research on all options in order to make an informed decision.

Are you interested in ongoing education and if so, what type of education?

Are you looking for full-time or part-time employment? Are you prepared to work part-time if that is all that is available?

What is your monthly budget? What is the MINIMUM wage/commission needed to fulfill your budget? Will the compensation package being offered accommodate your budget requirements? Many graduates do not consider this important fact when choosing a place of employment.

What areas of the city are you interested in working in? How far are you willing to travel (during all seasons of the year)? Oft times, people think they will work anywhere but when reality hits, the commute becomes too difficult.

What SALON/SHOP/SPA CULTURE are you looking for? Visit several places of interest, book an appointment or consultation in order to ‘check out’ the atmosphere and vibe (this might require a couple of visits). Talk to the stylists/estheticians and ask if they enjoy working there. Working in an environment that is not a fit, often results in quitting/termination.

Research businesses online. Check out their websites/Facebook/Instagram. Don’t be afraid to email and ask questions. Also, it can be beneficial to check out online reviews but be sure to read from an objective/balanced viewpoint.

If you secure an interview, be sure to have a list of questions to ask regarding wages, educational opportunities, mobility within the company, product usage costs (if any) and any additional questions you need answered. This is imperative to gauge whether or not the position is viable for you.

If they offer on-going education, what are the expectations of the staff? Are the staff expected to pay for it or a portion of it? What are the model requirements? What sort of time investment is expected (will you be expected to attend a class every week/month etc)?

How hard are you prepared to work to build your clientele? Does the salon/shop/spa have client-building strategies available to assist you?

Are you aware of the employer’s expectations? There are some common expectations in the industry. Many salons/spas/barbershops look for someone who is friendly, personable, kind, fun-loving, outgoing and easy to get along with. A person who is self-motivated, loves to help when not asked and is a team player. A person with drive and passion for the industry is also important!

Employees must stay up-to-date with trends, tips, fashion and what’s going on in the world. Not just hair/skin training but business and personal development training is very important as well.

The hair/esthetics industry has a reputation for being transient. This is often a result of stylists/barbers/estheticians not doing their own due diligence prior to accepting a job offer. For longevity in a salon/shop/spa and in our industry, be prepared! A great foundation will lead to a great career!

Are you an employer looking to hire? Follow our #delmarlifeyyc to see some INCREDIBLE work by our students in ALL programs!

Interested in becoming a stylist/barber? Contact Alison at or call 403-264-8055

Interested in Esthetics, Nails and/or Makeup? Contact Lindsey at or call 403-255-6644

Tara Byrne

Social Media Coordinator


This week I thought we would take a slightly different turn with our blog. We spend a lot of time talking to students and potential students about passion and dedication. Where you put your focus is where you get results. We have many students who have never had anyone believe in them therefore it is difficult for them to believe in themselves. We discuss how every obstacle can be overcome; you just need to stick the course and find a way!

I reached out to Delmar graduate Lyndsey Paradis who found success in the hair industry. She was a hard-working student who went on to apprentice under Dawn Bradley which afforded her many educational opportunities and experiences! She quickly became a specialist in hair painting!

Once Lindsay became licensed, she decided to branch out on her own and opened Lyndsey Paradis Hair in Citizen Salon Studios and has been very successful!

Throughout this journey, Lyndsey’s other passion was bubbling to the surface; Spiritual Life Coach. She has recently decided to join her 2 sisters in teaching and guiding others how to live their best lives and commit to their dreams!

Lyndsey Paradis: The Pull

This is a message about following THE PULL. About trusting your desires and going for more. About being more committed to your dreams and visions than any story or reason you have as to why it’s not possible. Whatever you are telling yourself becomes your truth and reality. We’ve all heard this at some point or another but are we present to the magnitude of the truth in that statement?

As a Coach I am here to remind you that you are 100% responsible for your experience of life. You really do get to say how it goes for you. Nothing is permanent and you have way more control over the circumstances in your life and how you react to them than you may be present to. It’s more a question of how willing you are to see things differently; how resourceful you are willing to be and if you are willing to be responsible for creating the life you want?

That could land as either daunting or inspiring. But for a moment let’s go with the latter. We live in an age where resources are at our fingertips. Where creating a business that is run through Instagram and can be managed from any city, at any time in the world is normal. You follow people who are currently doing this. The limitations and linear thought models of the past really are becoming just that- ways of the past. The ways to create a life by design are continuously expanding. So my question for you is, what do you want? What is it you want to express in this life? I’m not talking about your second-best dream or the what you think you can achieve. I’m talking about your true desires and allowing yourself to live them.

Following the pull of what you innately know is true for you and giving yourself permission to have it.  Your desires are unique to you and are there for a reason. If you allow them to, they will guide you.

With that being said, there is a difference between your hectic thoughts and feelings and your inner knowing and guidance. Your inner knowing or pull has a distinct feel to it. It is often quiet and still and has a calmness to it. There is a “sureness” to it. The thoughts and feelings that come out busy, loud, chaotic, confused or in a temper tantrum are not your internal GPS guiding you to a fulfilled life.

If you have always wanted to pursue a certain career path or perhaps you have just discovered something you’re interested in, it is your responsibility to chase that. You can start by asking yourself, “what am I committed to?” and taking actions consistent with that.

In any career, there is training, development, knowledge, certification, etc required and there will likely be days when you don’t want to do some aspect of what is required of you. That ‘I don’t want to’ is the thought/feeling that is different from your true desire. As human beings, we are wired that way. We have thoughts and feelings that can take us out of the game.

But we also have creative power. We have desires and dreams inside of us for a reason. Those dreams not only fulfill and light us up but when we step into owning them, they serve the people around us. The surgeon is doing more than fulfilling his/her desires of practicing medicine when they’re saving lives in the OR. The hairstylist who specializes in colour corrections is doing more than feeling creatively expressive when the client leaves happy, thankful and in love with his/her new hair.

Your ultimate fulfillment in life comes from living into your desires and being fiercely committed to seeing them come to life. It comes from be willing to honour your inner calling and living in a state of expansion instead of settling or shrinking down your dreams. It comes from trusting that your pull for your career and life to look a certain way is valid. It comes from connecting to what you know you really want and take committed and consistent actions from there. It comes from keeping your mind in the game and being willing to do what it takes to have your visions become a reality. It means creating a plan and having a support system hold you accountable. It means asking for love, help and support when you need it. And it means remembering, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right” (Henry Ford) and consciously choosing what beliefs you are feeding yourself.

Your dreams are valid and you are capable. FOLLOW THE PULL. You really are the author of your life and in every moment, you get to say how it’s going to go.


You can follow Lyndsey on Instagram at lyndsey.paradis

I hope this inspires you to FOLLOW YOUR PULL!

Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM (delmar_college) and check out our #delmarlifeyyc and #delmarliferd to see what our students are up to!

Tara Byrne

Social Media Coordinator


As we move into the glorious summer months, let’s reflect on the Delmar happenings in April and May.

It was GRADUATION TIME and we celebrated several class graduations:

March First Period Apprenticeship

May 2018, June 2018 and September 2018 Hairstyling classes

September 2018 and January 2019 Professional Esthetics

November 2018 Clinical Esthetics, September 2018 Nail Technician and Lash Technician

We WELCOMED several New classes:

Calgary April 2019 and May 2019 Hairstyling classes

Calgary May Second Period Apprenticeship

Calgary May 2019 Professional Esthetics and May Makeup 101 class

Red Deer April Hairstyling and May Clinical Esthetics

Our Admissions Department along with some students, attended Career Fairs in Calgary and Skills Alberta in Edmonton. It was great to chat with potential students and we hope to see them in the future!

We are always grateful for the experience and knowledge our guest speakers impart and they inspire our students! Our Esthetics classes also got the opportunity to attend the Western Canada Esthetics Summit at MRU where our Esthetics Director Audrey and Clinical Esthetics instructor Biljana were honoured to be guest speakers! Such an incredible educational experience!

To honour women for Women’s Day, we held a Facebook Makeover Giveaway! Congratulations to our winner Jessica Popplestone and her 2 nominees!

In honour of Mother’s Day, we had a gift card promotion and Lynn Ross was the winner of a $300 gift basket! Stay tuned for more competitions!

We love to showcase our student work! Here is some of the work that made it into our Student Spotlight from both our Calgary and Red Deer campuses!

We are honoured to be part of the Junior Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Calgary Pageants every year. We have partnered with Patti Falconer Agency for many years and we look forward to many more years!

Some of our Calgary Hairstyling students got the opportunity to participate in Bay Days at South Centre Hudson’s Bay! They had a lot of fun styling hair for the ladies! Our October Barbers were invited to offer haircuts during Guy’s Night at The Bay also!

We are very grateful for the AMAZING INSTRUCTORS we have at both of our Campuses! Teaching is not easy but it is rewarding! Our instructors are passionate about teaching and are very proud of our students’ successes! (some instructors are missing from photos)

Our Red Deer staff and students had a great time at the Red Deer Women’s Fun Run event! Lots of family fun! Our Mother’s Day raffle winner loved her gift basket!

Delmar Calgary students had the incredible opportunity to support @awo_taan_healing_lodge_society by offering haircuts to several of their members! Such an uplifting and humbling experience! We look forward to working with them again in the future!

We were honoured that a few members of Calgary’s Finest stopped by to support our students during a men’s cutting workshop! Thanks again and come by anytime!

Last but not least, we blogged about (click on link provided to catch up on what you missed):

Realizing Your Dreams

The World of Pampering

From Clinician to Educator: A Natural Progression

The Journey into Clinical Esthetics

Nailing It!


Please be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay on top of the Delmar happenings!

If you are an employer scouting for talent in both salons and spas, please follow our #delmarlifeyyc and #delmarliferd on Instagram to see some of the amazing work our students do! Private message us if needed!

To register for a program or to find out more information about our programs, contact our Admissions Department:

Calgary Hairstyling/Barbering: Alison at or call 403-264-8055

Calgary Esthetics: Julie at or call 403-255-6644

Red Deer Campus: Azra at or call 403-347-2018


Tara Byrne

Social Media Coordinator

The World of Pampering!

Who doesn’t love to be pampered?!! I know I do! Stressful week at work? Hard day at home with the kids? Just need some ‘me time’? Whatever the reason (and we shouldn’t need a reason), taking the time to get pampered is rejuvenating! In addition, spa services allow you to maintain the health of your nails and skin! The Alberta climate is very dry and as such means we need to pay more attention to our nails and skin. Both women AND men should begin a spa regime to reap the benefits treatments offer!

Some benefits of a manicure and pedicure:

Increased blood circulation. During any manicure or pedicure, you receive a relaxing massage of the hands and feet. …simply the best part!

Improve the health of your nails. With regular manicures and pedicures, the chances of your nails developing fungi and other infections are reduced.

De-stress. When many of us are stressed, we tend bite/pick at our fingernails which causes damage to the skin surrounding the nails as well as the nail itself.

◦ Keeps hands and feet smooth and soft through the use of exfoliants and moisturizers.

photos courtesy of @queenb_beautyy

Some benefits of a facial:

De-stress. Facial massage massage is not only relaxing but increases blood flow to the skin and stimulates all the pressure points on the face which in turn affects many other organs in the body.

◦ Thorough cleansing and exfoliation which removes dead skin and pollutants.

◦ Regular facials help to promote collagen production and boost cell regeneration.

Detoxification of the skin through the use of steam and professional products specific to your skin type and problems.

photos courtesy of @queenb_beautyy, @dominatrixx_beautyy, @just_make_up_things_ , @pretty._.simple

You also benefit from the knowledge of your skincare specialists. They will thoroughly analyze your skin to ensure you receive a facial specific to your needs. In addition, they will educate you on HOW to properly maintain your skin at home.

One day at the spa can leave you feeling fresh, rejuvenated and even younger! It is also like a one-stop shop; get your manicure, pedicure, facial, lash extensions and waxing done by the same service provider!

photos courtesy of @just_make_up_things_ and @esthetician_life_by_flo

Spa services are often thought of as luxury items but we really need to change our mindset. Our overall well-being can benefit from regular spa visits. This enables us to be more productive and more relaxed in general which can lead to healthier and happier lives!

Book an appointment at either our Calgary Wellness Centre 403-255-6644 or our NEW Red Deer Spa 403-347-2018 for YOUR DAY OF PAMPERING!!!!

For many Estheticians, their passion for making people look and feel AMAZING is what leads them into the industry. They love the idea of being able to makeover someone from head-to-foot.

Joining the world of pampering, you learn so many different skills which opens the door to many employment opportunities including self-employment!

I spoke with Erin, one of our Esthetics instructors at our Red Deer Campus about her journey into THE WORLD OF PAMPERING.

I decided to pursue a career in Esthetics after working as a manager at Sephora. It helped me realize my passion for the beauty industry and brought out the desire to further my knowledge in all aspects of Esthetics not just makeup and skincare. I made the decision one day and jumped right in a few short weeks later.

Throughout my life I have always had a passion for beauty, getting my own hair and nails done religiously but making the decision to attend school at 25 years old was the best decision I ever made and was the most fun I could ever imagine.

As a student, my favorite parts of the program were:  the “hands-on” learning environment, having an instructor to look up to and aspire to be like (I am lucky to be able to work alongside her now) and the friends I made.

Entering the industry, I was a certainly a little bit intimidated but after a short time I realized that it’s really a group of people who love to empower/uplift others by making them feel good about themselves. It really is an extremely rewarding career.

I started to build my clientele WHILE I WAS IN SCHOOL, networking with friends/family, using them as models, letting people know I would be graduating and having them book in with the school as much as possible throughout my 5 month program.

Social media is obviously a huge part of building clientele – ask your regular clients to share your work- you’d be amazed at the followers you will gain from just one “share”.

#delmarliferd #delmarlifeyyc

I would recommend starting out with a referral program for your clients; offering a discount of some sort for every client that they bring you.

Ensuring that every client that you have walk through your door receives 5 star service from start to finish.

The decision to become an instructor gave me the best of both worlds as I still do services on my own clientele but I also get to share my passion with others and give other people the knowledge/skills to become a great esthetician.

The only real difference between being an instructor vs. service provider would be that I now get to demonstrate to students and help them feel confident throughout their services, rather than performing the service myself- just like any working spa/salon, our students work on the public and as an instructor I am there every step of the way to offer assistance.

My favorite service to receive is a facial because I find it incredibly relaxing and it’s really beneficial for the health of my skin.

However, my favorite service to perform is a pedicure. First of all- who doesn’t love getting a pedicure? I find it gives clients instant results and is a task that they often can’t do for themselves. This gives me a sense that I am making a difference for the client by brightening their day and helping them relax.

Waxing is my favorite service to teach. For most of the students it is something new for them and offers a very satisfying, immediate result.

My advice to those entering the industry or considering enrolling in a program is to always bring a positive attitude with you and always keep up with your education. The beauty industry is ever-changing and it’s important to be able to offer the current “trends” to your clients.

If you’ve been thinking about it, take that dive. The decision to come to Delmar College was the best decision I have ever made for my career. I look forward to teaching you and help kick-start YOUR career!

Let Delmar guide you into the world of pampering! Contact our Admissions Department to secure your spot today!

Calgary Esthetics: Julie at or call 403-255-6644

Red Deer Campus: Azra at or call 403-347-2018

Calgary Hairstyling/Barbering: Alison at or call 403-264-8055

Be sure to follow #delmarlifeyyc and #delmarliferd on Instagram to see our students in action and check out their work!

Tara Byrne

Social Media Coordinator

Realizing Your Dreams!

We all have dreams! Making those dreams become reality is a different thing entirely. Many people believe they are entitled to start at the top or that they will get there with minimal effort. Some people spend a great deal of effort trying to find the easy way out. The reality is, if you want it, you need to put in the HARD work! Where you put your efforts, you will get results. There is nothing more GRATIFYING than achieving something you have worked hard to get!

The first step in realizing your dreams is asking yourself “are they realistic for me?”. Be honest. If the answer is yes, then find the RIGHT path and people to help you achieve that dream! You also need PASSION and DETERMINATION! The road will often be rocky but ALL obstacles can be overcome; you just need to find the way. You need to stick; DON’T GIVE UP! Too often in our industry, people expect to make top dollar straight out of school. You need to continue your education, build your clientele and keep them, build your social media profile and don’t get discouraged! It won’t happen over night but it will be a small window of your life if you put in the hard work in the beginning!

Find someone who inspires you and follow their lead. Take the best from many to create your best. We can’t change our past but we can write our future! Make that future what your dreams are made of!

I asked existing Delmar Barbering Student Andrew to share his road to realizing his dreams.

What was your background prior to coming to Delmar College?

Prior to being a student at Delmar, I was a roofer in both residential and commercial flat roofing. I’ve been roofing since the age of 16 after moving out on my own.

Through many different trials and tribulations I’ve made it this far, never regretting any of my decisions because it’s made me the person I am today. I always wanted to take the easy way out and cut corners; to try and find the get rich schemes but in the end I always managed to get twice as far behind. Being a product of my own decisions, I’ve learned that taking the easy way is the hardest life lesson. Things catch up to you faster than you can say hello or goodbye in most cases. It took me a few years to find the right path and it feels good to be the person I am now.

Making the decision to become a student at Delmar was a difficult one but I’ve learned that hard work will pay off. There will be struggles throughout but my determination to become something I’ve always wanted to be will lead to the reward in the end. Priceless!!

What made you decide to enter the barbering profession and has it always been a passion?

I have ALWAYS loved barbershops. My grandfather took me to Fred & Lou’s Barber Shop in Niagara Falls for my first haircut as a kid and over the years I returned to that same shop whenever I have been able to.

Barbering has been my dream since I was young. I decided that the time was now to make my dream a reality. I quit a $35 hourly job just before Christmas without knowing if Delmar would accept me into the Barbering Program and I’m glad I took the plunge. I started my apprenticeship at South Trail Crossing Barbershop and haven’t looked back!

Are there barbers who have influenced you more than others and what about them do you admire?

Maher Chehade and Julie Regimbald influence me daily, helping me in the shop and being a part of my journey. What I admire most about Maher is his drive to be the best he can and offer his clients the best experience that money can buy.

I’ve had the opportunity to shadow Julie, one of the best female barbers in the Calgary area, during my apprenticeship at South Trail Crossing Barbershop. She has been in the industry for 15 years and barbering is not only a job but her passion.

Describe your experience at Delmar so far. What were your educational expectations prior to entering the program versus what is actually involved in the program?

My experience at Delmar so far has been amazing. The teachers are fantastic, very knowledgable, friendly, and willing to help with anything that is required.

Prior to being a student at Delmar I never thought I’d ever be a college student. My expectations of going into the Barber Program were to get my diploma and finally be something I’ve always wanted to pursue in life…a barber.

As with any program, there will be things you have to do you that you don’t think you will ever use…50-50 sets and fingerwaves in particular! However, Delmar is making sure we are prepared for our government exams so we can become LICENSED.

above work by @magic_hairstylist

What is your favourite service to receive and why?

My favourite service to receive is a hot shave. I like the relaxation, the facial massage and all the steps involved to make your appearance looks fresh and feel great.

What is your favourite service to perform and why?

At this time, I enjoy offering clients a fresh fade or hot shave. I like to see people’s smiles and confidence they when they leave the shop. Something as small as a haircut can change the way people see themselves and offering that to clients is very rewarding.

What do you feel are the most important aspects about barbering and why?

I find the most important aspects of barbering are making clients feel comfortable and creating new relationships. Making them feel like they are worthy and not just another client or a dollar sign.

What do you feel is the biggest difference between old-school traditional barbering and the modern barbershops of today?

Our new generation has been given the opportunity of barber evolution; from new style haircuts, to hair design, tattoos and much more.

above photos courtesy of barbers @stcbarbershop

It is not just the ‘short sides and back’ of yesteryear. Another big difference I find is the age of barbers as so many young people are getting into the barber industry which is awesome to see! Barbershops are opening all over the city so the competition is fierce! However, the strongest and best will survive!

What are your future goals once you have completed your program at Delmar?

After completing my program at Delmar, I plan to work with some of the best barbers in the industry and strive to exceed my client’s expectations each and everytime they are sitting in my chair. I want to be one of the best!

Do you feel social media is important in our industry and why?

Recently I’ve become very familiar with social media and I find it is a great learning tool and is IMPERATIVE for building your business! Spend some time learning how to utilize social media platforms to increase your clientele and request clients. It is also a great way to look/apply for jobs and to use as a recruitment tool.

Are there certain barbers you feel have radically influenced the new direction of the Barbering industry and why/how?

Again, as for who as influenced the barber industry in a new direction I would say Maher Chehade. He has brought many big names from all over North America to the Calgary area via Barber Battles, he speaks at seminars and offers great advice to the new and upcoming barbers in the industry.

Andrew is currently working hard to achieve his dreams both in school and at South Trail Crossing Barbers! In addition to contributing to this blog, he has won a Social Media Challenge and is working on building his social media profile! Follow his journey on Instagram @klutch.kutz

Are you looking to follow your dreams? If you are passionate about Hairstyling, Barbering or Esthetics, please contact our Admissions Department:

Calgary Hairstyling/Barbering: Alison at or call 403-264-8055

Calgary Esthetics: Julie at or call 403-255-6644

Red Deer Campus: Azra at or call 403-347-2018

We look forward to being a part of your journey to realizing your dreams!


Tara Byrne

Social Media Coordinator

From Clinician to Educator: A Natural Progression

For those of us in the Hair and Beauty industry, our passion for making people look and feel amazing is what drives us. We spend our careers (and a great deal of money) continuously learning and attending professional development courses to ensure our clients get the very best we can offer! Our goal is to bring the latest techniques and newest innovations and equipment to your service time. We also educate our clients on how to maintain their skin and hair at home, what routines they would benefit from and what products are best suited to them and their individual needs.

Many of us also enjoy sharing our knowledge, skills and passion with those new to the industry. Taking an apprentice/trainee/new team member under your wing, teaching them and watching them grow and become successful is EXTREMELY gratifying! However, after working in the industry for many years, we see many ‘bad habits’ and ‘shortcuts’ being utilized which often takes away from what is important; 5* customer service. That is what leads many of us to become educators in adult education. What better way to affect change and growth in our industry than to start at the ground level. People often say ‘those who can’t, teach’. Actually, the total opposite is true! Only those who have seen success in the industry and experienced the good and the bad are in a position to teach. We need to be able to bring that ‘real-life’ knowledge to the classroom. Being able to strip down and take your skills back-to-basics in order to teach them step-by-step to fresh faces, is a feat in itself. While education is not for the faint-of-heart, it is definitely a natural progression for many of us. To see the ‘a-ha’ moment in a student’s eyes makes everything worth it!

One of our Clinical Esthetics Instructors at our Calgary Campus, Biljana, shares the path she followed to becoming an educator.

The journey that brings me to today has been exciting and full of life-teaching moments. Much like many young adults, I was overwhelmed by having to pick my career path but my parents went through too many sacrifices to just let me be a “bum” as they lovingly reminded me. I did a bit of everything; let’s call it ‘Open Studies’ (wink). Eventually, as is often the case, my parents grew tired of paying my tuition while I jump from one field to the next and I was cut off. Not something I was happy with but in hindsight, tough love was exactly what I needed. As I was immersing myself in self-pity, a good friend suggested we have a spa day. ‘Huh’? I had no idea what that meant. “You will love it!” she proclaimed proudly. As someone who does this “spa day” thing regularly, she was excited to get started.

As I walked through the doors of the warmest and most pleasant place I could imagine, we were greeted and ushered to our respective rooms to change into the provided robes. The treatment began with pedicures, followed by our manicures and honestly, I didn’t think life could be any sweeter. As my fire engine red polish was drying, another therapist came over and instructed me to follow her for my facial. *Gulp*. Someone will be touching my face? I was unsure but the very moment she took my hand in hers, I calmed down and was assured I would love the treatment. I did. Looking back on it, I don’t remember a thing about the procedure or even her name but what stood out was how she made me feel. I carried that feeling throughout my career and it is the reason I am at this precise moment in my life.

I enrolled to St. Clair College in Ontario in 2004.

Two years later I was employed full-time by my co-op college placement. The spa was a full service spa where I put my training to good use. They had amazing technology, laser equipment and advanced treatments that many others could only dream about. I dove in whole­heartedly and 13 years later I am still continually developing.

Over the last decade, I began to realize I enjoy teaching others about my passion. Whether it’s a client, a new employee or consulting with other businesses, the gut reaction always remains, I love to spread awareness and correct misconceptions. I enjoy the relationships built and the ability to soak up something new each time I work with colleagues or students.

At some point about 3 years ago, I concluded that as knowledgeable and passionate as I was, teaching what I excel at was a whole other ball game. My research led me to Mount Royal University and with their help I became a Certified Adult Educator.

For me, choosing a teaching facility was easy. Delmar was and still is the only acceptable teaching institution to work at. This college has the same passion for education that I see in myself and almost two years later, I can say I was not wrong. I am home.

Regardless of the field you are in, professional development is, at its core, the best way to meet and exceed your career goals. If there is a free workshop, take it! If your employer says, “There is this last minute training available…” , you respond with “What time do I need to be there?”. Take initiative, come to work on time and be prepared to exceed what is expected of you. If there is one thing I can take away from my very first spa day, it is no matter how amazing I felt, my provider did not educate me on products I needed for my skin and I feel she failed me as a therapist.

Lastly, don’t go to work with a selfish mindset. The only way for you to be successful is if you treat your work environment the same as you would your own business. Your employer depends on you to do well. If your workplace isn’t doing well, neither will you.

Please check out Biljana’s website for great information on skin treatments and products!

The great thing about being in the hair and beauty industry is that there are many different paths you can follow! In addition, if you are looking to travel, the skills you learn will follow you! Is it time for you to pursue your passion? If so, join the family and let us guide you on your path!

Delmar Admissions:

Calgary Hairstyling/Barbering: Alison at or call 403-264-8055

Calgary Esthetics:

Julie at or call 403-255-6644

Red Deer Campus:

Azra at or call 403-347-2018

Tara Byrne

Social Media Coordinator


THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH! Are you searching for it? Many people are searching for non-surgical ways to slow down the aging process. While there are a number of anti-aging retail products on the market, many people are looking for more immediate results.

Clinical Esthetics offers many non-invasive treatments to help improve the skin’s elasticity, reduce wrinkles, refine the skin’s surface, reduce the look of scars and to help treat acne to name but a few.

Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Micro-needling, laser treatments, chemical peels and light therapies are used to treat many different skin conditions. All of these services are offered at Delmar Wellness Centre in Calgary and at our new Spa location in Red Deer!

photos courtesy of. @agetimeless


An exfoliation treatment that uses tiny granules to buff away the surface layer of the skin.✔️Improves the skin’s texture✔️Reduces fine lines and wrinkles✔️Removes skin congestion✔️Great for most skin types✔️Can be done on most areas of the body


Uses very fine, small needles to superficially puncture the skin inducing the generation of collagen. A numbing agent is used prior to beginning the service. Minimal downtime.✔️Promotes collagen production ✔️Improves skin texture and tone ✔️Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles✔️Improves the appearance of scars and stretch marks✔️Helps reduce hyperpigmentation


A manual exfoliation treatment that removes vellus hair and the top layer of dead skin cells.✔️Increases cellular turnover✔️Helps skincare products penetrate deeper✔️helps reduce hyperpigmentation ✔️The skin feels silky smooth

After a thorough analysis and consultation, your clinical esthetician will determine which service is best suited to your needs.

Current Delmar student Dariana gave us her insights into the industry and why she has chosen to take the ‘Journey into Clinical Esthetics’.

What is your background and what prompted your decision to pursue Clinical Esthetics?

I came from Venezuela to Canada a year and a half ago to pursue a better quality of life. I studied Accounting for 4 years and I worked in the field for 7 years. I am so passionate about beauty from inside – out and I decided to achieve my dreams when I came to Calgary. I took the Clinical Esthetics program at Delmar College to develop my skills and meet the necessary standards to stand out in the industry.

In your opinion, what do you see as the future trend in the Esthetics Industry?

I do believe in the success and growth of the Esthetics industry. I see a brilliant future with high demand from young and older people. There are new products in the market every day, such as cruelty free, artisanal or organic products that reach the expectations of almost everybody who wants to take care of their skin. Also, providing a treatment from a professional Clinical Esthetician can give to the clients a personalized care, in order to help them with many discouraging skin conditions, such as aging.

Why do you think there has been an increase in the number of people choosing to pursue Clinical Esthetics?

 I think the number of people pursuing Clinical Esthetics is been increasing due to the success and effectiveness of medical beauty treatments. Both women and men are seeking treatments to help them look younger with non-surgical cosmetic procedures.


Describe your experience at Delmar, the program and quality of instruction.

My experience at Delmar was great! I learned a lot from my instructor and also from my classmates. Studying at Delmar College has helped me develop the confidence I need to start in the beauty industry. In my opinion, Delmar has the best Clinical Esthetics program in town! It includes trending treatments in the market as well as new technology machines. The instructors have so much experience in the field and they share that knowledge with you.

Once you have completed your program, what is your goal?

Once I complete the program my goal is to take an entrepreneurial route. The knowledge and skills that I attained during this program apply to the work I will build in the following months. Furthermore, I plan to learn more about beauty and cosmetic tattoo after finishing this program because it is not the end of my learning. I want to stay up to date in my field and be the best.

What opportunities are available to those who take Clinical Esthetics?

There are infinite opportunities for those who choose Clinical Esthetics as a career. There are a lot of spas, salons and surgeons’ offices in and out of the city who are consistently hiring clinical estheticians. I think everything will depend on the vision, effort and passion that students have for their profession. Also, Delmar College’s students have a high reputation in the field as the school is well known for the quality of their instructors.

What is your favourite service to receive and why?

My favorite service to receive is Microneedling because I know how effective it is and how it works on the face. I also love microneedling because my skin reacts great after getting the treatment done. It provides deep hydration to the face and gives a bright and glowing texture to the skin.

What is your favourite service to perform and why?

My favorite service to perform is Chemical Peeling because after choosing the right peel and the right products the results are amazing. Performing a chemical peel can give totally transform the face.

Do you have a favourite product line or products you prefer to use and why?

I like using Skinceuticals products. They have variety of products for all skin types and conditions. Their serum is amazing and it works perfect on sensitive skin like mine. After using Skinceuticals serum and moisturizer, my face feels much more hydrated with a great texture.

Dariana graduates from her program April 17th and we look forward to hearing about her success as she embarks on her new journey! Follow Dariana on Instagram

For more information about our Clinical Esthetics program, contact our Admissions:

Calgary Campus: Julie at or 403-255-6644

Red Deer Campus: Azra at or 403-347-2018

To book appointments in our spas, call the numbers above to book an appointment! We look forward to seeing you!

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Instagram: delmar_college AND delmar_college_rd

Facebook: Delmar College of Hair Design and Esthetics (Calgary Campus) AND Delmar College of Hair & Esthetics Red Deer

Tara Byrne

Social Media Coordinator