August 2017 at Delmar: a Recap

Thank you to everyone who made August such a great month at Delmar College! Here is a recap of what we got up to…

Morgan Calvert wrote a third installment to the Diary of a Hair student blog journal. She has been keeping us up to date on how her class is progressing through the 1400 hour Hair Design program. Click here to read her last entry, and stay tuned, because next week we will be publishing her fourth entry.

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Lainnee Simpson was our Delmar Ambassador for the month of August. Click here to read her blog post. Thank you Lainnee for being such a great ambassador of our college!

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Sarah Haji completed our Masters of Esthetics diploma. She is the first and we could not be any prouder of her accomplishments. She also represented Delmar at the Skills Alberta competition and went on to become a member of Team Alberta and competed at Skills Canada last spring. Click here to learn more.

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We welcomed some guest speakers as well.

Thank you to Jason Olandesca of GLOW M+D Clinics for spending the day with our Clinical Esthetics students. We learned so much about the medical side of the beauty business.

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Thank you to Coy of Coy Hair for coming in and educating our hair students on the UNITE hair care line. We loved having you and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Delmar Nail Technology alumni Ria Parsbey wrote a blog post for us about what life was like after graduation and how she has built a successful business. Click here to read her post.

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We welcomed a new Hair Design class!

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Aaron Knox joined our Makeup Department. Aaron brings a ton of talent to the team and will be teaching our revamped Makeup 103 and 104 programs. Click here to read more about him.

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Aaron will also be hosting our Halloween Haunt workshop at the end of September. Call us at (403) 264-8055 for details.

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We shared some amazing images from some of our past student photo shoots. Scroll down to check them all out.

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Hair: Meghan Roberts / Model: Taylor Wood

 

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Hair: Mitra Grondin / Model: Airelle Rogado / Photo: Brandon Shaw

 

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Hair: Jade Isaak / Model: Laura Phaneuf / Photo: Brandon Shaw

 

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Hair: Cheril Lim / Model: Alejandrina / Photo: Brandon Shaw

 

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Hair Design student Brianna with her model. Photo: Brandon Shaw

Now accepting future barbers. Have you always wanted to specialize in men’s grooming? Delmar College is proud to announce that your dreams can now become your reality. Our 1400 hour, licensed and accredited, Barber & Hairstyling program is ready to launch and become the first of its kind in Alberta. Class starts in October. Limited seats available. Call us at (403) 264-8055 for details. Student aid options available. Click here for more information.

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October at Delmar: a Recap

October brought a lot of celebration around the college. From celebrating new beginnings to congratulating graduates, we said “welcome” and “congrats” almost every week of the month. So, take a scroll, and check it out…

Welcome to our new October Hair Design students!

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Welcome to our new Hair Styling Pre-Employment students!

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Welcome to our new October Professional Esthetics students!

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Our Hair Design students enjoyed some inspirational and educational guest speakers. A huge thank you to Jo-Anne Dicken, owner of The Fringe; Hillary Gibson, Bedhead educator; and Chelsea Mann, Wella educator. We loved having you all!

Congratulations to our graduates from our first ever, Makeup 102 Advanced class!

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Makeup instructor, Erin Halisky, wrote an amazing blog for us. Click here to check it out.

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Here are some awesome pictures from the work that our Makeup 102 students did throughout their program. A huge thank you to Dana Zarowny for coming in and taking some of these fantastic pictures during their class.

Congratulations to our April Professional Esthetics graduates! We wish you all a lifetime of success!

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Linda Villeneuve, our Director of Esthetics, wrote a fantastic blog about how she would like to change the beauty industry. Click here to read it.

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Our March Hair Design class had their final photo shoot with Brandon from Analog Dog Creative. It was another success, and we are starting to see the professional images come in, so stay tuned for posts on our social media sites featuring some of their creations.

Our evening Professional Esthetics instructor, Vanessa Oakley, wrote a blog piece for us, all about how to care for your skin as the weather changes, and also how to prep and remove all that Halloween makeup that comes with the month of October. Click here to read it.

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We finished the month with a very festive, and happy Halloween! Thank you to everyone who decided to participate in dressing up for the day.

We hope you had as great an October as we did!

Audrey

Audrey Brown

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Makeup Artistry by Erin Halisky

I think of makeup as an art and I have always been a fan. I started drawing, colouring, painting, sculpting on anything I could get my hands on ever since I was two. My mum became a Mary Kay lady when I was a teenager and that’s when I discovered makeup. It was a daily art for me. I was always that crazy kid in school experimenting and trying new things. I used to get made fun of all the time for wearing fake eyelashes!

 

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Onsite working with a beautiful bride for hair and makeup

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After high school I had no idea what I wanted to do for a career. Job after job, nothing had interested me. I ended up getting my first cosmetic job at a little drug store and I absolutely loved it. Getting to go to updates and schools of each brand to see the latest trends in skincare and the makeup world kept me intrigued.

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I worked my way into a management position at a larger boutique store, and at a young age had a big responsibility. I loved it. And I loved everything about the beauty business, so that is when I decided to make it a career.

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I packed up all my things and moved to Vancouver to attend John Casablanca’s full time makeup artistry program. Best and funnest thing in my life I had ever done.

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In my mind makeup could only go so far from what I knew, and then what I was learning; from glamour to airbrushing to special effects, the possibilities were now endless.

 

 

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I moved back to Calgary a year later and worked full time at MAC for a few years before I got onto my teaching path. I never ever thought of myself being a teacher, but I love it so much.

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Here I am with my most recent Advanced Makeup class

To be able to share my creativity, talent and skills with others who have the same interest, and to be able to help them grow as an artist, it’s so rewarding!

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My favorite makeup looks to do are everything! But my most favorite thing to do is anything with airbrushing and special effects because there is sooo much to do. And prosthetics are super cool.

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You can cover tattoos, do car decals, actual paintings, body paintings,sculptures and monsters! Anything can be your canvas.

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Before tattoo coverage

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After tattoo coverage

Halloween has always been my favorite time of year. It’s a time to get crazy and creative! Transforming anyone into the imaginative! One of my fave pages on Instagram is Prorenfx. How they transformed Heidi Klum into Jessica Rabbit last year for Halloween was unreal!

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Halloween makeup by me

There are a ton of makeup artist that inspire me but my #1 has always been my past manager and now good friend from MAC, Noelle Dow. She taught me everything from techniques to application and even communicating to customers, clients and now students! I wouldn’t be the artist I am today without her.

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Erin Halisky is a Makeup Artist and licensed Hair Stylist. She teaches all of our makeup programs here at Delmar College, as well as teaches in our Hair department. Stay tuned for more posts from Erin, as she will be a regular contributor talking about all things makeup!

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Halloween Skin Care by Vanessa Oakley

Autumn is here, the days and nights are getting colder, drier and harsher. Usually around this time we start thinking about what we are going to be and do for Halloween. I want to prepare you for the season. As the climate shifts, so should our skincare. For a lot of my clients I recommend that a person switch to using a richer moisturizer than you use in the summer months.  I also think that exfoliating at least once a week is great if you are noticing that your skin is starting to look a little dull. If you are ever unsure what your skin is telling you, please make an appointment to see your skin therapist! After a facial she will have a wealth of knowledge for you on your skin’s particular needs. Some people tend to forget about sun protection as we move closer to the winter months. Please remember that it is always time to protect your skin from the sun.

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Here’s some of my theatrical makeup (I love Ben Nye)

Now that we have dealt with the drying effects of October in Canada, we are ready to get into some Halloween Makeup!! Always look into the types of makeup or face paint you might choose to buy this year. There are so many different kinds to choose from like latex, creams, wax, adhesive appliances, oil based, cheap-o dollar store and professional brands that are becoming more readily available. If you can, always go for quality.

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I did this makeup for a photo shoot where we were playing witches

Another thing to consider with your Halloween makeup is, to actually remember to remove it at the end of the night. Not all makeup and removers are created equally, some will need different products to get it off and some can’t be done with just soap and water. Depending on type and brand, you might find yourself needing cold cream, coconut oil, baby oil or even good old fashioned makeup remover to look like yourself again. Especially for the little ones, you want to remove the face paint easily. This could effect what you choose to buy.

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Fantasy makeup by our Professional Esthetics class

So…on the big day, wash off all of the debris from your day. Whether it be school or work or whatever your normal day throws at you. Gently exfoliate and hydrate your skin so that you are super clean and refreshed. Moisturizing your face will prevent your face paint from flaking off during the night’s adventures. If you are going out before the sun goes down please make sure not to miss the sunscreen. My favorite is the Physical Fusion from SkinCeuticals. (For the little trick-or-treater’s, simply wash, moisturize and SPF.) Once this has fully absorbed you are ready for your ghoulish design!!!

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Skull makeup I did for Halloween a couple of years ago

 

I hope that you have so much fun and don’t eat too much candy!!

Happy Halloween

Vanessa

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Vanessa Oakley is an internationally certified Esthetician and an instructor at Delmar College. In her past career experience she worked in the theater industry, and has a love of theatrical makeup and costuming.

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Talent Profile: Makeup by Setasha

Life well spent is longLeonardo da Vinci

And Setasha Adesimi is in for the long haul.

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A graduate of Delmar College, Setasha has gone on to a wonderful career in makeup artistry and can add curriculum development to a resume that boasts a true passion for the industry. Our programs are only as good as the people who write them and without her our makeup programs would not be what they are today.

I was pondering something the other day:

What makes the beauty industry so exciting and enticing?

The answer I can come to is simple in word, but not so simple in execution.

CHANGE

We know that the makeup world is ever changing. There is always a new ad campaign. Always a new video or tutorial on social media. Always fresh new faces and looks. So how do we keep up?

With people like Setasha, that’s how.

I wanted her perspective on things, so I sat down with her and asked some questions

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Where do you find your greatest inspiration?

I find inspiration in everything. Nature, textures, smells, everything I see touch or smell has some kind of inspiration for me and I always try to find ideas in odd things so my work can be unique.

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What advice can you give someone looking to break into the makeup industry here in Calgary?

Network! Keeping in mind that networking is about so much more then a phone number or a Facebook friend. Its all about building professional relationships with people in the industry! Another important piece of advice is be nice!! You would be surprised how many makeup gigs you can get based on your personality alone! 

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What is your favourite look?

I love strobing! Its a great technique to highlight the skin and makes the skin look fresh!

Who is your makeup icon?

Kevyn Aucoin was pretty amazing, his books are very informative and inspirational.

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How have you seen the industry change over the past few years?

It has changed quite a bit! There are so many new and exciting career paths for makeup artists these days whether it’s teaching your art, working as a freelance artist or even becoming a YouTube guru!

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How has that affected the way you deliver a makeup course?

I love telling my students to look online and find YouTube or Instagram inspiration. Social media is a great tool that we have access to and that enables us to connect with so many like minded individuals around the globe! I have also revamped the makeup curriculum so we cover a larger range of different career paths to fit everyone’s makeup dream and passions! 

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What inspired you to become an educator?

Education was something I always wanted to get into. I was always so inspired by my teachers and really looked up to them. I always thought it would be a fun career path but the funny thing is that I was terrified of public speaking! I love that through my teaching position at Delmar I have REALLY grown in that department! Now public speaking is all I do and what I love to do! I think it all goes back to feeling very inspired by my teachers. I have a huge passion for people and a great desire to help people achieve their goals and dreams!

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What is the biggest take away you want a student to walk away with?

I think the biggest take away would be never give up on your dreams! Whether you want to become a celebrity makeup artist or work on a movie set don’t ever think you are dreaming to big! There will be difficult times BUT with hard work, dedication and passion any dream is achievable!

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What was your experience as a Delmar student?

It was great! It was like a family away from home and still is that to me now!

Thank you Setasha. All I can say is…

Inspiration breeds inspiration

 – Audrey

Audrey Brown

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See more of Setasha’s work:

On the web: http://www.artistrybysetasha.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakeupArtistryBySetasha/?fref=ts

Instagram: @setashaa