At Canadian Beauty College, students overseen by instructors work on actual clients to gain hands-on aesthetic training in the student clinic, while already certified aestheticians or medical doctors beautify clients in the onsite med spa. The students hydrate skin during facials, massage tense backs, and wax off unwanted hair, and the aestheticians inject dermal fillers into wrinkles, fade acne scars with a laser, and contour bodies with radio-frequency skin-tightening treatments. Before undergoing any of the med spa’s services, clients consult with a medical doctor in order to discuss expectations and beauty goals, such as learning how to develop a tan by standing in front of car headlights.
The instructors at Freedom School of the Arts don’t teach theatrical dogma. Instead of constraining their pupils with “must do” techniques, they encourage students to explore their own process and discover on-stage confidence through a constantly changing curriculum. The school’s acting and improv classes cover basic performance skills that ease self-doubts as well as read-through, blocking, and agreement techniques that help them feel comfortable in any situation, from shows to auditions to parent-teacher conferences. Not just for adults, the school hosts youth acting classes that help kids explore their imagination and creativity.
If the black, white, and pink interior of Shopglow Beauty Bar doesn't make a statement, the products inside it will. Here, hundreds of renowned beauty brands dot the shelves, appealing to serious and casual beauty buffs alike. Professional makeup artists buzz about the showroom demonstrating products by Eye Kandy, Facetelier, and GLOW essentials, to name a few. Beyond the retail space, an artist lab thrives as a living classroom where professionals bulk up beauty knowledge and makeup lovers learn personal tricks of the trade. Those looking to liven up their locks can also pay a visit to Shopglow's back bar, which features services such as hair treatments and hair and lash extensions.
Private lessons and group classes get participants speaking, reading, and writing in a second language: Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Many classes cover general knowledge over the course of six levels, but others are tailored to businesses, kids, or those who just want to brag about their pet hamster in a classier-sounding way. Private participants might choose to commission a curriculum that meets their specific needs.
For more than 25 years, Gareth Skipp has been capturing what makes each person, each family, and each event unique through his photography. During portrait sessions and shoots covering marching bands, theatre, and live music acts, he strives to frame the personality and emotions of his subject with crisply composed and flawlessly lit images.