“I feel like I’m doing something illegal – people pay me to do what I love!”
When she was growing up in Saskatchewan, you could always find the girls over at Wendy’s house before a high school dance. Not because she lived close to the school, but because she’s always had a talent for styling hair. After high school, cosmetology seemed like a perfect fit. And MC College Saskatoon offered her everything she was looking for.
"There is always so much to learn...no matter how long you've been in the industry!"
From the Paris of the Prairies to New York, Dawn has jet setted across the globe to do what she's most passionate about: hair!
“The industry is truly your oyster”
As a Stylist, Educator and Salon Owner, her biggest eye opener was when she became an entrepreneur, "until you are a Salon Owner, you will never know how much is involved."
“When choosing what to do with your life, choose wisely. Picture the future you want and choose the path that gets you there.”
Alexander didn’t grow up with a clear career direction, and it wasn’t until he spent some time as a shampoo boy in a friend’s salon that he gave the career of hair stylist any thought at all. For his dad, a heavy duty mechanic who had grown up in Europe, cutting hair wasn’t the kind of job one could stake their livelihood on. But, being in the salon environment, a place where Alexander could feel creative energy and excitement every day, he decided to educate himself in the craft.
“If you continue to work hard, clients and success will follow...push yurself and you will suceed."
While a Student at MC College, he entered his first hair competition: North American Hairstyling Awards. Since then, he has become an awardwinning Hairstylist and he credits his education for his perseverance and success in the industry.
After high school Sid followed his family's expectations and started a science degree. But, before the year was out he couldn’t help but chase his growing passion for fashion. He was enticed by MC College’s fast track program, and was happy to be able to learn everything he’d need to know in 12 short months.
“Take a little time each day...to clear your head, and get inspired and get new ideas outside of your routine."
As a designer and entrepreneur, her biggest eye opener was the amount of blood, sweat and tears that was put into starting a clothing line: from business loans and sourcing local materials to creating an e-commece website.
“Since I've graduated, I've had an amazing career. It's an amazing industry that lets you be creative and make a pretty damn good living!"
From Don Draper's side part and the classic pompadour to EDM, John is a barber and master stylist by day and a DJ by night. As a 1997 graduate from the Calgary campus, he is the owner and visionary behind Cannibale Barbershop.
“Dress the part and act the part...you will never know everything...remember we are all students for life."
From winner of the 2015 'Colorist of the Year' at the North American Hairstyling Awards to Educator and Platform Artist, Marlo has dedicated over 26 years to the beauty industry. She has jet setted across the globe to places such as Spain, France, Mexico, Dominican Republic, New York, Las Vegas and throughout Canada to name a few, to teach and perform in hair shows.
“Be humble. Be Passionate. Be respectful of your Mentors. Be passionate about what you do."
Soon after graduating, Alicia was set on becoming a Salon Owner. After realizing that one of Saskatoon's premiere neighborhoods lacked an upscale hair salon, she pounced on the opportunity and opened 'Capelli Hair Studio'. In 2012, it placed Top 5 in Contessa's 'Salon Interior of the Year' award and was named as the best hair salon in Saskatoon by Fine Lifetyles magazine.
“Attend as much education as you can, do everything and take it all in. Never doubt your career choice, work hard and work Saturdays!”
Prior to starting a career in the beauty industry, Corine attended University where she completed a Bachelor of Education and Arts Degree. With a family owned salon and no Hairstylists in the family, she decided to enroll in a Hairstyling program. In 1992, she graduated from the MC College Red Deer campus.
“I'm not trying to get famous. I'm trying to master my craft and share it with others. Just chase your dreams"
From Winnipeg to Toronto and Edmonton to Montreal, Andrew has traveled across Canada to compete and learn with the best of the best. Since graduating, he has won first place in 'best design' at the Golden Gloves barber battle in Winnipeg.
“I learned about the traditional designs first, and I incorporate the curves of the Amauti style into my designs”
Since graduating from MC College, she has moved to Iqaluit where she has launched 'Victoria's Arctic Fashion' and won 'Business of the Year' at the Nunavut Trade Show.
“You can never measure your success with anyone else…you have to DO YOU and build on that every time"
From teenage misfit to Fashion Designer, Alisha has played an important role in the growth of Edmonton’s Fashion Industry. As a 2001 Fashion Design graduate from MC College Edmonton, she is the Owner and Creative Director of Suka Clothing, and a Fashion Instructor at MC College.