Get Creative With Skin – Learn Henna Body Art – Enrol In Specialty Make-up Workshops At Our Toronto Beauty School

They say that customs will often outlive the remembrance of their origin. One such example of a fashionable custom that has made its way from the east to the west is that of henna body art. With its origin in Indian and Egyptian art several centuries ago, henna body tattoos are a popular tradition used to mark auspicious occasions, such as weddings or festivals, or simply as a body adornment, especially amongst women. Since this is a temporary tattoo that is applied on the hands, feet and other body parts, the variety and creative potential in this art form is limitless.

Whether you are an established make-up artist, a newbie, or a die-hard make-up enthusiast, expand your skills and learn new techniques from the experts. At Beauty Institute Canada, we conduct several beauty and health workshops, including one on Henna Body Art. In these specialty make-up training sessions, we equip you with all the information and methods that you will need to practice this art form, and make a successful career in this area.

What You Will Learn in Henna Body Art Workshops

Henna is a natural dye made from the leaves of the henna plant that typically flourishes in a tropical climate. By blending the dried henna leaves with certain essential oils, you can create a rich paste and apply it to the skin in the form of intricate designs and patterns.

Usually, the henna paste is filled into a cone and the artist lends the right amount of pressure to the paper or plastic cone to draw patterns on the clients’ skin. The application time could vary based on the intricacy of the design. Similarly, the depth of the colour may differ based on the type of leaves, as well as the client’s body temperature and chosen body part.

When you enrol for the Henna Body Art workshop at Toronto’s top beauty school, you will learn about:

  • The origins of this art form and its application in other parts of the world.
  • Preparation of high quality pastes from different types of leaves using diverse oil infusions.
  • Application procedure, including cone creation techniques, proper product storage and nuances of drawing on different body parts.
  • Creating popular designs and patterns, including occasion-specific tattoos that are usually in demand across cultures and communities.
  • The business aspects for becoming a professional henna artist, including client consultation techniques, pre-and-post procedure care, portfolio creation and pricing.
  • Latest trends in temporary body art such as:
  • Incorporating studs, stones, multiple colors, and other decorative embellishments in the henna body art.
  • Creating delicate, lace-like, white henna tattoos that have recently originated in the Middle East.
  • Applying stunning, glow-in-the-dark UV tattoos that are popular amongst party-hard youngsters and concert or music-fest regulars. Although they use a special type of temporary body paint and not the traditional henna paste, the application techniques, designs and patterns are similar to henna body art.

Enroll In Specialty Make-Up Workshops At Toronto’S Top Beauty School 

As a beauty professional, you want to continually expand your horizons and keep abreast of the latest trends and techniques. Master the art of temporary body tattoos and take your make-up artistry to the next level. Henna artists are in high demand in several ethnic communities who have made Canada their permanent home. These additional skills will help you to rapidly grow your businesses and expand your reach to a highly diverse customer base.

Enrol for the 2 to 4-hour, specialty make-up workshops at Beauty Institute Canada and acquire new skills from experienced instructors in a friendly, multicultural environment. We are passionate about helping you build your career in the beauty industry and conduct a wide range of workshops, certificate courses and diplomas pertaining to this field. Our comprehensive support system includes a tour of the college, guidance in choosing the right programs, flexible finance schemes and assistance in finding jobs.

Call 905-674-0100 today or visit us online to enrol for a specialty workshop or learn more about our programs.

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Learn The Latest Trends In Bridal Makeup At Toronto’s Leading Beauty School

Wedding season 2018 began early with the worldwide frenzy and minute by minute tracking of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding. Global media did a thorough job of reporting even the tiniest details of this high-profile event. Were you following the news and the speculation around the bride’s dress, make-up and hairdo for several weeks until she walked down the aisle? Did you like how the royal bride wore her hair up in coiled twists and donned a peachy, glowy makeup? In addition to the new princess’s look, there are several other hair and makeup styles that will stand out this year. In fact, glossy lips, long, fluttery eyelashes, and pearly, dewy looking cheeks are amongst the bridal makeup styles trending in the 2018 wedding season.

If you are passionate about helping women look their best on their big day, consider a structured program to learn the essentials of bridal makeup. Beauty Institute Canada’s Advanced Bridal Makeup certificate course can help you master the latest trends in the dynamic beauty industry. With knowledge about new cosmetic products as well as the newest tools and techniques, you will be equipped for succeeding in the highly competitive field of bridal makeup.

Bridal Makeup Looks For Wedding Season 2018

Here’s a quick look at some of the latest global trends for brides on their wedding day:

  • Holographic Contouring: A well sculpted jawline, cheekbones and temple will be the focus. Using holographic products to highlight the best features of the bride’s face will help achieve a flawless finish with a subtle glow.
  • Dewy Skin: Dewy, natural looking skin is in. A barely-there but pearly finish will beautifully accentuate the complexion with a ‘no-makeup’ look.
  • Soft Lips: Fresh, feminine colours and a glossy finish will take centre stage. Lighter shades of pink, brown and rust will be fashionable this wedding season.
  • Deeper Eyes: Instead of a soft look, a slightly sultry touch with deep smoky eyes will be in. Bold colours on the eyelids including gold or white, and glitter and metal eyeliners and shadows will also be trendy this year. The natural shape and colour of the brows will be given more preference instead of highlighting them or making them bold.
  • Hair: This season, brides will sport a variety of hairstyles, including messy updos, ‘S’ curves, pin curls, braids and sleek mid-partings.  

Being a Bridal Makeup Artist in Canada

In the Canadian beauty industry, you will come across brides of various ethnicities. If you wish to be a coveted bridal makeup artist, you will need to have at least a basic understanding of the diverse wedding elements of different ethnicities. While certain make-up styles may be universal, you may have to make slight modifications in every bride’s makeup, depending on the nature and length of the wedding rituals.

No matter how diverse your brides, perfect the styles and beauty treatments in this ever-changing industry through certificate courses from Toronto’s top beauty school. Our hands-on instructor-led training in a friendly, multicultural environment will help you pursue a rewarding career in the field of bridal makeup. Take advantage of our comprehensive support system, including a tour of the college, guidance in choosing the right programs, and assistance in finding jobs.

Call 905-674-0100 today or visit us online to learn more about our programs and application process for a certificate course.

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Apply Today For Makeup Diploma Courses To Help Launch Your Career

Dive into the Exciting World of Film, TV and Red Carpet Makeup Artistry

Have you ever wondered what’s involved in transforming a celebrity into a terrifying zombie or how movie stars age 30 years for a feature film? Makeup techniques, like applying bruising details, artificial blood, aging makeup, wrinkle highlights, etc. are performed by professional makeup artists that help the writers, directors and production team bring a story and its characters to life.

By enrolling in makeup diploma courses, you can learn things like the scope of colour, the importance of shadowing and contouring and the difference between shooting an image or a set in black and white or colour. Whether your goal is to work as a film makeup artist collectively with hair and wardrobe departments or as an independent artist, there are a number of typical tasks associated with makeup artistry, including but not limited to:

  • Deciding which clients to work with
  • Deciding on the desired physical outcome with each client
  • Assessing and working within the budget
  • Exploring certain techniques needed to achieve a particular look
  • Ordering products from suppliers and keeping inventory of all materials
  • Ensuring the makeup will prepare the client for each situation such as studio lighting and costume application
  • Ensuring your client has no allergies to any of the products you are using

Beauty Institute Canada’s makeup diploma courses can provide you with the opportunity to learn within a structured environment and practice hands-on with the latest beauty trends and techniques. You will also benefit from training in cosmetic management, product knowledge and application, marketing and sales, and so much more.

Transform your passion for makeup and beauty into an exciting and dynamic career today! Contact Beauty Institute Canada online or call us at 905-674-0100.

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A Makeup Artist Is A Bride’s Best Friend

The day you tie the knot is likely to be one of the most wonderfully memorable and equally stress filled days of your entire life. Your maid of honour may know all about your first crush and how many shots it will take before you start dancing, but there’s really one person (other than your handsome groom) who can make or break your big day, and that’s your makeup artist.

Even if you fancy yourself a novice who likes to dabble in pigments and powders, there are many benefits to hiring a professional makeup artist for your wedding day.

You’ve already dropped hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars on the perfect dress and probably forked out a small fortune for a photographer to follow you around snapping perfectly poised pictures. Why wouldn’t you invest in hiring a professional to make sure you look as amazing as you feel?

Make up artists are highly skilled at their task, and trained in applying makeup to all skin types for a variety of situations. They’ll know how to flawlessly match your skin tone, and how to mask those last minute blemishes or skin reactions that can crop up when you least expect (and want) them.

Achieve Your Vision
A perfect smokey eye or dewy complexion should be the last thing on your mind when you’re gearing up to walk down the aisle. A makeup artist will be able to get those little details right, every time.

The style of wedding, the mood, your hair style, even features you’d like to highlight or camouflage – your artist will be able to offer tips and advice on all of that and more, to get and keep you picture perfect at a moments notice.

Treat Yourself
You want your day to be perfect, but even if you’re a whiz at doing your own makeup you should take this opportunity to lighten your load. Carve out a little “me” time to sit back and relax by letting a makeup artist do their thing to make you look stunning.

Along with tried and true techniques, makeup artists use the best tools of the trade, and products and techniques to achieve the flawless, long lasting look every bride desires for her wedding day.

Choosing The Right Makeup Artist
Your day is special, and you should put as much care into picking your makeup artist as you do into choosing your colours.

Set up a meet and greet to get to know them, and then book a trial to see if you work well together, and if you like their style and flair. This person will accompany on one of the most important days of your life – can they handle the pressure?

Ask them to bring samples of their past work, as well as magazine cut outs or other forms of inspiration, along with their ideas of what they might put together for you for your wedding.

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5 Favourite Makeup Looks For Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, have you started planning your costume yet? Even if you aren’t feeling in the mood for this fun little “holiday” yet, you’ll find inspiration in our favourite makeup looks – from pretty to pretty deadly, they’re perfect for a party or just paling around with your friends!

Day Of The Dead 

One of the most popular tutorials for Halloween, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos makeup is a beautiful tribute to the ancient Mexican tradition of honouring deceased loved ones. On their return to earth from heaven to reunite with their families for 24 hours.  The Day of the Dead actually falls across two days, November 1 and 2 – the first is dedicated to Dia De Los Inocentes, a day to honour children and infants, while November 2 is Dia De Los Muertos, a day to honour deceased adults 

Simple or complex, replicating the traditional sugar skull always cuts a striking figure. Check out this simple tutorial by Brook Marrs on YouTube.


Thanks to movies like World War Z and television shows like the Walking Dead, hideous zombies have become en vogue. Whether you opt for straight up gross or zombify a pin-up girl (because even decaying flesh can be sexy) the possibilities are endless, and it’s also a great practice for your skills.

Pop Art

This iconic work is instantly recognizable, even if you don’t know the name of the artist behind it. Roy Lichtenstein rose to popularity in the 1960s with his unique style of art that was heavily influenced by the comic strips and ads of the day. The dark lines, bright colours and pointillism create a stunning 3D look that seriously pops. Inspired? Take a look at this tutorial by beauty vlogger Emma Pickles.

Disney Princesses

Jasmine, Ariel, Elsa, Snow White – you don’t have to be a little girl to understand the appeal of a princess. Channel your inner 7 year old with simple makeup and a sparkly, because this is probably the only time you can wear a ball gown and not look a little bit crazy.

Retro Hollywood Glamour

Starlets of yesterday always looked immaculate with their bright red pouts and flawless complexions. We love this look because it’s simple but striking, especially when paired with a flowing, form fitting dress and a killer heel.

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