How it happened; a short back story on Eternal Beauty YQR.

Eternal Beauty YQR became an official business in November of 2020 when Michelle Donison, Larissa Kowal and Barb McBean (Founder and President of Eternal Beauty) had a vision of a refreshing new aesthetics educational institute here in the queen city. After months of planning and research, they decided now was the time to make it happen. Michelle and Larissa who had been long-time friends have both always been very passionate about and interested in Medical Aesthetics. Both being very dedicated, hardworking and career focussed individuals, they had also always dreamed about owning their own business.

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Eternal Beauty Institute offers a complete line of beauty and medispa services, making use renowned for being your one stop shop for all of your beauty needs. From training to products and services, we have you covered.

Established In 2013

Our beauty school and medispa were established in 2013 by Barbara McBean. It was the culmination of a lifetime journey to offer the finest services to enhance our beauty and radiance for your whole life.

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Michelle Donison

Michelle Donison - Director of Admissions/Co-Owner

Michelle had been self-employed as a Field Technician in Oil and Gas since 2011. For ten years she has spent her career on drilling rigs mainly in South East Saskatchewan with some experience in Alberta and Manitoba as well. She had never imagined that she would be calling a drilling rig home for ten years, but with a background in Geography and Geology, it seemed like the right place to go! She has a passion for a challenging work environment and values hard work and dedication. She has always found that the best way to succeed and grow was to place herself outside of her comfort zone by making demanding and non-typical career choices for the modern woman. She has been tirelessly dedicated to providing the best possible customer service and quality of work for many years and greatly enjoyed her time in the field.

She has also always been dedicated to promoting awareness within the female community that women can succeed in any career their heart desires. Michelle has always had a strong passion for Medical Aesthetics, beauty and everything Skincare related. On her off time from Oil and Gas Michelle often worked for Eternal Beauty and its subsidiary companies in Sales. She greatly enjoyed Esthetics Sales and knew that when the timing was right, she was going to make a career change to the beauty industry, and here we are. Michelle began working full time for Eternal Beauty Calgary in Admissions in March of 2020. She has been continuously working to expand her Esthetics Education and beyond excited for her new position as Co-Owner/Director of Admissions at Eternal Beauty YQR.
Larissa Kowal

Larissa Kowal - Regional Director/ Co-Owner

Larissa began her professional career as an architectural technician with a start-up architectural firm as she always had an eye for esthetics. She has always been career driven, and has placed herself in roles that allowed for personal and professional growth.

In 2015, she was afforded the opportunity to join another start-up company as a Project Manager, where she has been for the last six years. While she greatly enjoyed working in the design & construction industry, she knew that she would one day start and run her own business. With a passion for all things health and fitness, she jumped at the opportunity to join her partners in opening Eternal Beauty YQR.

Larissa’s vision for Eternal Beauty YQR includes creating an inclusive space filled with positive energy and empowerment. Part of Larissa’s role as Co-Owner/ Regional Director is to assist students set attainable goals and become self-sustaining entrepreneurs.

History of Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty Institute was founded in 2013 in Calgary, Alberta Canada. For many years previous to formalizing the school, founder Barbara McBean was teaching privately a range of courses in permanent make-up and cosmetic tattooing modalities. Barbara would travel with a team to various professional beauty trade shows around North America to offer professional PMU and Skincare certification programs.

In 2013 the first small campus was opened in Calgary and the Colleges and Franchise has grown exponentially in the following past eight years. In 2014 many clinical esthetics programs were added and a team of medical professionals began to design the over 70 exciting and cutting edge curriculum.

Barbara wanted to create a progressive format that would allow women and men to enter the workplace with dynamic skills that sought after the world over by the beauty industry. From many successful years owning and running spas there are many isolated techniques that do not require long term programs but still offer excellent revenue returns for individuals that want a fast track to increasing their monthly income. Bridging this with the highest quality long term options for licensing and diplomas for beauty and esthetic programs and medical certifications.

Eternal Beauty is North America's number one beauty school with progressive online and live in person campus courses. EBI is a boutique, luxury learning environment!

EBI Founder Barbara McBean

About The Founder

Barbara was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta Canada. From a young age, Barbara was drawing, painting, and sculpting and loved everything creative and artistic. From this passion, she began studying the art of beauty and fashion spending time at the prestigious ACAD in fashion design. From there Barbara went on to follow her passion in academics attending both Kwantlen University in British Columbia and University of Calgary here in Alberta studying Psychology. While in University she pursued her dreams of make-up artistry, skincare and cosmetic tattooing by taking many courses in esthetics. This allowed her to open up her own spas and wellness tanning studios (Baja Suntan Studios in Calgary, AB). Barbara's passion for business started at a very young age when as a contract sculpture artist! Through the years she has owned several beauty companies and brands (including VIDALASH, Scalp Design, Westend Dayspa, LushLips, and Plasmalift). Barbara and her team continue to be innovators in the marketplace while leaving a lasting impression on each and every student that enters our halls. We love you all.

"I am truly honored that you have chosen Eternal Beauty Institutes to further your career development. We are constantly updating and expanding our cutting-edge education to bring you the very best the globe has to offer in clinical esthetics programs. With a flair and added touch of authentic heart and spirit which is the core of all we seek to create. May we carry you to new heights with our many amazing staff and the EBI team! We wish to thank you for your patronage from the bottom of our hearts, with unending and Eternal gratitude."

- Barbara McBean

Eternal Campuses

  • Calgary Campus

    EBI Calgary Campus

    3333 - 8th St. SE

    Calgary, AB

    T2G 3A4


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    EBI Regina Campus

    1221 Osler Street

    Regina, SK

    S4R 1W4


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    EBI Winnipeg Campus

    290 Burnell Street

    Winnipeg, MB

    R3G 2A7


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