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REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE LINKS THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING VIDEOS FROM THE CONTESSA 2021 FINALISTS!

14 Message from the Producers

16 Gala Itinerary

See the show order of tonight’s award categories and presentations.

18 Sponsors

See the list of manufacturers and distributors who are supporting tonight’s event.

22 Show Credits +

Registration Info Find out who helps us put together the magic of Contessa! Plus, everything you need to know about registering to attend/watch the awards gala.

23 Team Contessa

Learn more about tonight’s presentations from Redken, Schwarzkopf Professional and Wella Professionals.

27 20 Finalists Master of Ceremonies + Thank-Yous Meet our host, Bill Rowley! Plus, some special thank-yous for our team and crew.

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See the Contessa 2021 finalist list!

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42 Contessa Judges

Ever wonder who’s in charge of making the tough decisions of judging the Contessa entries? Meet our Contessa 2021 judging panel, including hairstylists from across Canada and around the world!

44 Meet the Finalists

It’s time to put a face to the name—meet the Contessa 2021 finalists!


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MESSAGE FROM THE PRODUCERS Welcome to the 32nd annual Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards— the Contessas! Tonight, as we virtually gather to honour the award winners, we’re also celebrating the strength and resilience of Canadian hairstylists, nail techs and makeup artists. We know this year has been tough, but we are proud to be hosting an event that connects us during a time when it’s needed more than ever. Each year, this night provides a platform that unites us all and showcases the exceptional talent in our industry. There’s no doubt that each year the work gets better and better. However, we also understand that this year was unlike any other. For many, a photo shoot was simply not in the cards, which is why our team worked quickly to modify our entry rules and allow collections from the last two years to be re-entered. This “second chance” gave some collections another opportunity at the coveted Contessa titles, which we hope provides some much-needed light at the end of the tunnel. As you view the finalist collections, you will also notice we’ve introduced a brand-new category, Freestyle, to allow one-photo entries for the first time in Contessa history! As we celebrate tonight’s Contessa award winners, we’re also excited to see the creative presentations from Wella Professionals, Redken and Schwarzkopf Professional. We’re blown away by the overwhelming support we’ve received from you—our professional beauty family—and our generous sponsors, who’ve supported our vision in delivering a brand-new virtual Contessa Awards platform. Thank you for making the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards the longest-running awards in the Canadian professional beauty industry. We couldn’t have done this without you! Best of luck to all Contessa finalists and we hope you enjoy tonight’s celebration!

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CONTESSA 32 AWARDS GALA show opener welcome Awards Avant Garde Hairstylist n Emerging Hairstylist n British Columbia Hairstylist Texture Hairstylist n International Hairstylist

Team Contessa 32 Redken

Awards Canadian Nail Artist n Elite Master Hairstylist n Salon Interior Design n Alberta Hairstylist Men’s Hairstylist n Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist n Freestyle

Team Contessa 32 Schwarzkopf Professional

Awards Makeup Artist n Canadian Colourist n John Steinberg Award for Community Service Ontario Hairstylist n Multicultural Hairstylist n Quebec Hairstylist n Atlantic Hairstylist

Team Contessa 32 Wella Professionals

Awards Fan Favourite n Session Hairstylist n Master Colourist Canadian Salon Team n Canadian Hairstylist

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MASTER OF CEREMONIES Bill Rowley Canadian hairstylist and TV personality Bill Rowley returns as this year’s Contessa host. Working for more than 30 years in the beauty industry, his editorial work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Flare, Fashion and Chatelaine. Bill’s wealth of industry knowledge has made him a crowd favourite, with his wit and charm that’s captivated our Contessa audience for more than 10 years. As a regular makeover expert and guest host on Cityline, Bill has a natural ability to connect and engage with his audience—both in-person and virtually.

SPECIAL THANKS Hair services provided by Jenna Wong Makeup services provided by Deanne Terrell Contessa Awards produced by Audio/visual production provided by Cocktail party & awards gala music provided by 4KORNERS Salon Staff #Contessa2021 SHARE YOUR FAVOURITE CONTESSA MOMENTS! SalonMagazine

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Sign up for FREE to watch the 2021 Contessa Awards gala. Check your inbox for your confirmation email with a Vimeo link. You will need this link to watch the awards gala. NOTE: YOU MAY NEED TO CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL FOLDER.

IMPORTANT: All finalists have already been pre-registered for the cocktail party and gala. You will be receiving your links one week before the event.

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TE AM CO NTE SSA

Redken Schwarzkopf Professional Wella Professionals


TEAM CONTESSA 32 Redken PRESENTED BY

Montreal-based hairstylist and Redken artist MJ Deziel will showcase her masterful styling and barbering skills in Ungendered, a collection of retro-inspired styles and future-forward cuts. Blurring the lines of gender “norms”, the collection is the perfect blend of nostalgia and modernity for androgynous, street-style looks that are anything but ordinary. Making its English Canada debut at the Contessa Awards, Ungendered is the brainchild of Deziel, who created the concept to challenge us all to put an end to gender stereotypes in the beauty industry.

CREDITS HAIR MJ DEZIEL WARDROBE STYLING AMANDA BREEZE CINEMATOGRAPHY HELENE HA

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TEAM CONTESSA 32 Schwarzkopf Professional PRESENTED BY

The Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks team will showcase their autumn/winter 2020 collection, VivID, featuring three key trends: Once Upon a Time, Everyday Decadence and Dark Romance. From vintage Hollywood styles to gender fluid cuts, each trend features runway and salon looks to inspire you to take your colour and cuts to the next level. Among the team is Rossa Jurenas, Schwarzkopf Professional’s North American colour director and Essential Looks ambassador (plus, a Contessa finalist!), who showcases blending techniques for superior multi-tonal results.

CREDITS HAIR ROSSA JURENAS, RICHARD ASHFORTH, LESLEY JENNISON, TYLER JOHNSTON CREATIVE DIRECTION SIMON ELLIS

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TEAM CONTESSA 32 Wella Professionals PRESENTED BY

Back by popular demand, British award-winning hairstylist and Wella Professionals’ global ambassador Darren Ambrose of D&J Ambrose returns for a second consecutive year to debut his brand-new show, A New Beginning. Filmed in London, England exclusively for the Contessa Awards, the show features a range of chic, textured cuts and ultra-feminine styles that include his signature rock ‘n’ roll esthetic with high-end fashion. It’s sure to be a presentation that will leave you wanting more.

CREDITS HAIR DARREN AMBROSE MAKEUP JOHN CHRISTOPHER WARDROBE STYLING JACKIE AMBROSE CINEMATOGRAPHY EDDIE ADAMSON

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FI NAL IS TS CONGRATULATIONS!


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CONTESSA 2021 FINALISTS! Canadian Hairstylists RODRIGO ARANEDA

Olab Coiffeurs, Montreal KARINA BRASSEUR

Coupe Sculpture, Repentigny, Que. FRANK CINI

Taz Hair Co., Toronto SANDRO MACRI

Salon Collage, Toronto NICOLE PEDE

InStyle Salon & Spa, Aylmer, Ont. ALAIN PEREQUE

Freelance/Independent, Montreal TONY RICCI

Ricci Hair Co., Edmonton, Alta. MORGAN ROY

Aveda Academy Salon, Toronto SILAS TSANG

Blushes, Ottawa JULIE VRIESINGA

Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

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Canadian Salon Team BOB + PAIGE SALON

Toronto

CIVELLO SALON SPA

North York, Ont. DEEVA HAIR

Kitchener, Ont. MARC BERNIER COIFFURE

Ste-Julie, Que.

SALON COLLAGE

Toronto

SALON ESPACE C

Brossard, Que.

SALON PURE

Montreal

TAZ HAIR CO.

Toronto

THE EXPERT TEAM

Verdun, Que.

VALVANO SALON

St. Catharines, Ont.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CONTESSA 2021 FINALISTS! Elite Master Hairstylist RODRIGO ARANEDA

Olab Coiffeurs, Montreal MELISSA DUGUAY

Eccentric Hair Studio, Moncton, N.B. MICHELLE FINLAYSON

Freelance, Edmonton, Alta. SILAS TSANG

Blushes, Ottawa JULIE VRIESINGA

Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Master Colourist KRYSTEN-ASHLEY GARROD

Studio Fontana, Toronto ROSSA JURENAS

Studio Rossa, Tillsonburg, Ont. DANA LYSENG

Supernova Salon, North Vancouver DAVID VENDITTELLI

Industry Hair and Esthetics, St. Catharines, Ont. JENNIFER VERMEER

Salon Vermeer – Where Art Meets Hair, Hamilton, Ont.

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Session Hairstylist RODRIGO ARANEDA

Olab Coiffeurs, Montreal ROBIN BACON

Giovanni and Perri, Barrie, Ont. MELISSA DUGUAY

Eccentric Hair Studio, Moncton, N.B. DAT TRAN

Album Hair, Toronto DOROTHY TSANG

Blushes, Ottawa

International Hairstylist VICTOR ALONSO

Espacio Kibo by Victor Alonso, Valencia, Spain RAFAEL BUENO

Rafael Bueno Peluqueros, Málaga, Spain ROBERT BUSHY

SENSE – A Robert Bushy Salon, Madison, WI, U.S. DMITRI PAPAS

Papas and Pace, Brisbane, Australia DANNY PATO

D&M Hair Design, Auckland, New Zealand

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CONTESSA 2021 FINALISTS! Canadian Colourist ROBIN BACON

Giovanni and Perri, Barrie, Ont. MICHELLE FINLAYSON

Freelance, Edmonton, Alta. VICTORIA MACINNIS

Valentino’s Grande Salon, Whitby, Ont. MICHELLE PARGEE

Independent, Sechelt, B.C. JULIO RODRIGUEZ

Valentini Hair Design, Guelph, Ont.

Emerging Hairstylist BRITTNEY CLARKE

Giovanni and Perri, Barrie, Ont. ROBYNN GRAHAM

Hair by Robynn, Innisfil, Ont. KELLY HEROUX

Salon Espace C, Brossard, Que. LAURA METANSININE

Richardson Hair Design, Kemptville, Ont. MICHELLE NAHMAD

Blushes, Ottawa

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Freestyle FRANK DICINTIO

Salon Gaboa, Woodbridge, Ont. @frankgaboa TRACY NEWTON

Poppy Hair, Vancouver @newtonsflaws MICHELLE PARGEE

Independent, Sechelt, B.C. @michellepargee STEPHANIE SCHEWE

Salon Collage, Toronto @stephanieschewe JULIE VRIESINGA

Salon Entrenous, London, Ont. @julievriesinga

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CONTESSA 2021 FINALISTS! Alberta Hairstylist DARCIE CHAPMAN

The Black Swan Hair Co., Spruce Grove MICHELLE FINLAYSON

Freelance, Edmonton JAG MOUSSA

JagHed Couture, Calgary KELSEY SEBO

Ivory Noir Salon, Edmonton SASHA THAXTER

Sass Studio, Calgary

Atlantic Hairstylist

MELISSA DUGUAY

Eccentric Hair Studio, Moncton, N.B. HEIDI KENNEY

Heidi Kenney Hair Studio, Yarmouth, N.S. ALI PIKE

The Seahorse Salon, St. John’s, Nfld. CHELSEA SUTHERLAND

Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar, New Glasgow, N.S. ERYN WALL

The Headroom Salon & Spa, Paradise, Nfld.

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British Columbia Hairstylist HANNAH HEWITT

Axis Hair Salons, Vancouver CURTIS HUNTER

Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver JESSY JIN

Pomp and Proper Salon, Vancouver MICHAEL LEVINE

Space Salon, Vancouver DENISE MEIKLE

Salon Origins, Vancouver

Ontario Hairstylist JULIE CARR

Dragonfly Salon and Spa, St. Thomas ASHLEY LINDSAY

Valentino’s Grande Salon, Whitby JOEY MARCHESE

Bob + Paige Salon, Toronto JULIE VRIESINGA

Salon Entrenous, London ISABEL WILSON

Opus Salon and Spa, St. Thomas

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CONTESSA 2021 FINALISTS! Quebec Hairstylist VICKY BUSQUE Hangar Coiffure, Drummondville VANESSA SECONDINO Salon Deauville, Montreal KATHY SIMON Mekka, Montreal TIMOTHY SWITZER Tim et Sim, Montreal SOPHIE TESSIER Salon Larousse, Montreal

Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist COLBY BUDNICK

Salon Haze, Regina BAILLIE FYFE

Evoluir Hair Salon, Winnipeg KELLY HUNTER

Salon Venator, Winnipeg LISA SCHOOR

Cutting Loose Hair Design, Winnipeg RENN VONDYCK

Elan Hair Studio, Winnipeg

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Avant Garde Hairstylist YVES HOUDE

Atelier Mega Coiffure, Québec, Que. LUDOVIC LEROY

The Expert Team, Verdun, Que. DENISE MEIKLE

Salon Origins, Vancouver LISA SCHOOR

Cutting Loose Hair Design, Winnipeg NORM WRIGHT

Taz Hair Co., Toronto

Men’s Hairstylist BEN BARKWORTH

JustB Salon, Toronto ARAN BEATTIE

Vanity House, London, Ont. PETE GOUPIL

Salon Espace C, Brossard, Que. PAUL PEREIRA

Solo Bace, Toronto MARILYN VENDITTELLI

Industry Hair and Esthetics, St. Catharines, Ont.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CONTESSA 2021 FINALISTS! Makeup Artist MARIKA D’AUTEUIL

MD Makeup, Montreal HEIDI FLEMING

Beauty by Heidi Amelia, Morden, N.S. TIMOTHY HUNG

Timothy Hung Design Group Ltd., Vancouver FLORENCIA TAYLOR

Florencia Taylor Makeup, London, Ont. EKATERINA ULYANOFF

Freelance, Laval, Que.

Canadian Nail Artist LILIYA LEHETA

Belle Beauty Boutique, Mississauga, Ont. OLGA KHAZOVA

European Standard by Olga Khazova, Medicine Hat, Alta. ROBYN SCHWARTZ

Robyn Schwartz Nail Design, Long Creek, P.E.I. SHIRLEY TRUONG

Tips Nail Bar, Toronto ANA MAE VILLAGRACIA

Tips Nail Bar, Toronto

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Multicultural Hairstylist JANET JACKSON

JouJou Hair Studio, Etobicoke, Ont. JAE JEONG

Avant Garde Hair Salon, Vancouver MICHELLE PARGEE

Independent, Sechelt, B.C. LUKAS PRESS

Lukas Press, Toronto NORM WRIGHT

Taz Hair Co., Toronto

Texture Hairstylist ROBIN BACON

Giovanni and Perri, Barrie, Ont. APRILLE BOUCHARD

Freelance, Toronto VICKY BUSQUE

Hangar Coiffure, Drummondville, Que. JULIE CARR

Dragonfly Salon and Spa, St. Thomas, Ont. KATRINA LAPIERRE

Brennen Demelo Studio North, Barrie, Ont.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CONTESSA 2021 FINALISTS! Salon Interior Design DEFINE HAIR STUDIO

Woodbridge, Ont.

HER STUDIOS INC.

Burlington, Ont.

ONYX & IVORY

Calgary

STUDIO SO LARA

Kitchener, Ont.

TRICHOLOGY BOUTIQUE

North York, Ont.

John Steinberg Award for Community Service BEAUTY FX

Barrie, Ont.

CONCRETE BLONDE HAIR BODY

Sherwood Park, Alta.

CONNECT HAIR STUDIO

Barrie, Ont.

VALENTINI HAIR DESIGN

Guelph, Ont.

ZAZOU SALON AND ACADEMY

North Vancouver, B.C.

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CONTESSA JUDGES

A Special Thank-You to the Contessa 2021 Judges! hair Mary Royals Hair, Alamine Sydney, Australia

Sharon Sharon Blain Blain Education, Sydney Australia

Leanne Hair Shots 2 Cutler The World, Melbourne, Australia

Lisa Dinh Lisa Dinh Hair Studio, Toronto

Peter Home Grey Agency, New York

Wesley Sassoon Hanlon Academy, Toronto

Adrian Hair 91, Carew Toronto

Matthew The Wall Collins Group, Los Angeles

Robert Russell Eaton Eaton Hair, Leeds, U.K.

Ryan Trevor Forsythe Sorbie, London, U.K.

Louis Orbite, Hechter Montreal

Tracey Tracey Hughes Hughes Education, Las Vegas

It was an honour to be asked to be a judge for Contessas! I’ve always admired and had great appreciation for this industry and the beautiful collections. LISA DINH owner of Lisa Dinh Hair Studio, Toronto

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I had a great time judging the Contessa Awards. It was my first time and with so many entries, there is a lot of pressure to make the right and fair decisions. I like to consider the different factors that combine to create an outstanding total look. There were some big standouts this year. Wishing the best of luck to everyone! RYAN FORSYTHE senior director and head of education, Trevor Sorbie London, U.K.

Michael Ibiza Hair, Piastrino Melbourne, Australia

Allen Ruiz Ruiz Salon, Austin, U.S.

Alicia Saskatoon Soulier

Josie Hairology, Vilay Winnipeg, Man.

nails Chris Medulla & Wood Co., Toronto

Jessica Toronto Ellison

Elle New York Gerstein

Rita Toronto Remark

interiors

Mallory Reimagine Lennon Designs, Fredericton, N.B.

Jayne Jayne & Morehouse Company, Cleveland, U.S.

Natalie HERR Stauffer Design, Edmonton, Alta.

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2021 CONTESSA FINALISTS

Victor Alonso Espacio Kibo by Victor Alonso Valencia, Spain International Hairstylist

Rodrigo Araneda Olab Coiffeurs Montreal Canadian Hairstylist Elite Master Hairstylist Session Hairstylist

Robin Bacon Giovanni and Perri Barrie, Ont. Canadian Colourist Session Hairstylist Texture Hairstylist

Ben Barkworth JustB Salon Toronto Men’s Hairstylist

Aran Beattie Vanity House London, Ont. Men’s Hairstylist

Aprille Bouchard Freelance Toronto Texture Hairstylist

Karina Brasseur Coupe Sculpture Repentigny, Que. Canadian Hairstylist

Colby Budnick Salon Haze Regina Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist

Rafael Bueno Rafael Bueno Peluqueros Málaga, Spain International Hairstylist

Robert Bushy SENSE – A Robert Bushy Salon Madison, WI, U.S. International Hairstylist

Vicky Busque Hangar Coiffure Drummondville, Que. Quebec Hairstylist Texture Hairstylist

Julie Carr Dragonfly Salon and Spa St. Thomas, Ont. Ontario Hairstylist Texture Hairstylist

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2021 CONTESSA FINALISTS

Darcie Chapman The Black Swan Hair Co. Spruce Grove, Alta. Alberta Hairstylist

Frank Cini Taz Hair Co. Toronto Canadian Hairstylist

Brittney Clarke Giovanni and Perri Barrie, Ont. Emerging Hairstylist

Marika D’Auteuil MD Makeup Montreal Makeup Artist

Frank Dicintio Salon Gaboa Woodbridge, Ont. Freestyle

Melissa Duguay Eccentric Hair Studio Moncton, N.B. Atlantic Hairstylist Elite Master Hairstylist Session Hairstylist

Michelle Finlayson Freelance Edmonton, Alta. Alberta Hairstylist Canadian Colourist Elite Master Hairstylist

Heidi Fleming Beauty by Heidi Amelia Morden, N.S. Makeup Artist

Baillie Fyfe Evoluir Hair Salon Winnipeg Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist

Krysten-Ashley Garrod Studio Fontana Toronto Master Colourist

Pete Goupil Salon Espace C Brossard, Que. Men’s Hairstylist

Robynn Graham Hair by Robynn Innisfil, Ont. Emerging Hairstylist

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2021 CONTESSA FINALISTS

Kelly Heroux Salon Espace C Brossard, Que. Emerging Hairstylist

Hannah Hewitt Axis Hair Salons Vancouver British Columbia Hairstylist

Yves Houde Atelier Mega Coiffure Québec, Que. Avant Garde Hairstylist

Timothy Hung Timothy Hung Design Group Ltd. Vancouver Makeup Artist

Curtis Hunter Moods Hair Salon Vancouver British Columbia Hairstylist

Kelly Hunter Salon Venator Winnipeg Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist

Janet Jackson JouJou Hair Studio Etobicoke, Ont. Multicultural Hairstylist

Jae Jeong Avant Garde Hair Salon Vancouver Multicultural Hairstylist

Jessy Jin Pomp and Proper Salon Vancouver British Columbia Hairstylist

Rossa Jurenas Studio Rossa Tillsonburg, Ont. Master Colourist

Heidi Kenney Heidi Kenney Hair Studio Yarmouth, N.S. Atlantic Hairstylist

Olga Khazova European Standard by Olga Khazova Medicine Hat, Alta. Canadian Nail Artist

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2021 CONTESSA FINALISTS

Katrina Lapierre Brennen Demelo Studio North Barrie, Ont. Texture Hairstylist

Liliya Leheta Freelance Mississauga, Ont. Canadian Nail Artist

Ludovic Leroy The Expert Team Verdun, Que. Avant Garde Hairstylist

Michael Levine Space Salon Vancouver British Columbia Hairstylist

Ashley Lindsay Valentino’s Grande Salon Whitby, Ont. Ontario Hairstylist

Dana Lyseng Supernova Salon North Vancouver Master Colourist

Victoria MacInnis Valentino’s Grande Salon Whitby, Ont. Canadian Colourist

Sandro Macri Salon Collage Toronto Canadian Hairstylist

Joey Marchese Bob + Paige Salon Toronto Ontario Hairstylist

Denise Meikle Salon Origins Vancouver Avant Garde Hairstylist British Columbia Hairstylist

Laura Metansinine Richardson Hair Design Kemptville, Ont. Emerging Hairstylist

Jag Moussa JagHed Couture Calgary Alberta Hairstylist

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2021 CONTESSA FINALISTS

Michelle Nahmad Blushes Ottawa Emerging Hairstylist

Tracy Newton Poppy Hair Vancouver Freestyle

Dmitri Papas Papas and Pace Brisbane, Australia International Hairstylist

Michelle Pargee Independent Sechelt, B.C. Canadian Colourist Freestyle Multicultural Hairstylist

Danny Pato D&M Hair Design Auckland, New Zealand International Hairstylist

Nicole Pede InStyle Salon & Spa Aylmer, Ont. Canadian Hairstylist

Paul Pereira Solo Bace Toronto Men’s Hairstylist

Alain Pereque Freelance/Independent Montreal Canadian Hairstylist

Ali Pike The Seahorse Salon St. John’s, Nfld. Atlantic Hairstylist

Lukas Press Lukas Press Toronto Multicultural Hairstylist

Tony Ricci Ricci Hair Co. Edmonton, Alta. Canadian Hairstylist

Julio Rodriguez Valentini Hair Design Guelph, Ont. Canadian Colourist

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2021 CONTESSA FINALISTS

Morgan Roy Aveda Academy Salon Toronto Canadian Hairstylist

Stephanie Schewe Salon Collage Toronto Freestyle

Lisa Schoor Cutting Loose Hair Design Winnipeg Avant Garde Hairstylist Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist

Robyn Schwartz Robyn Schwartz Nail Design Long Creek, P.E.I. Canadian Nail Artist

Kelsey Sebo Ivory Noir Salon Edmonton, Alta. Alberta Hairstylist

Vanessa Secondino Salon Deauville Montreal Quebec Hairstylist

Kathy Simon Mekka Montreal Quebec Hairstylist

Chelsea Sutherland Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar New Glasgow, N.S. Atlantic Hairstylist

Timothy Switzer Tim et Sim Montreal Quebec Hairstylist

Florencia Taylor Florencia Taylor Makeup London, Ont. Makeup Artist

Sophie Tessier Salon Larousse Montreal Quebec Hairstylist

Sasha Thaxter Sass Studio Calgary Alberta Hairstylist

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2021 CONTESSA FINALISTS

Dat Tran Album Hair Toronto Session Hairstylist

Shirley Truong Tips Nail Bar Toronto Canadian Nail Artist

Dorothy Tsang Blushes Ottawa Session Hairstylist

Silas Tsang Blushes Ottawa Canadian Hairstylist Elite Master Hairstylist

Ekaterina Ulyanoff Freelance Laval, Que. Makeup Artist

David Vendittelli Industry Hair and Esthetics St. Catharines, Ont. Master Colourist

Marilyn Vendittelli Industry Hair and Esthetics St. Catharines, Ont. Men’s Hairstylist

Jennifer Vermeer Salon Vermeer – Where Art Meets Hair Hamilton, Ont. Master Colourist

Ana Mae Villagracia Tips Nail Bar Toronto Canadian Nail Artist

Renn VonDyck Elan Hair Studio Winnipeg Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist

Julie Vriesinga Salon Entrenous London, Ont. Canadian Hairstylist Elite Master Hairstylist Freestyle Ontario Hairstylist

Eryn Wall The Headroom Salon & Spa Paradise, Nfld. Atlantic Hairstylist

Isabel Wilson Opus Salon and Spa St. Thomas Ontario Hairstylist

Norm Wright Taz Hair Co. Toronto Avant Garde Hairstylist Multicultural Hairstylist

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2021 CONTESSA FINALISTS CANADIAN SALON TEAM

Bob + Paige Salon Toronto

Civello Salon Spa North York, Ont.

Deeva Hair Kitchener, Ont.

Marc Bernier Coiffure Ste-Julie, Que.

Salon Collage Toronto

Salon Espace C Brossard, Que.

Salon Pure Montreal

Taz Hair Co. Toronto

The Expert Team Verdun, Que.

Valvano Salon St. Catharines, Ont.

SALON INTERIOR DESIGN

Define Hair Studio Woodbridge, Ont.

Her Studios Inc. Burlington, Ont.

Studio So Lara Kitchener, Ont.

Onyx & Ivory Calgary

Trichology Boutique North York, Ont.

JOHN STEINBERG AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

Beauty FX Barrie, Ont.

Concrete Blonde Hair Body Sherwood Park, Alta.

Valentini Hair Design Guelph, Ont.

Connect Hair Studio Barrie, Ont.

Zazou Salon and Academy North Vancouver, B.C. « INDEX

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