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14 Message from the Producers
16 Gala Itinerary
See the show order of tonight’s award categories and presentations.
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!
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
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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
CIVELLO SALON SPA
North York, Ont. DEEVA HAIR
Kitchener, Ont. MARC BERNIER COIFFURE
SALON ESPACE C
TAZ HAIR CO.
THE EXPERT TEAM
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
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
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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
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
HER STUDIOS INC.
ONYX & IVORY
STUDIO SO LARA
North York, Ont.
John Steinberg Award for Community Service BEAUTY FX
CONCRETE BLONDE HAIR BODY
Sherwood Park, Alta.
CONNECT HAIR STUDIO
VALENTINI HAIR DESIGN
ZAZOU SALON AND ACADEMY
North Vancouver, B.C.
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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
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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