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Salon Collage Creative Director Sandro Macri Wins Avant Garde Hairstylist of The Year (Toronto, ON) – Sandro Macri, Creative Director of Salon Collage, won Avant Garde Hairstylist of The Year at the 23rd annual Contessa Awards held this past November in Toronto, Canada. “Not only is being chosen as a finalist in The Contessas something I’m truly proud of accomplishing,” says Marci, “but winning the award for Avant Garde Hairstylist of The Year, and going up against my peers—some of the best in the business—is truly an incredible honour.”

The winning Avant Garde Hairsylist of The Year images

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Inspired by a painting, Macri sat down with artist Trilby Reeves who sketched out the images Macri described from the vision he had in his head. “I wanted to have floating women in the sky, hair inspired with many different textures shapes and forms,” says Macri. “In our industry the sky is the limit and we should always test the boundaries of our work.”

The sketches by artist Trilby Reeves

About The Contessa Awards The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards—the Contessas—are the gold standard in Canadian beauty awards with the longest-running track record of excellence. Since 1988, each year the Contessas bring the best of Canada’s talent together to measure their creativity in a photobased competition. The Contessas are open to all licensed beauty professionals, from coast to coast.

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Sandro Macri At the forefront of the beauty and entertainment industries, Sandro Macri brings his creativity and dedication to the hair dressing industry in every project he undertakes. With more than 25 years experience, award-winning stylist, Sandro Macri has long been recognized for his vision and accomplishments. A master of his craft, Sandro’s aesthetic is best described as effortlessly chic, natural and sexy, but most importantly, it’s his charismatic charm and intuitive ability to understand and interpret his clients’ wishes that makes him truly exceptional. His work complements both their personality and personal style, bringing beauty to the foreground with an uncomplicated and fresh approach. Sandro’s talent has garnered him numerous awards and accolades such as a six-time finalist in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards, The Canadian Hairdressing Awards: Top Ten in Canada and The Contessa Awards Avant Garde Hairstylist of the Year, but his extensive resume extends far beyond the hair dressing industry. A true visionary, Sandro is an active participant in the Toronto International Film Festival and creative director for Blake McGrath’s MTV Canada Music Videos, international and Canadian TV shows, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, Deal or No Deal, City TV, Breakfast Television, Next Star, Maxed Out, and Dollar and Cents.

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Sandro’s training has taken him across North America from New York to California in order to study under legendary stylists, Vidal Sassoon, Martin Parsons, Sebastian and Tony & Guy. Expanding his knowledge and growing his portfolio has allowed Sandro the freedom to work with editorial clients and his artistic vision has landed him on the glossy pages of international beauty magazines. His talent has earned him an impeccable reputation and he is a sought-after private stylist for numerous celebrities.

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Salon Collage With an impressive roster of combined experience, Salon Collage is a leader in today’s beauty industry and is known for its progressive hair design and commitment to style. A full service salon, this award-winning team boasts an upbeat and innovative approach to cutting, styling and colouring. Combined with an in-depth knowledge and a vast expertise of the latest trends and fashion-forward styles ensure that the stylists at Salon Collage are always on the cutting edge of beauty. This talented team of stylists and colourists have been featured in fashion and beauty editorials for The Toronto Star and The National Post newspapers and magazines including industry publications Salon magazine and Canadian Hairdresser magazine. Not only was Salon Collage the stylists for Fashion Cares 2012, the 25th Anniversary celebration with Sir Elton John, but they have been the key hair stylists for television shows such as Deal or No Deal, Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grade, and YTV’s The Next Star, which is taped on location at the salon. The Salon and its team have also found success at countless competitions and awards galas including the prestigious Global Salon Business Awards, The Contessa Awards, the L'Oréal Colour Trophy, The Mirror Awards and were back-to-back winners at the Davines World Wide Colour & Styling competition in both Italy and Germany.

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Located at 750 The Queensway, in Etobicoke, Ontario, Salon Collage routinely gives back to the community in the form of charitable contributions and donations of both time and talent, most recently donating $10,000 to the Brain Tumor Research Center at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

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