The 29th Annual Contessa Awards Are Coming to Toronto…

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Have you heard of The Contessa Awards? The Contessa Awards are the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards! To put it into perspective, think about the Oscars award show, but for the world of hairstyling. It’s quite the big deal!


The big show is happening in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre on Sunday, November 12, 2017. This is Canada’s most prestigious and long-running hairdressing competition. This event is where some of the biggest names in hairstyling will be, including Aveda’s Ray Civello, multiple award-winning hairstylist Edwin Johnston from Nanaimo,B.C., and all the major haircare brands, such as: L’Oréal Professionnel, Wella, Goldwell, Moroccanoil and more.

The awards are won by the best of the best in categories such as Canadian Hairstylist, Salon Team, Elite Master Hairstylist, Master Colourist, and the list goes on. This event extends from professionally certified hairstylists to nail and makeup artists as well. Consider it the biggest professional beauty awards in Canada!

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When I say it is similar to an Oscar-like event, I was not kidding. It may not be star-studded with Hollywood actors and actresses, but it will have the best in the hairstyling industry. It starts with cocktails, followed by a three-course dinner, finding out the actual award winners, and leaving with a swag bag.

This year Contessa are partnering  with the Movember Foundation, who is developing a curriculum for barbers to become “Movember Certified”, so they can spot signs of mental health distress in their male clients. Movember understands the relatiobship between barber and client, and how much trust a client can place in the safety of a conversation with their barber, and want to use this as a tool for change.

Share your excitement using the #Contessa2017 hashtag on social media! It’s always so exciting to see which hairstyling experts win all of these very prestigious awards. You can also learn more about some of the luxurious hair products featured in the photo below.





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