Time to reveal who has made the cut and has been named a semi-finalist in the 2018 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards! See the full list below.

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Congratulations to all semi-finalists!

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Canadian Hairstylist

Jade Ahmeed, Vivid Salon, Conception Bay South, Nfld.

Curtis Anweiler, FUSS Art of Hair, Edmonton

Daniel Benoit, Salon Pure, Montreal

Anthony Crosfield, Union Salon, Vancouver

Donna Dolphy, Donna Dolphy Hair, Toronto

Melissa Duguay, Eccentric Hair Studio, Moncton, N.B.

Michelle Finlayson, Kick Hair & Body, Edmonton

Anica Iordache, Modmop Hairdressing, Ottawa

Janet Jackson, JouJou Hair Studio, Toronto

Johanna Libbey, Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver

Sandro Macri, Salon Collage, Toronto

Nazir Maherali, Zinc Hair, Vancouver

Mathieu Mainville, Local B, Montreal

Aaron O’Bryan, The Cellar Salon, Toronto

Anna Pacitto, Salon Pure, Montreal

Alain Pereque, Freelance, Montreal

Tony Ricci, Ricci Hair Co., Edmonton

Stef Toews, A Michael Levine Salon Group, Vancouver

Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Canadian Salon Team

Berns and Black, Winnipeg

Bob + Paige, Toronto

Blushes, Ottawa

Civello Salon & Spa, Toronto

Craft Academy Salon, Vancouver

Dragonfly Salon and Spa, St. Thomas, Ont.

JC Salons, Toronto

Laurel Richards Hair, Ajax, Ont.

Mint Hair Lounge, Port Moody, B.C.

Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver

Plush Salon & Spa, Medicine Hat, Alta.

Salon M Toi, Pointe Claire, Que.

Spirit Spa, Halifax, N.S.

Taz Hair Co., London, Ont.

Toque & Cie., Victoriaville, Que.

Valentino’s Grande Salon, Whitby, Ont.

Valvano Salon, St. Catharines, Ont.

W.A.C. Hair Group, Markham, Ont.

Zazou Salon and Academy, North Vancouver

Zoom Hair Studio, New Westminster, B.C.

Elite Master Hairstylist

Rodrigo Araneda, Ölab Coiffeurs, Montreal

Enrico Compierchio, Enrico Coiffeurs Stylistes, Montreal

Michael Crispel, Earth A Salon by Michael Crispel, Toronto

Johnny Cupello, JC Salons, Toronto

Marc Galati, Headlines Salon, Stouffville, Ont.

Artine Ghazarian, Artine Hair, Edmonton

Martin Hillier, The Lounge Hair Studio, Vancouver

Kelly Hunter, Salon Venator, Winnipeg

Edwin Johnston, Cutting Room Creative, Nanaimo, B.C.

Jean-Sébastien Lacombe, Studio Bob & Pine, Rouyn-Noranda, Que.

Dana Lyseng, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Daniel Naumovski, Taz Hair Co., Toronto

Anna Pacitto, Salon Pure, Montreal

Michelle Pargee, Milica SalonSpa, Langley, B.C.

Alain Pereque, Freelance, Montreal

Anne Prytullack, Solo Salon Designs, Camrose, Alta.

Kathy Simon, Mekka, Montreal

Chloe Ste-Marie, Oblic Villeray, Montreal

Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Master Colourist

Catherine Allard, Salon Odysseé, Montreal

Darci Ash, Enigma Salon/Studio, Saskatoon

Melissa Duguay, Eccentric Hair Studio, Moncton, N.B.

Michelle Finlayson, Kick Hair & Body, Edmonton

Krysten-Ashley Garrod, Studio Fontana, Toronto

Ashley Hood, Suki’s, Vancouver

Dana Lyseng, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Emily Murphy, Cavana Spa and Salon, Orillia, Ont.

Joan Novak, JoNo Hair, Whistler, B.C.

Michelle Pargee, Milica SalonSpa, Langley, B.C.

Natalia Petcu, Zoom Hair Studio, New Westminster, B.C.

Julio Rodriguez, Valentini Hair Design & Esthetics, Guelph, Ont.

Michael Shire, Holt Renfrew Salon and Spa, Toronto

Lisa Smith, Mint Hair Lounge, Port Moody, B.C.

Kelly Toms, Taz Hair Co., Toronto

Dorothy Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Renn VonDyck, Elan Hair Studio, Winnipeg

International Hairstylist

Sharon Blain, Sharon Blain Education, New South Wales, Australia

Robert Bushy, Sense: A Robert Bushy Salon, Madison, Wis.

Chad Demchuk, Michael Flores Salon, Irving, Tex.

Tracey Devine-Smith, Zoology, London, U.K.

Dallan Flint, Taylor Andrews Academy, St George, Ut.

Peter Gray, Home Agency, New York

Robert Kirby, Robert Kirby London, London, U.K.

Candice McKay, Wyatt Hairdressing & Barbering, Joannesberg, South Africa

Uros Mikic, Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney, South Australia

Sal Misseri, Kaizen Education, Chicago

Cherry Petenbrink, Salon Republic, Los Angeles

Michael Piastrino, Ibiza Hair, Melbourne, Australia

Nikki Porter, Rubi Hair Malvern, Melbourne, Australia

Angelo Seminara, Freelance, London, U.K.

Jake Thompson, Lunatic Fringe, Salt Lake City, Ut.  

Sharon Tranter, Sharon Tranter Education, Newnan, Ga.

Matthew Tyldesley, Hair by Charles & Company, Louisville, Ky.

Anne Veck, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford, U.K.

Canadian Colourist

Vanessa Bianchi, Civello Salon & Spa, Toronto

Vicky Busque, Toque & Cie, Victoriaville, Que.

Étienne Cloutier, Coiffure Cut In, Québec, Que.

Claude Comeau, Spirit Spa, Halifax

Danielle Degraaf, Creative Images Hair Studio, Woodstock, Ont.

Marlo Forsberg, High Fidelity Hair, Vancouver

Krysten-Ashley Garrod, Studio Fontana, Toronto

Simon James, Lure Salon, Vancouver

Rossa Jurenas, Studio Rossa, Tillsonburg, Ont.

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

Dana Lyseng, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Vu Nguyen, Lure Salon, Vancouver

Michael Shire, Holt Renfrew Salon and Spa, Toronto

Alann Sluser, KoKo the Salon, Edmonton

Lesley Spencer, Aveda Institute and Academy, Toronto

Tazmin Smith, Valentini Hair Design, Guelph, Ont.

Victoria Tsinokas, Valentino’s Grande Salon, Whitby, Ont.

Sabrina Tremblay, Toque & Cie, Victoriaville, Que.

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

Jennifer Vermeer, Fascinature, Hamilton, Ont.

Session Hairstylist

Rino Balzano, Taz Hair Co., Etobicoke, Ont.

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

Johnny Cupello, JC Salons, Toronto

Marie-Josée Dupuis, Coiffure Cut In, Québec, Que.

Michelle Finlayson, Kick Hair & Body, Edmonton

Martin Hillier, The Lounge Hair Studio, Vancouver

Duyen Huynh, DH Studio, Scarborough, Ont. 

Anica Iordache, Modmop Hairdressing, Ottawa

Edwin Johnston, Cutting Room Creative, Nanaimo, B.C.

Kirsten McIntosh, Freelance, Oakville, Ont.

Derrick Rutherford, Valentini Hair Design, Guelph, Ont.

Stephanie Schewe, Salon Collage, Etobicoke, Ont.

Courtney Simpson, Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Charles Stevens, La Marca Salon & Barber, Oshawa, Ont.

Mickey Svircevic, Freelance, Thornhill, Ont.

Timothy Switzer, Timothy and Co. Salon and Spa, Oshawa, Ont.

Sophie Tessier, La Rousse Espace Beauté, Montreal

Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Heather Wenman, Studio H, London, Ont.

Texture Hairstylist

Robin Bacon, Giovanni and Perri, Barrie, Ont.

Julie Carr, Dragonfly Salon and Spa, St. Thomas, Ont.

Samuel Chabot, Coiffure Le Saint, Québec, Que.

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

Dani Jackson-Scopazzi, W.A.C. Hair Group, Markham, Ont.

Mathieu Mainville, Local B, Montreal

Heather O’Reilly, Virtue Beauty Boutique at Tru Salon Suites, Mount Pearl, Nfld.

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

Dustin Schumann, Freelance, London, Ont.

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Men’s Hairstylist        

Ben Barkworth, JustB Salon, Toronto

Yanick Chartrand-Kravitz, Brossés, Montreal

Ian Daburn, Barber & Co., Vancouver

Marie-Justine Deziel, Freelance, Montreal

Pete Goupil, Salon Espace C, Brossard, Que.

Mathieu Mainville, Local B, Montreal

Karly Menzies, Cutting Room Creative, Nanaimo, B.C.

Hassan Nasser, Avalon Salon, Calgary

Adam O’Callaghan, Victory Barber and Brand, Vancouver

Paul Pereira, Solo Bace, Toronto

Avant Garde Hairstylist

Travis Battaglia, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Ray Civello, Civello Salon & Spa, North York, Ont.

Kim Garneau, Coiffure Cut In, Québec, Que.

Yves Houde, Atelier Mega Coiffure, Québec, Que.

Maxime Ouellet, Salon NO: 1 Coiffure, Québec, Que.

Ludovic Leroy-Vigier, Rayko Coiffure, Lasalle, Que.

Stéphane Scotto di Cesare, Freelance, Montreal

Lindsay Overland, The Studio Hair Design and Spa, Burlington, Ont.

Dorothy Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Multicultural Hairstylist

Jenny Bell, Headlines Salon, Stouffville, Ont.

Samuel Chabot, Coiffure Le Saint, Québec, Que.

Amber George, Verve Hair Lounge, North Vancouver

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

Gwen Nguyen, Suki’s Pop, Vancouver

Vu Nguyen, Lure Salon, Vancouver

Adam O’Callaghan, Victory Barber and Brand, Vancouver

Dustin Schumann, Freelance, London, Ont.

Tanya Sullivan, Craft Academy Salon, Vancouver

Mellissa Toma, FUSS Art of Hair, Edmonton

Makeup Artist

Gabrielle Brulotte, Freelance, Québec, Que.

Marika D’Auteuil, MD Makeup, Montreal

Annie DiNovo, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Oleksandra Gavrylenko, Alisa MUA, Richmond Hill, Ont.

Heidi Fleming, Beauty by Heidi Amelia, Aylesford, N.S.

Cheryl Gushue, Cheryl Gushue, Toronto

Vivien Paragi, Valentini Hair Design, Guelph, Ont.

Ashley Prestage, LUXE Beauty Studio, Port Perry, Ont.

Florencia Taylor, Florencia Taylor Makeup, London, Ont.

Ekaterina Ulyanoff, Ekaterina Ulyanoff Makeup Artistry, Montreal

Canadian Nail Artist

Alexandra Chrustel, Nails By Alexandra, Barrie, Ont.

Danielle Clark, Trabbit Nail Creations, Grand Forks, B.C.

Ashly Harding, Her Majesty’s Pleasure, Toronto

Yuliana Hazda, Her Majesty’s Pleasure, Toronto

Clara Kang, Her Majesty’s Pleasure, Toronto

Nargis Khan, Tips Nail Bar, Toronto

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

Naomi Misu, Tips Nail Bar, Toronto

Anick Pouliot, Anick Pouliot, Levis, Que.

Shirley Truong, Tips Nail Bar, Toronto

New Hairstylist

Page Agostino, Valvano Salon, St. Catharines, Ont.

Vanessa Bouchard, Morini, Québec, Que.

Eloise Chiew, Suki’s South Granville, Vancouver

Kailey Cooper, Axis Hair Salon, Vancouver

Jesse Ervin, Civello Salon, Toronto

Sasha Gagne, Koko the Salon, Edmonton

Lauren Kastner, Salon Augustin, Pierrefonds, Que.

Madison Rokeby, Instyle Salon and Spa, Alymer, Ont.

Dustin Schumann, Freelance, London, Ont.

John Seo, Taz Hair Co., Etobicoke, Ont.

Student/Apprentice Hairstylist

Kate Bosma, Pretty & Co, Beamsville, Ont.

Emma-Lynn Bouliane, Scissors Hair Studios, Ottawa

Angela Debono, Taz Hair Co., Etobicoke, Ont.

Avriel Jackson, Define Hair Design, Burlington, Ont.

Laura Metansinine, Maria Bikas Salon, London, Ont.

Dorothy Nguyen, Suki’s Salon and Academy, Vancouver

Silvia Pensato, Craft Academy Salon, East Vancouver

Emma Porcellato, Acqua Quebec Studio and Retreat, Guelph, Ont.

Jacob Russell, Fiorio Beauty Academy, Toronto

Aron Wong, Suki’s Salon and Academy, Vancouver

Alberta Hairstylist

Danielle Barbey, Ricci Hair Co., Edmonton

Jenna Bosch, Plush Salon & Spa, Medicine Hat

Shayne Harrison, Cutting Room Floor, Calgary

Amber Kennedy, Koko the Salon, Edmonton

Simone Pettigrew, SimoneZ Studio, Edmonton

Samantha Rackett, LUSThair Salon, Calgary

Beverly Robertson, Meraki Hair Studio, Calgary

Alannah Zilkowsky, Rock Paper Hair Designs, Sherwood Park

Atlantic Hairstylist

Leo Byrne, The Hair Factory, St. John’s, Nfld.

Olivia Chafe, Olivia Chafe Salon Studio by Tru Salon Suites, Mount Pearl, Nfld.

Claude Comeau, Spirit Spa, Halifax, N.S.

Vikki Headley, Chatters Mount Pearl, Mount Pearl, Nfld.

Laura Kelly, Spirit Spa, Middle Sackville, N.S.

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

Alicia Langille, Imagine Salon and Spa, Bedford, N.S.

Heather O’Reilly, Virtue Beauty Boutique at Tru Salon Suites, Mount Pearl, Nfld.

Kerri-Lynn Perham, Virtue Beauty Boutique at Tru Salon Suites, Mount Pearl, Nfld.

Jamie Ryan, The Signature Salon, St. John’s, Nfld.

British Columbia Hairstylist

Travis Battaglia, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Marlo Forsberg, High Fidelity Hair, Vancouver

Amber George, Verve Hair Lounge, North Vancouver

Curtis Hunter, Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver

Simon James, Lure Salon, Vancouver

Dana Lyseng, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Amanda McIlmoyl, Salon Gloss Hair Design & Skin Care Studio Ltd., Coquitlam

Joan Novak, JoNo Hair, Whistler

Mouna Sadrnia, Suki’s South Granville, Vancouver

Loretta Tom, Salon Haze, Vancouver

Ontario Hairstylist

Christopher Asta, Harmony Hair Care, Peterborough

Robin Bacon, Giovanni and Perri, Barrie

Julie Carr, Dragonfly Salon and Spa, St. Thomas

Danielle Degraaf, Creative Images Hair Studio, Woodstock

Connor Lange, Bob + Paige, Toronto

Tracy Newton, Aveda Institute Toronto, Toronto

Nicole Pede, InStyle Salon & Spa, Aylmer

Stephanie Schewe, Salon Collage, Etobicoke

Dustin Schumann, Freelance, London

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London

Quebec Hairstylist

Nadia Abouwaked, Effusion, Montreal

Francis Bouchard, Oblic Villeray, Montreal

Vicky Busque, Toque & Cie., Victoriaville

Samuel Chabot, Coiffure Le Saint, Québec

Jean-Sebastien Chalut, O Salon, Montreal

Vincent DiPlacido, Sadiva Coiffure, Laval

Marie-Josée Dupuis, Coiffure Cut In, Québec

Mathieu Mainville, Local B, Montreal

Karine Savard, Salon Kà, Baie-Comeau

Tommy L. Tremblay, Oblic Villeray, Montreal

Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist

Kayla Deics, The Make-up Lounge and Style Bar, Regina, Sask.

Tara Friedrich, Salon Haze, Regina, Sask.

Kelly Hunter, Salon Venator, Winnipeg

Kelsie Kitzul, ChelSalonSpa, Saskatoon

Jason Lachance, Pink Star Hair Design, Winnipeg

Colleen Lamirande, Verde Salon, Winnipeg

Aaron Macri, Scissors and Spice, Regina, Sask.

April McDougald, IRON Beauty, Regina, Sask.

Lisa Schoor, Cutting Loose Hair Design, Winnipeg

Alicia Soulier, Capelli Salon Studio Inc., Saskatoon

Salon Interior Design

Concrete Blonde & Concrete Barbers Southfort, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.

Concrete Blonde Hair & Body, Sherwood Park, Alta.

Euro Reflections Hair Studio – Spa – Medi Spa, Kitchener, Ont.

Industry Hair and Esthetics, St. Catharines, Ont.

Kroma Salon, King City, Ont.

Verde Salon, Winnipeg

John Steinberg Award for Community Service

Connect Hair Studio, Barrie, Ont.

Jonni’s Styling Studio, Kamloops, B.C.

Nova Vita Salon, London, Ont.

Studio H, London, Ont.

The Green Hair Spa, Stratford, Ont.