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Q&A With Makeup Artist Kelsey Fitzpatrick

Q&A With Makeup Artist Kelsey Fitzpatrick

For Contessa 28 finalist Kelsey Fitzpatrick’s Makeup Artist of the Year collection,&...

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Behind the Scenes with Moroccanoil at Contessa 2018

Behind the Scenes with Moroccanoil at Contessa 2018

  For the 2018 Contessa Awards, we asked our audience: “What Inspires You?&rdq...

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Contessa 2018: Behind the Scenes with Wella Professionals

Contessa 2018: Behind the Scenes with Wella Professionals

Featuring cutting-edge hairstyling and colour, Wella Professionals’ presentation a...

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The Contessa 2018 Winners

The Contessa 2018 Winners

Congratulations to the Contessa 2018 winners! Salon Magazine (the producers of the Cana...

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The Contessa 2018 Fan Favourite Finalists!

The Contessa 2018 Fan Favourite Finalists!

Competition was fierce for this year’s Fan Favourite award! You’ve cast your...

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Contessa 2018 Finalists on Breakfast Television!

Contessa 2018 Finalists on Breakfast Television!

Our 2018 Contessa Awards host, Bill Rowley, joined Toronto’s Breakfast Television ho...

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Countdown to Contessa 29!

Countdown to Contessa 29!

We’re counting down the days to the 29th annual Contessa Awards! Get ready to be c...

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The 2018 Contessa Awards Finalists!

The 2018 Contessa Awards Finalists!

The wait is over! We’re excited to share the finalists list for the 2018 Contessa Aw...

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Announcing the Semi-Finalists for Contessa 2018!

Announcing the Semi-Finalists for Contessa 2018!

Time to reveal who has made the cut and has been named a semi-finalist in the 2018 Canadia...

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Contessa 29: What You Need to Know for This Year's Awards!

Contessa 29: What You Need to Know for This Year's Awards!

Save the Date It’s official: The Contessa 29 gala is set for Sunday, November 12, 2...

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Contessa 2017 Collega Aveda Presentation

Contessa 2017 Collega Aveda Presentation

With a conscious vision for the future and an understanding of the huge threat the global ...

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Contessa 2017 Moroccanoil Presentation

Contessa 2017 Moroccanoil Presentation

International editorial stylist and Moroccanoil national educator Peter Gray took the crea...

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Behind-the-Scenes with Moroccanoil at Contessa 2017

Behind-the-Scenes with Moroccanoil at Contessa 2017

International editorial stylist and Moroccanoil national educator Peter Gray led the cre...

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Contessa 2017: Q&A with Kristjan Hayden of Aveda Canada

Contessa 2017: Q&A with Kristjan Hayden of Aveda Canada

With a conscious vision for the future, Kristjan Hayden, creative director for Aveda Can...

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About Sunday Night: Contessa 2017 Gala Highlights

About Sunday Night: Contessa 2017 Gala Highlights

So about Sunday night, that was a lot of fun, right? Basically, we promised it would be th...

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The Contessa 2017 Winners

The Contessa 2017 Winners

Salon Magazine, (the producers of the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards) would like ...

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See the Contessa 2017 Fan Favourite Finalists

See the Contessa 2017 Fan Favourite Finalists

You’ve cast your ballots, your votes have been tallied and we officially have your...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Mandy MacFadden

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Mandy MacFadden

Contessa 2016 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year winner and Contessa 2012 Ontario Hairstylis...

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What if we had a Contessa Award…for Cat Hairstyling?

What if we had a Contessa Award…for Cat Hairstyling?

We had a crazy thought in the office one day: What if the Contessa Awards...was for cats? ...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: local B Salon Team

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: local B Salon Team

Mathieu Mainville, one-third of the winning Contessa 2016 Canadian Salon Team local B...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Palma N'Sheluvzit

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Palma N'Sheluvzit

Contessa 2016 Avant Garde Hairstylist winner, Palma N'Sheluvzit, reveals her inspiration f...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Crystal Dawn Malchuk

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Crystal Dawn Malchuk

Contessa 2016 Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist Winner, Crystal Dawn Malchuk, shares why s...

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Contessa 2017 Finalists List

Contessa 2017 Finalists List

The 28th annual Contessa Awards finalists have been announced! After months of shooting, e...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Ann-Marie Goupil

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Ann-Marie Goupil

Contessa 2016 Canadian colourist winner, Ann-Marie Goupil, shares her one piece of advice ...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Curtis Anweiler

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Curtis Anweiler

Contessa 2016 Alberta Hairstylist winner, Curtis Anweiler, shares his secret weapons and e...

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2017 Contessa Semi-Finalists Announced!

2017 Contessa Semi-Finalists Announced!

It’s official! The 28th annual Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards semi-finalist...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: John Seo

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: John Seo

John Seo, Contessa 2016 Student-Apprentice Hairstylist winner, perfectly explains what it...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Marilyn Vendittelli

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Marilyn Vendittelli

Contessa 2016 Session Hairstylist winner, Marilyn Vendittelli, shares her favourite produc...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Melissa Duguay

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Melissa Duguay

Melissa Duguay, Contessa 2016 Atlantic Hairstylist of the Year, shares her styling influen...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Johanna Libbey

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Johanna Libbey

Johanna Libbey, Contessa 2016 Multicultural Hairstylist of the Year winner, shares her adv...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Freddy Sim

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Freddy Sim

Contessa 2016 BC Hairstylist of the Year winner, Freddy Sim, shares what inspires his crea...

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5 Reasons to Enter the Contessa Atlantic Hairstylist of the Year Category

5 Reasons to Enter the Contessa Atlantic Hairstylist of the Year Category

It’s that time of year again. Thinking of your Contessa entries? Of course you are! ...

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10 Reasons to Enter the Contessas

10 Reasons to Enter the Contessas

1. Get your creative out. Sure you love being behind the chair every day, but this is you ...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Dorothy Tsang

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Dorothy Tsang

Contessa 2016 Men's Hairstylist of the Year winner, Dorothy Tsang, explains how she plans ...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Julie Vriesinga

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Julie Vriesinga

We caught up with Julie Vriesinga, Contessa 2016 Texture Hairstylist of the Year winner, o...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Guylaine Martel

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Guylaine Martel

We caught up with the Contessa 2016 Elite Maste Hairstylist, Guylaine Martel, to learn how...

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Schwarzkopf Professional's Flowers Segment at the 2016 Contessa Awards

Schwarzkopf Professional's Flowers Segment at the 2016 Contessa Awards

Taking the creative lead for the Schwarzkopf Professional team, Paul Pereira takes inspi...

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Redken’s Birds of Prey Segment at the 2016 Contessa Awards

Redken’s Birds of Prey Segment at the 2016 Contessa Awards

In the first-ever men’s segment, Redken showcases men’s styling through Bird...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: David Vendittelli

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: David Vendittelli

Hairstylist David Vendittelli from Valvano Salon Spa in Niagara, Ontario, and Contessa 201...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Christopher Asta

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Christopher Asta

We caught up with Christopher Asta from Harmony Hair Care, Contessa 2016 Ontario Hairstyli...

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Wella Professionals’ Birds Segment at the 2016 Contessa Awards

Wella Professionals’ Birds Segment at the 2016 Contessa Awards

For our Birds segment, the Wella team, with Mirella Rota Sementilli, Daniel Di Tommaso a...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Chantel Allen

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Chantel Allen

Chantel Allen, Hair Extensions Artist of the Year winner, has been working with hair exten...

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Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Heidi Kenney

Contessa 2016 Winners Series: Heidi Kenney

On her first time entering the Master Colourist of the Year category, Heidi Kenney proves ...

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CND Nails the Tips at #Contessa2016

CND Nails the Tips at #Contessa2016

In order to bring together a Contessa segment seamlessly, each aspect needs to be well exe...

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Contessa 2016 Awards Gala Highlights

Contessa 2016 Awards Gala Highlights

Experience all the highlights of the 27th annual Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards G...

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The 27th Annual Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Award Gala

The 27th Annual Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Award Gala

Last night, November 8th, the Contessa 2016 winners were revealed at the Westin Harbour Ca...

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The Contessa 2016 Winners

The Contessa 2016 Winners

Salon Magazine, (the producers of the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards, would like ...

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Contessa 2016 Finalist List

Contessa 2016 Finalist List

The 27th annual Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards finalists have been announced! Aft...

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2016 Contessa Semi-Finalists Announced!

2016 Contessa Semi-Finalists Announced!

The 27th annual Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards semi-finalists have been...

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Creating a Contessa Collection: Marie-Josée Dupuis

Creating a Contessa Collection: Marie-Josée Dupuis

Marie-Josée Dupuis is an avid fan of competitions, having been a Contessa finalist and win...

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7 Things You May Have Missed at the 2014 Contessa Awards

7 Things You May Have Missed at the 2014 Contessa Awards

Even if you attended the 2014 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards, you may still have ...

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Contessa 2014 Gala Photos

Contessa 2014 Gala Photos

See our photo round-up from the 26th annual Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards, one o...

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2014 Contessa Gala Mani Cam Photos

2014 Contessa Gala Mani Cam Photos

The 2014 Contessa Gala showcased some seriously glamorous looks this year, and the guests ...

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2015 Contessa Winners Revealed at 26th Gala Awards

2015 Contessa Winners Revealed at 26th Gala Awards

Over 1,000 beauty professionals gathered in the ballroom of the Westin Harbour Castle in T...

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The 2015 Contessa Winners

The 2015 Contessa Winners

Salon Magazine, (the producers of the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards, would like ...

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Contessa 2015 Finalists List

Contessa 2015 Finalists List

Congratulations to the 2015 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Finalists! This year’s calibe...

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Contessa 2015 Semi-finalists List

Contessa 2015 Semi-finalists List

The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards semi-finalists have been announced! The final...

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15 hilarious & heartwarming Contessa gala quotes

15 hilarious & heartwarming Contessa gala quotes

The cameras are always on at the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards! We're constantly...

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2014 Contessa Winners Revealed at Gala in Toronto

2014 Contessa Winners Revealed at Gala in Toronto

On Sunday Nov. 10, 2013, nearly 1,100 beauty professionals gathered in the ballroom of the...

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2014 Contessa Winner’s List

2014 Contessa Winner’s List

Salon Magazine congratulates all of the 2014 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Award winner...

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25 Reasons to go to the Contessas

25 Reasons to go to the Contessas

The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards are the longest running and most prestigious a...

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2014 Contessa Finalists Announced

2014 Contessa Finalists Announced

Congratulations and good luck to all of the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards’ final...

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Contessa 2014 Semi-finalists Announced

Contessa 2014 Semi-finalists Announced

Congratulations to this year's Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Award’s semi-finalists! Wi...

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Contessa Gala 2012 Photo Slideshow

Contessa Gala 2012 Photo Slideshow

See photos from the presentations, cocktail party and a few behind-the-scenes photos of on...

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2013 Contessa Winners Crowned at Gala

2013 Contessa Winners Crowned at Gala

Who: Twenty-three of the best beauty pros in Canada were awarded the top prize in hai...

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Contessa 2013 Winners Unveiled

Contessa 2013 Winners Unveiled

Salon Magazine congratulates all of the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Award winners for...

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Contessa 2013 Winners Unveiled

Contessa 2013 Winners Unveiled

Salon Magazine congratulates all of the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Award winners for...

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What To Wear To The Contessas

What To Wear To The Contessas

The staff here at Salon Magazine often get asked “What should I wear the Contessa gala?” ...

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Where do you keep your Contessa?

Where do you keep your Contessa?

We have a winner! That’s the announcement that finalists are no doubt waiting to hear as w...

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See the Contessa Finalists' Collections!

See the Contessa Finalists' Collections!

View the gorgeous collections that made the final cut in the Canadian Hairstylist of the Y...

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See the Contessa Finalists' Collections!

See the Contessa Finalists' Collections!

View the gorgeous collections that made the final cut in the Canadian Hairstylist of the Y...

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