Congratulations to the Contessa 2018 winners!

Salon Magazine (the producers of the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards) is proud to showcase the inspiring work of hairstylists, colourists, makeup and nail artists who continue to push their creative boundaries. Cheers to all winners and finalists!

Whether you missed the show, or want to relive the excitement, you can catch the webcast of the 2018 Contessa Awards gala at for a limited time. To see all the winning collections, visit our Contessa winners and finalists gallery

Canadian Hairstylist

Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Makeup: Lan Nguyen-Grealis

Wardrobe: Jared Green

Photos: John Rawson

Canadian Salon Team

Dragonfly Salon and Spa, St. Thomas, Ont.

Hairstylists: Julie Carr, Tori Frappier, Lucy Phillips, Tess Intven

Makeup: Florencia Taylor

Photos: Paula Tizzard

Elite Master Hairstylist

Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Makeup: Lan Nguyen-Grealis

Wardrobe: Jared Green

Photos: John Rawson

Master Colourist

Michelle Finlayson, Kick Hair & Body, Edmonton

Makeup: Renee Rampersad

Wardrobe: Michelle Finlayson

Photos: Con Boland

International Hairstylist

Uros Mikic, Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney, South Australia

Makeup: Kylie O'Toole

Wardrobe: Elaine Marshall

Photos: Andrew O'Toole

Canadian Colourist

Rossa Jurenas, Studio Rossa, Tillsonburg, Ont.

Makeup: Aya Kudo

Wardrobe: Nikko Kefalas

Photos: Damien Carney

Session Hairstylist

Duyen Huynh, DH Studio, Scarborough, Ont.

Makeup: Cheryl Gushue

Wardrobe: Cheryl Gushue

Nail Artist: Cheryl Gushue

Photos: Natasha Gerschon

Texture Hairstylist

Robin Bacon, Giovanni and Perri, Barrie, Ont.

Makeup: Florencia Taylor

Wardrobe: Adrian Arnieri

Photos: Paula Tizzard

Men’s Hairstylist       

Yanick Chartrand-Kravitz, Brossés, Montreal

Makeup: Catherine Brunelle

Wardrobe: Yanick Chartrand-Kravitz

Photos: Simon Bonnallie

Avant Garde Hairstylist

Kim Garneau, Coiffure Cut In, Québec, Que.

Makeup: Nancy Labbee

Wardrobe: Marie-Josée Dupuis

Photos: Alain Comtois

Multicultural Hairstylist

Adam O’Callaghan, Victory Barber and Brand, Vancouver

Makeup: Ting Yang

Wardrobe: Adam O’Callaghan

Photos: Dominic Chan

Makeup Artist

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

Photos: Denis Duquette

Canadian Nail Artist

Shirley Truong, Tips Nail Bar, Toronto

Makeup: Brittany Sinclair

Wardrobe: Tricia Hall

Photos: Joseph Saraceno

New Hairstylist

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

Makeup: Jennifer Chin

Wardrobe: Ella Park

Photos: Natasha Gerschon

Student/Apprentice Hairstylist

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

Makeup: Melanie White

Wardrobe: Angela Debono

Photos: Natasha Gerschon

Alberta Hairstylist

Beverly Robertson, Meraki Hair Studio, Calgary

Makeup: Alison Sharp

Wardrobe: Cassandra Antonangeli

Photos: Allysandra Cervantes

Atlantic Hairstylist

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

Makeup: Giancarlo Intini

Photos: Giancarlo Intini

British Columbia Hairstylist

Marlo Forsberg, High Fidelity Hair, Vancouver

Makeup: Marlo Forsberg

Photos: Kale Friesen

Ontario Hairstylist

Tracy Newton, Aveda Institute and Academy, Toronto

Makeup: Hassan Haque

Wardrobe: Thea Acierno

Photos: Natasha Gerschon

Quebec Hairstylist

Jean-Sebastien Chalut, O Salon, Montreal

Makeup: Win Liu

Wardrobe: Jean-Sebastien Chalut

Photos: Alain Comtois

Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist

Alicia Soulier, Capelli Salon Studio Inc., Saskatoon

Makeup: Sara Lindsay

Photos: Nicole Romanoff

Salon Interior Design

Verde Salon, Winnipeg

Photos: Brian Buettner

The John Steinberg Award for Community Service

Studio H, London, Ont.

Fan Favourite

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

Category: Canadian Colourist

Hairstylist: Marilyn Vendittelli

Makeup: Meaghan B Gregory

Wardrobe: Marilyn Vendittelli

Photos: Kale Friesen

Image credit: Hair: Silas Tsang; Makeup: Lan Nguyen-Grealis; Styling: Jared Green; Photo: John Rawson