It’s official! The 28th annual Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards semi-finalists have been announced! See all the semi-finalists listed below.

Next up: narrowing this list down to our #Contessa2017 finalists. Sign up for our newsletter (if you haven’t already) to get early access to our finalists list to be announced October 9 (October 10 online).

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Congratulations to all of this year’s semi-finalists!

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Canadian Hairstylist

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

Curtis Anweiler, FUSS Art of Hair, Edmonton

Karina Brasseur, Coupe Sculpture, Repentigny, Que.

Vincent DiPlacido, Sadiva Coiffure, Laval, Que.

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

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

Mathieu Hubert, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Rossa Jurenas, Studio Rossa, Tillsonburg, Ont.

Johanna Libbey, Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver

Guylaine Martel, Guylaine Martel Artistes Coiffeurs, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que.

Daniel Naumovski, Taz Hair Co., Toronto

Alain Pereque, Salon Saco Drummond, Montreal

Tony Ricci, Ricci Hair Co., Edmonton

Vanessa Secondino, Salon Pure, Montreal

Kathy Simon, Mekka, Montreal

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

Chad Taylor, Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver

Stef Toews, A Michael Levine Salon Group, Vancouver

Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Canadian Salon Team

A Michael Levine Salon Group, Vancouver

Black2Blond, Vancouver

Blushes, Ottawa

Civello Salon & Spa, Toronto

Coiffure Cut In, Québec, Que.

Cutting Room Creative, Nanaimo, B.C.

Fatehairsalon, Burlington, Ont.

Monokrome Salon, Montreal

Oblic Villeray, Montreal

Opus Salon and Spa, St. Thomas, Ont.

Plush Salon & Spa, Medicine Hat, Alta.

Salon Collage, Toronto

Salon Cyan, London, Ont.

Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Salon Pure, Montreal

Suki’s Salon, Spa and Academy, Vancouver

Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Tim et Sim L’experience Coiffure, Montreal

Valvano Salon Spa, St. Catharines, Ont.

Zoom Hair Studio, New Westminster, B.C.

Elite Master Hairstylist

Andor Bubelenyi, FUSS Art of Hair, Edmonton

Melita Campellone, J’aime Coiffure, Montreal

Adrian Carew, Hair 91 Inc., Toronto

Frank Cini, Taz Hair Co., Toronto

Michael Crispel, Earth A Salon by Michael Crispel, Toronto

Donna Dolphy, Donna Dolphy Hair, Toronto

Marc Galati, Headlines Salon, Stouffville, Ont.

Rossa Jurenas, Studio Rossa, Tillsonburg, Ont.

Isabelle Lachance, Oblic Styliste et Coloriste Inc., Montreal

Ludovic Leroy, Rayko Coiffure, LaSalle, Que.

Alain Pereque, Salon Saco Drummond, Montreal

Kathy Simon, Mekka, Montreal

Dylan Sit, Civello Salon & Spa, Toronto

Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Antoine Vadacchino, Salon Pure, Montreal

Master Colourist

Eve Champagne, Rayko Coiffure, LaSalle, Que.

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

Michelle Finlayson, Kick Hair & Body, Edmonton

Alma Head, Alma’s Family Hair Salon, Sydney, N.S.

Rossa Jurenas, Studio Rossa, Tillsonburg, Ont.

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

Dana Lyseng, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

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

Audrey Adrine Petrosyan, Hair by Audrey Adrine, Toronto

Caroline Robitaille, Coiffure Caroline Robitaille, Repentigny, Que.

Michael Shire, Holt Renfrew Salon and Spa, Toronto

Marlo Steenman, The Glamour Box, St. Albert, Alta.

Kelly Toms, Robert Dunne Salon, Toronto

Canadian Colourist

Rodrigo Araneda, ÖLAb Coiffeurs, Montreal

Danielle Barbey, Ricci Hair Co., Edmonton

Jenny Bell, Headlines Salon, Stouffville, Ont.

Elena Bogdanets, Figaro Salon, Toronto

Michelle Brisson, Freelance, Brampton, Ont.

Etienne Cloutier, Coiffure Cut In, Québec, Que.

Erin Fernandes, Maria Bikas Salon, London, Ont.

Krysten-Ashley Garrod, Studio Fontana, Toronto

Joey Marchese, bob + paige salon, Toronto

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

Elaine Morin, O Salon, Montreal

Vu Nguyen, Lure Salon, Vancouver

Michelle Pargee, Milica Salon Spa, Langley, B.C.

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

Audrey Adrine Petrosyan, Hair by Audrey Adrine, Toronto

Alann Sluser, KoKo the Salon, Edmonton

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

Loretta Tom, Salon Haze, Vancouver

Dorothy Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

David Vendittelli, Valvano Salon Spa, St. Catharines, Ont.

Session Hairstylist

Thelma Bento, Taz Hair Co., London, Ont.

Michelle Brisson, Freelance, Brampton, Ont.

Taylor Dubois, Daniel Christopher Salon, Regina, Sask.

Mathieu Jacob, local B, Montreal

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

Rossa Jurenas, Studio Rossa, Tillsonburg, Ont.

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

Amy Laing, Ponytails + Horseshoes, Edmonton

Mathieu Latour, J’aime Coiffure, Montreal

Nazir Maherali, Zinc Hair, Vancouver

Joey Marchese, bob + paige salon, Toronto

Guylaine Martel, Guylaine Martel Artistes Coiffeurs, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que.

Bailey Murphy, Avant Garde Hair Studio, Vancouver

Palma N’Sheluvzit, The Hair Spot, Toronto

Paul Pereira, Solo Bace, Toronto

Sophie Tessier, La Rousse Espace Beauté, Montreal

Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Lisa Tuff, P&H Salon and Spa, Toronto

Marilyn Vendittelli, Valvano Salon Spa, St. Catharines, Ont.

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Texture Hairstylist

Christopher Asta, Harmony Hair Care, Peterborough, Ont.

Robin Bacon, Giovanni and Perri, Barrie, Ont.

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

Sabrina Fetterkind, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

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

Todd Omrod, Zazou Salon & Academy, North Vancouver

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

Freddy Sim, Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver

Dorothy Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Men's Hairstylist

Ben Barkworth, JustB Salon, Toronto

Jennifer Chounramany-Chang, Kalon Studio, Kitchener, Ont.

Pete Goupil, Salon Espace C, Brossard, Que.

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

John Kinney, Coiffure Cut In, Québec, Que.

Mathieu Mainville, local B, Montreal

Fabrizio Perciballi, P&H Salon and Spa, Toronto

Paul Pereira, Solo Bace, Toronto

Stef Toews, A Michael Levine Salon Group, Vancouver

Caffery VanHorne, Ms. Inches Hair Studio, Toronto

Avant Garde Hairstylist

Christopher Asta, Harmony Hair Care, Peterborough, Ont.

Jenny Bell, Headlines Salon, Stouffville, Ont.

Frank Cini, Taz Hair Co., Toronto

Ray Civello, Civello Salon & Spa, Toronto

Jagoda Hall, Salon Cyan, London, Ont.

Ludovic Leroy, Rayko Coiffure, LaSalle, Que.

Michael Shire, Holt Renfrew Salon and Spa, Toronto

Dorothy Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa

Osuka Yip, Ostudio, North York, Ont.

Sandro Zamparini, The Joint Salon, Toronto

Multicultural Hairstylist

Patricia Ajani, Saco Laval, Laval, Que.

Rodrigo Araneda, ÖLAb Coiffeurs, Montreal

Danielle Barbey, Ricci Hair Co., Edmonton

Michelle Brisson, Freelance, Brampton, Ont.

Dara Crandall, Zazou Salon & Academy, North Vancouver

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

Amber George, Verve Hair Lounge, North Vancouver

Kozeta Izeti, Kozeta Salon, Toronto

Stephanie Karellas, James Dimitri Hair Atelier, Aurora, Ont.

Freddy Sim, Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver

Hair Extensions Artist

Paula Daddario, Daddario Hair Co., Toronto

Lauren Greenlaw, InStyle Salon & Spa, Aylmer, Ont.

Angie Hunt, Chatters Salon on Empress, Winnipeg

Jason Mellor, Love Hair by J, Calgary

Jennifer Reid, Chatters Hair Beauty Salon, London, Ont.

Nicole Saprunoff, Golden Scizzors, Edmonton

Mickey Svircevic, Global Best Beauty, Thornhill, Ont.

Makeup Artist

Marika D’Auteuil, MD Makeup, Montreal

Annie DiNovo, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Kelsey Fitzpatrick, Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver

Heidi Fleming, Hair Expressions and Day Spa, Kingston, N.S.

Katie Foster, Taz Hair Co., London, Ont.

Oleksandra Gavrylenko, Art of Make Up by Oleksandra, Mississauga, Ont.

Cheryl Gushue, Cheryl Gushue, Toronto

Richard St-Laurent, Salon Pure, Montreal

Rita Stirpe, Salon Collage, Etobicoke

Florencia Taylor, Freelance, London, Ont.

Canadian Nail Artist

Ashley Cho, Her Majesty's Pleasure, Toronto

Amy Hwang, Kumi Nail Beauty Bar, Edmonton

Clara Kang, Her Majesty's Pleasure, Toronto

Nargis Khan, Tips Nail Bar, Toronto

Olga Khazova, European Standard, Medicine Hat, Alta.

Naomi Misu, Tips Nail Bar, Toronto

Anick Pouliot, Pose d ongles Anick Pouliot, Pintendre, Que.

Robyn Schwartz, Robyn Schwartz Nail Design, Grand Forks, B.C.

Jennifer Titre, Da Stiletto Nailz, Toronto

Shirley Truong, Tips Nail Bar, Toronto

New Hairstylist

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

Sarah Joris, Maria Bikas Salon, London, Ont.

Stephanie Karellas, James Dimitri Hair Atelier, Aurora, Ont.

Katrina Kuras, The Loft Toronto, Toronto

Katie Sawicki, Parlour Hair Lounge, St. Catharines, Ont.

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

Courtney Simpson, Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.

Marcus Tignanelli, Taz Hair Co., Toronto

Monica Turingia, Stylers, Guelph, Ont.

Jaelyn Walker, A Michael Levine Salon Group, Vancouver

Student/Apprentice Hairstylist

Kaitlin Belland, Rock Paper Shears Hair Studio, Edmonton

Julia Fullerton, The Make-Up Lounge & Style Bar, Regina, Sask.

Minseo Kim, Taz Hair Co., Toronto

April Lawrence, Terra Sun Hair Design, Bancroft, Ont.

King James Valdez, Zazou Salon & Academy, North Vancouver

Kayla Zajes, Est-elle Academy of Hair Design, Thorsby, Alta.

Alberta Hairstylist

Danielle Barbey, Ricci Hair Co., Edmonton

Jenna Bosch, Plush Salon & Spa, Medicine Hat

Andor Bubelenyi, FUSS Art of Hair, Edmonton

Jason Fournier, J. Fournier Hair Design, Calgary

Rob Gaspar, Blunt Salon, Edmonton

Amber Kennedy, KoKo the Salon, Edmonton

Jag Moussa, JagHed Couture, Calgary

Nicole Saprunoff, Golden Scizzors, Edmonton

Dani White, Rock It Out Salon, Edmonton

Atlantic Hairstylist

Eden Boudreau, Infusion Spa and Salon, Beaver Bank, N.S.

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

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

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

Felicia Macintyre, Red is the New Black Hair Studio, Miscouche, P.E.I.

Jessica Murphy, The Hair Factory, St. John’s, Nfld.

Ali Pike, The Hair Factory, St. John’s, Nfld.

British Columbia Hairstylist

Travis Battaglia, Supernova Salon, North Vancouver

Amber George, Verve Hair Lounge, North Vancouver

Ken Hung, Salon Era, Richmond

Jae Jeong, Avant Garde Hair Studio, Vancouver

Timothy Kuo, Salon Haze, Vancouver

Vu Nguyen, Lure Salon, Vancouver

Michelle Pargee, Milica Salon Spa, Langley

Freddy Sim, Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver

Lisa Smith, Mint Hair Lounge, Port Moody

Loretta Tom, Salon Haze, Vancouver

Ontario Hairstylist

Christopher Asta, Harmony Hair Care, Peterborough

Robin Bacon, Giovanni and Perri, Barrie

Thelma Bento, Taz Hair Co., London

Erin Fernandes, Maria Bikas Salon, London

Krysten-Ashley Garrod, Studio Fontana, Toronto

Anna Giannini, Mosaic Hair Group, Toronto

Sandro Macri, Salon Collage, Toronto

Daniel Naumovski, Taz Hair Co., Toronto

Nicole Pede, InStyle Salon & Spa, Aylmer

Pam Simmons, Valentino’s Grande Salon, Whitby

Quebec Hairstylist

Eric St-Jean, Saco Laval, Laval

Rodrigo Araneda, ÖLAb Coiffeurs, Montreal

Daniel Benoit, Salon Pure, Montreal

Francis Bouchard, Oblic Villeray, Montreal

Gilles-Bernard Brassard, Tonique Beauté Spa, Chicoutimi

Jean-Sebastien Chalut, O Salon, Montreal

Marie-Josée Dupuis, Coiffure Cut In, Québec

Pete Goupil, Salon Espace C, Brossard

Nadia Abouwaked, Effusion Artiste Coiffeur, Montréal

Karine Vezina, Coiffeur Hilda, Montreal

Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist

Maxine Cahill, Les Beaux et Belles, Winnipeg

Kayla Deics, The Make-Up Lounge & Style Bar, Regina, Sask.

Taylor Dubois, Daniel Christopher Salon, Regina, Sask.

Uyen Huynh, Quinn’s World Salon, Saskatoon

Kelsie Kitzul, Chel Salonspa, Saskatoon

Jason Lachance, Pink Star Hair Design, Winnipeg

Sandy Leung, Ethos SalonSpa & Barber, Saskatoon

Aaron Macri, Satori Hair Studio, Regina, Sask.

Renn VonDyck, Elan Hair Studio, Winnipeg

Sara Whyte, Alchemy Salon, Saskatoon

Salon Interior Design

Brossés, Montreal

Concrete Blonde Hair & Body, Sherwood Park, Alta.

U Salon Boutique, St-Bruno, Que.

Her Majesty's Pleasure, Toronto

Ivory Noir Salon, Edmonton

Ludik Coiffure Inc., Beloeil, Que.

Narcisse & Echo, Montreal

Salon Deauville, Montreal

Studio Fontana, Toronto

Toque & Cie, Victoriaville, Que.

John Steinberg Award for Community Service

Amici Spa, Markham, Ont.

Calia Hair, Toronto

Connect Hair Studio, Barrie, Ont.

Donna Dolphy Hair, Toronto

HairStyle Inn Salon, Saskatoon

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

Tomax Hairworks, Etobicoke, Ont.

Valentini Hair Design, Guelph, Ont.

Valentino’s Grande Salon, Whitby, Ont.

 

Photo credit: Contessa 28 Canadian Hairstylist semi-finalist Michael Crispel, Earth A Salon by Michael Crispel, Toronto, Photographer: Alec Watson

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