BEAUTY EVENTS

2020 CONTESSA AWARDS BROUGHT OUT THE BEST IN CANADIAN HAIRSTYLING AND BEAUTY TALENT

Photo: Fatima Syed

By: Fatima Syed

On November 10, inFATuated Blog had the opportunity to attend the 31st annual Contessa Awards, which took place at Toronto’s beautiful Westin Harbour Castle Hotel and honoured leading Canadian talent in hair and beauty. Thanks to our friends at Langton Communications (the official PR team of the Contessas), we were able to cover this glamorous yearly event as media. Like every year before, the Contessas featured a sumptuous three-course meal and plenty of stylish, beauty-savvy company.

Known as the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards, the Contessas were once again presented by Salon Magazine and hosted by master hairstylist and TV personality Bill Rowley. The lively evening offered an extra dose of excitement in the form of three exclusive hair presentations, which brought runway glitz and glamour to the gala. Wella presented an edgy, rocker-esque show led by Darren Ambrose of D&J Ambrose from London, England. At Moroccanoil, artistic director Kevin Hughes turned to funky, neon and vibrant for a memorable presentation. Meanwhile, Pulp Riot co-founder Alexis Thurston partnered with Vancouver-based hair guru Michael Levine to conclude things with an eye-catching haircutting show.

Photo: Fatima Syed

Besides a fabulous guest list of industry, influencers and press and a delicious dinner, the Contessas most importantly celebrated the country’s leading names in hair and beauty. Here is a summary of some of the big winners of the evening, all of whom have given so much back to the community and to their clientele. inFATuated is already looking forward to next year’s Contessas, and to another high-energy evening of celebrations. Congratulations to all of the winning talent!

2020 CANADIAN HAIRSTYLIST

TRACY NEWTON

2020 CANADIAN SALON TEAM

HARMONY HAIR CARE

2020 ELITE MASTER HAIRSTYLIST

DOROTHY TSANG

2020 MASTER COLOURIST

MICHAEL SHIRE

2020 CANADIAN COLOURIST

MAGGIE SEMAAN

2020 SESSION HAIRSTYLIST

DOROTHY TSANG

2020 TEXTURE HAIRSTYLIST

JULIE VRIESINGA

2020 MEN’S HAIRSTYLIST

FREDDY SIM

2020 AVANT GARDE HAIRSTYLIST

NORM WRIGHT

2020 MULTICULTURAL HAIRSTYLIST

NORM WRIGHT

2020 INTERNATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST

MARK LEESON

2020 MAKEUP ARTIST

ABIE HAGERTY

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