The 29th Annual  Contessa Awards are coming to Toronto on Sunday, November 12th, 2017  and some of the best hairstylists, makeup artists and nail technicians throughout Canada will be in attendance. This is the biggest night of the year for the Canadian professional beauty industry and you don’t want to miss out! Think the Oscars, except for the hair and beauty world. This is your chance to see renowned names in hair like Aveda’s Ray Civello, multiple award-winning hairstylist Edwin Johnston, and all the major hair care brands like Revlon Professional, Joico, Wella, Morrocan Oil and so much more!




What are the Contessas?

The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards – the Contessas – are the gold standard in Canadian beauty awards with the longest-running track record of excellence. Since 1988, each year the Contessas bring the best of Canada’s talent together to measure their creativity in a photo-based competition. The Contessa’s are open to all licensed beauty professionals, from coast to coast.

The 2017 Contessa Awards Gala will be held on Sunday November 12 at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. The cocktail party starts at 5pm and dinner and awards begin at 7pm.


As a creative makeup artist myself, I love seeing and being inspired by other artists. There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing art come to life. I mean, just check out the highlight video from last year. Tickets are available online but act fast before they’re gone… there will be more than 1000 guests in attendance!


DSC06910  I was lucky enough to be sent a few amazing products used by today’s industry professionals. Here are just a few of my favs:

Goldwell Just Smooth Taming Shampoo, Conditioner and Blow Dry Spray: My hair hasn’t been the same since I’ve bleached it. I tend to wake up with frizzy, disheveled hair that looks like I walked into a tornado. I love this line because it gives me that sleek, smooth look with minimal effort.

Wella Luminous Reflective Oil: My hair tends to loose it’s shine easily and looks dull and this just brings the light and life back. It’s lightweight and smells amazing.

Oligo Blacklight Blue Shampoo: I was worried that I would lose my colour quickly when I dyed my hair but  this blue shampoo not only helped extend my colour but it leaves it feeling extremely hydrated and less damaged.