The 26th annual Contessa Awards were held at the Westin Harbour Castle and they brought together Canada’s best hairstylists, makeup and nail artists. It was a night of beauty and magic.

In the cocktail hour pre-party, CND held a ‘mani red carpet’ where one’s hand literally walked down a mini red carpet. Hors d’oeuvres like duck with mango, shrimp, pork and pineapple, chicken and beef were served.

The evening was hosted by Noah Cappe (star of Food Network’s Carnival Eats) and the theme was “Elemental,”reflecting the synergy of hair and makeup with wind, water and fire.

Salon magazine president, Laura Dunphy spoke at the beginning as did Sherry Abbott from Look Good Feel Better, a program that teaches beauty techniques for those undergoing cancer treatments.

There was incredible hair designs featured on stage throughout the evening.

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image courtesy of salon magazine

The winners of the evening included:
Canadian Hairstylist
Tony Ricci
Ricci Hair Co.
Edmonton, AB

Canadian Colourist
Dana Lyseng
Supernova Salon
North Vancouver, B.C.

Avant Garde Hairstylist
Tarran Chesney
Taz Hair Co.
London, Ont.

Salon Interior Design and Canadian Salon Team were won by
Guylaine Martel Artistes Coiffeurs
Mont-Saint-Hillaire, Que.

Men’s Hairstylist of the
Fabrizio Perciballi
P&H Salon and Spa
Toronto, ON

Master Colourist
Rossa Jurenas
Studio Rossa
Tillsonburg, Ont.

Multicultural Hairstylist
Michelle Oliver
Kick Hair & Body
Edmonton, AB

Elite Master
Alain Pereque
Salon Saco/Drummond
Montréal, QC

Canadian Nail Artist
Valerie Ducharme
Studio 2075
Montreal, QC

Makeup Artist
Craig-Ryan French
CRF Make-Up
Toronto, ON

Hair Extensions Artist
Jennifer Reid
Chatters Hair Salon
London, Ont.

(photos by Tanya)

Salon Magazine Contessa Awards Über-glam Gala 2014

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