Who: Loretta Tom, of Marcus J Hair in Vancouver, is the top Canadian winner in American Crew’s Face Off competition, the only international competition for men’s styling. She will represent Canada in Los Angeles, at the Global Face Off event, where she will shoot with a world-renowned photographer and compete against other countries, at the end of January.
“I’m really excited and happy right now. This is my first time winning an award,” says Tom. Her look was meant to be a modernized take on James Dean’s iconic locks.
The Canadian runner-ups are Jose Cano, of Funky Toque Salon in Montreal, and Caffery Van Horne, of Studio Caffery Van Horne in Toronto. Both will receive a Top Stylists Kit containing American Crew products and tools valued at $3,000.
Tom was a Contessa 2013 finalist for British Columbia Hairstylist of the Year, and Van Horne took home the 2013 Contessa award for Men’s Hairstylist of the Year.
What: 32 entries were critiqued on model choice, photography, effective use of product and image selection at the judging event held at the Thomspon Hotel. Judges included Rick Campanelli, host of ET Canada, Jeremy Sharp, editor of Sharp Magazine, Luc Vincent of C’est Extra in Quebec, Jason Culala, co-owner of Mankind Grooming Studio, and Melissa Hill, editor of Salon Magazine.
When & Where: November 8 in Toronto