Planning on working together for a Contessa collection? Learn how to maximize your entries without breaking any rules.
We know how creative photoshoots can bring teams together. And whether your focus is on hair, colour, makeup or nails, we want to encourage you and your team to showcase your work by submitting it to the 31st annual Contessa Awards! With entries opening soon, find out how to make the most of your submission(s):
1. We’ve opened up our prestigious Canadian Hairstylist of the Year category to allow entrants to enter photos from that category into Canadian Colourist of the Year.
Yes, that means what you think! If a hairstylist and colourist work on a collection together, the hairstylist can enter the photos into Canadian Hairstylist of the Year, and the colourist can enter those same photos into Canadian Colourist of the Year.
2. Entrants cannot enter the same collections in the same category. This means every collection entered into the same category of the Contessa Awards must have a unique look and feel (a different cut and/or style of hair, makeup, background, wardrobe and accessory styling).
For example, Entrant One and Entrant Two worked on a collection together for Texture Hairstylist of the Year. If Entrant One enters this category, Entrant Two cannot enter the same category using photos from the same photoshoot, even if the photos are not identical. The collections entered must have a unique look and feel.
3. Makeup artists and nail artists can enter their work, even if it’s part of another entrant’s Contessa collection.
For example, if a hairstylist and nail artist worked together on a collection for Elite Master Hairstylist of the Year, the nail artist can still enter the Nail Artist of the Year category.
P.S. Our Canadian Salon Team of the Year category only requires two or more people to enter (as long as they are working in the same Canadian-based salon). Big or small, all teams are welcome!