Save the Date for the 2022 Contessa Awards!
Gala Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Contessa 2022 is officially going hybrid style on Sunday November 7, 2021, and we’re so excited to celebrate with you at the biggest night in Canadian professional beauty!
This year’s gala will be an immersive experience that combines the best of both worlds—with live and virtual (pre-recorded) elements.
Our host, Bill Rowley, will be live in studio and the night will also feature some special guests!
Whether you’re a finalist, sponsor or attendee, we look forward to celebrating with us—safely and digitally—in an incredibly interactive and electrifying show you won’t want to miss!
The night will begin with a one-hour virtual cocktail party featuring a live in-studio DJ, virtual activations and more, followed by our highly anticipated annual Contessa awards ceremony and show-stopping presentations from Wella Professionals’ global ambassador Darren Ambrose from D&J Ambrose in the U.K., and Matrix Canada’s artistic team, led by artistic director, Rodrigo Araneda.
We look forward to reuniting beauty pros across the country—and around the globe—in our one-of-a-kind hybrid experience! Stay tuned for more details! Sign up for our weekly newsletter here to receive the latest Contessa updates including the Semi-finalist and Finalist lists!
About the Contessa Gala
Crowning the Contessa winners typically takes place annually at a glamorous gala in Toronto, with more than 1,000 guests in attendance.
The big night kicks off with a lavish cocktail party, where you get a chance to rub shoulders with the best of the best in the industry. Guests enjoy a formal sit-down dinner before the big show, which features the awards ceremony and inspiring presentations by leading hairstylists (see past presentations on the Contessa video page). The magical evening ends with an exclusive after-party at one of the coolest clubs in the city.