Find out everything you need to know about what is (and isn’t) allowed in this year’s competition.
Save the Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Location: Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, Toronto
Updates to Rules (Important!)
1. Photoshopping 101
The Contessa Awards encourage you to express your artistic creativity; however this should not be done in post-production. Avoid digital manipulation of the colour and shape of the hair (in other words: don’t use any photographic filters and effects that alter the hair colour and shape).
Do not retouch your un-retouched photo! Though this isn’t a new rule, we want to express that this is a serious violation and can lead to your entry receiving demerit points and/or being disqualified.
3. Sharing of Collections
Photos entered into the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year category can now also be entered into the Canadian Colourist of the Year category.