The Contessas are coming up fast! We’re so excited and we hope you are, too. As you know, this year’s show is going to look a little different, so we thought we’d break it down for you here. Here’s everything you need to know to participate in and watch the 32nd Annual Contessa Awards!
First, you’ll need to make sure you have Zoom downloaded (https://zoom.us/download) and a strong Internet or Wi-Fi connection. Test your connection in advance (with an online speed test or by setting up a *test* Zoom meeting with a friend!) and ensuring not too many devices nearby are on the same Wi-Fi network (especially if you are a finalist, since we’ll want to connect with you LIVE if you win!) Click here to see Zoom’s suggestions if you’re experiencing poor connection, including websites to online speed tests which check your Internet bandwidth!
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE CONTESSA AWARDS GALA
Registering to watch the Contessa Awards is easy and best of all, it’s absolutely free! Registration is NOW OPEN and will remain open until the start of the show at 8:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
- You can register for free through our website: https://www.salonmagazine.ca/2021-contessa-awards-online-gala-free-registration/
- After registering, you will receive an email with more information and your links to watch the show.
NOTE: If you are a Contessa finalist, you’ve already been pre-registered by our team. Just check your inbox (and junk folder) for all the links you’ll need and more details! It’s important to read everything carefully because all finalists are required to attend/watch using special links, which are different from other guests since we want to connect with you live!
If you are a general attendee (not a finalist): You will have to register through our website and all links will be sent to your inbox! (Please check your junk folder before contacting us)
REGISTERING FOR THE CONTESSA COCKTAIL PARTY
If you’re on the list, we will email you with more information, including the Meeting ID and Passcode. (Please check your junk folder before contacting us)
Our virtual cocktail party begins at 7:15 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 8th and will feature a special live DJ 4Korners (aka. the DJ for the Toronto Raptors!), a virtual red carpet with special guests, the live reveal of the Contessa 2021 Fan Favourite finalists, and more!
NOTE: Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is a MUST. Only the first 200 registrants will be invited to join the Cocktail Party!
If you are a Contessa finalist: You’ve already been pre-registered by our team for the cocktail party. Please check your inbox (and junk folder) for your link!
If you are a general attendee (not a finalist): Register online now or you may lose your chance to attend our cocktail party! Please check your inbox (and junk folder) for your link.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE CONTESSA AWARDS VIRTUAL GALA
Not only will we be giving out the 24 coveted awards, but there will be show-stopping presentations: Schwarzkopf Professional will be debuting their new Essential Looks collection, Montreal-based hairstylist and Redken artist MJ Deziel will be premiering a brand-new presentation, and returning for the second consecutive year Wella Professionals global ambassador Darren Ambrose of D&J Ambrose, from England, is showcasing a brand-new (Contessa exclusive) presentation. Plus, with Bill Rowley returning as our Contessa host, there are sure to be a few surprises!
Don’t miss it—the Awards Gala begins at 8:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
If you are a Contessa finalist: You must watch the awards gala via a Zoom link, which you are pre-registered for. All of this information, including the links you need, will be in your inbox prior to the show.
If you are a general attendee (not a finalist): You will watch the gala awards via Vimeo—the link will appear in your inbox after you register through our website!
Finally, make sure to capture the event with lots of pictures from your home, salon or (socially distanced) watch-party and tag @SalonMagazine and use the #Contessa2021 hashtag in your posts for a chance to be featured in Salon’s January/February 2021 print issue!
Have a great night and best of luck to everyone!