The 35th annual Contessa Awards were held on November 12th at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.
Among the 25 award-winners crowned during the award ceremony gala were Nicole Pede from InStyle Salon in Aylmer, Ont., who won the coveted title of Canadian Hairstylist of the Year, and Erin Fernandes from Bon Bon Salon in London, Ont., who earned the title of Canadian Colourist of the Year. The accolades of these long-time Contessa entrants were celebrated on an episode of CTV Your Morning, which aired on November 22nd!
During their appearance, Pede and Fernandes shared insights into the efforts involved in creating a Contessa-worthy collection and shed light on the dedication and skill required to compete at such a high level among Canadian hairstylists and beauty pros. The stylists also emphasized the impact the Contessa Awards has had on their careers and the success of their salons.