The 33rd annual Contessa Awards were held virtually on Sunday, November 7, 2021, and it was definitely one unforgettable night!
Hosted by Toronto-based hairstylist and TV personality Bill Rowley, the virtual awards ceremony featured DJ Fafa Khan from Montreal, special guests, with some hilarious moments and emotional speeches live from the winners.
The night also included two exclusive presentations led by Wella global creative artist ambassador Darren Ambrose of D&J Ambrose from London, England, and Matrix Canadian artistic director Rodrigo Araneda from Montreal.
A special shout-out to everyone who entered this year, along with our esteemed judging for their participation.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who continue to support us in producing the largest professional beauty awards in Canada.
Congratulations to the Contessa 2022 winners! Click here to view all winning collections.
Nicole Pede, InStyle Salon & Spa, Aylmer, Ont.
Canadian Salon Team
Salon Gaboa, Woodbridge, Ont.
Elite Master Hairstylist
Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London, Ont.
Michelle Pargee, Independent, Sechelt, B.C.
Melita Campellone, J’AIME! Coiffure, Montreal
Manuel Mon, Manuel Mon Estilistas, Oviedo, Spain
Rodrigo Araneda, Olab par Rodrigo, Montreal
Robynn Graham, Hair by Robynn, Innisfil, Ont.
Avant Garde Hairstylist
Kim-Chantal Garneau, Coiffure CUT IN, Québec
Canadian Nail Artist
Nargis Khan, Tips Nail Bar, Toronto
Marika D’Auteuil, Marika D’Auteuil, Montreal
Tyana Nichole, Brush Salon, Vancouver
Lukas Press, Lukas Press, Toronto
Mandy Rogers, Hunt & Gather Hair Company, Victoria, B.C.
Jesse Ervin, LUUM Salon, Lethbridge
Chelsea Sutherland, Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar, New Glasgow, N.S.
British Columbia Hairstylist
Simon James, Style Lab Headquarters, Vancouver
Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London
Sophie Tessier, Salon Larousse, Montreal
Josie Vilay, Hairology Studio, Winnipeg
Daniel Grieco, Salon Gaboa, Woodbridge, Ont. @danielgrieco75
Salon Deauville, Montreal
Salon Interior Design
Studio So Lara, Waterloo, Ont.
The John Steinberg Award for Community Service
Crawford Master Stylists Ltd., Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
Hair: Contessa 2022 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year: Nicole Pede, InStyle Salon & Spa, Aylmer, Ont., Makeup: Jessica Benner, Wardrobe Styling: Nicole Pede, Photo: Paula Tizzard