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Why you should head to Edmonton for your next haircut

And where to source out award-winning hairstylists and colourists in your area. Beauty professionals from across the country came together last Sunday to celebrate the 22nd annual Contessas: The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards.

Hairstylist of the Year

Ara Sassoonian

Beauty professionals from across the country came together last Sunday to celebrate the 22nd annual Contessas: The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards.

The night’s big winner was Tony Ricci of Ricci Hair Co. in Edmonton. Ricci took home the night’s top honour, Canadian Hairstylist of the Year, as well as the prizes for Elite Master Hairstylist of the Year, Alberta Hairstylist of the Year and Canadian Salon Team of the Year.

Here’s a look at some of the other winners from across Canada:

British Columbia
Michelle Pargee from Milica SalonSpa in Langley (Master Colourist of the Year and Makeover Colourist of the Year)
Christopher Deagle from Moods Hair Salon in Vancouver (British Columbia Hairstylist of the Year)
Sylvain Bellerose from Milica SalonSpa in Langley (Avant Garde Hairstylist of the Year)
Alina Sulaiman from Tao Salon in Vancouver (Newcomer Hairstylist of the Year)

Saskatchewan
Uyen Huynh from Quinn’s World Salon in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist of the Year)

Ontario
Lina Shamoun from Artline Salon in Kitchener (Texture Hairstylist of the Year)
Gianpaolo Colombo from Hairafter Salon & Spa in Toronto (Ontario Hairstylist of the Year)
Tony Masciangelo from The Alcorn Salon in Toronto (Session Hairstylist of the Year)
Duyen Huynh from Taz Hair Co. in Toronto (Student/Apprentice Hairstylist of the Year)

Quebec
Olivier Miotto from Glam Salon Boutique in Montreal (Quebec Hairstylist of the Year)

Newfoundland
Elizabeth Winters from The Hair Force in Mont Pearl (Atlantic Hairstylist of the Year)

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