Frank Cini – Avant Garde Winner

The Contessas are like the Oscars of the hair industry in Canada. To win a Contessa is the crowning glory. Top beauty experts were going for gold at the 12th annual Contessa awards Sunday evening at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

In the national categories, Ontario salons outshone the competition, scooping nine of the 15 awards.

Canadian hairstylist of the year was Reynaldo Spook of Envirotrends in St. Thomas, Ont., and Salon Team of the Year went to Enthrones Hair and Beauty in London. Taz Hair Co. in Toronto scored a hat trick with salon owners Frank Cini and Carol Brodzinski winning top spot in the Avant Garde and Multicultural categories, and Daniel Naumovski capturing Ontario Hairstylist of the Year.