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The ABA offers a wide variety of competitions for hair, barbering and makeup.
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Congrats to our 2017 Competition Winners!

 

MONTREAL ABA
MARCH 12 & 13, 2017 | PALAIS DES CONGRES | MONTREAL, QC

Battle of the Barber: Best Pompadour

1st Place: Ana Luisa Brito
2nd Place: Cedrick Maiorana, Coiffure O Salon
3rd Place: David Andreas Kyrkiris, OLAB & GIACOMO

Evening Fashion Makeup

1st Place: Marie-Pier Durand, College Inter-Dec
2nd Place: Anik Bourgois, Freelance
3rd Place: Laury-Anne Morel, College Inter-Dec

Battle of the Barber: Creative Freestyle

1st Place: Karim Doan, La Familia Barbershop
2nd Place: David Andreas Kyrkiris, OLAB & GIACOMO
3rd Place: Helene Eugenie Roy, Lakosh Style

New Talent: Salon Cut & Style

1st Place: Michelle Gilbert, Atlantic Hairstyling Academy
2nd Place: Joanie Bilodeau, ART KOI FUR
3rd Place: Douglas Salgeiro

Bridal Long Hair

1st Place: Alexia Fedidah, Funky Toque
2nd Place: Sandy Roberts, Salon on Sixth
3rd Place: Fanny Pilon, Freelance

 

TORONTO ABA
MARCH 26 & 27, 2017 | MTCC NORTH | TORONTO, ON

Evening Fashion Makeup

1st Place: Pamela Price, Priceless Beauty
2nd Place: Jeremy Weeks, Atlantic Hairstyling Academy
3rd Place: Samina Chaudry, Samina Hair & Makeup Studio

Women's Fantasy Makeup

1st Place: Kris Weaver, Niagara College
2nd Place: Oleksandra Gavrylenko, Freelance
3rd Place: Aliyyah Phady, Marvel Beauty School

Battle of the Barber: Best Pompadour

1st Place: David Costa, Alta Moda Hair
2nd Place: Wilfredo Isip, Trenz Hair Studio & Day Spa
3rd Place: Nino D'Ambra, Nino D'Ambra Hair & Aesthetics

Professional: Salon Cut & Style

1st Place: Jeremy Weeks, Atlantic Hairstyling Academy
2nd Place: Jennifer Giancaterino, Rennaisance Salon
3rd Place: Brittany Witmer, Artline Salon

Bridal Long Hair

1st Place: Julia Falvo, Studio W
2nd Place: Hannah Gorham, Atlantic Hairstyling Academy
3rd PLace: Carly Hogan, Atlantic Hairstyling Academy

Battle of the Barber: Creative Freestyle

1st Place: Mardin Lopez, Mardin's Barbershop
2nd Place: Kelly Lefebvre, Freelance
3rd Place: Madat Essa, Groom for Men Inc.

New Talent: Salon Cut & Style

1st Place: Michelle Gilbert, Atlantic Hairstyling Academy
2nd Place: Seija Aaltonen, Trenz Hair Studio & Day Spa
3rd Place: Margaret Hardar, Kalon Salon

 
 

ESSENTIAL BEAUTY EVENT HOSTED BY INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SERVICES
APRIL 23, 2017 | INN AT THE FORKS | WINNIPEG, MB

Battle of the Barber: Creative Freestyle

1st Place: Tara Gouzecky, Hair 2 Dye 4
2nd Place: Max Vo, Bespoke Barbershop
3rd Place: Holly Hui, V.Q. Salon

 

Backstage Beauty Event HOSTED BY INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SERVICES
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 | SASKATOON, SK

Battle of the Barber: Creative Freestyle

1st Place: Dani Toma, First Impressions Hair Design
2nd Place: Joanne Ho, Salon Hush
3rd Place: Albert Santos, Alyssa Santos Salon

 

BeautyEx Edmonton POWERED BY ABA
OCTOBER 1 & 2, 2017 |  EDMONTON, AB

Evening Fashion Makeup

1st Place: Priya Sharma, Salon on Sixth
2nd Place: Feland Grace, Arch Bishop O'Leary Hair Academy
3rd Place: Vzor Ada, Arch Bishop O'Leary Hair Academy

Bridal Long Hair

1st Place: Christine Vienetto, The Parlour
2nd Place: Anne Prytullack, Solo Salon Designs
3rd Place: Sandy Roberts, Salon on Sixth

Battle of the Barber: Best Pompadour

1st Place: Ryan Durbano, Filthy Fades
2nd Place: David Costa
3rd Place: Josh Webb, Tommy Guns

 
 

Beauty Roundup Event HOSTED BY INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SERVICES
OCTOBER 15, 2017 | CALGARY, AB

Battle of the Barber: Creative Freestyle

1st Place: Joanne Ho, Salon Hush
2nd Place: Sonam Dhargyal, Tru Gents
3rd Place: Jayden Kim, Freelance

 

About ABA Competitions

The ABA hosts dozens of competitions each year, which allow beauty professionals to compete in various categories including cutting, bridal, fantasy, makeup and barbering. Competitions have a huge impact on the beauty industry; with competition winners and even participants seeing increases in their bookings following the recognition associated with competing. By competing in industry competitions stylists can showcase their skills and elevate their position in the industry, allowing them to charge more for their services and book new clients faster.

 

Competition Hosts & Facilitators

Megan Gustafson
Director of the Master Judges Program & Competition Emcee

Megan is a stylist and salon owner at Manestreet Hair and is a Lifetime Platinum Member of the Master Judges Program. She has had many highlights in her career in the beauty industry including winning a National competition, having her work published in industry magazines and competing and winning live and photo competitions. She volunteers both on the Provincial and National Skills Technical Committee for Skills Canada.

Megan is passionate about the Master Judges Program and competitions and encourages stylists, competitors, teachers and trainers to be a part of something educational, rewarding and exciting!

Kelly Kalmbach
Director of the Master Judges Program

Kelly Kalmbach has been a stylist for 40 years and a salon owner for 35 years, in addition to being a competitor and a Crystal Medal Master Judge.  Her experience with these competitions and the Master Judges Program set Kelly and her salon apart from other salons in her area. Learning and applying the skills to compete and the knowledge to be a judge has contributed to her success. Some of the highlights of her career have been travelling nationally and internationally following World Competitions, achieving her International Judges Certificate and receiving the International Achievement Award.

Kelly believes that becoming a Judge and competing is about mastering skills and knowledge and applying it in a competition setting; be it live or photography competitions. Passionate about the beauty industry, Kelly dedicates her time to inspiring stylist to get involved in the creative, exciting hobby sport of competitions, Judging and continued learning to express their creativity and ability to recognise and execute a beautiful design.

Dereck Payne
Host of the
Battle of the Barber

Dereck is a widely known barber who has spent years educating and encouraging fellow barbers to elevate themselves in their careers. Along with his brand Major Fade, his mission is to provide a platform for barbers to be creative and educated in the industry. Dereck has been the host of one of ABA’s most popular competitions: the Battle of the Barber for more than 3 years and has wowed the crowd with his dynamic energy on stage.

Dereck has also partnered with the Boys and Girls Club in Scarborough in creating a pre-apprenticeship program called Hairs the Future. Hairs the Future will provide hands-on training that develops the necessary skills and resources that will generate the highest quality of hair services. Derecks vision is simple: Get more creative, keep educating the Canadian industry, inspire and invite the world onto his platform where the limits are endless!