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Michelle Finlayson is a passionate hairstylist and no stranger to the stage and platform, speaking to the latest styling & colouring trends across the country each year. She has become known for her skilled colour work, as well as her hollywood styling and braiding seminars which are taught in the Toronto Academy of Hair. Michelle continues to showcase her talent and creativity through competition winning 7 national awards including 3 x Alberta Stylist of the Year and the Contessa Award for Master Colourist of the Year 2017 & 2018. Of her 15 years in the industry she’s enjoyed her work not only behind the chair but on set styling for photoshoots & videos, working backstage at NYFW as well as educating on the road. Her genuine personality and passion for hair also shines in her role as a regular guest on CityTV’s nationally televised Cityline, where she does audience makeovers and shares expert advice.
Muse: Bridgette Bardot. Elegant, modern, playful, feminine and strong.
Luxury Indulgence: High quality makeup & perfume.
Global Trend Prediction: Brighter and bolder contrast in hair color. Natural movement in texture, style and flow.
Industry Awards & Recognition:
Contessa Awards Finalist 2020 Master Colourist of the Year
Contessa Awards Finalist 2019 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year
Contessa Awards Finalist 2018 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year
Contessa Awards Winner 2018 Master Colourist of the Year
Contessa Award Winner 2017 Master Colourist of the Year
BTC #ONESHOT Finalist Ponytail Shot of the Year 2018
BTC #ONESHOT Finalist Haircolor Shot of the Year 2016
Mirror Award 2016 Winner Alberta Salon Stylist
Mirror Award 2016 Winner Colourist of the Year
Contessa 2015 Winner Alberta Stylist of the Year
Contessa 2015 Winner Multicultural Stylist of the Year
Mirror Award 2013 Winner Alberta Salon Stylist