MICHELLE FINLAYSON

ABA HAIR CHALLENGE MENTOR

Education Supervisor, Western Canada
Schwarzkopf Professional

Michelle Finlayson is a passionate educator and Essential Looks Artist for Schwarzkopf Professional specializing in creative color and long hairstyling. Her work has been featured worldwide and she taken home 8 national awards including 4 x Alberta Stylist of the Year and back to back wins for 2017 & 2018 Contessa Awards Master Colourist of the Year. Michelle is dedicated to her craft and is no stranger to the stage and platform with over 13 years as an educator speaking to the latest innovations and colouring trends for hairstylists across the country each year. Her industry experience not only behind the chair but with photoshoots, brand videos, session styling on-set and backstage at NYFW allows her to inspire hairstylists of all interests and skill levels. Michelle’s genuine personality and passion for hair has also landed her as a regular guest on City TV’s nationally televised morning show Cityline, where she does audience makeovers and offers expert advice.

Winning Awards:

Contessa Awards 2020 Alberta Hairstylist of the Year
Contessa Awards 2018 Master Colourist of the Year
Contessa Award 2017 Master Colourist of the Year
Mirror Award 2016 Alberta Salon Stylist
Mirror Award 2016 Colourist of the Year
Contessa 2015 Alberta Stylist of the Year
Contessa 2015 Multicultural Stylist of the Year
Mirror Award 2013 Alberta Salon Stylist

Finalist Nominations:

Contessa 2020 Elite Master Stylist of the Year
BU40 2020 Education Category
#ONESHOT 2019 Hot Shot Ponytail
Contessa 2019 Master Colorist of the Year
Contessa 2019 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year
Contessa 2018 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year
#ONESHOT 2016 Big Shot Hair Color

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