INdustry Hair and Esthetics opened its doors in 2016 after Award-winning Stylists David and Marilyn decided to venture out on their own and created an environment where everyone felt like they were “home”. They had a vision to mentor and establish a team that was like minded and as hungry as they were. All employees are graduating students of Marilyn from the Cosmetology program at the Niagara College where she taught and mentored. In just a short time, the whole team has been involved in competitions world wide. From provincial to international competitions, they have worked hard together to put INdustry Hair on the map!
David and Marilyn are also proud members of GOLDWELL National artistic Education Team!
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As one of only 16 people (2014) worldwide to receive Goldwell Colour Masters Status, David has won many competitions in Ontario, Canada and internationally for women’s styling, David’s most recent accomplishments include an amazing performance at the 2021 Contessa Awards, where he finished as Finalist for Master Colourist of the Year. His other recent awards include:
Marilyn is an award-winning hairstylist in both provincial and national competitions, winning awards for women’s hair cutting, styling and colour, as well as men’s hair cutting, and bridal up-dos. Marilyn is also an educator at Niagara College, teaching cosmetology to the upcoming generation of stylists. She most recently took home the Gold in 2019's Goldwell Colorzoom Challenge where she then represented Canada in Vienna, Austria placing 7th in the World. Her other recent awards include:
Samantha excels in all aspects of hair, whether it is a haircut, a fabulous blow out, or a creative colour. She uses her knowledge from the many advanced education courses she has attended to make your visions become reality. Samantha has entered photographic competitions and assisted on stage and behind the scenes at hair shows with some of the world’s leading artists. Samantha graduated from Niagara College Cosmetology (with Marilyn as one of her educators!) where she was awarded scholarships for academic excellence and for her involvement in the community. She was also nominated by the faculty of Niagara College for the Leadership award! Did we mention she graduated with honours?! She continues to further her techniques and is being mentored by David and Marilyn on a daily basis. While continuing her studies at Goldwell Colour Academy, Samantha has recently competed and won bronze at the 2019 Goldwell Colorzoom Challenge and placed top 10 for all of Ontario in the Allied Beauty Association Bridal Updo, and Consumer Cut and Style! Samantha has also had her work published world wide!
Team member 2019 Canadian Hairdressing of the Year Salon Team Semi-Finalist.
Sydney is INdustrys fastest growing stylist. Her dedication and eagerness to achieve has landed her as one of our go to stylists! Sydney loves being behind her chair creating beautiful styles and colors that clients love . Sydney has competed and placed very well in Canadian Hair competitions .A proud graduate of Niagara college (with a scholarship may we add!) Niagara college faculty highly recommended her to INdustry Hair! Her Training under David and Marilyn has lead her to be a leader in the salon and now a mentor for our new team members and others In the “industry!”. Although a super star already , she continues to educate herself in many Goldwell Classes frequently. We are so lucky to have this quiet yet sassy talent in our home!
The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards – the Contessas – are the gold standard in Canadian beauty awards with the longest-running track record of excellence. Since 1988, each year the Contessas bring the best of Canada’s talent together to measure their creativity in a photo-based competition. The Contessas are open to all licensed beauty professionals, from coast-to-coast. Winning a Contessa is not only good for your portfolio and reputation – it’s great for business and opening doors!
How Are the Winners Chosen?
Two prestigious panels of independent experts are responsible for assessing the entrants. Judging for the photo-based awards is performed blindly with the identities of the entrants remaining anonymous. The first round is live judging, with judges selected from within the Canadian professional beauty industry. The second round is completely online, and judges are international experts in hair and beauty. In the past, this panel has included beauty editors, photographers and celebrity hairstylists.