We caught up with past Contessa winner, The Headroom, to find out how their wins have impacted their careers, and what they’re up to these days.
The Headroom, St. John’s, Nfld.
Number of Awards: 12
While there have been many salons that have risen to the competitive challenge, the Headroom salon in St. John’s, Nfld., has undoubtedly been one of the most award- winning salons in Contessa history. But 2004 was a particularly big year for the salon, when they picked up five awards, including onefor Canadian Salon Team of the Year.
“The experience of having my entire team [on stage] and the pride I felt—with all the hard work and everything we’ve gone through—it was a very proud moment,” says Trish Molloy, salon owner. “I almost lost my business the year before. We entered the Contessas and we won everything [we entered].
Because of the Contessas, we got 687 new clients in that year. It saved my business.” These days, Molloy is focused on mentoring her staff. “We have a lot of young, new talent coming up, so I’m motivating them so they can do photoshoots, think outside the box and set goals for themselves and fulfill their dreams.
”Though they’ve taken a break from competing in recent years, The Headroom plans to enter the 2019 Contessa Awards. “The exposure that you get from the Contessas, it moves you up within the industry. Any goals you have set for yourself, brand-wise, the Contessas are the ultimate.”