Top Canadian Editorial Talent Lights the Stage at the Fourth Annual P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards

TORONTO--()--Leaping from glossy pages and alluring websites, the Canadian beauty and fashion industry took centre stage last night in Toronto at the fourth annual P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards. The event honours the exceptional beauty, grooming and fashion editorial work from this past year. With over 300 of the industry’s who’s who in attendance, this year’s host, TV and film actor, and best-selling author, Rob Lowe, charmed guests as awards were presented to leading Canadian stylists, photographers, writers, editors, models, bloggers and art directors.

“I understand how incredibly important it is to be acknowledged for your work, which is why being a part of an event like the P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards is such an honour,” says Lowe. “What I saw tonight was a community of highly creative and inspiring visionaries and providing a forum that recognizes this talent is essential in fostering continued excellence.”

The 2012 awards featured 15 categories, including a new addition for Best Art Direction, that recognize the multifaceted display of talent across the country. Award-winning R&B singer, Jully Black; supermodel Stacey McKenzie; three time World Champion Boxer and COVERGIRL Ambassador, Mary Spencer and Kirk Pikersgill and Stephen Wong of Greta Constantine, were among the evening’s presenters, highlighting this year’s honourees and shining a light on the categories that define the editorial and creative space in Canada.

“In such a fast-paced industry, it is crucial that we take a moment to celebrate the extraordinary beauty, grooming and fashion editorial work in Canada,” says Thom Lachman, President, P&G Canada. “The level of talent we have here ranks on a global scale and P&G Beauty and Grooming understands how important it is to support and nurture this industry. Congratulations to this year’s winners and thank you to all those who work diligently to reinvent and inspire, crafting fascinating editorial work each and every year.”

The Winners of the 2012 P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards are:

1. Best Art Direction

  • Tanya Watt, FLARE

2. Best New Face

  • Jenna Earle, Next Models

3. Best Beauty Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper – Trend/Profile (English)

  • Adriana Ermter; FLARE, Back by Popular Demand

4. Best Beauty Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper – Trend/Profile (French)

  • Sophie St-Laurent; Châtelaine, BB La crème a tout faire

5. Best Beauty Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper – Scientific/Technical (English)

  • Michelle Villett; FLARE, Best Beauty Innovations of 2011

6. Best Beauty Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper – Scientific/Technical (French)

  • Micheline Lortie; Châtelaine, La nature en pot

7. Best Beauty Editor of a Magazine

  • Lesa Hannah; FASHION Magazine

8. Best Male Grooming Feature

  • Greg Hudson; Sharp Magazine, The Sharp Guide to Grooming: Stepping it Up

9. Hair Stylist of the Year

  • Justin German

10. Best Fashion Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper (English)

  • Sarah Nicole Prickett; FASHION Magazine, Bro Code

11. Best Fashion Feature of a Magazine or Newspaper (French)

  • Elsa Vecchi; Dress to Kill, Spécial Design: Rad Hourani

12. Best Fashion Editor of a Magazine

  • George Antonopoulos, FASHION Magazine

13. Best Male Fashion Feature

  • Yang Goh; Sharp Magazine, Style Manual

14. Best Beauty or Fashion Blog (English)

  • Sharon Ng Hayes; The Backseat Stylers

15. Best Beauty or Fashion Blog (French)

  • Anik Lacasse-Richard; Montreal in Style

16. Best Beauty or Fashion Website

  • Randi Bergman, FashionMagazine.com

17. Photographer of the Year

  • Malina Corpadean

18. Make-up Artist of the Year

  • Nicolas Blanchet

19. Best Magazine Cover

  • Dress to Kill, Stéphane Le Duc, Winter 2011

Entry and winning work samples are posted on the P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards entry site at pgbeautyandgroomingawards.ca and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PGBeautyGroomingAwards.

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Contacts

For more information please contact:
MSL Canada
Chloe John, 416-847-1325
chloe.john@mslgroup.com
Kaylee Paré, 416-847-1309
kaylee.pare@mslgroup.com
or
P&G Beauty & Grooming
Carrie Truman, 416-730-4609
truman.cl@pg.com

Toronto: The beauty 'Lowe'-down: Rob Lowe took the stage at The Carlu as host of the fourth-annual P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards, honouring the best of Canada's beauty, grooming and fashion editorial talent held on Nov. 19, 2012. (Photo: George Pimentel)

Toronto: The beauty 'Lowe'-down: Rob Lowe took the stage at The Carlu as host of the fourth-annual P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards, honouring the best of Canada's beauty, grooming and fashion editorial talent held on Nov. 19, 2012. (Photo: George Pimentel)

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Contacts

For more information please contact:
MSL Canada
Chloe John, 416-847-1325
chloe.john@mslgroup.com
Kaylee Paré, 416-847-1309
kaylee.pare@mslgroup.com
or
P&G Beauty & Grooming
Carrie Truman, 416-730-4609
truman.cl@pg.com