P&G Beauty & Grooming Celebrates Fifth Annual Awards Gala
with Star-Studded Event Hosted by Christina Hendricks

TORONTO--()--A distinguished crowd of over 300 fashion and beauty influencers gathered last night at The Carlu in Toronto to celebrate Canada’s dynamic editorial and creative talent at the P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards. Emmy nominated TV and film actress, Christina Hendricks, hosted the fifth annual gala event, gracing guests with her infectious wit and show-stopping beauty.

“I’ve always loved Canada, and I feel honoured to be a part of such an important event, highlighting the incredible talent in this country,” says Hendricks. “My work regularly exposes me to the stylists, editors, photographers and artists who work diligently behind the scenes, and I know how truly deserving they are of recognition.”

The 2013 P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards attracted a record 316 submissions across 15 categories, including editors, writers, art directors, bloggers, makeup artists, hair stylists, photographers and new face models. The chic soiree boasted a roster of renowned guests and celebrity presenters including R&B singer Jully Black, fashion royalty Jeanne Beker, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and celebrated fashion designers Jeremy Laing, Philippe Dubuc and Mélissa Nepton.

“It’s an exciting time for the P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards, as we celebrate a fifth anniversary made possible by the breadth of talent and diversity in Canada’s beauty and fashion industry,” says Thom Lachman, President, P&G Canada. “We are so pleased that this event continues to grow year over year, as does our support and dedication to Canadian talent. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all those who have championed this important even through the years.”

The Winners of the 2013 P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards are:

1. Best Art Direction

  • Mark Reynolds, MONTECRISTO Magazine

2. Best Next Face - Presented by Olay

  • Dauphine McKee - Elmer Olsen Models

3. Best Beauty Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online – Trend or Profile (English)

  • Olivia Stren, FASHION Magazine, Shear Force

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

  • Mélanie Frappa, ELLE Québec, Tendances phares: printemps-été 2013

5. Best Beauty Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online – Scientific or Technical (English)

  • Ellen Himelfarb, FLARE, Tug of War

6. Best Beauty Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online – Scientific or Technical (French)

  • Émilie Villeneuve, ELLE Québec, La beauté responsable

7. Best Beauty Editor of a Magazine

  • Vanessa Craft, ELLE Canada

8. Best Male Grooming Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online

  • Heidi Sopinka, FLARE, Clean Cut

9. Hair Stylist of the Year - Presented by Pantene

  • Nicolas Blanchet

10. Best Fashion Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online (English)

  • Angela Murrills, NUVO, Stich by Stich

11. Best Fashion Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online (French)

  • Andrée-Anne Léonard, ELLE Québec, Peut-on encore porter de la fourrure?

12. Best Fashion Editor of a Magazine

13. Best Male Fashion Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online (English)

  • Patricia Gajo, NUVO, Down to Business

14. Best Male Fashion Feature, Magazine, Newspaper or Online (French)

  • Jessica Dostie, Journal Métro, Des jeans dans le mile end

15. Best Beauty or Fashion Blog (English)

  • Sharon Ng Hayes, The Backseat Stylers

16. Best Beauty or Fashion Blog (French)

  • Josiane Stratis, Ton Petit Look

17. Best Beauty or Fashion Website

  • Randi Bergman, Fashionmagazine.com

18. Photographer of the Year

  • Richard Bernardin

19. Make-up Artist of the Year - Presented by COVERGIRL

  • Blair Petty

20. Best Magazine Cover

  • Sylvain Blais, Dress to Kill (Spring 2013)

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

MSLGROUP
Kaylee Paré, 416-847-1309
kaylee.pare@mslgroup.com
or
P&G Beauty & Grooming
Melissa Karis, 416-730-5207
karis.m@pg.com

Bombshell beauty: Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks lit up the stage as host of the fifth-annual P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards on December 2nd, celebrating the exceptional editorial talent in Canada’s beauty, grooming and fashion industry. (Photo credit: George Pimentel)

Bombshell beauty: Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks lit up the stage as host of the fifth-annual P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards on December 2nd, celebrating the exceptional editorial talent in Canada’s beauty, grooming and fashion industry. (Photo credit: George Pimentel)

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Contacts

MSLGROUP
Kaylee Paré, 416-847-1309
kaylee.pare@mslgroup.com
or
P&G Beauty & Grooming
Melissa Karis, 416-730-5207
karis.m@pg.com