$1500 prize for each category winner - April 14th, 2019


The BLO team is beyond honoured and excited to share this crazy talented judging crew with you on Sunday, April 14th. Compete and get noticed by the Elite in our industry. You’re a champion. NOW is your chance to prove it. 


Daniel Naumovski - Judge 

Daniel Naumovski is known for being one of Canada’s Top Stylists, not because of his several wins and nominations, regular media guest spots, or building the esteemed reputation for himself amongst his clients and peers — but because he has attained all these merits and accomplishments and continues striving for more.
When he isn’t styling hair for his salon clientele, or on set a photo shoot, Naumovski leads trends as an Ambassador for Goldwell Canada. His talent and creativity are recognized by beauty experts and are evident by many wins and nominations at several award ceremonies including a 2-time winner of Ontario Hairstylist of The Year at the Contessas, and L’Oréal Colour Trophy’s Long Hairdressing Stylist of the Year as well as Classic contemporary Stylist of the Year. 
Daniel’s Charm and television-friendly looks have made him a favourite throughout the Toronto broadcasting community. His reach includes ET Canada, Breakfast Television, CityTV, W Network, Global News, Rogers TV and The Morning Show. In print, he and his models have appeared in Toronto Life Fashion, Elle Canada, The National Post, Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, Salon Magazine, and Designer’s Choice. In Toronto Life’s essential ‘Best Of” edition, Daniel was named one of Toronto’s Best stylists in the editor’s choice.


Victorino Stylo -  Barber Judge & Special Guest

International Superstar from Puerto Rico

My name is Victorino Stylo, born and raised in and still living on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Since a young age I was amazed by the art of hair and at 17 on one Christmas I received my first clippers as a gift and that changed my life. Since then I have had the pleasure and opportunity to have various celebrity clients and have also been able to travel the world to teach my art. 


Adam Slyvester - Barber Judge

Adam Slyvester also known as Adam the Apprentice on social media has been in the men's grooming industry for 3.5 years and is one of the creators of Gromology 101. He is the owner/operator of Studio Two Twelve in Brampton, Ontario and is a brand ambassador for Elegance Gel Canada.


Imran Khan aka Khan Artist - Barber Judge

Imran Kahn is a Savvy marketer, proven sales generator and builder of lasting relationships and loyal clientele. He has been successful working and teaching in value-priced franchises as well as luxury salons. He has been fortunate to have worked on various celebrities such as Will Smith, Jaden Smith Big Sean, Rza, and Phil Bates. 
He has great expertise in Barbering and has a passion For studying a client’s hair and facial features and advising them of what looks best as well as being considerate of their end goal. He has Helped plan and launch special events, creative promotions and social media marketing campaigns to educate and strengthen partnerships with clients and barbers. He loves Providing first class professional barber service. He created the successful education program “GROOMOLOGY” as well as being awarded numerous barber awards. He takes great passion in judging competitions such as BLO and barber battles and awarding other stylists.


Sylvia Dodd - Judge

Sylvia began working on a concept to develop an advanced yet comfortable cosmetic rejuvenation clinic in Guelph. Her professional interest in skin rejuvenation began in the early 2000s with laser hair removal and gradually progressed to more advanced approaches involving cosmetic lasers and injectables such as Botox® and dermal fillers. Over the years, Sylvia has proven to be an early adapter with many aesthetic techniques, including a European approach to injectables, which focuses on increasing safety while decreasing downtime. She is continually involved in the aesthetics field by testing new approaches, as well as receiving training from other physicians and technicians. Sylvia has been trained by physicians at the forefront of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic laser medicine. She keeps on top of the constant change in the field of aesthetic medicine by attending international conferences, upgrading and certifying her skills with new technologies, and making educational visits to medical laser clinics throughout Western Canada and the United States.


Christine Pyke - Brow Judge

Christine Pyke is a Medical Aesthetician, Certified Laser Technician and Skin Care Specialist. She has been in the beauty and skin health industry for 19 years and graduated with an Advanced Aesthetics and Make-up Artistry Diploma in 2002. Throughout the years she has been fortunate enough to work alongside some of the most world-renowned plastic surgeons and industry leaders. She has continued to educate herself through workshops and seminars and has become one of the regions most notable Aestheticians. Christine is results driven and is truly passionate about the fascinating world of Aesthetic Medicine. As the manager of  Medical Aesthetics and Laser Technologies at Artmed, she provides comprehensive consultations and cutting edge treatments drawing upon her years of experience in the industry.


Dean Veri - Judge

With over 25 years of experience, Dean Veri brings his values of passion, talent, and continuing education to the world of hairstyling. As a true leader within the community, he believes in the importance of giving back to the industry and continues to teach and mentor young talent in the art of precision cutting. Having trained at a number of world-class institutions, including Vidal Sasson Toronto, Vidal Sasson U.K., Sarizz U.K., Bumbel and Bumbel New York, and Aveda, Dean has since been nominated for 3 Mirror Awards, judged a number of competitions, and graced the covers of many international magazines. This will be his third collaboration with BLO, having been a judge in the first ever show and designed a segment in BLO V, Dean is honoured to have been chosen as a judge for the upcoming BLO Championship. 


Sabrina Hiryani - Brow Judge

Owner Operator of Blade to Brows
10x certified 
Cosmetic Tattoo industry for just over 3 years - specializing in all things BROWS!
Minx Brows Masterclass Instructor for PMU & Henna Brows
Trained with some of the best in the PMU Brow industry I.e. Brow Daddy, Amor by Tammy + Permanent Beauty by Lili
 I am passionate, dedicated and hard working. My ultimate goal during my career as a Cosmetic Tattoo Artist is to make you look and feel like the best version of yourself; seeing clients smile after their transformation is why I do what I do. Your happiness is my happiness. I am thankful to work with such amazing humans doing what I love!


Kyla Cox - Brow Judge

Kyla owns and operates Brow Boutique permanent makeup in Rockwood.
She completed a 2-year course at Sheridan college for cosmetic artistry in 2006. After dabbling in wedding and funeral makeup services, Kyla found her calling in permanent makeup. Specializing in permanent eyebrows, she has a natural eye for symmetry and colour. 



When and where?

April 14, 2019.
The Sleeman Centre - 50 Woolwich St, Guelph.
Doors open at noon. 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

What do I need to know?

We have 10 categories that people may choose from to compete in. Each category winner will receive a $1500 cash prize. The details and rules for each category can be found by clicking on the category of your choice. Click here to view our categories. 
If you would like to attend our event, you will get the chance to mingle with experts in the industry and watch competitors battle it out. We want your experience to be educational and fun. Click here to see more details. 

More to come.

We will be adding to our website and sending out email updates leading up to competition day. Keep your eyes peeled. We have some special announcements to make. 

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