Born To Style Video Contest For Toronto Hair School

February 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Contest, Toronto

Born To Style, Ray Civello, Porsche, King St, Aveda, hair schoolKing St East AVEDA Beauty School will soon host the ‘Live Hair Showdown’ portion of the 2013 Born To Style Competition

The flagship Aveda Institute professional hair and beauty school in Toronto is directly opposite St James Park at 155 King St East.  This is the green space where the 2012 Occupy Movement settled in the city, and the salon below and school up top both have wide windows that look out on to the park. For some students that must have been very challenging scenery. Truly gifted beauticians are therapists and empathic to ailments and societal malaise. The best of the breed do indeed feel like they were called to the job of being hair stylists from a higher power – they feel like they were born to style.

Born to Style is a nationwide search for Canada’s next top stylists; its a real contest into which many dozen young people will enter and four will find, after winning a live competition, that their entire tuition worth approx $10K each is paid in full.

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AVEDA Institute Canada challenges young people to step up and prove they are Born to Style again in 2013; applicants need to show contest admin why they deserve to be included in each city’s top five finalists group. They need to make and publish video media to show what they will do when asked to perform in a live hair styling competition in front of important guests, and be judged by celebrity stylists in all four cities across Canada.

2013 Born to Style Hair School Scholarship Contest, presented by Aveda Institute Canada is the exact same structure as last year, and accepts video submissions until 1st March 2012.

This social media contest was created to help innovative and imaginative youth who are just starting out in beauty craft and perhaps, as yet, do NOT even know the basics of cutting hair.  This challenge could be the first step in a new career as a beautician or fashion stylist. The competition is designed to help these young artists become world class stylists and a satisfying career that begins by winning all tuition expenses paid prize to be redeemed at AVEDA Institute in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.

Do you wonder what it would be like to win a contest like this? How would this change your life, exactly? The Aveda Institute Canada blog did a good job Catching Up With Winnipeg’s Robyn Thompson, the girl that won the grand prize in Winnipeg last year.

There will be four hair showdowns, one in each city Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver. Stay tuned to the social media channels in each of the cities for the dates.

Check out this video that was made after Born To Style in Vancouver 2012!

Start your hairstyling career with Aveda today! Download Contest Info Package.

Check out Aveda Institute Toronto on Facebook, and follow on Twitter @AVEDA416

2012 Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District

December 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Contest, Toronto

Christmas is in the air above the red brick cobblestones and inside each of the many Victorian era heritage buildings in the Distillery District until Dec 16th 2012; there’s a wide selection of hard-to-find goods and services associated with the season at the third annual Toronto Christmas Market.

Toronto Christmas Market, front gate by Jamie leigh TO

The 2012 Toronto Christmas Market is distilled from the old school European – style festive organization that brings together culturally rich family entertainment including musicians, carolers and children’s choirs. These markets originated in Germany, beginning in the early 1400?s, and are now being held in many countries all over the world, and this is arguably Canada’s biggest and best example. You can follow the Toronto Christmas Market on Twitter @TOChristmasMkt

This is a world class shopping destination. The stuff sold here is very rare and special as merchants must apply and are selected by jury for the right to sell unique products all along the different streets. The Distillery District is playing host, for the third year in a row to this festive extravaganza that is expected to bring three hundred thousand people to the compound.

thumbnail pictures of the submissions to 2011 Toronto christmas market photo contest

Lowe’s 2012 Toronto Christmas Market has a photo contest and you could win $250 cash or dinner in any of three world class Distillery District Restaurants!

Check the 2012 Toronto Christmas Market Photo Contest on Lenzr, or visit the Toronto Christmas Market website.

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Sponsored by, this photo contest allows attendees to compare notes. Last year this same call-to-action collected over 300 pictures, which in turn accrued over seven thousand votes as folks laboured to get their pics up into the Top Ten to be eligible for the grand prize.

Prizes for the 2012 competition are as follows,

Lowe's TCM logoWinner will receive a $250.00 cash prize,

2nd place will receive a $150.00 Distillery Restaurant gift certificate

3rd place will receive a $100.00 Distillery Restaurant gift certificate.


Upload original photos now and until December 25th

Voting begins December 15th and ends midnight Dec 25th

Top ten images advance to judges. *Sponsor is Judge, Here is a link to the Term of Use page unique to this contest. Winner announced on Lenzr blog Jan 1st 2013. Lowe’s 2012 Toronto Christmas Market event runs from Friday Nov 30th to Sunday December 16th, 2012 at The Distillery District, Must Be 13yrs older to enter – gift certificates and cash prizes will be mailed anywhere in Canada only. Good luck!

List of Winners of King East Design District Exibition

October 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Contest, Toronto

We are happy to announce the winners of King East Exhibition Passport Prizes. Congratulation to all of you and thanks to everybody for being part of  this fabulous cause as Habitat for Humanity

Winner of the:

1. Dinner prepared by a gourmet chef for you plus eight guests at Sub-Zero/Wolf  ShowroomAndrea Bolley

2. A Timothy Oulton designer overnight bag – Ann Kurdyak.

3. A special ice wine basket with a quartz cheeseboard from Cambria.- Colleen Cole

4. A teak Muskoka Chair from Andrew Richard Designs.- Deb Dileo

5. A 4×6 area rug from Modern Weave. – Heather Lewis

6. A Tom Dixon Off cut Stool from KlausMarlileu Roth

7. Pizza and pasta dinner for 20 people from Mangia & Bevi. Drinks not included. – Luisa Cellis

8. An Xtra Ottoman/Bed valued at $467 from BoConcept. – Meyers Ohn

9. A Kartell Attila Statue from Studio BMira Bedder

10. 2 Area 51 chairs, valued at $360 from CalligarisPam Pilkington

11. From Italinteriors a Living Divani Ile Side Table designed by Pierro Lissoni. Retail Price: $1,450.00 – Rob Campbell

12. ECLIPSE Nesting Tables ( set of 3) from KioskSilvana Zivhovic

13. Designer sofa gift certificate for $1,000 towards custom furniture
and in-store design consultations at Alexander DesignsYvonne Koscielak

Congratulation again and  if you has not received an e-mail from us yet, please send us an e-mail with your personal information.



Contest Nth Lounge & Emporium ( Win 2 Tickets)

October 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Contest, Toronto

Get ready for the holidays and avoid the mayhem!

It’s simple leave us a comment on how much you enjoy Christmas shopping and you could win 2 tickets to Gladstone Hotel on an exclusive,  stress-free, shopping experience.

Enjoy complimentary glass of wine or sampling of 5 premium Colaneri Estates wines, spa services and a dessert bar…all this and more! So leave your comments now and check back to see if you have won.  Good Luck!

  • Where: Gladstone hotel
  • When: Nov. 3, 2012
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

To read more about the event, visit:

Win Tuition Costs in Aveda Hair School Scholarship Video Contest

January 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Contest, Toronto

Aveda is world-renowned for its top-notch stylists, eco-friendly cosmetics and styling products and environmentally and socially-aware business practices.

Were you born to style? Are you a trendsetter who dreams of working in the beauty and fashion industry? There’s always work–movie actors to be made-up, celebrities to be styled, fashion shows to jet to–and stylists often top surveys about job satisfaction. You may opt to move to a foreign locale to work, or open your own salon–whatever you do, an Aveda graduate has a head start in his or her field in terms of skills and reputation.

Aveda Institute CanadaTo enter the hair school scholarship contest: Submit a 2-minute video that shows why you were ‘Born to Style’. Get creative and showcase your people skills, charisma and artistic vision. Four talented winners will receive full scholarships (each at $10 K value or more), one for each of the following colleges: Aveda Institute Calgary, Aveda Institute Toronto, Aveda Institute Vancouver and Aveda Institute Victoria.

Full contest details can be downloaded here.

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