our awards

The Lounge has been nominated and been the recipient of numerous awards since opening in October of 1997 for local, national and international titles. Some awards are creative in nature, some business related, and some given by clients themselves. Each award is a testament to the quality and commitment to the industry—clients can be sure that they are in good hands upon entering the salon.

Contessa Awards

1996
Makeover Colorist of the Year Finalist Martin Hillier
1998
BC Hairstylist of the Year Finalist Martin Hillier
1999

Canadian Mens Hairstylist

Finalist Lance Blanchette
BC Hairsylist of the Year Finalist Martin Hillier
2000

Canadian Mens Hairstylist

Finalist Lance Blanchette
BC Hairsylist of the Year Finalist Martin Hillier
2001

Canadian Mens Hairstylist

Finalist Karl Austin
BC Hairsylist of the Year Finalist Briar Cook
Canadian Salon of the Year Finalist  
Community Service Award Finalist  
2004

Canadian Mens Hairstylist

Winner Martin Hillier
BC Hairsylist of the Year Semi-Finalist Briar Cook
Canadian Mens Hairstylist Semi-Finalist Briar Cook
Nail Enhancement Artist Finalist Abbey Kooner
2007
Canadian Session Stylist Winner Martin Hillier
Newcomer Finalist Jacog Rozenberg
BC Hairstylist of the Year Semi-Finalist Lance Blanchette
2008
Canadian Session Stylist Finalist Martin Hillier
Canadian Mens Hairstylist Semi-Finalist Kelly Baumgartner
2009
Canadian Session Hairstylist Finalist Martin Hillier
2010
Session Hairstylist of the Year Semi-Finalist Martin Hillier

Miror Awards

1996
Makeover Colorist of the Year Finalist Martin Hillier
1998
BC Hairstylist of the Year Finalist Martin Hillier
1999

Canadian Mens Hairstylist

Finalist Lance Blanchette
BC Hairsylist of the Year Finalist Martin Hillier
2000

Canadian Mens Hairstylist

Finalist Lance Blanchette
BC Hairsylist of the Year Finalist Martin Hillier
2001

Canadian Mens Hairstylist

Finalist Karl Austin
BC Hairsylist of the Year Finalist Briar Cook
Canadian Salon of the Year Finalist  
Community Service Award Finalist  
2004

Canadian Mens Hairstylist

Winner Martin Hillier
BC Hairsylist of the Year Semi-Finalist Briar Cook
Canadian Mens Hairstylist Semi-Finalist Briar Cook
Nail Enhancement Artist Finalist Abbey Kooner
2007
Canadian Session Stylist Winner Martin Hillier
Newcomer Finalist Jacob Rozenberg
BC Hairstylist of the Year Semi-Finalist Lance Blanchette
2008
Canadian Session Stylist Finalist Martin Hillier
Canadian Mens Hairstylist Semi-Finalist Kelly Baumgartner
2009
Canadian Session Hairstylist Finalist Martin Hillier
2010
BC Hairstylist of the Year Winner Jacob Rozenberg

salon industry awards

2004
Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist Lance Blanchette

Flare Magazine

1998
#1 Salon in BC    

Joico Vero Color K-Pak Color Awards

2007

Color Artist

Finalist Briar Cook
2008

Color Artist

Winner Jacob Rozenberg
2009
Color Artist Finalist Kelly Baumgartner
Color Artist Winner Jacob Rozenberg

Hairdressers Journal Salon 2000 - London England

2000

One World

Nominated  

Art and Fashion Group - New York

1997
World Master Colorist Winner Martin Hillier

Vancouver Plus

2002
Best of Vancouver Salon Bronze  

Westender Newspaper

2002
Best Spa Silver  
Best Salon Gold  
Best Esthetician Gold Abbey Kooner
Best Esthetician Gold Jennifer Thompson

The Georgia Straight Newspaper

2003
Best Salon Gold  

community

The Lounge has a core philosophy of helping people be the best they can be and sometimes we just need a little help from others. As a contributing member of its community since opening in October of 1997, The Lounge has donated time, money and expertise to people and organizations geared towards raising awareness and funds for those in need:

  • Just Singing Round
  • Vancouver B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
  • WestEggEvents
  • Art In Kind
  • Vancouver General Hospital Leukemia/BMT Program