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Meet Canada's Best Beauty Talent's Judging Panel
Each episode will feature a panel consisting of some of the best and biggest names in Canada's media and beauty industries. They'll share their insights and expertise as they preside over the hair and makeup challenges to discover Canada's Best Beauty Talent. We'll have media experts evaluating artistry and passion, and hair and makeup experts to lend their technical expertise to the judging panel. Together, they'll determine who goes home and who will be our ultimate winner.
Beauty Experts
Media Experts
Special Appearances
Eden Bluestein
Eden Bluestein creates enchanting looks for Yves Saint-Laurent beauty. Eden has lent her talent to So You Think You Can Dance Canada as Key Makeup Artist and her work has been showcased at high-profile fashion shows, awards and red carpet events.
Daniel Fiorio
Daniel Fiorio is one of Canada's foremost hairstylists. He is a member of the Haute Coiffure Française and successful owner of three salons. Daniel's work has appeared in numerous fashion and beauty magazines and his talent has graced the runways of countless Fashion Weeks. A dedicated artist and fashionista, Daniel is famous for his fashion flare.
Eddie Malter
Eddie Malter is the Official Make-up Artist for L'Oréal Paris in Canada. A celebrity in his own right, Eddie has worked on some of L'Oréal Paris biggest events around the globe, such as the Cannes Film Festival, leading backstage at Toronto Fashion Week and TIFF. Through his makeup artistry and passion, Eddie has become one of Canada's top beauty experts.
Eric Del Monaco
Eric Del Monaco is the Official Hair Artist and Colourist for L'Oréal Paris in Canada. Renowned as a beauty trend-setter and leading backstage at Fashion Week and TIFF, Eric's fresh and unconventional break-all-the-rules artistic approach to hair has made him one of Canada's most popular and trusted hair experts.
Anna Pacitto
Anna Pacitto is Artistic Director for L'Oréal Professionnel Canada, a member of Haute Coiffure Française and owner of 12 salons and a hairdressing academy. Winner of numerous national and international competitions, Anna is a master judge and prestigious guest artist on world stages. Her distinction lies in her ability to forecast and create the most fashion-forward looks.
Lora Spiga
Lora Spiga is the Official Makeup Artist for Lancôme in Canada. Lora has collaborated with top fashion designers and talented Lancôme artistic directors, and her looks have been featured in numerous beauty and fashion shows, photo shoots and videos.
Vittorio is a popular Montreal-based hair and makeup artist. His work can be seen in many major advertising campaigns and magazines. Vittorio’s professionalism and raw talent have also created a buzz in the entertainment industry - he’s worked with such celebrities as Ke$has, Taylor Momsen, John Mayer, Kreesha Turner, Matt Dusk and Leah Miller.
Roseanna Plutino
Roseanna Plutino is the founder and president of Plutino Group, a management agency representing top-tier hair, makeup and styling experts. As a respected industry professional, a former makeup artist, and a pioneer in talent representation in Canada, she has earned her place as one of the country's leading authorities in the fashion and beauty industry.
Alison Eastwood
Alison Eastwood is Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! Canada. An award-winning journalist, editor and TV personality, Alison helped launch HELLO! Canada in 2006 and has shaped the weekly magazine's content, which includes intimate celebrity profiles, international fashion and beauty news and royal coverage. Alison also heads up HELLO! Canada's eagerly anticipated annual Canada's Most Beautiful People issue. Under her leadership, HELLO! Canada has become the No. 1-selling Canadian magazine on newsstands.
Catherine Franklin
Catherine Franklin is the Beauty and Fashion Editor at Chatelaine, inspiring readers with trend information and insider beauty and fashion tips to help women pull together chic looks for work, weekend and evening. She has a long history of covering the beauty/fashion beat, including stints as Beauty and Health Editor for ELLE Canada, Style Director at Wish, fashion director at FASHION magazine and buyer for Holt Renfrew.
Mary Kitchen
Mary Kitchen is the Entertainment Anchor for Citytv News. She can be seen bringing viewers all things entertainment on the 5pm, 6pm and 11pm Citytv news casts and every Wednesday morning on Breakfast Television. Mary continues to draw from her experiences traveling around the world interviewing entertainers and fashion royalty for Fashion Television Channel, Red Carpet Diary, eTalk, ET Canada, The Marilyn Denis Show and CBC's Fashion File Host Hunt.
Claude Laframboise
Claude Laframboise is LOULOU Magazine's Style Editor and a seasoned runway and print styling expert. From styling fashion shoots for the magazine, to providing tips and advice in his Claude to the Rescue column, he translates runway and street-style trends in an accessible way to which Canadian readers can relate.
Tracy Moore
Tracy Moore is the host of Canada's longest running lifestyle show, CityLine. Each week, Tracy can be seen across the country, sizing up the latest fashions on Fashion Fridays, featuring makeovers and beauty tips and tricks, trying DIY projects and learning new recipes. An energetic mom to two, Tracy is known for her laid back style, easy laugh and love of fashion.
Lisa Tant
RESIDENT JUDGE Lisa Tant will preside over every challenge. As the Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher of FLARE, Canada's fashion magazine, Lisa is recognized as one of the country's leading beauty and fashion experts. She is a frequently featured expert on Citytv, ET Canada, eTalk, Breakfast Television and Fashion Television, just to name a few. Under Lisa's leadership, FLARE continues to set the standard for Canadian fashion and beauty. Each issue features the world's most sought-after style icons, the hottest up-and-coming design talent and the latest fashion and beauty trends.
Keshia Chanté
Keshia Chanté is a singer/songwriter, actress, model and fashionista. She is a JUNO Award winner with several other awards to her credit. She’s released a number of top ten singles and her debut album went gold. Keshia is the Youth Ambassador for CANFAR (Canadian Foundation For Aids Research); sheés starred in TV series and sheés been the face of many popular ad campaigns. And all this at only age 23!
Mia Martina
Mia Martina is the co-writer and voice behind Canada's Best Beauty Talent theme song. The popular JUNO nominated singer/songwriter delivers a customized rendition of her current Gold-selling hit single “Burning” to open and close each episode of the competition. Mia first climbed to the top of the charts with her double Platinum single “Stereo Love” with Edward Maya, and has performed with Flo Rida, Keri Hilson, Pitbull and Snoop Dogg.

The Canadian beauty has also just signed a brand partnership with L'Oreal Professionnel.
Canada’s Best Beauty Talent is…CAYLEE!
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One hair or makeup contestant will win each week. The contestant with the most viewer votes will be awarded one hair OR makeup artist tool kit. Product will be provided by the category sponsor of the episode. Approx value $250. Voting begins 9pm each Sunday night and ends the following Friday midnight. Viewers vote one time per day for their favourite contestant.