Barrie Hairstylist Finalist For 2015 Contessa Master Colourist Award

(Barrie, Ontario) October 28, 2014 – Senior Stylist, Lindie Blackwell, is a finalist in the Master Colourist category at this years Contessa Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards presented by Salon Magazine. Lindie’s work was selected from thousands of applicants and she is now one of ten category finalists, with the winner to be announced at the Contessa Gala on November, 9th at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario.

To enter the competition Lindie Blackwell was required to submit a collection of five different coloured hairstyles showing a before and after picture of each person. The collection of photos from all entrants were then put through two rounds of judging to determine the finalists. The first round was judged live by experts in the Canadian beauty industry, with the second round being completed online by a panel of international beauty experts. Previous panels of judges have included beauty editors, photographers, and celebrity hairstylists.

Lindie Blackwell is a ten-time award winner including the 2014 Master Colorist of the Year and 2013 Canadian Colourist of the Year. Ivo Tiberio, Owner of Gravity Salon and Spa, stated, “It’s an amazing accomplishment by Lindie to be named as a finalist. Her hardwork and dedication are not only found in the styles she’s being judged on in the competition but also in the hairstyles and relationships she has with all of her clients. We are incredibly proud of Lindie, and hope to see her named as the winner of the 2015 Master Colourist Award.”

The Contessa Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards started in 1988 and has a proven track-record of excellence. The awards are open to all licensed beauty professionals across Canada. The Master Colourist category judges on the overall hairstyles but also the technical and creative innovation regards to the hair colour used in each of the submissions. There are twenty-three category awards to be given out at this year’s gala with a focus on hairstyling, colouring, make-up, and nail beauty.

Lindie Blackwell’s collection of work can be found on the Contessa Finalists page,


Lindie Blackwell, is a Senior Stylist working out of Gravity Salon and Spa in Barrie, Ontario. She is also a stage artist and member of Goldwell’s North American Artistic Team, travelling throughout Canada and the United States sharing her passion and expertise with fellow hairstylists. Her work has been published in many trade magazines and she has also appeared on Breakfast Television.

For Additional Information About Lindie Blackwell, Please Contact:
Ivo Tiberio, Owner
Gravity Salon and Spa

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Barrie Hairstylist Represents Canada In Berlin At The Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge

(Barrie, Ontario) October 21, 2014 – Senior Stylist, Jamie Dennis, represented Canada at the recent Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge that took place in Berlin from October 11th to 13th, 2014. She was selected to be the Canadian Finalist in the Partner Category by a panel of Goldwell judges, which allowed her to attend and compete against twenty other international competitors in a head-to-head challenge during the global event that took place at Station Berlin earlier this month.

The Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge is an annual international hair coloring competition with 70 finalists from 28 different countries competing at the global event. To become a finalist and represent Canada, Jamie Dennis was required to submit a photo of a unique hair color style she completed using Goldwell products. Her photo entry was then judged against all other entries from Canada in the Partner Category; where she was selected as the finalist to represent Canada.

The Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge in Berlin required Jamie to compete against 20 other international competitors in a live event that saw each finalist recreate their regional winning color style. The Partner Category was eventually won by Lok Chan of Hong Kong, with Lidia Malez from Russia winning the New Talent Category, and Hardy Tsai taking top honors in the Creative Category.

Jamie Dennis’ representation of Canada at this event showcases the industry talent found locally here in Barrie and Simcoe County. According to Ivo Tiberio, Owner of Gravity Salon and Spa, “we are incredibly proud of Jamie for her efforts in this event. Her accomplishment of representing Canada is a reflection of the hard work and dedication she puts forth on a daily basis to mastering her craft as a Senior Stylist and Master Colorist with all of her clients. Jamie has shown the world the level of talent that can be found right here in Simcoe County, for which, we would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation.”

The Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge is an annual event and the next global event will take place October 3-5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Jamie Dennis, is a Senior Stylist, working out of Gravity Salon and Spa in Barrie, Ontario. In addition to her hairstyling and coloring, for which she has become renowned for her innovative work with curly hair and unique hair types, she also develops stylist programs for Goldwell.

For Additional Information About Jamie Dennis, Please Contact:
Ivo Tiberio, Owner
Gravity Salon and Spa

For Additional Information About Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge:

Esther and Ivo getting ready for day one of EXTREME  COLOR BOOTCAMP  with Rodica and Derrick at GOLDWELL Toronto Academy

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Ivo Tiberio, NEW GOLDWELL Toronto Academy.

I was honoured to be the first and the last person to have facilitated a class at the old GOLDWELL Academy. I am excited and honoured to facilitate the very first class at the NEW GOLDWELL Toronto Academy. I am so looking forward to sharing the GOLDWELL love to everyone attending Color Succession this Sunday and Monday. Thank you and the education team, for this honour. The academy is stunning, Love it!!!

Ivo Tiberio

Master Colorist / Stylist / Owner

New toronto academy

New toronto aca

Master Stylists and colourists, Jamie Marie Dennis-Hartnett will be travelling to Berlin

Master Stylists and colourists, Jamie Marie Dennis-Hartnett will be travelling to Berlin, Germany over Thanksgiving weekend of this year as a finalist to represent all of Canada in the Goldwell Global Zoom competition! In previous years, Jamie has been a semi-finalist in this competition but this year her incredible skill brought her to the National finalist position which is a huge honour!

Jamie has been working at Gravity for 4 years now, but has known Ivo Tiberio for 15 years as he trained her to be a Goldwell educator. Alongside being a Master Colourist/stylist, Jamie is also an Elumen specialist and GOLDWELL Guest Artist, proving her to be very well-rounded and knowledgeable in her area of expertise. Everybody be sure to wish Jamie luck on her fast-approaching journey, here’s to hoping she brings home the big win for Canada!


Jamie Dennis Hair Stylist Barrie

Contessa competition in 2015 is our very own esthetician, Alexandra Chruste

alexandra-estheticianCompeting in the Contessa competition in 2015 is our very own esthetician, Alexandra Chrustel! Alexandra is competing as a semi-finalist in the Canadian Nail Art category and we’re sure that her undeniable skill and talent will help her to bring home her category title! Join us in wishing these amazing young women the best of luck as they compete in the New Year!

GRAVITY SALON, Lindie Blackwell

Lindie Blackwell

Lindie Blackwell

Gravity salon’s master stylists and colour technicians, Lindie Blackwell, currently holds the champion title of the Canadian Master Colourist for the Contessa Awards 2014 and is competing again as a semi-finalist in the Contessa Master Elite competition for 2015! Only select stylists in Canada get invited to compete in this prestigious competition which just goes to show the incredible talent that our Lindie encompasses!

Gravity Launches New Website

We are happy to announce we’ve launched a new website designed to serve you better. Featuring a responsive design that adapts accordingly you will always receive the best user experience. We’ll be updating the site with photos regularly. You can still book your next appointment easily online through our live online booking system. If you like the new site let us know, we love to hear feedback from all of our wonderful clients. If you haven’t had a chance to experience Gravity Salon and Spa in person we encourage you to book an appointment today and let us show you why we are one of Barrie’s premiere salon and spa destinations!

Thanks For Coming To Our Open House

Established Canadian hair designer and GOLDWELL Master Colourist / Stylist Ivo Tiberio invites you to experience Barrie’s first hair paradise. Ivo Tiberio brings over 26 years of technical and management experience in Canadian salons and on worldwide stages working with renowned artists in the world of hair fashion.

Thank you Barrie! A very special thank you to all of our guests who have made our Open House and 2nd Anniversary a success! A very warm appreciation to our fellow colleagues from Goldwell Canada who found the time out of their busy schedules to attend our celebration also. It was a carefree evening that passed an energy on a high note. We made sure every guest of ours was welcomed with a smile and a glass of wine sponsored by Doug from, Vin de Garage.

The tasty, freshly made nibbles and assortment of cheeses were catered by Amanda of, Painter’s Hall restaurant . The evening carried on with the traditional grape stomping act out on the deck in the fresh autumn air and the camera was always close by. Great snap shots of candid conversations and some poses that even put George Costanza to shame. Introductions were made for a couple of new services: the popular Vibroacoustic Bed by Nexneuro, and Misencil Eyelash Extensions demonstrated by our very own, Spring Burke.

The night was not complete without dessert. “Too Pretty to Eat” by Mara Tiberio showcased her delectable artisanal cookies in every fashion for every season. Finally, a winner has been found in the draw for the basket of KMS hair products valued at over $75, thanks to KMS Canada. Congratulations to Bev Morgan! We look forward to continuing to serve our community for many years to come!