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2010 NAHA Award Winners

by Evelyn Ngugi on Monday, July 19th, 2010


Dimitrios Tsioumas won in the texture category.

The “Academy Awards of hairstyling” as some would call it, this year’s NAHA contest rallied hairstylists from around the continent for one night of creativity and innovation.

The award ceremony was held July 18 in Las Vegas, and more than 700 professionals entered the contest’s 13 categories, ranging from Master Stylist and Student Hairstylist, to Avant-Garde, Salon Design, Texture & Makeup Artist.

The contest showcased these categories in the form of high-profile photographs, and were judged based on criteria including concept, demonstration of skill, and harmony between photographer’s execution and stylist’s creativity.

This year’s NAHA judges included industry leaders such as Sam Brocato, Mary Brunetti, Tabatha Coffey, Ruth Roche, Sally Hershberger and Nick Arrojo.

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s North American Hairstyling Awards!

Master Stylist:
Wendy and Oscar Bond
Upper Montclair, NJ
Photographer: Trevor Owsley

Hairstylist of the Year
Tony Ricci
Edmonton, AB
Photographer: Ara Sassoonian

Salon Team
Salon Pure
Montreal, QB
Photographer: Ara Sassoonian

Editorial Hairstylist
Steve Elias
Berkeley, CA
Photographer: Tony Maesto

Student Hairstylist
Patrick Mathes
Indianapolis, IN
Photographer: Babak

Makeup Artist
Seong Hee Park
New York, NY
Photographer: Hyuna Shin

Avant Garde
Nicholas French
Westhampton, NY
Photographer: Roberto Ligresti

Contemporary Classic
Alain Pereque
Montreal, QB
Photographer: Ara Sassoonian

Fashion Forward
Antoine Vadacchino
Montreal, QB
Photographer: Ara Sassoonian

Hair Color
Chrystofer Benson
New York, NY
Photographer: Joseph Cartright

Salon Design
Vasken Demirjian Salon
White Plains, NY
Photographer: Stan Wan

Dimitrios Tsioumas
New York, NY
Photographer: Babak

Salon MBA
Lunatic Fringe
Shawn Trujillo and Angie Katsanevas
Salt Lake City, UT
Photographer: Douglas Carter

NAHA Awards Showcase Creativity, Innovation

by Michelle Breyer on Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The winners for this year were announced. Check them out here.

When Mahisha Dellinger of CURLS signed on as a sponsor this year for the 2010 North American Hairstyling Awards, it was a no-brainer.

Silas Tsang

Silas Tsang

“NAHA is truly the pulse of American stylist’s artistry at its best,” says Dellinger.

CURLS joins some of the biggest names in the business—RUSK, Modern Salon, KMS California, Aquage, Joico, Pureology, to name a few—in supporting the annual competition, which has become a true pinnacle of career achievement for stylists. Many consider it the Academy Awards of the beauty industry.

This year’s NAHA awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. July 18 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.

NAHAs are given in 13 categories, including Master Stylist, Hairstylist of the Year, Editorial Stylist, Student Hairstylist, Avant-Garde, Contemporary Classic, Fashion Foward, Haircolor, Salon Team, Salon Design, Texture and Makeup Artist.

Dimitrios Tsioumas

Dimitrios Tsioumas

A favorite category for Dellinger, and many stylists who focus on waves, curls and kinks, is the Texture category, which draws some of the most creative and innovative entries. “Those contestants are going to receive extra CURLS love,” says Dellinger.

This year, the NAHAs will also salute two professionals who have had a significant impact on the industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Beth Minardi, an internationally renowned haircolor specialist, educator and salon owner. Freferic Holzberger, an entrepreneur, educator and philanthropist, will be inducted into the NAHA Hall of Leaders.

Chad Seale

Chad Seale

This year’s NAHAs boasted a record-setting number of entries. More than 700 beauty professionals entered—up 18 percent from 2009 and a 35 percent increase from 2008. This is a testament to the growing prestige of the NAHAs, and the impact they can have on a stylists’ career.

This year’s NAHA judges include industry leaders such as Tabatha Coffey, Ruth Roche, Nick Arrojo, Mary Brunetti, Sally Hershberger and Sam Brocato.

Click here for more information about the event.

CosmoProf Offers Opportunity for Stylists to Share their Stories

by Gretchen Heber on Thursday, October 1st, 2009

cosmoprof pink angels

Salon-product distributor CosmoProf has created a way for stylists and others to share their stories of cancer and of survival.

This two-pronged approach, dubbed “The Pink Angels,” has been quite successful, says Beauty Systems Group Marketing Manager Tracy Pell.

“In September and October, we’ve invited customers to share their experiences having to do with breast cancer,” she says. When customers make a purchase of anything pink at a CosmoProf store, they are offered a pink sticky note and invited to write about their experiences. The notes are then posted at the stores.

The company also offers an online outlet for story telling. Stylists are invited to go here and share their thoughts on having had breast cancer or having supported someone through the disease.

“We wanted something relevant to our stylists. Let’s talk about the reality of breast cancer,” Pell says. “Our industry — being largely female — is disproportionately affected.

Stylists have responded. The Pink Angels page on the CosmoProf web site is home to many touching stories of loss and strength. An example:
“I am a stylist in a family-owned salon. We are a close family and we all enjoy our jobs and the clients we are lucky enough to have. So when in August of 2005 my husband suddenly passed away, me and my two children were loved and supported by my co-workers and wonderful clients. In July of 2007 my routine mammogram showed a mass. After a biopsy showed cancer I was forced to deliver the very scary news to my children. In the weeks that followed I endured two surgeries. My children remained strong and we kept the faith. When I was told I would be having chemotherapy, I braced myself for the worst. My daughter asked me if she could cut my waist length hair prior to losing it and together we cried. I worked through the whole treatment and two years later my hair is strong and so are we. Life is a gift that we cherish everyday! I now help the clients I have who are diagnosed with the disease to face this tragedy with humor and love. I am happy to have a profession that can impact so many in such a positive way.”

To get the word out about the program, CosmoProf advertised the program in their shopping guide, sent email blasts and utilized social media outlets. They have also been talking up Pink Angels in the stores, says Pell.

While in its first year, the Pink Angels outreach has been sucessful enough that Pell expects the company will repeat it next year, as well as adapt the concept for other uses.

In addition to the Pink Angels program, CosmoProf stores also accept canister donation for the City of Hope.

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