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NAHA Celebrates 24 Years

by CurlStylist on Monday, May 6th, 2013

The Professional Beauty Association Announces Finalists for the 2013 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)

NAHA Celebrates 24 Years as the Top Honor for the Professional Beauty Industry

Sunday, July 14, 2013 | Mandalay Bay Resort | Las Vegas, Nevada

Phoenix, AZ (April 30, 2013) - The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announces the much anticipated finalists for the 2013 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). As the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, NAHA celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry.  As the pinnacle achievement for professional hairstylists and makeup artists, past and present NAHA entrants, finalists and winners continue to push the boundaries of trend-setting style. Drawing from leading editorial, celebrity, and platform artists whose work graces top fashion and beauty magazines, runway shows, and red-carpets, NAHA is the culmination of style, beauty trends and sheer artistry.

NAHAs are given in 14 distinct categories including Avant Garde, Contemporary Classic, Editorial Stylist of the Year, Haircolor, Make-Up Artist of the Year, Master Hairstylist of the Year, Newcomer Stylist of the Year, Salon Design, Salon MBA, Salon Team, Student Hairstylist of the Year, Texture, and all new for 2013, Men’s Hairstylist of the Year.  The highest honor is the coveted award for Hairstylist of the Year.

The 2013 NAHA Awards Ceremony is open to ALL and will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. An evening filled with high-energy, creative expression and artistic presentations by Aveda, KAO/Goldwell and Dimitrios Tsioumas, recipient of the 2012 Hairstylist of the Year NAHA.

NAHA continues to draw from a diverse and internationally renowned list of hairstylists and makeup artists from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and Switzerland. Judges included Vivienne Mackinder, 5-time NAHA award winner, founder ofHairDesignerTV.com, and editor-in-chief of MOD magazine; Tabatha Coffey, author, stylist and host of Bravo’s Tabatha’s Salon Takeover; Nicholas French, renowned UK stylist, author, and speaker; and Damien Carney, prominent beauty industry educator, founder of hairstyling academy Damien Carney London, and NAHA finalist along with many other top hairstylists from around the world! Via a blind judging process, entries were narrowed down to five finalists per category, and only one winner in each category will be chosen.

To see the work of all the NAHA finalists and to learn more about the NAHA Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 14, 2013, visit probeauty.org/naha.

Texture! Behind the Cover

by Modern Salon on Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Our Cover Style for this issue’s Texture! was created by Kansas City stylist and 2012 NAHA finalist Rusty Phillips. It’s the beautiful result of Phillips’ participation in Modern Salon Media’s Artist Session, a workshop designed to guide salon professionals through the process of freelance styling as they develop their photo session skills and connect with like minded salon professionals. The owner of Belle Epoque Salon, Phillips has not only taken the class several times himself, but has sent staff to experience the session.

Since launching seven years ago, Belle Epoque has twice been recognized as one of SALON TODAY’s 200 Best, and Elle magazine has highlighted the business as one of America’s 100 Best Salons for the past three years. A stylist for more than 30 years, Phillips has forged a bond of trust with clients through his genuine desire and ability to and make a difference in their lives as he customizes each client’s visit. Although Phillips is the consummate styling pro, he has enjoyed each Artist Session as a haven where professionals learn from each other.

“I’ve learned to really go for it!” he says. “I held back a bit at my first session and, although pleased with my results, I knew I could do something more exciting. For this last session, I really pumped up the volume and texture. It was an unforgettable experience!”

It was the model’s own hair, along with a tool tucked into the Artist Session Goody Bag, that inspired Philips to create the look seen on the cover.

“My model had massively thick wavy hair, the kind of hair every woman dreams about,” he explains. “I wanted to create over-the-top volume and curl, and in the Goody Bag was a micro-crimper. This gave me an idea to create a distressed curl that was somewhat frizzy and  lived in.’” After prepping the hair with styling cream, Phillips dry-pincurled all of the hair and pressed each one with the crimper. He brushed out the set, then shampooed the hair with a dry shampoo to produce even more texture and volume. His finished look along with the Artist Session Creative Team resulted in a fabulous look for this issue of Texture.

The Texture! cover look was shot at a recent MODERN SALON Artist Session. Join editorial styling expert Maggie Mulhern with NAHA-nominated David Maderich and Roberto Ligresti for the next Artist Session workshop in New York City, October 2-3, and learn how to get your work published in magazines. Go to Modern Salon’s Artist Session to sign up.

2012 NAHA Texture Stylist of the Year

by Modern Salon on Saturday, September 1st, 2012

The North American Hairstyling Awards represents the pinnacle of achievement in all categories of hairdressing, texture included. Jasmine Gibbs of The Cutting Edge Salon in Brooklyn, New York was named Texture Stylist of the Year at the 2012 NAHA ceremony held July 22 in Las Vegas. Her exquisite entries won the day, but she had some very worth competition. Here are Gibbs’ winning looks along with entries from the other NAHA 2012 Texture finalists: Liz Nevin, Liz Nevin Hairstyling; Amy Freudenberg, Maka Beauty Systems; Jose Julian Macias Navarro, Leonel Alta Peluqueria; and Richie Roman, R Rated Hair.

Liz Nevin: Liz Nevin Hairstyling

Jasmine Gibbs: The Cutting Edge

Amy Freudenberg: Maka Beauty Systems

Jose Macias and Julian Navarro: Leonel Alta Peluqueria

Richie Roman: R Rated Hair

The 2012 NAHA Awards

by Claire Aviles on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Jose Julian Macias Navarro-NAHA Finalist: Texture / Photographer: Sergio Castro

This month, the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) will celebrate the top hairstylists and beauty professionals in the industry.

NAHA, which will be held in Las Vegas on July 22, is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America. Individuals are recognized in thirteen different categories, from Newcomer of the Year and Avant-Garde to one of our favorites, Texture.

E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, named the 2012 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Honoree, will host the NAHA Awards Ceremony this year. “I am thrilled to host the 2012 North American Hairstyling Awards,” Rancic said. “Beauty professionals are at the heart of making people look and feel their best, and I’m excited to be a part of this amazing event,” says Giuliana.

NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week, North America’s most inclusive beauty event, offering networking, education and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association and is held in cooperation with Cosmoprof North America.

Check out the NAHA website to see more amazing photographs. You can also find information about attending the event.

Following is a list of the NAHA categories and finalists.

Avant-Garde
Chrystofer Benson and Tawnya Nelson
Nicholas French
Jose Julian Macias Navarro
Jake Thompson
Chris Vandehey

Contemporary Classic
Dimitrios Tsioumas
Daniel Holzberger
Nick Stenson
Rusty Phillips
Sal Misseri

Editorial Hairstylist of the Year
Charlie Price
Vivienne Mackinder and Sue Pemberton
Steve Elias
Neeko Abriol
Michael Albor and Donna Hamilton

Haircolor
Dimitrios Tsioumas
Nick Stenson
Chad Demchuk
Sue Pemberton
Jacqueline Sanchez

Hairstylist of the Year
Allen Ruiz
Liz Nevin
DJ Riggs
Dimitrios Tsioumas
Alain Pereque

Make-Up Artist of the Year
Clarissa Luna
Jeanne San Diego
Ericka Brannon
Sevan Tatoulian
David Maderich

Master Hairstylist of the Year
Edwin Johnston
Tony Ricci
Dusty Simington
Anna Pacitto
Eric Fisher

Newcomer of the Year
Valeria Amirova
Sal Misseri
Ray Hornback
Jasmine Gibbs
Nick Hemsley

Salon Design of the Year
Headlines The Salon
Ginger Bay Salon & Spa
Square Colour Salon + Spa
Bespoke Hair Artisans
Studio So Lara

Salon MBA
Rejuvenation Spa
Gila Rut Salon
Mane Attraction Salon
Zazou Salon & Spa
Blo

Salon Team of the Year
Lunatic Fringe Salon
A Michael Levine Salon Group
HAUS Salon
Salon Keiji
MAINENTRANCE Artists

Student Hairstylist of the Year
Nicole Higgens
Quinn Sorensen
Alisha Sutch
Cameron Jones
Cassandra Monteyro

Texture
Liz Nevin
Jasmine Gibbs
Amy Freudenberg
Jose Julian Macias Navarro
Richie Roman

2011 NAHA Awards Winners

by CurlStylist on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Creation by Eli Mancha. Photo by Helen Berkun.

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), a Professional Beauty Association (PBA) event and the most prestigious photographic hairstyling competition in North America, is pleased to announce the winners of NAHA 2011.

The winners were recognized July 31, 2011 during a star-studded ceremony held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. More than 3,000 beauty professionals attended, along with more than 35,000 viewers from across the globe who tuned in to watch the live steaming broadcast on hairdesignertv.com, to see who would be honored in NAHA’s 13 distinct categories. NAHA’s top honor, Hairstylist of the Year, was presented to Eli Mancha from the Lock & Loaded line and the Bang Salon in Chicago, IL.

Awards Ceremony

This year, 2011, marked 22 years of the NAHA Awards Ceremony. The event featured artistic presentations from NAHA 2011 finalists, NAHA 2010 Hairstylist of the Year, Tony Ricci, and Proctor & Gamble professional brands.

Honorees of the event included Stan Klet, Sr., who was inducted into the Hall of Leaders, and Michael O’Rourke as the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award. Actress, model, author, Las Vegas headliner and star of Planet Hollywood’s PEEPSHOW and Holly’s World on E!, Holly Madison, was presented with the PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award for her work as an animal rights advocate.

Ceremony Highlights

In 2010, NAHA partnered with HairDesignerTV.com to bring the NAHA Awards Ceremony to the world via free, live streaming video. In 2011 the partnership continued and an even larger worldwide audience of more than 35,000 saw the Awards Ceremony.

NAHA and PBA also secured two additional consumer media opportunities to broaden the reach of NAHA. DailyMakeover.com featured a four-part profile on various NAHA categories and several finalists provided advice on a series of hair and makeup questions. In addition, the 2011 Hairstylist of the Year will travel to New York to be featured on nationally syndicated lifestyle show “BETTER” in September.

The first ever NAHA People’s Choice Award for the Hairstylist of the Year category was also launched at NAHA 2011. Voting was done during the show via text messaging. Charlie Price, a two time NAHA Hairstylist of the Year winner, took home the inaugural prize.

The NAHA 2011 winners in their respective categories include:

Master Stylist of the Year
Kris Sorbie
REDKEN 5th Ave, New York, NY

Hairstylist of the Year
Eli Mancha
Lock & Loaded, Chicago, IL

Salon Team of the Year
Jackson Ruiz Salon
Austin, TX

Editorial Stylist of the Year
Dimitrios Tsioumas
Mizu New York, New York, NY

Student Hairstylist of the Year
Giovanna Simington
Golden West College of Cosmotology, Huntington Beach, CA

Texture
Carlos Cintron
TIGI, Lewisville, TX

Make-Up Artist of the Year
Clarissa Luna
Jackson Ruiz Salon, Austin, TX

Avant Garde
Jake Thompson
Lunatic Fringe, Salt Lake City, UT

Contemporary Classic
Simon Chercuitte
SACO, Montreal, QB
Fashion Forward
Zahir Ziani
Red Door Spas, New York, NY

Haircolor
Dimitrios Tsioumas
Mizu New York, New York, NY

Salon Design
Marco Verrelli
Salon M Squared, Toronto, ON

Salon MBA
Karie & Aaron Bennett
Atelier, San Jose, CA

People’s Choice Award – Hairstylist of the Year
Charlie Price
Antoin du Chez the Spa, Denver, CO

Photos by Helen Berkun. Creations by Eli Mancha.

Texture Big at 2011 North American Hairstyling Awards

by Michelle Breyer on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announces the finalists for the 2011 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)! As the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, NAHA celebrates the creativity and skill of the professional salon industry. From avant-garde and editorial styling to recognizing the business savvy nature of salon owners, winning a NAHA award is a true pinnacle career achievement.

As always, textured hair is one of the highlights of the annual competition, showcasing some of the most dramatic artistry and latest innovations.

The NAHA Award’s Ceremony will be held Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. An evening filled with high-energy, creative expression and artistic presentations by some of the industry’s leading figures including current Hairstylist of the Year, Tony Ricci, the 2011 NAHA Award’s Ceremony is the perfect place to salute rising stars and industry icons. NAHA 2011 is part of PBA Beauty Week, which also includes PBA Symposium, Beacon, Best Practice Club, the City of Hope Charity Gala, and is hosted by Cosmoprof North America.

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

In addition to winning the NAHA, the 2011 Hairstylist of the Year winner will also be flown to New York City for meetings with leading consumer beauty editors and appear on the nationally syndicated lifestyle television program, BETTER.

NAHA also salutes two professionals who have made a significant impact and contribution to the industry. NAHA 2011 is proud to present its top honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Michael O’Rourke, an internationally renowned hairstylist, salon owner, educator, and businessman. NAHA 2011 is also pleased to induct entrepreneur and philanthropist, Stan Klet Sr., into the NAHA Hall of Leaders.

NAHA continues to draw from a diverse and internationally renowned list of hairstylist and makeup artists from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and Switzerland.

Judges included Angelo Seminara, Kris Sorbie, Vivienne Mackinder, Tabatha Coffey, Ruth Roche, Mary Brunetti, Darren Bain, Bennie Tognini, Robert Lobetta, Kendall Ong, Jamie Carroll, Gary Sunderland, Heather Wenman, Antoinette Beenders, Dean Banowetz, Nicholas French, Sam Brocato, Anthony Morrison, Mark Hayes, Sharon Blaine, Eveline Charles, Leon Alexander, Jonathan Lovett, Damian Stoney, James Morrison, Damien Carney, Michael Baker, Will Bruder and several others.

Via a blind entry process, entries were narrowed down to five finalists per category, and one winner in each category will be chosen.

The NAHA festivities kick off with a Red Carpet Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a star-studded Awards Ceremony featuring special artistic presentations, live entertainment and special guest appearances.

Texture: The Season of Texture!

by Modern Salon on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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Learn more about Texture!, a collaboration between CurlStylist, NaturallyCurly and Modern Salon

By all appearances, fall 2010 will go down in fashion history as “the season of texture.” Dozens of notable fashion designers have eschewed straight strands, embracing instead all manner of curls, coils, crimps, waves and teased clouds of hair on their catwalks.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus






On the West Coast, style setters are also advancing the texture trend. Nearly every red carpet is adorned with sexy, romantic textures, made popular by stars like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson, Charlize Theron and Beyonce.

“Clients today are requesting anything but flat hair,” says Lina Shamoun, a 2010 North American Hairstyling Awards Texture Finalist from Kitchener, Ontario.

And regardless of whether clients are starting out with natural curl, wave or pin-straight strands, everyone has texture options this season!

Natural Curl: Embrace and Refine

“Curly hair is coming into its own,” says Titi Branch, co-owner of Miss Jessie’s Products and Salon in New York. “Twenty years ago, we wouldn’t even be talking about curly hair because people straightened their curls.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

“Now, women want to embrace their natural, healthy curl. Michelle Obama even wore curls to a state dinner recently— for her to do so really validates the beauty of the look.”

But curly can also be high maintenance, admits Branch, which is why the current trend is a smoother, looser curl pattern.

“This allows a woman to keep her curl,” she explains, “but refine it.” At Miss Jessie’s, this elongated curl is achieved with the salon’s proprietary “Silkener” service. The technique involves a sodium hydroxide relaxer and a method of manipulation that stretches, yet doesn’t straighten, the hair.

“The result,” says Branch, “is hair that behaves like natural hair when it’s wet—before it dries and shrinks. It’s wash and go—it cuts styling time in half.” To support natural curls, Branch recommends Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding treatment—a perennial favorite that combines macadamia and almond oil, aloe and shea butter for shine, plumping and moisture.

Curl definition is also imperative for Shawna Parvin’s curly clients, and the most modern approach, says the Aquage educator, NAHA 2009 Texture Winner and 2010 Hairstylist of the Year nominee, is to mix it up—random curl sizes, directions and even amounts of definition. “I’m telling my clients to start with a gel on damp hair,” she says, and comb it through scalp to ends. “Then wind sections of varying sizes, in every direction, so they look like little snakes. Don’t touch the hair until it’s completely dry, then move it around and even pull a few random pieces apart so there’s some fuzz mixed in with the curl. That’s what keeps curl from looking like the ’80s.”

Options are important for women with any texture, and naturally curly clients will always want blowouts for occasions when their hair must look polished, says Dickey, owner of New York’s Hair Rules Salon and hair products company. What makes blowouts look fresh this season, he says, is a voluminous, soft, Mad Men-inspired look, with lots of flattering movement around the face.

“Bone straight doesn’t work for most women,” he comments. “Waves and curls look softer on anyone—it’s ‘instant youth.’”

Making Waves—Keep it Raw

When it comes to creating curls and waves, the perfectly formed curls are evolving into a rougher, more raw-edged texture, says Chad Seale of Salt Lake City, another 2010 NAHA Texture finalist.

“Waves will be more vertical, looser, less constructed than we’ve seen in past seasons,” agrees Darby Shields, Associate Artistic Director of ISO International.

Wavy Hair

When it comes to these vertical waves, there’s also a new silhouette worth noting, adds Seale, namely, a flatter crown with more volume through the midlengths and ends. Seale loves this texture and shape on shorter-length bobs—actress Charlize Theron has been seen sporting the look. To permanently create this casual texture on tightly curly hair, Shields steers clients to the ISO Maintamer.

“This formula gives stylists plenty of control,” she explains. “Leave it on for five minutes, and it eliminates frizz but maintains the curl pattern. Leave it on for 30 minutes and it straightens more completely.”

To produce loose, ropey, “Gisele” texture with a thermal iron, Shields first mists strands with a combination of ISO Color Preserve Thermal Shield Spray and Daily Shape Working Spray, then wraps sections of hair vertically around the outside of a curling iron, simultaneously twisting each section onto itself like a rope. Once the hair cools completely, she gently releases the twists, revealing “a spiral, vertical wave with lots of internal torque.”

The flat iron is another excellent tool for creating this type of natural-looking body and texture. Many of today’s irons feature beveled plates, which give them the versatility to straighten and shape hair. One of Lina Shamoun’s favorite strategies is to divide hair into thin, one-inch sections, place the flatiron at the root, wind the section once around the iron and draw the tool through to the ends.

“When you release it, the hair will fall into a soft, flowing wave,” she explains.

The beach trend—textured, separated, sea-tossed strands—has generated a number of beach spray products that are great for supporting these looks or for use as stand-alone body boosters.

Color for Curl

With celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston leading the way, the hottest hair color trend of the moment is the graduated “I spent last month on the beach and now it’s growing out” effect. Characterized by deeper roots and lighter midshafts and ends, it’s a deliberate technique to approximate “vacation regrowth.” The look is perfect for the twists and turns of textured hair, as long as the technique is done correctly.

Seale believes baliage is the best strategy—this freehand hair-painting method allows the colorist to place the tint exactly where the sun would kiss each strand, namely, on the rounds and fullest parts of each curl and in an unstructured fashion.

“So if your client wears her hair curly,” Seale advises, “don’t blow her hair straight and do a color weave. You’ll get six different colors on one curl and that doesn’t work.”

Additionally, says Seale, opt for high-lift permanent colors when baliaging curls, rather than bleach. “Bleach tends to swell the hair and cause it to become dryer,” he believes.

This hair type is already susceptible to dryness, he adds, so it’s better to use hair color that tends to impart less damage. Shields agrees that baliage is the best way to achieve the dark-to-light look, and advises stylists to work with fairly large sections. “Apply your color to each section randomly,” she suggests. “And for your application pattern, let the trajectory of the waves guide you—dropping off of the crown. Try some ‘peek-a-boo’ foils under the surface, too.

“All of this will create a purposeful, grown-out look, which clients today love since it’s chic and it allows them to stretch their retouching dollars!”

2010 NAHA Award Winners

by Evelyn Ngugi on Monday, July 19th, 2010

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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

Texture
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.

PBA Announces NAHA Finalists

by Gretchen Heber on Friday, April 30th, 2010

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announces the much anticipated finalists for the 2010 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)! Winning an award at NAHA, North America’s most esteemed beauty competition, has become a true pinnacle career achievement with the help of beauty professionals and the industry as a whole. Open to the entire beauty industry, the NAHA Award Ceremony is a not-to-be-missed evening of high energy, artistic expression, and the coming together of the professional beauty association to salute rising stars and industry icons. NAHA 2010 is part of PBA Beauty Week and will take place Sunday, July 18, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

NAHAs are given in 13 distinct categories including: Master Stylist, Hairstylist of the Year, Editorial Stylist, Student Hairstylist, Avant-Garde, Contemporary Classic, Fashion Forward, Haircolor, Salon Team, Salon Design, Texture, and Makeup Artist of the Year. 2010 marks the inaugural year for the Salon MBA award. The Salon MBA is designed to recognize savvy salon owners who have cultivated a cutting-edge salon and a highly profitable business.

NAHA also salutes two professionals who have made a significant impact and contribution to the industry. This year NAHA 2010 is proud to present its top honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Beth Minardi, an internationally renowned haircolor specialist, educator and salon owner. NAHA 2010 is also pleased to induct entrepreneur, environmentalist, and philanthropist, Frederic Holzberger, into the NAHA Hall of Leaders.

PBA is proud to announce a record setting number of entries for 2010. More than 700 beauty professionals (an 18 percent increase from 2009 and a 35 percent increase from 2008) spent countless hours conceptualizing and bringing to life their artistic visions. The growth and breadth of NAHA entries from established hairstylists to those just starting their career is a testament to the power of NAHA.

NAHA judging was also enhanced in 2010 and focused on a diverse group of leading international hairstylists and makeup artists from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and Switzerland. Judges included Vivienne Mackinder, Tabatha Coffey, Ruth Roche, Sally Hershberger, Mary Brunetti, Darren Bain, Bennie Tognini, Robert Lobetta, Nick Arrojo, Kendall Ong, Cary Obrien, Jamie Carroll, Gary Sunderland, Heather Wenman, Karg, Antoinette Beenders, Dean Banowetz, Nicholas French, Sam Brocato, Anthony Morrison, Mark Hayes, Sharon Blaine, Jane Wild, Eveline Charles, Leon Alexander, Jonathan Lovett, Damian Stoney, Isabelle Sabourin, Petra Strand, and several others. Via a blind entry process, entries were narrowed down to five finalists per category, and one winner in each category will be chosen.

The NAHA festivities kick off with a Red Carpet Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a star-studded Awards Ceremony featuring special artistic presentations, live entertainment and special guest appearances. NAHA 2010 will also pay tribute to CUT IT OUT / Salons Against Domestic Abuse, a charitable organization developed for the salon industry to help raise awareness on domestic violence and help hairstylists and their clients seek treatment.


Category

Stylist Name

Salon Name

Avant Garde Paul and Jami Eastin
Nicholas French
Alain Pereque
Charlie Price
Chad Seale
Paris Parker Salon
Matrix C.R.A.F.T Global Academy
Salon Pure
Click Salon
Taylor Andrews
Contemporary Classic Ammon Carver
Gianpolo Colombo
Steve Elias
Alain Pereque
Chad Taylor
Matrix
Hairafter Salon and Spa
Elixir Salon Spa
Salon Pure
Moods Hair Salon
Editorial Stylist Faatemah Ampey
Ammon Carver
Steve Elias
Charlie Price
Sevin Vee
Faatemah, Inc.
Matrix
Elixir Salon Spa
Click Salon
Van Michael Salon
Fashion Forward Steve Elias
Shirley Gordon
Glenn Mitchell & Charlie Price
Timothy Switzer
Antoine Vadacchino
Elixir Salon Spa
Strands Hair Studios
Shine Salon
Timothy & Co. Salon
Salon Pure
Haircolor Chrystofer Benson
Sue Pemberton
Nancy Scasserra
Silas Tsang
Dimitrios Tsioumas
Salon Tantrum
n/a
Xpression the Salon
Blushes Hair and Day Spa
Mizu New York
Hairstylist of the Year Steve Elias
Shirley Gordon
Shawna Parvin
Tony Ricci
Antoine Vadacchino
Elixir Salon Spa
Strands Hair Studios
World’s Local Parvin
Ricci Hair Co.
Salon Pure
Master Hairstylist Michael Albor
Wendy and Oscar Bond
Charlie Price
Tony Ricci
Heather Wenman
The Loft Salon + Day Spa
Bond Academy
Click Salon
Ricci Hair Co.
Studio H
Salon Design Aalam The Salon
Aveda Institute Birmingham
Donato Salon + Spa
Smashcut Studio
Vasken Demirjian Salon
Student Hairstylist Rebecca Cowles
Ashley Hall
Patrick Mathes
Stacie Niemann
Josh Parkin
Aveda Fredric’s Institute
Paul Mitchell The School SB
Aveda Fredric’s Institute
Eric Fisher Academy
Taylor Andrews
Salon Team Blushes Hair Day Spa
Jackson Ruiz Salon
Salon Inpure
Salon Pure
Valentinos Grand Salon
Texture Shirley Gordon
Chad Seale
Lina Shamoun
Silas Tsang
Dimitrios Tsioumas
Strands Hair Studios
Taylor Andrews
Artline Salon
Blushes Hair and Day Salon
Mizu New York

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