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Announcing the 2016 NAHA Finalists!

Lauren Salapatek | May 18, 2016 | 10:10 AM
Get all of your updates on modernsalon.com/naha. Congrats 2016 finalists!

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is the biggest night in the salon industry all year – think of it as the Oscars of hairdressing. To kick off the excitement, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) presents the 2016 NAHA finalists. Click on the category below and flip through each of the finalists' collections.

The star-studded NAHA awards ceremony will feature amazing artistic presentations, special celebrity guests, the hottest trends on the runway and endless amounts of inspiration!

MODERN will be reporting LIVE from the Red Carpet and the Awards Ceremony at NAHA 2016. The awards ceremony will be held Sunday, July 24, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. MODERN SALON will also be producing the NAHA Winner’s Portfolio in partnership with PBA and Redken, Matrix and SalonCentric.

Avant Garde:

David Barron, Barron's London Salon in Atlanta, GA

Erika Fung, NC Salon in Markham, ON

Franco Hernandez, Franco Hernandez Hair in Seal Beach, CA

Dilek Onur Taylor, The Salon by In Style JCPenney in Plano, TX

Edward Woody, Folicle Salon in Charlotte, NC

 

Contemporary Classic:

Alain Pereque, Salon Saco in Montréal, QC

David Barron, Barron’s London Salon in Atlanta, GA

Dilek Onur Taylor, The Salon by In Style JCPenney in Plano, TX

Mio Sota, Trio Salon in Chicago, IL

Stacey Smoker, Senses NY Salon & Spa in New York, NY

 

Editorial Stylist of the Year:

Chrystofer Benson, CBC Chrystofer Benson Collective in South Weber, UT

Phillip-Todd DeBolt, Glam and Tonics in Seattle, WA

Lucie Doughty, straightpinSTUDIOLA in Venice, CA

Steve Elias, Black Cat Salon in Honolulu, HI

Amy Freudenberg, Dres Salon and Spa Scottsdale in Chandler, AZ

 

Haircolorist of the Year:

Chrystofer Benson, CBC Chrystofer Benson Collective in South Weber, UT

Rossa Jurenas in Tillsonburg, ON

Alann Sluser, KOKO the Salon in Edmonton, AB

Jake Thompson, Lunatic Fringe in Salt Lake City,  UT

Loretta Tom, Salon Haze in Vancouver, BC

 

Hairstylist of the Year:

Anthony Cress, Studio 4 Salon in Newport Beach, CA

Sal Misseri, L&G Chicago/ Kaizen Education in Chicago, IL

Diana Rocha Skrabanek, Ruiz Salon in Austin, TX

Matt Swinney, Evolution in Minneapolis, MN

Cynthia Valdez, Vinyl Beauty Studio in Austin, TX

 

Makeup Artist of the Year:

Heath Bryant-Huppert in Minneapolis, MN

Carly Campbell in Costa Mesa, CA

David Maderich in New York, NY

Agne Skaringa, Beauty Affair in Los Angeles, CA

Isidro Valencia, Hair By Charles & Company in Louisville, KY

 

Master Stylist of the Year:

Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio in New York, NY

Van Council, Van Michael Salons in Atlanta, GA

Eric Fisher, Eric Fisher Salon/Eric Fisher Academy in Wichita, KS

Vivienne Mackinder, Hairdesigner TV in Riverhead, NY

Dusty Simington, Salon Gregorie’s in Newport Beach, CA

 

Men’s Hairstylist of the Year:

Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio in New York, NY

Nicole Higgins, Roots Salon & Hair Studio in Broomfield, CO

Matthew Morris, Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare in Denver, CO

Thom Robins, 18th Amendment Barbershop in Vancouver, BC

Whitney VerMeer in Minneapolis, MN

 

Nail Professional of the Year:

Cassandra Clark, Tangerine Salon & Spa in Coppell, TX

Sarah Felt, Justin Salem Mayer, Salon Spa W in Des Moines, IA

Hillary Fry, Scenario Nail & Hair Design in Brookfield, WI

Melly Nguyen, Salon Joa in Aurora, CO

Robyn Schwartz, Robyn Schwartz Nail Design in Grand Forks, BC

 

Newcomer Stylist of the Year:

Serene Barlond, Douglas J Salon in Okemos, MI

Tania Crawford, Pure & Couture Salon in Fort Walton Beach, FL

Evan Erickson in Little Elm, TX

Kayla Ruffino, Aveda Institute Dallas in Plano, TX

Katrina Ruiz, Taylor Andrews Academy in West Jordan, UT

 

Salon / School Design of the Year:

Latitude 33 Hair Artistry in Anaheim Hills, CA

Toni & Guy Ironworks in Avondale Estates, GA

Salon Spa W in Des Moines, IA

Madelyn Alexander, Academy of Hair Design in Austin, TX

Michael & Michael in Chicago, IL
 

Salon Team of the Year:

Salon Pure in Montréal, QC

Ruiz Salon in Austin, TX

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes in Provo, UT

Ammon Carver Studio in New York, NY

NC Salon in Toronto, ON

 

Student Hairstylist of the Year:

Jessie Crocker, Aveda Institute Tucson in Tucson, AZ

Kate Degeer, Aveda Institute Tucson in Tucson, AZ

Jesse Ervin, Aveda Institute Toronto in Toronto, ON

Morgan Funk, Eric Fisher Academy in Wichita, KS

Chloe Heth, Aveda Fredric's Institute Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN

 

Texture:

Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio in New York, NY

Michelle O’Connor, The Salon by In Style JCPenney in Plano, TX

Dilek Onur Taylor, The Salon by In Style JCPenney in Plano, TX

Daniel Roldan, Matrix, New York, NY

Matthew Tyldesley, Hair By Charles & Company in Louisville, KY

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