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BREAKING NEWS! Announcing the 2016 NAHA Winners

Lauren Salapatek | July 24, 2016 | 8:26 AM

The biggest night in hairdressing just wrapped up at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas, and the 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards' (NAHA) winners have all been announced!

Did you miss all of the excitement? Don't worry if you didn't catch the show LIVE, you can still watch it On-Demand at

Now that the awards are over, don't miss the NAHA Winner’s Portfolio, which is produced by MODERN in partnership with PBA and Redken, Matrix and SalonCentric.

Tune in next year: The 2017 NAHA Awards will be held on Sunday, July 9th in Las Vegas.



Makeup Artist of the Year: Isidro Valencia, Hair By Charles & Company in Louisville, KY
Photography: Jacob Roberts


Editorial Stylist of the Year: Lucie Doughty, straightpinSTUDIOLA in Venice, CA
Photography: Albert Sanchez


Texture: Michelle O’Connor, The Salon by In Style JCPenney in Plano, TX
Photography: Roberto Ligresti


Salon/School Design of the Year: Michael & Michael in Chicago, IL
Photography: Dave Burk


Nail Professional: Cassandra Clark, Tangerine Salon & Spa in Coppell, TX
Photography: Frank Marrott


Contemporary Classic: Dilek Onur-Taylor, The Salon by In Style JCPenney in Plano, TX
Photography: Roberto Ligresti


People's Choice Award Winner: Matthew Tyldesley, Hair By Charles & Company in Louisville, KY


Avant Garde: Edward Woody, Folicle Salon in Charlotte, NC
Photography: Keith Bryce


Men's Hairstylist of the Year: Nicole Higgins, Roots Salon & Hair Studio in Broomfield, CO
Photography: Kevin Alexander


Salon Team of the Year: Ammon Carver Studio in New York, NY
Photography: Richard Monsieurs


Newcomer Stylist of the Year: Evan Erickson in Little Elm, TX
Photography: Daryna Barykina


Haircolorist of the Year: Chrystofer Benson, CBC Chrystofer Benson Collective in South Weber, UT
Photography: Dan Amezna


Student Hairstylist of the Year: Jesse Ervin, Aveda Institute Toronto in Toronto, ON
Photography: Iko Maramo


Master Hairstylist of the Year: Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio in New York, NY
Photography: Richard Monsieurs


Hairstylist of the Year: Matt Swinney, Evolution in Minneapolis, MN
Photography: Richard Monsieurs


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