The cover of the NAHA Winners Portfolio, mailing today with MODERN SALON's August issue, features Mancha's winning entry on the cover.
âIf you stick with what you love and donât get discouraged by complications, your passion will be recognized,â says newly crowned North American Hairstylist of the Year Eli Mancha, in an exclusive interview with MODERN SALON. âAlways be open to allow your vision to evolve into something greater.â
And something greater is what Mancha received on stage last night, as he received top honors at the North American Hairstyling Awards at PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas. Mancha is the artistic director for the Lock & Loaded design team and owner of Bang! salon in Chicago. He and his team, along with winners in 12 other NAHA categories, were celebrated at the annual âAcademy Awards of Hairâ-inspired gala.
As proud co-founder and sponsor of NAHA, MODERN SALON Media congratulates all the winners, finalists and sponsors. Watch for an exclusive NAHA Winners Portfolio, sponsored by Matrix, in our August issue.
See the complete list of NAHA winners:
AVANT GARDE Jake Thompson Lunatic Fringe
CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC Simon Chercuitte SACO
EDITORIAL STYLIST Dimitrios Tsioumas Mizu NY
FASHION FORWARD Zahir Ziani Red Door Spas
HAIRCOLOR Dimitrios Tsioumas Mizu NY
HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR Eli Mancha Lock & Loaded
MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR Clarissa Luna Jackson Ruiz Salon
MASTER HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR Kris Sorbie Redken 5th Ave NYC
SALON DESIGN OF THE YEAR Salon M Squared
SALON (MBA) Atelier Salonspa/Karie Bennett
SALON TEAM Jackson Ruiz Salon
STUDENT HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR Giovanna Simington Golden West College
TEXTURE Carlos Cintron TIGI
To view all of the NAHA finalists work and to get information on entering NAHA 2012, visit probeauty.org/NAHA.