Countdown to NAHA

By Lauren Salapatek | 04/08/2013 4:23:00 PM


It’s the moment we have all been waiting for—the finalists for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) will be announced on Tuesday, April 30 at 1 p.m. EST. Tune into and PBA Beauty Week’s Facebook page ( for the announcement and photos of the finalists’ entries.

MODERN is a proud sponsoring co-founder of NAHA. MODERN Editors Alison Shipley and Maggie Mulhern will be presenting on stage at the 2013 NAHA Awards Ceremony on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. NAHA celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized during the ceremony in 14 different categories ranging from avant-garde and editorial styling to recognizing the business savvy nature of salon owners.

TV personality Mario Lopez will receive the 2013 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award during the Ceremony honoring his work with charitable initiatives. A champion of many causes, Lopez’s work as an Alumni Ambassador of Fitness with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and as part of the organization’s BE GREAT campaign, has continually helped bring to light the major issues affecting today’s young people, including the importance of graduating from high school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Lopez is also a passionate supporter of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Community Youth Athletic Center of Chula Vista, Jameson’s Army and Padres Contra el Cancer.

Registration for attending NAHA will open up in early April. To register, visit or visit and then select NAHA. For updates on all-things NAHA, visit






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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