NAHA Announces Two Category Changes for 2013

By Lauren Salapatek | 10/24/2012 9:52:00 AM


click image to zoomWill five-time NAHA winner Dimitrios Tsioumas set his sights on the all new NAHA Men’s Hairstylist of the Year prize? The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), producers of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), has announced two category changes starting in 2013: Competitors can now enter in the new “Men’s Hairstylist of the Year” category and make-up artists can enter in the “Make-Up Artist of the Year” category without a nomination of a hair stylist.

The “Men’s Hairstylist of the Year” will honor a stylist who displays the most proficiency in the designs and techniques used in men’s styling and grooming. Entrants in this category must master current men’s commercial, contemporary and wearable styling trends.

By expanding the entry rules to allow make-up artists to enter the “Make-Up Artist of the Year” category without the nomination of a hair stylist, it is PBA’s hope that make-up artists not affiliated with a stylist or salon will be encouraged to submit their work independently.

“By adding the NAHA Men’s Hairstylist of the Year category and expanding the rules for make-up artists, new participation will enhance NAHA overall and help bring recognition to more key areas of the professional beauty industry,” says PBA Director of Industry Programs and Education, Jessi Marshall.

The entry process for NAHA 2013 will open December 1, 2012. All entries are due February 8, 2013. A celebrated and prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, NAHA celebrates the skill, artistry and talent of professional hair stylists and make-up artists. Due to the level and quality of entries, entrants are encouraged to start early and utilize the tools PBA provides on how to create a successful entry. 

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click image to zoomWork by NAHA 2012 Make-up Artist of the Year, Jeanne San Diego






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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