When MODERN SALON held a Twitter Chat with co-host Professional Beauty Association, the topic was the North American Hairdressing Awards or NAHAs and the questions were directed at NAHA finalists. These uber-talented stylists and salon owners invested considerable time, talent and energy into their entries and the Twitter conversation discussed their process. Below is a sampling of some questions and replies from the June 17 Twitter chat.
Q: What would winning this NAHA mean to you?
Caitlin DeGarmo: It is such a fantastic thing to be recognized for doing something that you love so much, it would mean the world to me.
Heggy Gonzalez Well to win would be nothing other than AMAZING!!
Lauren Moser: It is an honor to be recognized for my talents alongside those whose work I have long followed and respected
Q: Who are your mentors, people who have inspired and supported you along the way?
maryl velbeck : the incomparable Nicholas French and H2Wu the amazing underwater and undersea photog!
Heggy Gonzalez: I am inspired by so many stylists, and even my students!! Julien D'ys is my all time fav!
MAINENTRANCE ARTISTS : Our stylist/colorist icons are Eugene Souleiman, Vidal Sassoon, Anthony Mascolo, and Annie Humphreys
Naivasha : Besides some of my all time favs are a part. Damien Carney, Sue Pemberton, Demitrious T. etc **bubbling over**
salonblushes Vidal Sassoon, Mark Hayes, Peter Dawson, and Angelo Seminara
Dilek_O my mentors -DamienCarney - Sue Pemberton were the biggest in my career
Q: What was one of your challenges along the way?
Caitlin DeGarmo My biggest challengewas bringing out detail in my almost all black collection Thank goodness for wonderful photographers!
Lauren Moser I had to perform a corrective color on one of my models before I could even begin!
salonblushes finding models that would let me do anything I wanted to their hair!
Read more about the biggest night in hairdressing here.