NAHA 2013 CATEGORIES & FINALISTS
On April 30, PBA announced the finalists for the 14 categories of the 2013 North American Hairstyling Awards, which will be presented on July 14th in Las Vegas. New or updated categories for 2013 are Makeup Artist of the Year and Men’s Hairstylist of the Year. Category descriptions and finalists are listed below with links to each individual NAHA entry collection.
Visionary work demonstrating new or experimental concepts in expressive, cutting-edge hair. Entries should reflect good taste and aesthetically pleasing images. This is not a fantasy category but a display of fashion forward, unique and edgy styles.
Wearable commercial styles in haircutting and finishing designed to complement the individuality of the model. Entrants should focus on updating a very classic look. The winner of this category will receive a Vidal Sassoon endorsed award.
EDITORIAL HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR
Best published cover or editorial work. Work must be published in a consumer publication, defined as a popular consumer media magazine available for purchase on newsstands.
Three before-and-after designs showing an eye for the perfect palette and coloring techniques. All haircolor must be performed by the stylist named on the entry form. No color manipulation of photography is allowed. Before images must be taken the day of color service, with the same background and draping for each model.
HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR
The most prestigious recognition a North American hairstylist can attain. Diverse, creative and versatile hair designs capturing the excellence and artistry of the industry.
MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The make-up artist completes every perfect photoshoot. Enter your most tasteful collection of work using your makeup skills to enhance a beautiful hairstyle collection. All images must represent the NAHA fundamentals of world-class hairdressing. All products used must be professional.
MASTER STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Invitation Only! This category is designed to allow the biggest names in the industry to compete with one another. Entrants are top platform artists, educators, artistic directors and previous Hairstylists of the Year who submit five images of a collection exemplifying best work.
MEN’S HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR
Men's styling is an integral part of the professional beauty industry. Entrants submit three images displaying your best men's hairstyling work. Use of wigs, extensions, hairpieces or strands is NOT permitted and hair should be commercial, contemporary, wearable and reflect current trends.
NEWCOMER STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Stylists with less than three (3) years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist are welcome to enter their best work.
SALON/SCHOOL DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Ambiance is critical to a successful salon. Salons and schools are recognized as the most aesthetically pleasing and well-designed salon in North America.
SALON MASTER OF BUSINESS AWARD
The Salon MBA category lets business-savvy salon owners showcase their hard work. The category is open to salons generating at least $300,000 in annual revenue, have at least three licensed professional staff, are involved in day-to-day operations, and have been open for at least three years.
SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR
Showcases a team's diversity, versatility, creativity and expertise in hairstyling. Salon teams must consist of at least two members and be employed at the same salon to be eligible.
STUDENT HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR
Collections display creativity, versatility and expertise in hairstyling. Students must be enrolled in school or performing required hours in a salon and NOT be a licensed cosmetologist as of the entry deadline.
Demonstrate texture skills with designs that complement the individuality of diverse hair textures. Hair texture may be natural or chemically treated, but entries must display wearable, cutting-edge textured hairstyles.