NAHA 2014 CATEGORIES & FINALISTS

On April 30, PBA announced the finalists for the 14 categories of the 2014 North American Hairstyling Awards, which will be presented on July 13th in Las Vegas. Category descriptions and finalists are listed below with links to each individual NAHA entry collection.

 

AVANT GARDE CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC EDITORIAL HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR HAIRCOLOR HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR MASTER STYLIST OF THE YEAR
MEN’S HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR NEWCOMER STYLIST OF THE YEAR SALON/SCHOOL DESIGN OF THE YEAR SALON MASTER OF BUSINESS AWARD SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR STUDENT HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR TEXTURE

AVANTE GARDE
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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Silas Tsang
Ludovic Leroy
Austin Finley
Jake Thompson
Chrystofer Benson

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CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Sal Misseri
Michael Haase
Sonna Brado
Shirley Gordon
Geno Chapman

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Liza Espinoza
Geneva Cowen
Franco Della Grazia
Michael Albor
Sherri Jessee

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HAIRCOLOR
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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Daniel Rubin
Loretta Tom
Chrystofer Benson
Alina Friesen
Berry Bachen

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Alain Pereque
Steven Robertson
Anthony Cress
Chrystofer Benson
David Barron

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Katy Albright
Janell Geason
Katelyn Simkins
Brad Van Dyke
Heath Bryant-Huppert

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Anna Pacitto
Chrystofer Benson
Vivienne Mackinder
Alain Pereque & Richard Ashforth
Ruth Roche

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Jorge Buccio
Paul Pereira
Matthew Tyldesley
Marylle Koken
Matthew Morris

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Carley Throgmorton
Ksenia Kim
Chris Rushton
Bailey Bute
Jaelyn Walker

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Zoltons Salon and Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
Platinum Entourage, Las Vegas, NV
Schardein’s Salon and Spa, Oklahoma City, OK
HC Studio, Brookeline, MA
6 Salon, Birmingham, MI

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare, Denver, CO
Atelier Studio, San Jose, CA
Rejuvenation Spa, Madison, WI
Salon Spa W, Des Moines, IA
Blo, Raleigh, NC

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Van Michael Salons, Atlanta, GA
Lunatic Fringe, Salt Lake City, UT
Moods Hair Salon, Vancouver, BC
Pure Salon, Montreal, QC
MAINENTRANCE Artists, New York, NY

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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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Kayla Bosaw
Jason Appel
Angel Alferez
Shie Eck
Nicole Gary

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TEXTURE
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.

SEE THE COLLECTIONS:
Danielle Keasling
Lisa Vann
Mark Dolan
Diva Poulos
Dilek Onur-Taylor

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