Get Ready! The 2022 NAHA Entries Open on June 14
Get Ready! The 2022 NAHA Entries Open on June 14

The Professional Beauty Association has announced the opening of the 33rd Annual North American Hairstyling Awards on June 14, 2021. As the top hair and makeup competition in North America, NAHA is the premiere platform for beauty professionals to push the boundaries and bring their artistic visions to life.

This year, NAHA will feature the following categories:

  • Inspiring Salon of the Year
  • Educator of the Year
  • Avant Garde
  • Makeup Artist of the Year
  • Master Hairstylist of the Year (by invitation only)
  • Editorial Stylist of the Year
  • Hairstylist of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Texture
  • Barbering (replacing Men’s Hairstyling)
  • Styling & Finishing
  • Haircutting
  • Haircolor
  • Student Hairstylist of the Year

“We are thrilled to introduce the category of Barbering to replace Men’s Hairstyling,” shares PBA Events Brand Manager Sheri Rearick. “NAHA has always broken barriers, and our categories will continue to evolve to reflect the pulse of the industry. Expect more changes soon.”

PBA has also announced the return of the NAHA Remix! NAHA Remix allows artists to enter previously submitted collections as long as they were not selected as finalists. Remix collections can be updated and must follow current category and overall NAHA rules and regulations.

NAHA submissions are judged online, in multiple rounds, by a blind panel of judges. The judging process is completely anonymous with no contact between judges or knowledge of artist names to ensure anonymity and fairness during the judging process.

Key dates for NAHA 2022 are as follows:

  • Entries Open: June 14, 2021
  • Entries Close: September 10, 2021
  • Finalist Announcement: November 10, 2021
  • NAHA 2022 Award Ceremony: January 30, 2022—Long Beach, CA

For specific category rules and to enter, please visit Get inspired and learn more about the most prestigious competition in beauty.

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