The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), whose mission is to advocate and fight for the rights and professionalism of the beauty industry, announced that entry is open for the 35th North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) now through September 21, 2023. NAHA recognizes the industry's top talent and creative visionaries.
The finalist announcement will take place live at Premiere Anaheim, February 4th on the Mainstage at the Anaheim Convention Center.
"We are thrilled for the live, in-person finalist announcement at Premiere Anaheim in February. NAHA is a platform for artists to showcase their creativity and push the boundaries of what's possible in the beauty industry. We can't wait to see what this year's entrants have in store for us."
— Nina Daily, Executive Director of PBA
The finalist announcement will also be livestreamed on social platforms for those who cannot attend Premiere Anaheim. The NAHA 2024 Awards Ceremony will be held June 2nd at the Orange County Convention Center in the Chapin Theater, in conjunction with Premiere Orlando.
NAHA is a celebration of the artistry and creativity of hairstylists and makeup artists. Previous NAHA winners include esteemed industry professionals like Sam Villa, Michelle O'Connor, Jalia Pettis, and Nick Stenson.
Sam Villa, a three-time NAHA winner, is a renowned educator and mentor in the industry. He has worked with top brands and has been featured in numerous publications. Michelle
O'Connor, a two-time NAHA winner, is a global artistic director for Matrix and has worked with celebrities like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Jalia Pettis, a NAHA winner in the Makeup category, is known for her work in film and editorial makeup. Nick Stenson, a NAHA winner in the Styling & Finishing category, is a celebrity hairstylist and the artistic director for Ulta Beauty.
Key Dates for NAHA 2023
- Entry Deadline: September 21, 2023
- Finalist Announcement: February 4, 2024 — live at Premiere Anaheim and livestreamed
- NAHA 2024 Award Ceremony: June 2, 2024 — 0rlando
Categories for the 35th Annual NAHA
- Avant Garde
- Barber of the Year
- Editorial Stylist of the Year
- Educator of the Year
- Hairstylist of the Year
- Inspiring Salon of the Year
- Makeup Artist of the Year
- Master Hairstylist of the Year
- Student Hairstylist of the Year
- Styling & Finishing
- Team of the Year
Entrants for all categories must be licensed cosmetologists or barbers, with the exceptions of Student Hairstylist of the Year, Makeup Artist of the Year, and Inspiring Salon of the Year.
Information on tickets and hotels is coming soon. For more information, please visit www.ProBeauty.org.
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