Mario Lopez is NAHA '13 Host and Beautiful HumanitarianThe Professional Beauty Association (PBA), producer of NAHA, and MODERN SALON Media, proud co-founders of NAHA, are excited to announce TV personality Mario Lopez as the host of the 2013 NAHA Awards Ceremony.

Lopez, a renowned actor, author, entertainment journalist, producer and father, will also receive the 2013 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award during the Ceremony honoring his work with charitable initiatives including working to raise awareness and funds for causes that support the positive and healthy development of children and young adults.

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. As the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, NAHA celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. From avant-garde and editorial styling to recognizing the business savvy nature of salon owners, winning a NAHA is a true pinnacle career achievement.

“It is my honor to be able to host the 2013 North American Hairstyling Awards, and I am very humbled to receive the Professional Beauty Association’s Beautiful Humanitarian Award. Beauty professionals help others to look and feel their best, and I applaud their work and talents,” Lopez says.

A champion of many causes, Lopez’s work as an Alumni Ambassador of Fitness with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and as part of the organization’s BE GREAT campaign, has continually helped bring to light the major issues affecting today’s young people, including the importance of graduating from high school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Lopez is also a passionate supporter of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Community Youth Athletic Center of Chula Vista, Jameson’s Army and Padres Contra el Cancer.

Lopez, who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of A.C. Slater on Saved By The Bell, is passionate about staying active and engaged with his fans and followers. He is the host of the nationally syndicated daily show Extra. He continues his hosting duties on Fox’s hit music series The X Factor. Mario is also the host of the soon to be nationwide Clear Channel radio show, On with Mario Lopez

The 2013 NAHA Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. The finalists of this year's competition will be announced live on PBA Beauty Week's Facebook, Tuesday April 30th. For updates on all-things NAHA, visit

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