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The Professional Beauty Association, producer of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), has announced the 2020 finalists in 15 competition categories. NAHA honors the talent and creativity of the beauty industry’s most inspiring artists. Each year, industry professionals submit their work and are judged by a blind panel of judges, including MODERN's own Editor in Chief Alison Alhamed and Beauty & Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern. Each shoot often takes months of planning, creating and editing. 

The NAHA celebration will be held during the International Salon and Spa Expo on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. 

Within each category listed below, view the full collection of imagery from each finalist, and celebrate their talent and artistry. 

Avant Garde

  • Rodrigo Araneda
    • Olab Coiffeurs, Montreal
    • Photographer: Leda & St.Jacques
  • Damien Carney New York
    • Photographer: Damien Carney
  • Dilek Onur Taylor
    • The Salon by In Style JCP
    • Photographer: Roberto Ligresti
  • Francesca Rivetti
    • Follicle Studio, Philadelphia
    • Photographer: Jason Chen
  • Jamie Wiley
    • Define Hair, Fort Meade, MD
    • Photographer: Cody Rasmussen

Editorial / Session Stylist of the Year

  • Lucie Doughty
    • Los Angeles
    • Photographer: Albert Sanchez
  • Ruth Roche
    • New York
    • Photographer: Mike Ruiz
  • Ashley Stewart
    • Elsmere, KY
    • Photographer: Joseph Cartright
  • Lisa Von Kurvink
    • L’anza, Litchfield Park, AZ
    • Photographer: Keith Bryce
  • Jamie Wiley
    • Define Hair, Fort Meade, MD
    • Photographer: Patrick Sporleader

Haircolor

  • Rodrigo Araneda
    • Olab Coiffeurs, Montreal
    • Photographer: Leda & St.Jacques
  • Chrystofer Benson
    • Chrystofer Benson Collective, Ogden, UT
    • Photographer: John Rawson
  • Genia Church
    • Chattanooga, TN
    • Photographer: Damien Carney
  • Rossa Jurenas
    • Tillsonburg, ON
    • Photographer: Paula Tizzard
  • Sharie Valcin
    • Trio Salon, Chicago
    • Photographer: Emily Gualdoni

Haircutting

  • Rodrigo Araneda
    • Olab Coiffeurs, Montreal
    • Photographer: Leda & St.Jacques
  • Chris Baran
    • Fountain Hills, AZ
    • Photographer: Babak
  • Chrystofer Benson
    • Chrystofer Benson Collective, Ogden UT
    • Photographer: John Rawson
  • Sharie Valcin
    • Trio Salon, Chicago
    • Photographer: Emily Gualdoni
  • Yuki Yasui
    • Dop Dop Salon, New York
    • Photographer: Mitsu Watanabe

Hairstylist of the Year

  • Chrystofer Benson
    • Chrystofer Benson Collective, Ogden UT
    • Photographer: John Rawson
  • Dilek Onur Taylor
    • The Salon by InStyle JCP
    • Photographer: Roberto Ligresti
  • Morgan Roy
    • Civello Salon, North York, ON
    • Photographer: Natasha Gerschon
  • Silas Tsang
    • Blushes, Ottawa, ON
    • Photographer: Andrew O’Toole
  • Julie Vriesinga
    • Salon Entrenous, London, ON
    • Photographer: Paula Tizzard

Makeup Artist of the Year

  • Daryna Barykina
    • Studio Sage, Jacksonville, FL
    • Photographer: Daryna Barykina
  • Marie-Laure Larrieu
    • Montreal
    • Photographer: Carl Provost
  • Noel McKinnon
    • Marshfield, MA
    • Photographer: Adam Peterson
  • Katie Nash
    • Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS
    • Photographer: Eric Fisher
  • Tiaja Pierre
    • Denver
    • Photographer: David Rossa

Master Hairstylist of the Year

  • Chris Baran
    • Fountain Hills, AZ
    • Photographer: Babak
  • Chrystofer Benson
    • Chrystofer Benson Collective, Ogden UT
    • Photographer: John Rawson
  • Ruth Roche
    • New York
    • Photographer: Babak
  • Allen Ruiz
    • Ruiz Salon, Austin, TX
    • Photographer: Cody Kinsfather
  • Julie Vriesinga
    • Salon Entrenous, London, ON
    • Photographer: Paula Tizzard

Men’s Hairstylist of the Year

  • Nieves Almaraz
    • How To Fade Hair, Cicero, IL
    • Photographer: Jordan Holloway
  • Ammon Carver
    • Ulta Beauty
    • Photographer: Richard Monsieurs
  • Jaqueline Figueroa
    • Henderson, NV
    • Photographer: Ivan Carrillo
  • Charles Robinson
    • Hair by Charles & Co., Crestwood, KY
    • Photographer: Keenan Reed
  • Jamie DiGrazia
    • Logan Parlor, Chicago
    • Photographer: Jordan Holloway

Nail Professional of the Year

  • Wendi Barker
    • South Jordan, UT
    • Photographer: Kristen Correa-Flint
  • Cassandra Clark
    • Aubrey, TX
    • Photographer: Cody Kinsfather
  • Kayla Deus
    • Heber, UT
    • Photographer: Kristen Correa-Flint
  • Rochelle Dingman
    • Shear Fashion Salon, San Jose, CA
    • Photographer: Ed Carlo Garcia
  • Delia Hutchinson
    • Mitchells Salon & Day Spa, Cincinnati, OH
    • Photographer: Annette Navarro

Newcomer Stylist of the Year

  • Keith Bryce
    • Glendale, CA
    • Photographer: Keith Bryce
  • Natalie Cacciatore
    • Serenity Couture, West Des Moines, IA
    • Photographer: Trav McAvaddy
  • Cassie Carey
    • Ammon Carver Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    • Photographer: Richard Monsieurs
  • Angela Debono
    • Taz Hair Company, Toronto
    • Photographer: Natasha Gerschon
  • Lyuba Gadd
    • West Jordan, UT
    • Photographer: Kristen Correa-Flint

Salon / School Design of the Year

  • Album Hair
    • Toronto
    • Photographer: Vu Duong
  • Boss Hair Group
    • Chicago
    • Photographer: Christopher Bradley
  • Jolie Beauty Bar
    • Toronto
    • Photographer: Kuba Los
  • Ryan M Scottsdale
    • Scottsdale
    • Photographer: Terence Chang
  • Toni & Guy Galleria
    • Dallas
    • Photographer: Andy Lai

Student Hairstylist of the Year

  • Mackenzie Dean
    • Aveda Institute Denver, Denver
    • Photographer: Keith Bryce
  • Dorothy Greene
    • Aveda Institute Columbus, Columbus, OH
    • Photographer: Keith Bryce
  • Matthew Leadabrand
    • Aveda Institute Los Angeles, Los Angeles
    • Photographer: Keith Bryce
  • Kaitlyn Rudie
    • Aveda Fredric’s Institute, Cincinnati, OH
    • Photographer: Keith Bryce
  • Bailey Stone
    • Aveda Institute Des Moines
    • West Des Moines, IA
    • Photographer: Trav McAvaddy

Styling & Finishing

  • Ammon Carver
    • Ulta Beauty
    • Photographer: Richard Monsieurs
  • Adrian Gutierrez
    • Norcross, GA
    • Photographer: Damien Carney
  • Cory Hoffman
    • Woodland Hills, CA
    • Photographer: John Rawson
  • Michelle O’Connor
    • The Salon By Instyle JCP
    • Photographer: Robert Reed
  • Dilek Onur Taylor
    • The Salon By Instyle JCP
    • Photographer: Robert Reed

Team of the Year

  • Ammon Carver Studio
    • New York
    • Photographer: Richard Monsieurs
  • Chrystofer Benson Collective
    • Ogden, UT
    • Photographer: John Rawson
  • RK Artistic Squad
    • Lake Stevens, WA
    • Photographer: Babak
  • Salon by Instyle JCP Design Team
    • Plano, TX
    • Photographer: Robert Reed
  • Ulta Beauty Design Team
    • Bolingbrook, IL
    • Photographer: Richard Monsieurs

Texture

  • Aprille Bouchard
    • Taz Hair Co., Toronto
    • Photographer: Daryna Barykina
  • Adrian Gutierrez
    • Norcross, GA
    • Photographer: Damien Carney
  • Jose Luis Buitron
    • Jose Luis Salon and Boutique, Austin TX
    • Photographer: Nico Nordstrom
  • Dilek Onur Taylor
    • The Salon By Instyle JCP
    • Photographer: Robert Reed
  • Norm Wright
    • Taz Hair Co., Toronto
    • Photographer: Natasha Gerschon

Join us in January as MODERN SALON, proud co-founders of NAHA, host the official NAHA red carpet, as  we congratulate the finalists and welcome the VIP guests to our industry's most prestigious competition.

Tickets are on sale at probeauty.org/naha, with special packages exclusively available to Professional Beauty Association members. The awards ceremony will also stream online at nahalive.com . For more information, please visit probeauty.org/naha

All NAHA images/photos are copyright © of the North American Hairstyling Awards and the Professional Beauty Association. All rights reserved.