Modern Reports: NAHA 2015
Robert Grimes, Hairstylist of the Year, accepts his award.Photo By Bill Knapp Photo 1 of 6
Aveda’s edgy presentation at NAHA 2015.Photo By Bill Knapp Photo 2 of 6
Avant Garde winner Erika Fung accepts her award.Photo By Bill Knapp Photo 3 of 6
Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham presented celeb-inspired haircolor and styles.Photo By Bill Knapp Photo 4 of 6
MODERN Editors Alison Alhamed and Maggie Mulhern present the Editorial award while live-broadcasting on Periscope.Photo By Bill Knapp Photo 5 of 6
Matrix’s presentation featured hair alongside a spoken-word performance about the power of hairdressers.Photo By Bill Knapp Photo 6 of 6
The Event: The 2015 North American Hairstyling Awards ceremony, hosted by fashion stylist Brad Goreski, was held on July 12, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas.
The Details: The event opened with a red-carpet reception from 6:30-8 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony from 8-10:30 p.m.
Stylists, distributors and industry devotees showed up to the black-tie event, dubbed the Oscars of the hairdressing world, to watch dynamic runway presentations, enjoy one another’s company and, of course, meet the 2015 NAHA award-winners.
Presentations: MODERN Editors Alison Alhamed and Maggie Mulhern presented the award for Editorial while live-broadcasting to all of MODERN’s Periscope followers. Viewers were able to get a from-the- stage perspective of the award presentation and even see winner Lisa Yamasaki accept her award.
Matrix’s high-energy presentation featured models and a spoken-word performance on the power of the hairstylist. Aveda’s edgy runway models wore outfits made of recycled black plastic straws, and Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham created celeb-inspired haircolor on a range of models.
Hairstylist of the Year: Robert Grimes
Men’s Hairstylist of the Year: Paul Pereira
Student Hairstylist of the Year: Dustin Villa
Master Hairstylist of the Year: Vivienne Mackinder
Texture: Lauren Moser
Salon Team: Local B
Makeup Artist of the Year: Katelyn Simkins
Avant Garde: Erika Fung
Nail Professional of the Year: Reiko Omae
Contemporary Classic: Robert Grimes
Editorial: Lisa Yamasaki
Haircolor: Marlo Steenman
Newcomer Stylist of the Year: Lizz Kopta
Salon Design: Hairroin Salon NYC
People’s Choice: Dallan Flint