Announcing the 2017 NAHA Finalists!

Lauren Salapatek | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Recognizing the beauty industry’s most talented artists and careers of stylists around the world, the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is the biggest night of the year in the salon industry.

This year’s star-studded event will feature amazing artistic presentations, special celebrity guests, the hottest trends on the runway and endless inspiration.

To kick off the excitement, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) presents the 2017 NAHA finalists. Click on the categories below and flip through each of the finalists' collections.

As a proud co-founder, MODERN will be reporting LIVE from the Red Carpet and the Awards Ceremony at NAHA 2017. The awards ceremony will be held Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. MODERN SALON will also be producing the NAHA Winner’s Portfolio in partnership with PBA and Matrix, Mizani and Redken.


WHEN: July 9, 2017
Red Carpet Reception: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
NAHA Awards Ceremony: 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
NAHA After Party: 10:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada


Chelsea James, Forma Collective Salon in Englewood, CO

Chrystofer Benson, Chrystofer Benson’s Collective in South Weber, UT

David Barron, Barron’s London Salon in Atlanta, GA

Erika Fung, NC Salon in Markham, ON

Ray Civello, Civello Salon in Toronto, ON


Christian James, Shade Studio in Phoenix, AZ

Damien Carney, New York, NY

Danielle Keasling, Salon Karma in Bluffton, SC

Heggy Gonzalez, Aveda Institute Provo in Orem, UT

Rossa Jurenas, Tillsonburg, ON


Lesley Spencer, Aveda Institute & Academy Toronto in Toronto, ON

Matt Swinney, Evolution in Minneapolis, MN

Rossa Jurenas, Tillsonburg, ON

Sebastien Pigeon, Salon Era, Richmond, BC

Wendy Bond, Montclair, NJ


Anica Iordache, ModMop in Ottawa, ON

Alain Pereque, Salon Sacco, Montreal, QC

Sal Misseri, Chicago, IL

Sandra Carr, Sheer Professionals in Wooster, OH

Sharon Tranter, Newnan, GA



Charlie Brackney, HAUS Salon in Minneapolis, MN

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, London, ON

Matt Swinney, Evolution in Minneapolis, MN

Mio Sota, Trio Salon in Chicago, IL

Nick Stenson, Ulta Beauty, Chicago IL


Florencia Taylor, Florencia Taylor Makeup in London, ON

Heath Bryant-Huppert, Minneapolis, MN

Isabella Forget, RDV par Patrick G Nadeau in Montreal, QC

Jalia Pettis, Phoenix, AZ

Kymm Ernst, in Beaverton, OR



Alain Pereque, Salon Sacco in Montreal, QC

Ammon Carver, New York, NY

Damien Carney, New York, NY

Robert Grimes, RLG Salon in Austin, TX

Sal Misseri, Chicago, IL


Ammon Carver, New York, NY

Ian Daburn, Barber & Co - Financial District in Vancouver, BC

Paul Pereira, MARVEL in New York, ON

Rodrick Samuels, Hair Lab Detroit in Detroit, MI

Whitney VerMeer, The Aesthetic X Whitney VerMeer in Minneapolis, MN


Cassandra Clark, Tangerine Salon & Spa in Coppell, TX

Hillary Fry, Scenario Hair Design in Brookfield, WI

Melly Nguyen, Denver, CO

Paige Roy, Roy Makeup Artistry, Nails & FX in Winnipeg, MB

Rochelle Dingman, Shear Fashion Salon in San Jose, CA



Jesse Ervin, Civello Salon in Toronto, ON

Marianne Liljenquist, Alpine, UT

Junryl Molina, Patric Evan Salon in San Francisco, CA

Whitney Norvell, Van Michaels Salons in Atlanta, GA

Paige Roberts, Songbrid Society in Rockwell, TX



Bella Rinova Salon, Tomball, TX

Broome Street Society, New York, NY

MALVA House of Hair, Tigard, OR

Nova Salon, Louisville, KY

Studio Seven, Washington, PA



HAUS Salon in Minneapolis, MN

Beauty Underground in Denver, CO

Salon Fluxx in Naperville, IL

Evolution in Minneapolis, MN

BLUSHES in Ottawa, ON



Abagail Dollard, Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS

Aisling Campbell, Aveda Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ

Chelsea Newman, Aveda Institute Denver, Colorado Springs, CO

Jade Stone, Aveda Institute New York in New York, NY

Mallory Cross, Aveda Institute Denver, Aurora, CO



Diana Skrabanek, Ruiz Salon in Austin, TX

Dilek Onur Taylor, JCP, Chicago, IL

Mark Dolan, Evolution in Minneapolis, MN

Matt Swinney, Evolution in Minneapolis, MN

Stephanie Schewe, Salon Collage in Etobicoke, ON

Silas Tsang, BLUSHES in Ottawa, ON



Alain Pereque, Salon Sacco in Montreal, QC

Daniel Roldan, Matrix, Astoria, NY

Dilek Onur Taylor, JCP in Chicago, IL

Julie Kocanyar, Reverie Salon in Chicago, IL

Sharon Tranter, Newnan, GA

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