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Announcing the 2019 NAHA Finalists!

Lauren Salapatek | December 2, 2018 | 7:20 PM
The 2019 North American Hairstyling Awards finalists have been announced in 15 categories.
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The Professional Beauty Association, producer of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), has announced the 2019 finalists in 15 competition categories including hair, nails, makeup artistry, salon team and salon design. 

This year, NAHA celebrates its 30th anniversary at its new home alongside the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. NAHA celebrates the talent and creativity of the beauty industry’s most inspiring artists.

This year, NAHA will be hosted by 2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist figure skater Adam Rippon, who will bring his infectious energy and talent to the NAHA stage. 

The event will be broadcast live, on-demand at nahalive.com.

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Please note: Finalists' information included below (such as city/state and affiliation) is reflective of how they submitted their application and may not be inclusive of all titles, affiliations.

THE FINALISTS:

Avant Garde

The Avant Garde category features visionary work that demonstrates new or experimental concepts in expressive, cutting-edge hair. Entries reflected good taste and aesthetically pleasing images. This was not a fantasy category but a display of fashion forward, unique and edgy styles.

Eric Fisher, Eric Fisher Salon/Academy, Wichita, KS

Erika Fung, NC Salon, Markham, ON

Keith Bryce, Glendale, CA

Lindsey Mollenhauer, elevencherry, Des Moines, IA

Michelle O’Connor, Salon by In Style JCP, Hollywood, FL

Editorial

The Editorial category shows best published cover or editorial work.

Chrystofer Benson, CBC – Chrystofer Benson Collective, South Weber, UT

Dilek Onur Taylor, Salon by InStyle JCPenney, Chicago, IL

Jill Turnbull, Active Individu, Baltimore, MD

Kevin Hughes, Moroccanoil, Palm Springs, CA

Michelle O’Connor, Salon by InStyle JCPenney, Hollywood, FL

Haircolor

The Hair Color category shows an eye for the perfect palette and coloring techniques.

Ashley Stewart, Parlour Hair Studio, Elsmere, KY

Chrystofer Benson, South Weber, UT

Lori Zabel, Dop Dop Salon, New York, NY

Sean Godard, Brooklyn, NY

Haircutting

This category features the best in haircutting artistry and design.

Anica Iordache, modmop hairdressing, Ottawa, O

Chrystofer Benson, South Weber, UT

Dorothy Tsang, BLUSHES, Ottawa, ON

Lori Zabel, Dop Dop Salon, New York, NY

Michael Haase, PlatinumBlack by Michael Haase, Los Angeles, CA

Hairstylist of the Year

The Hairstylist of the Year category is the most prestigious recognition a finalist can attain. Check out these diverse, creative and versatile hair designs capturing the excellence and artistry of the industry.

Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, New York, NY

Chelsea James, Forma + Collective, Englewood, CO

Harley Lobasso, Hair by Scott & Co., Boynton Beach, FL

Jake Thompson, Jake Thompson Hair, Holladay, UT

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, Forest, ON

Makeup Artist 

See these tasteful collections of work where makeup artists used their makeup skills to enhance a beautiful hairstyle collection.

Cori Aston, Cori Aston Makeup Artistry, Katy, TX

David Maderich, New York, NY

Florencia Taylor, London, ON

Madelyn Cunningham, Aveda Institute Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

Nohemi Capetillo, Markham, IL

Master Stylist

The Master Stylist category is designed to allow the biggest names in the industry to compete with one another. Entrants are top platform artists, educators, artistic directors and previous Hairstylists of the Year who submit five images of a collection exemplifying best work.

Anna Pacitto, Salon Pure, Monreal, QC

Chrystofer Benson, CBC – Chrystofer Benson Collective, South Weber, UT

Dusty Simington, Newport Beach, CA

Matthew Morris, Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare, Denver, CO

Silas Tsang, BLUSHES, Ottawa, ON

Men

Men's styling is an integral part of the professional beauty industry. Entrants for this category submitted three images displaying their best men's hair styling work.

Dana Hodges Caschetta, Ammon Carver Studio, New York, NY

Jamie DiGrazia, Logan Parlor, Chicago, IL

Mark Bustos, Silvervine Room, Summit, NJ

Pete Goupil, Brossard, QC

Sal Misseri, KAIZEN/Reverie Salon, Chicago, IL

Nail Professional

This category features the best in nail artistry and design.

Amber Takano, Serenity Couture, Rochester, MN

Cassandra Clark, Tangerine Salon, Coppell, TX

Rochelle Dingman, Shear Fashion Salon, San Jose, CA

Sarah Nguyen, Ammon Carver Studio, New York, NY

Victoria Zegarelli, Nail Bar Lounge, Hauppauge, NY

Newcomer Stylist

The Newcomer Stylist category features stylists with less than three years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist.

Javier James, Javier James Salon, Littleton, CO

Jesse Ervin, Civello Salon, Toronto, ON

Keith Bryce, Glendale, CA

Megan Grimm, Fiore Hair Salon, Indianapolis, IN

Tori Frappier, Dragonfly Salon, Saint Thomas, ON

Salon/School Design 

Ambiance is critical to a successful salon. Salons and schools in this category are recognized as the most aesthetically pleasing and well-designed in North America.

Current Salon & Color Bar, Ashburn, VA

Lambs and Wolves, Red Bank, NJ

PENZONE Salon + Spa, Dublin, OH

Salon AUDACE, Norman, OK

Studio Branca SalonSpa, Chesterfield, MO

Student

Collections in the Student category display creativity, versatility and expertise in hair styling. Students must be enrolled in school or performing required hours in a salon and NOT be a licensed cosmetologist as of the entry deadline.

Abigail McKinney, Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS

Allison Huseman, Aveda Institute Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

Beki Keraly, Crave Beauty Academy, Wichita, KS

Khilvatmo (Nanish) Soibnazorva in Aveda Institute Denver, Denver, CO

McKell Hird, Aveda Institute Provo, Provo, UT

Styling & Finishing

Upstyles to classic waves, the Styling & Finishing category shows off the best in styling/finishing design.

Danielle Keasling, Salon Karma, Bluffton, SC

Keith Bryce, Glendale, CA

Megan Grimm, Fiore Hair Salon, Indianapolis, IN

Nick Stenson, Ulta Beauty, Bolingbrook, IL

Sarajane Maples, Studio Sage, Atlantic Beach, FL

Salon Team 

The Salon Team category showcases a team's diversity, versatility, creativity and expertise in hair styling. Salon teams must consist of at least two members and be employed at the same salon to be eligible.

CBC – Chrystofer Benson Collective, South Weber, UT

The Team by InStyle JCPenney Salons, Hollywood, FL

The Harlot, Los Angeles, CA

Ulta Beauty Design Team, Lincoln Park, NJ

Ulta Beauty Pro Team, Bolingbrook, IL

 

Texture

The texture category demonstrates texture skills with designs that complement the individuality of diverse hair textures. Hair texture may be natural or chemically treated, but entries must display wearable, cutting-edge textured hair styles.

Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, Forest, ON

Lauren Moser, Hair Lab Detroit, Detroit, MI

MaryFrances Peterson, Salon Karma, Bluffton, SC

Michelle O’Connor, Salon by InStyle JCPenney, Hollywood, FL

Silas Tsang, BLUSHES, Ottawa, ON

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