While conceptualizing the latest collection for Olivia Garden, session stylist Steve Elias was inspired by the brand’s name. “It’s too simplistic to say, ‘Let me create a garden-inspired collection because your brand is called Olivia Garden,’” Elias says. “Using Olivia Garden tools for the last three years on collections and editorial work has allowed me to push my creative work further.”
The NAHA 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.
The NAHA 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.
Collections in the NAHA 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.
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.
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.