Bound for Glory by Jeryl E. Spear, Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) judges look at artistry, cohesiveness and creativity when they adjudicate artistic competitors' collections (including yours truly).
But when you look at all of the images individually, some photos present a “wow” factor that can’t be denied. For this article, we take great pleasure in sharing just some of the best individual images for NAHA 2015 that, win or lose on awards night, are bound for glory. (probeauty.org) NAHA Awards Show!
The Oscars of the North American pro-beauty industry is right around the corner.
Pack your suitcase with plenty of sparkle and head to Las Vegas for the biggest North American pro-beauty event of the year: North American Styling Awards (NAHA).
Hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), NAHA is the one place every year where industry legends of all affiliations assemble and even compete toeto-toe with their peers and up-andcoming artists.
Also included in this gala event: artistic presentations, special celebrity guests and endless amounts of inspiration.
Where: Mandalay Bay Resort & Hotel in Las Vegas Date and Time: July 12 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Party; 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: probeauty.org Note: The NAHA gala sells out every year, so purchase your tickets early.
People’s Choice Award
One of the most coveted NAHA accolades is the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by industry peers and consumers.
Vote for your favorite collections on the Professional Beauty Association’s Facebook page.
Each week, five finalist collections are posted and the previous five are taken down.
On July 1, the top five collections with the most votes will be chosen as NAHA People’s Choice finalists!
Matthew Swinney, Hairstylist of the Year finalist Photographer: Richard Monsieurs; Hairstylist: Matt Swinney; MUA: Allison Aubuchon
Dallan Flint, Avant Garde finalist Photographer: Keith Bryce; Hairstylist: Dallan Flint; MUA: Daniela Plowson; Fashion Stylist: Dallan Flin
Chrystofer Benson, Avant Garde finalist Photographer: Joseph Cartwright; Hairstylist: Chrystofer Benson; MUA: Danielle Donahue; Fashion Stylist: Chrystofer Benson
Erika Fung, Avant Garde finalist Photographer: Babak; Hairstylist: Erika Fung; MUA: Christina Nguyen
Michael Haase, Contemporary Classic finalist Photographer: Nick Berardi; Hairstylist: Michael Haase; MUA: Eric J. Allen; Fashion Stylist: Michael Haase
Greta Coston, Haircolor finalist Photographer: Joseph Cartwright; Colorist: Greta Coston; MUA: Danielle Donahue; Fashion Stylist: Greta Coston
Vivienne Mackinder, Master Hairstylist of the Year finalist Photographer: Julia Pogodina; Hairstylist: Vivienne Mackinder; MUA: David Maderich for MAC Cosmetics; Fashion Stylist: Beagy Zielinski
Cindy Bartlett, Texture finalist Photographers: Giancarlo Intini and Richard Dubois; Hairstylist: Cindy Bartlett; MUA: Giancarlo Intini; Fashion Stylist: Kirsten Reade
Nicole Gary, Newcomer Stylist of the Year finalist Photographer: Luis Alvarez for Aquage; Hairstylist: Nicole Gary; MUA: Wanda Alvarez; Fashion Stylist: Patric Chauvez
Nicole Barrera, Student Hairtylist of the Year Photographer: Keith Bryce; Student Hairstylist: Nicole Barrera; MUA: Anne Skubis
Danielle Keasling, Editorial finalist. Photographer: Will Mydell; Hairstylist: Danielle Keasling