Enter NAHA


The 2014 NAHA entry process is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. Be sure to check our facebook page on April 30th to find out if you are a finalist! See you in Vegas!


Information on Entering

Rules & Regulations

Use the following guidelines to ensure your entries are processed without any delay. You may want to use this as a checklist as you are going through the process.

Release Form

By entering NAHA, the entrant ensures that the photographer(s), make-up artist(s), models and other parties involved in the production of each entry have authorized the entry. All parties involved must sign the attached release form, even if the entrant enters online. Please ensure that any modeling agency you are working with has confirmed the release form and that the agent representative has signed off on the NAHA release form. The NAHA release form must be signed by all parties. Failure to return signed release forms will disqualify your entire entry. Artists will be credited when images are used.

Download the Release Form Here

Requirements

Entry to all categories other than Student and Makeup is limited to licensed cosmetologists and barbers. The Student Hairdresser of the year category is restricted to those students currently enrolled in cosmetology schools or performing required hours in a salon as of the entry due date. The makeup category is open to all licensed professionals and makeup artists.

Image Specifications

All images must be submitted either online or on a disc or flash drive. DVD's are not accepted. All image files must be in JPEG (.jpg) format, at a resolution of at least 300 DPI and no smaller than 8" x 10".

For online entries, image files must be 3 MB's or less. High resolution images may be requested if selected as a finalist. TIFFS, Bitmaps, PDFs, photographs and slides will not be accepted for final images. All images, whether uploaded online or submitted on a disc/flash drive, must be labeled using the following format:

Entrant First Name_Entrant Last Name_Image1, Entrant First Name_Entrant Last Name_Image 2, Entrant First Name_Entrant Last Name_Image 3 etc.

Photo Usage Rules

Images that have been used in other photographic hair competition programs in North America MAY NOT be entered into NAHA. You may use images from the same photo shoot, but the exact image must be unique. We discourage the same look and feel of images that are promoted by other contests. Any entries not adhering to this rule will be disqualified. Images used for commercial purposes (advertisements, posters, packaging, promotion, social media presence, etc.) before July 14, 2014, the day following the NAHA 2014 Awards Ceremony, can hinder the blind judging process and will be disqualified.

Multiple Entries

Although you may enter each category up to two times, no entrant can be a finalist in the same category more than once. You may enter the same collection of images into as many categories as you would like. You may also use the same model for a different entry in the same category or in another category, but you must enter a noticeably different image of the model in a different pose. Note: cropping, black and white or sepia tone, and reversing or flipping the image does not constitute a noticeably different image.

*You may only submit images with the same look and feel into two categories. Please be sure that your images fit that category.

*There is ONE exception to this rule: The exact same image submitted in a category may also be submitted in the Hairstylist of the Year category ONLY, except for Salon Team images, which may not be submitted for Hairstylist of the Year.

Photo Manipulation

NAHA is a photographic hairstyling competition that awards artists who create great hair that has been beautifully captured with photography. Due to the increased use of Photoshop and similar programs, NAHA has modified the rules for the usage of these programs. The use of Photoshop, and all other similar programs, in ALL hair categories may be used on the models face, skin, background and wardrobe. Photoshop may only be used on the hair for esthetic and refining purposes. (i.e. removing an errant hair) but it cannot be used to create, enhance or manipulate a look. While the use of hairpieces is allowed in certain categories, you cannot use Photoshop, or similar programs, to create hair either in part or in its entirety.

The use of Photoshop, or similar programs, in the Makeup category is limited to the background, wardrobe and hair. Photoshop cannot be used on the model's face. If you have an image that is being entered in Makeup along with a hair category, Photoshop rules for Makeup and Hair apply to those images. All entries will be required to provide an "unedited" image along with their final images. These images will be used for judging purposes only and will not be used for any other reasons or published. NAHA defines an unedited image as an image that has not been modified in any way.

Unedited images can be a snapshot from the photo shoot or an image from your photographer that has yet to be edited. If your category rules require you to provide a before and after photo you will still be required to provide the unedited images.

If you are entering online you will be directed to upload your unedited images along with your other images. If you are mailing in your entry, you may include electronic unedited files or physical prints/polaroids. All images (whether uploaded online or mailed in via disc) must be labeled:

"Entrant First Name_Last Name_UneditedImage1" "Entrant First Name_Last Name_UneditedImage2" "Entrant First Name_Last Name_UneditedImage3" etc.

Color manipulation of images is NOT permitted in any capacity in the Haircolor category.

Wigs & Extensions

Please indicate on your entry form if full or partial wigs or hair extensions have been used. There is no penalty for such use, except in the Haircolor category where full wigs are not permitted.

Haircolor Before Shots

When submitting "before" shots for the Haircolor category, please use a recent photograph of the model. Old "before" shots thrown in at the last minute to meet the criteria will affect the way your entry is judged. Please name before and after images as "Model 1 Before" / "Model 1 After." Images must be uploaded in consecutive order as three (3) before and three (3) after, e.g. Model 1 Before, Model 2 Before, Model 3 Before, Model 1 After Model 2 After, Model 3 After.

Questions

Contact us at 800.468.2274 (480.281.0424).

Entry Fees

Pricing:

All payments must be in U.S. funds and all checks drawn from U.S. Banks. (Entrants from Canada and Mexico must pay with a credit card. Checks drawn on Canadian/Mexican banks in US funds will not be accepted. For other payment options, contact PBA at 480.281.0424.) Enter online and save! Please note, 2014 will be the last year checks and mailed in entries will be accepted. In 2015, all entries must be paid online at the time of submission.

Online PBA Member Pricing:

$60.00 per category (Beauty Professionals)
$35.00 per category (Students / Apprentices)

Online Non-Member Pricing:

$75.00 per category (Beauty Professionals)
$50.00 per category (Students / Apprentices)

Mail-In PBA Member Pricing:

$100.00 per category (Beauty Professionals)
$75.00 per category (Students / Apprentices)

Mail-In Non-Member Pricing:

$125.00 per category (Beauty Professionals)
$100.00 per category (Students / Apprentices)


Judging Tips

Judging Process

The online judging process is confidential. Entries are assigned a code, which is logged into a master roster, held by the NAHA staff. For the judges, this creates a "blind" system of judging, making it impossible for them to know any names associated with any of the entries. The judging process is taken very seriously. In no way do we ever jeopardize the integrity of the process. A select panel of internationally renowned stylists and top beauty editors from consumer magazines judge the entries and choose the NAHA finalists and winners.

A select panel of internationally renowned stylists and top beauty editors from consumer magazines judge the entries and choose the NAHA finalists and winners.

Judges take into consideration the following:

  • Concept or overall creative approach
  • Art direction and composition
  • Demonstration of skill in the execution of style, make-up and appropriate wardrobe
  • Harmony between photographer's execution and stylist's creativity
  • Appropriateness of image for concept
  • Technical ability corresponding to category entered
  • Amount of photo manipulation that was used to create the final look
  • Continuity of all images within the entry
  • Understanding of category entered

All finalists will be notified by April 30, 2014. Finalists will be asked to provide a headshot by June 1, 2014.


Judging Tips

Do your homework, take charge and direct the process to create a unique feel and look for your signature work.

Keep the main focus on the hair. For most categories, avoid full body shots unless relevant to your theme and artistic direction.

Entering too many categories with the same look is likely to dilute your chances.

Focus on the lighting. Dark lighting does not show off hair.

Avant Garde is the category designed for more innovative and creative entries. Though creativity is key, this is NOT a fantasy category. Styling hair into objects is not the goal. Images should still be beautiful and ahead of the curve.

Texture entries must exemplify your ability to work with textured hair. Avant Garde and fantasy images will be disqualified.

Overuse of props and accessories take focus away from the hair.

Images that do not represent the industry in a positive and professional fashion or are not of professional quality will be disqualified.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is NAHA?

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrating the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 14 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony. NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week, North America's largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week and NAHA are produced by the Professional Beauty Association and hosted by Cosmoprof North America.


When does NAHA take place?

NAHA 2014 will take place July 13, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week.


What kind of looks do judges want to see in an entry?

Click on Winners & Finalists to review the look and feel of past finalists and winners.


What is the deadline for NAHA entries?

The 2014 NAHA Entry process will begin accepting submissions in early 2014. Entries will be accepted up until 8:00PM EST on February 7, 2014.


Can I use more than one photographer for a category?

Yes, you can use more than one photographer for a category, but each photographer must sign the NAHA release form. (Additional copies can be downloaded from the website and attached to the original.) While this is allowed, it is not recommended. NAHA judges look for cohesion and full "stories" in each collection. This may be hard to achieve if you are doing several photo shoots with different photographers for one collection.


What criteria do students need to qualify to enter?

Students who are not licensed by the entry due date may enter the Student Hairstylist of the Year category. If you receive your professional license on or before the entry due date you are no longer a student and you cannot enter the student category. If you are recently licensed, you may qualify for Newcomer of the Year.


Model Agency Information for NAHA

Download the Model Agency Release Information PDF for more information.


Can I use male models?

Male models are acceptable in all NAHA categories. For Men's Hairstylist of the Year, ONLY male models will be accepted.


Can I use a child model?

Yes, but both the parent/guardian and child must sign the NAHA release form.


When you say 3 images and 3 models what does that mean?

Enter 3 different images using 3 different models.


Can I use the same model in 3 different looks?

Each category has specific image and model qualifications. Below is a list of all categories based on the number of models needed:
5 Different Models: Hairstylist of the Year, Salon Team
3 Different Models: Contemporary Classic, Haircolor, Men's Hairstylist of the Year, Texture
1-3 Models: Avant Garde, Make-Up, Newcomer, Student
1-5 Models: Editorial, Master Stylist of the Year


Can my photographer use his/her own release form?

No. You must use NAHA's release form or you will be disqualified.


Can I use the model agency release form?

No. You must use NAHA's release form or you will be disqualified.


Can I send in multiple entries from my salon in one package?

Yes. However, please make sure that each individual entry is separate and the required materials are attached to each entry. Please make sure you use a trackable service when shipping the package. We are not able to verify if a package is received.


What format do I use for the images I submit?

All images must be submitted online or mailed in on a disc or flash drive. DVD's will not be accepted. All image files must be in JPEG (.jpg) format, at a resolution of at least 300 DPI and no smaller then 8" x10." TIFFS, Bitmaps, PDFs, photographs and slides will not be accepted.


Can I use other entry images for the Hairstylist of the Year award?

Entries from this category may be used in other categories, except Salon Team.


For the Haircolor category, how recent do the "before" shots need to be?

When submitting "before" shots for the Haircolor category, please use a photograph taken of the model the day of service. Please name before and after images as "Model 1 Before" / "Model 1 After." Images must be uploaded in consecutive order as three (3) before and three (3) after, e.g. Model 1 Before, Model 2 Before, Model 3 Before, Model 1 After Model 2 After, Model 3 After, etc.


Should I submit a picture of myself (the entrant)?

If you are notified as a finalist, you will need to provide a headshot of yourself, though no Headshot is needed with your initial entry.


Can I use the same image for a multiple entries/categories?

Although you may enter each category up to two times, no entrant can be a finalist in the same category more than once. You may enter the same collection of images into as many categories as you would like. You may also use the same model for a different entry in the same category or in another category, but you must enter a noticeably different image of the model in a different pose. Note: cropping, black and white or sepia tone, and reversing or flipping the image does not constitute a noticeably different image. *You may only submit images with the same look and feel into two categories. Please be sure that your images fit that category.

*There is ONE exception to this rule: The exact same image submitted in a category may also be submitted in the Hairstylist of the Year category ONLY, except for Salon Team images, which may not be submitted for Hairstylist of the Year.


Can I use wigs or hair extensions?

Yes. There is no penalty for such use, except Haircolor where full wigs are not permitted. Please indicate on your entry form if full wigs or hair extensions have been used.


Will you notify me when you get my entry?

No. We recommend that you ship your entry using a service that offers tracking so that you are able to confirm it was received.


How do I know what the judges are looking for?

First, look at previous years' finalists. Consider the continuity of the entry as a whole and the creativity of hair, make-up and photography coming together. But remember, the focus is on the hair!


Is photo manipulation allowed?

NAHA is a photographic hairstyling competition that awards artists who create great hair that has been beautifully captured with photography. Due to the increased use of Photoshop and similar programs, NAHA has modified the rules for the usage of these programs.

The use of Photoshop, and all other similar programs, in ALL hair categories may be used on the models face, skin, background and wardrobe. Photoshop may only be used on the hair for esthetic and refining purposes. (i.e. removing an errant hair) but it cannot be used to create, enhance or manipulate a look.

While the use of hairpieces is allowed in certain categories, you cannot use Photoshop, or similar programs, to create hair either in part or in its entirety.

The use of Photoshop, or similar programs, in the Makeup category is limited to the background, wardrobe and hair. Photoshop cannot be used on the model’s face. If you have an image that is being entered in Makeup along with a hair category, Photoshop rules for Makeup and Hair apply to those images.

All entries will be required to provide a "unedited" image along with their final images. These images will be used for judging purposes only and will not be used for any other reasons or published. NAHA defines a unedited image as an image that has not been modified in any way. Unedited images can be a snapshot from the photo shoot or an image from your photographer that has yet to be edited. If your category rules require you to provide a before and after photo you will still be required to provide the unedited images.

If you are entering online you will be directed to upload your unedited images along with your other images. If you are mailing in your entry, you may include electronic unedited files or physical prints/polaroids. All images (whether uploaded online or mailed in via disc) must be labeled , "Entrant First Name_Last Name_UneditedImage1" "Entrant FirstName_Last Name_UneditedImage2" "Entrant First Name_Last Name_UneditedImage3" etc.

Color manipulation of images is NOT permitted in any capacity in the Haircolor category.


What is the judging procedure?

NAHA Judging takes place in 3 different rounds. The first round involves the PBA staff verifying that your entry is complete, has all necessary/required forms, all unedited images prove no excessive Photoshop use and that the entry is paid for. After that, the second round judges are our qualifying judges. These judges look at every entry in each category and determine if it meets the category specifics rules and guidelines (ex. No Avant Garde looks in Texture). Once all images are qualified, we open up the judging system to our panel of over 50 internationally renowned industry judges. Each judge reviews the categories individually, confidentially and anonymously to determine the top five finalists and winners.


What do the NAHA judges take into consideration when judging entries?

The judges take into consideration the following:

  • Concept or overall creative approach
  • Art direction and composition
  • Demonstration of skill in the execution of style, make-up and appropriate wardrobe
  • Harmony between photographer's execution and stylist's creativity
  • Appropriateness of image for concept
  • Technical ability corresponding to category entered
  • Continuity of all images within the entry
  • Appropriate use of lighting highlighting details

Is my entry fee tax deductible?

Entry fees may be deductible as a business expense under applicable state and federal laws.


If I am a colorist only and I want to partner with a cutter to produce an entry can we use both our names?

Yes. However, there is only one actual award given at the ceremony. Another option is to enter the Team category.


Do I have to be a professional photographer to enter the Salon Design of the Year category?

You do not have to be a professional; however, it is recommended to capture the light, design and color of the salon.


What is meant by "unedited" images?

NAHA defines a unedited image as an image that has not been modified in any way. Unedited images can be a snapshot from the photo shoot or an image from your photographer that has yet to be edited. If your category rules require you to provide a before and after photo you will still be required to provide the unedited images.


Do I have to be a certified Make-Up artist, or have attended a Make-Up artistry school to enter the Make-Up Category?

No. Because it is not required to be licensed to apply make up in most states, the North American Hairstyling Awards does not require it as a qualifier. However, because NAHA and the Professional Beauty Association represent the Professional Beauty Industry, all products used MUST be professional.


Do I need a Hairstylist counterpart to enter Make-Up Artist of the Year?

Not necessarily. In previous years, Make-up artist of the Year was a nomination only category. Hairstylist entrants could choose to nominate their Make-Up Artist, if their entry made it to finals. We have now eliminated that nomination process and have opened the category up to all Make-Up Artists to enter on their own. Because NAHA is still a photographic, hairstyling competition, your entry must reflect the quality and standards of a typical NAHA finalist entry. The total look is very important, especially the hair. You can team up with a hairstylist on an entry (they enter into one of the regular categories and you enter in to makeup) or you can employ a hairstylist to do the hair to best compliment your make-up entry vision. Keep in mind, for this category, only one award is given and the hairstylist entrant will not be promoted or listed on the final entry.



Categories

Avant Garde

(From left to right: 2009 Winner Darian Bishop, 2010 Finalist Alain Pereque, 2010 Winner Nicholas French, 2011 Winner Jake Thompson)

Submit visionary work demonstrating new or experimental concepts in expressive, cutting-edge hair. Entries should reflect good taste and aesthetically pleasing images. This is not a fantasy category but a display of fashion forward, unique and edgy styles.

Requirements: Three Images / One-Three Models / Male or Female / Three Unedited Images

Contemporary Classic

(From left to right: 2009 Finalist Maureen Anlauf, 2010 Finalist Steve Elias, 2010 Winner Alain Pereque, 2011 Winner Simon Chercuitte)

Show off your skill with wearable commercial styles in haircutting and finishing designed to complement the individuality of the model. Entrants should focus on updating a very classic look.

Requirements: Three Images / Three Models / Male or Female / Three Unedited Images

Editorial Stylist of the Year

(From left to right: 2009 Finalist Maryl Valbeck, 2010 Finalist Charlie Price, 2010 Winner Steve Elias, 2011 Winner Dimitrios Tsioumas)

Submit your best published cover or editorial work. Work must be published in a consumer publication, defined as a popular consumer media magazine available for purchase on newsstands. Editorial entries submitted from industry publications will be disqualified. In addition to the standard NAHA entry and release forms, Editorial Stylist entries must be accompanied by the Editorial Stylist Entry Information Form, signed by the publication's editor.

Requirements: Maximum Five Images / One - Five Models / Proof of Publication / Three Unedited Images

Download the 2014 Editorial Stylist Form

Haircolor

(From left to right: 2009 Finalist John Simpson, 2010 Winner Chrystopher Benson, 2011 Finalist Martin Alarie, 2011 Winner Dimitrios Tsioumas)

Submit your three before-and-after designs showing off your eye for the perfect palette and coloring techniques. All haircolor must be performed by the stylist named on the entry form. No color manipulation of photography is allowed. Before images must be taken the day of color service, with the same background and draping for each model. In addition to the standard NAHA entry and release forms, Haircolor entries must be accompanied by the Haircolor Technical Information Form, indicating the natural texture and level, the formula(s) and process(es) used, and a diagram of color placement.

Requirements: Six Images (Three Before & Three After) / Three Models / Male or Female / Three Unedited Images

Download the 2014 Haircolor Form

Hairstylist of the Year

(From left to right: 2009 Finalist Richard St Laurent, 2010 Winner Tony Ricci, 2011 Finalist Charlie Price, 2011 Winner Eli Mancha)

Hairstylist of the Year is the most prestigious recognition a North American hairstylist can attain. Submit your collection of diverse, creative and versatile hair designs capturing the excellence and artistry of the industry. Entries from this category may be used in other categories, except Salon Team.

Requirements: Five Images / Five Models / Male or Female / Five Unedited Images

Make-Up Artist of the Year

(From left to right: 2009 Winner Janell Geason, 2010 Winner Seong Hee Park, 2011 Winner Clarissa Luna, 2012 Winner Jeanne San Diego)

Makeup can make or break any look. Be proud that your work as a makeup artist completes every perfect photoshoot. Enter your most tasteful collection of work using your makeup skills to enhance a beautiful hairstylist entry. While you don't need a hairstylist to nominate you or enter with you, all images must represent the NAHA fundamentals of world-class hairdressing. All products used must be professional.Requirements: Three Images / One-Three Models / Male or Female / Three Unedited Images

Master Stylist of the Year

(From left to right: 2009 Winner Brian and Sandra Smith, 2010 Winner Wendy and Oscar Bond, 2011 Finalist Damien Carney, 2011 Winner Kris Sorbie)

Invitation Only! This 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. Submit five images of a collection exemplifying your best work. Entries from this category may be used in other categories, except Salon Team.

Requirements: Five Images / One- Five Models / Male or Female / Five Unedited Images

Men's Hairstylist of the Year

(From left to right: 2013 Matthew Morris, 2013 Guy Auclaire, 2013 Sal Misseri, 2013 Andrew Carruthers)

Men's styling is an integral part of the professional beauty industry. Accentuating a man's features using design and grooming takes practice and dedication to master. Submit three images displaying your best men's hairstyling work. The use of wigs, extensions, hairpieces or strands is NOT permitted and hair should be commercial, contemporary, wearable and reflect current trends. Images do not have to be head and shoulders, but they do need to focus on the hair.

Requirements: Three Images / Three Models / Male Only / Three Unedited Images

Newcomer Stylist of the Year

(From left to right: 2012 Jasmine Gibbs, 2013 Caitlyn Charles-DeGarmo, 2013 Todd Kane, 2012 Nick Hemsley)

Stylists with less than three (3) years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist are welcome to enter their best work. Submit your collection of diverse, creative and versatile hair designs capturing the excellence and artistry of the industry. This category is designed to bridge the gap from Student Stylist of the Year to Hairstylist of the year.

Entrants must submit proof of graduation or licensure date. In addition to the standard NAHA entry and release forms, Newcomer entries must be accompanied by the License Date Confirmation Form. Download the form here.

Requirements: Three Images / One -Three Models / Male or Female / Three Unedited Images

Download the 2014 Newcomer Form

Salon/School Design of the Year

(From left to right: 2009 Winner Tribe Hair Studio, 2010 Finalist Donato Salon and Spa, 2010 Winner Vasken Demirjian Salon, 2011 Winner Salon M Sqaured)

Ambiance is key to a successful salon. Enter your salon to be recognized as the most esthetically pleasing and well-designed salon in North America. Entrant must be the salon or school owner. Images must NOT expose the name of the Salon or School, maintaining anonymity. In addition to the standard NAHA entry and release forms, entries must be accompanied by a Salon Design Entry Information Form indicating furniture designer. Salon Design of the Year award will be presented during the PBA Annual Business Forum.

Requirements: Three Images Featuring Salon's/School's Interior Design

Download the 2014 Salon Design Form

Salon Master of Business Award (Salon MBA)

(From left to right: 2011 Gila Rut Salon, 2010 Lunatic Fringe, 2012 Rejuvenation Spa, 2013 Blo)

The Salon MBA category lets business-savvy salon owners showcase their hard work. The category is open to salons generating at least $300,000 in annual revenue, have at least three licensed professional staff, are involved in day-to-day operations, and have been open for at least three years. Judging is based on Demographics, Business Strategies, Marketing, Financials, Retail and Images. Schools Owners are NOT eligible to enter. Salon MBA entries are only accepted online. All Salon MBA entrants must download the Salon MBA Entry Packet here. Salon MBA award will be presented during the PBA Annual Business Forum.

Requirements: Three Images of Salon Design, Including Reception, Retail and Service Areas. Images CANNOT Expose or Promote Name of Salon

Download the 2014 Newcomer Form

Salon Team of the Year

(From left to right: 2009 Winner Salon Inpure, 2011 Winner Jackson Ruiz Salon, 2012 Winner Lunatic Fringe Salon)

Join your colleagues to show off your team's diversity, versatility, creativity and expertise in hairstyling. Salon teams must consist of at least two members and be employed at the same salon to be eligible. Teams must enter under their salon's name. Salon Team entries cannot be used in any other category. All Salon Team entries must be accompanied by the Salon Team Responsibility Form. Download the form here.

Requirements: Five Images / Five Models / Male or Female / Five Unedited Images

Download the 2014 Salon Team Form

Student Hairstylist of the Year

(From left to right: 2009 Winner Kelli Parks, 2010 Finalist Ashley Hall, 2010 Winner Patrick Mathes, 2011 Winner Giovanna Simington)

Submit your collection displaying creativity, versatility and expertise in hairstyling. Students must be enrolled in school or performing required hours in a salon and NOT be a licensed cosmetologist as of the February 5, 2014 entry deadline. Students may be asked to submit references if selected as a finalist.

Requirements: Three Images / One - Three Models / Male or Female / Three Unedited Images

Texture

(From left to right: 2010 Finalist Shirley Gordon, 2010 Winner Dimitrios Tsioumas, 2011 Finalist DJ Riggs, 2011 Winner Carlos Cintron)

Show your texture skills with designs that complement the individuality of diverse hair textures. Hair texture may be natural or chemically treated. Note: This is not an avant garde or fantasy category. Entries not displaying wearable, cutting-edge textured hairstyles, will be disqualified.

Requirements: Three Images / Three Models / Male or Female / Three Unedited Images


NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week, North America's largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and hosted by Cosmoprof North America.