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NAHA® Mentorship Program

In partnership with  clics_logo

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)® is the most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America and honors the salon industry’s top artists – who push the boundaries of skill and artistry. For over 30 years, thousands of talented artists have used NAHA as a platform to showcase their work and win a coveted NAHA award.

For 2023, we are introducing an opportunity for an up-and-coming beauty pro to work with a multiple award-winning NAHA team to develop and shoot a collection for NAHA 2023 entry.

The CLICS Team will work with you to: 

Select your category, create and build your vision
Plan your shoot -  share their expertise in creating storyboards, building a cohesive collection, selecting the wardrobe and MORE!
Share tips and tricks and a ton of NAHA entry expertise
Coach you through what to expect during the shoot
Meet you in Long Beach for a shoot during ISSE - June 27, 2022
They will deliver your final collection imagery to you - then all you have to do is enter!

meet the Finalists


Brandi Fontenot




Emma Hancock


Guy McAdam



KEY dates

Application information


Artists that have not been a NAHA Finalist before! Share your passion and creativity with us. We will select five program finalists and one will be selected for the photo shoot in Long Beach.

We strongly encourage entrants of varied backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, identity, age and religion to apply for this opportunity

How Do You Apply?

  1. Be a licensed cosmetologist or barber, or student enrolled in beauty school (students will only be eligible to enter the Student Hairstylist NAHA category)
  2. Record 90 second video clip that tells your story. Share your passion for your craft, about your background, why you are inspired by NAHA and tell us why you should receive this opportunity!
  3. Collect 3 shots of your best work, so we can see your skills!
  4. Complete an application - tell us about you and your categories of interest! Submit your video and photos with your application

What You Need to Know: 

  • Entrants must be licensed cosmetologists/barbers
  • Entrants must reside in the United States, Canada or Mexico
  • Entrants cannot be a past NAHA finalist
  • Five finalists will be selected and will be narrowed down to one artist selected for the shoot
  • You need to be available for a shoot on Monday June 27 in Long Beach, CA
  • PBA will provide ISSE tickets - winner is responsible for their own hotel and travel fees
  • Once the shoot is completed, you will be responsible for your final NAHA entry - PBA will waive entry fee
  • Keep your final collection under wraps until the NAHA 2023 finalists are announced


For any questions, please contact

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