Get ready for the next generation of NAHA where the biggest names in the industry honor inclusivity, diversity, craftsmanship, and creativity.

November 19, 2020 (Scottsdale, AZ) – The Professional Beauty Association is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2021 North American Hairstyling Awards, which celebrates craftsmanship, creativity, inclusivity, and diversity. This year’s judges feature a panel of over 150 of the industry’s most esteemed hairdressers, makeup artists, beauty educators, and experts, including Serge Normant, Danilo, Vernon Francois, Robert Ham, Antoinette Beenders, James Vincent, Shogo Ideguchi, Matty Conrad, Justine Marjan, Eugenia Weston, Sam Brocato, Tracey Hughes, Nicholas French, Robert Lobetta, Tippi Shorter, and more.

NAHA has been the most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America for over 30 years, honoring the salon industry’s top artists – who push the boundaries of skill and creativity. NAHA submissions are judged online, in multiple rounds, by a blind panel of judges. The judging process is completely anonymous with no contact between judges or knowledge of artist names to ensure anonymity and fairness during the judging process.

This year, NAHA features two new categories, including “Inspiring Salon of the Year” and “Educator of the Year,” as well as the ability for entrants to submit nonexclusive work that may have been previously published in all categories.

Finalists will be announced on January 14, 2021, and the 2021 NAHA awards ceremony will move back to Las Vegas during the Cosmoprof North America show on June 27th, 2021. NAHA will return to ISSE Long Beach in January 2022.

For specific category rules and to view the full list and images of NAHA judges, please visit To view 2020 winners and images, please visit