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Meet the NAHA2023 Mentorship Program Finalists

May 21, 2022, 02:32 AM by Christien Centeno
Read about the NAHA2023 Mentorship Program Finalists and see their works!

We want to thank all our talented entrants for their submissions and CLIS for making this year’s NAHA Mentorship Program possible! We are excited to announce our amazing finalists, who will get a chance to work with a multiple award-winning NAHA team to develop and shoot a collection for NAHA 2023 entry. Meet and see the works of our finalists below.


Emma Hancock

Meet our first finalist for the #NAHA2023 Mentorship Program, Emma Hancock!

Emma is from the Orlando, Florida area and has been doing hair for 24 years. She considers doing hair as her therapy, creative outlet, and hobby.

See below for her submission photos and more of her work @masterpiecehair

Join us in congratulating Emma on her work!


Guy McAdam

Meet our next finalist for the #NAHA2023 Mentorship Program, Guy McAdam.

Guy started doing hair in the 70s by giving his friends the rebellious punk rock haircuts. Unity is something he is passionate about, believing that the beauty industry should be a brotherhood and sisterhood regardless of what area they’re in.

See below for his submission photos and more of his work @sonnyboythebarber

Join us in congratulating Guy for his work!


Brandi Fontenot

Our next amazing #NAHA2023 Mentorship Program Finalist is Brandi Fontenot.

Brandi is a licensed esthetician and a certified and published professional makeup artist. She has done make up for 5 years across the US, including fashion shows and photoshoots. Brandi flourishes in editorial, fantasy, and Avant Garde make up and has been a Co-Creative Director for some projects.

See below for her submission photos and more of her work @bbeautyinspired

Join us in congratulating Brandi for her work!


Arend Jackson

Meet our last #NAHA2023 Mentorship Program Finalist, Arend Jackson.

Arend has been a hairstylist for ten years and has worked under Tre Major and Kiyah Wright. He is a colorist at heart, helping with color for celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and Ciara, but has a passion for sculpturing.

See below for his submission photos and more of his work @thelasvegashairstylist

Join us in congratulating Arend for his awesome work!


Sarah Harris

We are excited to share the #NAHA2023 Mentorship Program Winner, Sarah Harris!

She has spent half of her life as a stylist and continues to challenge the boundaries of what she can create while being true to her craft and passion. Sarah learned photography, lighting, wardrobe, and even how to edit to capture the perfect image to honor hair as an art form.

See below for her submission photos and more of her work @prettypinked

 Join us in celebrating Sarah’s amazing collection!


See updates on the NAHA2023 Mentorship Program on Instagram @probeautyassoc




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