FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2019 (Scottsdale, AZ) - The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is excited to announce the finalists in the 31 st annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). As the top hair, makeup, and nail competition in North America, NAHA is the premiere platform for beauty professionals to push the boundaries and bring their artistic vision to life. For the second year, NAHA will take place during the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) show on January 25, 2020.
Each year, industry artists submit their work -- which often takes months of planning, shooting, and editing -- and are judged by a blind panel of judges, many of which were selected through a call for new judges for 2020. Finalists are chosen by an anonymous process with no contact between judges or knowledge of artist names to ensure anonymity and fairness, and enabling a true celebration of excellence, creativity, and technical ability.
This year's finalist candidates span fifteen categories of excellence across hair, makeup and nail artistry. Finalists include:
Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year:
Hairstylist of the Year:
Makeup Artist of the Year:
Hairstylist of the Year:
Men’s Hairstylist of the Year:
Nail Professional of the Year:
Newcomer Stylist of the Year:
Salon/School Design of the Year:
Student Hairstylist of the Year:
Styling and Finishing:
Team of The Year:
The Live NAHA event kicks off with a red carpet reception from 6-8 pm, followed by the awards ceremony from 8-10:30 pm on January 25, 2020 at the Long Beach Convention Center Terrace Theater in Los Angeles County.
Tickets are on sale at probeauty.org/naha, with special packages exclusively available to Professional Beauty Association members. The awards ceremony will also stream online at www.nahalive.com. For more information, please visit probeauty.org/naha; get inspired and learn more about the most prestigious night in beauty.
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When using NAHA images, please include the PBA NAHA logo (or name) with the credit “NAHA 2020 Finalist” followed by the stylist’s name and category. NAHA images must include “Courtesy of Professional Beauty Association” and photographer credit if possible. 2020 NAHA finalist photos can be found HERE.
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