The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announces the much anticipated finalists for the 2010 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Winning an award at NAHA, North America's most esteemed beauty competition, has become a true pinnacle career achievement with the help of beauty professionals and the industry as a whole.  Open to the entire beauty industry, the NAHA Award Ceremony is a not-to-be-missed evening of high energy, artistic expression, and the coming together of the professional beauty association to salute rising stars and industry icons. NAHA 2010 is part of PBA Beauty Week and will take place Sunday, July 18, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
NAHAs are given in 13 distinct categories including: Master Stylist, Hairstylist of the Year, Editorial Stylist, Student Hairstylist, Avant-Garde, Contemporary Classic, Fashion Forward, Haircolor, Salon Team, Salon Design, Texture, and Makeup Artist of the Year. 2010 marks the inaugural year for the Salon MBA award. The Salon MBA is designed to recognize savvy salon owners who have cultivated a cutting-edge salon and a highly profitable business.
 
NAHA also salutes two professionals who have made a significant impact and contribution to the industry. This year NAHA 2010 is proud to present its top honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, to Beth Minardi, an internationally renowned haircolor specialist, educator and salon owner. NAHA 2010 is also pleased to induct entrepreneur, environmentalist, and philanthropist, Frederic Holzberger, into the NAHA Hall of Leaders.
 
PBA is proud to announce a record setting number of entries for 2010. More than 700 beauty professionals (an eighteen percent increase from 2009 and a thirty-five percent increase from 2008) spent countless hours conceptualizing and bringing to life their artistic visions. The growth and breadth of NAHA entries from established hairstylists to those just starting their career is a testament to the power of NAHA. 
 
The NAHA festivities kick off with a Red Carpet Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a star-studded Awards Ceremony featuring special artistic presentations, live entertainment and special guest appearances. NAHA 2010 will also pay tribute to CUT IT OUT / Salons Against Domestic Abuse, a charitable organization developed for the salon industry to help raise awareness on domestic violence and help hairstylists and their clients seek treatment.  

NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week, North America's largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, educational, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association and is held in cooperation with Cosmoprof North America. probeauty.org/beautyweek

 NAHA 2010 Finalists

 

Category

Stylist Name

Salon Name

Avant Garde

Paul and Jami Eastin

Paris Parker Salon

Nicholas French

Matrix C.R.A.F.T Global Academy

Alain Pereque

Salon Pure

Charlie Price

Click Salon

Chad Seale

Taylor Andrews

Contemporary Classic

Ammon Carver

Matrix

Gianpolo Colombo

Hairafter Salon and Spa

Steve Elias

Elixir Salon Spa

Alain Pereque

Salon Pure

Chad Taylor

Moods Hair Salon

Editorial Stylist

Faatemah Ampey

Faatemah, Inc.

Ammon Carver

Matrix

Steve Elias

Elixir Salon Spa

Charlie Price

Click Salon

Sevin Vee

Van Michael Salon

Fashion Forward

Steve Elias

Elixir Salon Spa

Shirley Gordon

Strands Hair Studios

Glenn Mitchell and Charlie Price

Shine Salon

Timothy Switzer

Timothy & Co. Salon

Antoine Vadacchino

Salon Pure

Haircolor

Chrystofer Benson

Salon Tantrum

Sue Pemberton

n/a

Nancy Scasserra

Xpression the Salon

Silas Tsang

Blushes Hair and Day Spa

Dimitrios Tsioumas

Mizu New York

Hairstylist of the Year

Steve Elias

Elixir Salon Spa

Shirley Gordon

Strands Hair Studios

Shawna Parvin

World's Local Parvin

Tony Ricci

Ricci Hair Co.

Antoine Vadacchino

Salon Pure

Master Hairstylist

Michael Albor

The Loft Salon + Day Spa

Wendy and Oscar Bond

Bond Academy

Charlie Price

Click Salon

Tony Ricci

Ricci Hair Co.

Heather Wenman

Studio H

Salon Design

Aalam The Salon

Aveda Institute Birmingham

Donato Salon + Spa

Smashcut Studio

Vasken Demirjian Salon

Student Hairstylist

Rebecca Cowles

Aveda Fredric's Institute

Ashley Hall

Paul Mitchell The School Santa Barbara

Patrick Mathes

Aveda Fredric's Institute

Stacie Niemann

Eric Fisher Academy

Josh Parkin

Taylor Andrews

Salon Team

Blushes Hair Day Spa

Jackson Ruiz Salon

Salon Inpure

Salon Pure

Valentinos Grand Salon

Texture

Shirley Gordon

Strands Hair Studios

Chad Seale

Taylor Andrews

Lina Shamoun

Artline Salon

Silas Tsang

Blushes Hair and Day Salon

Dimitrios Tsioumas

Mizu New York

Makeup Artist of the Year and Salon MBA Finalists will be announced in the next  two weeks.     

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