Mario Lopez to Host the 2013 North American Hairstyling Awards

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), producer of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), is proud to announce renowned actor, author, entertainment journalist, producer and father Mario Lopez as the host of the 2013 NAHA Awards Ceremony.

In addition, Lopez will receive the 2013 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award during the Ceremony for his work with a variety of charitable initiatives. Lopez works to raise awareness and funds for many causes that support the positive and healthy development of children and young adults. A champion of many causes, Lopez's work as an Alumni Ambassador of Fitness with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and as part of the organization's BE GREAT campaign, has continually helped bring to light the major issues affecting today's young people, including the importance of graduating from high school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to his work with BGCA, Lopez is a passionate supporter of other organizations, including Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Community Youth Athletic Center of Chula Vista, Jameson's Army, and Padres Contra el Cancer.

"It is my honor to be able to host the 2013 North American Hairstyling Awards, and I am very humbled to receive the Professional Beauty Association's Beautiful Humanitarian Award. Beauty professionals help others to look and feel their best, and I applaud their work and talents," states Lopez.

As the professional beauty industry's top honor, a NAHA is the pinnacle award to win, and the NAHA Awards Ceremony is the event of the year. Lopez, who is a part of most every red carpet, mega-event in the entertainment industry and has co-hosted such events as the Miss America pageant, will no doubt lend his experience, charm and wit to this year's event.

The 2013 NAHA Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV. The NAHA 2013 finalists will be released on April 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EST via facebook.com/pbabeautyweek. For complete NAHA coverage, including finalists photos when announced, please visit probeauty.org/naha.