The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is honored to announce the highly anticipated finalists for the 2015 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). As the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, NAHA celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Becoming a NAHA winner is a pinnacle achievement for licensed beauty professionals. The industry’s greatest talent in hair, nails and makeup continue to push the boundaries of trend-setting style year after year. Drawing from leading editorial, celebrity and platform artists whose work graces top fashion and beauty magazines, runway shows and red carpets, NAHA is the culmination of style, beauty trends and sheer artistry.
NAHA trophies are awarded in 14 distinct categories including Avant Garde, Contemporary Classic, Editorial Stylist of the Year, Haircolor, Make-Up Artist of the Year, Master Hairstylist of the Year, Men’s Hairstylist of the Year, Nail Professional of the Year, Newcomer Stylist of the Year, Salon Design, Salon Team, Student Hairstylist of the Year, Texture, and the highest and most coveted award, Hairstylist of the Year. Additionally, a 15th NAHA award will be given to the People’s Choice Award winner. Finalists for the People’s Choice category will be chosen from the top five finalists who accrue the most “likes” on their collection through PBA’s Facebook page.
As part of this year’s NAHA celebration, PBA is encouraging finalists to post their respective “I’m a 2015 NAHA finalist!” graphic with #NAHA2015on their social media pages as a way for their followers to support them on their journey to NAHA. The 2015 NAHA Awards Ceremony is open to ALL and will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. This is an evening filled with high-energy, creative expression and artistic presentations by Matrix, Redken, Aveda, and 2014 Hairstylist of the Year winner, Alain Pereque.
Fashion stylist and TV personality, Brad Goreski, has been chosen as the 2015 NAHA host. Goreski is a fashion stylist, lifestyle expert and one of the new hosts of E!’s “Fashion Police.” He is the former star of Bravo’s “It’s a Brad, Brad World” and currently serves as the Brand Stylist for Kate Spade New York for which he has styled a number of print and digital campaigns, as well as numerous fashion presentations at New York Fashion Week. Some of the clients Goreski has worked with include Jessica Alba, Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rashida Jones, Sarah Hyland, Jordana Brewster and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Goreski’s work has been featured in a number of publications, including InStyle, Details, Redbook and LA Confidential, among other outlets, and he has been featured twice on the cover of the New York Times style section.
The 2015 NAHA Red Carpet Reception and Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live, via streaming video, courtesy of PBA. Those interested in watching the live broadcast will need to register at probeauty.org/naha/live.
NAHA continues to draw judges from a diverse and internationally renowned list of hairstylists and makeup artists from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Australia, and Switzerland. Judges included Robert Lobetta, Sam Brocato, Tabatha Coffey, Sam Villa, Sharon Blaine, just to name a few. Via a blind judging process, entries were narrowed down to five finalists per category, and only one winner in each category will be chosen. To view the work of all the NAHA finalists and to learn more about NAHA, visit probeauty.org/naha.