Where were you from July 18 to 20, 2010? Well, if you weren’t in Las Vegas, baby, you missed out on getting hip to hundreds of new and exciting beauty companies, not to mention enjoying to-die-for events and spot-on seminars at Cosmoprof North America.
The festivities actually began on Saturday night with a Professional Beauty Association-sponsored Get Together party, where attendees sipped on champers and munched on apps while chatting with friends and colleagues. Seriously, this is the way to start a tradeshow off right!
The next two days were spent traversing the massive Mandalay Bay Convention Center and visiting the 700-plus exhibitors to meet with the best that the beauty biz has to offer. Of special interest was the Discover Beauty area, which assists newly emerging brands in finding the proper market while spotlighting the latest trends for retail buyers. What’s more, the pavilion offers the Discover Beauty Award, which awards creativity, innovation and market readiness. This year’s winner: barista bath and body, a full line of natural hair and skincare products to leverage the benefits of coffee appealing equally to men, women and coffee aficionados everywhere.
Sunday evening saw the North American Hairstyling Awards, which was attended by a record-breaking 2,800-plus guests! Oh, but did we mention that nearly 25,000 people watched the NAHAs? That’s right, this year the haircare industry’s most important awards event was seen worldwide via a life-streaming broadcast! Holly Robinson Peete, former 21 Jump Street actress and founder of the HollyRod Foundation, was bestowed with the 2010 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award for her foundation’s charitable initiatives. Peete spoke candidly about her own family’s challenges with autism, and her sincerity and passion resonated with the crowd.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners—you do the beauty industry proud. Read below for a complete list of all this year’s NAHA winners.
Also honored during Cosmoprof was Nioxin Founder Eva Graham, who was presented with the City of Hope 2010 Spirit of Life Award at a black-tie gala that was attended by the industry’s most influential movers and shakers. Psst! Joico’s Sara Jones was announced as 2011’s recipient!
Mark your calendar! Cosmoprof North America returns to Sin City July 24 to 26, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay. Be there or be square!
For the crème de la crème of the beauty biz, PBA sponsored a special VIP meet-and-greet soiree on Saturday evening, which was followed by the Get Together Party.
Launchpad publisher Deborah Carver with P&G’s Ruben Carranza and Mary Atherton
CND’s John Heffner and Launchpad Executive Editor Amy Dodds
Industry legends Bob and Jim Markham with Dodds
Dodds and Larry Oskin
Dodds poses with the Paul Brown crew
Tabitha Coffey and Dodds
The IZUNAMI gang
Dodds joins peeps from FHI Heat for a snap
Dodds smiles for the camera with Michael O’Rourke and his girlfriend
Dodds and Elan Sassoon
Goldwell’s John Simpson, Dodds, and Dimitrious Tsioumas
ICA’s Gino Stampora and Lois Christie
Celebrating the most daring, the most creative and the most dynamic stylists in our industry, the NAHAs were a nonstop feast for the senses. First up, the pre-party celebration!
Intercoiffure America/Canada’s fashion director, Vivienne Mackinder, preps models for a stage presentation during the NAHAs.
Makinder loves her work!
Makinder applies the finishing touches to a model who’s donning the “Bohemian” trend from Makinder’s ICA 6 Faces of Fashion trend release.
NAHA emcee Ruth Roche and reality show staple Tabitha Coffey watch Makinder in action.
Former NAHA winner and Shear Genius contestant Faatemah Ampey preps a model for her stage presentation.
One of Ampey’s models gets made up.
Sonya Dove, Staci Adams, Chris Rosario, and Christopher Dove from The Doves Studio in Santa Monica, California, eagerly await the start of the NAHAs.
Dodds poses with Holly Robinson Peete, recipient of the 2010 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award for her charitable work.
Surrounded by winners-to-be! Matrix’s Nicholas French, Ammon Carver and Chrystopher Benson pose with Dodds prior to the NAHAs.
FHI Heat’s Philip Wilson embraces Dodds.
Dodds and Frederic Holzberger, who was inducted into the Hall of Leaders
Charles and Debra Penzone of the Charles Penzone Family of Salons
Brig Van Osten, Shear Genius winner, poses with Gino Stampora.
Hairstylist of the Year: Tony Ricci, Ricci Hair Co., Edmonton, AB
Master Stylist of the Year: Wendy and Oscar Bond, Bond Academy, Upper Montclair, NJ
Editorial Stylist of the Year: Steve Elias, Elixir Salon Spa, Berkeley, CA
Student Hairstylist of the Year: Patrick Mathes, Aveda Fredrics Institute
Texture: Dimitrios Tsioumas, Mizu New York, New York, NY
Make-Up Artist of the Year: Seong Hee Park, New York, NY
Avant Garde: Nicholas French, Matrix C.R.A.F.T. Global Academy, Westhampton, NY
Contemporary Classic: Alain Pereque, Salon Pure, Montreal, QB
Fashion Forward: Antoine Vadacchino, Salon Pure, Montreal, QB
Haircolor: Chrystofer Benson, Salon Tantrum, New York, NY
Salon Design: Vasken Demirjian Salon, White Plains, NY
Salon MBA (New for 2010): Shawn Trujillo & Angie Katsanevas, Lunatic Fringe, Salt Lake City, UT
Salon Team of the Year: Salon Pure, Montreal, QB
Images Courtesy of PBA
A black-tie gala attracted hundreds of industry notables on Sunday evening to celebrate Eva Graham, founder of Nioxin Research, and her City of Hope 2010 Spirit of Life Award that paid tribute to her extensive efforts and community outreach.
CND’s John Heffner, Launchpad publisher Deborah Carver, OPI’s George Schaeffer
Dodds and Redken’s Ann Mincey
Wella Professionals’ John Brownley, ICA president Lois Christie, Wella Professionals’ John Moroney
Dodds and Spirit of Life Award recipient/Nioxin founder Eva Graham
KPSS’ Mary Freeth and Dodds
CND’s Jan Arnold, Launchpad editorial director Stephanie Yaggy, Dodds
Christie and Dodds
VP Cures by Avance and DePasquale Dee DeLuca-Mattos and Dodds
Joico’s team and Dodds
Launchpad associate publisher Danielle Timsit and Dodds