As the most esteemed photographic beauty competition in North America, the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), honors top hairstylists and beauty professionals with the industry's most prestigious awards. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the hair and beauty industry and is limited to licensed salon professionals.
Pivot Point International presented two L.E.O. Awards during “Beauty Changes Lives” at America's Beauty Show, March 24, 2014, to Sal Fodera and Elsa Haraldsóttir, two hairdressers with vast international experience and a longtime connection to Pivot Point.The L.E.O. Awards represent Leadership in the professional beauty industry, and Excellence in education, and Outstanding Pivot Point Connection, while also honoring Leo Passage, the founder of Pivot Point.
Andis, a leading manufacturer of grooming tools and household appliances for professionals, consumers and the hotel industry here and abroad, has announced three additions to its management team:
Actress and Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Elizabeth Banks has rocked an array of hair looks over the years from classic curls to sexy, straight strands, and everything in between. While the naturally blonde beauty looks stunning in just about every style she tries, here are five of her best hair looks that outshine the rest:
Oprah Winfrey opened up the “Oprah's Lifeclass” studio to Cindy Crawford, making her the first ever guest teacher on the series. For her hosting duties at the social lab studio in Chicago, celebrity hairstylist and owner of George the salon, George Gonzalez traveled to HARPO Studios to style the star's hair for the live episode on April 2nd, 2014. This is the second time George has done her hair while in Chicago.
Stylist Geena Mericle at Xiphium Salon was inspired by singer/songwriter Lorde's signature curly mane when creating a recent new look.Mericle worked with her model's natural texture, defining and separating her gorgeous curls with Aveda's Be Curly Style Prep and Curl Controller. Once the curls had set, Mericle lightly back-combed the hair using her fingers, adding volume and working in the products for enhanced shine. She then finished the look with Aveda's Air Control hairspray.
Mohawks, in the form of braids, volume and even the original - shaved sides with a long straight strip down the center - are experiencing a recent resurgence in popularity. Stylist Robert Wilson used a Sam Villa Signature Series Sleekr flat iron to give Felicia Lester on the CW’s The Originals a Mohawk with a sleek strip.
Since 1999, Aveda has raised over $32 million to help support organizations that directly affect environmental change through the brand's Earth Month initiative. This year, actress Mary-Louise Parker showed her support for the Aveda Earth Month 2014 clean water efforts by visiting the Aveda Institute on Spring Street in New York City. She spent some time in the Institute looking at the Catwalk for Water "trashion" dresses - a collection of gowns created from recycled material by Aveda stylists around the world.
Trevor Attenborough, President and General Manager of KAO USA Salon, announced the upcoming opening of the new Goldwell KMS California Academy in the heart of New York’s fashionable Meatpacking District at 22 Little West 12th Street. Slated to open its doors in June 2014, this design forward 6500 square foot space will be the brand’s newest East Coast flagship academy, and will proudly serve as partner to the Goldwell KMS California Academy’s acclaimed, original Santa Monica location.
Macadamia Natural Oil recently announced the appointment of Scott Smith as Vice President of Business Development for Asia and Australia. Smith comes to Macadamia with over 20 years of beauty industry experience in multiple categories and channels with domestic and international markets. In this role, Smith will be responsible for customer development to include leadership and direction, market revenue, account management, analysis, forecasts, and coordinating and executing global and local initiatives.