2020 NAHA Finalists Announced

Rodrigo Araneda is nominated in three categories for his stunning collection, photographed by Leda St-JacquesIt's that time of year again! The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is excited to announce the finalists in the 31st annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). As the top hair, makeup and nail competition in North America, NAHA is the premier platform for beauty pros to push the boundaries and bring their artistic vision to life. For the second year, NAHA will take place during the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) show on January 25, 2020. The Live NAHA event kicks off with a red carpet reception from 6-8 P.M., followed by the awards ceremony from 8-10:30 P.M. at the Long Beach Convention Center Terrace Theater in Los Angeles County.

Tickets are on sale at probeauty.org/naha, with special packages exclusively available to Professional Beauty Association members. The awards ceremony will also stream online at www.nahalive.com. For more information, please visit probeauty.org/naha; get inspired and learn more about the most prestigious night in beauty.

Each year, industry artists submit their work—which often takes months of planning, shooting and editing—and are judged by a blind panel of judges, many of whom were selected through a call for new judges for 2020. Finalists are chosen by an anonymous process with no contact between judges or knowledge of artist names to ensure anonymity and fairness, and enabling a true celebration of excellence, creativity and technical ability.

This year's finalist candidates span 15 categories of excellence across hair, makeup and nail artistry. Congratulations to all the finalists, and we'll see you all in Long Beach in January! Click the category links to see each of the nominees!

Avant-Garde
●  Rodrigo Araneda
●  Damien Carney
●  Dilek Onur Taylor
●  Francesca Rivetti
●  Jamie Wiley

Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year
●  Lucie Doughty
●  Ruth Roche
●  Ashley Stewart
●  Lisa Von Kurvink
●  Jamie Wiley

Haircolor
●  Rodrigo Araneda
●  Chrystofer Benson
●  Genia Church
●  Rossa Jurenas
●  Sharie Valcin

Haircutting
●  Rodrigo Araneda
●  Chris Baran
●  Chrystofer Benson
●  Sharie Valcin
●  Yuki Yasui

Hairstylist of the Year
●  Chrystofer Benson
●  Dilek Onur Taylor
●  Morgan Roy
●  Silas Tsang
●  Julie Vriesinga

Makeup Artist of the Year
●  Daryna Barykina
●  Marie-Laure Larrieu
●  Noel McKinnon
●  Kate Nash
●  Tiaja Pierre

Master Hairstylist of the Year
●  Chris Baran
●  Chrystofer Benson
●  Ruth Roche
●  Allen Ruiz
●  Julie Vriesinga

Men’s Hairstylist of the Year
●  Nieves Almaraz
●  Ammon Carver
●  Jamie DiGrazia
●  Jacqueline Figueroa
● Charles Robinson

Nail Professional of the Year
●  Wendi Barker
●  Cassandra Clark
●  Kayla Deus
●  Rochelle Dingman
●  Delia Hutchinson

Newcomer Stylist of the Year
●  Keith Bryce
●  Natalie Cacciatore
●  Cassie Carey
●  Angela Debono
●  Lyuba Gadd

Salon/School Design of the Year
●  Album Hair, Toronto
●  BOSS HAIR GROUP, Chicago
●  Jolie Beauty Bar, Toronto
●  Ryan M Scottsdale, Scottsdale
●  TONI&GUY Galleria, Dallas

Student Hairstylist of the Year
●  Mackenzie Dean, Aveda Institute Denver
●  Dorothy Greene, Aveda Institute Columbus
●  Matthew Leadabrand, Aveda Institute Los Angeles
●  Kaitlyn Rudie, Aveda Frederic’s Institute Cincinnati
●  Bailey Stone, Aveda Institute Des Moines

Styling and Finishing
●  Ammon Carver
●  Adrian Gutierrez
●  Cory Hoffman
●  Michelle O’Connor
●  Dilek Onur Taylor

Team of the Year
●  Ammon Carver Studio
●  Chrystofer Benson Studio
●  RK Artistic Squad
●  Salon by Instyle Design Team
● Ulta Beauty Design Team

Texture
●  Aprille Bouchard
●  Adrian Gutierrez
●  Jose Luis Buitron
●  Dilek Onur Taylor
●  Norm Wright

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