No need to boo-hoo the fact that you're not able to go to the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) on July 18. Since you're able to read this blog, it means that you have all that you need—a computer! The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and HairDesignerTV.com have partnered to bring the world the NAHA Awards Ceremony live through free online video streaming. While there's nothing like attending the NAHA Awards Ceremony and being a part of the excitement and energy of North America's most esteemed beauty competition, offering the worldwide community the option to watch the event in real-time allows a greater number of beauty professionals and their supporters to be a part of the event.
"PBA is thrilled to partner with HairDesignerTV.com and utilize technology to bring NAHA to the world," says Bonnie Bonadeo, PBA's director of industry programs and education. "This opportunity will help further develop the NAHA brand and showcase the work of so many talented individuals."
With educational stylist programming and the fashion-forward vision of five-time NAHA winner and Intercoiffure America/Canada Fashion Director, Vivienne Mackinder, HairDesignerTV.com is a natural host for the NAHA video stream. Having been a part of multiple NAHA events and producing, directing and styling one of the NAHA 2010 artistic presentations, Mackinder and her team bring a keen eye on how to properly showcase the NAHA Awards Ceremony with streaming video technology.
Free registration with HairDesignerTV.com at hairdesignertv.com/naha_signup.php will provide access to live streaming video of this year's NAHA Awards Ceremony. We highly recommend that you register prior to the actual Awards Ceremony broadcast in order to ensure optimal bandwidth coverage. Registration ends at 7:35 p.m. the night of the event (availability is not guaranteed just prior to show). Viewers will need to ensure their web browser has an updated Flash player. Live video streaming will begin at 7:45 p.m. PST on Sunday, July 18, 2010 with pre-show red carpet coverage, VIP interviews and exciting backstage action.
In addition to Mackinder's artistic presentation, Faatemah Ampey will also present what is sure to be an eclectic and avant-garde take on fashion and design with her own artistic presentation. Special guest appearances by Culture Shock Dance Crew, the high-energy music of DJ Roonie G and emcees Ruth Roche, Charlie Price, Mary Brunetti, Richard St. Laurent, Anna Merlo and Van Council will help take NAHA 2010 to an even higher level.
With NAHA 2010 registration already up over 40% from prior years and by adding complimentary live video streaming, PBA is confident the show will be another success. For additional information and tickets, please visit probeauty.org/naha. And don't forget to come back and check out Beauty Launchpad's analysis of the event, plus photos of Cosmoprof! —Amy Dodds