This year’s judges include more than 150 of the industry’s most esteemed hairdressers, makeup artists, beauty educators and experts, including Serge Normant, Vernon Francois, Robert Ham, Antoinette Beenders, James Vincent, Shogo Ideguchi, Matty Conrad, Justine Marjan, Keya Neal, Eugenia Weston, Sam Brocato, Tracey Hughes, Nicholas French, Robert Lobetta, Tippi Shorter and more.
Award submissions are judged online, in multiple rounds, by a blind panel of judges. The judging process is completely anonymous, with no contact between judges and artists, to ensure anonymity and fairness during the judging process.
This year, NAHA has two new categories, including “Inspiring Salon of the Year” and “Educator of the Year,” as well as the ability for entrants to submit nonexclusive work that may have been previously published in all categories.
Finalists will be announced January 14, 2021, and the 2021 NAHA awards ceremony will return to Las Vegas during the Cosmoprof North America show on June 27th, 2021. NAHA will return to ISSE Long Beach in January 2022.