PBA Announces Winners of 2018 North American Hairstyling Awards

NAHA 2018 Hairstylist of the Year, Danielle Keasling. Photo courtesy of PBA

The Professional Beauty Association announced the winners of the 29th annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), the beauty industry’s most prestigious photographic beauty competition. NAHA took place alongside Cosmoprof North America at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 29.

NAHA special guest, Tabatha Coffey. Photo courtesy of PBA 

NAHA features 15 categories of excellence and is the top hair, makeup and nail competition in North America. This year’s ceremony featured special guest Tabatha Coffey and artistic presentations by NAHA Diamond Sponsors Aveda, Beauty Underground, Living Proof, Mio Sota and Ulta. This year's winners include:

Avant Garde Silas Tsang Blushes Ottawa, ON
Editorial Stylist of the Year Mandy MacFadden Salon Decorum Newmarket, ON
Haircolor Lori Zabel Dop Dop Salon San Diego, CA
Haircutting Rodrigo Araneda Olab Coiffeurs Montreal, QC
Hairstylist of the Year Danielle Keasling Salon Karma Bluffton, SC
Makeup Artist of the Year David Maderich David Maderich Makeup New York, NY
Master Stylist of the Year Silas Tsang Blushes Ottawa, ON
Men’s Hairstylist of the Year Jamie DiGrazia Logan Parlor Chicago, IL
Nail Professional of the Year Sarah Nguyen Ammon Carver Studio New York, NY
Newcomer Stylist of the Year Reno Prezio Bellus Academy Valley Center, CA
Salon/School Design of the Year Lara Leckie Studio So Lara Guelph, ON
Student Hairstylist of the Year Ali Haller Aveda Institute Denver Highlands Ranch, CO
Styling & Finishing Frank Cini TAZ HAIR CO Toronto, ON
Team of the Year Charlie Price Beauty Underground Littleton, CO
Texture Michelle O’Connor The Salon by InStyle JCP North Miami, FL
People’s Choice Lori Zabel Dop Dop Salon San Diego, CA

NAHA 2018 is available to stream on-demand at www.nahalive.com. The broadcast includes the entire awards ceremony and interviews from the pre-show Red Carpet Reception. NAHA 2019 will take place Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. The NAHA 2019 entry process closes September 13, 2018 and finalists will be announced December 2, 2018.