Professional Beauty Association Selects Alan Cumming as host of NAHA 2016

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), producer of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), is excited to announce Alan Cumming as the 2016 NAHA host. Known to the industry as the “Academy Awards” of hair, 2016 marks the 27th year of the photographic beauty competition. The live event, which takes place during PBA Beauty Week, will be held on Sunday, July 24 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 The North American Hairstyling Awards celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional beauty industry and highlights 70 talented artists in 14 distinct categories – ranging from Avant-Garde to Salon Design. Online viewers can watch via the official live stream at nahalive.com on Sunday, July 24.

The finalists from all 14 NAHA categories will be announced on the Professional Beauty Association’s Facebook page at facebook.com/professionalbeautyassociation on Wednesday, May 18th at 10:00am PDT.

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 “For close to 30 years the North American Hairstyling Awards has brought the professional beauty industry together to celebrate the passion and artistry of our trade. The Professional Beauty Association is very proud to host this special evening which shines a spotlight on the talent and creativity of these artists,” said Executive Director of the Professional Beauty Association, Steve Sleeper. “We’re thrilled to have Alan Cumming as our host, his energy and enthusiasm will be a great dynamic for this year’s show.”

Schedule of Events:

Red Carpet Reception                    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

NAHA                                              8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

NAHA After Party                            10:00 p.m.

“As a Tony Award-winning actor, Alan Cumming is the perfect choice to host this year’s North American Hairstyling Awards. His presence will continue to elevate the show and provide an entertaining experience for our guests. I couldn’t be more excited to have Alan join this amazing evening," said Living Proof Creative Director-Global Salon Channel and NAHA Committee Chair, Michael Shaun Corby. 

About: Actor of stage and screen Alan Cumming is as idiosyncratic and diverse as he is successful.  Well-known for his roles as Ari Gold on The Good Wife, Nightcrawler in the X-Men series and emcee on Broadway’s Cabaret, Alan is bringing his exciting and unique talents to the NAHA stage at the 2016 Host!  

 

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