The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has announced the opening of the online entry process for the 2014 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). All entries must be postmarked by February 5, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to utilize the tools PBA provides at probeauty.org/naha on how to create a successful entry. Click here to enter!

As a proud founding sponsor of NAHA, Modern Salon will join the rest of the professional beauty industry in congratulating NAHA for 25 years of recognizing the beauty industry's most talented artists. Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. 

NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week and will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV on July 13, 2014. As the most celebrated and prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, NAHA celebrates the skill, artistry and talents of professional hairstylists and makeup artists. For complete event details and to see past entries, visit probeauty.org/naha.

 

THE CATEGORIES:

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Avant Garde- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Submit visionary work demonstrating new or experimental concepts in expressive, cutting-edge hair. Entries should reflect good taste and aesthetically pleasing images. A display of fashion forward, unique and edgy styles.

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Contemporary Classic- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Show off your skill with wearable commercial styles in haircutting and finishing designed to complement the individuality of the model. 

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Editorial Stylist of the Year- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Submit your best published cover or editorial work. Work must be published in a consumer publication, defined as a popular consumer media magazine available for purchase on newsstands.

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Haircolor- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Submit your three before-and-after designs showing off your eye for the perfect palette and coloring techniques. No color manipulation of photography is allowed. 

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Hairstylist of the Year- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Hairstylist of the Year is the most prestigious recognition a North American hairstylist can attain. Submit your collection of diverse, creative and versatile hair designs capturing the excellence and artistry of the industry. 

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Make-Up Artist of the Year- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Makeup can make or break any look. Enter your most tasteful collection of work using professional products and your makeup skills to enhance a beautiful hairstylist entry. 

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Master Stylist of the Year- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Invitation Only! This category is designed to allow the biggest names in the industry to compete with one another. Entrants are top platform artists, educators, artistic directors and previous Hairstylists of the Year. Submit five images of a collection exemplifying your best work. Entries from this category may be used in other categories, except Salon Team.

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Men's Hairstylist of the Year- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Men's styling is an integral part of the professional beauty industry. Accentuating a man's features using design and grooming takes practice and dedication to master. 

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Newcomer Stylist of the Year- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Stylists with less than three (3) years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist are welcome to enter their best work. This category is designed to bridge the gap from Student Stylist of the Year to Hairstylist of the year.

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Salon/School Design of the Year- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Ambiance is key to a successful salon. Enter your salon to be recognized as the most aesthetically pleasing and well-designed salon in North America. Entrant must be the salon or school owner. Salon Design of the Year award will be presented during the PBA Annual Business Forum.

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Salon Master of Business Award (Salon MBA)- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

The Salon MBA category lets business-savvy salon owners showcase their hard work. The category is open to salons generating at least $300,000 in annual revenue, have at least three licensed professional staff, are involved in day-to-day operations, and have been open for at least three years. All Salon MBA entrants must download the Salon MBA Entry Packet here. Salon MBA award will be presented during the PBA Annual Business Forum.

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Salon Team of the Year- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Join your colleagues to show off your team's diversity, versatility, creativity and expertise in hairstyling. Salon teams must consist of at least two members and be employed at the same salon to be eligible. 

NAHA 2014 Entry Process Open, Entries Due Feb. 5

Student Hair Stylist of the Year- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Submit your collection displaying creativity, versatility and expertise in hairstyling. Students must be enrolled in school or performing required hours in a salon and NOT be a licensed cosmetologist as of the February 5, 2014 entry deadline. 


Texture- SEE THE 2013 FINALISTS' WORK HERE

Show your texture skills with designs that complement the individuality of diverse hair textures. Hair texture may be natural or chemically treated. Note: This is not an avant garde or fantasy category. Entries not displaying wearable, cutting-edge textured hairstyles, will be disqualified.