The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), producers of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), has announced two category changes starting in 2013: Competitors can now enter in the new “Men’s Hairstylist of the Year” category and make-up artists can enter in the “Make-Up Artist of the Year” category without a nomination of a hair stylist.

The “Men’s Hairstylist of the Year” will honor a stylist who displays the most proficiency in the designs and techniques used in men’s styling and grooming. Entrants in this category must master current men’s commercial, contemporary and wearable styling trends.

By expanding the entry rules to allow make-up artists to enter the “Make-Up Artist of the Year” category without the nomination of a hair stylist, it is PBA’s hope that make-up artists not affiliated with a stylist or salon will be encouraged to submit their work independently.

“By adding the NAHA Men’s Hairstylist of the Year category and expanding the rules for make-up artists, new participation will enhance NAHA overall and help bring recognition to more key areas of the professional beauty industry,” says PBA Director of Industry Programs and Education, Jessi Marshall.

The entry process for NAHA 2013 will open December 1, 2012. All entries are due February 8, 2013. A celebrated and prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, NAHA celebrates the skill, artistry and talent of professional hair stylists and make-up artists. Due to the level and quality of entries, entrants are encouraged to start early and utilize the tools PBA provides on how to create a successful entry. 

For more information visit probeauty.org/naha.

NAHA Announces Two Category Changes for 2013