The Professional Beauty Association Announces the Winners of the 2018 North American Hairstyling Awards

Winners in 15 categories – and People’s Choice – awarded at the 29th annual photographic beauty competition

Las Vegas, NV (July 29, 2018) – The Professional Beauty Association is excited to announce 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 29th.

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. Congratulations to the following winners!

2018 Winners:

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 Awards Ceremony

NAHA 2018 celebrated the beauty industry’s most talented artists and recognized the technical skill, creative vision and flawless execution of individual and salon team award-winning entries, as well as five artistic presentations from NAHA Diamond sponsors including Aveda, Beauty Underground, Living Proof, Ulta and NAHA’s 2017 Hairstylist of the Year, Mio Sota.

NAHA 2018 is available to stream on-demand at The broadcast includes the entire awards ceremony and interviews from the pre-show Red Carpet Reception.

2019 Event

NAHA 2019 will take place Saturday, January 26th, 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.

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About the Professional Beauty Association

The Professional Beauty Association is the largest and most inclusive trade organization representing the entire beauty industry. PBA exists to elevate, unite and serve the beauty industry and the professionals who improve people’s lives.

Formed by a merger of the Beauty and Barber Supply Institute (BBSI), American Beauty Institution (ABA), The Salon Association (TSA), and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA), the Professional Beauty Association is the only organization to represent the entire beauty industry. Representing nearly 2,000 beauty-centric businesses, and 100,000 members strong, PBA members include manufacturers, distributors, salons, spas, schools, independent practitioners, students and industry suppliers.

In addition to advocacy, PBA provides its members with opportunities to save money on events and education, and access to industry research and resources. Committed to the long-term success of the stylist and the businesses that employ and support them, PBA is focused on enhancing the professionalism of the industry and committed to helping members achieve personal and professional excellence.

For more information on membership levels and dues, please visit:

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