33rd North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Finalists

North American Hairstyling Awards finalists
NAHA 2022 Finalists - Courtesy of Professional Beauty Association
The Professional Beauty Association revealed the 2022 North American Hairstyling Awards finalist collections.
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced the 33rd annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) finalists. NAHA is the most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America and honors the beauty industry’s top artists who push the boundaries of artistry and skill. Stunning collections range from the razor-sharp precision of haircutting to edgy avant garde.
"The 2022 North American Hairstyling Award finalists showcase excellence, creativity, and technical ability," shares Nina Daily, PBA’s Executive Director. “Year after year, we continue to be amazed by the level of talent and elevated artistry shown by these artists.”
To win a NAHA award, artists submit their collections in 14 creative and inspirational categories of hair, makeup, and education excellence. Development of these collections often take months of planning, envisioning, and shooting.
Collections are judged anonymously in three rounds by a panel of esteemed hairdressers, makeup artists, experts, and educators – including Antoinette Beenders, Danilo, Errol Douglas, Kevin Murphy, Kris Sorbie, Michael DeVellis, Robert Ham, Robert Lobetta, Sam Villa, Serge Normant, Tabatha Coffey, Tippi Shorter, Vernon François, and more.
North American Hairstyling Awards
NAHA 2022 Finalists - Courtesy of Professional Beauty Association
The NAHA 2022 Finalists are:
Avant Garde:
David Barron
Kim Botner
Migena Furxhi
Reynaldo Achurra
Steven Robertson
Barber of the Year:
Amanda Dassel
Ammon Carver
Kenny Duncan
Navin Ramgoolam
Tyler Kelbert
Editorial Stylist of the Year:
Ashley Stewart Wright
Liza Espinoza Achurra
Matthew Morris
Rusty Phillips
Shirley Gordon
Educator of the Year:
Candy Shaw
Elizabeth Faye
Eric Fisher
John Mosley
Pekela Riley
Carlos Alvarez
Kylie Bussing
Lori Zabel
Sean Godard
Shaun Brezanin
Chris Baran
Chrystofer Benson
Dorothy Tsang
Michael Haase
Reno Prezio
Hairstylist of the Year:
Ammon Carver
Cassie Carey
Chrystofer Benson
Nicole Pede
Robert Bushy
Inspiring Salon of the Year:
Salon 27
Steller Kindness Project
Elle Marie Hair Studio
Rachel's Salon & Day Spa
Oomph Salon
Makeup Artist of the Year:
Amanda Stone
Ashley Zimel
Isidro Valencia
Jalia Pettis
Noel Mckinnon
Master Hairstylist of the Year:
Chris Baran
Chrystofer Benson
Rodrigo Araneda
Ruth Roche
Tony Ricci
Student Hairstylist of the Year:
Ali Talamantes
Danielle Gambino
Ravina Patel
Shantelle Gomez
Tyonna Stacker
Styling and Finishing:
Danielle Keasling
David Lopez
Glenn Nelson
Jamal Edmonds
Robin LaChance
Team of The Year:
Ulta Beauty Pro Team
Ulta Beauty Design Team
The Des Moines Collectivvv
Quinn Enright & Michelle Oliver
Salon Deauville Team
Adrian Gutierrez
Dina Ducati
Jamal Edmonds
Lukas Press
Pekela Riley
The competition culminates in an industry wide celebration of artistry at the NAHA ceremony where winners are announced on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at the Long Beach Convention Center Terrace Theater in Los Angeles County and streamed live here.
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