Focus on Hair would like to congratulate the 2021 finalists of the 32nd annual PBA North American Hairstyling Awards. NAHA is the most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America and honors the salon industry’s top artists who push the boundaries of skill and creativity.
“This was an unprecedented year for NAHA due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, yet the heightened creativity and the vast number of submissions were some of the most impressive in the competition’s history.” shares Nina Daily, PBA’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The industry rallied to channel energy into true artistry, innovation, and camaraderie, and we couldn’t be prouder of this year’s finalists.”
Liza Espinoza 'Avate Garde' NAHA 2021 Finalist - Courtesy of Professional Beauty Association
This year, NAHA introduced two new categories, Inspiring Salon of The Year, sponsored by SalonCentric, and Educator of the Year. Additionally, NAHA allowed previously published work to be entered for consideration for the first time ever. To virtually guide and inspire potential entrants on creating and submitting a winning collection, the PBA hosted a series of live-streamed, interactive “Creative Conversations.” With names such as Michael Shaun Corby, Sam Villa, and Michelle O’Connor sharing their insights and tips, this year’s nominees had access like never before to help shape truly award-winning collections.
Ruth Roche, 'Masters' NAHA 2021 Finalist - Courtesy of Professional Beauty Association
This year's finalist announcement, in partnership with Schwarzkopf Professional, was broadcast live on Facebook. Candidates span fourteen categories of excellence across hair, makeup, and education artistry.
Liza Espinoza Archurra
Editorial Stylist of the Year
Danielle Keaslinge 'Editorial' NAHA 2021 Finalist - Courtesy of Professional Beauty Association
Hairstylist of the Year
Dana Caschetta, 'Men's' NAHA 2021 Finalist - Courtesy of Professional Beauty Association
Inspiring Salon of the Year
Square Colour Salon + Spa
Steller Hair Company
Martino Cartier Salon
Makeup Artist of the Year
Men’s Hairstylist of the Year
Daniel Holzberger, Hairstylist of the Year NAHA 2021 Finalist - Courtesy of Professional Beauty Association
Student Hairstylist of the Year
Madison Pollick, COLLECTIV Academy
Joey Posner, Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Minneapolis
Alisha Kemp, Aveda Institute Los Angeles
Aubrey Petty, Haus of Flint
Amber Hensley, Aveda Institute Tucson
Styling and Finishing
Team of The Year
Backlot Studio 3
Jose Luis Salon - Manor
Jose Luis Salon - Austin
Van Michael Salons
Evalyn Johnson, 'Haircutting' NAHA 2021 Finalist - Courtesy of Professional Beauty Association
Lisa Von Kurvink
Educator of the Year
Master Hairstylist of the Year
NAHA 2021 will take place on August 29th at Cosmoprof North America Show (CPNA) in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center.
Tickets will go on sale this spring at probeauty.org/naha, with special packages exclusively available to Professional Beauty Association members. For more information and on-sale date updates, please visit probeauty.org/naha; get inspired and learn more about the most prestigious night in beauty.