The 2017 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) were held on Sunday, July 9 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Among the night’s highlights were inspiring stage presentations from Matt Swinney, Aveda, Beauty Underground, Mizani, Living Proof and Moroccanoil. Eden Sassoon was the night’s emcee, and Sam Villa was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the industry.
Congratulations to all the winners! A special shoutout to the Canadian winners: Anica Iordache (Haircutting), Florencia Taylor (Makeup Artist) and Blushes (People’s Choice).
Photos from the NAHA 2017 winning collections from Blushes, Florencia Taylor and Anica Iordache
NAHA 2017 Winners
Avant Garde: Chelsea James, Forma Collective, Englewood, CO
Editorial Stylist: Heggy Gonzalez, Aveda Institute Povo, Orem, UT
Haircolor: Matt Swinney, Evolution, Minneapolis, MN
Haircutting: Anica Iordache, ModMop Hairdressing, Ottawa
Hairstylist of the Year: Mio Sota, Trio Salon, Chicago
Makeup Artist: Florencia Taylor, Florencia Taylor Makeup, London, Ont.
Master Hairstylist: Damien Carney, New York
Men’s Hairstylist: Whitney VerMeer, The Aesthetic X Whitney VerMeer, Minneapolis, MN
Nail Professional: Rochelle Dingman, Shear Fashion Salon, San Jose, Calif.
Newcomer: Junryl Molina, Patrick Evan Salon, San Francisco
People’s Choice: Blushes, Ottawa
Salon/School Design: Broome Street Society, New York
Salon Team: Evolution, Minneapolis, MN
Student: Aisling Campbell, Aveda Institute, Tucson, AZ
Styling & Finishing: Diana Skrabanek, Ruiz Salon, Austin, TX
Texture: Julie Kocanyar, Reverie Salon, Chicago
Photos courtesy of Professional Beauty Association