The 2018 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) were held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 29. This year’s awards ceremony featured special guest Tabatha Coffey, with presentations from Aveda, Beauty Underground, Living Proof, Mio Sota and Ulta.
With so much inspiring work and creativity showcased by hairstylists across North America, Canada was one of the night’s big winners with a total of six awards!
Congratulations to this year’s Canadian winners: Rodrigo Araneda (Olab Coiffeurs, Montreal), Frank Cini, (Taz Hair Co., Toronto), Mandy MacFadden, (Salon Decorum, Newmarket, Ont.), Studio So Lara (Guelph, Ont), and Silas Tsang (Blushes, Ottawa) who took home two awards for Avant Garde and Master Hairstylist of the Year!
See the Canadian winners and their winning collections!
The Complete List of the 2018 NAHA Winners:
Avant Garde: Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa
Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year: Mandy MacFadden, Salon Decorum, Newmarket, Ont.
Haircolor: Lori Zabel, Dop Dop Salon, San Diego, Calif.
Haircutting: Rodrigo Araneda, Olab Coiffeurs, Montreal
Hairstylist of the Year: Danielle Keasling, Bluffton, SC
Makeup Artist of the Year: David Maderich, David Maderich Makeup, New York
Master Hairstylist of the Year: Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa
Men’s Hairstylist of the Year: Jamie DiGrazia, Logan Parlor, Chicago
Nail Professional of the Year: Sarah Nguyen, Ammon Carver Studio, New York
Newcomer Stylist of the Year: Reno Prezio, Bellus Academy, Valley Center, Calif.
Salon/School Design of the Year: Studio So Lara, Guelph, Ont.
Student Hairstylist of the Year: Ali Haller, Aveda Institute Denver, Highlands Ranch, Co.
Styling & Finishing: Frank Cini, Taz Hair Co., Toronto
Team of the Year: Charlie Price, Beauty Underground, Littleton, Co.
Texture: Michelle O’Connor, The Salon by InStyle JCP, North Miami
People’s Choice: Lori Zabel, Dop Dop Salon, San Diego, Calif.
Photos courtesy of Professional Beauty Association