OMC Hairworld
PBA is the official U.S. representative to the Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC)


Top hairdressers from around the globe will gather in Frankfurt, Germany May 3-5, 2014, for the OMC HairWorld Championships of Beauty. OMC Hairworld is a bi-annual global competition inviting the world’s most talented hairstylists to compete on creativity, skill, and the ability to perform under pressure. PBA is the proud sponsor of OMC Hairworld Team USA. This highly competitive event, expects over 1,500 top hair, nail and make-up competitors from 50 countries, and exhibits, stages and classrooms will accompany the competitions.

Amid the activities, the World Championships, the premier hairdressing competition in the world, will take center stage. This event, so grand it's called HairWorld, will showcase the best hairdressers from around the globe competing in timed, style challenges. Each contest tests the stylists' creativity, skill, and ability to perform under pressure, leading up to the final day when one competitor is named the World Champion. Competition categories include Hair, Nails and Makeup; Ladies and Gents; Technical and Fashion; and Senior and Junior (professionals and students under age 26).  The USA will be represented by four teams in 2014: Senior Ladies' Technical and Fashion on Mannequin Heads, Senior Ladies' Fashion on models, and Senior Gents' Technical.

In preparation for the three-day international showdown, PBA Team USA will relentlessly train for months. The competitors who comprise the competition teams are highly focused, finessing the details of their styles in anticipation of show day. They all agree that there's nothing like the thrill of competing.

2014 Sponsors

OMC Prestige Club

PBA members can access the collections offered through the OMC Prestige Club. Use the following information to view the collections and download high resolution image:


Go to "Collection" navigation, and click on "Login"

Username: USA

Password: 150

PBA 2014 USA Teams

Senior Technical:

Haeji Park
Nataliya Ilkiv
Tatiana Kovanska
Elena Basmova
Trainer: Manuel Rodriguez

Senior Fashion:

Tina Kritsepis
Flora Linton
Katherine Hankenhof
Tangela Thomas
Trainer: Manuel Rodriguez

HairWorld 2014 - Frankfurt, Germany, May 3-5, 2014.

PBA is the U.S. representative to Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC), which sponsors the OMC HairWorld Championships of Beauty. For more information on HairWorld, please visit

PBA 2012 USA Teams

Senior Ladies' Fashion Team:

Dale Dees, Orlando, FL - Team Trainer
Elena Basmova, Redmond, WA
Barbara Lawson, St. Petersburg, FL
Flora Linton, Tarpon Springs, FL

Senior Ladies' Technical Team:

Amanda Smoot, Manassas, VA - Team Trainer
Tatiana Kovanska, Santa Monica, CA
Haeji Park, Los Angeles, CA
Svitlana Vechera, Woodland Hills, CA

Junior Ladies' Fashion Team:

Manuel Rodriguez - Team Trainer
Kyleigh Banks, Chicago, IL
Maggie Bury, Chicago, IL
Nataliya Ilkiv, Chicago, IL
Kelly Jost, Glenview, IL

Junior Ladies' Technical Team:

Manuel Rodriguez - Team Trainer
Kyleigh Banks, Chicago, IL
Nataliya Ilkiv, Chicago, IL
Kelly Jost, Glenview, IL