What started out as a small awards ceremony has evolved into North America’s largest, most prestigious, career and life-changing photographic competition it is today. The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) recognizes and celebrates the industry’s greatest artists and visionaries, and 2014 marks twenty-five years of excellence. Receiving a NAHA is a great honor for industry professionals, and a goal worth striving for, as each award represents the absolute best in the beauty industry.


At the forefront of the star-studded ceremony is returning host Giuliana Rancic, and this year she will be joined by husband Bill Rancic. Giuliana and Bill are one of America’s most beloved couples. Each week on E! the couple is watched by millions on their hit reality show, “Giuliana & Bill”. In addition to their work together, Giuliana and Bill are successful business professionals in their own right. Giuliana is an entertainment journalist, fashion and beauty expert and television personality. She anchors E! News, hosts the brand new interview series “Beyond Candid with Giuliana” and co-stars on E!’s hugely popular Fashion Police team. Bill hosted the nationally-syndicated program “America Now” in partnership with ITV and Raycom Media.  He currently appears as host for the new Food Network show from the producers of “Chopped”, entitled “Kitchen Casino”.  He makes regular appearances on numerous daytime broadcast and cable television programs such as “Today,” “The View,” “Rachael Ray” and various CNBC programs to talk to viewers about business and entrepreneurship.


Awards are given in 14 distinct categories including Avant Garde, Contemporary Classic, Editorial Stylist of the Year, Haircolor, Make-Up Artist of the Year, Master Hairstylist of the Year, Men’s Hairstylist of the Year, Newcomer Stylist of the Year, Salon Design, Salon MBA, Salon Team, Student Hairstylist of the Year and Texture.  The highest honor is the coveted award for Hairstylist of the Year.


As the pinnacle achievement for professional hairstylists and makeup artists, past and present NAHA entrants, finalists and winners continue to push the boundaries of trend-setting style. Drawing from leading editorial, celebrity, and platform artists whose work graces top fashion and beauty magazines, runway shows, and red carpets, NAHA is the culmination of style, beauty trends and sheer artistry.

Avant Garde
Chrystofer Benson South Weber, UT
Austin Finley Toni & Guy Dallas, TX
Ludovic Leroy Mëdz Salon Verdun, QC
Jake Thompson Lunatic Fringe Salt Lake City, UT
Silas Tsang Blushes Ottawa, ON
Contemporary Classic
Sonna Brado Jaazz Salons, Inc. Spokane, WA
Geno Chapman Julian August Los Angeles, CA
Shirley Gordon Strands Hair Studio Wheaton, MD
Michael Haase Platinum Black Los Angeles, CA
Sal Misseri Ladies and Gentleman Salon Chicago, IL
Michael Albor The Loft Salon Boston, MA
Geneva Cowen Sam Villa Anchorage, AK
Franco Della Grazia Cutler Salon NYC Florham Park, NJ
Liza Espinoza Salon Fluxx Naperville, IL
Sherri Jessee Sherri’s Hair Salon Bristol, VA
Berry Bachen MAINENTRANCE Artists New York, NY
Chrystofer Benson South Weber, UT
Alina Friesen A Michael Levin Salon Group Vancouver, BC
Daniel Rubin Dennis Bartolomei Chicago, IL
Loretta Tom Salon Haze Vancouver, BC
Hairstylist of the Year
David Barron Barron’s London Salon Atlanta, GA
Chrystofer Benson South Weber, UT
Anthony Cress Studio 4 Salon Costa Mesa, CA
Alain Pereque Saco Salon Drummond Montreal, QC
Steven Robertson Lunatic Fringe Salon Salt Lake City, UT
Make Up Artist of the Year
Katy Albright Waxhaw, NC
Heath Bryant-Huppert HAUS Salon Minneapolis, MN
Janell Geason Aveda Eden Prairie, MN
Katelyn Simkins Denver, CO
Brad Van Dyke Aveda Institute Denver Denver, CO
Master Hairstylist of the Year
Richard/Alain Ashforth/Pereque Saco Salon Drummond Montreal, QC
Chrystofer Benson South Weber, UT
Vivienne Mackinder Hairdesigner TV Riverhead, NY
Anna Pacitto Salon Pure Montreal, QC
Ruth Roche Rare by Ruth Roche New York, NY
Men’s Hairstylist of the Year
Jorge Buccio J Buccio Salon Austin, TX
Marylle Koken The Harlot Venice, CA
Matthew Morris Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare Denver, CO
Paul Pereira Solo Base Toronto, ON
Matthew Tyldesley Hair by Charles & Company Louisville, KY
Newcomer Stylist of the Year
Bailey Bute Butterfly Loft Salon Newbury Park, CA
Oxana Kim Etual by Larisa Valencia, CA
Chris Rushton Logan 14 Salon & Spa Washington D.C.
Carley Throgmorton Dallas Roberts Salon West Jordan, UT
Jaelyn Walker Michael Levine Salon Vancouver, BC
Salon Design  (use salon name for credit/announcement)
Susan Healy HC Studio Brookline, MA
Tomy Lulgjura 6 Salon Royal Oak, MI
Robert Quinn Zoltons Salon and Spa Scottsdale, AZ
Steve Schardein Schardein’s Salon and Spa Oklahoma City, OK
Todd White Platinum Entourage Las Vegas, NV
Salon MBA (use salon name for credit/announcement)
Karie Bennett Atelier Studio San Jose, CA
Matthew Morris Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare Denver, CO
Tina Morschauser Rejuvenation Spa Madison, WI
Bryan Nunes Blo Raleigh, NC
China Wong Salon Spa W Des Moines, IA
Salon Team (use salon name for credit/announcement)
DJ/Berry                             Riggs/Bachen MAINENTRANCE Artists New York, NY
Anna/Daniel Pacitto/Benoit Pure Salon Montreal, QC
Stephanie Ericson Lunatic Fringe Salt Lake City, UT
Daniel Holzberger Van Michael Salons Atlanta, GA
Chad Taylor Moods Hair Salon Vancouver, BC
Student Hairstylist of the Year
Angel Alferez Eric Fisher Academy Wichita, KS
Jason Appel Aveda Fredric’s Institute Indianapolis, IN
Kayla Bosaw Aveda Fredric’s Institute West Chester, OH
Shie Eck Eric Fisher Academy Wichita, KS
Nicole Gary San Bernardino Beauty College San Bernardino, CA
Mark Dolan Evolution Minneapolis, MN
Danielle Keasling Salon Karma Blufton, SC
Dilek Onur-Taylor JCP Salons Dallas, TX
Diva Poulos Diva International Salon San Francisco, CA
Lisa Vann Milagros Salon Spa Seattle, WA

See the full gallery of 2014 Finalists images online at www.probeauty.org/nahagallery/year/2014. For event and ticket information, please visit probeauty.org/naha. For information on the exclusive NAHA Live stream, please visit modersalon.com/naha.

NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week, North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and hosted by Cosmoprof North America.