(April 29, 2019 – Scottsdale, AZ ) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is excited to announce the opening of the 31st annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), the most prestigious professional beauty competition and awards. As the top hair, makeup and nail competition in North America, NAHA is the premiere platform for beauty professionals to push the boundaries and bring their artistic vision to life! Entry for NAHA 2020 opens June 6th, 2019 and closes August 8th, 2019.

Artists are encouraged to submit their collections to any of fifteen categories of excellence spanning across hair, makeup and nail artistry including: Avant Garde, Haircolor, Haircutting, Hairstylist of the Year, Makeup Artist of the Year, Master Hairstylist of the Year, Men’s Hairstylist of the Year, Nail Professional of the Year, Newcomer Stylist of the Year, Salon/School Design of the Year, Student Hairstylist of the Year, Styling & Finishing, Team of the Year and Texture.

Those with existing portfolio work are encouraged to enter the Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year category, which features outstanding work previously published in a consumer publication available for purchase on newsstands or online and does not require creating a new NAHA collection.

NAHA submissions are judged online, in multiple rounds, by a blind panel of judges. The judging process is completely anonymous with no contact between judges or knowledge of artist names to ensure anonymity and fairness during the judging process.

For specific category rules and to enter, please visit probeauty.org/naha. Get inspired and learn more about the most prestigious night in beauty!

ABOUT P­ROFESSIONAL BEAUTY ASSOCIATION The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is the largest and most inclusive trade organization representing the entire beauty industry. PBA exists to elevate, unite and serve the beauty industry and the professionals who improve people’s lives and is the only national organization to represent the entire beauty industry. Our members include manufacturers, distributors, salons, spas, schools, independent practitioners, students and industry suppliers. PBA is dedicated to advocating and fighting for the rights of beauty industry, enhancing professionalism, and committed to the long-term success of the stylist and the businesses that employ and support them. For more information on membership levels and dues please visit: www.probeauty.org/join.