The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has announced the finalists in the 32nd annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). The North American Hairstyling Awards is the most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America and honors the salon industry’s top artists who push the boundaries of skill and creativity. Since its inception, thousands of talented artists have used NAHA as a platform to showcase their work to win a coveted NAHA Award.

This was an unprecedented year for NAHA due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, yet the heightened creativity and vast number of submissions were some of the most impressive in the competition’s history.” shares Nina Daily, PBA’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The industry rallied to channel energy into true artistry, innovation, and camaraderie, and we couldn’t be prouder of this year’s finalists.”

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NAHA_SMThe Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to announce the 2015 North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) winners. The winners were recognized during a star-studded awards ceremony on July 12,2015 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The ceremony was held during PBA Beauty Week, North America’s largest, beauty event.  NAHA drew more than 3,000 attendees to the event, and thousands tuned in to watch PBA’s live streaming broadcast online at

NAHA Awards Ceremony & Artistic Presentations: Recognized the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. As the top achievement for professional hairstylists, makeup artists, and for the first time this year the addition of the Nail Professionals.  Both past and present NAHA entrants, finalists and winners pushed the boundaries of trend-setting style. Presenting this year’s awards includes Nicholas French, Nick Stenson and Fabio Sementilli. Past NAHA winner and finalist appearances included Chrystofer Benson, Charlie Price, Allen Ruiz and Dusty Simington.

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INDUSTRY NEWS: NAHA Announces 2015 Makeup Artists of the Year Finalists!

Each year, The Professional Beauty Association in corroboration with NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards), celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. This year’s finalists have been announced and a celebration for top honors will be held on July 12, 2015 in Las Vegas. On Makeup Magazine is pleased to once again be among the Media Supporter for NAHA. Becoming a NAHA winner is a pinnacle achievement for beauty professionals. The greatest talent in hair, nails, and makeup continue to push the boundaries of trend-setting style year after year. NAHA is the culmination of styles, beauty trends and sheer artistry. 2015’s Makeup Artists of the year NAHA finalists are Aeriel Payne, Katelyn Simkins, Kymm Ernst, Sara Lindsay, and David Maderich. Good Luck to this year’s finalists! Visit NAHA Makeup Artists of the year section to find out more about each of 2015 Makeup Artist of the Year NAHA Finalists.