Meet The 2024 NAHA Winners


For the first time in its 35 year history, the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) came to the East Coast, taking place on Sunday, June 2nd at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with Premiere Orlando. NAHA, put on by the Professional Beauty Association, always brings together the beauty industry’s top artists and biggest brands, and NAHA 2024 was no exception.

The excitement of NAHA 2024 kicked off with a glamorous red-carpet reception, where attendees raised a glass with peers and caught a glimpse of the finalists plus former winners. The program included a VIP reception, red carpet and media interviews with finalists, including The Tease. NAHA Master Sponsors included Biolage, JCPenney Beauty and Salon, L’Oréal Professional Paris, Matrix, Mizani, Moroccanoil, Pureology, Redken, Schwarzkopf Professional and Ulta Beauty. Other sponsors included Dyson, Aveda, Minerva, Wahl, Kao, amika and more.

The show itself, emceed by salon professional industry icon Sam Villa, was a spectacular look back at NAHA’s own history. A selection of previous NAHA winners including Nick Stenson, Lauren Moser Samuels, Danielle Keasling, Jamal Edmonds and Chrystofer Benson, among others, participated in the ceremony, recreating looks from their past winning collections for a runway of sorts by 3Jay Productions. Between this retrospective and the focus on 2024’s finalists, NAHA delivered a celebration of extraordinary talent and artistry with wins that shocked and speeches that moved the crowd to cheers, tears and standing ovations.

Scroll to see all of the 2024 NAHA winners.

Avante Garde

Trish Dool

Barber of the Year

A-ROD (Yadiel Alberto Rodriguez)

Editorial Stylist of the Year

Naeemah LaFond

Educator of the Year

Keya Neal


Sean Godard


Stephen Moody

Hairstylist of the Year

Erin Fernandes

Inspiring Salon of the Year

Rachel’s Salon & Day Spa

Makeup Artist of the Year

Anne Skubis

Master Hairstylist of the Year

Brayden Pelletier

NAHA Moment

John Nguyen

Student Hairstylist of the Year

Kaitlyn Rockwell

Styling and Finishing

Vanessa Whitmarsh

Team of the Year

Quinn Enright & Michelle Oliver


Cassie Carey

For more from NAHA 2024, be sure to visit the PBA website.

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Jeffrey Lunnen

Jeffrey C. Lunnen is the Editor in Chief of The Tease and co-host of The Volume Up Podcast. He is hair obsessed. Obviously!

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