The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has announced the 35th annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) finalists! NAHA, known popularly as the “Oscars of Hair,” 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.
The 2024 NAHA finalists represent the best in the beauty industry, showcasing their exceptional talent and dedication to their craft. These artists have defied expectation, creating awe-inspiring collections that captivate and inspire. To win a coveted NAHA award, artists submit their collections in their choice of fourteen creative and inspirational categories of hair, makeup, and education excellence. Development of these collections often takes months of envisioning, planning, and shooting. Collections are judged anonymously in three rounds by a panel of esteemed experts in hairdressing and makeup artistry, and are scored based on technical skill, cohesiveness, and creativity.
“The Professional Beauty Association is proud to celebrate the 2024 NAHA finalists who represent the top talent in the industry,” shares Nina Daily, PBA’s Executive Director. “These artists display elevated creativity, vision and passion that inspires others and ignites innovation. We look forward to honoring the finalists at our first-ever east coast awards ceremony on June 2nd at Premiere Orlando.”
Scroll for the complete list of finalists!
Barber of the Year
Editorial Stylist of the Year
Educator of the Year
Hairstylist of the Year
Inspiring Salon of the Year
Makeup Artist of the Year
Master Hairstylist of the Year
Student Hairstylist of the Year
Styling and Finishing
Team of the Year
- The Five Point Collective — Mariana Cecilia, Deja Coleman, Kassandra Retos, Heather Harris Torriente and Candy Nicole Roth
- Rutherford, Bouchard & Kenney Ltd. — Derrick Rutherford, Francis Bouchard and Heide Kenney
- JCPenney Salon Team — Jaimee Smith, Brittany Brown and Joy Butner
- Quinn Enright & Michelle Oliver
- Team Krasa by Ulta Beauty — Galyna Pocziwinski, Danielle Keasling, Meghan Felicione and Gilad Goldstein
See the NAHA 2024 Finalist announcement on YouTube.
The winners of the 35th annual North American Hairstyling Awards will be announced at a glamorous ceremony on Sunday, June 2, 2024, in conjunction with Premiere Orlando. NAHA 2024 sponsors include amika, Aveda, Dell, dyson, JCPenney Salon, KmXtend Hair Extensions, Moroccanoil, Schwarzkopf Professional and Ulta Beauty.
Grab your tickets for the 2024 ceremony here.