Featuring extraordinary artistry and mastery precision, the 35th annual NAHA finalists represent the pinnacle of excellence in the industry.
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is thrilled to announce the 35th annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) finalists. NAHA 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 of 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 NAHA 2024 Finalists are:
Carlos Alvarez Roque
Barber of the Year:
A-ROD Yadiel Alberto Rodriguez
Editorial Stylist of the Year:
Naeemah LaFond - nominated for two collections
Educator of the Year:
Hairstylist of the Year:
Inspiring Salon of the Year:
Lucero Hair and Wellness
Rachel's Salon & Day Spa
Makeup Artist of the Year:
Master Hairstylist of the Year:
Student Hairstylist of the Year:
Chloe Sarai Baeza Garvalena
Styling and Finishing:
Team of The Year:
The Five Point Collective—Mariana Cecilia, Deja Coleman, Kassandra Retos, Heather Harris Torriente, Candy Nicole Roth
Rutherford, Bouchard & Kenney Ltd.—Derrick Rutherford, Francis Bouchard, Heidi Kenney
JCPenney Salon Team—Jaimee Smith, Brittany Brown, Joy Butner
Quinn Enright and Michelle Oliver
Team Krasa by Ulta Beauty—Galyna Poczciwinski, Danielle Keasling, Meghan Felicione, Gilad Goldstein
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. This highly anticipated event will bring together industry professionals, influencers, and enthusiasts to celebrate the outstanding achievements of these talented artists.
"The Professional Beauty Association is proud to celebrate the 2024 NAHA finalists who represent the top talent in the industry," says 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.”
Tickets for the 2024 ceremony are available at probeauty.org/naha