2011 NAHA CONTEMPORARY FINALISTS


North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at one of the images for each finalists. To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

2011 NAHA CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC FINALISTS

Timothy Switzer Oshawa, ON Photographer: Greg Swales
Eli Mancha Chicago, IL Photographer: Helen Berkun
Dimitrios Tsioumas New York, NY Photographer: Babak
DJ Riggs New York, NY Photographer: Babak
Simon Chercuitte Montreal, QB Photographer: Ara Sassoonian

2011 NAHA AVANT GARDE FINALISTS


North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at one of the images for each finalists. To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

2011 NAHA AVANT GARDE FINALISTS

Palma Anshilevich Toronto, ON Photographer: Babak

Dan Csicsai Valencia, CA Photographer: Joseph Cartright

Damien Carney Long Beach, CA Photographer: Hama Sanders

Kris Sorbie New York, NY Photographer: Nico Iliev

Jake Thompson Salt Lake City, UT Photographer: Kevin Schidel

2011 NAHA EDITORIAL HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS


North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at one of the images for each finalists. To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

2011 NAHA EDITORIAL HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

I especially love Dimitrios Tsioumas.  It’s nice to see some Male models for a change.

Amy Freudenberg Chandler, AZ Photographer: Babak

Charlie Price Denver, CO Photographer:

Marshall Vanierland Long Beach, NV Photographer: Jana Cruder

Damien Carney Long Beach, CA Photographer:

Remembering Leo Passage 1936-2011


Leo Passage, the founder of Evanston-based Pivot Point international, died Wednesday. Passage, 75, begain Pivot Point in 1962. It’s since grown to have cosmetology schools across the United States and in over 75 other countries. The school claims to have more than one million graduates.

Leo was diagnosed with a degenerative lung condition that he conquered for the past 12 years. For many years Leo was able to stay ahead of his disease by taking very good care of himself and always remaining positive.

Visitation will be Friday, May 13th,2011-  from 3 p.m. until a funeral mass at 7 p.m. at

St. Joan of Arc Church at 9248 Lawndale in Skokie.

Survivors include his wife Lenie, and children Robert and Corrine.

Flowers can be sent to the church or donations can be made to The American Lung Association at http://www.lungusa.org/

2011 NAHA MASTER HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS


North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at the finalists. To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work.

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

MASTER HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

2011 NAHA HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS


North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)  is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry.  Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at the finalists.  To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work.

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Charlie Price Denver, CO Photographer: Babak

2011 NAHA SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR FINALISTS


North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)  is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry.  Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at the finalists.  To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work.

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

FRESH HAIR STUDIO; Laurie Haney / Deborah Gavin Southampton, PA Photographer: Babak

JACKSON RUIZ SALON; Allen Ruiz Austin, TX Photographer: Tania Quintanilla

HAIR BODY & SOL Inc.; Beth Whitfield Vista, CA Photographer: Mark Sacro

JC SALONS; Johnny Cupello Toronto, ON Photographer: Giancarlo Intini and Richard Dubois