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News > BREAKING NEWS: 2018 NAHA Winners Announced
July 30, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: 2018 NAHA Winners Announced

Danielle Keasling took home the 2018 Hairstylist of the Year Award. Danielle is a Matrix Artistic Director, Ulta Beauty Pro Team Stylist and Great Lengths USA Chief Executive Director. Congrats Danielle! Instagram via @probeautyassoc

The 2018 NAHA winners were just announced at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas! The artistic presentations blew us away, the backstage action was lit, and Danielle Keasling took home the night’s biggest award—Hairstylist of the Year. Keep reading for all the winners!

 

Gorgeous artistic presentations by Ulta Beauty, AvedaLiving Proof and 2017 NAHA Hairstylist of the Year winner Mio Soto of Trio Salon in Chicago were a show highlight. Another highlight? When Redken Artist Lori Zabel accepted her second award of the night (taking home both Haircolor and People’s Choice) and exclaimed, “You like me! You really like me!” a la Sally Field. Another two-time winner? Silas Tsang of Blushes in Ottawa, Ontario. And the winners are…

 

The Salon by InStyle’s Michelle O’Connor took home the Texture Award, her second time winning in the category! We love you Michelle! Instagram via @probeautyassoc

 

Hairstylist of the Year

Danielle Keasling

Salon Karma, Bluffton, S.C.

Photographer: Richard Monsieurs

Makeup Artist: Deney Adam

 

Master Hairstylist of the Year

Silas Tsang

Blushes, Ottawa, Ontario

Photographer: Andrew O’Toole

Wardrobe Stylist: Ella Murphy

Makeup Artist: Kylie O’Toole

 

Avant Garde Award

Silas Tsang

Blushes, Ottawa, Ontario

Photographer: John Rawson

Wardrobe Stylist: Jared Green

Makeup Artist: Lan Nyugen-Grealis

 

Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year

Mandy MacFadden

Salon Decorum, Newmarket, Ontario

Photographer: Allysandra Cervantes

 

Haircolor Award

Lori Zabel

San Diego, Calif.

Photographer: BABAK

Wardrobe Stylist: Pascal and Jeremie

Makeup Artist: Marie-Laure Larrieu + Gwendoline Carcaly

 

Haircutting Award

Rodrigo Araneda

Olab coiffeurs (salon), Monteral, Quebec

Photographer: Martin Tremblay

Wardrobe Stylist: Sandra Bernard

Makeup Artist: Marika D’Auteuil

 

 

Men’s Hairstylist of the Year

Jamie DiGrazia

Logan Parlor, Chicago

Photographer: BABAK

Wardrobe Stylist: Pascal and Jeremie

Makeup Artist: Marie-Laure Larrieu + Gwendoline Carcaly

 

Styling and Finishing Award

Frank Cini

TAZ HAIR CO, Toronto, Ontario

Photographer: Natasha Gerschon

Makeup Artist: Katie Foster

 

Texture Award

Michelle O’Connor

The Salon By InStyle JCP, North Miami, Fla.

Photographer: Roberto Ligresti

Makeup Artist: David Maderich

 

Student Hairstylist of the Year

 Ali Haller

Aveda Institute Denver, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Photographer: Keith Bryce

Wardrobe Stylist: Heidi Gress

Makeup Artist: Anne Skubis

 

Newcomer of the Year Award

Reno Prezio

Bellus Academy, Valley Center, Calif.

Photographer: Natasha Gerschon

Makeup Artist: Joanna Camargo

 

Salon Team of the Year Award

Beauty Underground

Littleton, Colo.

Photographer: John Rawson

Makeup Artist: Tiaja Pierre

Hairstylists: Charlie Price, Ruth Roche, Jill Leitz, Ron Lopez, James Mucker

Hair Colorists: Katie Nielsen, Shareena Hansen, George Alderete, Lindsey Mollenhauer, Ansley Bird

Assistants: Bri Bird & Hannah Werling

 

Nail Professional of the Year

Sarah Nguyen

Ammon Carver Studio, NYC

Photographer: Richard Monsieurs

Makeup Artist: Deney Adam

Hairstylist: Ammon Carver

 

Makeup Artist of the Year

David Maderich

David Maderich Makeup, NYC

Photographer: Roberto Ligresti

Hairstylist: Kristan Serafino

 

 

Salon/School Design of the Year

Studio So Lara

Guelph, Ontario

Photographer: Benoit Vermette

 

People’s Choice Award

Lori Zabel

San Diego, Calif.

Photographer: BABAK

Wardrobe Stylist: Pascal and Jeremie

Makeup Artist: Marie-Laure Larrieu + Gwendoline Carcaly