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Last updated: February 17, 2020

Breaking News: 2020 NAHA Winners Announced!

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Silas Tsang took home the NAHA award for Hairstylist of the Year 2020.

NAHA 2020: See All Of The Winners Below!

The North American Hairstyling Awards are back at International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach, Calif. for the second year in their new home after moving venues in 2019. Hosted by Living Proof Global Creative Director Michael Shaun Corby and actor, TV host and comedian Bill Sindelar—this year’s highlights included the announcement of two new categories for next year: Educator of the Year and Salon Culture Award…and some beautiful artistic presentations!


Artistic presentations by amika, Aveda, Olivia Garden and Julie Vriesinga sent highly creative hair looks, along with some amazing visuals, down the runway—I mean, the Aveda models walked out in life-size bubbles (literally!). Then, entertainment reporter Amanda Salas, took the stage to share her moving story of how the hairdressing community has empowered her throughout her battle with cancer.


A few more highlights? Silas Tsang took home another NAHA award, this time for Hairstylist of the Year, and we loved seeing Michelle O’Connor accept the Styling & Finishing AwardThe evening left us feeling inspired, celebratory and honored to be a part of such an amazing industry.


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And the winners are…


Hairstylist of the Year

Silas Tsang

Blushes | Ottawa, ON

Photographer: Andrew O’Toole

Makeup Artist: Kylie O’Toole


Master Hairstylist of the Year

Julie Vriesinga

Salon Entrenous | London, ON

Photographer: Paula Tizzard

Wardrobe Stylist: Julie Vriesinga

Makeup Artist: Florencia Taylor


Avant Garde Award

Rodrigo Araneda

Olab Coiffeurs | Montreal, QC

Photographer: Leda St-Jacques


Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year

Lucie Doughty


Photographer: Albert Sanchez


Haircolor Award

Chrystofer Benson

Chrystofer Benson Collective | Ogden, UT

Photographer: John Rawson

Makeup Artist: Danielle Donahue


Haircutting Award

Yuki Yasui

Dop Dop Salon | New York, NY

Photographer: Mitsu Watanabe

Makeup Artist: Elika Hilata


Men’s Hairstylist of the Year

Ammon Carver

Ulta Beauty | Chicago, IL

Photographer: Richard Monsieurs

Makeup Artist: Deney Adam


Styling & Finishing Award

Michelle O’Connor

The Salon By Instyle JCPenney | Hollywood, FL

Photographer: Roberto Ligresti


Texture Award

Norm Wright

Taz Hair Co. | Toronto, ON

Photographer: Natasha Gerschon

Makeup Artist: Ekaterina Ulyanoff & Rachelle Guignard


Student Hairstylist of the Year

Dorothy Greene

Aveda Institute Columbus | Columbus, OH

Photographer: Keith Bryce

Makeup Artist: William Molder


Newcomer Stylist of the Year

Cassie Carey

Ammon Carver Studio | Brooklyn, NY

Photographer: Richard Monsieurs

Makeup Artist: Dmitry Potapov


Team of the Year

Salon by INSTYLE Design Team | Plano, TX

Photographer: Roberto Ligresti

Wardrobe Stylist: Altorrin

Makeup Artist: David Maderich

Hair Colorist: Jaimee Harris Smith, Brendnetta Ashley, Miguelina Mejia, Rachel Cordasco, Kellie Feraro, Darcy Falls, Amberlee Kerkstra

Hair Stylist: Jaimee Harris Smith, Brendnetta Ashley, Miguelina Mejia, Rachel Cordasco, Kellie Feraro, Darcy Falls, Amberlee Kerkstra


Nail Professional of the Year

Cassandra Clark

Aubrey | TX

Photographer: Cody Kinsfather

Makeup Artist: Jonathan Krugman

Hair Stylist: Allen Ruiz


Makeup Artist of the Year

Katie Nash

Eric Fisher Academy | Witchita, KS

Photographer: Eric Fisher

Hair Stylist: Katie Nash


Salon/School Design of the Year

TONI&GUY Galleria | Dallas, TX

Photographer: Andy Lai



Erica Keelen


Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!