Crimped HaIr Fantasy for NAHA – 2018

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Crimped HaIr Fantasy for NAHA – 2018

Photo: Roberto Ligresti

This crimped hair fantasy with a lot going on is strictly for the avant-garde. It rises up to there and out to there with a mix of textures and hairdressing skills using extensions and a bald cap to simulate shaved sides.   The fan fantasy is one of three cool looks by Jamal Edmonds, Salon Lamaj, who is a Finalist in the Texture Category for NAHA 2018. Winners to be announced July 29 in Las Vegas.

Hair: Jamal Edmonds, Salon Lamaj, Capitol Heights, MD … Makeup: Leilonimua, Face to Face … Photo: Roberto Ligresti for NAHA/PBA

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Tiny Wires Help Make A Hair Beauty – 2018

Posted by on May 5, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Tiny Wires Help Make A Hair Beauty – 2018

Photo: Andrew O’Toole

“Tiny wires were used to structure the natural form and shape of hair which worked synergistically with warm tones and light to remind us of brighter days in the heart of darkness and winter,” said Silas Tsang, Blushes Salon in Ottowa, where the winters are long and dark. He calls this look “Invincible Summer,” and it is one of some great styles and photos Tsang entered in the Master Stylist of the Year Category for NAHA 2018. Winners announced on July 29 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more from this innovative hair talent later in the year.

Hair: Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottowa, Canada … Makeup: Kylie O’Toole … Fashion Stylist: Ella Murphy … Photo: Andrew O’Toole for NAHA/PBA

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NAHA Finalist Announcement Today – 2018

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

NAHA Finalist Announcement Today - 2018

NAHA/PBA

The 2018 NAHA Finalist Announcement is today, April 29.  It will take place in Chicago, at the ABS show. Live at 4.45  pm CDT.   Lot of  excitement in the North American hair world today.   I helped judge the North American Hairstylists Awards for PBA again this year. For the third time.  Choosing the Finalists was not easy.  Most times, there was not much to choose between the five selected.  Often, an entry included two good and one not good at all.  Sometimes, one amazing photo and two not good.    All three or five entered in a category were not always great.  Some were in need of a good ruthless crop.   But some did get it and entered some amazing work – cohesive, creative, technically interesting as required, and newsworthy.   Those got my highest marks.  If everything was great too – the photography, the lighting,  the model, the model’s expression and the pose. However, I have noted my top choices do not always win!   Winners will be announced  July 29th, in Las Vegas.   Stay tuned …

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