Avant Garde Hair Up To There For NAHA – 2021

Posted by on Apr 27, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Avant Garde Hair Up To There For NAHA – 2021

Photo: Damien Carney for NAHA/Pro Beauty

If only a celeb at the Oscars, or any award ceremony, had the guts to wear their hair and makeup like this, which has happened, with too much criticism for anyone to try to be avant garde again!  This hair up to there is by Damien Carney, makeup by Joanne Gair, and it is nominated in the Avant Garde Category of the 2021 NAHA Awards (North American Hairstyling Awards) to be announced on August 29th at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas – tickets probeauty.org/naha

Hair: Damien Carney, Damien Carney Pro, Makeup: Joanne Gair, Model; Elena Sartison, Fashion Stylist: Rod Novoa, Photo: Damien Carney for NAHA/Professional Beauty Association (PBA)

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Orangeheads Nominated for NAHA – 2019

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Orangeheads Nominated for NAHA – 2019

Photo Left: Paula Tizzard … Photo Right: John Rawson

Two orangeheads nominated for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for 2019.
Left: Julie Vriesinga’s waved wonder is one of her looks up for the Master Hairstylist of the Year Award …
Right: Chrystofer Benson’s look for girls who love curls is up for an award in the Hairstylist of the Year Category. The NAHA Awards will be announced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) on January 25th. 2020.  Tickets/info pro beauty.org/naha

Hair Left: Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entre Nous, London, Canada … Makeup: Florencia Taylor …
Photo: Paula Tizzard
Hair Right:: Chrystofer Benson, CBC Productions … Makeup: Danielle Donahue …
Fashion Styling: Hannah Patrica … Photo: John Rawson

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NAHA Hairstylist of the Year Winners – 2019

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

NAHA Hairstylist of the Year Winners - 2019

Photos: Paula Tizzard for NAHA/PBA

Winners at the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for 2019 include Julie Vriesinga, Hairstylist of the Year, and Florencia Taylor, Makeup Artist of the Year, both Canadians. The  extraordinary makeup was inspired by John Galliano and Pat McGrath, the all one length lob was shaded and painted colorifically.  Winners were announced  last night by the Professional Beauty Association in Long Beach, California.

Hair: Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, Forest, Ontario, Canada … Makeup: Florencia Taylor, London, Ontario, Canada … Model: Emma Pilon … Photos: Paula Tizzard for NAHA/PBA

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Lady Godiva Hair for the 21st Century – 2018

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Lady Godiva Hair for the 21st Century – 2018

Photos: Richard Monsieurs for NAHA/Professional Beauty Association

Taking extensions as long as they can go, in two colors, beaded, Kate Becko of the Ammon Carver Studio created a Lady Godiva look for the 21st Century which resulted in her becoming a Finalist in the Avant Garde category of NAHA 2018. Of course, you could wear this idea with shorter hair and some clothes on, but I have to congratulate Kate for these looks. Love the beading, the photos, the creativity.  The winners for NAHA (the North American Hairstyling Awards) will be announced on July 29th in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort.

Hair: Kate Becko, Ammon Carver Studio, Chatham, NJ … Photos: Richard Monsieurs for NAHA/Professional Beauty Association

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Short Hair Cuts With Style – 2018

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Short Hair Cuts With Style – 2018

Photos: Richard Monsieurs for NAHA/Professional Beauty Association

Two short hair cuts with style for those with style, by Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, NYC, a Finalist in the Hair Cutting Category of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for 2018. These photos got two pages in the June issue of Peluquerias Magazine.  The hair on the left is a short cut, finished with panache. But it can also be worn classic casual. The style on the right is for the avant-garde but it is versatile and can be styled less avant-garde!  It is easy to forget in this day of long hair with everyone looking the same, that a short hair cut can give someone personality – it can also be worn this way and that. And it should also be remembered that not everyone can cut short hair as well as they should! The Winners for NAHA will be announced in Las Vegas on July 29. Stay tuned …

Hair: Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, NYC … Photos: Richard Monsieurs

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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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Hair Up To There With Crimps, NAHA – 2017

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair Up To There With Crimps, NAHA – 2017

Photo: Sylvia Hardt/Courtesy PBA

This fabulous stratospheric style with hair piled casually on top up to there, crimping in strategic places and wisps of hair on the forehead was one of the looks Nominated for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) 2017.   It did not win. But it is a winner. Congratulations to Christian James of Shade Studio. For more NAHA winners for 2017 and 2016, put NAHA in to the Search Box, top left of this page, and scroll down a few pages.

Hair: Christian James, Shade Studio, Phoenix, AZ … Photo: Sylvia Hardt/Courtesy PBA

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Fun Hair Braiding Ideas for NAHA – 2017

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fun Hair Braiding Ideas for NAHA – 2017

Photos: Sal Misseri, Courtesy NAHA/PBA

Here’s two fun but wearable hair braiding ideas. One an updo for special occasions, the other half up, half down, can be worn for day or night. They are both by Julie Kocanyar, Reverie Salon, Chicago and were nominated in the Texture Category for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA/PBA) 2017, to be held in Las Vegas this Sunday, July 9, at the Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas.  (Since I posted this, Julie Kocanvar won the Texture Category Award at NAHA July 9. Congratulations.)

Hair: Julie Kocanyar, Reverie Salon, Chicago, IL … Makeup:   Kerra Cotticchia … Fashion Styling: Marni Seabright … Photos: Sal Misseri (Courtesy NAHA/PBA)

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