Deco-Inspired Hair for Cool Men @ NAHA – 2022

Posted by on Apr 16, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Deco-Inspired Hair for Cool Men @ NAHA - 2022

Photos: Vanessa Secondino

If you are a cool man you will love these art deco-inspired hair designs by Navin Ramgoolam of Salon Deaville in Montreal which won the Barber Of The Year Award at NAHA 2022. The Barber category included fades, tapers, and other looks created with a mastery in techniques.”  Congratulations to the team who put these looks together and to all the Winners and those nominated.   Good to know creativity is still alive and well in the hair world. For more NAHA 2022, CLICK HERE

Hair: Navin Ramgoolam, Salon Deauville, Montreal … Makeup: Kris Christodoulou … Fashion Stylist: Kim Rivka … Photos: Vanessa Secondino

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Avant Garde Hair Winner @ NAHA – 2022

Posted by on Apr 11, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Avant Garde Hair Winner @ NAHA - 2022

Photo: Damien Carney. Collage: helenoppenheim.com

Migena Furxhi was the Winner of the Avant Garde category at NAHA 2022.  She wanted to “portray strength and beauty, a strong silhouette with bold definitions of design and color when everything around us seemed so bleak and falling apart.” This was a team effort, and the hairdresser credits her photographer, Damien Carney, “as the photoshoot coach” and Nicholas French who has won this award many times, for “his mentoring and unwavering support.”    The Professional Beauty Association who give us NAHA year after year say “this category recognizes hairstylists that create artistic, innovative, unique and experimental concepts that push our consciousness about what hair can do.”  To see more photos from NAHA 2022, CLICK HERE

Hair: Migena Furxhi, Grand Rapids, MI … Makeup: Joanne Gair … Fashion Stylist: Nikko Kefalas
Photos: Damien Carney

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ULTA BEAUTY TEAM WINNER @ NAHA – 2022

Posted by on Apr 10, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

ULTA BEAIUTY TEAM WINNER @ NAHA – 2022

Photos: Richard Monsieurs

The North American Hairstyling Awards are the most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America and honors the salon industry’s top artists.  Top talents from hairdressers to makeup artists, fashion stylists and photographers across America and Canada go all out for this competition when they can let their creativity have a field day.  I was a judge for the winners from 2015 to 2019 so I know how much goes into the hair and the  images and how thrilled the winners and those nominated are.  These two photos were part of the Ulta Beauty Design Team’s Winning Collection.  No less than 16 names are credited as being part of the Ulta team – all the names are listed and archived in an album on my website, which features 23 images.  To see my NAHA 2022 selection CLICK HERE 

Hair: Ulta Beauty Design Team, Bolingbrook, IL … Makeup: Deney Adam …
Photos: Richard Monsieurs

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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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