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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Congratulations to NAHA Finalists – 2017

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Congratulations to NAHA Finalists - 2017

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I was honored to be a judge for the third time this year, for the winners of the North American hairstyling awards presented by the Professional Beauty Association.  It was a tough job. Since those nominated often had very little to choose between them.  I am probably a difficult judge.  Because I go for the face, the expression, the makeup, the pose, the lighting, the feeling, the story, the whole photo, as well as the all-important hair.  The judging was made more difficult because far too often, there was one great amazing photo, and the other one or two photos by that person were, in my opinion, poor.  Or vice-versa.  Also, they often didn’t speak to each other.  On the other hand, some of nominated photos were extraordinary, and I look forward to see how many I gave the highest scores to actually win.  Every judge has different tastes, I have found in the past, some of my very favorites did not win, but others did. I have also loved some photos hairstylists send me later which did not get nominated at all and had them published!   And so it goes …  Whatever, congratulations to all and good luck to all in Las Vegas on July 9.  Stay tuned for the winners.  The best will be published in my September and December Peluquerias columns with full pages per hairstylist and, those selected, that are not too wintry, with full pages per photo in July Peluquerias; others will be featured on Helen’s blog after July 9.

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