Everyone Get in Here: They've Announced the NAHA '24 Finalists

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has announced the 35th annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) finalists in 14 categories that measure creativity, execution, and vision.

Competitors submitted cohesive images that push the boundaries of skill and artistry, in collections that reflect months of planning, styling, and shooting.

Collections are judged anonymously in three rounds by a panel of industry experts in hairdressing and makeup artistry, and are scored based on technical skill, cohesiveness, and creativity. Winners will be announced June 2.

Just a few of the looks are featured here — all finalist collections can be enjoyed on the NAHA Gallery. For tickets to the NAHA 2024 awards ceremony at Premiere Orlando, tap here.

The NAHA 2024 finalists are:

NAHA Avant Garde Finalist - Michael Dubuc
Avant Garde Finalist - Michael Dubuc (North American Hairstyling Awards)

Avant Garde

  • Sabrena Handley
  • Michael Dubuc
  • Antoine Vadacchino
  • Carlos Alvarez Roque
  • Trish Dool
Barber Finalist - Charles Robinson
Barber Finalist - Charles Robinson (North American Hairstyling Awards)

Barber of the Year

  • Tyler Kelbert
  • Charles Robinson
  • Nieves Almaraz
  • A-ROD Yadiel Alberto Rodriguez
  • Ammon Carver
NAHA Editorial Finalist - Naeemah LaFond
Editorial Stylist Finalist - Naeemah LaFond (North American Hairstyling Awards)

Editorial Stylist of the Year

  • Naeemah LaFond - nominated for two collections
  • Rusty Phillips
  • Anna Pacitto
  • Ammon Carver

Educator of the Year

  • Steve Gomez
  • Jalia Pettis
  • Leysa Carrillo
  • Nubia Rëzo
  • Keya Neal
NAHA Haircolor Finalist - Janelle Eyre
Haircolor Finalist - Janelle Eyre (North American Hairstyling Awards)


  • Nicole Pede
  • Tina Casciato
  • Janelle Eyre
  • Sean Godard
  • Danielle Waterman
NAHA Haircutting Finalist - Stan Newton
Haircutting Finalist - Stan Newton (North American Hairstyling Awards)


  • Stephen Moody
  • Stan Newton
  • Evie Johnson
  • Yuki Yasui
  • Ben Barkworth
NAHA Hairstylist Finalist - Anica Iordache
Hairstylist Finalist - Anica Iordache (North American Hairstyling Awards)

Hairstylist of the Year

  • Austin Lopez
  • Nicole Pede
  • Galyna Poczciwinski
  • Erin Fernandes
  • Anica Iordache

Inspiring Salon of the Year

  • Lucero Hair and Wellness
  • Rachel's Salon & Day Spa
  • Vann Studio
  • Logan Parlor
  • Salon 27
NAHA Makeup Artist Finalist - Anne Skubis
Makeup Artist Finalist - Anne Skubis (North American Hairstyling Awards)

Makeup Artist of the Year

  • Breanne Gershon
  • Isidro Valencia
  • Gabrielle Singleterry
  • Orlando Marin
  • Anne Skubis
NAHA Master Hairstylist Finalist - Ruth Roche
Master Hairstylist Finalist - Ruth Roche (North American Hairstyling Awards)

Master Hairstylist of the Year

  • Julie Vriesinga
  • Chrystofer Benson
  • Brayden Pelletier
  • Ruth Roche
  • Michelle Pargee
NAHA Student Finalist - Kaitlyn Rockwell
Student Hairstylist Finalist - Kaitlyn Rockwell (North American Hairstyling Awards)

Student Hairstylist of the Year

  • Maddie Storm
  • Shaquan Burris
  • Kaitlyn Rockwell
  • Julia Gates
  • Chloe Sarai Baeza Garvalena
NAHA Styling+Finishing Finalist - Brendnetta Ashley
Styling + Finishing Finalist - Brendnetta Ashley (North American Hairstyling Awards)

Styling and Finishing

  • Jaimee Smith
  • Brendnetta Ashley
  • George Alderete
  • Vanessa Whitmarsh
  • Jamie Wiley
NAHA Team Finalist - The Five Point Collective
Team Finalist - The Five Point Collective (North American Hairstyling Awards)

Team of The Year

  • The Five Point Collective: Mariana Cecilia, Deja Coleman, Kassandra Retos, Heather Harris Torriente, Candy Nicole Roth
  • Rutherford, Bouchard & Kenney Ltd.: Derrick Rutherford, Francis Bouchard, Heidi Kenney
  • JCPenney Salon Team: Jaimee Smith, Brittany Brown, Joy Butner Quinn Enright & Michelle Oliver
  • Team Krasa by Ulta Beauty: Galyna Poczciwinski, Danielle Keasling, Meghan Felicione, Gilad Goldstein
NAHA Texture Finalist - Cassie Carey
Texture Finalist - Cassie Carey (North American Hairstyling Awards)


  • Cassie Carey
  • Jaimee Harris
  • Michelle O’Connor
  • Vanessa Whitmarsh
  • David Barron


NAHA 2024 sponsors include amika, Aveda, Dell, dyson, JCPenney Salon, KmXtend Hair Extensions, Moroccanoil, Schwarzkopf Professional and Ulta Beauty.