Oh Canada! You Rock!

Beauty industry professionals from across North America gathered at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 29th to celebrate the 29th annual North American Hairdresser Awards (NAHAs). With a total of 16 categories, Canada took home 5 trophies! Silas Tsang was honored with two awards in both the Avant Garde and the Master Hairstylist of the Year categories.  Frank Cini, Mandy FacFadden, Araneda Rodrigo, and Studio So Lara were all also big winners. The NAHAs were hosted by industry celebrity Tabatha Coffey who spoke about the vulnerability of the hairdresser putting their work out into the world in the form of competition. The show was an exciting array of performers and models presented by top industry professionals and brands like Redken, Ulta, Aveda and more.


Master Hairstylist of the Year: Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa, ON

Hairstylist of the Year: Danielle Keasling, Salon Karma, Bluffton, SC

Hair Color: Lori Zabel, Dop Dop Salon, San Diego, CA

Editorial: Mandy MacFadden, Salon Decorum, Newmarket, ON

Haircutting: Araneda Rodrigo, Olab Coiffeurs, Montreal, QC

Styling/Finishing: Frank Cini, TAZ HAIR CO, Toronto, ON

Texture: Michelle O’Connor, The Salon By InStyle JCP, North Miami, FL

Avant Garde: Silas Tsang, Blushes, Ottawa, ON

Men: Jamie DiGrazia, Logan Parlor, Chicago, IL

Newcomer Stylist: Reno Prezio, Rinse Salon, San Diego, CA

Salon Team: Beauty Underground, Denver, CO

People’s Choice: Lori Zabel, Dop Dop Salon, San Diego, CA, Hair Color

Student Hairstylist: Ali Haller, Aveda Institute Denver, Denver, CO

Salon/School Design of the Year: Studio So Lara, Guelph, ON

Makeup Artist: David Maderich, David Maderich Makeup, New York, NY

Nail Professional: Sarah Nguyen, Ammon Carver Studio, New York, NY