Re-posted from Living Aveda:

Seventeen Aveda Artists are named 2016 North American Hairstyling Award finalists!

Each year beauty pros—from hair stylists and colorists, to makeup artists and full salon teams— are honored for their individual craft at the industry’s ultimate ceremony and celebration, the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) presented by the Professional Beauty Association.

Yesterday, the 2016 NAHA finalists were announced and we’re thrilled to see that Aveda Artists secured 15 top nominations, including a “Student Hairstylist of the Year” nomination for Jesse Crocker of the Aveda Institute Tucson, for her work seen above.

Here we share the full list of Aveda finalists for this leading photographic hairstyling and beauty competition. Huge and heartfelt congratulations to all the nominees; we look forward to seeing who will win a prestigious NAHA when the ceremony takes place on July 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Editorial Stylist of the Year

Steve Elias – Black Cat Salon, Honolulu, Hawaii
Phillip-Todd DeBolt, Glam and Tonics, Seattle, Washington

Master Stylist of the Year

Van Council – Van Michael Salon, Atlanta, Georgia
Eric Fisher – Eric Fisher Salon, Eric Fisher Salon, Wichita, Kansas

Newcomer Stylist of the Year

Serene Barlond – Douglas J Salon, Okemos, Michigan
Kayla Ruffino – Aveda Institute Dallas, Plano, Texas
Evan Erickson – Aveda Institute Dallas, Plano, Texas

Nail Professional of the Year

Sarah Felt – Salon Spa W, Des Moines, Iowa

Salon Team of the Year

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, Provo, Utah
Ruiz Salon, Austin, Texas

Salon/School Design of the Year

China Wong – Salon Spa W, Des Moines, Iowa

Student Hairstylist of the Year

Jessie Crocker – Aveda Institute Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
Kate Degeer – Aveda Institute Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
Jesse Ervin – Aveda Institute Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Chloe Heth – Aveda Fredric’s Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana

North American Hairstylist of the Year

Sal Misseri – Ladies and Gentlemen, Chicago, Illinois
Diana Rocha Skrabanek – Ruiz Salon, Austin, Texas

Aveda Artists across the globe go beyond the chair to create beautiful editorial collections that inspire stylists and guests alike. These works of art are often submitted to prestigious competitions like NAHA, and Aveda Artists also translate these looks for their guests in salons. To find an Aveda Artist near you, visit theAveda Salon Locator here.

Are you excited for the Aveda Artist NAHA finalists? Congratulate and celebrate their NAHA nominations by sharing this story on Facebook and remember to use the hashtags #LivingAveda, #AvedaArtist and #NAHA2016.

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