2010 NAHA Finalists Include Two from Paul Mitchell Schoolsby Paul Mitchell Schools on 6/25/2010
NAHA 2010 | July 18, 2010 | Las Vegas, Nevada
Paul Mitchell Schools are pleased to announce that two finalists in the Professional Beauty Association’s 2010 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) are from Paul Mitchell Schools.
Ashley Hall, a Future Professional at Paul Mitchell The School – Santa Barbara, was named as a finalist in the Student Hairstylist of the Year category. Students are judged on their creativity, versatility, and expertise in hairstyling.
Shawn Trujillo and Angie Katsanevas, owners of Lunatic Fringe Salons and Paul Mitchell The School – Salt Lake City, were selected as finalists in the new Salon MBA category. This marks the inaugural year for the Salon MBA award, which was designed to recognize savvy salon owners who have cultivated a cutting-edge salon and a highly profitable business.
“I have been a big supporter of NAHA for many years, because it brings our industry together to celebrate who we are. At Paul Mitchell Schools, we highly encourage our students and staff members to sharpen their skills by entering NAHA. I am proud of every single person and group who have been recognized this year, and I am equally proud of everyone who entered NAHA and gained the valuable experience that this type of competition provides.”
Dean and Cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools
Lunatic Fringe Salons was named along with the Charles Penzone Salons of Columbus, Ohio; Atelier Aveda Salonspa in San Jose, California; Rejuvenation Spa in Madison, Wisconsin; and Mane Attraction of Phoenix, Arizona.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be in the running for this prestigious award. Not only are we extremely excited by being nominated, but we are in some truly good company of our peers in the industry who have also been nominated.”
Owner/Founder, Lunatic Fringe Salons
Announcing a total of 65 finalists in 13 categories, NAHA is known as the pinnacle of beauty competitions in North America, where only the top stylists and leaders in the beauty industry are recognized for their talent and skill. NAHA 2010 winners will be announced on July 18, 2010, during PBA Beauty Week: Las Vegas at a star-studded awards ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Resort.
Enjoying another year of growth, the NAHA competition received over 700 entries by beauty professionals from across North America, truly demonstrating the magnitude of the event. Via a blind entry process and judged by a diverse group of leading international hairstylists and makeup artists from across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and Switzerland, entries were narrowed down to five finalists per category, and one winner in each category will be chosen. Judges included distinguished beauty professionals Vivienne Mackinder, Tabatha Coffey, Ruth Roche, Sally Hershberger, Mary Brunetti, Darren Bain, Robert Lobetta, Nick Arrojo, Karg, Antoinette Beenders, Dean Banowetz, Nicholas French, Sam Brocato, Anthony Morrison, Mark Hayes, Sharon Blaine, Jane Wild, Petra Strand, and several others.
NAHA 2010 tickets are available online at probeauty.org/naha or by calling (800) 263-0516.
About Lunatic Fringe Salons
Husband-wife partners Shawn Trujillo and Angie Katsanevas wanted a salon with a culture that put people and teamwork first and provided a path to a successful and prosperous career. They opened their first salon in 1999, in Salt Lake City. Ten years later, with eight locations, their rapidly growing nationwide network offers a viable career that provides financial opportunities and encourages artistic growth. Lunatic Fringe’s culture-based career path includes extensive business and technical training and weekly one-to-one coaching focused on continuous performance improvement and meeting personal and financial goals. Their focus on five key values – team, opportunity, business, passion, and education – has created a strong culture with an undeniable sense of team.
About PBA and NAHA
The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) purpose is to advance the professional beauty industry by providing its members with business tools, government advocacy, education, networking, events and more to ensure business and career success with integrity. PBA is the largest organization of salon professionals, with members representing salons, spas, distributors, manufacturers, and beginning in 2010, licensed professionals with the addition of the National Cosmetology Association (NCA).
NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week: Las Vegas, North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week: Las Vegas is produced by the Professional Beauty Association and held in cooperation with Cosmoprof North America.