#NerdStalk NAHA 2012
After the excitement of PBA’s NAHA Finalist announcement on Monday, we immediately began our (not so) covert ops in #NerdStalking. We have compiled information on this year’s finalists to help you research your favorites and decide who you will rooting for at the 2012 North American Hairstyling Awards on July 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.
In this 3 part series, you will find finalists listed by category and avenues to connect with these very talented stylists. Be sure and follow The Hair Nerds on Facebook and Twitter because we have barely scratched the surface of nerdiness here.
For the latest in NAHA news, check out PBA Beauty Week’s facebook page.
PBA Says: Submit visionary work demonstrating new or experimental concepts in expressive, cutting-edge hair. Entries should reflect good taste and aesthetically pleasing images. This is not a fantasy category but a display of fashion forward, unique and edgy styles.
Style of Second- Portland, OR
Salon Tantrum- South Weber, UT
Jake Thompson (2011 Winner)
Lunatic Fringe Salon- Salt Lake City, UT
Personal Twitter @JThompsonHair
Salon Twitter @LunaFringeSalon
Jose Macias & Julian Navarro
Leonel Alta Peluqueria- Chihuahua, Mexico
Nicholas French (2010 Winner)
West Hampton, NY
PBA Says: Show off your skill with wearable commercial styles in haircutting and finishing designed to complement the individuality of the model. Entrants should focus on updating a very classic look.
Van Michael Salons- Atlanta, GA
JCPenney- New York, NY
Belle Epoque An Atelier Salon- Kansas City, MO
Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa- Mentor, OH
Mizu New York- New York, NY
**Side Note** Hair Nerd Carrie is mildly obsessed with taking a picture with John Simpson and Dimitrios Tsioumas who we affectionately refer to as “The Goldwell Twins”.
PBA Says: Submit your best published cover or editorial work. Work must be published in a consumer publication, defined as a popular consumer media magazine available for purchase on newsstands.
Antione du Chez- Denver, CO
The Loft Salon by Michael Albor- Boston, MA
Salon Sessions- Pasadena, CA
Steve Elias (2010 Winner)
SteveElias.com – San Francisco, CA
**Hair Nerd Note** The Hair Nerds provide the interviews for Tantalum Magazine… we are obviously biased!
Vivienne MacKinder received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.