Author: Annie

Be more like Bob Ross

Kindness is becoming more of a everyday idea people are trying to spread (it’s about time!!). Do we need more kindness in the world? Hell Yes! Hair Nerds stand for kindness and overall acceptance of everyone in the industry. We are cheerleaders and supporters of all avenues of this path and we think that everyone could be a little more like Bob Ross.     Save a quote and use it when you need it!     Spread a little sunshine around!     Support your fellow stylist with words of encouragement!     Save these and use them...

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Hair Nerd Annie’s #FBF

#FBF is such a great way to remember the good times, the silly and the lessons learned. I have been SO lucky to have so many exciting firsts in my hair journey and even luckier that I can scroll through my camera roll on my phone and re-experiece them all over again. Every time I look through the old pics and videos it makes me realize how much I love this industry I call home and how many incredible people I’ve met along the way.   My very first color foundations class after graduating beauty school in 2103. (My first...

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A “toner”

A “Toner” [toh-ner] When you love a finished outcome of a hair makeover so much (your own or someone else) that you feel overwhelming love and excitement.   Did you see that redhead magic i just created?! It kinda gave me a toner.   This silly #NerdWord couldn’t have been conceived without the humor of OG Hair Nerd...

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Cena Jordan

North American Trend Vision Awards is at the heart and soul of what we live for… Every year we wait to see the Top 25 semi-finalists and then the finalists leading their models down the runway.  We can’t help but get excited as we think back to our very first NATVA and how it helped shape our futures.     Tell us about the moment you knew that one day you would be a hair stylist? Gosh, as long as I could remember I wanted to do hair. I think I really knew I for sure needed to be...

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Erica Campos

North American Trend Vision Awards is at the heart and soul of what we live for… Every year we wait to see the Top 25 semi-finalists and then the finalists leading their models down the runway.  We can’t help but get excited as we think back to our very first NATVA and how it helped shape our futures.     Tell us about the moment you knew that one day you would be a hair stylist? When I would get a haircut, I’d sit in the chair and be so mesmerized by the person cutting my hair and I...

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Violet Campbell

North American Trend Vision Awards is at the heart and soul of what we live for… Every year we wait to see the Top 25 semi-finalists and then the finalists leading their models down the runway.  We can’t help but get excited as we think back to our very first NATVA and how it helped shape our futures.     Tell us about the moment you knew that one day you would be a hair stylist? I always had a love for beauty industry. I would braid hair for my friends and family. The moment I knew I wanted...

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Laramie Bartgis

Competing in competitions is incredible experience for students… We think all students should take the leap! North American Trend Vision Awards is at the heart and soul of what we live for… Every year we wait to see the Top 25 semi-finalists and then the finalists leading their models down the runway.  We can’t help but get excited as we think back to our very first NATVA and how it helped shape our futures.   Tell us about the moment you knew that one day you would be a hair stylist? When I was younger, I would butcher my...

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8 #HairBabies we totally want to be for a day

Hair babies seriously have the best lives ever. We would love to trade places for a day with any of these lucky kids to experience what its like having full time access to some of the best hairdressers in our industry. Here are a few of the little ones from the big ones we love to stalk on Instagram   Little Henry gets to be a jet setter with mom, Sally Rogerson. We have a passport and are ready to travel!     David and Alexis of Butterfly Loft Salon in Southern California love taking their kiddos out to the...

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Alice Sadoyan

North American Trend Vision Awards is at the heart and soul of what we live for… Every year we wait to see the Top 25 semi-finalists and then the finalists leading their models down the runway.  We can’t help but get excited as we think back to our very first NATVA and how it helped shape our futures.   Tell us about the moment you knew that one day you would be a hair stylist? I realized that my job was making me really unhappy, and how much I admired hairstylists’ artistic and creative freedom. At that point, I...

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Tiffany Baker

Competing in competitions is incredible experience for students… We think all students should take the leap! North American Trend Vision Awards is at the heart and soul of what we live for… Every year we wait to see the Top 25 semi-finalists and then the finalists leading their models down the runway.  We can’t help but get excited as we think back to our very first NATVA and how it helped shape our futures.     Tell us about the moment you knew that one day you would be a hair stylist? I knew I wanted to be a...

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Edward Woody

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for… Good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work.     What one word describes how you felt when you wrapped your NAHA shoot? submerged   What advice would you give to someone wanting to enter competitions? Don’t...

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Alain Pereque

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for… Good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work.       What one word describes how you felt when you wrapped your NAHA shoot? Fulfilled!   How does competing help you as an artist? By competing. It gave...

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Alann Sluser

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for… Good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work.     What one word describes how you felt when you hit submit on your entry? Scared!   How does competing help you as an artist? It really allows...

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Lucie Doughty

Lucie is, undoubtedly, one of our favorite people. We love being invited to any Paul Mitchell event because we know that she’ll be there and are so excited for her to not only BE at NAHA, but be NOMINATED for one! We’ll be rooting for you Lucie! Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for…...

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Serene Barlond

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for… Good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work.     What one word describes how you felt when you wrapped your NAHA shoot? Excitement.   What advice would you give to someone wanting to enter competitions? Our...

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Tania Crawford

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for… Good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work.     What one word describes how you felt when you found out you were a finalist? Unreal.   How does competing help you as an artist? Competing has...

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Anthony Cress

Anthony Cress has tried pretty much everything to evade The Nerds over the years… Long beard and mustache,  cropped ultra blonde hair,  the list goes on and on.  Though his efforts have been valiant,  we maintain our super stalker tendencies and tracked this master of disguise down to chat about his most recent NAHA nomination. Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes...

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Michelle O’Connor

 Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for… Good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work.     What one word describes how you felt when you wrapped your NAHA shoot? I was super excited. I felt that I was very happy with what my...

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Evan Erickson

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for… Good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work.     What one word describes how you felt when you wrapped your NAHA shoot? Content     How does competing help you as an artist? Its less about...

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Rossa Jurenas

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world. Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for… Good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work.     What one word describes how you felt when you found out you were a finalist? ECSTATIC   What advice would you give to someone wanting to enter...

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