The Winners of NAHA 2019

Written by SalonCentric TeamJan 28, 2019

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It was another year for the record books with the 2019 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) inducting their newest class of winners. Among the 15 categories, Silas Tsang of Blushes took home the coveted honor of Master Hairstylist of the Year, Julie Vriesinga of Salon Entrenous won for Hairstylist of the Year and Michelle O’Connor of the Salon by InStyle JCPenney won took top honors in two categories: Avant Garde and Texture. Below is the complete list of the night’s winners:

Avant Garde
Michelle O’Connor
Salon by InStyle JCPenney | Hollywood, FL

Editorial/Session Stylist of the Year

Dilek Onur Taylor
Salon by InStyle JCPenney


Chrystofer Benson
Chrystofer Benson | South Weber, UT

Lori Zabel
Dop Dop Salon | New York, NY

Hairstylist of the Year

Julie Vriesinga
Salon Entrenous | Forest, ON

Makeup Artist of the Year
Florencia Taylor
Florencia Taylor | London, ON

Master Hairstylist of the Year

Silas Tsang
Blushes | Ottawa, ON

Men’s Hairstylist of the Year
Pete Goupil
Pete Goupil | Broassard, QC

Nail Professional of the Year
Sarah Nguyen
Ammon Carver Studio | New York, NY

Newcomer Stylist of the Year
Jesse Ervin
Civello Salon | Toronto, ON

People’s Choice
Salon/School Design of the Year
Penzone Salon + Spa | Dublin, OH

Student Hairstylist of the Year

Mckell Hird
Aveda Institute Provo | Provo, UT

Styling & Finishing
Sarajane Maples
Studio Sage | Atlantic Beach, FL

Team of the Year

Ulta Beauty Pro Team
Bolingbrook, IL


Michelle O’Connor
Salon by InStyle JCPenney | Hollywood, FL
Photo Credit:Courtesy of PBA/Roberto Ligresti
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