North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a long-standing, well-respected industry competition.

NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 13 categories of excellence during a star-studded awards ceremony.

Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s brightest and most talented artists.

Every year I look forward to the inspirations this competition provides. July 31st, 2011 they will be announcing the winners but for now, take a look at one of the images for each finalists. To see the complete collections go to the official NAHA site Pretty amazing work

I’m also excited to be updating my sidebar with new images!

2011 NAHA AVANT GARDE FINALISTS

Palma Anshilevich Toronto, ON Photographer: Babak

Dan Csicsai Valencia, CA Photographer: Joseph Cartright

Damien Carney Long Beach, CA Photographer: Hama Sanders

Kris Sorbie New York, NY Photographer: Nico Iliev

Jake Thompson Salt Lake City, UT Photographer: Kevin Schidel