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NAHA Now Accepting Entries for Nail Professional of the Year

by Judy Lessin | November 20, 2014

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is now accepting applications for the 2015 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) — including a new Nail Professional of the Year category. Open to certified nail technicians, entrants in this category must demonstrate excellence and artistry in a variety of skills, such as embellishments, nail art, and salon nails. Sponsors of this prestigious award include OPI, CND, and NAILS Magazine.

For the first time, applications will only be accepted online — entrants must submit their application, payment, and images through the official NAHA website. Entry in a range of categories is open to makeup artists, licensed cosmetologists, barbers, nail professionals, and cosmetology students attending school in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The cost of entering varies for PBA members and non-members. PBA members receive a 50% discount (PBA member: $45 for professionals and $35 for students; non-member: $90 for professionals and $70 for students). All entries must be submitted online by 11:00 p.m. EST (8:00 p.m. PST) February 19, 2015.                 

NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week, hosted by Cosmoprof North America. NAHA is held on July 12, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. For more information, visit

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