The Professional Beauty Association, producer of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), has announced its 2019 competition finalists in 16 categories, including Nail Professional of the Year. The photographic beauty competition celebrates talent and creativity in hair, nails, makeup artistry, and salon design.

The NAHA ceremony will take place alongside the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. The event will be broadcast live, on-demand at nahalive.com.

Here are the 2019 Nail Professional of the Year finalists:

Cassandra Clark, Tangerine Salon, Coppell, Texas

Photographer: Frank Marott; Hair Stylist: Adrian Franco & Blue Gilmore; Makeup Artist: John Ball & Kari Wawrzonek

 

Nails by Cassandra Clark

Nails by Cassandra Clark

 

Nails by Cassandra Clark

Nails by Cassandra Clark

 

Nails by Cassandra Clark

Nails by Cassandra Clark

 

Rochelle Dingman, Shear Fashion Salon, San Jose, Calif.

Photographer: Ed Carlo Garcia; Hair Stylist: Phoebe Dingman; Makeup Artist: Rochelle Dingman

Nails by Rochelle Dingman

Nails by Rochelle Dingman

Nails by Rochelle Dingman

Nails by Rochelle Dingman

Nails by Rochelle Dingman

Nails by Rochelle Dingman

 

Sarah Nguyen, Ammon Carver Studio, New York

Photographer: Richard Monsieurs; Hair Stylist: Ammon Carver Studio; Makeup Artist: Deney Adam

Nails by Sarah Nguyen

Nails by Sarah Nguyen

Nails by Sarah Nguyen

Nails by Sarah Nguyen

Nails by Sarah Nguyen

Nails by Sarah Nguyen

 

Amber Takano, Serenity Couture, Johnston, Iowa

Photographer: Trav McAvaddy; Hair Stylist: Dana Oakland; Makeup Artist: Kiley Eiken

Nails by Amber Takano

Nails by Amber Takano

Nails by Amber Takano

Nails by Amber Takano

Nails by Amber Takano

Nails by Amber Takano

 

Victoria Zegarelli, Nail Bar Lounge, Hauppauge, N.Y.

Photographer: Ksenia Poulber Hair Stylist: Amanda Epstein; Makeup Artist: Marsann Mullen

Nails by Victoria Zegarelli

Nails by Victoria Zegarelli

Nails by Victoria Zegarelli

Nails by Victoria Zegarelli

Nails by Victoria Zegarelli

Nails by Victoria Zegarelli

 

You can view this year’s complete finalist announcement at probeauty.org/naha.