The JCPenney Salon by InStyle design team has been named the best in the industry, winning Team of the Year at the North American Hairstylist Awards (NAHA) on Saturday, January 25. Creative Director Michelle O’Connor also took the top award in the Styling and Finishing category. NAHA is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America and honors the professional salon industry’s top artists.
Nominations are evaluated by a 121-judge panel of previous winners, finalists, editors, photographers, top salon owners, industry icons, renowned stylists, nail artists, and makeup artists. Salon by InStyle earned six nominations across five categories, including Team of the Year, Hairstylist of the Year, Avant Garde, Texture, and Styling and Finishing.
“Using a combination of creative color and styling techniques, as well as customized hair pieces, the Salon by InStyle Design Team created their vision of futuristic, powerful women,” said James Gable, salon services director at JCPenney. “We are thrilled our team has been recognized for their excellent, innovative work.”
The team earned the top award for their work in the images below.