LAS VEGAS — Winners of this year's North American Hairstyling Awards were named here Sunday night at the Mandalay Bay hotel. Likened to the Academy Awards of hairstyling, the event drew hundreds of stylists awaiting their fate, which was determined by a panel of beauty editors and stylists. Entries were narrowed down to five finalists per category from more than 600 entries through a blind online judging process. The NAHA gala, in its 18th year, was hosted by "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Steven Cojocaru. NAHA is presented by the Professional Beauty Association, a nonprofit association that represents the interests of the professional beauty industry from manufacturers and distributors to salons and spas.
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