NHA 2018

The 2018 Vann.Edge Northwest Hairstyling Awards presented by Eufora, Salon Services, and HattoriHanzo will be held November 14, 2018 at Block 41 in Belltown. We are celebrating five years with the new formation of our non-profit NW Hair-Styling Association. This gives us an increased ability to not only focus on sustainable and earth friendly products, but also to support charitable causes.

All proceeds from this year’s event will go to support the Wildfire Relief Center. Finalists have been chosen from recommendations by industry leaders in the Pacific Northwest. Winners will be chosen through a judging process including international experts in the fashion and hair industry and announced at the awards ceremony.

The Northwest Hairstyling Awards will feature hair shows partnered with salons across the greater Seattle area honoring our local firefighters. Additionally, we will present the fifth annual Gary Howse Heart & Hands Award, created to honor industry leaders who demonstrate both technical excellence as well as philanthropy.


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Master Stylist

Susie Powers | Cristy Carner Salón, Seattle
Emmett Henley | Vasuda Salón, Seattle
Kim Botner | Dosha Salón Spa, Portland
Mari Dywer | Collage Salón, Seattle
Colette Jones | Giddyup Salón and Spa, Okanogan WA


Haneen Yassin | Gary Manuel Salón, Seattle
Kami Earl | Kasmo Salón, Spokane
Beth Conlin | Beth Conlin Hair, Tigard
Kennedy Trisler | AFS, Seattle
Dirk Rapp | Glam and Tonic Salón, Seattle


Zoe Boysen I Dept Z, Spokane
Jme Graham I House of Pop, Spokane
Kristina Paris I Dosha Salón, Portland
Katie Vellman I Antonio’s Salón, Seattle
Lindsay Wolf I Studio Wolf, Portland
Johnny Larusso I Lancer and Lace, Seattle

Men’s Barber/Stylist

Valentine | Valentine Men’s Hair Tailor, Seattle
David Scott | National Beauty, Portland
Sara Adams | Portland
Lynn Kensley | Lynn’s Shaky Razor Barbershop, Idaho Falls
Jorge Olvera | J’s Barbershop, Portland
Jimmy James Russel | Northend Barber, Portland

Makeup Artist

Tracie Saunders | glambytracie Seattle
Kendall Faith | Seattle
Meghan Hamilton | Glambeauty Bar, Vancouver  
Jodi Vaughn | Portland

Hair Colorist

Rose Prado I Vann.Edge, Seattle
Carmen Waltz I Chelsea Salón, Portland
Presley Poe I Auric Salon, Portland
Manda Ziegelman I Bang Salón, Seattle

Gary Howse Heart & Hands Award

Moda Capelli Salon | Olympia, WA
Bowie Salon | Seattle, WA 
Angel Hair Foundation | Eugene, OR
The Beyond Project | Seattle, WA 
Valere Salon | Boise, UD



Oscar Bond


Oscar began his long history as an industry educator at the esteemed Vidal Sassoon Academy in London where he was a member of the International Artistic and Show Team for Sassoon before taking the big leap to independence in 1987.

His mastery of the craft and gift for teaching has taken him all over the world for the past 25 years. He has worked in almost every city in the world and all over America. In 1994, he joined the Aveda Artistic Style Council and was appointed as Head of Education for the Aveda Institute in New York - Soho. At Aveda, he was responsible for implementing a strong yet simple haircutting system on many levels throughout the Aveda network, as well as delivering the latest trends through weekly advanced haircutting classes, national level shows and seasonal photographic sessions. In 1998, he began the tremendous task of putting his years of knowledge and expertise into ownership of a vision.

He has been featured in such magazines as In Style, Mademoiselle, Jane, Marie Clare, Self, GQ, Details, YM, Soho Style, Time Out, and Vogue, and his salon was voted one of "New York City's Top Ten Salons" in the October 1999 Issue of Salon News. In addition, his work was highlighted on ABC's The View and MTV's Making The Band. The salon has also been featured on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Teen Vogue, Color & Style Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. His strong connection to the fashion world, mastery of cutting, and passion to adapt to the ever-changing eye of style define his illustrious career.



I have passion for the beauty industrY. The products, culture, style, enthusiasm, imagination and heart that is inherent to those who choose this industry have fueled my loyalty and sustained my longevity. I am deeply energized everyday by the people I encounter and collaborate with in this industry and their devotion to transforming people’s lives.

From Instagram Influencers and Editorial Masters to Educators and even Corporate product testers, the drive, collaboration, kindness and determination to not only excel themselves, but to also contribute in some way to the growth and success of those around them is rarely found in such a BIG BUSINESS industry. Yet the beauty industry, regardless of how corporate, serious or strategic is filled with a joyful spirit that permeates every corner.

This spirit is what has inspired my loyalty and is the reason why I am now and will seek to remain a contributing member. I am dedicated to being a meaningful part of a diverse and strategic team committed to developing innovative brands, unique products and best of class learning systems. One that works from a shared, laser sharp vision to develop and communicate a unique philosophy and conceptual sales strategy to drive sales for a passionate, visionary corporation that is centered around thebeauty industry.