NAHA 2016 Photo Shoot


For the past several months, Cosmetology students from both GJA campuses participated in photo shoots to prepare their entries for the North American Hairstyling Awards. NAHA is an iconic photographic beauty competition where the industry elite compete on a national level. During this process, students had the opportunity to work with a professional photographer, Miguel Gaona, as well as a variety of guest Gene Juarez Salon artists who served as mentors.

Of all the students who participated, a committee selected three students to sponsor their entries in the Student Hairstylist of the Year competition and represent Gene Juarez Academy. Congratulations to students Kelsey “Aspen” Gladsjo & Victoria Villani from our North Seattle Campus and Skylar “Rainee” Allen from our South Seattle Campus for their outstanding achievements.

If selected as a finalist, they will attend the NAHA ceremony, which is the main attraction of the Professional Beauty Week in Las Vegas this July. Either way, we are extremely proud of these talented women!

Read more about NAHA and view photos from the shoot!

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Aspen NAHA 1Apen NAHA 2Victoria NAHA 1Victoria NAHA 2

Rainee NAHA 1