Candra’s NAHA submission

THIS is so many things to me! This year was my first time to participate in the NAHA (North American Hairdressing Awards). I am very proud of the outcome of my vision, “Mermaid Maiden.”  I entered under the “texture” category. As you can see my Team and I tried to create as much texture with the: braids, whispy curls, glittered roots and brows, long lashes and pirate-like metal jewelry.  The model in this photo is one of my longest friendships, Candra. Her and I have been besties since we started Kindergarten together. She was an excellent sport throughout the whole process…this shoot ended up taking us all day long. In fact, the images captured were the last look we did.  It was a fun day to see this “Mermaid” vision come to life… our first few images from the shoot were colorful, light and had an iridescent look.  As it progressed it slowly got darker, more mystical, and elegant. I am so proud of everyone involved in this creative process.

Shout outs: HAIRSTYLIST AND NAHA ENTRANT: Me, Michelle Chappell with Pretty On Premises. MODEL: Candra Bradley MAKE UP ARTIST: Allison Lipford with Pretty On Premises PHOTOGRAPHER: Matt Taylor with Taylor Photography in Dallas.


This is the unedited versions of our NAHA entry. The entry process requires the unedited image of your vision as well as the retouched vision. 

Alice K

GUSHING…OMG how fantastic is this wedding??!? Alice was so much fun to work with! Her wedding is also featured on the, %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%.

Check out these photos!

For Alice’s hair she wanted a more messy tousled look.   To give her hair volume and bulk we clipped in 14-16″ blonde hair extensions and curled it all before pinning the hair in a “effortless” and sexy bun.

For Alice’s wedding day makeup, we wanted it to be all about skin! To get that gorgeous, fresh glowy feel I used two of my favorite highlighters; Benefit’s, Watt’s up which is a cream based champagne color, and the Balms Mary Lou-manizer. We kept the eyes soft and matte for balance, and topped the look off with NYX’s butter gloss in the shade eclair.

Venue:Robert Carr Chapel Reception: 809 Vickery Hair and Make up: Michelle and Allison Photographer: Anna Smith Florist: Alexandra Turner



AHHHH, Kendyl the BRIDE!! Can you believe we are old enough to be married and start families? Kendyl and I go way back so it was an absolute honor to be a part of her special wedding day. It was so great to see her so happy and in love.

Kendyl’s bob length hair cut was pinned in a textured bun. We pinned a fresh flower arrangement in her hair to add some fun details and tie in the decor.

For her make up we used a light foundation and set it with powder for long lasting wear. We added lashes and kept a natural lip for this effortless look.

She should totally be a model, RIGHT OMG!

Dress: PureLuxe in Dallas Designer: Justin Alexander Photographer: Jeremy Gilliam Florist: Willow Creations

Shay K.

Soooooo this is absolutely one of the most unique weddings and one of my favorites ever!! I am so excited about it that I couldn’t narrow down the photos bc they are all so fun! Shay used unicorn as the theme throughout her wedding.  And check out her dog with dyed purple hair to match the theme!!!

Shay’s natural hair was dyed silver to purple ombre. So rad, right!?  We placed in 22-24″ customized color extensions to add length and volume to her “mowhawked” Dutch French braid. She also sprayed glitter and added flowers to her hair making even more of a magical statement.

For Shay’s make up, Allison used a regular application including customized color formulas, contour and false lash application.

Venue: Sheraton Hotels In Arlington Texas  Photography: Greg Pearson Photo Hair and Make up: Pretty On Premises (Michelle and Allison)


Dani’s wedding was held at the Marty Leonard Chapel with the reception to follow at 809 Vickery.

We pinned he hair in a low centered bun with smoothed perfect curls. She had a jeweled headband as her bridal accessory…

Hair: Pretty On Premises

Make Up: JTorrey

Dress: Badgley Mischka  Bridesmaids wore their own floor length black dress.

Photography: A New Season’s Photography

Florist: Haute Floral, Dallas Tx



Olivia’s hair was an  off centered loosely pinned bun. For hair accessories we used petite flowers from her bridal bouquet.

For her make up we did a natural face with a barley bold pink lip.

Hair and Make up :Pretty On Premises, Michelle Chappell

Photography: Engagement, Emily Renken and Wedding, Todd Piersall

Dress: Avas Bridal Couture in Fort Worth, Texas

Venue: 809 at Vickery in Fort Worth