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Nieves Almaraz, Wahl Educator, Wins Men’s Hairstylist of the Year at NAHA 2021

Wahl Professional is proud to announce that its very own Wahl Professional educator, Nieves Almaraz, has won the Men’s Hairstylist of the Year award at the 2021 North American Hair
Awards (NAHA). The awards ceremony was held in Las Vegas Sunday evening, August 29th.

Almaraz (@howtofadehair) has been a Wahl Professional educator for the past eight years. Most recently he’s been leading the Wahl
Professional Disruptour Trifecta to bring high-end barber education in intimate settings to stylists and barbers across the U.S.

Chicago, “The City of Big Shoulders,” was the inspiration behind the
NAHA submission created by Almaraz. A nod to the urban richness that defines his hometown combined with a futuristic photography approach, Almaraz found his niche in the Men’s Hairstylist of the Year category. “Stick to your roots, honor your legacy”, is Nieves’ approach to his creative process.

“We’re thrilled for Nieves and so proud of him. He’s an amazing barber and artist and deserves all the recognition he’s earned,” says Lisa Finucane, U.S. Director of Education. “He’s an integral part of our education team and is helping Wahl Pro bring so many opportunities to barbers and stylists who want to learn more.”

When not working with Wahl, Almaraz owns and runs Jacob’s Barber Shop and How to Fade Hair educational academy in Cicero, IL.


Photography by: Joseph Davis Castleberry @joseph.davis.castleberry
Styling (clothing) by: Lisa Finucane @lisafin1
Make up by: Jennifer Gerstner @Jennifergerstner