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3 Tips You Need To Know To Win NAHA

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Author krissorbie

    When shooting for NAHA, there are a few things that you need to know going in to the shoot to keep you focused and on point. Below are three tips that will set you up for ultimate success during your NAHA photo shoot:

    1. SHOOT TO WIN!

    I was Mentoring Jasmine Gibbs, the creator of these NAHA winning looks, when she was just 1 year out of Beauty School when she won the Texture Category!

    Originally she wanted to do something she had never done before… my advice is don'’t go there!  A shoot for NAHA is not the place to sharpen your skills it’s to showcase them to the world!

    A Hot Tip I learned from Jasmine was to tilt the model’s head to one side when doing cornrow from the nape to the crown and YES, it’s ALL the model’s own beautiful hair!  And don’t forget to use Redken’s newest product, Braid Aid 03 to control the hair while braiding.

    Jasmine Gibbs NAHA Texture Collection Winner

    Jasmine Gibbs NAHA Texture Collection Winner

    Jasmine Gibbs NAHA Texture Collection Winner

    2. SHAPE & FORM

    Pre-plan how you want your collection to be seen because when you enter NAHA you can specify the layout.

    On the shoot think about the shapes you make with the hair, which will be the center image, have the models on each side face front or towards the middle to make the collection look 'on purpose'… then ask yourself, “Would I hang that on my wall?”

    All these looks were made from cheap Kanekalon acrylic and sprayed layer-upon-layer with Redken Control Addict 28 high control hairspray. Finally, they were dried using the Sam Villa Professional Ionic Dryer with a diffuser and at the same time pressed down with the hand.  Once dry, the ‘fabric’ can be molded into any shape!

    Kris Sorbie 2011 NAHA Masters Winner

    Kris Sorbie 2011 NAHA Masters Winner

    Kris Sorbie 2011 NAHA Masters Winner

    3. TEAM WORK

    Don’'t try to do it alone… .

    Surround yourself with a great team – people whose opinion you trust and respect.  It’s impossible to be a make up artist, clothing stylist and hair stylist all at the same time!  During the shoot your main focus is the hair!  

    Be ‘on set and get behind the camera lens to see what the photographer is seeing. Never be afraid to tell them what you want.  Remember, you are the client! It’s your reputation, name and future that are on the line…winning NAHA can open doors to your wildest dreams.


    Congratulations, by just reading this blog you have already taken the first step to achieve your dreams. Now invest your time and put your journey in motion.

    We can have a 15 min chat to establish what it is you would like to work on, think about where you want to be in a year or 5 years or even 10 years from now. Don’t hold back or feel, “oh no, I could never be there or do that,” just know that with guidance and a clear road map you can be whoever and whatever you want to be.


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    Kris Sorbie
    President, Kris Sorbie Inc
    Education Artistic Director, Redken 5th Ave NYC

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