Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA), the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) honors top hairstylists and beauty professionals with the industry’s most prestigious award. Each year, the industry comes together to salute two professionals who have made a significant impact and contribution to the hair and beauty industry. NAHA 2011 announced East Coast Salon Services Founder Stan Klet, Sr into the NAHA Hall of Leaders and internationally renowned Salon Owner, Businessman and Educator Michael O’Rourke with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Stan Klet, Sr inspires many through his creativity and perseverance. After founding Garden State Beauty Supply, partnering with Redken Laboratories and eventually founding East Coast Salon Services, Klet has strived to promote the positive influence that stylists have on their clientele.
Whereas O’Rourke strives to create innovative products and techniques that transcend today’s beauty arena. Evidence of this is his legacy product line “Michael O’Rourke Hair” and his Structure in Motion cutting style. As founder of Carlton Hair Salons and Sexy Hair Concepts, O’Rourke encourages stylists to unleash their creative potential. He opened the Institute of Courage, LLC in 2006 with the goal of educating and giving back to the international community of hairstylists.