Katy Albright won the Make-up Artist of the Year category at the North American Hairstyling Awards, or NAHA.
NAHA celebrates the artistry and the skill of salon professionals. This year was the first time make-up artists could enter the Make-up Artist of the Year category without being connected to a hairstylist or salon.
Albright, a 19-year-old artist based in North Carolina, said she chose to create a bold and contrasting almost androgynous look.
“I painted her brown and took these bold geometric shapes and really white hair. I wanted to celebrate culture and life and break through barriers,” she said.
“I really love to do artistic make-up. I kind of like to break barriers and do things that are conceptual—anything that steps outside of the box,” she says.