About Us
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Our History

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The Afro Hair Awards [TAHA], which is the biggest, annual marquee stylists’ award event in East
Africa, saw its debut in 2015 and has impacted thousands of people. The Afro Hair Awards brings
together hundreds of young talented and experienced gurus in the hair industry from all regions to
celebrate excellence and raise the industry standards. Set against the continually growing hair and
beauty industry backdrop, TAHA focuses on identifying, nurturing and growing hairdressers from
mere talent to entrepreneurs by providing recognition, training, business linkages, mentorship as
well as business acumen for salon owners.
TAHA is also keen on instilling professionalism and creating a strong bond between manufacturers,
salon owners and the stylists. The awards are also open to brands that have supported the industry
through training and by availing quality products in the market.

    Business Category

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    This category is intended to enhance customer care, employee / employer relationship and general ambiance of the salon environment. Salons that enroll for this category shall be visited impromptu and judging shall be done in the salon’s current state. This is meant to have salons standards maintained at the highest from day to day.

    Do you have what it takes to win:

    •  Best Salon of the Year 
    •  Hairdressing School of the Year
    •  Brand of the Year 

    Submission closes on September 30th 2018.

    All Round Category

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    This category focuses on a 360 degree evaluation of a hairdresser, from their business acumen, people skills to their technical prowess.

    Do you have what it takes to win:

    •  Male Stylist of the Year 
    • Female Stylist of the Year 
    • Creative Student of the Year 
    • Avantgarde (Creative) Stylist of the Year 

    Submission closes on September 30th 2018.

    Outstanding Category

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    Awarded to a member of the industry for work done to better the industry or influence created among other members of the hair industry. This could be someone currently in the industry who has devoted his/her time in bettering the industry and changing the immediate world’s perception about the industry in a positive regard.

    Specialty Category

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    Category is intended to drive focus and specialization in the industry. The intended success of this category is to have a better quality service delivery in each service that Kenyan consumers go looking for in salons. Stylists’ shall do more research skewed into their specialty which shall grow their knowledge and expertise hence a more professional service delivery.

    Do you have what it takes to win:

    •  Colorist of the Year 
    • Bridal Stylist of the Year 
    • Hair cut of the Year 
    • Loctitian Stylist of the Year 
    • Weaveologist of the Year 
    • Afro Natural Stylist of the Year 
    • Barber of the Year 

    Submission closes on September 30th 2018.