27 Days of NAHA

The Professional Beauty Association celebrates the industry’s leading talent each year at the North American Styling Awards (NAHA). Since its humble beginnings 27 years ago, NAHA finalists and industry elite have raised this prestigious photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. Recognizing the industry’s most gifted artists and advancing the careers of up-and-coming talent around the world, NAHA honors the artistry and skill of the beauty professional.

Debuting in Chicago with five categories in 1989 and expanding to 14 categories to date, entries have been as diverse as they have been many. And the list of early winners and finalists reads like a who’s who of today’s hair superstars. In 1993, Vivienne Mackinder took home the Avant Garde honor for her gorgeously detailed up-do. Meanwhile, in both 1993 and 1994, Eric Fisher placed as a finalist in the Hairstylist of the Year category before taking home top honors in the 1994 Permanent Waving category for his perfectly crafted curls.

Scroll through for a look at some of the other looks from winners and finalists in 1993 and 1994.


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About: NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week, North America's largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and hosted by Cosmoprof North America.


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