About Us


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.




The Afro Hair Awards will hold its 4th event themed RE-INVENTING THE FUTURE. The crux of the matter is that the hair industry is at the cusp of a revolution – will it seize the moment or refuse to embrace the next frontier and be cut off? TAHA is seeking to challenge the status quo, close the product knowledge & global service standards gap and reinvent the future by showcasing the hair industry’s next level.  The two day event, November 16th and 17th will showcase Kenya’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the Hair industry. 




With over 15 sub-categories nominations happen either online or via physical form application. Participants send in their work for final nominations to be done on or before September 30th. Judges go through the images and narrow down to 5 top stylists from each category. Up to 300 hairdressers will participate during the Pre-judging Event on November 16th at the Michael Joseph Centre; where they will get to do onstage performances and compete for the TAHA Award under three main categories i.e. All round, Business or Specialty. On November 17th at least 700 participants will be in attendance at the bespoke Gala Awards Night held at Intercontinental Hotel to unveil the winners of TAHA 2018. Both men and women will be honoured with awards and other excited prizes to celebrate their role, expertise and impact in the Hair industry in 15 pre-selected categories.


You could be the next winner.


Re-inventing The Future!


Winning TAHA or even being shortlisted as a finalist is a great opportunity and platform for exposure, mentorship that leads to great PR opportunities, career growth and progression, networking, business linkages that can significantly raise the profile of your brand as a stylist, salon or even hair care brand. 


Why should I be part of TAHA?


The Afro Hair Awards is more than an award ceremony or trophy. Increased internet access, international travel and educational articles and videos in the media have promoted the hair industry growth in the last five years. As a participant of TAHA 2018; you will not only get hands on experience but be exposed to a global platform that will propel your business to a whole new level by helping you identify new strategies, growth opportunities and as a stylist enable you to be relevant and ready for the next frontier where the industry and rate of innovation will explode.