25 Years of NAHA


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NAHA debuts in Chicago with five categories, founded by Modern Salon Media and Redken Laboratories.
Madonna has been a fashion icon for decades, but one of her most memorable looks was the cone bra that Jean Paul Gaultier designed for her Blond Ambition Tour.
NAHA awards Paul Mitchell the first Lifetime Achievement (posthumously)
NAHA is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA)
NAHA introduces the Student Hairstylist of the Year category.
NAHA introduces two new categories: Nail Makeovers and Permanent Waving. Award Ceremony is held in San Diego in January during the Winter Buyer's Conference.
Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel Green (Friends) became famous for her layered, choppy haircut. “The Rachel” remains one of the most iconic hairstyles of all time, and was the most requested celebrity cut of the '90s.
Redken icon Paula Kent Meehan is named first Hall of Leaders recipient during the February ceremony in Anaheim, CA.
PBA takes on full ownership, operations and production responsibilities of NAHA
Tina Turner signs on as spokeswoman and model for Hanes Hosiery, and her killer legs are featured in timeless black and white ads. Hanes’ Silk Reflections Irresistible Collection was created as a tribute to Turner.
Gianni Versace was one of the most influential fashion designers of the '90s, and he staged his last couture show at the Ritz in Paris, less than a year before his untimely death outside his Miami home.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw started countless trends and became a fashion icon. With her quirky, seamless fashion sense and expensive taste, she helped make upscale, luxury brands a household name.
The first Sephora store opens in the United States.
Fillers like Botox and Restylane took over Hollywood with young stars like Jessica Simpson sporting filled-in lips. The trend transcended age and gender, with men and women of all ages seeking this cosmetic treatment.
NAHA introduces two new categories: Long Hair Dressing and Contemporary Classic.
Salon Team of the Year category is added.
Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede became the first woman of color to sign a contract with Estee Lauder in the company’s 57-year history.
Infamous live wardrobe malfunction during Superbowl halftime show by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during JT’s “Rock your Body”.
The NAHA Awards Ceremony finds its current home in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
NAHA introduces the new category, Fashion Forward.
The show “Glee” airs for the first time bringing Musicals to nighttime television. The pop musical scores and cover songs became global hits and topped the charts in multiple countries.
Access Hollywood star Nancy O'Dell is the 2009 NAHA Emcee and first recipient of the PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award.
The year Bold Brows made a comeback on Fall runway shows of Valentino, Balenciaga, Prada, to name a few.
On April 29, Prince William marries Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey with 1 million people present and an estimated 2 billion people watching worldwide.
The NAHA Awards Ceremony is hosted by industry icon Tabatha Coffey.
Anne Hathaway unveils a pixie hair cut on the red carpet for her role in Les Miserables, starting a pixie-cut trend that is still going strong today.
Newcomer Stylist of the Year is introduced to bridge the gap between Student and Hairstylist of the Year.
Men's Hairstylist of the Year category becomes 14th NAHA category.


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