Austin Stylist Takes Home Top Honors

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is a highly competitive honors ceremony widely regarded by many to be the “Academy Awards” of hairstyling. The awards span 14 different categories to acknowledge artistic expression and technical excellence. Named the magnum opus of this particular show, the invitation-only category of “Master Stylist, is highly sought after with only 100 invited to submit their work for consideration. 


Allen Ruiz of Ruiz Salon in Austin


Master Stylist Honors at the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) 


April 2nd, 2023


 The Anaheim Convention Center in California 

Event Recap

Allen Ruiz took home the “Master Stylist” honors at the NAHA awards, making it his fourth NAHA award, and cementing him as one of the most awarded artists in the past 34 years. Allen’s award winning collection of beauty images paid homage to the couture showmanship of ballroom and the dark regality of film noir.


This honor highlights not only Ruiz, but Austin, Texas as one of the leaders in innovative hairstyling. If you are in Austin, make sure to checkout Ruiz Salon and experience the magic for yourself. 

Chris Kim

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