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The Industry Awards recognise the best business, training and creative talent in New Zealand’s hair, beauty and barbering industries.

Brought to you by Kitomba Salon & Spa Software, the NZ Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) and the NZ Hair, Beauty and Barbering Industry Training Organisation (HITO), these coveted awards celebrate both individual and team success.

With awards for business success, exceptional training, great workplaces, apprentices and creative styling, there’s a category for every hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist to enter.

The winners are announced at The Industry Awards event on 11 November 2018 in Auckland.

The Industry Awards are brought to you by

Kitomba is the complete salon and spa management system. Since 2002 Kitomba has helped salons, spas and clinics achieve success. Big or small, if you’re looking to increase your business performance, Kitomba has everything you need to manage your business day-to-day and achieve success.

HITO is the Industry Training Organisation for Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy. We develop and support apprenticeship and on-job training qualifications for career and business success. As the government-appointed standard setting body, we work with our industries and NZQA to develop qualifications. Our vision is for 100% of people in our industries to be 100% New Zealand qualified.

The New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) is the umbrella organisation for our regional associations. It is run 'by hairdressers for hairdressers' to maintain and grow hairdressing standards.NZARH is the only organisation in New Zealand that represents the needs of hairdressers in business today. All of NZARH's hair salon members have professional, qualified staff to meet New Zealand's highest hairdressing standards.

2017 Industry Awards

The history of The Industry Awards

June 13, 2018

Since 2010 Kitomba, HITO and NZARH have come together to celebrate The Industry Awards. Every year is bigger and better than the last, however 2018 marks an exciting change –…

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Top tips for entering The Industry Awards

June 7, 2018

We often get questions about creating entries for The Industry Awards. What should I include? What should my application look like? What did the winners’ applications have last year? So…

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The Industry Awards 2018

Introducing The Industry Awards categories

May 21, 2018

In 2018 The Industry Awards will recognise the best business, training and creative talent in New Zealand’s hair, beauty and barbering industries. 

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Important dates

14 May

Entries open.

31 August

Entries close.

End of September

Finalists announced.

11 November

Winners announced at The Industry Awards event in Auckland.

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