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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, HITO apprentices and creative styling; there’s a category for every hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist to enter.

Tickets for The Industry Awards event on 8 November 2020 at The Cordis Hotel in Auckland are now on sale. Get yours today! 

The Industry Awards are brought to you by

Kitomba has helped salons, spas and clinics achieve success since 2002. We want your business to achieve great things. That’s why Kitomba offers so much more than just exceptional salon and spa management software. Kitomba has all the features you need, along with the unbeatable service and support you want.

HITO is the Industry Training Organisation for Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy. We develop and support HITO 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 a national organization representing hairdressers and barbers. 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.


Darion Hunt - Winner of the editorial stylist of the year - hot shot - new talent

Talking with Darion Hunt, winner of the Editorial Stylist of the Year – Hot Shot – New Talent award

February 15, 2021

How does it feel to have won? It feels surreal, I can’t describe the feelings I have about this accomplishment. I’m humbled and grateful for the opportunity and the experience.…

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Sarah Rasmussen - winner of the Top Performing Stylist of the Year award

Interview with Sarah Rasmussen – winner of the Top Performing Stylist award in 2020

January 21, 2021

How does it feel to be the winner of the Top Performing Stylist award? It has been really nice to be recognized for all the hard work that goes on…

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Cerise Lash - Excellence in Marketing

Chatting with Cerise Lash Boutique, winner of the Excellence in Marketing award

December 16, 2020

How does it feel to be the winner of the Excellence in Marketing award? Woohoo!! I am beyond excited I get to put lashes on the map of the hair…

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