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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, Hair & Barber New Zealand (formerly 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.

Important announcement: Tickets are now on sale!

Please join us in celebrating the winners of The Industry Awards 2021 at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on 20 February, 2022. Get your tickets today!

Important dates

May 10

Entries open.

1 November

Entries close.

7 November

Finalist announcements start.

20 February

Winners announced at The Industry Awards event in Auckland.

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.

Hair & Barber New Zealand, formerly known as The New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) is a national organization representing hairdressers and barbers. It is run 'by hairdressers and barbers for hairdressers and barbers' to maintain and grow hair industry standards. NZARH is the only organisation in New Zealand that represents the needs of hairdressers and barbers in business today. All of NZARH's members have professional, qualified staff to meet New Zealand's highest hairdressing standards.


Training Finalists – The Industry Awards 2021

November 9, 2021

Congratulations to all the training award finalists for this year’s Industry Awards! Despite this being another challenging year, we were thrilled to see an unrivalled number of entries. Every year,…

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Creative Finalists – The Industry Awards 2021

November 8, 2021

We love seeing the vibrant photographic entries we receive every year for our creative categories, and we’re incredibly excited to announce the finalists! Thank you to everyone who entered, we…

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Business Finalists – The Industry Awards 2021

November 7, 2021

Congratulations to all the finalists in the business categories! We were so happy to see so many fantastic entries submitted by salons, spas and barber shops from all over the…

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