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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.

The winners were announced at The Industry Awards event on November 11th at the Cordis Hotel Auckland in The Great Room.

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 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.

Mancraft barbers

Interview with the 2018 Best Salon Design winner

March 18, 2019

Found in Taupo, MANCRAFT’s impressive barbershop was crowned winner of the 2018 Best Salon Design award. We spoke with owner Patreece Corban to ask her about her new barbershop and…

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Interview with the 2018 Sustainable Salon of the Year

January 16, 2019

We sat down with Annabel Kinley, owner of Scout, to discuss her win at The Industry Awards and learn more about sustainability in her salon. How does it feel to…

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Natasha Bird - Industry Trainer of the Year

Interview with the 2018 Industry Trainer of the Year

December 4, 2018

Natasha Bird, the 2018 Industry Trainer of the Year, has been hairdressing for 24 years and has been involved in training since she was an apprentice herself. She’s owned Mphosis…

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Important dates

14 May

Entries open.

31 August

Entries close.

28 September

Finalists announced.

11 November

Winners announced at The Industry Awards event in Auckland.

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