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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.


Join us at The Industry Awards celebration on Sunday 10 November 2019 at Te Papa in Wellington. Tickets are on sale now!

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.


Interview with Tayla’d Styling – winner of the New Zealand Hair Salon of the Year award

December 4, 2019

How does it feel to be the winner of the New Zealand Hair Salon of the Year award? It feels surreal, it was a major goal of ours so we’ve…

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Interview with Best Salon Design winner – Iron and Ivy Hair and Beauty

November 28, 2019

How does it feel to be the winner of the Best Salon Design award? Iron and Ivy first opened its doors in May 2019, so to be considered as a…

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The best in hair, beauty and barbering announced at The Industry Awards 2019

November 19, 2019

New Zealand’s top hair and beauty professionals were recognised for their creativity, dedication and business skills at The Industry Awards last night, held at Te Papa in Wellington. The Industry…

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Important dates

20 May

Entries open.

30 August

Entries close.

End of September

Finalists announced.

10 November

Winners announced at The Industry Awards event in Wellington.

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