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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.


Introducing The Industry Awards judges for 2019

September 11, 2019

Entries into the The Industry Awards 2019 have now closed and we’re so excited to look through the entries and see all your talent and creativity!

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MPhosis Team

Catching up with a few of last year’s winners

August 13, 2019

Last year, The Industry Awards saw the biggest turnout in entries and attendees in its history, and the addition of NZARH’s Creative category brought lots more winners to the table!…

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10 years of The Industry Awards

July 10, 2019

We’re extra excited about The Industry Awards this year, as 2019 marks the 10th year of Kitomba, HITO and NZARH coming together to celebrate the best in the hair, beauty…

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Important dates

20 May

Entries open.

30 August

Entries close.

End of September

Finalists announced.

10 November

Winners announces at The Industry Awards event in Wellington.

Have a question?

Email info@industryawards.co.nz or click to use our easy contact form.

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