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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.


What to expect at The Industry Awards 2019

October 24, 2019

Whether you’ve attended the Industry Awards before or this year will be your first time, here’s the low down on what to expect! Where and when We’re excited to be…

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Photographs of the creative finalist entries

October 2, 2019

The Industry Awards team is very pleased to show off the creative entries that were named as finalists this year! Editorial Stylist of the Year – Colour Concept Editorial Stylist…

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The Industry Awards 2019 finalists

September 27, 2019

The 2019 finalists have been announced for The Industry Awards, celebrating top talent in New Zealand’s hair, beauty and barbering industries. An unparalleled number of entries were received for the…

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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.

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