Archive for September 2015

HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year 2015 – Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of the HITO Regional Apprentice of the Years. Every year the seven Regional Apprentices of the Year go forward to be considered for the national title of HITO Apprentice of the Year, which will be announced at the Industry Awards Gala Dinner on Sunday 22 November at Te Papa Museum in Wellington.

Congratulations to all of the regional winners and thank you also to the runners up.

Auckland Region

Kelly Manu

Jessica Ganley

Oscar and Co., Takapuna, Auckland

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Kelly Manu

BLAZE, Newmarket, Auckland

Midland Region

Jenny Eastwood

Jenny Eastwood

Morph Hair Studio, Enderley, Hamilton

Mid-Central Region

Courtney Jackson

Courtney Jackson

Be Ba Bo Hair Studio, New Plymouth

Central Region

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Elana McCarrison

Lifestyle Hair Studio, Paraparaumu

Northern South Region

True Grit Hair Spa

Libby Morton

True Grit Hair, Christchurch Central

Southern South Region

Hannah Oxley

Hannah Oxley

Do Hair, Invercargill

Congratulations to all of the regional winners and thank you also to the runners up for your wonderful applications.

The finalists are now all announced.

Regional Apprentice of the Year finalists will receive a free ticket from HITO to the Industry Awards taking place on Sunday 22 November in Wellington. These will be coming to you in November, so don’t book yourselves tickets. But you can book your tickets for friends and family.

HITO Awards Finalists 2015

After a tough day of judging, the HITO judges selected the finalists

Last week, the HITO Awards judges met to pick our finalists – and it was a real challenge.

Lyndsay Loveridge, Greg Durkin, and HITO CEO Erica Cumming were the awards judges. Erica represented HITO, helping out judges select the finalists who showed a strong commitment to HITO. Lyndsay is a former salon owner and hairdressing industry expert. She provided a valuable industry perspective for judging. Greg Durkin is the Group Manager – Stakeholder Engagement at BCITO. He provided an outside perspective on the applications.

After nearly eight hours, our judges selected the finalists for each award.

Congratulations to our finalists. Regional winners for the Apprentice of the Year will be announced on Friday 25 September at 3pm on Facebook and this website.

All finalists should be incredibly proud of your achievement. We look forward to celebrating with you at the Industry Awards in November.

Also a huge and warm thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to put together applications. The applications we received this year were well thought out, creative, and inspiring. We’re so proud to have all of you involved with HITO.

The Industry Awards