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.
Oscar and Co., Takapuna, Auckland
BLAZE, Newmarket, Auckland
Morph Hair Studio, Enderley, Hamilton
Be Ba Bo Hair Studio, New Plymouth
Lifestyle Hair Studio, Paraparaumu
Northern South Region
True Grit Hair, Christchurch Central
Southern South Region
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.
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.