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What to expect at The Industry Awards 2020

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 are excited to be hosting The Industry Awards at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on Sunday 8th November.

The event starts at 6:30pm and we encourage you to arrive on time to ensure you make the most of your evening! Given the year it’s been – it’s time to party!

What to expect

The Industry Awards event is a glamourous evening celebrating the best business, training and creative talent in the New Zealand hair, beauty and barbering industries. So you can expect an incredible experience to match!

Your ticket to The Industry Awards includes an evening of celebration, entertainment, drinks, delicious food and the opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues. When you arrive, you’ll be treated to drinks and delicious canapes until the ceremony starts at 7pm. There’ll be a break around 8pm to give you a chance to enjoy your dinner and chat with others at the event – not just the ten people at your table. After all the awards have been announced, the DJ will start the music! The dance floor will be open until 11.30 pm.

Dress code

The Industry Awards is your opportunity to dress to impress! Want to stand out? Do it! Get creative with it (we know you know how). 

The dress code is cocktail, so suits and ties, party dresses, or fancy skirts and tops. Don’t be afraid to get your glitz on!

What to bring

There are a few things you won’t want to forget:

  • Your team. Take the opportunity to spend time with your team outside of the salon, spa or clinic and really celebrate your success. If you’re not based in Auckland, make a weekend of it!
  • Your tickets. Print them out or bring them on your phone. Having your tickets makes everything a lot quicker and easier for you and for us.
  • Your wonderful personality. Come prepared to socialise and dance the night away.


Congratulations once again to all our finalists!

If you’re a finalist, you’ll need to purchase tickets for you and your guests (if you haven’t already) so you can celebrate together.

If you win an award, we’ll call you on stage to accept it. A professional photographer will take a photo of the winner and their trophy during breaks between announcements.

Travel and accommodation

We hope you’re already making arrangements for your travel and stay in Auckland. Be sure to check out Grab A Seat and Wotif which usually have great deals.

What to do in Auckland

Auckland is such an incredible city and there is so much to do. Here are some suggestions:

We can’t wait to celebrate with you at The Industry Awards 2020!

Training Finalists – The Industry Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the Training award finalists for this year’s Industry Awards! We were thrilled to see such a huge number of entries – even a global pandemic couldn’t interfere with your passion and drive.

With the introduction of three new Training awards, it was great to see an increase in entries from barbers, beauty therapists and industry assessors. We are so humbled by the talent in our industries – each year exceeds the last!

See the full list of finalists in the Training categories below:

Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year

  • Jason Parker – Buoy Salon & Spa (Wellington)
  • Sonita Azizi – Anthony Bayer Hair Salon (Auckland)
  • Mercy Barret – Headquarters (Dunedin)

Barbering Apprentice of the Year

  • Myo Kyaw – Victoria Ave Barbershop (Palmerston North)
  • Bradley Proctor – Maloney’s Barbershop (Auckland)

Beauty Therapy Apprentice of the Year

  • Melissa Katrisse Wilton – She Believed Beauty (North Canterbury)
  • Samantha Maloney – Chrysalis Beauty (Auckland)

Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship

  • Destiny Henry – C U Hair (New Plymouth)
  • Sonita Azizi – Anthony Bayer Hair Salon (Auckland)

Industry Trainer of the Year

  • Diana Beaufort – Reds Hairdressing (Wellington)
  • Chrissy De Mey – Vivo Hair & Beauty (Tauranga)

Industry Assessor of the Year

  • Phillipa Grundy – Zibido (Hamilton)
  • Sonia Baker Johnston – MIT Cranium Hair (Auckland)

Workplace of the Year

  • Aurum Hairstylists and Barbers (Dunedin)
  • Crèmebrulee Hair and Beauty (Taupo)

The Industry Awards winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on 8 November at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. Buy your tickets here.

Business Finalists – The Industry Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the finalists in The Industry Awards’ Business categories! We were so happy to see that despite the crazy year we’ve been having, so many of you were able to still focus on your business and submit amazing entries. In particular it appears that lots of you took this opportunity to redesign your salon and barbershop interiors! We had a record number of entries into the Best Salon Design category this year which was really awesome to see.

See the full list of finalists in the Business categories below, and check back tomorrow for our Training category finalists!

New Zealand Beauty Salon of the Year

  • Diamond Laser Medispa (Taupo)
  • Blush Beauty Therapy (Whangarei)
  • Puravida Beauty (Wellington)

New Zealand Hair Salon of the Year

  • Aurum Hairstylists & Barbers (Dunedin)
  • Vivo Hair Salon (Chancery, Auckland)
  • Hair to stare at (Tauranga)
  • Tayla’d Styling (Auckland)
  • INCO (Auckland)

Top Performing Stylist of the Year

  • Lauren McMurray – Iron +Ivy Hair (Queenstown)
  • Pete Emery – Vivo Hair Salon (Chancery, Auckland)
  • Sarah Jane Martin – RA Hair (Dunedin)
  • Krystle Lara Anderson – Dream Hair Boutique (Dunedin)
  • Sarah Rasmussen – The Avenue (Auckland)

Excellence in Marketing

  • Shine Hairstylists (North Canterbury)
  • Cerise Lash Boutique (Auckland)

Best Salon Design

  • Frankie & Son (Christchurch)
  • Ukiyo Salon & Co (Wanaka)
  • Shine Hairstylists (North Canterbury)
  • Jetcharm Barbershop (New Plymouth)
  • Chrysalis (Auckland)

You’ll also notice that this year we will not be awarding a Sustainable Salon of the Year award. Unfortunately this year the entries we received did not reach our expected standard in order to award a winner in this category. The category will be back again in 2021, and we encourage all salons, spas and barbershops who embrace sustainability to show us all the unique and thoughtful ways you incorporate sustainability into your everyday practices.

The Industry Awards winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on 8 November at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. Buy your tickets here.

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