About The Industry Awards

The Industry Awards recognise the best business, training and creative talent in New Zealand’s hair, beauty and barbering industries. Brought to you by HITO | Te Pūkenga, Kitomba Salon & Spa Software and Hair & Barber New Zealand, these coveted awards celebrate both individual and team success.

The Industry Awards 2023 event will be held on Sunday 12th November at the Cordis in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.

Brought to you by

HITO | Te Pūkenga

HITO offer apprenticeships and on-job training in hairdressing, barbering, and beauty therapy. Apprenticeships are the smart way to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

HITO’s role is to support the learner, trainer, and employer throughout the qualification journey, including regular visits from your Sales and Training Advisor to track progress, setting training plans, providing training materials and Industry assessments, registering unit standards, and issuing your NZQA certificate.

Kitomba Salon & Spa Software

Kitomba has helped salons, spas and clinics achieve success for over 20 years. They 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.

Hair & Barber New Zealand

H&BNZ is the only organisation in New Zealand that represents the needs of hairdressers and barbers in business today, and is the first port of call for hairdressers, barbers, consumers, suppliers, and educators for all matters relating to the hair industry.

All H&BNZ's member salons/barbershops have professional, qualified staff to meet New Zealand's highest hairdressing and barbering standards.

Our History

The Industry Awards was first coined in 2010 with the joining of HITO | Te Pūkenga, Kitomba Salon & Spa Software and Hair & Barber New Zealand to create an awards evening that celebrates and recognises the best talent that the hair, beauty and barbering industries have to offer. But did you know that its roots go back as early as 2003?

Read more about the history of this prestigious event and how it’s changed and evolved over the last 20 years to become what it is today!

The Industry Awards is taking a break in 2024

HITO, Kitomba Salon and Spa Software and Hair & Barber New Zealand have announced that The Industry Awards will be taking a break in 2024.

The Industry Awards