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Award categories

The Industry Awards recognise the best business, training and creative talent in New Zealand’s hair, beauty and barbering industries.

With awards that celebrate business success, exceptional training, great workplaces, creative styling and HITO apprentices, there’s a category for every hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist to enter.

Business awards

The New Zealand Hair Salon of the Year award celebrates a hair or barbering business that is at the top of its game and displays all-round strong performance. With a focus on planning and success, the winner of this award clearly achieves phenomenal results in their overall business numbers and growth.

The New Zealand Beauty Salon of the Year award celebrates a beauty business that is excelling and displays all-round strong performance. With a focus on planning and success, the winner of this award clearly achieves phenomenal results in their overall business numbers and growth.

The Excellence in Marketing award celebrates a business that has delivered successful marketing initiatives that achieve significant results for their salon, spa, clinic or shop. The winner of this award demonstrates planning, innovation, creativity and a clear understanding of their target market.

The Sustainable Salon of the Year award celebrates a business with a clear focus on sustainable practices which are an integral part of their day-to-day running.

The Best Salon Design award celebrates a business that perfectly balances both form and function within their salon, spa, clinic or barbershop. From interior design to floor plan and location, the winning business provides the perfect look and feel for its target market while being practical and fit-for-purpose for their team.

In this award the judges are looking for a stylist or barber that consistently and successfully delivers on key business measures as well as providing exceptional service to their clients.

Training awards

Awarded to the best “all-round” hairdressing apprentice, the Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year must show commitment to their training and the desire to improve in all areas, whilst demonstrating how they’d be a worthy ambassador for HITO and the industry.

Awarded to the best “all-round” beauty therapy apprentice, the Beauty Therapy Apprentice of the Year must show commitment to their training and the desire to improve in all areas, whilst demonstrating how they’d be a worthy ambassador for HITO and the industry.

Awarded to the best “all-round” barbering apprentice, the Barbering Apprentice of the Year must show commitment to their training and the desire to improve in all areas, whilst demonstrating how they’d be a worthy ambassador for HITO and the industry.

HITO and the McBeth family set up this scholarship to honor Jasmine’s passion, motivation and dedication to the hairdressing industry, before she sadly passed from cancer in 2007.

The Industry Trainer of the Year award acknowledges an individual who offers excellent training to a current HITO apprentice.

The Industry Assessor of the Year award acknowledges an individual who offers excellent service to HITO and our apprentices.

The Workplace of the Year is awarded to a barbershop, beauty clinic or hairdressing salon that offers exceptional training to HITO apprentices. The employer must show a strong commitment to training and qualifications and have an excellent record of training success in their business.

Creative awards

The Editorial Stylist awards are for New Zealand hairdressers who are H&BNZ members and wanting to expand their personal brand through photographic competition success.

The winner of this award is selected from the winners of the Cover Shot, Colour Concept, and Derek Elvy Visionary awards.

The Editorial Barber awards are for New Zealand barbers who are H&BNZ members wanting to expand their personal brand through photographic competition success.

Barbers demonstrate the ability to compliment and highlight masculine features through design, shape, styling, and grooming. This category is about demonstrating a progressive look integrated with strong traditional barbering fundamentals.

This award is given to a stylist who is enrolled in a full-time hairdressing course at an H&BNZ member Training Provider and has been in the industry for less than 12 months (as at 31 October 2022). It celebrates students by giving them a chance to showcase their creative talents.

This award is given to a barber who is enrolled in a full-time barbering course at an H&BNZ member Training Provider and has been in the industry for less than 12 months (as at 31 October 2022). It celebrates students by giving them a chance to showcase their creative talents.

This award is given to a stylist who has been employed within the hairdressing industry for less than four years (as at 31 October 2022). It celebrates the talent of the future of the industry. This award to open to H&BNZ members or those employed in a H&BNZ member salon.

This award is given to a barber who has been employed within the barbering industry for less than four years (as at 31 October 2022). It celebrates the talent of the future of the industry. This award to open to H&BNZ members or those employed in a H&BNZ member salon.

This award is given to a stylist who showcases technical excellence of the hair and shows consideration in creating an overall commercially photographed look. This award is open to H&BNZ members or those employed in a H&BNZ member salon.

This award is given to a stylist who demonstrates a high level of technical artistry, to produce a unique but progressive concept. Attention to current trends while also thinking ahead is a must. This award is open to H&BNZ members or those employed in a H&BNZ member salon.

This award celebrates the creative genius of the late Derek Elvy, who worked closely with H&BNZ on the brief and overall concept of this award. Derek’s instructions are that entrants should create a photographic image that is beautiful but arresting, contemporary and directional, and has a technical challenge to it. This award is open to H&BNZ members of those employed in a H&BNZ member salon.

This year’s Instagram challenge theme is ‘All Things Bridgerton’. Bridgerton is set in the early 1800’s, therefore ‘All Things Bridgerton’ is about period hair. Challenging hairdressers to create amazing, huge bouffants of Queen Charlotte, to intricate braids, bows and basket work of the lead actors. This award is open to H&BNZ members only, who have been in the industry for less than 4 years.

This award is an Instagram challenge set by internationally acclaimed barber Matt Brown, the founder of My Fathers Barbers and the ‘She is not your Rehab’ movement. In this challenge, barbers are asked to create a crop top haircut. Usually cut with a fade on the sides, it can be worn with either a longer textured fringe or cut blunt to the hairline. This award is open to H&BNZ members or those who are employed in a H&BNZ member barbershop, who have been in the industry for less than 4 years.

This year’s Instagram challenge theme is ‘All Things Bridgerton’. Bridgerton is set in the early 1800’s, therefore ‘All Things Bridgerton’ is about period hair. Challenging hairdressers to create amazing, huge bouffants of Queen Charlotte, to intricate braids, bows and basket work of the lead actors. This award is open to H&BNZ members only, who have been in the industry for more than 4 years

This award is an Instagram challenge set by internationally acclaimed barber Matt Brown, the founder of My Fathers Barbers and the ‘She is not your Rehab’ movement. In this challenge, barbers are asked to create a crop top haircut. Usually cut with a fade on the sides, it can be worn with either a longer textured fringe or cut blunt to the hairline. This award is open to H&BNZ members or those who are employed in a H&BNZ member barbershop, who have been in the industry for over 4 years.

 

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