HITO Next Generation Talent Awards

The HITO Next Generation Talent Awards are open to anyone who is involved with HITO.

This includes HITO apprentices, businesses who train HITO trainees, and those who provide off-job training for HITO.

The awards celebrate the importance of training in ensuring the future of the barbering, beauty, and hair industries and growing our future talent through apprenticeships. You can apply for an award by yourself, or you can nominate a tutor or trainer. HITO is looking for the best in New Zealand in the following categories.

We're excited to announced that we've changed the name of these awards from the HITO Training Awards to the HITO Next Generation Talent Awards. This name better reflects the role of training in growing our industries and nurturing our future talent.

Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice of the Year award goes to the best “all-round” hairdressing, barbering, or beauty therapy apprentice. The apprentice should show commitment to their training and the desire to improve in all areas. Each of the HITO regions will have their own regional winner. One national winner will be picked from the regional winners.

Trainer of the Year

The Trainer of the Year award goes to an exceptional industry trainer who trains HITO trainees. This Award is open to trainers in hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses, including commercial product company trainers who have worked with HITO trainees. This award acknowledges an individual who offers excellent training.

Training Workplace of the Year

The Training Workplace of the Year goes to a hairdressing, barbering, or beauty business that offers exceptional training to HITO trainees. The business must show a strong commitment to training and qualifications and have an excellent record of training success in their business. This award acknowledges a business’ commitment to training.

Tutor of the Year

The Tutor of the Year Award goes to a tutor in hairdressing, barbering, or beauty involved in training HITO trainees. The award recognises the tutor’s exceptional industry knowledge, commitment to training and qualifications, and their personal achievements in their industry.

Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship

HITO and the Jasmine McBeth family set up this scholarship to recognise Jasmine’s passion, motivation and dedication to the hairdressing industry before she passed away in 2007. The scholarship is offered annually to someone with the drive, passion, motivation and dedication to succeed in their apprenticeship and hairdressing career. This scholarship is only available to those in a hairdressing apprenticeship.

The scholarship recipient receives $3750 towards training, and up to two runners-up receive $750 each.

Applications Open

01 May 2017

Applications Close

31 August 2017

Application Judging

Mid-September 2017

Finalists Announced

October 2017

Industry Awards

19 November 2017

2017 winners

HITO Apprentice of the Year

Machaela Robbins, Pamper Me

HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year

HITO Northern Apprentice of the Year: Callum Senior, Zurri Hairdressing

HITO Midland Apprentice of the Year: Machaela Robbins, Pamper Me

HITO MidCentral Apprentice of the Year: Gracie Nisbet, MPhosis Hair Studio

HITO Central Apprentice of the Year: Jade Scott, VIVO Hair and Beauty – Tory Street

HITO Northern South Apprentice of the Year: Jared Kirk, Cuts @ Once

HITO Southern Apprentice of the Year: Jordan Carlton, Head Rush Hair Salon

HITO Trainer of the Year

Janine Simons, Mane Salon

HITO Training Workplace of the Year

Head Rush Hair Salon

Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Benfell, Biba

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