The Industry Awards 2019 categories

In 2019 The Industry Awards will recognise the best business, training and creative talent in New Zealand’s hair, beauty and barbering industries.

We’ve brought together all aspects of our industries so there’s an award category to suit every hairdresser, barber and beauty therapist.  

Business award categories

The business award categories celebrate the very best in business! They encompass all the facets that define business excellence – strong performance, growth, fantastic marketing, amazing design and sustainability.

The business award categories for 2019 are:

  • New Zealand Hair Salon of the Year
  • New Zealand Beauty Salon of the Year
  • Excellence in Marketing
  • Sustainable Salon of the Year
  • Best Salon Design
  • Top Performing Stylist of the Year

Training award categories

These awards celebrate continued commitment to training and qualifications in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industries. These awards are looking for the best apprentices, employers and businesses who show staff training success, and professional development in order to become 100% qualified.

The training award categories are:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Workplace of the Year
  • Trainer of the Year
  • Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship

Creative award categories

Celebrating creativity, these awards look for stylists producing fashion forward work. Last year’s event was the first year that Creative Award categories were added to The Industry Awards. Due to their huge success, we’ve expanded the the Creative Awards to include some new categories:

  • NEW! Editorial Stylist of the Year – Cover Shot is a new category for stylists wanting to expand their personal brand.
  • NEW! Hairstylist of the Year – Senior Stylist is a new category, open only to Senior Hairstylist of the Year winners from NZARH’s Host City competitions.
  • NEW! Hairstylist of the Year – Next Generation is a new category, open only to Next Generation Hairstylist of the Year winners from NZARH’s Host City competitions.
  • Editorial Stylist of the Year – Senior Stylist
  • Editorial Stylist of the Year – Colour Concept
  • Editorial Stylist of the Year – Le Male
  • Editorial Stylist of the Year – Next Generation Stylist
  • Editorial Stylist of the Year – Hot Shot (previously Novice Champion)
  • Editorial Stylist of the Year – Derek Elvy Visionary Award
  • Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge – Under 4 Years in the Industry
  • Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge – Over 4 Years in the Industry

Want to know more about each of the award categories? Visit The Industry Awards website.

The Industry Awards 2019

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