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

Brought to you by Kitomba Salon & Spa Software, the NZ Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) and the NZ Hair, Beauty and Barbering Industry Training Organisation (HITO), these coveted awards celebrate both individual and team success.

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

The winners are announced at The Industry Awards event on 11 November 2018 in Auckland.

The Industry Awards are brought to you by

Kitomba has helped salons, spas and clinics achieve success since 2002. We 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.

HITO is the Industry Training Organisation for Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy. We develop and support HITO apprenticeship and on-job training qualifications for career and business success. As the government-appointed standard setting body, we work with our industries and NZQA to develop qualifications. Our vision is for 100% of people in our industries to be 100% New Zealand qualified.

The New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) is the umbrella organisation for our regional associations. It is run 'by hairdressers for hairdressers' to maintain and grow hairdressing standards.NZARH is the only organisation in New Zealand that represents the needs of hairdressers in business today. All of NZARH's hair salon members have professional, qualified staff to meet New Zealand's highest hairdressing standards.

Meet the Industry Awards finalists

September 29, 2017

HITO, Kitomba, and NZARH are thrilled to announce the 2017 Industry Awards finalists. The Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards and the HITO Next…

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HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year finalists

September 22, 2017

HITO is thrilled to announce the HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year finalists for 2017. After two long days of judging, HITO Next Generation Talent Awards judges Bex Brent (owner…

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HITO Apprentice of the Year 2016: Meet Liana

August 16, 2017

Meet Liana King-Biddulph, HITO Apprentice of the Year, NZARH Hairstylist of the Year – Next Generation, and WorldSkills gold medalist. “For as long as I can remember I’ve had an…

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Important dates

14 May

Entries open.

31 August

Entries close.

End of September

Finalists announced.

11 November

Winners announced at The Industry Awards event in Auckland.

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