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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.

HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year winners 2016

October 3, 2016

HITO is excited to announce the 2016 HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year winners. Thank you to everyone that entered this year. The applications were incredible, and the judges had…

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History of the Industry Awards

September 28, 2016

2017 is the 8th time HITO, Kitomba, and NZARH have come together to celebrate the Industry Awards. Each year is bigger and better than the last, with more awards, fantastic venues,…

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HITO Training Awards finalists 2016

September 19, 2016

HITO is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2016 HITO Training Awards. After two tough days of judging, HITO judges Lyndsay Loveridge and Janine Simons narrowed the applications down…

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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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