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Meet the Industry Awards finalists

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 Generation Talent Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in business and training in the hair, barbering and beauty industries and are a highlight of the industry calendar. 2017 marks the eighth year of the Industry Awards, with over a thousand hair and beauty professionals, trainers, and businesses vying for top honours in business and training throughout the years.

Al Quinn, CEO of Kitomba said “the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards were created to build a culture of recognising and celebrating business excellence in the hair industry. And that’s what we’ve done, changed the focus from just being technically and creatively excellent to celebrating those in our industry who are incredible business owners.”

Maureen Bowring, NZARH Chairperson went on to say “I believe it is important to celebrate success in the industry and being involved with such an anticipated industry event is truly humbling. The standard of entries submitted this year was astounding and it is exciting to see the commitment and passion for the industry around the country.”

HITO is thrilled to celebrate the businesses, apprentices, and trainers helping New Zealand’s hair, barbering, and beauty industries perform to the highest standard. A highlight for this year’s awards was the announcement of HITO’s first beauty therapy apprentice of the year finalist: Machaela Robbins from Pamper Me in Thames.

HITO CEO Kay Nelson said:

“The HITO Next Generation Talent Awards celebrate the future of these industries. Our top trainers and training workplaces help nurture our future leaders, putting New Zealand’s hair and beauty industries on an international level. Our top apprentices bring new ideas and innovation to our industries, constantly helping them grow and change with the times. Our Next Generation Talent Awards acknowledge these leaders and help the barbering, beauty, and hair industries move into the future”.

The winners will be announced at the Industry Awards event on Sunday, November 19 in Auckland. Tickets are available from iTicket.

Thank you to the 2017 Business Awards sponsors: L’Oreal, Wella, Salon Business Coach and Comfortel.

HITO Next Generation Talent Awards Finalists

HITO Apprentice of the Year

  • Callum Senior, Zurri Hairdressing, Auckland
  • Gracie Nisbet, MPhosis Hair Studio, Hastings
  • Jade Scott, VIVO Hair and Beauty Tory Street, Wellington
  • Jared Kirk, Cuts @ Once, Nelson
  • Jordan Carlton, Head Rush Hair Salon, Christchurch
  • Machaela Robbins, Pamper Me, Thames

Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship

  • Chloe Hetaraka, Halcyon Hair, Invercargill
  • Joseph Benfell, Biba, Auckland
  • Tyler Nikora, Lifestyle Hair Studio, Paraparaumu

HITO Trainer of the Year

  • Janine Simons, Mane Salon, Wellington
  • Natasha Bird, MPhosis Hair Studio, Hastings
  • Tammy Koteck, Head Rush Hair Salon, Christchurch

HITO Training Workplace of the Year

  • Head Rush Hair Salon, Christchurch
  • Zurri Hairdressing, Auckland

Kitomba NZARH Business Awards Finalists

Kitomba NZARH New Zealand Salon of the Year

  • Buoy Salon & Spa
  • Hair to Stare at
  • La Villa Hairdressing and Extensions
  • The Powder Room
  • The Avenue Hair Studio

L’Oreal Grand Salon of the Year

  • Buoy Salon & Spa
  • Freds Hair & Beauty
  • Hair to Stare at
  • La Villa Hairdressing and Extensions
  • Team Seven – High Fashion Hair

Boutique Salon of the Year

  • Aurum Hairstylists
  • Jomp Hair Design
  • Protege Hairdressing
  • So You Hair
  • The Avenue Hair Studio

Excellence in Marketing

  • Buoy Salon & Spa
  • Hair to Stare at
  • La Villa Hairdressing and Extensions
  • So You Hair
  • The Powder Room

Employer of Choice

  • Buoy Salon & Spa
  • Hair to Stare at
  • La Villa Hairdressing and Extensions
  • Protege Hairdressing
  • The Powder Room

Salon Business Coach Fastest Growing Salon

  • Hair to Stare at
  • La Villa Hairdressing and Extensions
  • Rodney Wayne The Palms
  • Ross and Co Hair Design
  • Team Seven – High Fashion Hair

Wella Sustainable Salon of the Year

  • Cremebrulee Hair & Beauty
  • Protege Hairdressing
  • Shazly Experience Hair and Wellness
  • The Powder Room
  • Zurri Hairdressing

Business Stylist of the Year

  • Buoy Salon & Spa – Chinney Yeap
  • La Villa Hairdressing and Extensions – Jasmine Hutchings
  • Mane Salon – Kiri Roberts
  • Oscar & Co – Gene Edwards
  • Team Seven – High Fashion Hair – Aaron Karam-Whalley

Comfortel Best Salon Design

  • ASC Salon
  • Dinh Collective
  • Hair to Stare at
  • Protege Hairdressing
  • Zibido Hair

Best New Entrant

  • Aurum Hairstylists
  • Buoy Salon & Spa
  • Cremebrulee Hair & Beauty
  • Team Seven – High Fashion Hair
  • The Avenue Hair Studio

 

HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year finalists

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 at Willis York), Nadine Gratton (former HITO Apprentice of the Year), and Ruth Irwin (2016 HITO Trainer of the Year) selected the following apprentices as finalists in their regions.

HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year finalists 2017

HITO Northern Apprentice of the Year regional finalists

  • Callum Senior, Zurri Hairdressing
  • Maddie Bowman, Headquarters Remuera
  • Octavia Nee, Hermanas Hair Salon

HITO Midland Apprentice of the Year regional finalists

  • Kelsey Deere, Polished Beauty, Body, and Nails
  • Machaela Robbins, Pamper Me
  • Rachel Elmiger, Crème Brulee Hair and Beauty

HITO MidCentral Apprentice of the Year regional finalists

  • Brooke Utiger, CU Hair Design
  • Gracie Nisbet, MPhosis Hair Studio
  • Megan Greenhow, KN Colab

HITO Central Apprentice of the Year regional finalists

  • Jade Scott, VIVO Tory Street
  • Hayley Makinson, Lifestyle Hair Studio
  • Zoe Snook, Mane Salon

HITO Northern South Apprentice of the Year regional finalists

  • Jared Kirk, Cuts @ Once
  • Louise Simpson, McIntyre is Hair
  • Taylah Eagle, Central Cuts

HITO Southern South Apprentice of the Year regional finalists

  • Bonnie Frewen, Pure Hair and Body
  • Jordan Carlton, Head Rush Hair Salon
  • Sarah Findlay, Hames Hairdressing

One apprentice from each region will win the HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year title. These six winners will go on to compete for the HITO National Apprentice of the Year title. This award will be announced at the Industry Awards on Sunday 19 November 2017 at at the Cordis Hotel (formerly known as The Langham) in Auckland.

Congratulations to our finalists, and thank you to everyone who entered. The standard of applications was extremely high as always. You should all be proud of the effort that went into entering this award.

A full list of finalists, including the HITO Regional Apprentice of the Year title winners and the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards finalists, will be announced on Friday 29 September.

Buy your tickets for the Industry Awards dinner today from iTicket.

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