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Kitomba NZARH Business Awards

The Kitomba NZARH Business Awards is an annual event that recognizes top performing salons in New Zealand and is sponsored by industry leaders.
 

2013 Winners

Congratulations to all our finalists and winners!

Kitomba NZARH New Zealand Salon of the Year:

H&B Hair Art & Beauty

 

Schwarzkopf Business Stylist of the Year:
Cheryl Fafeita, Mane Salon

Wella Sustainable Salon of the Year:
The Powder Room

Wella Fastest Growing Salon:
La Villa Hair & Beauty

Telecom Employer of Choice:
Hair Scene Hair & Beauty

Fudge Boutique Salon of the Year:
Jomp Hair Design

L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year:
Soho Hair & Beauty

JustBookMe Best New Entrant:
The Powder Room

Kitomba Excellence in Marketing:
Mane Salon

2013 Sponsors

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2013 Finalists

L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year
H&B Hair Art & Beauty, Christchurch
Soho Hair & Beauty, Christchurch
The Powder Room, Wellington
Addiction Hair, Whangarei 
 
Fudge Boutique Salon of the Year
Allure Hair Studio, Papakura
Hush Hairstyling, Christchurch
Mphosis Hair, Hastings
Jomp Hair Design, Kapiti
La Villa Hair & Beauty, Lower Hutt
 
Telecom Employer of Choice
The Powder Room, Wellington
H&B Hair Art & Beauty, Christchurch
Hair Scene Hair & Beauty, Whangaparoa 
Addiction Hair, Whangarei
Mane Salon, Wellington
 
Excellence in Marketing
The Powder Room, Wellington
Soho Hair & Beauty, Christchurch
H&B Hair Art & Beauty, Christchurch
Addiction Hair, Whangarei
Mane Salon, Wellington

 

Wella Fastest Growing Salon
Allure Hair studio, Papakura
Soho Hair & Beauty, Christchurch
Addiction Hair, Whangarei
La Villa Hair & Beauty, Lower Hutt
 
Wella Sustainable Salon of the Year
The Powder Room, Wellington
H&B Hair Art & Beauty, Christchurch
 
Schwarzkopf Business Stylist of the Year
Kady Brown, Allure Hair Studio, Papakura
Brooke Bath, Hush Hairstyling, Christchurch
Alana Fieberg, Soho Hair & Beauty, Christchurch
Nichola Ahnau, Reds Hairdressing, Pukerua Bay
Cheryl Fafeita, Mane Salon, Wellington
 
JustBookMe Best New Entrant
Allure Hair Studio, Papakura
Jomp Hair Design, Kapiti
Hush Hairstyling, Christchurch
La Villa Hair & Beauty, Lower Hutt
The Powder Room, Wellington
Addiction Hair, Whangarei 

What past entrants say

Industry Awards gala dinner

The 2013 Kitomba NZARH Business Awards winners will be announced at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on 20 October 2013. This gala dinner takes place in conjunction with HITO for the HITO Awards at a joint annual event called the Industry Awards.

 

2011 Winners

Kitomba One Entrepreneur of the Year: Hue Balmoral
Kitomba One Excellence in Marketing: Salon One The Cove
Schwarzkopf Business Stylist of the Year: Salon One The Cove: Talina Griffith
Schwarzkopf Best New Entrant: Capelli Studio
Telecom Employer of Choice: Reds Hairdressing
Telecom Fastest Growing Salon: Biba Boutique Salon
Shock Consult Salon of the Year - Boutique: Do.Hairstyling
Shock Consult Salon of the Year - Classic: So You Hairdressing
NZARH Salon of the Year - Grand: H&B HairArt and Beauty
Salon of the Year: Reds Hairdressing

 

2012 Winners

Kitomba NZARH Salon of the Year: So You Hair
Telecom Grand Salon of the Year: H&B Hair Art & Beauty
Shock Consult Classic Salon of the Year: So You Hair
Goldwell Boutique Salon of the Year: Do.Hairstyling
L'Oreal Entrepreneur of the Year: Janine Simons, Mane Salon
Images Excellence in Marketing: Mane Salon
Wella Fastest Growing Salon: Oscar&Co.
Kitomba Best New Entrant: Mane Salon
Schwarzkopf Business Stylist of the Year: Jess Waters, Biba Boutique Salon

Judging Criteria

Kitomba NZARH Salon of the Year

The Salon of the Year is selected from the winners of all other Awards. In each category the judges are looking for the complete, profitable, salon business that performs to a high level in all areas. It has: Exceptional performance metrics eg rebooking %, retail %, average spend Planned and effective marketing Effective staff communication and incentives Efficient processes throughout A focus on growth and profitability

Grand Salon of the Year

The Grand Salon of the Year is selected from entrants with turnover of more than $600,000*. This category is results driven so judges weigh up performance figures relating to: Chemical services Profitability Rebooking Retail sales Treatment Utilization Wages % * excluding GST

Boutique Salon of the Year

The Boutique Salon of the Year is selected from entrants with turnover of less than $600,000*. This category is results driven so judges weigh up performance figures relating to: Chemical services Profitability Rebooking Retail sales Treatment Utilization * excluding GST

Sustainable Salon of the Year

The judges are looking for: Your initiatives relating to waste, travel, energy, water, building, community and other Sustainability ratings or how you measure the success of your initiatives How your sustainability initiatives fit into your overall business strategy How your sustainability initiatives have influenced your community, clients or other local businesses

Best New Entrant

This award recognises a first-time entrant in any category of the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards. The judges are looking for an impressive, well thought-out application that demonstrates success in the categories they entered.

Excellence in Marketing

The judges are looking for activities that: Are planned Covers all of a salon's important audiences/channels Demonstrates creativity Is visually consistent Is measured

Employer of Choice

The judges are looking for: Good utilisation and wage numbers Evidence of ongoing communication both team and individual With staff training support reward and recognition

Fastest Growing Salon

The judges are looking for: Revenue Client numbers Client spend

Business Stylist of the Year

The judges are looking for a stylist who delivers business performance. Individual performance metrics reviewed include: Average client spend Chemical % Rebooking % Retail % Treatment % Utilisation %

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