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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.
 
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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.

 

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

 

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

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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