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Kitomba NZARH Business Awards

The Kitomba NZARH Business Awards were created to build a culture of recognising and celebrating business excellence in the hair and barbering industry.

The Business Awards is all about recognising the best in the industry, celebrating your success in business, focusing on your goals and motivating your team.

The Kitomba NZARH Business Awards are celebrated alongside the HITO Next Generation Talent Awards at the Industry Awards event.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Kitomba NZARH Business Awards! The Business Awards will be back in 2018.

2017 Kitomba NZARH Business Awards winners

Kitomba NZARH New Zealand Salon of the Year

Buoy Salon & Spa

L’Oreal Grand Salon of the Year

Buoy Salon & Spa

Boutique Salon of the Year

So You Hair

Excellence in Marketing

Buoy Salon & Spa

Employer of Choice

La Villa Hairdressing and Extensions

Salon Business Coach Fastest Growing Salon

Ross and Co Hair Design

Wella Sustainable Salon of the Year

The Powder Room 

Business Stylist of the Year

Chinney Yeap - Buoy Salon & Spa

Comfortel Best Salon Design

ASC Salon

Best New Entrant

Buoy Salon & Spa

2017 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

Boutique Salon of the Year 

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

Employer of Choice 

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

Wella Sustainable Salon of the Year 

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

Comfortel Best Salon Design 

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

 

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

 Excellence in Marketing 

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

Salon Business Coach Fastest Growing Salon of the Year 

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

Business Stylist of the Year 

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

Best New Entrant 

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

Kitomba NZARH Business Awards Categories

Kitomba NZARH New Zealand Salon of the Year

To be considered for the top Business Award, salons must enter the Grand or Boutique Salon of the Year, Excellence in Marketing and Employer of Choice categories.   

This prestigious award recognises the overall best salon for 2017. They must display an excellent business model, fantastic use of marketing and the owner must demonstrate a true passion for their team, salon and the industry. And, of course, they must have business results that demonstrate they are worthy of being regarded as the best in the industry.  

L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year

This award is open to salons with an annual turnover exceeding $600,000. In this category, judges look for a strong business with great all round performance.  

Boutique Salon of the Year

This award is open to salons with an annual turnover up to $600,000. Here judges look for a salon that displays a results driven business with a focus on financials while creating solid plans for the future. 

Employer of Choice

In this category judges look for an outstanding workplace culture where staff feel nurtured and valued, and training is a priority. The employer must also display true passion for their business, staff and the industry.  

Excellence in Marketing

Here judges look for a salon that demonstrates planning, innovation and creativity in order to achieve excellent results in marketing.  

Salon Business Coach Fastest Growing Salon

Here judges look for a business that is in serious growth mode. Growth in revenue, client numbers, and ultimately profitability. 

Wella Sustainable Salon of the Year

For this award judges look for a business with a conscious and innovative approach to minimising their impact on the environment. They also look for sustainable practices that are integrated into their everyday salon operations. 

Business Stylist of the Year

In this category the judges look for a stylist with a passion for the industry who is excelling across a variety of key performance measures.

Best New Entrant

For this award judges look at salons that are entering the Business Awards for the first-time. From these, they determine the all-round strongest entry. 

Comfortel Best Salon Design

For this award judges look for a salon that perfectly balances both form and function. From interior design to salon location and floor plan, it’s all about providing the right look and feel for your target market. 

Past winners

2016 Winners

Kitomba NZARH New Zealand Salon of the Year: True Grit 
Grand Salon of the Year: True Grit
Boutique Salon of the Year: Hairnow on Apollo
Excellence in Marketing: True Grit
L'Oreal Employer of Choice: Zaibatsu Hair Art
Business Stylist of the Year: Dave Rogers, Morph Hair
Frog Coaching Fastest Growing Salon: Ross and Co Hair Design
Sustainable Salon: Mane Salon
Best New Entrant: Hair to Stare at
Best Salon Design: True Grit 

2015 Winners

Kitomba NZARH New Zealand Salon of the Year: Protege Hair
Grand Salon of the Year: Rodney Wayne Bethlehem
Boutique Salon of the Year: Protege Hair
Excellence in Marketing: Protege Hair
Employer of Choice: Protege Hair
Business Stylist of the Year: Cathy Davys, Vivo
Fastest Growing Salon: Rodney Wayne Bethlehem
Sustainable Salon: The Powder Room
Best New Entrant: Colors Hair Company
Best Salon Design: Luca Hairstyling

 

 

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