Since 2002 Kitomba has been committed to helping salons, spas and clinics achieve success.

Kitomba is the complete salon and spa management system. It gives you everything you need to manage your business day-to-day plus the free, unlimited support you want to help you be even more successful.

Kitomba has dedicated sales and support teams across Australia, New Zealand and the UK, with head office based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Our story

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Mike Henton was appointed as Kitomba's new Chief Executive Officer in January 2021. Mike has over 15 years of experience in the software industry, most recently working within the health and leisure sector. Kitomba co-founder Al Quinn left after 17 years at Kitomba, including his last three years as CEO.

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Kitomba turned 15! And in June, Al Quinn is appointed as Kitomba’s new Chief Executive Officer. Al succeeded the founding CEO Tom Murphy. Having previously worked in every area of the Kitomba business, Al started his CEO role with a thorough understanding of the company and a strong appreciation of its customers.

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Our customers, people, products and growth caught the attention of Jonas Software (ranked in the top 100 software companies in the world) and in September we decided to join their group. This is great news for everyone as it means we'll benefit from their experience as we continue to innovate and support you under our much loved Kitomba brand.

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In May we moved into a much larger space, complete with table tennis, a 'proper' kitchen, floor to ceiling windows and great coffee to keep the creative juices flowing.

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Kitomba turns 10! With big plans and exciting times ahead, we hope you’ll join us for the ride.

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Our support team grew to fifteen, we launched Kitomba 1 and we drank our forty-thousandth cup of coffee.

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A milestone year for Kitomba: we hit 1,000 customers across New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

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We moved to a bigger space with a wicked view over Wellington harbour. We also expanded into Australia and were recognised again by Deloitte for our impressive growth.

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By now we serviced many of New Zealand's salons and spas so we decided it was time to expand internationally. It was an exciting moment when our first UK customer came onboard.

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This was the year we were first recognised by Deloitte as the 24th Fastest Growing New Zealand Company.

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Many fun times were had in the botanic gardens and still we grew, this time into a bigger space at the same location. Phew.

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The company and the team grew, as did our reputation in the industry. Our little office was bursting at the seams and we were out of space for desks, so the broom cupboard it was for one lucky person! Even luckier when we took the doors off.

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This was the year Kitomba’s first employee skateboarded into the company and decided to ‘secretly’ build a game in Kitomba (you can still play the game today).

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About 14 months later, Al Quinn, an adventure sports fanatic, ex-cycle courier and talented software maestro, decided to join Tom at Magic Pulse. Tom and Al quickly saw the industry needed more than just a text message service and started developing a product they called ‘Kitomba’, a full salon and spa management system.

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In his bedroom, Tom Murphy, a budding entrepreneur and engineer by training, founded a company called Magic Pulse, which started out providing a text message service to salons and spas. The bedroom didn’t last long and Tom soon moved to a small office in the Wellington Botanic Gardens.



The team at Kitomba love working with talented good people. We have lots of flexibility, job diversity, growth potential and fun. Join us and you'll be joining a great team of people, who’re passionate about what we do and what we’re achieving...and yes the table tennis competition is fierce, there's a lot of clubs and we drink a lot of coffee but that's not why you’ll come and work with us. As we grow, we're always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. Get in touch if you think you'd fit in at Kitomba - we'd love to hear from you.

Kitomba brand guidelines and logos

To make it easy for you to use the Kitomba logo, we’ve provided a folder with our logo guidelines and a range of logos that you can download. By using the Kitomba logo, you agree to follow our Kitomba logo guidelines.

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AU 1800 161 101
UK 0800 085 6122

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