Industry Awards 2019 : Celebrating NZ’s best in Hair, Beauty and Barbering! 

New Zealand’s top hair and beauty professionals celebrated their creativity, dedication and business skills at the Industry Awards 2019 gala event held in Wellington on November 10th.

The event which was staged in the stunning Oceania function room of the Te Papa Museum, was attended by the crème de la crème of professionals from the hair and beauty industries and VIP media.

Kylie Hayes & Nic Industry Awards 2019

The big winner on the night was Kylie Hayes from Moha Hairdressing in Dunedin.

Kylie took home four of the major creative awards and was crowned overall winner Editorial Stylist of the Year. Kylie won Colour Concept,  Cover Shot, and the coveted Derek Elvy Visionary Award. 

“Thank you, you have once again provided us with a platform that allows us all to shine, an outlet for us to tell our individual story, be artists and share our creativity with one another.

I’m truly thankful to be recognised by an internationally acclaimed judging panel, alongside my industry peers, to all the other finalists congratulations we are all winners in the end. 

I dedicate this win to all the hardworking mothers of our industry and incredible husbands that support us on our journey.” Kylie Hayes.

Taylad Styling Industry Awards 2019

New Zealand Hair Salon of the Year was won by Tayla’d Styling, Hibiscus Coast.

The judges thought Tayla’d Styling’s entry showcased examples of excellent strategic planning, as well as outstanding results over the past year. 

They believe that it is the  determination and passion of owner Tayla Carpenter that is the key to the business’s success. Tayla also won the Top Performing Stylist of the Year award this year.  

“To win and to be recognized in the industry for our hard work and dedication is such an amazing feeling and really overwhelming.

I truly couldn’t achieve this without my incredible team members who are the backbone of our salon, brand partners such as Matrix for our opportunities and support, and Kitomba for making it easy for me to see everything clearly with our numbers and marketing, and of course the support of our family, friends and our loyal clients.

I would recommend entering to everyone, it’s a great way to look at your business more thoroughly and to celebrate your achievements, as well to pre plan your goals for the next year ahead.

I’m so grateful and feel honoured to have received two awards, these were major goals we hit last night. Thank you for the opportunity to have an event like this to attend, I’m looking forward to next year.” Tayla Carpenter.

Vienna Moore Industry Awards 2019

Apprentice of the Year  went to Vienna More, Clipjoint and Co. in Christchurch.

This award goes to the best “all-round” hairdressing, barbering, or beauty therapy apprentice. The apprentice must show commitment to their training and the desire to improve in all areas.

Judges commentated that the winner Vienna Moore, chosen from four regional winners across New Zealand, is a great example of a hardworking apprentice. “Not only was it clear a lot of thought had gone into this entry, but it was a great, original and creative read!”

Puravida Beauty Industry Awards 2019

Puravida Beauty, Wellington was the recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Beauty Salon of the Year. 

This award celebrates a beauty business that is clearly excelling and achieves phenomenal results in their overall business numbers and growth. 

Judges were impressed by Puravida beauty’s clear focus on their goals, and the strategies they’ve put in place to achieve them. 

Owner, Sherri-lee Scholtz said “I am so thankful to The Industry Awards 2019 and the sponsors of the event, for allowing us to come together and celebrate the hair and beauty industry. I am so beyond grateful and still a little shocked about our win. 

A big thank you to my amazing clients for their loyalty and support, without them we would be nothing, thank-you to Holly my staff member, my suppliers, my friends and family for always having my back, and to my daughter, Callie, for  being my biggest cheerleader with love, support and a smile!”

Tee Tupara Industry Awards 2019

The Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship set up in memory of HITO apprentice, Jasmine McBeth who completed her hairdressing apprenticeship whilst battling cancer, but sadly passed in 2007 was awarded to Tee Tupara, Cremebrulee Hair and Beauty, Taupo. 

Her parents, Denise and Murray McBeth used the money she had saved for her business to create this scholarship. It’s awarded to a hairdressing apprentice that demonstrates dedication, passion and commitment to their training and career.

The judges said this year’s winner, Tee Tupara not only had an outstanding application but also a clear passion for hairdressing, outstanding work ethic and desire to succeed. “Tee is a great role model for the next generation.”

The Industry Awards 2019 are hosted annually by the New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH), Kitomba Salon and Spa Software and the New Zealand Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation (HITO). 

Industry Awards 2019 Winners were:


Cathy Davis Industry Awards 2019

Industry Trainer of the Year: 
Cathy Davys, Vivo Hair and Beauty, Wellington

Workplace of the Year: 
Absolute Hair, Waikanae

Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship: 
Tee Tupara, Cremebrulee Hair and Beauty, Taupo

Apprentice of the Year: 
Vienna Moore, Biba Christchurch

Regional Apprentices of the Year
Northern: Grace Wilkinson, Biba, Auckland
Northern Central: Tee Tupara, Cremebrulee Hair and Beauty, Taupo
Central: Eilish Mooney, Buoy Salon and Spa, Wellington
Southern: Vienna Moore, Clipjoint and Co., Christchurch
Judges’ Special Mention: Ben Tuetue, The Barber Lounge, Christchurch


New Zealand Hair Salon of the Year: 
Tayla’d Styling, Hibiscus Coast

New Zealand Beauty Salon of the Year: 
Puravida Beauty, Wellington

Reds Hairdressing Industry Awards 2019

Excellence in Marketing (sponsored by Wella): 
Reds Hairdressing, Porirua

Scout Industry Awards 2019

Sustainable Salon of the Year: 
Scout, Wellington

best Salon Design1

best Salon Design2

Best Salon Design (Joint winners): 
Iron + Ivy, Queenstown and Megan Nicole Hair Design, Christchurch

Top Performing Stylist of the Year: 
Tayla Carpenter – Tayla’d Styling, Hibiscus Coast


Kylie Hayes Derek Elvy Visionary Award

Derek Elvy Visionary Award: 
Kylie Hayes, Moha Hairdressing, Dunedin

Ashleigh Mullacrane Patrick Cameron

Patrick Cameron Under 4 Years in the Industry: 
Ashleigh Mullacrane, House of Hair, Gisborne

Caron Mckay Industry Awards 2019

Patrick Cameron Over 4 Years in the Industry: 
Caren Mackay, Invercargill

Editorial Stylist of the Year: 
Kylie Hayes, Moha Hairdressing, Dunedin

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Colour Concept: 
Kylie Hayes, Moha Hairdressing, Dunedin 

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Cover Shot: 
Kylie Hayes, Moha Hairdressing, Dunedin

Rachel Elmiger Industry Awards 2019

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Le Male: 
Rachel Elmiger, Mancraft, Taupo

HLawn Nawl Industry Awards 2019

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Next Generation Stylist: 
Hlawn Nawl, Buoy Spa and Beauty, Wellington

Shayla McDougall Industry Awards 2019

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Hot Shot New Talent Stylist: 
Shayla Mcdougall, KN Colab, New Plymouth

Teighan Robinson Hair Stylist of the Year - Next Generation

Hair Stylist of the Year – Next Generation: 
Teighan Robinson, Vivo Hair and Beauty, Invercargill

Rhona Shaskey

Hair Stylist of the Year – Senior Stylist: 
Ronda Shaskey, Nspyre Red Boutique Hair Lounge, Christchurch

Kitomba Salon & Spa Software has been helping salons, spas and clinics achieve success since 2002. Kitomba’s continued focus on hair and beauty has driven the development of industry-specific features and guided their commitment to offering free, unbeatable support.

The New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) are committed to raising the standards of the hairdressing industry nationwide and to giving a much-needed voice to our qualified members. 

The NZ Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation (HITO) develop and support apprenticeship and on-job training qualifications for career and business success. As the government-appointed standard setting body, they work with their industries and NZQA to develop qualifications. HITO’s vision is for each of these industries to be 100% qualified.

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