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Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation Awards 2012

28 September 2012

HITO announces finalists and nominees for the Industry Awards

The HITO Awards celebrate excellence in training in the hairdressing industry.

There are five awards including Apprentice of the Year and Training Salon of the Year.

The winners of the 2012 HITO Awards will be announced at the 5th Annual Industry Awards night on Sunday 11 November. This will be an exciting evening that brings together the top businesses, apprentices, trainers and tutors in the hairdressing industry. The winners of the Kitomba/NZARH Business Awards will also be announced on the night.

This year HITO received many awards applications in all shapes and sizes. The awards judges were very impressed with the high standard of work and they wish to thank everyone who applied.

HITO are excited to announce that the finalists and nominees for 2012 are:

Apprentice of the Year Finalists
Laura Williams: Jan Waite Hairdressing (Auckland regional winner)
Moana Riddell: Hair Scene Hair and Beauty (Northern regional winner)
Alannah Goldsmith: House of Elliott (Midland regional winner)
Kirsty Nicholls: 42 On King (Mid-Central regional winner)
Megan Stovell-Dundas: Headstart Hair Design (Central regional winner)
Marianna Brown: Do. Hairstyling (Northern South regional winner)
Amelia Nicholson: Total Image Hair, Skin and Body (Southern South regional winner)

Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship Finalists
Kaleb Pritchard: BLAZE, Newmarket
Annalee Tasker: Hair 2 Go, Napier
Karl Edwards: Salon One The Cove, Tauranga

Training Salon of the Year Nominees
En Jay Hair Company, Mount Maunganui: Owner/Director: Nicky Robertson
Hair Scene - Hair and Beauty, Whangaparaoa: Owner/Trainer/Managing Director: Linley Wade
Blue Cactus Hairdressing, Wellington Central: Salon Owner: Larissa Macleman
Vogue Kaiapoi Hair Spa, Christchurch: Salon Owner: Lisa Steele
Morgan & Morgan Urban Retreat, Takapuna: Salon Manager: Eric Ladd

Tutor of the Year Nominees
Sonia Baker-Johnston, Senior Lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology
Serena Wallace, Head of Hairdressing Department at Cut Above Academy
Lynette Joseph, Senior Hairdressing Tutor at BOP Polytechnic
Robyn Collins, Off Job Training Lecturer at Wanganui UCOL

Trainer of the Year Nominees
Tracey Larcombe: Ahead in Hair, Christchurch
Robyn Collins: UCOL, Wanganui

This year the awards will take place in Wellington at the stunning Old Town Hall, a beautiful backdrop for the Art Deco theme.

Tickets are $145 per person and can be purchased on the HITO website:


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