The Industry Awards
Entries close 31 August 2021.
The Industry Awards recognise the best business, training and creative talent in New Zealand’s hair, beauty and barbering industries.
Brought to you by Kitomba Salon & Spa Software, Hair & Barber New Zealand (formerly NZARH) and the NZ Hair, Beauty and Barbering Industry Training Organisation (HITO), these coveted awards celebrate both individual and team success.
With awards for business success, exceptional training, great workplaces, HITO apprentices and creative styling; there’s a category for every hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist to enter.
COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation for the hair industry
H&BNZ has been liaising with the Ministry of Health regarding prioritisation of the vaccine for the hair industry. You will find the MOH's response below.
The COVID-19 Immunisation Sequencing Framework has been developed by the Ministry of Health to protect everyone in New Zealand while there is limited supply of the vaccine. Priority groups are assessed on the basis of risk of exposure to the virus, and risk of serious illness if someone contracts COVID-19. We have sought to strike a careful balance between workforces and vulnerable people in the community should COVID-19 become widespread.
As you will be aware, Group 1 of the sequencing framework includes border and managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) workforces and the people they live with. Group 2 includes frontline healthcare workers who may expose more vulnerable people to COVID-19, and at-risk people living in settings with a high risk of transmission or exposure to COVID-19.
We have reviewed your workers’ circumstances, taking into account their workplaces and associated risks and on balance we have determined that individuals who work in hair salons and barber shops are not eligible for vaccine prioritisation or inclusion in Groups 1 and 2 at this stage.
It should be noted that workers who meet other criteria in the sequencing framework will be scheduled for vaccinations by district health boards in accordance with their placement in the sequencing framework. Vaccinations for Group 3 (older people and those with underlying health conditions) are currently underway throughout New Zealand.
The rollout for Group 4, the general population, is anticipated to begin on 28 July. Vaccinations for Group 4 will be staggered in age bands, each set two weeks apart. The first age band is for individuals aged 60 and over, beginning on 28 July. Those aged 55 and over will be able to book a vaccination appointment from 11 August. The rollout will progress through the age bands throughout the remainder of 2021, with all individuals being offered a vaccine by the end of the year.
New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1. Ensure all clients use the QR tracking code or sign in. Face coverings are mandatory on all public transport.
NZARH Covid-19 Hair Industry Guidelines
This document is intended for you to be able to find COVID-19 information all in one place, offers some employment and business tools for you to consider and should be read in conjunction with Ministry of Health information.
The COVID-19 situation is changing quickly. We recommend you regularly check the Ministry of Health and Covid-19 websites for updates.
COVID-19 Vaccination Guide for Employers
COVID-19 vaccines will play a critical role in protecting the health and wellbeing of people in New Zealand.
Workplaces are a crucial part of making access to vaccines as easy as possible.
Hair & Barber New Zealand recommends that our members, their staff and the wider hair community have a COVID-19 vaccination because of the high volume of clients that we see and the close proximity to clients.
YOUR ASSOCIATION - "For You | Beside You"
NZARH aspires to be the first port of call for Government, media, hairdressers, barbers, consumers, suppliers
and educators for all matters related to the industry.
NZARH is a Not For Profit and the only organisation in New Zealand that represents the needs of hairdressers and barbers in business today. All our members are or have professional, qualified staff to meet New Zealand's highest hairdressing standards.
NZARH offers its members an array of great benefits, from the latest industry information via our newsletter,
a variety of networking events, seminars/workshops, and much more.
We also offer professional guidance in answering questions that arise within the industry.