7 absolute Cast Iron reasons why Competitions are good for you and your business:

1 – Great experience and confidence boost for Apprentices about to sit their finals

2 – Perfect opportunity to build your portfolio and showcase your talent

3 – Super for keeping on trend and clients coming back to you

4 – Great for advertising your talent and building a clientele

5 – Test your skills among your peers

6 – Get away from the repetition and get creative

7 – Network and discover new techniques

NZARH Regional Competitions Information 2018

Watch this space for any remaining dates or changes to the current schedule to the regional competitions:

Canterbury/Westland  01 July 2018

Otago 22 July 2018

Southland 29 July 2018

Wellington 5 August 2018

Waikato 19 August 2018 (pg 2 of entry form here)

Taranaki 26 August 2018

South Canterbury 23 September 2018

Photographic Awards Information 2018

This year, the Editorial Stylist of the Year Awards (including a new award dedicated to the late Derek Elvy) and the Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge photographic suites are included in the Creative Awards section of The Industry Awards.

Brought to you by Kitomba Salon & Spa Software, NZARH and HITO, these coveted awards celebrate both individual and team success. With awards for business success, exceptional training, great workplaces, apprentices and creative styling, there’s a category for every hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist to enter.

The winners are announced at The Industry Awards event on 11 November 2018 in Auckland.

To enter, you’ll need to register online by 31 August via The Industry Awards website. Click on the links below for individual application forms for:

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Colour Concept

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Le Male

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Next Generation Stylist

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Novice Champion

Editorial Stylist of the Year – Derek Elvy Visionary Award

Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge – Under 4 years in the Industry

Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge – Over 4 years in the Industry

The overall winner of the Editorial Stylist award is selected from the winners of the Colour Concept, Next Generation, Le Male and Derek Elvy Visionary awards.


A huge thank you to all our Sponsors of the NZARH​ 2017 Hairdresser of the Year Regional Competitions and their continued support to the industry!!

2017 NZARH Editorial Stylist of the Year Awards

2017 NZARH Patrick Cameron Photographic Challenge

2017 NZARH Hair Stylist of the Year – Finalists and Winners


Winners of the 2016 Hairstylist of the Year competition can be found here


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