We’re winners (six times over)!!

16 November 2016

Jacqui Victor_True Grit

Newsflash!! We are so excited and proud to announce that we took out six awards at the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards including NEW ZEALAND SALON OF THE YEAR! ??

This was at the Industry Awards held in Auckland over the weekend. On top of this prestigious award, True Grit won Grand Salon of the Year, Marketing Salon of the Year, Salon Design of the Year, 2016 editorial stylist for the Canterbury-Westland region and Ashlee van Wijk won Apprentice of the Year for the Northern/South region in New Zealand!

Here’s what the judges had to say …

Excellence In Marketing

In determining the winner judges focused on looking for businesses with a unique, superbly promoted brand that demonstrates clear planning, innovation, creativity & results.

This salon utilises a wide variety of marketing channels both online and offline to drive new business as well as retain and reward their existing clients.

With all round vibrant imagery, clever incentives and engaging copy, this salon certainly has all their bases covered.

The winner is: True Grit


Best Salon Design

To win this award your salon must perfectly balance in both form and function. From interior design to salon location and floor plan, it’s all about providing the right look and feel for your target market


Judges were overwhelmed with the design of this salon. Amazing functionality combined with a flawlessly executed look that matches the style of the business.

Great thought has been given to make the most of the available space with a keen eye on aesthetics. It’s both a welcoming place for clients and a comfortable working environment for employees.
The winner of Best Salon Design is: True Grit

Grand Salon of the Year

This award is open to salons with an annual turnover exceeding $600,000. As with the Boutique Salon award, judges are looking for a strong business model with all round performance. Focusing on key areas such as profitability, revenue and client stats.

The winner of this category produced a beautifully presented entry. The judges were all in agreement that this business is led by an extremely focused and motivated business person.

With a great business ethic and strong numbers to match, it is with great pleasure to announce the winner: True Grit

Kitomba NZARH New Zealand Salon of the Year


To be considered for the top award, businesses must enter the Grand or Boutique salon category, Excellence in Marketing and Employer of Choice.

This prestigious award recognises the overall best salon in 2016. They must display an excellent business model, fantastic use of marketing and the owner must demonstrate a true passion for their team, salon and the industry. And, of course, they must display results that demonstrate they are worthy of being regarded as the best.

The sheer tenacity displayed by this salon is incredible. Through many hardships they have never given up and have instead taken on challenge after challenge and achieved incredible success.

This salon truly deserves recognition for the incredible achievements they have produced to date. A successful business that is a leader in the field of marketing combined with an amazing leader who has created a working culture of dedication and passion.
Congratulations to the Kitomba NZARH New Zealand Salon of the Year: True Grit


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