Get internationally qualified
Already qualified in hairdressing or beauty therapy? Get your qualification internationally recognised with ipsn.
Here on a work visa?
Are you an experienced hairdresser or barber here on a work visa? Are you interested in gaining your New Zealand qualification? We can help.
Turn your experience into a qualification
Got more than 3 years' experience as a barber, or 5 years' as a hairdresser, but don't hold an NZ qualification? HITO can help
From hair to anywhere
Start your hair journey today
BarberCraft 2017
Featuring live barber battles, a men’s grooming and lifestyle expo, live entertainment and more! Barbercraft is your opportunity to ensure you’re always in style!
Find an apprenticeship
We have lots of employers looking for staff. Find an apprenticeship here.
Barbering apprenticeships
Kickstart your career as a cool, smart and social barber.
Hairdressing apprenticeships
Are you creative, fashion-forward, and social? A career in hairdressing is for you.
Beauty Therapy Apprenticeships
Start a career in wellbeing and focus on helping people look and feel amazing.
We're pleased to announce the HITO AGM taking place on Monday 1 May 2017 in Wellington.

Welcome to HITO

We are the New Zealand Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation. We help the barbering, beauty, and hairdressing industries get qualified. We manage apprenticeships in hair and beauty and offer some advanced qualifications and a nail technology qualification. We help hair and beauty professionals at all levels, from beginner to experienced, get their national qualifications. We make sure New Zealand has the highest standard of hair and beauty training and that the national hair and beauty qualifications create skilled, successful professionals.


Kickstart your career in barbering, beauty, or hair


Learn how HITO can help you grow your business


Find a job in barbering, beauty, or hair or look for your next employee


Already qualified? What else can we offer you?


Work experience to help make good career choices


Download the resources you need to start your training


Aquarius: Literacy Support

Aquarius is an online interactive resource which contains activities you can use to train apprentices (and other staff) to build their literacy and numeracy skills in all sorts of areas, from customer service to understanding product information.

The tool contains PDF worksheets which you can download and print-out for your staff to complete.