Tracey Hughes


The spotlight shone brightly on Sunday, November 12th, as Tracey Hughes, an eminent figure in the hairdressing industry, graced NZ Industry 2023 Awards as the Master of Ceremonies.

Held at The Cordis Hotel in Auckland, this prestigious event is marked as New Zealand’s premier celebration recognising excellence in training, business acumen, and creative talent within the realms of hair, beauty, and barbering. The Industry Awards stands as a beacon of distinction and Tracey’s involvement added an extra layer of prestige.

“It was such an incredible honour to host The Industry 2023 awards and support the New Zealand hair, barber and beauty community. It was a fabulous night of celebration of such outstanding talent. I’m truly humbled to be of service” said Hughes.

Bev Jarvis, Hair and Barber NZ National Manager shared “ Tracey was absolutely outstanding and captivated everyone in the room. We invited Tracey to host The Industry 2023 awards because she is a true professional and an engaging MC who is so highly respected within the industry. She completely exceeded all our expectations and made it a night to remember”

“It was a very easy unanimous decision to have Tracey MC The Industry Awards 2023, said Janelle Kee-Sue, Marketing Manager, Kitomba Salon and Spa Software. We are so grateful for Tracey’s passion, energy and dedication to the industry, and for bringing her personality and energy to The Industry Awards 2023 to help make it a night the audience certainly won’t forget.”

Tracey’s unrivaled command of the stage, coupled with her unwavering dedication to the artistry and professionalism of hairdressing, contributed to making The Industry 2023New Zealand Awards an unforgettable celebration of talent, innovation, and achievement. A Certified Speaking Professional, Tracey possesses an extraordinary infectious energy. She is an empowering industry dignitary who inspires many other industry leaders.

  • 4 x Educator of the Year, 
  • 4 x Excellence in Education, 
  • 2 x Hairdresser of the Year, 
  • 2 x Colourist of the Year 
  • 10 x Salon of the Year.

Tracey Hughes has headlined the most coveted global events, presenting to over 500,000 Salon Professionals worldwide. Tracey’s commitment to the hair & beauty industry was recognized when in 2018 she was humbly inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Australian Hair Industry Awards.

Tracey Hughes


Tracey Hughes with the Hair and Barber NZ association