Mathias Te Moananui

Master Colourist
"When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do." - Ru Paul

Mathias is the L'Oréal NZ Hairdresser of the year 2016.  Mathias has always known that he would have a career within the fashion industry.  A perfectionist at heart, he has strived for excellence in every aspect of his career and life.  Working not only as a hairdresser but also a make-up artist, Mathias has travelled all across New Zealand working on fashion shows, editorial shoots, brand campaigns, stage shows, film and television.

Mathias has always had a love for the fashion industry - “I’ve always wanted to help the world become more beautiful. Fashion was a natural path for me to take.”

Mathias has also been involved with the character hair and make-up team for World of Wearable Arts (WOW) for the past 4 years.  He is sought after in the fashion world, from Trelise Cooper to regular magazine covers and editorial shoots - he is always putting his best foot forward and being his fabulous authentic self.

Having attended and worked on many L’Oréal colour seminars and events, colour has become a major part of his profession.  He is a proud L'Oréal Professional Ambassador.

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Nov 2017

Industry Awards Best New Entrant

Nov 2017

NZ Salon of the Year 2017

Nov 2017

L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year 2017

Jun 2016

L'Oreal Hairdresser of the Year 2016

Mathias Te Moananui's latest news

Pureology Giveaway at Buoy

To receive this eco-friendly glass drink bottle simply purchase two Pureology products from our team of Pureology experts.


Buoy Gets You a Lucky Strike

A new concept in Wellington dining. Lucky Strike serves the most delicious slow-cooked smoked Brisket. Are you ready to get Lucky?


Big J Stylez Fringe Play Starring Jacob

Jacob has quickly become a very important member of the Buoy family. He is a very talented actor, dancer and is about to star in his own play 'Big J Stylez' at the Fringe Festival from March 6th.


Buoy NZ Salon of the Year 2017

Buoy Salon & Spa wins 5 of the most sought after awards in our industry.
Salon of the Year, L'Oréal Grand Salon of the Year, Excellence in Marketing, Business Stylist of the Year Chinney Yeap and Best New Entrant.


Buoy launches new Website

Buoy Co-Owner & Managing Director Phillippa Middleton explains why creating a new online platform was so important to her vision to be the leaders in the Salon and Spa, and online.


30 year Collection Goes Global

To celebrate our 30th year the Buoy Salon Team have created this award-winning and internationally published collection.


NZFW Backstage with Michael Beel

NZFW held in Auckland at the end of August is New Zealand’s premier fashion event celebrating all things fashion. Held predominately in the Viaduct Event Centre with a few offsite shows, it's always an event for a team not to miss.

This year saw Michael, Mathias, Courtney and Eilish go up, and lead and assist on over eleven shows throughout the week. Below is the week according to our Creative Director and NZHA Industry Hairdresser of the Year 2017, Michael Beel.


Mathias 2016 L'Oréal Colour Trophy

New Zealand's Hairdresser of the Year 2016


2018 January Opening Hours

Our last day for 2017 is Saturday 23 December and we are open again on Friday 5 January 2018.