Michael Beel

"The higher the hair, the closer to god" - Dolly Parton

Michael is one of New Zealand’s most sought after platform hairdressers.  As the Creative Director at Buoy, Michael has travelled throughout Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand - teaching, mentoring and educating fellow stylists.

Michael has honed his fashion eye to be editorial and fashion forward by working on local Fashion Weeks for designers including WORLD in New Zealand, and international fashion weeks such as Alexandra Owen in New York.  His work has also been published in the likes of Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Culture and Headway magazines. 

Michael continues to be one of NZ's most sought after Hair Directors.  He is often jetting around NZ to attend luxury fashion shoots and recently was charged with leading teams of Stylists at 2017 NZFW

When Michael is not wowing the fashion world, he is in the Salon caring for his loyal clientele and mentoring his team of stylists.


May 2017

New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year 2017

May 2016

NZ Editorial Stylist of the Year 2016

May 2015

Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2015

May 2015

NZ Mens Hairdresser of the Year 2015

Oct 2014

Wella Trend Vision Finalist

Apr 2014

NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2014

Oct 2013

Educator of the Year

Oct 2008

Central Hairdresser of the Year

Michael Beel's latest news

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.


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.


30 year Collection Goes Global

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


Derek Elvy Inducted into NZHA Industry Hall of Fame

Derek Elvy - what a phenomenal career


2017 - A Year to Celebrate

Being our 30th Birthday, we knew we wanted to achieve something special and we believe we have done just that.