November 12, 2020

Industry Winners

Industry 2020 was a little bit different this year. With the global pandemic scaling back the usually large party, this year saw a more intimate event for finalists, and also a few selected guests. 

With our Creative Director Michael Beel and Master Stylist Andrew Cobeldick up for two awards respectively, a small team from the Buoy crew flew up to Auckland to cheer them on. 

We couldn't have been prouder of these two award-winners as they each took home a title each. 

Andrew took out the Men's Stylist of the Year Collection with his take on Tokyo redlight district and 80s club kids. KABUKICHO was Andrew's first foray into shooting a men's collection.


Hair by Andrew Cobeldick

Photography by Val Cabadonga

Makeup by Courtney Taylor

Styling by Sopheak Seng


Michael Beel on his part took out the top title of NZ Hairdresser of the Year with his collection of sculptural and slightly avant-garde hair. NOIR COUTURE was his ode to big beautiful hair. This is Michael's third win at Industry for NZ Hairdresser of the Year.


Hair by Michael Beel 

Hair assistant Jason Parker 

Photography by Karen Ishiguro

Makeup by Kiekie Stanners/ MAC 


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