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Keep up with the latest and greatest from our team of industry leaders, and our fabulous partners and collaborators.

NZ Salon of the Year 2017

Buoy wins 5 of the 10 awards on offer

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 goes Global with Millie

Buoy's new Client Millie Elder Holmes - lifestyle blogger

We have started our year by making some fabulous international connections!

Millie Elder Holmes, of Clean Eatz NZ, is a successful kiwi blogger, based in Greece, who is passionate about anything that nourishes her mind, body and soul.

Millie reached out to Buoy Salon & Spa on our Instagram page asking for advice on her Skin Pigmentation issues.

The Ultimate Sun Protection Guide for your Skin

As the weather is getting warmer, and clothes getting skimpier, one thing is for certain - you’re bound to be out and about in the sunshine more, soaking up the rays.

At Buoy we love the summer sun, but we also know just how damaging it can be for your skin. If you don’t prepare well before stepping outside, and take proper care of your skin once you’re actually in the sun, you have a high chance of paying the price.

Spring into Your Best Summer Skin

Summer is just around the corner

Bring your skin out of hibernation and get ready for Summer with Buoy and Ultra

Buoy launches new Website

Taking Salon & Spa website experience to the Next Level

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.

What would you do if you had 100 days left?

Kiwis Answer

What would you do if you knew you only had 100 days to live? We ask a selection of New Zealanders to share their stories about what they would do, or how this topic impacts on them.

Derek Elvy published by HJI

Derek Elvy and Lindah Lepou Collaboration continues to wow the world

This year yet again Derek's extraordinary talent was acknowledged and published by Hairdressers Journal International

Derek Elvy Inducted into NZHA Industry Hall of Fame

A true artist who is always inspiring others around him

Derek Elvy - what a phenomenal career

Salon Team Collection published in Russia

The Phenomena team Buoy Collection

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

NZFW Backstage with Michael Beel

New Zealand's premier fashion event

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.