Courtney Taylor

Senior Colourist & Make Up Artist
"Money comes and goes but your story is forever." - Courtney's parents

Courtney has always loved the fashion and beauty industry.  She recently won the prestigious Makeup Artist of the Year award at the 2017 NZHA Industry awards. Courtney has been creating the most beautiful Colours for her clients and has become sought after.

She is thriving by being surrounded by the best in hair and beauty talent in New Zealand, which has only made her passion for the industry even stronger.

Over the last three years Courtney has had a vast amount of experience in all different fields of our industry, such as working with clients and runways, editorial, being on stage, being published in magazines and more.

Courtney can’t wait to see what the future will hold.

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Oct 2018

Derek Elvy Visionary Award

May 2017

Make Up Artist of the Year 2017

Nov 2017

NZ Salon of the Year 2017

Nov 2017

Industry Awards Best New Entrant

May 2018

Salon of the Year 2018

Nov 2017

L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year 2017

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Jul 2018

Why Buoy is Wonderful

A) Putting your customer first 


Mar 2017

Best place in town


Oct 2016

A lovely team

I had a wedding hair and make up trial in the weekend and I wanted to feedback because it was fantastic! Tahni and Courtney were professional and helpful and totally put me at ease. I turned up pretty nervous and overwhelmed by the fact that I'm getting married  in 2 weeks but left feeling more relaxed and totally looked after.


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Courtney Taylor's latest news


Buoy now delivering during Level 3


With Love...

33 years and counting


Up your snack game

Food stylist @Stylish_Foodie helps you up your snack game


Buoy Gives Back

Buoy gives back to the community with Mary Potter Hospice


Exclusive Laser Evening

Celebrating living in your best skin ever. We have invested in the most advanced Laser technology and holding an exclusive invite-only event to celebrate. 100% of ticket sales donated to Mary Potter Hospice in memory of the late Derek Elvy.


NZFW 2017 Backstage with Michael Beel

NZFW held in Auckland at the end of August 2017 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 head to Auckland, 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.


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.



To celebrate our 30th year the Buoy Salon team created this internationally published collection with some of the worlds most talented creatives.


Treat & Transform with Fusio Dose

Fusio-Dose hair ritual is our bespoke in-salon treatment by Kérastase that will nourish your hair and leave you it with the shine that will turn heads.


Derek Elvy Inducted into NZHA Industry Hall of Fame

Derek Elvy - what a phenomenal career


Derek Elvy's New Home Celebrated in NZ House & Garden

Learn more about Derek Elvy's most recent creative journey. Turning a Chocolate Factory in Featherston, Wairarapa into his home/living gallery. Get your hands on the March issue today.


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.


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