Eilish Mooney

"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." - Coco Chanel

Eilish has grown up in the hair industry.  From a young child, she has been a key member of her father's salon.  Eilish was recognised by HITO as one of the best apprentices in the country, and has worked at the 2017 NZ Fashion Week as well as WOW.  She has graduated now, and has a strong and loyal clientele. She is doing amazing things in all aspects of hairdressing.

Eilish is receiving fantastic reviews from her clients. Book now.

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Oct 2019

Apprentice of the Year 2019 - Central Region

Nov 2017

NZ Salon of the Year 2017

Nov 2017

Industry Awards Best New Entrant

Aug 2017

HITO Apprentice Win

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 


Jun 2019

Great service as always

Another fantastic hair cut by Michael and colour by Jolene. I always enjoy coming to Buoy as everyone is so friendly and helpful. there is a great atmosphere in the salon. As well as great cut and colour, I had an amazing scalp massage by Eilish 


Mar 2017

Best place in town


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Eilish Mooney'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


Award Finalists

Buoy continues to push the awards boundaries


Buoy Showcase for Breast Cancer Show

Buoy Fashion Showcase with Coco Wellington, Working Style, Bobbi Brown and L'Oreal


Styling Super Stars

Meet the future faces of hairdressing #ghdanzstylesquad


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.


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'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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