Mathias Te Moananui

Colour Director
"When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do." - Ru Paul

Mathias is the L'Oréal NZ Hairdresser of the year 2016.  Mathias has always known that he would have a career within the fashion industry.  A perfectionist at heart, he has strived for excellence in every aspect of his career and life.  Working not only as a hairdresser but also a make-up artist, Mathias has travelled all across New Zealand working on fashion shows, editorial shoots, brand campaigns, stage shows, film and television.

Mathias has always had a love for the fashion industry - “I’ve always wanted to help the world become more beautiful. Fashion was a natural path for me to take.”

Mathias has also been involved with the character hair and make-up team for World of Wearable Arts (WOW) for the past 4 years.  He is sought after in the fashion world, from Trelise Cooper to regular magazine covers and editorial shoots - he is always putting his best foot forward and being his fabulous authentic self.

Having attended and worked on many L’Oréal colour seminars and events, colour has become a major part of his profession.  He is a proud L'Oréal Professional Ambassador.

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Nov 2017

NZ Salon of the Year 2017

Nov 2017

Industry Awards Best New Entrant

Jun 2016

L'Oreal Hairdresser of the Year 2016

May 2018

Salon of the Year 2018

Nov 2017

L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year 2017

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Jul 2018

Love the team, love the service, just simply LOVE LOVE LOVE

I just thought I'd send a quick note to say that I still absolutely LOVE everything about Buoy. Mathias is awesome with colour and of course, Michael is just amazeballs with cutting my hair. I couldn't imagine ever trusting any other salon with my hair.


Aug 2018

Relaxing and Fully Satisfied

I always find my 4-5 weekly visits (with Mathias) relaxing and fully satisfied with the results.


Jul 2018

Why Buoy is Wonderful

A) Putting your customer first 


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Mathias Te Moananui'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 at the races

All the fun and frivolities of Wellington Cup


Fembot Bookish Aliens - Zambesi NZFW

NZFW Highlights from the team


40 years young - Zambesi Retrospective NZFW

Zambesi Retrospective Showcase


Buoy Showcase for Breast Cancer Show

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


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'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.


Mathias 2016 L'Oréal Colour Trophy Winner

New Zealand's Hairdresser of the Year 2016


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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