Michael is one of New Zealand’s most sought after platform hairdressers. As the Creative Director at Buoy, Michael has travelled throughout Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand - teaching, mentoring and educating fellow stylists.
Michael has honed his fashion eye to be editorial and fashion forward by working on local Fashion Weeks for designers including WORLD in New Zealand, and international fashion weeks such as Alexandra Owen in New York. His work has also been published in the likes of Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Culture and Headway magazines.
Michael continues to be one of NZ's most sought after Hair Directors. He is often jetting around NZ to attend luxury fashion shoots and recently was charged with leading teams of Stylists at 2017 NZFW.
When Michael is not wowing the fashion world, he is in the Salon caring for his loyal clientele and mentoring his team of stylists.
Industry NZ Hairdresser of the Year - 2020
New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year 2017
NZ Salon of the Year 2017
Industry Awards Best New Entrant
Wella Trend Vision Finalist
Excellence in Marketing 2017
NZ Editorial Stylist of the Year 2016
Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2015
NZ Mens Hairdresser of the Year 2015
NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2014
Salon of the Year 2018
L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year 2017
Educator of the Year
Central Hairdresser of the Year
2008 Schwarzkopf Professional Central Hairdresser of the Year
Holistic, warm and sensitiveA heartfelt thank you for a holistic treatment, the warmth and sensitivity of your selected team and the excellence of work. Your skill and humanity shows through with all the people I have had the pleasure to interact with.
Highly recommendI had a cut and colour with Michael and Katie who were both absolutely amazing and professional. In fact the whole team were friendly, welcoming and professional. I would highly recommend this salon.
Love the team, love the service, just simply LOVE LOVE LOVEI 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.