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 Awards Best New Entrant
Salon of the Year 2018
NZ Salon of the Year 2017
Excellence in Marketing 2017
L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year 2017
New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year 2017
Wella Trend Vision Finalist
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
Educator of the Year
Central Hairdresser of the Year
2008 Schwarzkopf Professional Central Hairdresser of the Year
Great service as alwaysAnother 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
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.
Another Outstanding ExperienceAs per usual, another outstanding experience!