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Phillippa Middleton

Managing Director
"You don't build a business, you build people and then people build the business" - Unknown

Phillippa is an international award-winning entrepreneur who has created one of the most successful Salon and Spa companies in New Zealand with exceptional results.  Her vision and achievements, combined with her determination, energy and lateral thinking have helped create hugely successful businesses.  Phillippa’s leadership and creativity also ensures she builds the best teams and the best companies.

Phillippa is a Global Business award winner and the BEST foundation marketing and client philosophy, both prestigious awards from UCLA.

Phillippa is the driving force behind the brand and is taking Buoy from strength to strength with her attention to customer service and brand experience.

 

Awards

Nov 2017

Industry Awards Best New Entrant

May 2018

Salon of the Year 2018

Nov 2017

NZ Salon of the Year 2017

Nov 2017

Excellence in Marketing 2017

Nov 2017

L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year 2017

Oct 2017

Australasian RVR90 Day Journey Anti-Ageing Champions

Aug 2004

Global Salon Business of the Year

Jun 2016

Ultraceuticals Spa of the Year

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Reviews

Jul 2018

Why Buoy is Wonderful

A) Putting your customer first 

Catherine

Mar 2017

Best place in town

Nic

Dec 2017

Elle was terrific - my eyes looks lovely

So many thanks yet again Buoy for the fabulous treatment.  The loyal, heartfelt gratitude however is for how Buoy cultivates people skills; Elle (Senior Spa Therapist) was terrific.  And particular credit to the Buoy Managers for keeping this culture so well over such a long period.

Sally

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Phillippa Middleton's latest news

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.

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Kirsty Bunny Confidence Workshop

Learn more about the all empowering KBM Confidence Workshop from one of the attendees Maddie and the Kirsty Bunny team.

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New & Improved Ultra C Firming Eye Cream

Our Ultra C Firming Eye Cream has an improved formula that visibly smooths and firms to help address the visible signs of ageing around the eye area and now with the new airless pump you will be able to access every ml of skincare for your skin.

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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.

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RVR90 Anti-Ageing Champion

In 2017 our talented team of expert Skin Therapists entered the annual Ultraceuticals Real Visible Results 90-day challenge (#RVR90). This is an annual international competition that Ultraceuticals holds. It is an important competition for both client and therapists, as supports focus and dedication from both client and therapist. The winners of each category become the Ambassadors for the following year's competition. 

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NYFW 2018 BTS with Michael Beel

Michael Beel flew to New York early February to work backstage at one of the most prestigious fashion events in the world... New York Fashion Week. This was his prize for winning Industry NZ Hairdresser of the Year in 2017.

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Ultra Clear Skin in only 60 days

Incredible results for our client after only two months of using our Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Treatment Lotion. Connect to see the before and after photos.

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Phenomena

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

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RVR90 Day Essentials Skin Kit includes BONUS Serum & Skin Health Check

There are two RVR90 Essentials Kits to choose from, one is for oily to normal skin and the other is for dry to normal skin. Our experts can ensure you receive the advice you need to start your journey to your best skin ever. Every kit comes with a complimentary Skin Health Check and BONUS treatment serum.

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Buoy Wins Ultraceuticals Skin Competition

Senior Skin Therapist Kelly Francis WINS this prestigious Australasian AntiAgeing award

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RVR90 Competition Two Finalists

Our award winning Spa had two finalists in the Ultraceuticals RVR90 Day Skin Competition

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WINNER of the RVR90 Day Challenge is Louise

Thank you to every single beautiful lady who entered our annual RVR90 Day Skin Transformation at Buoy Salon & Spa. We were truly humbled by the number of entries.

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Derek Elvy's Memorial Event

The King of Avant-Garde's life will be remembered in true Derek Elvy style on Monday 23 April, 4pm, The Pines, Houghton Bay, Wellington.

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A message from Derek's fur baby Boots

I am Boots, Derek Elvy's son. Thank you so much for all the love and support you are showing my Dad's family and friends. It is truly heartwarming to us all. I am keeping warm and cozy in my new home. I miss him so much.

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Derek Elvy Inducted into NZHA Industry Hall of Fame

Derek Elvy - what a phenomenal career

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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.

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Buoy goes Global with Millie

We have started our year by making some fabulous international connections!

Millie Elder Holmes, of Clean Eatz NZ, is a successful kiwi blogger, based in Greece, who is passionate about anything that nourishes her mind, body and soul.

Millie reached out to Buoy Salon & Spa on our Instagram page asking for advice on her Skin Pigmentation issues.

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Buoy Owner Gets Glam for the Wellington Races

Buoy owner and Managing Director Phillippa Middleton gets ready for the Wellington Races this weekend.

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The Ultimate Sun Protection Guide

At Buoy we love the summer sun, but we also know just how damaging it can be for your skin. If you don’t prepare well before stepping outside, and take proper care of your skin once you’re actually in the sun, you have a high chance of paying the price.

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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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Spring into Your Best Summer Skin

Bring your skin out of hibernation and get ready for Summer with Buoy and Ultra

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