Ronica Samang

Emerging Stylist
"There's one thing in life, and that's the continual renewal of inspiration." - Diana Vreeland

Ronica has recently joined Buoy and has quickly become a key part of our growing team.  She has a positive, vibrant can-do attitude, and is committed to her journey of becoming one of New Zealand's leading hairstylists. Ronica is also one our our next EMERGING STYLISTS and available for HOT TALENT - HOT PRICES. 


Nov 2017

NZ Salon of the Year 2017

Nov 2017

Industry Awards Best New Entrant

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 


Apr 2018

I was privileged to have Bev cut my hair and I got the sort of cut I had been hoping for.

This was my first visit to Buoy although I have known about you for years.  I was really impressed. The salon is amazing and I am looking forward to returning soon.  All of the team without exception were fully engaged and very considerate (and very stylish -  a great inspiration).  Ronica is a shampoo star and the best masseuse ever!! 

Linda Sorensen

Mar 2017

Best place in town


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33 years and counting


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Award Finalists

Buoy continues to push the awards boundaries


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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


Buoy Gives Back

Buoy gives back to the community with Mary Potter Hospice


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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