Sam Halikias

Spa Manager & Director
"Dressing well is a form of good manners" - Tom Ford

Sam has recently rejoined her team of Buoys after having two beautiful children who are her pride and joy. Sam is also the much loved niece of our late founder Derek Elvy.

Sam is also a talented colourist and stylist in her own right, having worked at Buoy previously before going away on maternity leave. Sam's passion for fashion is evident in her style and poise and the way she rocks her Christian Louboutin like no one else, our resident fashionista and also our beloved spa manager. 


Nov 2017

Industry Awards Best New Entrant

May 2018

Salon of the Year 2018

Nov 2017

NZ Salon of the Year 2017

Nov 2017

L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year 2017

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Dec 2019

Holistic, warm and sensitive

A 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.
Have a peaceful, love filled Christmas and may the new decade build strength and success to yourself and your business.


Dec 2019

A great experience

Another great experience thank you.


Dec 2019

Perfect experience

Thank you very much for setting up my appointment with Joel, he was excellent and I’m tickled pink with my new haircut! We had some good banter and he was very professional, his attention to detail and care was first class.


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Sam Halikias'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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.