Nov 2020

Derek Elvy Visionary Award

Industry Awards 2020 Derek Elvy Visionary Avante Garde Hair - Andrew Cobeldick

Nov 2020

Industry NZ Hairdresser of the Year - 2020

NZ Hairdresser of the Year - Michael Beel

Nov 2020

Industry NZ Men's Stylist of the Year 2020

Men's Stylist of the Year - Andrew Cobeldick

Oct 2019

Apprentice of the Year 2019 - Central Region

Central Region Apprentice of the Year - HITO & Industry

Sep 2019

RVR90 Anti Ageing - Ultra treatments only

Ultraceuticals RVR90 Anti Ageing Winner - for use of Ultraceuticals treatments only award to Senior Spa Therapist Lara Notman

Sep 2019

RVR90 Anti Ageing - Ultraceuticals treatments and Modalities

Ultraceuticals RVR90 Anti Ageing Winner - Lara Notman Senior Spa Therapist

Nov 2019

Editorial Stylist of the Year - Emerging Stylist

NZARH/ Industry Awards 2019 - awarded to Hlawn Nawl

Nov 2019

Senior Stylist of the Year

Industry NZ - Andrew Cobeldick

Nov 2019

Emerging Stylist of the Year

Industry NZ - awarded to Jason Parker

May 2017

New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year 2017

Michael Beel is NZHA Industry Hairdresser of the year 2017. Connect to the collections page to see his award winning entry.

Oct 2018

Derek Elvy Visionary Award

Industry Award for Avante Garde hair - Courtney Taylor

Aug 2018

NZARH Regional Hairstylist of the Year Live Senior Cut - Wellington

Wei Jiang created this edgy look live on stage and took out this important regional award. Makeup - Lucy Belle Model - Sophie

May 2017

Make Up Artist of the Year 2017

Courtney Taylor was recognised for her sensational makeup artistry. Connect to view her collection.

Nov 2017

NZ Salon of the Year 2017

What a fantastic way to end 2017. Being judged as New Zealand's leading Salon. Connect to our Buoy Blog to see and learn more about this extraordinary achievement.

Oct 2017

Australasian RVR90 Day Journey Anti-Ageing Champions

Every year Ultraceuticals holds a skin journey competition. Skin Therapists across NZ and Australia enter their clients 90 Day Skin Journey's. Senior Skin Therapist Kelly Francis with her client Maxine WON the Anti-Ageing category. The best Anti-Ageing results in Australasia happen here in Wellington.

Jun 2017

Hair Expo Melbourne People's Choice 2016

People around the world voted for this People's Choice award and our own Colour Director Chinney Yeap took it out in typical Chinney style. Connect here to view her award winning collection.

Oct 2014

NZHA Urban Cut

Wei Jiang won this award early in this career

Nov 2017

Chinney Yeap Business Stylist of the Year 2017

Our Colour director had an incredible year mentoring others and pushing the creative boundaries with her vision and passion for the industry. Chinney was judged the most successful stylist in New Zealand. Connect to the BUOY BLOG to learn more.

Nov 2017

Industry Awards Best New Entrant

2017 marked 30 years of Buoy being an unstoppable force of creativity in Wellington. We felt it was important that as a team we pulled out all the stops to ensure we entered the industries most important awards.

Aug 2017

HITO Apprentice Win

Eilish Mooney was recognised as one the New Zealand's top apprentices and won the chance to work back stage at the 2017 NZ Fashion Week. Connect to Eilish's blog about her journey.

Jun 2016

Wella Trend Vision 2016

Chinney proudly won the Silver for her creativity.

Oct 2014

Wella Trend Vision Finalist

An Australasian competition that Michael Beel was a finalist for.

Dec 2005

Sebastian Professional Designer of the Year

An international award and the first won in New Zealand

Sep 2003

Australian Hair Fashion Award

Won by the one and only Derek Elvy

Nov 2017

Excellence in Marketing 2017

We are passionate about creating authentic marketing and communication. To be recognised as the leaders in 2017 was an incredible achievement for the team. Connect to BUOY BLOG to learn more.

Oct 2017

NZARH Editorial Colour Stylist of the Year

Wei Jiang was crowned the colour champion

May 2017

NZHA Industry Hall of Fame

Derek Elvy was recognised by the industry this year at this prestigious awards night

Jun 2016

L'Oreal Hairdresser of the Year 2016

Mathias Te Moananui won this award with this sensational piece of creativity.

May 2016

NZ Editorial Stylist of the Year 2016

Our Director Michael Beel proudly won this award.

May 2015

Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2015

Michael Beel won this award with his fabulous Orchid collection. View the winning 'Orchid' collection on our collections page.

May 2015

NZ Industry Awards Emerging Stylist 2015

Won by our talented and passionate Senior Stylist Wei Jiang.

May 2015

NZ Mens Hairdresser of the Year 2015

Michael Beel wowed us all with this work.

Apr 2014

NZ Hairdresser of the Year 2014

Won by one of NZ's most awarded hairdressers Michael Beel

Oct 2008

Black & White Designer of the Year

Aug 2004

Global Salon Business of the Year

Won by Co-Owner and Managing Director Phillippa Middleton for her previous award winning Spa Me & Mine

May 2018

Salon of the Year 2018

Fashion and Hair awards Salon of the Year. Year on year we continue to exceed even our own expectations. Our entry and this exceptional win were dedicated to our founder Derek Elvy who we lost to cancer on 9 April.

Nov 2017

L'Oreal Grand Salon of the Year 2017

We are a proud L'Oreal Salon so to hold this prestigious title is a fabulous achievement. Connect to the full story at our BUOY BLOG.

Sep 2017

Ultraceuticals RVR90 Day Acne Finalist

Keicha Daniels entered her client Hamza's 90 day skin journey into the Ultraceuticals Australasian RVR (Real Visible Results) 90 Day Skin Journey competition. This is Keicha's 2nd time reaching the finals for this very important skin competition that hundreds of Ultraceuticals Spa's in NZ and Australia enter.

Jun 2016

Ultraceuticals Spa of the Year

We competed against some of NZ and Australia's most successful spas to win this important award.

Oct 2013

Educator of the Year

Oct 2008

Central Hairdresser of the Year

Michael Beel won this award in 2008 and is still going strong.

Jan 2008

2008 Schwarzkopf Professional Central Hairdresser of the Year

The first every hairdressing award won by now Buoy Director Michael Beel.

Oct 2003

Sebastian Grand Salon

An extremely prestigious international award, one once won in this New Zealand by the phenomenal Founder of Buoy Salon & Spa Derek Elvy

Sep 2003

AHFA NZ Masters

Nov 2002

Schwarzkopf Professional Hairdresser of the Year 2002

Won by Derek Elvy

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