Bridgette began her studies in hair care and cosmetology in Cape Town, South Africa in 1995. She quickly realised her true passion was hair and focused all her energy on perfecting her art. Having completed her apprenticeship in Cape Town, Bridgette moved to Grahamstown where she worked as a stylist at Helen Campbells Hair Salon for seven years.
After making the move to New Zealand in 2003, Bridgette settled into Megan’s home based salon, Fringe, as Off the Fringe in 2006. During her time there, she began to realise the need to grow beyond the walls of the warm and homely salon that she had come to love.
Following months of planning and dedication, with the support of her husband Brian and her two beautiful children as motivation, Bridgette’s vision of Off the Fringe has become a reality and opened its doors in 2013.
In 2015 the team successfully placed first in the National Organic Colour Systems competition. This was a huge positive achievement for Bridgette and her team. Having worked tirelessly for months before and creating incredible images that the studio can use for future marketing campaigns.
This accolade sparked a new found love for photographic work and session styling. Bridgette is hoping to be able to be part of future editorial work, within her existing business and with other people within the industry.
She also has an incredible love of highlighting and new colouring techniques such as Balayage and Ombre. She loves working with long hair and has a huge passion for hair-ups and special occasion hair.
In 2016 Off the Fringe won Organic Colour Systems New Zealand Salon of the Year. The salon is going from strength to strength. Bridgette is incredibly proud of her team and their continued commitment to Off the Fringe.
Bridgette’s wonderfully warm nature and beyond expectation professionalism, her knowledge in the field of hair care, her dedication to the OCS brand, as well as her absolutely astounding stylist ability will without a doubt ensure continued success for Bridgette and Off the Fringe.
Bridgette is able to accept online bookings for current clients only, Bridgette is currently unable to accept new client in her column, but please do book with any of our other super-stylists.
If you are an existing client, click below to book with Bridgette.