Published in Howick & Pakuranga Times November 2014

The studio has been open for nearly two years and business just keeps on expanding for Off the Fringe Organic Hair Studio. To cope with the increasing demand, two new stylists, Laura and Charlotte have joined the team.

The owner, Bridgette Young, now has a talented team with the new staff members joining her other stylists, Megan Shepherd and Alex Roberts.

Laura Prickett, who has recently moved to Howick from West Sussex in the UK, is delighted to join the inspiring team and stylish salon. For the last three years she has been using the Organic Colour Systems (OCS) hair range and was thrilled to discover this leading British range was being used by Off the Fringe.

Laura completed a Music Degree and has been treading the boards and singing since she was only four. When she joined the York Light Opera Company, she became interested in stage hair and make-up and this led to a two year course studying hair styling and colouring. She won several awards and attended cutting and colouring workshops by Wella in London.

Cutting is Laura’s passion, but since using the OCS brand her interest in colour has been sparked – particularly individualising colours and creating unique colour placements for the adventurous. “The possibilities to create unique colours for each client are almost endless,” she says.

Charlotte started hairdressing four years ago at the Cut Above Academy in Auckland.  After gaining her hairdressing certificates, she has worked in two other salons and is also excited to be using the OCS range. “It’s experiencing the difference organic products have on the hair,” she explains.

Passionate about her work, Charlotte works at giving her clients the best service and getting to know them so she can create that perfect style for them. “One of your most important accessories is your hair and when that looks great you feel great. I’m motivated by creating that feeling for my clients.”

The interest created by the organic products has astounded Bridgette. As a special Christmas promotion, she is giving a free brush and towel set with every pack of shampoo, conditioner and treatment sold.

Off the Fringe
Ph: 535 3974
Unit 1C, 121 Elliot Street