Welcome to the team William



It feels like yesterday….imagine the Breakfast Club final field scene fist pumping into the air – that was me. I jumped with excitement after my surprise job interview with Tracy on the 31st March.

Oh Honey, I smashed it; I had a trial the following Saturday Arhhh! Then was offered part time, to work late nights and Saturdays. More Fist pumping and jumping around.

My First week at Common Thread was CRAZY. I came into it after leaving school and being in limbo for five months, Oh did I also mention I had landed a place in a makeup course for the next four months. That’s me people everything or nothing. Moving from client to team member was a dream. I was learning so much every day and never failed to go home at the end of the day feeling like I’d accomplished something and content that this was a place I belonged in.

Break open the champagne I’ve graduated from my course and can get into this full-time work thing. I loved my course, but I was feeling a pull towards Common Thread. After commuting every day between Newmarket to Pukekohe the train tracks and I had a love hate relationship. But I’m pleased to report I ended that relationship. Being local is so much easier.

The whole team has always treated me so kindly and respectfully. And have helped me every day throughout my journey at Common Thread, and I couldn’t be happier and share that feeling with all our clients.

So look out for me I will be here.

Brooke’s Allilon Training


































Brooke’s back from her ALLILON Training, here’s a snippet of what she got up to…

I packed my bags Saturday night ready for my five-night stay at a Ponsonby Airbnb, all ready for my four-day class.

It was interesting the other two in my class have been hairdressing for twenty or so years and another for eight years and they were as hyped as me to learn these new ways.

Here’s a snippet on Allilon’s philosophy;

We believe that any tool or technique can be powerful in knowledgeable hands.

Alongside understanding the When, Why and How? Allilon has created The Allilon language of hair with the purpose of uniting hairdressers all around the globe with one common language helping standardise our industry and the way education is shared.

Coming to the end of my Common Thread training with Tracy, I can’t believe how lucky I am to have had the opportunity to attend the Allilon Technical Cutting on my side. I’m excited to share this education not only with the team but also with Tracy’s clients that I am looking after while she is on leave.

Brooke x



Everyone’s been talking about Olaplex for a while now. And it’s no wonder: as hair colour trends get more frequent and more experimental, the promise of a salon and home treatment that claims to restore your hair back to its virgin state even as your colour is being applied is alluring indeed. Hairdressers are calling it the “Holy Grail of hair care”.

Even if you suffer from Split Ends, Dry, Frizzy, Brittle, hard to blow dry, brassy tones, actually if you just have hair on your head that has heat or colour thrown at it – then OLAPLEX is for you.

So how does it work? The best way to explain it is to think about having weak bones. You would have to take calcium to strengthen bones from the inside. This won’t, however, change the way your skin feels to touch if you want soft feeling skin you need to apply moisturiser. And, let’s face it you need to do this all the time to achieve smooth skin. Is a women’s job ever done?

Ok, so it’s the same for your hair. You would apply OLAPLEX to mend and strengthen the inner structure of your hair. But just like the skin if you want your hair to look and feel glossy, you will need something to the outer layer.

In a (technical) nutshell, Olaplex is a turbo-charged bond reforming product that repairs disulphate sulfur bonds within the hair structure, which can be broken down by heat, colouring or other chemical treatments.

OLAPLEX is truly the “holy grail” of hair repair. Not only do we use it in the salon as an additive in your colour for longevity, as a treatment but you there is also OLAPEX No.3 that you can take home and use as regularly as you like. Our personal favourite is to apply OLAPLEX No.3 to dampened hair when we get home, sleep with it on (don’t worry ladies it doesn’t stain the pillow cases) and wash it out the next morning. You can also leave it on for as little as 15 minutes to as long as 12 hours, as long as it is wet on your hair, it is still working. Voila, your hair is on its way back to its virgin state.

We even found at a recent training that it is perfect as a styling product for wirey or curly hair, Children’s tangled hair and ladies even the man in your life beard will benefit from it.  So to say this product is a must is an understatement.


Vogue Beauty Awards 2017: Best of Haircare and Hairstyling