Brooke Young-Cathcart

stylist & colouristBrooke (Colour)

which five words best describe you?
perfectionist, eclectic, creative, passionate, eccentric.

how did you get your career start and what path have you taken since?
my career started at Servilles Academy, where i did both the foundation and graduate course. i then spent time working at Servilles Newmarket as a colourist where i worked alongside a lot of talented stylists.  sadly the travelling from Franklin became exhausting. i’d always wanted to work at Common Thread as it reminds me of a city salon and has a cool vibe to it.  i also really like what the salon stands for.  i pestered Tracy for over a year for a position and was thrilled to be given the job. i’m enjoying my time at Common Thread. the continuous progressive training is great, and i love how close-knit the team is.

’s the best life lesson you’ve learnt along the way?
if the shoes aren’t comfortable straight away in the store – don’t buy the shoes!

what’s your proudest career achievement? 

winning the Dux award in both my foundation and graduate courses at Servilles Academy, which i worked hard for to achieve.

what’s the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

fell over onto a wall that didn’t exist.

what are you passionate about?
i love making terrariums and being surrounded by indoor plants ( it’s a little bit of an addiction). i also like a bit of retail therapy and spending time with my family and friends.

what dream do you still want to fulfil?
to be the best i can be in hairdressing, start making my pieces of jewellery and to own a big beautiful holiday home in Queenstown.

what does being a hairdresser mean to you?
it allow’s me to be creative, be in a fun team environment of different exciting individuals and most importantly making people feel amazing when they walk out of the salon.