In the beginning...
Gareth and Glyn opened their first salon in Beach Haven on April fool’s day back in 1973. New to NZ from England, they brought the latest techniques with them along with buckets of enthusiasm.
It wasn't long before the salon was bursting at the seams and in '78 they opened a second salon. Toogees was born. They wanted the name of the salon to reflect the bond and teamwork between brothers, Gareth and Glyn.
We are proud to say that many of our clients have been with us from
the very beginning. We have a long history with many families, often doing their hair for two and three generations! One of the comments we hear a lot from our clients, particularly those that have been with us for a long time, is that we are like family and coming into the salon is like coming home.
Today, Toogees is still here in Birkenhead with a tight, creative team, many of whom have been here for well over a decade. Gareth is still part of the team, handing the reins over to a new owner, Tanya in 2015.
Tanya has worked at Toogees from 1993, continuing the Toogees tradition of teamwork and love for the art of creating beautiful healthy hair!