Her dream became a reality when she recently opened Bird House, her private hair studio at 490 Court Street at the corner of Luquer Street.
Brooke, a Minnesota native, who moved Carroll Gardens three years ago, is super friendly and clearly loves what she does. Running her own salon allows Brooke one-on-one time with her customers and gives her flexibility to give them extra attention. She welcomes clients with a cup of coffee in the morning and with a glass of wine in the afternoon, or "or vice versa if you are in the mood." When I stopped by on Friday afternoon, she was putting the finishing touches on a new haircut for client Blair, who was thrilled with the result.
So far, Brooke accepts appointments for women, men, and children on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and on some Sundays. Besides haircuts, the salon offers coloring and combination packages as well as deep conditioning treatments.
For those who wonder about the name of the salon, Brooke explains that it is an homage to her young daughter, whose nickname is Birdie.
490 Court Street
(entrance on Luquer Street)
1 952 412 1457