About Us


Bladerunner @ The Charles is part of a  Tasmanian hair and beauty business established by Cathryn Cocker in 1996.

This multi award winning salon is an industry and market leader, offering a range of hair and beauty services. In 2005 a beauty bar was incorporated into the business, stocking the prestigious Napoleon cosmetic brand.

2011 saw the expansion of Bladerunner into the prestigious new hotel development “The Charles” Launceston city. The salon provides a full range of hair and beauty services.

Bladerunner @ the Charles is a joint venture between Cathryn Cocker and another long serving senior stylist, Glenn Drake.

The Directors

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Cathryn Cocker and Glenn Drake

Cathryn Cocker is the founder of Bladerunner Hairdressing. She has been in the hair and makeup industry for over 20 years working both in Tasmania and overseas. As a multi award winning hair & makeup artist, her salons have received many business accolades. Her passion, motivation and desire to inspire others keeps her driven to achieve and excel in this exciting industry.

Now a director of Bladerunner at the Charles, Glenn Drake has been a part of the team for 9 years. During this time he has competed in many hair competitions and photographic competitions with great success. Glenn is a seasoned traveller and has visited many places including Los Angeles where he trained at the prestigious academy of Vidal Sassoon . He also has worked on editorial photo shoots. His passion lies with being abreast with the latest trends in hair and fashion from all over the world. ‘My ambition is to give my clients the best service and the latest looks from Hollywood and London’.