"There was never a dull moment" with Hollie

A fortnight since her death, the family of Hollie Gazzard say they're trying to come to terms with their grief. Credit: ITV News West Country

The parents of hairdresser Hollie Gazzard, who was killed at the hair salon where she worked a fortnight ago, have spoken for the first time about their vibrant, dynamic daughter.

She was a person I was proud to call my daughter. I was proud of how popular she was and how she made people laugh and smile.

She had a great sense of humour, she was vibrant - there was never a dull moment with her.

Hollie was attacked and stabbed while working at the Fringe Benefits hair salon at Southgate Street, Gloucester on February 18th.

A 22 year old man has been charged with her murder.

Hollie's older sister Chloe says that they were 'best friends' and she had been a fantastic auntie to her baby daughter Ruby.

As an auntie she was absolutely fantastic.She watched Ruby come into the world - she was adamant she wanted to.She had just started to watch Ruby grow up and to interact with her so well. When I was pregnant we started to really get on well and do things together and then as soon as I had Ruby, we became best friends.

Hollie's family say they have been overwhelmed at the number of tributes paid to Hollie. Credit: Facebook

She was a bit of a tomboy (as a child) She was really happy...She would wear bright colours. She was always very vibrant and would have her own way. She was unique... She had a sense of humour, you miss that. When she came in she would always tell us something that had happened that day. There was never a dull moment.

Hollie's parents say that as a child she loved sport and tried everything from football, tag rugby and horse riding to athletics and cross country. She was a Manchester United football fan.

As an adult, Hollie was ambitious and had plans to open up a salon of her own with a friend.

(We're) remembering the 20 years we did have with Hollie. We're trying to think of all the good times we did have and the positive things.