Written by guest author Courtney Peach.
Hi everyone, I have had quite a busy week in terms of blogging, I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Wagamama, testing out some beautiful cleansers by Bee Good as well as getting my hair blow dried at the Barry Alan Salon in Norwich.
I’m not usually one for making my hair look half decent, most mornings I don’t even brush my hair before I head to work (bad I know). When I was contacted by Barry Alan Salon to give one of their blow dries a try I jumped at the chance. I like it when other people do my hair and make it look glamorous, as I am just awful! Let me tell you a little bit about the new blow dry service the salon is offering: The ‘Express Blow Dry Bar’ is designed for individuals or groups to feel pampered and come out feeling a million bucks but without the hefty price tag! This is the first blow dry bar of its kind in Norwich and:‘aims to fulfil the demands of the busy modern woman by providing a well-designed, luxurious experience in order for her to have beautiful styling that enables her to maintain the quality of her hair in between cut and colour.’
As soon as I walked into the salon I was instantly impressed. The decor is beautiful and is deceptively huge inside! Spread over two floors, Barry Alan is a spacious, airy and simply delightful salon to be in. I was greeted by Lydia, she would be transforming my hair into something fabulous and I couldn’t wait! Lydia took my jacket, sat me down and took me through a few options I could go for. We decided on a beach wave look, I believe the exact name of my blow dry was called ‘Wrap It’. All of their blow dries are £15 and take around 45 minutes to complete which is plenty enough time to relax and enjoy my JUG of squash!
(the biscuits were good too…) Lydia started off by washing my hair and giving me one of the best head massages of my life! I could of sat there for hours! She was telling me how she recently went to Sassoon for a week in London, it sounded like she had an amazing experience! I was then taken downstairs to start the magical process of the express blow dry.
Lydia was such an enthusiastic person who you can tell really has a passion for hairdressing. She has such a fantastic talent and quite frankly i’m envious of her! She was also rocking some serious Vivienne Westwood jewellery, girls got style! As Lydia was working her magic, she was talking me through the various products she was using on my hair. All the products they use are Barry Alan products and are cruelty free, woohoo! I was a big fan of the Elements hair product, this was similar to a leave in conditioner but without the greasy/shiny aftermath!
Just a few of the products available to buy in the salon. So, after 45 minutes of Lydia doing her thing this is how my hair turned out!
I was so happy with the outcome and think the Express Blow Dry Bar is such a brilliant idea. It is great for groups of ladies for a hen do, night out, birthday,or whatever you fancy! They also provide your group with bubbles too which is a lovely touch to the whole experience. As the blow dries are only £25 they are great for students too! If you would like to get yourself booked in to their blow dry bar, you can contact them here. Also, feel free to follow them onTwitter, Instagram & Facebook! What do you think of my blow dry do? Have you used Barry Alan before? What did you think of your experience? Please leave your comments below 🙂 Thanks for reading!