Senior Creative Director and Master Colour Director
One of East Anglia’s most creative and influential hairdressers, Barry is the salon owner and creative director of the company.
He has 25 years experience and has covered every aspect of the business, from the salon floor to teaching and working on shows and shoots.
He earned his International Masters Diploma in Hair Cutting at the Sassoon Academy in London and is a Master Colour Expert. He is the salon educator and constantly shares his knowledge with the team.
After being awarded silver in the International Trend vision Competition he was invited back to judge the following year.
Inspiration – Art, Fashion design, Film, Graphics.
Tip – ‘Know who you are’
Creative Cutter Level 4 and Level 2 Colour Director
Kelly began her career with Barry Alan in 2005 when she joined as an apprentice. She trained to specialise in hair cutting and colouring.
During her 13 years in the Salon Kelly has built a loyal client base and worked her way to a Level 4 Stylist / Senior Colour Technician.
She has attended Sassoon Cutting Courses, worked on photo shoots – creating hair ups for the likes of Norfolk Magazine and specialises in precision cutting and colouring, making Kelly a very experienced member of the team.
Kelly now has two lovely young boys and works with us on a Saturday.
Inspiration – Fashion and analysing new and current trends
Tip – ‘Observation is the art of listening with “both” ears.’
Salon Manager, Level 4 Creative Cutter and Master Colour Director
Leon qualified in hairdressing in 2006 and has been with us since 2011. He is a Master Colour Expert and a Level 4 Stylist.
He has attended Sassoon Academy cutting courses and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the team.
He is our salon manager and helps Barry keep the salon to a high standard of customer service.
Inspiration – Art, architecture, fashion.
Tip – ‘Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who has said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.’
Creative Level 4 Cutter and Level 2 Colour Director
Kat qualified in 2012 and has been with us three years. She lived in London, which saw her become an expert at styling hair and big blow dries that last. Since being with us she has attended several courses with Sassoons and one specialist colouring course in blonde hair, including advanced bleaching techniques.
She is highly skilled with her colouring and hair cutting and now shares her vast knowledge in our in house Tuesday training sessions with our three apprentices. Kat has worked on photo shoots and was part of the 2015 Brit Awards opening sequence.
Katherine is highly motivated and has a regular client base who come back and see her regularly. We cant wait for her to complete her Master Colour Expert degree later this year.
Inspiration – Peoples's Individuality
Tip – 'If in doubt always trust your gut instinct, its always right'
Creative Cutter Level 3 and Level 1 Colour Director
After Frank completed his apprenticeship with us he has been on the salon floor for four years and has achieved great things both with Wella and Sassoons whilst working to build a loyal client base. He is very passionate about hair cutting and people love his personality and smiley face.
"I do a lot of creative and bespoke haircuts which suit the individual client, in a manner which is easy for them to do themselves and to make them look their personal best. These days people watch Youtube and its all about styling the hair for a night out but with a professional hair cut which is made for you it should speak for itself and give you the confidence to be your self"
Inspiration – Street Fashion, Art, Street food and Architecture.
Tip –’Follow your dreams’
Title Creative Cutter Level 2 And Colour Director Level 1
Sophie joined us in the Summer of 2018. She is a valued member of our team and lots of fun. Sophie has recently worked with us on our latest photo shoot in November 2019 at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich. In January 2020 she worked behind stage styling the wigs and hair for the cast of the Theatre Royals 'Made in Dagenham' She is our hair up guru and loves doing wedding and prom hair.
"I love seeing a transformation with my clients hair, the smile on their faces walking out of the salon makes everything worth while no matter how short or long their hair journey. Creating new shapes for every client is an inspiration for the next who walks in."
Inspiration – Fashion trends and Personalities
Tip – ‘Don't call it a dream, call it a journey and be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy'
Creative Cutter Level 2 and Level 2 Colour Director
Ric joined our team in September 2018 after finishing his Level 3 Hairdressing course. Whilst working in the creative industries including theatre for the last decade, Ric brings a creative and bespoke signature style to all of the work he undertakes at the salon. He has a natural flair for colour and knows exactly which colours will suit you. He recently showcased his work in with our latest Photo shoot and film in November 2019 at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich. Where he created the beautiful colour work for one of our stunning models Harriet.
Ric hopes to go on to do his Master Colour Expert course soon
Inspiration – Nature, History and Culture
Tip – ‘Be kind'
Social media and Marketing Manager
Beth is our PR and social media manager.
Beth’s history is in the beauty industry where she owned her own business. She is committed to pushing the brand forward through using all the social media platforms. Beth has now started writing monthly Blogs for our website and Newsletters to our email subscribers.
She also organises Wedding hair packages for us to come out to you on your special day.