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 Racoon Hair Extensions, making Kelly a well-rounded member of the team.
Kelly now has two lovely young boys and will be returning to the salon in 2019 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.’
Level 3 Creative Cutter and Master Colour Director
Tasha joined our team in 2012. She is a Wella Master Colour Expert and loves to share all her knowledge of colour with the rest of the team at our in house training sessions and throughout the working week.
She loves the challenge of colouring hair and is never afraid of being bold in her decision making. She is a Level 3 Stylist and has competed in the International Trendvision Awards 2010/2011.
Inspiration – People, cultures and individuality
Tip – “Always believe in your own ability to become great”
Creative Level 3 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 two Creative cutting courses with Sassoons and one specialist colouring course in blonde hair,especially bleaching techniques.
She is highly skilled with her colouring and now runs our in house Wednesday training sessions. Kat has worked on photo shoots and was part of the 2015 Brit Awards opening sequence.
Inspiration – Peoples's Individuality
Tip – 'If in doubt always trust your gut instinct, its always right'
Level 2 Creative Cutter and Level 2 Colour Director
Jess qualified in 2006 and joined us this Summer. She is a bubbly mother of two and works with us on a Friday and Saturday. She particularly loves Colouring.
"When Im in the salon I never feel like I'm at work. The best thing about hairdressing is the feeling you get when your client walks out of the door happy and feeling good"
Inspiration – To be a better hairdresser at the end of every day.
Tip – ' Don't compare yourself to others but instead build a better version of yourself all the time'
Creative Cutter Level 3 and Level 1 Colour Director
After Frank completed his apprenticeship with us he has been on the salon floor for three years and has achieved great things both with Wella and Sassoons whilst working to build a loyal client base. He is very passionate about haircutting and people love his personality.
"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 1 And Colour Director Level 1
Sophie qualified and joined us in the Summer. She is now working on her Level 3 at college and attends in house training too to further her skills. She is a valued member of our team and lots of fun.
"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 1 and Level 1 Colour Director
Ric is a newly qualified stylist, joining our team as his first professional salon role. After working in the creative industries including theatre for the last decade, Ric aims to bring a creative and bespoke signature style to all of the work he undertakes at the salon.
Ric has a passion for education and development and is currently embarking on further training with his advanced level 3 qualification in hairdressing and joins in our in house training with Katherine.
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.