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 16 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, and Monday, Tues, Wednesday and Thursday mornings during term time

Inspiration – Fashion and analysing new and current trends.

Tip – ‘Observation is the art of listening with “both” ears.’


Salon Manager- Creative Cutter Level 4 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 and colouring 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.’

Katherine (Kat)

Creative Cutter Level 5 and Master Colour Expert

Kat qualified in 2012 and has been with us for 7 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.

Katherine is highly skilled with her hair cutting and through the years with us has gained several promotions now reaching a level 5! Also working on her own initiative and in her own time Kat has become a Wella Master Colour Expert (a degree in Colour). Kat has worked on photo shoots with us  and was part of the 2015 Brit Awards opening sequence.

Katherine is highly motivated and has a big regular client base.

Inspiration – Peoples’s Individuality.

Tip – ‘If in doubt always trust your gut instinct, its always right’.


Creative Cutter Level 4 and Level 2 Colour Director

After Frank completed his apprenticeship with us he has been on the salon floor for 8 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’.


Creative Cutter Level 3 and Level 2 Colour Director

Lucy joined us Christmas 2019 after being at another city salon for three years. Since joining us she is quickly building a loyal client base as she is awesome at colour and haircuts especially after having been on two Sassoon Academy courses.

Specialising in colouring blonde hair and haircutting techniques.

The future looks bright for Lucy and you will love her. She works with us full time and has Wednesday’s off.

Inspiration – ‘Big Changes’.

Tip – ‘Live your life through your hair’.


Creative Cutter Level 1 and Level 2 Colour Director

Amy has been Hairdressing for 15 years and was originally trained at Toni and Guy. She has attended numerous Colour courses over the years and specialises in Balayage placement and Colouring. In October 2019 Amy had a little girl called Freya and in 2022 she had a little boy called Odi.

Since joining us in March 2020 Amy’s existing clients have found her again and her client base is growing quickly. She actively helps the rest of the team with their Balayage techniques and shares her knowledge.

Amy is a real perfectionist and is a lovely fun personality to have around.

Inspiration – Fashion trends, art, seasons, celebrities and personality.

Tip – “The only way to do great work is to love what you do”.


Creative Cutter Level 3 and Level 2 Colour Director

Jess joined us in March 2022 and it has already felt like she’s always been here fitting into the team perfectly.
She qualified in 2015 at Alan D Academy where she became a student ambassador which allowed her to take part in London Shows which she loved and hopes to do more in the future.

Jess specialises in Beauty Works Hair Extensions and offers Nano extensions and stick tip applications following an in-depth consultation listening and advising to get the best results.

She has been on two Sassoon Academy cutting courses in London to develop her career and push herself forward. Gaining promotions in the salon.

Jess is very passionate about all aspects of her hairdressing including haircutting, colouring and wedding hair which can be done both at the salon and at the wedding venue if needed.

Inspiration – Fashion, personalities and Nature.

Tip – “If it doesn’t challenge you. It won’t change you”.


Level 3 Creative Cutter and Level 2 Colour Director

Leah has completed her full time apprenticeship with us and has had a lot of one to one training with Barry.

She has attended the Sassoon Academy in London doing two cutting courses. Gaining some promotions both in colouring and cutting.

She has a natural flair for hairdressing and is professional and very kind.

Leah also offers perms in salon by consultation only.

Inspiration – fashion, celebrities, music.

Tip – “don’t be the same be better”.


Creative Cutter Level 3 and Level 2 Colour Director

ieva joined us last year from another salon. Starting her training in her Latvian home in 2016 she moved to England to finish her training.

While at college she entered several competitions and either won or got to the finals.

ieva is very passionate about colour and specialises in particular in Balayage techniques and colouring blonde hair. Last year she attended her first Sassoon cutting Course and has been promoted too.

“I am very excited to be part of the team and expanding my knowledge in cutting techniques and to eventually do my Master Colourist degree”.

Inspiration – Social media, travelling and nature.

Tip – “The secret of getting ahead is to get started”.



Level 3 Creative Cutter and Level 2 Colour Director

Lauren has always had a passion for doing hair in her spare time for friends and family. In 2020, she made the decision to retrain and pursue a career in the hair industry and completed an evening course to qualify for a Level 3 VRQ in hairdressing.

In 2022 Lauren went on the salon floor to start building her client base. She is growing in confidence and skills following training sessions with Barry and very much looking forward to attending the Sassoon Academy this year.

Inspiration – Beauty, colour, personality.

Tip – “Stay positive, work hard, make it happen”.



Creative Cutter Level 1 and Level 1 Colour Director

Evie joined us in 2021 as our assistant while she was completing her training at College. She attends weekly training sessions with Barry on a Wednesday and Qualified in June 2022.

Evie trained on the ABC cutting course in January 2023 at Sassoons and has been working on the salon floor to build her client base.

Inspiration – latest fashion trends, beach waves and changing your look for the seasons.

Tip – “Embrace your hair – it’s your crowning glory”.



Creative Cutter Level 1 and Level 2 Colour Director

Leann has 6 years experience as a hairdresser doing Haircutting and Colouring. She specialises in Vintage Hair ups and Wedding Hair. Perfect for a special event either working at the salon or she can travel to your venue. Offering something new to Barry Alan. Working full time with Thursdays off and every other Saturday.

Inspiration – 40s and 50s, vintage fashion, colour, music and film.

Tip – To feel motivation, you have to get motivated! & Believe in yourself and never give up.



Creative Cutter Level 1 and Level 1 Colour Director

Georgia is a bubbly personality who is very passionate about hairdressing. She is working hard to build her client base and is fully qualified and just recently been to the Sassoon Academy in London for a haircutting course. Georgia is available for ladies haircuts, Blowdries and all colouring services apart from Balayage. She would love to meet you.

Inspiration – fashion, media, colour.

Tip – alway strive to be the best version of yourself.


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.


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