Barry Alan – An Up-do & Colour Refresh at the Blowdry Bar

In the heart of the lanes you’ll find Barry Alan, a well established salon who are at the heart of the city’s creative scene. From unique cuts, to clever colouring and amazing blow dries they have all of your hairdressing needs covered. I had a wedding to attend and an outfit that required my hair being up, however I’m useless when it comes to hair so I decided to leave it to the professionals. So on Saturday I paid a visit to the Barry Alan Blow Dry Bar. I opted for a colour shot to refresh the purple and red tones in my hair and then I chatted to Kat about my up-do. We talked about my outfit, my hair type and my general style before she decided on a faux-hawk meets messy bun style. The final outcome was incredible!

Barry Alan

Barry Alan Colour Shot

Kat was a true professional, talking through everything step by step and asking lots of questions. She took the time to ‘get to know my hair’ to see what she could actually do with it.  She also spent time getting to know, me the occasion and my style before she settled on a final design.

Barry Alan Updo

Barry Alan Updo

Barry Alan Updo

As you can see the results of my Barry Alan Colour Shot and Up-do are spectacular. Never in a million years would I have known this was possible with my thick, collar-bone length hair. The Colour Shot has refreshed the purple and red tones in my hair giving it a gorgeous boost in between dyes. I’ve since washed my hair and the colour and shine is still there. It should last for another wash or two!

Barry Alan Colour Shot and Updo

The up-do is incredible, I love the done-up yet slightly undone style, it’s all very me. It complemented my H&M off the shoulder jumpsuit perfectly and tied the whole look together.

All in all I am really impressed with the magic Kat worked on my hair. The team in Barry Alan are so friendly and welcoming too, which is amazing. If you need your hair doing for a special occasion, or just fancy a treat and a bit of pampering, I’d highly recommend stopping by the Barry Alan Blow dry Bar!

You can see more of their incredible creations over on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.




  1. Jo Church
    16th August 2016 / 07:51

    You looked fabulous Shelley Beth! And I really enjoyed this cheerful blog x

    • ShelleyBeth
      16th August 2016 / 19:22

      Thank you so much Jo! xo

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