About Us


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Northampton Hairdressing | Our vision


Helen opened the doors of the 79 St Giles Street, Northampton hairdressers salon in 2011 with the aim of bringing affordable luxury to Northampton. Having worked in the local hairdressing market for the past 17 years, Helen could see that many local salon’s were moving in the direction of super-cool over friendliness and price over service. This created an opportunity for Barbarella to arrive on the local scene and provide high-end services but with friendly, old-school, values. Since then, with Sophie and Hannah’s contribution the business has won multiple hairdressing and business awards and a second salon opened at 21 St Giles Street.

Fashion is about something that comes from within you


Our Hairdressing Values

Our clients are our number one focus. Our hair stylists are our number one asset. We treat both with the respect and commitment they deserve. The team are passionate about the environment too and we commit to only use ethically sourced hair care products that are kind to the planet.

2 Salons

1 Street

St Gile’s street is the UK’s favourite high street. Fact. And we have two hair salon’s on it. Call us greedy – we do’nt care!


& Guys

Barbarella for the girls, Barbafella for the boys. Both co-exist nicely in our two boutique salons. Come and see for yourself.



Our hairdressing prices are never knowingly oversold. In fact, we spend a great deal of time ensuring our’s are best in town.

User Friendly


Our prices are based on the level of stylist and the service requested. Simple, plain pricing for award winning hair.



From our apprentices to our directors we are all passionate about hair, beauty and our clients. This is our world.


Love it

We have won some prestigious awards in our time, however, the best award is our wonderful clients returning through our doors.

Our Story


The beginning

Barbarella Hair arrived on the Northampton hairdressing scene in 2011 when we opened our first salon at 79 St Giles. We chose this street as at matched our aspiration to create a boutique, friendly environment, much like the rest of the businesses on the street. And we were right, the street won High Street of the year in 2015! Since opening, our client list grew rapidly due to excellent feedback and our unique environment so we needed more seats and mirrors for our clients to sit at so we found the ideal second location – also in St Giles Street at number 21.  Right next to the Wig & Pen! Perfect.

79 St Giles Street

The salon is managed by Sophie who has been with us since the start. Expect classic hairstyles with a real contemporary twist. The salon is a buzz with chatter and friendliness and bean-to-cup coffee on tap, direct from our neighbours, Blenders, of course!

21 St Giles Street

Our newest salon which is run by Hannah who leads the team with real verve and passion. Expect a more contemporary and cutting-edge styles from the team at 21. This is also the home our Barbafella Barber shop. Feel free to grab a glass of wine next door when done!

What we use


We can help you achieve your look