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 the growing teams contribution the business has won multiple hairdressing and business awards and a larger flagship salon at 72 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 larger location, right opposite, at number 72 St Giles Street – you can’t miss us.

Awesome Hairdressing Service

Our team of exceptional stylists are led by owner, Helen Barber. 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!

At fantastic prices 

We are not the cheapest in town, we are not the most expensive. We do, however, think we have the best all round feedback from our clients
who regularly comment on our Hairdressing services. We post all feedback on line so you can keep us in check!

What we use


We can help you achieve your look