Paul Gascoigne gets a new look: when Gazza met Bazza

Barrie Stephen launched the natural, vegan-friendly MC2 colour range at his salons as part of his ongoing commitment to Colour Responsible salons. The first client to test-drive the new colour was none other than national treasure and iconic footballer, Paul Gascoigne.

As part of a larger than life staff training day, Leicestershire’s leading salon owner Barrie introduced the Italian range of hair colour to the teams of his five salons with a star-studded day of hair colour education. The team were listening intently to a motivational introduction by TV presenter, photographer and model Celestia Barby when proceedings were interrupted by an unexpected guest who wanted to say hello.

It was the legend himself, England and Spurs midfielder, Gazza. After receiving a botched hair colour at a London salon he’d called upon Barrie to fix his barnet. “Gazza’s blonde hair is truly iconic” smiles Barrie. “I wanted to use our new MC2 colour to give him a popping new look that pays tribute to his unique style and character, whilst ensuring that his hair was restored to a healthy condition.”

Since Barrie Stephen Hair has a long standing Colour Responsible policy, Gazza had popped on a Colourstart skin test 48 hours earlier to ensure he wouldn’t have a reaction to the colourant. The range is 93% natural ingredients and PPD free. This makes it suitable for clients who may have had reactions to other colour ranges in the past.

After a quick trim and style by Barrie, Paul Gascoigne was ready to go – unveiling his spruced up locks to the admiring team of stylists. His fresh new look wasn’t out of place amongst the colour models who had been styled by Anstey Salon Manager Neil Smith that day to showcase the flexibility of the new colour range.

“It’s been a great day in the salon, Gazza is a really humble, sweet and funny guy.” said Barrie. “He told me this was the best colour he’s ever had, and there can be no better praise from a living legend whose hair is such a signature part of his image.”