Hairlucinations   win   at   the   Lifestyle   Awards
The BEST ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS at the 2016 Liverpool Lifestyle Awards was won by Barry Cochrane of Hairlucinations.

Awards organiser Amanda Moss said, "The Lifestyle Awards is an opportunity to highlight just how hard people are working to succeed in business. It's right for them to be recognised for this. The Lifestyle Awards is important for the city. I want to congratulate all those who won as well as the runners up who are all amazing ambassadors in the community!"

Hairlucinations is delighted to win this award and we would like to thank all our customers for their support and for voting for us.

Hairlucinations   feature   in   the   Liverpool   Echo
Hairlucinations are delighted to be featured in the Liverpool Echo's "Day in the Life" series.

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Hairlucinations'  NOMINATED  in  the  Liverpool  Lifestlye  Awards 2016
We are up for nominations in 2 categories:

Best Entrepreneur:
Barry Cochrane
Best Independent Hair Stylist:
Angela Kayes

We would like to thank everyone who voted for us. The opportunity to win at these awards would be great for an independent salon like us - so all our client's support has been greatly appreciated. So finger's crossed and stay tuned to see how we get on. The awards ceremony takes place on Saturday 5 March 2016 at The Liner Hotel .

The winners will be announced on the night at a star studded black tie party. Thanks again to all our customers - your vote meant a lot to us!

We are also delighted to have been getting some positive features in the local press...



Hairlucinations'  Baz  featured  on  BBC1
Barry has been a busy bee and has finally found fame outside of Hairlucinations...

Yes, Barry was contacted by BBC1 and asked to film Home Away from Home. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the programme, it's a fun show all about couples who swap homes with strangers to experience new lifestyles.

Exciting stuff eh? – But we immediately realised we had a problem: this is a show about couples and poor old Barry had no 'missus' to film with. We had to get our thinking caps on and come up with a candidate fast. It was a struggle but our very own Sam came up with the fab idea of using Barry's very good friend, Cara. Sorted!...except Cara lives in over 3000 miles away in Boston and time was running out. But good old Cara came to the rescue at the last minute and flew over to accompany Baz on the show! Barry kindly gave up his fabulous apartment up on the Dock and ended up in a lovely terrace in Bristol (haha, he thought he would end up in somewhere like Mayfair, but no such luck). So Bohemian Bristol it was.

The show was aired on the 22nd October at 15:40pm on BBC1 whoo hoo! Watch it now on BBC iPlayer and have a good old laugh at the boss as he turns up at his new luxury home.
Baz   BBC  Appearance  featured  in  Liverpool   Echo   Newspaper
FOR hair salon owner Barry Cochrane, home is a luxury apartment in the Albert Dock Colonnades with a white Por-sche parked outside. But the owner of Hairlucinations, in Bootle Strand, gave up his riverfront view and glossy magazine decor to take part in a TV swap experiment. And the results of his three days away will be screened on Thursday in BBC1's daytime series, Home Away From Home. Barry, who has been in the hairdress-ing business in Liverpool for more than 30 years, admits he was reluctant when the BBC approached him with the idea.

"My apartment had been in a few magazines and I think the programme makers wanted to do something in Liv-erpool, searched online and found me," he says. "I wasn't that keen on the thought of having a stranger being in my home at first but then I thought about it and discussed it, it sounded like fun." The programme meant Barry exchanging his immaculate city centre apartment for a terraced house in a Bohemian district of Bristol. But he didn't find out who he was swapping with or where he was going until after the cameras started to roll.

"We started shooting at 2pm and that was the point that I started to think, 'Oh, God, what have I done?"' he laughs. "Up until then, I'd been so busy it hadn't really registered, but then I thought more about it. I've never done any TV work before and this was filming for 12 hours a day. All of a sudden you've got a BBC crew in your living room with all their equipment, cameras, lighting and sound and you realise this is going to be your life for the next few days."

Barry says the least of his worries was the business - his team ran that smoothly in his absence - and he didn't need to touch the apartment. "The only thing I really had to do was produce a manual saying everything about the apartment, and make sugges-tions about what they could do when they were in Liverpool;' he adds. "I made a long list of stuff, and when I got to Bristol they'd done the same:' As first-timers in the West Country city, their stay in Bristol was an experience, he says. "I'd watched a few of the series so far and ours was a little bit unusual com-pared to those Barry smiles. "It was all about skateboards and dreadlocks, so there was a bit of a difference:'

As for making his TV debut, Barry says he's looking forward to it and wouldn't be averse to a repeat performance. "It did push me, but I'm glad I did it because now if there was anything else that came up that I fancied I'd know what to do and how it works," he says. Barry's episode of Home Away From Home is on BBC1, October 22, at 3.45pm.