Girls Aloud inspired hair salon to open in Manchester to celebrate group's return

Girls Aloud <i>(Image: Ian West/PA Wire)</i>
Girls Aloud (Image: Ian West/PA Wire)

As the iconic girl group Girls Aloud return to Manchester for the first time in over ten years, fans can get 'show ready' in a pop up "Curls Salon" before the concert.

Courtesy of electrical retailer, AO, and appliance brand Shark Beauty, Curls Salon, the first of its kind in the world, will be based in a prime location on Deansgate.

The salon will launch with an exclusive, star-studded, invite-only party on Tuesday, May 21.

It then opens for Girls Aloud fans ahead of each of the quartet’s run of three shows at the 23,000-capacity AO Arena, from Thursday 23 May to Saturday, 25 May.

Fans can book a free session to get ‘show-ready’ and have their hair transformed into one of four styles, inspired by members Cheryl, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh and Nadine Coyle, while expert hair consultants will be on hand to discuss individual hair types and recommend products.

Drag performers 'The Globe Girls' will be performing Girls Aloud-inspired dance routines on each of the days, and there will be a special themed drinks menu with cocktails such as ‘Can’t Speak French Martini’ and ‘Something Kind of Woo Woo’, so that fans can get in the mood before the show.

There will also be a selfie stage so that fans can feel like they’re in the group and capture their new looks, while posing with props such as microphones.

In the week leading up to the concerts, AO will also be running competitions on social media and in Manchester City Centre for the chance to win tickets and VIP packages.

Vicky Monk, group marketing director at AO, said: “We’re always looking to make our customers smile, so we’re delighted to bring Curls Aloud to life, in partnership with Shark Beauty.

“We’re a northern brand and Girls Aloud are a northern group at heart, so it’s really exciting to see them return to Manchester at the AO Arena after so long and we’re looking forward to helping the concerts be even more memorable for those lucky enough to secure a spot at the salon.”

The Curls Aloud salon will be located at 283 Deansgate, M3 4EW, and will operate daily between 2pm and 6pm on May 23 to 25.

To book a slot, click here.