September 2018

7
Sep

What’s the difference between hairdressing and barbering in Bristol?

One of the questions we often get asked by new clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon is what’s the difference between hairdressing and barbering in Bristol, and new male clients in particular are keen to find out more.

gents hairdressing services central Bristol

When we get new male clients visiting our central Bristol salon for the first time, they’re often passing trade due to our location or alternatively because we’ve been recommended to them by an existing client of ours.

The question about hairdressing and barbering is a good one, because as a unisex hair salon in central Bristol, we’ve seen more and more male clients visiting us in 2018 to utilise our barbering and gents’ hairdressing services.

gents hairdressing in central bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

We give all clients (male and female) a full and free hair consultation before carrying out any cutting, and this gives a new client the opportunity to talk through their current look, any inspiration they want to bring to a new look, as well as chatting to our team of friendly and experienced hair stylists in detail.

The world of barbering has traditionally been scene as quite one-dimensional from outside the hair industry. Barbering has been viewed as simply about clipper haircuts, a short back and sides delivered in 10 minutes, and then a repeat visit every few weeks to trim the hair with clippers again for a guy.

This, of course, isn’t the case at our hair salon, and our male clients enjoy the same level of consultation, creative cutting and hair product advice that our female clients enjoy when they visit us.

men's Summer haircuts in Bristol

Our hairdressing services involve a full hair consultation every time, a high level of client education around hairdressing and product knowledge, scissor cuts and professional hair styling for men. It’s a top-level experience.

Not just that, but our pricing structure for barbering services is flexible too, rather than trying to offer a one-stop-shop approach as some salons do.

We price our gents’ hairdressing services based on the experience level of our stylist delivering the service. So, for example, our barbering services are currently priced at three levels: £19.50, £21.50 and £24, and isn’t dependent on the amount of time in the chair when a male client visits us.

We pride ourselves on the level of male hairdressing education and men’s hair product knowledge we pass on, too, and are regularly posting male-centric blog posts for the benefit of our growing male client audience.

We also have male and female stylists, so the choice is up to you when you visit our Baldwin Street hair salon in terms of who works with you on your hair.

For example, we recently wrote about the latest trends in gents’ hairdressing in central Bristol – visit here to find out more.

We also stock the full range of superb men’s hair products from Great British Barber – visit here to read all about it.

Our Bristol Hairdressing Blog has lots of examples of men’s haircuts, barbering in central Bristol, as well as the latest men’s hair products we recommend for our male clients – visit here to find out more.

To see our full range of barbering services, hairdressing services, British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Sun-lightening hair colouring products, Summer Hair Care treatments, bespoke Summer hairstyling, different Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, Summer hair care tips, hair moisturising treatments, hair care, highlighting, hairdressing, British Hair products, hairstyling equipment, hair straighteners, hair curlers, curling wands, hair treatments, hairstyling services, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, hair styling equipment, haircuts, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

7
Sep

NEW Hair Product in Bristol – British Hair Blonde Toning Shampoo

As many of our blog readers and regular clients know, our Baldwin Street hair salon has long been advocating British Hair products in Bristol.

And we’re excited to be able to give clients a new hair product to try from this week as part of the British Hair range – Blonde Toning Shampoo.

hair product bristol british hair blonde toning shampoo

After an amazing Summer with weeks of hot dry weather, many of our clients with lightened and blonde hair have been coming to us complaining of poorly-conditioned blonde hair with unruly tones and bad overall condition.

Blonde Toning Shampoo from British Hair can help with such hair problems for clients with blonde and lighter hair.

This conditioning hair product provides visibly brighter blondes with vibrant colour and toning capacity for all types of blonde hair.

It contains keratin and sunflower seed extracts to help protect and strengthen blonde hair, repair damaged blonde hair, hydrate dry hair and smooth out cuticles.

Blonde Toning Shampoo from British Hair also contains a colour lock formula, enabling clients to protect their blonde hair colour for longer, as well as containing argan oil to nourish hair and help prevent further damage.

Applying this new hair product couldn’t be simpler – simply apply a small amount to wet hair, depending on length and texture.

Massage gently into the scalp and through mid-lengths, working up a lather. Rinse with warm clean water and repeat if required. Use an approved British Hair conditioner to finish, as recommended by our team of hairstylists.
British Hair Blonde Toning Shampoo is available in a 250ml size and only costs £9.95, while stocks last – so grab yours today at our Bristol hair salon!

Our Bristol Hairdressing Blog has handy hints, tips and hair care advice, as well as the latest products our expert team of hair colourists use and recommend – visit here to find out more.

To see our full range of British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Sun-lightening hair colouring products, Summer Hair Care treatments, bespoke Summer hair styling, different Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, Summer hair care tips, hair moisturizing treatments, hair care, highlighting, hairdressing, British Hair products, hair styling equipment, hair straighteners, hair curlers, curling wands, men’s hairdressing, hair treatments, hair styling services, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hair styling, hair styling equipment, haircuts, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

7
Sep

NEW Hair colouring service for sun-lightened hair in Bristol

It’s been an amazing Summer, but we’re now starting to see more and more clients coming to our Bristol hair salon with sun lightened hair issues, looking for help, advice and hair colouring support to bring back their natural colour.

The good news is – we have a service for this, and offer a new hair colouring service for sun-lightened hair, and the ‘before’ and ‘after results below are truly stunning:

hair colouring sun lightened hair Bristol

sun lightened hair treatments in Bristol

The Summer 2018 heatwave has left many clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon with hair that looks bleached and washed out after weeks of intense sun. The issue has been to put the clients’ natural hair colour in for them.

We offer a free hair consultation for all of our clients, especially those looking to utilise our expert hair colouring services, to ensure that the right tone, blend and hair colour mix is delivered to them during their visit to our styling team.

When it comes to restoring natural colouring to sun-lightened hair, we start by looking at the level and extent of sun damage caused to the hair, roots, and the overall condition of the hair and scalp after intense heat exposure.

When it comes to providing our hair colouring service to sun-lightened hair, we focus on applying highlights in to the roots if needed, to bring the roots to their natural colour.

Part of the hair colouring process on sun-lightened and sun-damaged hair often involves applying lowlights on to the ends, after washing them out.

This simple but effective hair colour service to hair roots and hair ends is perfect for re-establishing the hair’s overall natural colour, as well as providing a refresh of natural colour at the end of the Summer season for tired hair.

A half-head colour will usually take between 30-45 minutes, with 30 minutes’ processing time for hair colouring applied. A cut and blow dry usually comes afterwards, giving a total chair time of roughly 1.5 hours, depending on length of hair and condition of roots. Ask for further details during your consultation.

We also recommend that clients with sun-lightened or sun-damaged hair consider giving their hair additional moisture, to re-build the integrity of the hair, the roots, the scalp, and to promote better hair health overall.

Clients can also get a fantastic new hair moisturizing treatment too – read this blog post to find out details on this great deal.

We also offer a superb range of Summer hair care products in the Solar Sublime range – please visit here to find out more.

Our Bristol Hairdressing Blog has handy hints, tips and hair care advice, as well as the latest products our expert team of hair colourists use and recommend – visit here to find out more.

To see our full range of Sun-lightening hair colouring products, Summer Hair Care treatments, bespoke Summer hair styling, different Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, Summer hair care tips, hair moisturizing treatments, hair care, highlighting, hairdressing, British Hair products, hair styling equipment, hair straighteners, hair curlers, curling wands, men’s hairdressing, hair treatments, hair styling services, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hair styling, hair styling equipment, haircuts, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.