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Our predictions for hair colour trends in Bristol during 2021

Although our Baldwin Street hair salon is currently shut due to the national lockdown as per Government requirements, we thought it would be a good time to share our predictions for hair colour trends in Bristol during 2021.

copper balayage bristol

So, we’ve got a few gorgeous hair colours for our lovely Bristol clients to consider once the current lockdown ends, including:

Balayage and Ombre

As you can see from the gorgeous Copper Balayage example above taken at our central Bristol salon, the balayage trend will stay with us in 2021.

Balayage gives a low maintenance hair colour option with subtle re-growth, whilst balayage lowlights and highlights don’t show a hard cut line.

Ombre is making a comeback this year too, with the graduation from dark to the roots to light at the ends, providing clients with another really low-maintenance hair colour that’s particularly good for brunette clients who aren’t able to visit the salon every eight weeks to maintain a blonde hair colour.

Ombre is versatile with colours, and can be mixed with direct dyes such as pink and coral shades to deliver flashes of colour.

Dirty Blonde

This hair colour combines warmer blonde tones with a smudged natural root, and has been especially popular with our Bristol clients during 2020, when Covid-19 first arrived and many people went almost feral with their hair.

It’s a simple grungy hair colour look with darker shades underneath, and is sometimes also called 70s Blonde. Ask in-salon for further details after lockdown lifts.

Ravishing Reds

Sales of red hair colouring went through the roof at our central Bristol salon in 2020, with many celebrities opting for red, copper and cherry red colours.

Semi-permanent glosses will also prove more popular in 2021, to give clients a real statement hair colour. We’re seeing a surge of interest in Renaissance Reds, which embody deep rich red hair colouring with copper and bronze tones.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe hair colouring appointment in Bristol for when the current lockdown ends, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


EXCLUSIVE January Sale on selected hair products in Bristol

So, the Christmas festivities are over, and we’re starting the New Year positively at Aidan Garlington Hair Design, with an exclusive January Sale on selected hair products in Bristol.

As a leading Baldwin Street hair salon we stock the best hair products, and have special offers available in January on styling, conditioning and hair care products from L’Oreal Tecni Art, Serie Expert, Olaplex, Moroccan Oil, Source Essentielle and Seb Man for a limited time.

Firstly, we’re offering buy one get one half-price on all of our L’Oreal Tecni Art hairstyling products, while stocks last.

January Sale hair products Bristol

Our popular Serie Expert range are also now available during January on a buy one, get one half-price basis.

The world famous range of Olaplex hair care products are also now on offer, with clients able to purchase Number 4 and Number 5 plus either Number 3 or Number 7, all for £75. Usual RRP is £83.90.

Moroccan Oil gift sets can be purchased on a first-come-first-served from only £25, and our experienced hair care team are on hand to guide and advise you on the best hair care products for your individual needs.

Our best-selling Source Essentielle hair products are also part of the January Salon on hair products at our central Bristol salon. Buy any two shampoos, conditioners or hair masques, and get one half-price.

Bristol hair product discounts 2021

We have the full range of Seb Man hair and grooming products in-stock as well, with a buy one get one half-price on any other product in the range.

The above hair product offers in Bristol are strictly while stocks last, and only during January 2021. Please feel free to ask in-salon for further details.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe hair appointment in Bristol for January, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


What are the hottest 2021 hair trends in Bristol to watch out for?

One of the most common questions our clients are asking us is what are the hottest 2021 hair trends in Bristol to watch out for – and we’ve got a few top secret bits of expert advice for you to consider.

2021 hair trends Bristol

Our Baldwin Street hairstylists are predicting that the following hairstyles, creative cuts, and gorgeous hair colours will be popular in Bristol for 2021:

Rose brown hair – this will become a hot hair colour for early 2021, as it’s a low-maintenance option that gives extra dimension to brown hair tones. It’s also really versatile, and works well for clients who are blondes and redheads, albeit with slightly more upkeep.

Pixie haircut – this became a firm favourite during 2020, as short hair became more popular as a manageable hair choice with the onset of Covid-19. Short hair makes life much easier for clients if the salon is forced to go into lockdown, and we’ve seen a big boost in demand for pixie haircuts in Bristol.

Purple silver hair – hybrid hair colours in Bristol will be hugely popular in 2021, with clients looking to blend two colours into one look. Purple silver hair delivers bold, shimmering tints. If you dare to go for it, we can deliver it.

Side-sweeping Bangs – Bang hairstyles will be back on-trend in Bristol this year, and side-sweeping Bangs are going to be hot in 2021. This superb hairstyle gives movement, and highlights facial features. It’s especially strong for those with higher foreheads, as it moves the focus onto a client’s eyes.

Shag haircuts – this look is a great way of adding edge to a hairstyle, giving multiple layers, flowing bangs, and a simple cool look for the year ahead.

Assorted Bobs – whether it’s a Blunt Bob, a Textured Bob, or an Asymmetrical Bob, our Baldwin Street stylists can help. We predict that the Bob in all its forms will be a big hit in 2021, due to its versatility and low maintenance. This will be especially important as we move into Spring.

Lob haircut with chop – the classic Lob haircut has been popular with many of our clients for at least 18 months, but we think 2021 will see a massive rise in the popularity of this look. It gives the ability to play with length without going too short, and a lob with choppy layers delivers texture on thin and fine hair.

Hair extensions – although we’ve been a leading hair extension salon in Bristol for years, they remain a specialist hairdressing service. We predict that hair extensions will boom in 2021, as they give such a huge amount of flexibility whilst also delivering a luxurious look throughout the entire year.

Twilight hair colouring – this is a hair colouring technique that is powerful yet subtle. It combines babylights and ombre, which provides clients with a strong look that isn’t dramatic. Our hair colouring experts in Bristol will advise you.

Please keep an eye on our Bristol hairdressing blog here for the latest updates on Bristol hair trends.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe hair appointment in Bristol with us, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


Round-Up of 2020 from our Baldwin Street central Bristol hair salon

With a New Year on the way, we thought it would be worth a Round-Up of 2020 from our Baldwin Street Bristol hair salon after a turbulent 12 months.

Despite the devastating impact of Covid-19 for people and businesses across the city, we managed to move into a brand new salon on Baldwin Street, with incredible feedback from clients after lockdown when we could safely open.

Baldwin Street central Bristol hair salon

Our stunning Baldwin Street hair studio may only be next door to our previous salon (where we were based for 10 years) but the new space and re-design with full re-fit has allowed us to provide a luxurious and Covid-safe hairdressing experience in central Bristol for clients old and new.

We’ve invested heavily in making Aidan Garlington Hair Design a relaxing, professional, calm and Covid-safe hair salon in Bristol for all of our clients.

The challenges of opening a new hair salon in central Bristol are tricky enough, but to do it during a global pandemic was very tough indeed.

Thankfully, the moving process was relatively straightforward, and despite a few refit rollovers on deadlines, we managed to get the stunning new salon open in-between the first and second lockdowns.

Baldwin Street Bristol salon

Our small but dedicated team of Bristol hairdressers looks likely to grow in 2021 too, with a Senior Stylist possibly being recruited in the New Year following an incredibly busy December period for the current team.

And, finally, our current ranges of global brands for hair styling products, hair conditioning products, hair care products and hair straighteners – as well as men’s hair and grooming products – have been even more popular this year.

We’re so grateful to our clients for making sure that we all got through 2020 relatively sane, and are looking forward to seeing you all again in January.

If you’re wondering what a Covid-safe Bristol hair salon should be doing to protect clients and stylists in 2021, we wrote a blog post about the measures being taken at our central Bristol salon – find out more here.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe hair appointment in Bristol for January, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


The best Autumn hair care in Bristol with Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil

Here at Aidan Garlington Hair Design, we’re now able to provide clients with the best Autumn hair care in Bristol using Olaplex No.7 Bonding oil.

best autumn hair care Bristol Olaplex Bonding Oil

This hair care product is perfect for application during Autumn months, and offers unrivalled support and strength for hair condition, hair repair, hair bonding, and hair conditioning during the wetter, colder months to come.

This superb product has been available at our Baldwin Street salon since February, but the March lockdown has meant that client weren’t able to access it as readily as now. This has been our most popular Autumn hair care product in stock in recent weeks, and clients are giving us great feedback.

No.7 Bonding Oil is a re-bonding and hair strengthening hair product, which reduced frizzy and flyaway hair. It absorbs into the structure of the hair, and only a small amount is needed to deliver big benefits in hair care, hair protection, and the reduction of hair drying time needed on a daily basis.

Suitable for all hair types, it is a vegan-friendly hair care product, animal cruelty-free, gluten free, paraben free, phthalates free, nut free and PH balanced, giving clients complete confidence whilst utilising its benefits.

It’s available in-salon in a 30ml bottle, and costing £28.

The patented hair care system from Olaplex works in a number of ways at a molecular level. To find out more, please visit here.

We’ve been huge advocates of the full range of Olaplex hair care and hair strengthening products for some time now, and client love these products.

We wrote recently about another amazing Olaplex hair conditioning product – read here to find out more.

To find out more about No.7 Bonding Oil, please visit here.

If you’d like to find out more about the best Autumn hair care in Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


Looking for a Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment in Bristol?

We’re well into Autumn, and many of our clients are already asking about making a Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment in Bristol at our salon.

Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment Bristol

Our advice would be to book now, well in advance, and for these reasons:

We have limited availability this year, due to less appointments being available in-salon due to the restrictions in line with managing Covid-19.

Appointments in-salon now take longer, and there’s more time spent after each client visit disinfecting their chair and surrounding area in-salon.

We have limited chair availability and are running a smaller team for the remainder of 2020. New stylists are looking to join us in the New Year.

Our Baldwin Street central studio salon is currently booking up quickly for the start of December, with mid-November also filling up fast at the moment.

If you’re wondering what a Covid-safe Bristol hair salon should be doing to protect clients and stylists, we recently wrote a blog post about the measures being taken at our central Bristol salon – find out more here.

There are slots available for Christmas hair appointments in central Bristol with us, and we can offer clients visits for their festive hairstyle, haircut or hair colouring during the second and third weeks of December, as things stand.

We also have limited availability for the end of November, but these are filling up fast, as clients are keen to ensure they get dedicated time booked with us.

Our Christmas hair appointments cover the following services for clients:

Hair colouring

Creative seasonal cuts

Hair Ups & Christmas hairstyling

Simply email to find out more about our current availability and to book in before all appointments are taken at our busy salon.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment in Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


What are the most popular Autumn haircuts for 2020 in Bristol?

Clients have been asking us what are the most popular Autumn hair trends for 2020 in Bristol, and with the seasonal change comes a new selection of top hairstyles and creative cuts to consider.

popular Autumn haircuts 2020 Bristol

Our team of top hairstylists in central Bristol have reviewed some of the hottest haircuts in-salon, and across the country, and our top picks are:

Pixie Cut

The classic Pixie Cut, as seen above, is one of the most popular low-maintenance haircuts available from our central Bristol hairdressers, and gives a clean and crisp retro look. Adding choppy layers to add volume is also a good option.

A bold, volume-packed Pixie Cut is a great opportunity to utilise a crop-style haircut for the Autumn months, as well as delivering an iconic look.

Loose Shag

This is an upgraded version of the 70s shag hairstyle, and it works on both long and short hair, making it a versatile restyle for any clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon this Autumn.

It’s multi-layered, easy to maintain, and looks simple yet glamourous. The choppy layers give gorgeous volume, and a salt spray will add texture.

Blunt Bob

Summer saw an increase in grown-out Bobs and Lobs, but Autumn will bring more clients in Bristol wanting a sharp and defined Blunt Bob, hitting the jawline and demanding a strong precision creative cut from Bristol hairstylists.

One-length Blunt Bobs are perfect as a face-framing haircut for the Autumn months, with other variations such as angular and asymmetrical Bobs also being popular choices from our clients looking for something special.

If you’d like to find out more about the upcoming Autumn hair trends in 2020 for Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


NEW Copper Balayage now available at our central Bristol salon

We’ve got new Copper Balayage hair colouring services at our central Bristol salon, and clients are enjoying more of our balayage hair colouring services.

copper balayage bristol

Balayage (French for freehand painting) is one of our most popular hair colouring services in Bristol, with copper and red hair colours being preferred options for the Autumn.

A balayage can be a whole head hair colouring service, or a top up and tone.

One of the most positive elements of a Copper Balayage is that is gives low commitment and easily manageable hair colouring for a client, whilst ongoing maintenance means a balayage is a great choice for many of our clients.

Blonde balayage which is usually in demand during the Summer months, and the hair colour is essentially topped up, then tone added, which is where additional colour changes can be added, such as copper or red.

A Copper Balayage is where our hair colouring experts on Baldwin Street tone the ends, or the whole head for a more vivid effect, and clients can gain a huge amount of versatility for their hair colouring requirements.

copper hair colouring bristol

Depending on the hair length and thickness, a Copper Balayage usually takes between two and four hours in-salon, and costing between £120-£180.

Copper Balayage looks set to be our most popular freehand hair colouring for the Autumn, and we predict that copper and red hair colouring will remain popular from September through to January.

We also provide a Covid-safe experience for all our clients, and are a Barbicide-certified salon in Bristol providing the very best client safety.

If a client wants to change an existing hair colour to a new tone, we can do this easily with costs starting from £45.

If you have any queries about our Copper Balayage hair colouring services, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


Looking for hair straightening services for men in Bristol? Read this!

With the recent warm, humid weather, we’ve had an increase in demand for hair straightening services for men in Bristol, and decided to post on our central Bristol hairdressing blog about the subject.

hair straightening for men Bristol

Although hair straightening for men in Bristol has traditionally been a low-demand service at our Baldwin Street hair salon, the trend for longer hair for men during and after lockdown this year has seen a rise in the number of male clients visiting us and requiring hair straightening services.

Our favourite hair product treatment to use for hair straightening services is X-Tenso Moisturist. Perfect for rebellious frizzy hair, it’s designed by L’Oreal to deliver smooth, shiny and de-volumised hair for men and women.

X-Tenso Moisturist utilises new technology for increased conditioning and smoothing effect, and our male clients have been blown away by it.

Delivering long-lasting professional volume and frizz control, this is our favourite professional hair relaxer product for curly and unruly hair.

Whether a male client wants to reduce the volume, retain volume, go smooth and sleek, this exclusive hair straightening treatment for men is the key.

Available in-salon, and with the expert hair straightening advice from our men’s hairstyling team on Baldwin Street, using X-Tenso Moisturist from L’Oreal will transform the way you view hair straightening permanently.

We predict that this hair straightening treatment for men and women will also be in high demand throughout the rest of the year, as moisture and increased wet weather through the Autumn can also curl unruly hair for many clients.

Please mention this Blog post when you book your next hair straightening appointment with our central Bristol hair studio.

If you have any queries about our hair straightening services for men, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


NEW Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio unveiled for clients

We are delighted to officially announce that our new Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio has been unveiled for clients.

new Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio

Our stunning Bristol hair salon is bigger, with a brand new refurbishment in place, and only two doors along from our old salon, where our central Bristol hairstylists had been based for over 10 years.

The new salon has been carefully designed to offer clients old and new the very best hairdressing experience on Baldwin Street for 2020 and beyond.

central Bristol hair studio

Some of the new features of our salon include a dedicated and stylish backwash area, a new retail stand with a range of hair products for men and women, a unique hair colour bar for clients to utilise, as well as Covid-safe measures in place at all times.

The salon has an increased number of chairs available, and we’re currently recruiting for more hair stylists to cope with demand for our superb services.

Baldwin Street salon

The team have had incredible feedback from clients so far, and although the new salon has only been open for a few weeks, we’re already seeing a big influx of clients looking to buy more products and book in earlier with us.

If you have any queries about our brand new Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio, please feel free to get in touch with us here.