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22
May

Instant hair highlighting service available at our central Bristol hair salon

The hair colouring experts at Aidan Garlington Hair design are really excited this week, with the official launch of our instant hair highlighting service from our central Bristol hair salon.

This new and rapid hair lightening service is available for clients, utilising L’Oreal Instant Highlights.

Instant Hair highlighting in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The Instant Highlights service offers clients flashes of colour, all completed within a lunch hour and no need for a skin patch colour test beforehand.

The processing time ranges from 2-30 minutes, depending on the amount of hair lightening the client requires, whilst the Instant Highlights can deliver up to six shades lighter, without needing a hair toner or multiple colours.

instant hair lightening in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

This express hair lightening service is applied away from the scalp, and is perfect for refreshing tired grown-out hair, or for an exciting new look for Spring and Summer.

The L’Oreal Instant Highlights service will also be popular with clients who are time-poor, or looking for lighter hair without committing fully to a new hair colour. Instant Highlights are also suitable for a balayage refresh if needed.

The new Instant Highlights service utilises Pro-Heat technology giving clients up to six shades of hair lightening in half the usual hair colouring time needed.

The three-part hair highlighting system uses the Instant Highlights Heating Iron, Instant Highlights Lightening Cream and Instant Highlights Aluminium Foil to work together and instantly lighten hair in a safe, controlled way.

The new service protects the hair from damage during the heat process, with the bespoke Iron operating at a lower temperature of 140 degrees at all times.

It’s a superb, fast, proven hair lightening system which can see a client enjoying a hair highlighting service within an hour, and at a great price too.

The Instant Highlights service costs between £15-£45, just ask for further details in-salon. Please mention this blog when you make your booking.

L'Oreal Instant Highlights in Bristol at Aidan garlington Hair Design

To find out more about L’Oreal Instant Highlights, please visit here.

To see the full range of hair highlighting, hairdressing, British Hair products, hairstyling equipment, hair straighteners, hair curlers, curling wands, men’s hairdressing, hair treatments, hairstyling services, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hairstyling, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

27
Apr

Perfect Spring hairstyle? Try an Inverted Layered Haircut in Bristol

The start of Spring always sees clients asking us for hairstyle ideas and hairdressing inspiration. One of our seasonal favourites to try is an Inverted Layered Haircut at our central Bristol hair salon.

Inverted Layered Haircut in Bristol

A classic Inverted Layered Haircut at our Baldwin Street hair studio always begins with a full and free client hair consultation, to ensure that the client is completely happy with our suggested seasonal hairstyling for Spring.

Following the hair consultation, an Inverted Layered Haircut begins with cutting the baseline in, and to take it shorter, our hairstylist would invert layers.

The point of this hairstyle is to give more movement, texture and body.

Layered Haircut in Bristol

The layering of the hair also helps to reduce the hair weight and length, and reduced the remaining hair being pulled down as a result.

This popular hairstyle for Spring from our central Bristol hairdressers prevents drab weighty hair, eliminates a weighed-down look for clients’ hair, and also helps to deliver a simple, classic and stunning hairstyle for the new season.

Inverted Layered Haircut from Aidan Garlington Hair Design

An Inverted Layered Haircut at our central Bristol hair salon costs either £33, £39.50 or £46.50, depending on the level of hairstylist delivering the service. The examples pictured above all took an hour, including a cut and blow dry.

Ask in-salon for more details when you make your booking with us, and remember that a new seasonal hairstyle is only an appointment away!

To see the full range of hairdressing, British Hair products, hairstyling equipment, hair straighteners, hair curlers, curling wands, men’s hairdressing, hair treatments, hairstyling services, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hairstyling, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

27
Apr

Bristol hairdressers give advice on hair straighteners, hair tongs and hair curling wands

Some of our clients have been asking the team of Bristol hairdressers at Aidan Garlington Hair Design for advice on using hair straighteners, hair tongs and hair curling wands.

Using the right type of hair curling or hair straightening equipment for different hair types is really important to maintain hair integrity and healthy, well-conditioned hair, so we’ve decided to write a full blog post on this topic.

advice on using hair straighteners from Bristol hairdressers Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Starting with hair straighteners above, using this hairstyling equipment on jaw to shoulder-length hair will give a more defined, tighter look that last well.

The tightness of hair curls depends on the temperature of the straighteners being used, so the hotter the tool, the tighter the hair curl will be.

Using hair straighteners on shoulder-length hair and longer will give a loose and natural look, as the weight of the hair will pull curls down. Hair curls can be made tighter with application of more heat, but this needs to be done carefully and with heat defending hair conditioning products in place first.

advice on hair culring wands from Bristol hairdressers Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Hair curling wands are really flexible and can be used on any hair length, providing curls which are natural. The wider barrel length on curling wands also enables a multi-texture curl because it is wider at the top then gradually gets smaller at the bottom of the hair curling wand, like those above.

This helps to give a quick and workable curl using professional curl wands.

advice on hair tongs from Bristol hairdressers Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The third preferred piece of hairstyling equipment from our central Bristol hairdressers are hair tongs as seen above, and these usually have a small barrel size the whole length down.

Hair tongs give flexibility as barrel sizes are different on different tongs – so, for example, if you want a tight corkscrew curl effect, simply choose a small barrel hair tong. For a natural beach wave style, use a medium to large barrel.

Hair tongs can be used on and hair type and length, and are a great option.

Hairstyling advice from Bristol hairdressers at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

To see the full range of hairstyling equipment, hair straighteners, hair curlers, curling wands, men’s hairdressing, hair treatments, hairstyling services, British Hair products, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hairstyling, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

19
Apr

NEW British Hair shampoo products at our Baldwin Street hair salon

As many of our existing clients will know, we’ve been raving about this amazing hair brand with their fantastic hair products for some time.

And we’re really pleased to be able to announce that a range of new British Hair shampoo products are now available at our Baldwin Street hair salon.

British Hair products at Baldwin Street hair salon Aidan Garlington Hair Design in central Bristol

The British Hair range of styling, conditioning and shampooing products have gained consistently goods feedback from our team of central Bristol hairdressers, as well as amazing comments from existing and new clients.

So, it’s great to see British Hair unveiling new shampoo products and we’re confident that our clients will love these competitively-priced hair products.

Blonde Toning Shampoo contains keratin and sunflower seed extract to help protect and strengthen hair, repair damaged hair, hydrate and smooth hair cuticles, all with the added benefits of a unique colour lock formula and infused with argan oil to nourish hair and prevent seasonal damage.

Blonde Toning Shampoo with British Hair’s Botani-H Complex is now available at our central Bristol hair salon for only £9.95 per 250ml bottle.

To get the best results from Blonde Toning Shampoo, simply apply a small amount to wet hair, massage gently through the mid-lengths working up to a generous lather. Rinse with warm water and repeat if necessary.

We also now have in-salon Scalp Cleansing Shampoo and Scalp Cleansing Conditioner, both available at only £9.95 each for 250ml bottles.

These new hair conditioning products from British Hair are designed with a calming, anti-itch formula specifically aimed at clients looking to reduce flakiness in the hair, whilst also softening the skin and promoting hydrated scalp and healthier, better hydrated hair follicles.

To apply, simply add as required depending on the length of hair, and massage in. Rinse with warm water and apply again if the hair needs it.

And clients can now benefit from British Hair’s Restoring Hydration Shampoo which also contains keratin and sunflower seed extracts for added hair health.

This new shampoo from British Hair is designed to give smooth hair cuticles, whilst also providing additional hydration to dry or damaged hair. It works hard to protect and nourish hair, and is only £9.95 for a 250ml bottle in-salon.

Apply in the same way as the other British Hair shampoo products listed above, and finish with applying an approved and recommended British Hair conditioner, such as a Hair Restoring Hydration Conditioner for best results.

If you’re unsure which of these new British Hair shampoo and conditioner products would be best for your hair type and length, simply ask one of our hair care experts for advice and guidance when you visit our salon.

To see the full range of British Hair products, hairstyling equipment, hair straighteners, hair curlers, curling wands, men’s hairdressing, hair treatments, hairstyling services, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hairstyling, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

30
Mar

Prom and Wedding Guest Hair ideas from central Bristol hairstylists

The team of growing Bristol hairdressers at our Baldwin Street hair salon have been providing more and more hair consultations around Prom Hair and Wedding Guest Hair ideas for clients recently, so we decided to blog about it.

Prom Hair and Wedding Guest Hair can be a tricky subject for many clients, as there are so many different hairstyles to try for a Prom or Wedding event.

It’s also important to get Prom Hair or Wedding Guest Hair that fits the shape of the face, as well as bearing in mind the type and colour of event clothing to be worn. Our first example below is a classic example of a Hair-Up Do:

Porm Wedding Guest Hair ideas central Bristol

This look is perfect for a Prom Hair look or for a wedding guest hair if wearing medium or long hair. It was created by French Plaiting either side of the hair and placing it into a bun at the back, leaving some hair out around the front to be loosely curled.

The Hair-Up Do example above is simple to create and takes about 15 minutes in the chair. Prices start from only £15 at our Bristol hair salon.

The second example below is a Hair-Up Do for short to medium hair length, and will give a classic, confident look for Prom Hair or Wedding Guest Hair.

Prom Wedding Guest Hair ideas central Bristol hairstylists

The look was created by curling the hair first, then pinning most of the curls up to one side at the back, whilst leaving some curls loose at the front. This simple but stylish look took around 30 minutes in the chair and costs £25-35.

Our third Prom Hair and Wedding Guest Hair hairstyle idea below is one for long hair, and is a more complicated but stunning hairstyle to try.

Prom Hair ideas from central Bristol hairstylists at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

This hairstyle was delivered by pulling back the hair but leaving some around the front, then pinning all the hair up at the back to create a large messy bun.

Our Prom Hair and Wedding Guest Hair hairstylists then added accessories to the front and pulled the front bits left out and back loosely, to ensure it was pinned off the client’s face.

The Up-Do hairstyle took 30 minutes and costs between £25-35 in-salon.

Our fourth example of Prom and Wedding Guest Hair styles to try this year is a great example of working with short hair.

Wedding guest Hair ideas from central Bristol hairstylists at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The look was created by putting the hair up at the back, slightly to the side, then pinning parts up to give a messy bun, leaving hair at the front to be curled loosely for a relaxed but stylish Hair-Up finish.

The Up-Do took 15 minutes and only costs £15 in-salon with our team.

To see the full range of Prom Hair, Wedding Guest Hair, hair treatments, hairstyling services, British Hair products, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hairdressing, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, hair extensions and hairdressing we offer, please get in touch here.

23
Mar

NEW British Hair styling and conditioning products available at our central Bristol hair studio

Our team of Baldwin Street hairdressers are excited this week, with the official launch of three new British Hair products, all of which are now available at our central Bristol hair studio for clients to buy and try at home.

The three new styling and conditioning products from British Hair include Root Boost Spray, Curl Define Mist and Protein Conditioning Spray.

styling conditioning products central Bristol hair studio

Root Boost Spray provides maximum lift and texture to hair, helping to create volume and body, whilst also protecting and strengthening hair during the day.

It gives hair bounce and vitality, adding shine, and leaving hair feeling smooth and full of life. To apply, simply put on clean hair and distribute evenly through damp, towel-dried hair. Blow dry then go – it’s that easy!

The second new hair product from British Hair is called Curl Define Mist, and is a superb conditioning and styling product now available for our clients.

Described as an anti-humidity moisturizing curl memory product, it helps to memorize and enhance curls, moisturize hair, smooth hair cuticles, control hair frizz, resist humidity, provide a soft feel, and create a moveable hold.

To apply Curl Define Mist, apply onto clean hair and blow-dry. This product can also be used straight onto dry hair, making it a very flexible hair product.

The third new hair product from British Hair to try at our central Bristol hair salon on Baldwin Street is Protein Conditioning Spray.

Best described as a lightweight vitamin boost for hair, this product helps to promote healthy hair, hydrate hair, add shine, resist humidity, improve overall hair integrity and texture, as well as revitalizing hair.

To apply Protein Conditioning Spray, apply evenly to clean damp, towel-dried hair then blow dry as normal. It can also be used on dry hair.

All these new British Hair products are available in-salon for only £9.95 each whilst stocks last. Ask our team of experienced hairstylists for more details.

To find out more about British Hair, please visit here.

To see the full range of British Hair products, hair treatments, hairstyling services, British Hair products, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hairdressing, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, hair extensions and hairdressing we offer, please get in touch here.

23
Mar

FREE Serie Expert hair treatments at our central Bristol hair salon

With Spring on the way, many clients visiting our central Bristol hair salon are concerned about the condition and integrity of their hair after severe Winter weather.

Many have lifeless, dried-out and damaged hair as a result. Our team of expert hair care experts on Baldwin street see it often during our full, free hair consultations at this time of year with clients.

So, to help clients get their hair back in shape and looking good for the new season ahead, we’ve got another exclusive hair treatment offer on the Blog, using our favourite combination of hair care products from Serie Expert.

Serie Expert hair treatments central Bristol hair salon

Serie Expert from L’Oreal offers a range of prescriptive and specific hair care and hair treatments, ensuring that the client gets exactly what’s needed for their own hair care regime.

Some of the hair treatment ranges include Colour Protect, Absolute Repair and Moisture Boost. The treatments focus on adding moisture and protein.

Serie Expert hair care products offer a tailored approach to hair treatments, and our clients adore the look and feel of their hair after a Serie Expert treatment with our central Bristol hairdressing team.

free hair treatments in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Any client booking in a cut and colour hairdressing service at our Baldwin Street hair studio will get a FREE Serie Expert hair treatment worth £10.

Simply mention this blog post when you book, and enjoy a fantastic hair treatment for Spring from our team of hair care experts in central Bristol.

To find out more about Serie Expert hair products, please visit here.

To see a previous blog post when we discussed first launching and using Serie Expert products at our Bristol hair salon, please visit here.

To see the full range of hair treatments, hairstyling services, British Hair products, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hairdressing, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, hair extensions and hairdressing we offer, please get in touch here.

2
Mar

Central Bristol hairdresser focus – Aidan Garlington

As part of our regular focus on the central Bristol hairdresser team working at our Baldwin Street hair salon, it’s time to focus on the salon founder and Creative Director at Aidan Garlington Hair Design.

Aidan started hairdressing after a work experience placement onto a Saturday job, and enjoyed the fun creative atmosphere so much that he went full-time in hairdressing, to rapidly complete his Level 3 NVQ Hairdressing qualification whilst working as an apprenticeship in at a Bath-based hair salon.

cetnral Bristol hairdresser Aidan Garlington

Aidan worked at the Bath hair salon for just under five years, then came to work in Bristol where he fell in love with the old city quarter with the fantastic buzz, easygoing atmosphere, and unique markets full of fantastic people.

Aidan has now worked as a leading hairdresser in the old city area of central Bristol for over 20 years, having started his successful hairdressing career at Charlie Browns and then onto Adam & Eve (now called Gaudi Hair Design).

Aidan went on to work as a leading hairstylist at Guy Fawkes, where he trained further, eventually managing the salon and successfully passing his L’Oréal Colour Specialist degree, in which he gained a 93% pass mark.

Aidan decided to set up his own salon 10 years ago, and moved to the current central Bristol hair salon located on Baldwin street nine years ago.

In his day-to-day duties within the hair studio, he cuts, colours, straightens, curls, and extends hair for clients using all the usual methods such as Raccoon, Beauty Works, Kerastraight, Xtenso and Yuko whilst continuing to utilize his expertise gained from his L’Oréal Colour Specialist Degree.

Aidan also took the Trevor Sorbie My New Hair industry training course (wig cutting for cancer patients) five years ago, which was an amazing experience.

Aidan works hard to keep up-to-date on current hairdressing trends and hot hairstyles, so that his team at the leading central Bristol hair studio can continue to give clients the best hairdressing experience on Baldwin Street.

To see the full range of hairstyling services, British Hair products, hair treatments, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hairdressing, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, hair extensions and hairdressing we offer, please get in touch here.

23
Feb

NEW hairdressing service – partial hair extensions in central Bristol

With the New Year moving from Winter to Spring soon, and with many clients considering different looks, we’re pleased to announce a new hairdressing service at our Baldwin Street salon – partial hair extensions in central Bristol.

partial hair extensions in Bristol

We’ve been one of the leading providers of Beauty Works hair extensions in Bristol for some time now, but recently clients have been asking for a different twist on our expert hair extensions, and we’re pleased to be able to help.

Our new partial hair extension service will be popular for clients looking to get a new look for 2018, as well as giving a low-maintenance, high-impact style.

partial hair extensions in Bristol

Clients looking to add more volume to their hair can get our partial hair extensions to the sides, giving them longer and thicker hair.

Our hair extension experts also provide a full and free consultation, so all clients considering this new hairdressing service will get a bespoke look.

partial hair extensions in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The price for partial hair extensions will vary on application with each client, but the service will be starting from just £100 for the application of up to 25 bonds, using Beauty Works hair extensions at our central Bristol hair studio.

Depending on a client’s needs, it could be possible to thicken hair and add volume with partial hair extensions using just 25 bonds, but our hair extension stylists will be able to advise a client further on each individual consultation.

partial hair extensions in Bristol at Aidan garlington Hair Design

Other benefits of partial hair extensions include a non-commitment to different hair colours by using hair extensions, adding volume in specific areas and increasing hair length to certain areas, such as strengthening up the baseline of a Bob haircut.

We’ve got a special offer on our new partial hair extension service – simply mention this blog post when you make your booking, and you’ll get your first follow-up hair extension maintenance appointment worth £25 for free!

To find out more about our hair extension services in central Bristol, read this blog post.

To see the full range of hair extensions, hairstyling services, British Hair products, hair treatments, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, gents hairdressing, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, and hairdressing we offer, please get in touch here.

11
Feb

Our hottest hairstyle in central Bristol for 2018 – a classic Bob haircut

We’ve been looking at some of the hottest hairstyles in central Bristol for 2018, and one of the firm favourites with our team of talented hairdressers at our Baldwin Street hair salon is a classic Bob haircut.

So, to start the year with a focus on this increasingly-popular, low-maintenance and on-trend hairstyle, here’s how we create a Bob haircut in Bristol for our existing and new clients.

The hair is shampooed, cut and dried. It can be dried or worn smooth to show off the blunt shape and graduation, or with a wavy curl to show off texture.

Our hairstylists believe that the beauty of a classic Bob haircut is its versatility: it can be straight, curly, wavy, big volume, or flat, and can be worn short and graduated all the way to a longer Bob.

We can create a Bob hairstyle for all face shapes and lifestyles at our salon.

The before, during and after pictures below clearly highlight a gorgeous example of a recent bob hairstyle delivered at our central Bristol hair salon.

bob haircut in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

classic Bob haircut in Bristol

classic Bob haircut in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

To finish the Bob haircut, the products used are applied depending on style.

So, for example, if the hair is smooth then shine and glossiness will be a key factor. If textured hair is delivered, then a liquid salt spray such as L’Oreal Beach Waves or British Hair Liquid Texture would be applied in-salon by our experienced hairstylists.

Below are another series of before, during and after pictures for another Bob hairstyle created in-salon for a client recently:

Bob haircut in central Bristol

Bob hairstyling in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Bob hairstyling in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

We think that the straight sharp Bob haircut will be the most fashionable this year in Bristol – come and see us to find out more. We give all clients a full and free hair consultation at our leading central Bristol hair studio.

To find out more about our favourite hairstyles and haircuts, why not visit our Bristol Hairdressing Blog here.

To see the full range of hot hairstyles, British Hair products, hair treatments, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, hairstyling, gents hairdressing, hair care, hair styling equipment, haircuts, hairdressing, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.