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22
May

Baldwin Street salon increases training and skills during lockdown

The Covid-19 outbreak has provided Aidan Garlington Hair Design with a good opportunity as a leading Baldwin Street salon to increase training and skills during lockdown.

Creative Director and salon Founder Aidan Garlington also recently completed a Barbicide online-based training course, focusing on disinfecting the salon and keeping clients and stylists safe.

This initiative will be fully implemented when our Baldwin Street salon re-opens, and is part of a wider training regime for salons to utilise when operating post-lockdown, in terms of minimising the risk of Covid-19 spreading within the salon. Client and staff safety will be the top priority.

Baldwin Street salon

And while we’re all staying safe and maintaining guidelines around social distancing, a few weeks before the lockdown was announced, Aidan attended a full-day training course on the client experience in salon, organised by L’Oreal. You can read all about this fantastic event here.

The last few weeks have been useful in accessing online resources for our team as experienced and qualified central Bristol hairdressers, too.

One of the best web-based knowledge hubs we’ve come across and have been utilising is L’Oreal Access, an inspirational hub of hints, tips, resources and an incredible learning space for stylists in Bristol and the wider UK.

We’ve been blown away by L’Oreal Access – find out more here.

One of the most important things for us is to pass on our knowledge, experience and passion for hairdressing to our clients. This is particularly relevant at the moment, with clients having to try and manage their hair and hair health at home during lockdown.

Some of the recent blog posts we’ve published for clients to help them with hair care and other issues in lockdown across Bristol have included:

Hair care advice during lockdown.

Hair colouring hints in lockdown.

Low-maintenance hairstyles to try in lockdown.

Online ordering of hair care products in lockdown.

We’ve also had lots of clients emailing and calling to discuss related issues and queries, and we’re here to help until the salon can safely re-open.

We always put training and skills at the top of our priorities as a central Bristol salon, and the ongoing dedication to training will continue long after we see the back of Covid-19 in Bristol.

If you have any queries about the best ways to take care of your hair in lockdown, please feel free to get in touch with the experienced hairstylists at our Baldwin Street salon here.

12
May

Online ordering for hair care products in Bristol during lockdown

We’ve had a number of clients getting in touch in the last week saying they’ve been having huge problems with online ordering for hair care products in Bristol during lockdown, so we wanted to provide help and guidance to you.

Although our central Bristol salon is still closed, we can post out hair products.

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We have a number of top-brand hair care products available, as well as great deals on end-of-line ranges such as British Hair at our central Bristol salon.

For example, all of our remaining British Hair stock is available to purchase for only £9.95 each, which includes postage and packing. This includes Curl Cream and Scalp Volume Moisturiser, two of their best-selling products.

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We also have outstanding hair care products to purchase from L’Oreal Serie Expert during lockdown and ensure your hair health is well-maintained.

Serie Expert have world-leading shampoo and conditioners available, with shampoos from £11.50 and conditioners from just £12.50 to buy online.

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One of our most recent additions has been the Tecni Art range of products, and their serums, hairsprays and gels are really popular with clients.

Poker Paste, for example, is only £12.50 and gives incredible hold to short cropped hair on women, as well as providing textures styling for guys.

All product prices excluding the end-of-line British Hair do not include postage and packaging, but full prices will be confirmed with each order made online.

Our Baldwin Street hair salon has an extensive range of hair care products, hair masques, hair serums and hair gels for clients to purchase online.

Simply get in touch via hair@aidangarlington.co.uk to place your orders.

If you have any queries about the best hair products to try in Bristol during lockdown, please feel free to get in touch with our Baldwin Street hairdressers here during lockdown.

 

1
May

Low maintenance hairstyles to try in Bristol over Covid-19 lockdown

We’ve had a few clients emailing our Baldwin Street salon this week asking for the best low maintenance hairstyles to try during Bristol lockdown, so we thought it would be useful to also write a dedicated blog post on the subject.

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The main consideration is the condition of hair, and low maintenance hairstyles that simply hold hair up are also ideal for utilising additional hair treatments and hair masques as you get on with your day at home.

Protecting hair integrity without having too much focus on hairstyling is our advice, as well as going for simple looks that hold hair up.

When it comes to putting hair up, we also recommend not using tight rubber bands, but going for hair-friendly accessories instead such InvisiBobbles.

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With root colours coming through during Bristol lockdown, it’s also a good time to play around with different looks, including putting up hair in different styles such as Zig-Zag Partings and sweeping the hair across rather than leaving it as a straight parting, to help disguise roots coming through.

Simple and easy low maintenance hairstyles to try include Messy Buns, Top Knots, Hair-Ups, Space Buns and Plaits. These are quick, easy and versatile hairstyling options, which can all be done within 10-15 minutes and will keep your hair up, protected, and stress-free for you during Bristol lockdown.

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Our team of hairstyling experts in Bristol will be on hand and ready to help you in-salon when the lockdown lifts across the region, but until then we recommend keeping it simple with styling and focusing on hair condition.

If you have any other low maintenance hairstyle questions, please feel free to get in touch with our central Bristol hairdressers here during lockdown.

20
Apr

Looking for hair colouring help during Bristol lockdown? Read this!

With the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak across the UK, many clients have been in touch recently and are worried about hair colouring help during the Bristol lockdown.

Luckily, we have a few secrets to share, including this miracle Root Concealer product to use called L’Oreal Hair Touch Up.

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As part of the L’Oreal Professional range, Hair Touch Up Root Concealer is a fantastic and versatile product, designed to give quick and easy hair colouring help during difficult times when a visit to our Bristol hair salon isn’t possible.

Whilst some clients might be tempted to try a box dye, it’s worth remembering that our team of hair colouring stylists on Baldwin Street know our clients exact hair colour, so utilising a Root Concealer product from us means that we can also get the closest possible match to your actual hair colour.

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If you’re worried about your hair colouring at this time, we would advise that the most important consideration is in fact the condition not colour of your hair. Maintaining hair health and integrity is the biggest priority right now.

Many clients are also growing out hair, and trying new and different hairstyling at the moment, and hairstyling around the fringes, for example, can go a long way to hiding fading hair colouring for certain hair types and hairstyles.

We really love L’Oreal Hair Touch Up Root Concealer, and at only £9 it’s a real bargain for those looking to boost their hair colouring around the roots.

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This simple spray is perfect to cover up hair colours going, and lasts from one shampoo to the next. It’s only £9, and can be ordered from our salon through the contact link below. We’ll then have it posted out directly to your home.

If you have any other hair colouring questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Baldwin street hairdressers here during lockdown.

17
Apr

Hair care advice during Bristol lockdown from our Baldwin Street hairdressers

We’ve had a few clients getting in touch over the last few weeks wanting help and tips, so we decided to write a specific blog post about hair care advise during the Bristol lockdown from our Baldwin Street hairdressers.

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The first thing to point out is that hair care during Bristol lockdown is essentially the same as at any other time. Our top tips for you are:

Keep hair ends in the best possible condition

Apply hair masques weekly for hydration

Cut back on hair-drying and hair straightening

Use heat protection & conditioners to stop colour fade

Let colour grow out, avoid using box hair colours

Other hair care advice from our Baldwin Street hairdressers includes don’t cut your own hair, but let it grow out and adapt using different hairstyles such as Messy Buns and Plaits. We’ll be writing an in-depth blog post on this soon.

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It’s also a good time to experience with your hair, such as putting a grown-out fringe into a quiff, or brushing a fringe into a side fringe, as well as styling longer hair.

For example, a zig-zag parting is superb for breaking up hair colour as well as hiding root colour during lockdown when hair colours might well be fading.

Lots of people might be worried about their hair colour right now too, but we advise that the most important to consider during Bristol lockdown is the condition not colour of their hair. Good hair conditioning is essential.

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We also have hints and tips on root concealers, and using root re-spray products for temporary colour cover-up. A dedicated blog will follow soon.

The most important thing is to relax, let your hair grow for the time being, keep it in fantastic condition, and use simple easy hairstyling whilst at home.

If you have any other hair care questions or queries, please feel free to get in touch with our Baldwin street hairdressers here.

20
Mar

How our central Bristol hair salon is addressing Corona Virus

It’s been a difficult and testing few weeks across the city, and we wanted to highlight how our central Bristol hair salon is addressing Corona Virus.

We’re carefully monitoring the Government’s daily briefings regarding Corona Virus, and taking all recommended health and hygiene measures in-salon.

We have also introduced the following measures for stylists and clients:

Hand sanitizer, water and paper towels are available at each column, as well as in our bathroom, to allow clients and stylists to regularly wash their hands.

Social distancing measures in place throughout the salon, with the recommended two-metre distance between each column in use.

We are sanitising door handles, till areas and card machine at regular intervals during the day, as well as rigorous cleaning of the salon daily.

Each column is sanitised after each client, as well as our backwash area.

All towels and gowns are washed after each use, to ensure full cleanliness.

Magazines and newspapers have been removed to reduce germ contact.

Cash payments have been halted at this time, with card payments and contactless payments being utilised until further notice.

Any of our stylists who have been in contact with someone who has, or is suspected of being infected with Corona Virus, will self-isolate at home for the recommended 14-day period with immediate effect.

We would also ask that any clients who are feeling unwell, or who are showing any potential symptoms, who are currently in self-isolation, who have come into contact with a suspected Corona Virus case, or who have travelled overseas in the last 14 days to re-schedule your next appointment with us by ringing the salon direct on 0117 376 3248.

To find out more about Corona Virus, and the measures being recommended by the NHS to combat it, please visit here.

These are testing and troubling times, but our priority is the health and well-being of our stylists and clients. We will remain open until advised otherwise by the Government, and are sending our very best wishes to the whole city.

To find out more about the stringent health and hygiene standards utilised at our central Bristol hair salon, please get in touch here.

20
Mar

Get the best Spring hair care treatments in Bristol with Serie Expert Absolut Repair

Our Baldwin Street hairdressing team are really pleased to be able to announce the best Spring hair care treatments in Bristol are now available, with new Serie Expert Absolut Repair products in-salon.

Spring hair care treatments Bristol

Although our central Bristol hair salon has been stocking Serie Expert Absolut Repair hair care products for some time, L’Oreal has recently updated and improved on these superb hair treatments, and we have new stock for you.

Our top pick of the new updated hair care range includes the following:

Instant Resurfacing Shampoo

Created to treat damaged hair, this Absolut Repair product reduces hair surface damage by up to 77%, and gives shinier hair with a lightweight touch.

With added protein, Absolut Repair Instant Resurfacing Shampoo has been formulated to cleanse and restructure damaged hair. Only £11.50 in-salon.

Instant Resurfacing Conditioner

This Absolut Repair hair care product instantly resurfaces damaged hair, leaving it softer and with a softer touch. Added protein enhances repair.

The lightweight finish also ensures that hair is lightweight, supple, and able to be fully styled as required. Available now for only £12.50 in-salon.

Instant Resurfacing Masque

The upgraded Absolut Repair Instant Resurfacing Masque has been developed specifically to leave hair fibres seven times smoother.

It’s professional, butter-like formula helps to repair very damaged hair, leaving it with a soft controlled look. Available no in-salon for only £14.50.

All new hair care products in the Absolut Repair range are available at the above introductory prices while stocks last. Ask for more details in-salon.

To find out more about L’Oreal’s superb Serie Expert Absolut Repair range of hair care treatments, please visit here.

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20
Mar

NEW men’s styling product at our Baldwin Street salon – EVO Box O Bollox

We’ve recently started stocking a new men’s styling product at our Baldwin Street salon called EVO Box O Bollox, and it’s flying off the shelves!

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It’s a superb texture paste which delivers a really strong hold and a matte finish. It’s perfect for creating structured looks that stay in place all day.

This premium-quality styling putty for men gives touchable texture and builds body into the hair, and is applied by simply working between hands and putting into dry or towel-dried hair.

Recommended for all hair types, Box O Bollox is particularly well-suited to short textured hairstyles which require extra definition and hold.

Containing no sulphates, parabens or gluten, it’s an ethical hair putty developed by one of the world’s leading brands in hair styling products.

Our team love it, and male clients have been raving about it too in the last few weeks! Available in-salon whilst stocks last for only £17.50.

To speak to any of our Bristol hairdressers about the above product, please feel free to ring 0117 376 3248 and mention this blog post.

To discover more about EVO, please visit here.

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20
Mar

Central Bristol hair studio announces exciting changes ahead

Spring is upon us, and our central Bristol hair studio has an exciting announcement to make for clients old and new.

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After more than 10 years’ on Baldwin Street as a leading Bristol hair salon, we’ll be moving location in town, with the new salon launching from May.

A full blog post will be published here with the gorgeous new salon interior when we’ve moved, as well as exclusive new offers and deals to celebrate.

The new salon location will be announced in May after the move, and it won’t be far from our current location. A gorgeous new venue has been confirmed.

We’re also expanding our hairdressing services, and are recruiting for a new Senior Stylist, to cope with the increased demand from our Bristol clients.

The range of hairdressing services includes the following:

Hair colouring

Hair extensions

Blow-dry Bar

Hair Straightening

Gents’ Haircuts

Temporary hair colouring

Partial hair extensions

Creative cuts for men & women

Hair-Ups & Party Hair

We also offer free hair consultations to all of our clients, as well as discounted hairdressing services through our unique Refer A Friend loyalty scheme.

This year has also seen our Baldwin Street salon introduce new product ranges for both male and female clients, including Seb Men men’s styling and grooming products, as well as new Absolut Repair conditioning products.

To speak to any of our Bristol hairdressers about the above services and products, please feel free to ring 0117 376 3248 and mention this blog post.

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21
Feb

Baldwin Street hairdresser takes clients on a journey to hair heaven

It’s been an exciting month so far, with Baldwin Street hairdresser Aidan Garlington investing in a training programme to take clients to hair heaven.

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The recent L’Oreal training day, entitled ‘Seven steps to wow a client’ was held at the Marriott Royal on College Green, and was attended by a number of hair salon owners from across the South West, including Creative Director Aidan Garlington from our very own Aidan Garlington Hair Design.

The education was focused around new ways to wow clients, as well as discussing the client journey in-salon, how to provide an even better hairdressing experience, the ways social media can benefit clients, and how Bristol hair salons can be more sustainable in 2020 and beyond.

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The training ran all day, and Aidan was even interviewed by leading industry publication Hairdressers Journal on the day, to provide his thoughts and feedback.

L’Oreal have been one of the main hair product brands to support our central Bristol salon since launching over 10 years ago, and the client feedback regarding their products is consistently positive. It was a really helpful day too.

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