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31
Mar

Haircut of the month at our Baldwin Street Bristol hair salon – soft balayage

The team of hairstylists and hairdressers at Aidan Garlington Hair Design are this week taking a closer look at one of the most popular hairstyles for this time of year at our Baldwin Street hair salon in central Bristol – a soft balayage.

Bristol hair salon soft balayage at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

We begin all of our haircuts and hairstyling services with a full and free hair consultation.

In essence, a soft balayage is a softer and gentler transition from the roots to ends than a full head hair colouring service, and is one of the seasonal favourites with many of our long-standing hairdressing clients in central Bristol.

Although a soft balayage is still a full head hair colouring service, it’s classified as a tonal change rather than a depth-based hair colour.

It’s not a heavily-bleached service, and delivers a lighter, sun-kissed look with lightened colour applied to the ends and then towel-dried.

We use L’Oreal Colour products at our central Bristol hair studio, and for a soft balayage, we apply semi-permanent colour on the roots, a pre-lightener on the ends, plus a colour toner to finish.

The hair is then cut, styled and blow-dried to give a gorgeous soft balayage, as seen in the above example taken in-salon last week.

This stunning seasonal Spring hairstyle takes between two and a half to three hairs in the chair, with prices ranging from £99 to £123, depending on the stylist delivering this hair colouring service to the client. Ask for further details.

To see the full range of soft balayage, haircare, hair treatments, hairdressing, hair styling, hair colouring, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

 

31
Mar

Get expert gents hairdressing and men’s haircuts in central Bristol

The central Bristol hairdressing services offered at Aidan Garlington Hair Design are usually focused on hair colouring, hair extensions, hair care for women, plus hair products and hair treatments for women – but we also offer gents hairdressing, too.

gents hairdressing in central bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The example of gents hairdressing above from our central Bristol hair salon highlights the expert men’s hairdressing services we offer for male clients.

The men’s haircut started with a shampoo and condition, towel-dried, then it was clipper cut at the back and sides, blended into the top and textured.

men's haircuts in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

It delivers a classic, broken up look as favoured by Hollywood star Tom Hardy, and remains one of the most popular gents haircuts in Bristol we give.

We also recommend British Hair products, and this particular men’s haircut benefited from British Hair Fibre being applied.

This gave the hair texture and hold, and was applied at the end.

British Hair Paste is also a popular option with male clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon in central Bristol, as it gives a natural look and hold.

The men’s haircut above was completed at our central Bristol hair salon in 30 minutes with prices starting from £19.50 and going up to £24, depending on the stylist delivering the service. Ask in-salon for further details when booking.

We also offer all of our male clients a full and free hair consultation in-salon.

To see the full range of gents hairdressing, men’s hairdressing, haircare, hair treatments, hairdressing, hair styling, hair colouring, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

 

3
Mar

Hair Product of the Month in Bristol – British Hair Fibre

The team of hairdressers in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design have been blown away recently by the new range of British Hair products, and we wanted to dedicate a blog post on one of our favourite new products in the range.

hair product in Bristol British Hair Fibre at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

British Hair Fibre is a unisex hair product available at our Baldwin Street hair studio, and it’s a versatile addition to any hair care and hairstyling regime.

British Hair Fibre is a fantastic hair product for adding texture and hold, and is easy to apply on dry hair. The medium hold level is perfect for shorter hair.

Simply apply to hands and work into the hair, it can be washed out and is a wonderful daily usage styling product. The hair stylists at our central Bristol hair salon have been getting amazing feedback from clients recently.

It provides everyday hold levels, and is best suited for short hair – but this can be for guys or girls. We love it, and it makes a great impact on unisex hair too.

British Hair Fibre comes in a puck, and is priced at only £9.95 in-salon. Ask for further details on your next visit to our Baldwin Street hair studio.

To see the full range of British Hair products, haircare, hair treatments, hairdressing, hair styling, hair colouring, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

24
Feb

Winter Haircare hints and top hair treatments in central Bristol

The team of hairstylists at Aidan Garlington Hair Design are passing on the best Winter haircare hints and top haircare treatments in central Bristol this week.

At this time of year, a number of factors such as frosty weather, wet and windy storms, central heating damage and other extreme hot and cold elements can cause haircare to become a top priority for many clients.

hair treatments in central Bristol from Aidan Garlington Hair Design

And we’ve got some fantastic, fast and frizz-free Winter haircare tips and hair treatments available from our Baldwin Street hair salon to specifically deal with the worst of the weather.

One of the best Winter haircare treatments we offer is a hair mask. This thorough hair treatment includes a shampoo, towel dry, then head massage and placing under heat, ideally.

Then we add our new British Hair revitalising hair product, leave in for 10 minutes and rinse out. Hair is then cut and styled, giving an intensive hydration treatment at our central Bristol hair studio, as well as a hairstyle.

Winter haircare tips in Bristol from Aidan Garlington Hair Design

We also provide hair treatments from L’Oreal, which is a more prescriptive approach for our clients. This is great for chemically-damaged hair, or hair which has been damaged by wind, pollution and general weather conditions.

The L’Oreal ‘Absolute Repair’ range of haircare treatments is outstanding.

We can also deliver a hair mask treatment for coloured hair, even for each type of hair – this covers hair that might be needing the following care:

More moisture adding into hair

More protein replacement for hair

More colour care for haircare

Haircare for mechanically damaged hair

We identify the exact issues and haircare required for each client during our full and free consultation. Our trained haircare professionals in Bristol will assist you fully – and all for only £7.50 too!

Clients can also take home selected haircare products and treatments from only £14.99: simply ask in-salon when you book your appointment with us.

Hair masks are an excellent way to protect and rebuild hair integrity, as well as putting moisture back into weather-damaged hair in Winter.

Our hair masks using the brand new ranges of British Hair only cost £7.50 per treatment, and are proving to be one of the most popular haircare services we offer at our central Bristol hair salon in January and February.

Haircare products in Bristol from Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Mention this blog post, and get a FREE treatment for the remainder of February, with our compliments, and as an introduction to British Hair.

We also stock Moroccan Oil and Olaplex haircare products – simply ask when you visit us on Baldwin Street to see how we can improve your hair health.

To see the full range of haircare, hair treatments, hairdressing, hair styling, hair colouring, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

16
Feb

Haircut of the Month in Bristol – Shaggy Lob

This week at Aidan Garlington Hair Design our central Bristol hairdressers are focusing on a new and exciting hairstyle – the Shaggy Lob.

Shaggy Lob haircut in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

In essence, the Shaggy Lob is a long bob hairstyle ideally suited for Winter.

The hair is shampooed, then after drying a slight chop is added to personalise it, as well as cutting in the basic shape, taking the weight out and texturizing it.

Classic Shaggy Lob hairstyle in Bristol by Aidan Garlington

After straightening it, and chopped into it, the example shown here was curled with GHDs.

The Shaggy Lob is a versatile hairstyle, and is suited to hair with a natural curl or straight hair. It can also be worn in many different ways as an everyday cut.

A perfect Shaggy Lob hairstyle from central Bristol hair salon Aidan Garlington

We simply love the Shaggy Lob in our central Bristol hair salon – it’s one of our clients’ favourites, too. It takes about an hour in the chair, including the blow-dry and finish.

Popular Shaggy Lob hairstyling in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Costs for this haircut are:

Graduate Stylist £33

Stylist             £39.50

Senior Stylist £46.50

Get £5 off if you mention this blog post when making your booking!

To see the full range of hairdressing, hair styling, hair colouring, hair extensions and hair care treatments we offer, please get in touch here.

3
Feb

Hair Product of the Month at our Bristol hair salon – British Hair Curl Cream

This week at Aidan Garlington Hair Design our team of expert hairstylists are focusing on a favourite new hair product to hit the shelves at our central Bristol hair studio.

British Hair Curl Cream is one of a new range of superb hair products now available at our central Bristol hair salon for clients.

British Hair products in Bristol hair salon Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Using Curl Cream couldn’t be simpler – apply it to towel-dried hair, and blow-dry in. This revolutionary product even has a curl memoriser built in!

Curl Cream is versatile, and can be applied onto wet hair or blow-dried for big and bouncy hairstyling.

It’s a vegan-friendly hair product, and adds volume as well as providing soft hold to any hairstyle. It’s also non-sticky on application.

Provided in easy-to-use pump, two pumps will be enough for any hairstyle, and it only costs £9.95 at our central Bristol hair studio so it represents real value as well as a top-quality hair product for our existing and new clients.

To see the full range of hair products, hair colouring, hair extensions, hair restructuring products, hair treatments, and hairdressing services we offer at our central Bristol hair salon, please get in touch here.

12
Jan

How to get Beauty Works hair extensions in central Bristol in 2017

Aidan Garlington Hair Design has been recognised as leading providers of Beauty Works hair extensions in central Bristol for some time.

Beauty Works hair extensions in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

We wrote here a while ago about the hair extension services offered at our Baldwin Street hair salon. And the process of getting amazing Beauty Works hair extensions in central Bristol is now even easier for 2017.

hair extensions in Bristol from Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Our hair extension experts in Bristol offer a full and free hair consultation for each client to assess the strength and quality of the client’s hair – this usually lasts for 15-20 minutes.

We also advise clients on how to maintain and take care of hair extensions – looking after new hair extensions requires effort and consistent hair care.

It’s also important to consider the amount of hair extensions required: some clients might opt for a selection of hair extension bonds (which we provide from £150) whilst other clients may want a full head of hair extensions (which we can offer for approximately £500, depending on application for each client) – simply ask in-salon when attending your full hair extension consultation.

hair extensions in central Bristol using Beauty Works at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

In our experience, Beauty Works hair extensions usually last for around three months, with maintenance visits needed monthly to check the quality of the hair extensions, as well as a salon visit a week after the hair extensions have been fitted to ensure that the client is managing their new hair extensions.

Hair extensions are a commitment, and we aim to make sure that our clients realise this before booking our hair extension services in central Bristol.

Why not book a full and free hair extension consultation with us at our Baldwin Street hair salon, so our Bristol hair extensionists can inform and educate you.

To see the full range of Beauty Works hair extensions, hair restructuring products, hair colouring, hair treatments, and hairdressing services we offer at our central Bristol hair salon, please get in touch here.

6
Jan

British Hair products now available at our central Bristol hair salon

The hairdressing team at Aidan Garlington Hair Design are pleased to announce a new range of hair products for clients at our central Bristol hair salon from British Hair.

British Hair products in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The new product range, devised by a hair salon owner in the South West with extensive experience working within his own salon and educating on hairdressing for more than four decades, along with his business partner who has helped in the past to successfully market global hairdressing brand TIGI, are called British Hair.

The new product range from British Hair – 14 hair products in total – include hair styling and hair conditioning products, all competitively priced at £9.95, apart from the intensive mask treatment which is £11.95.

The British Hair products – now available at our Baldwin Street hair salon in central Bristol – add moisture and strengthen hair, which is an important consideration during the Winter months.

British Hair products are vegan-friendly (apart from the wax and paste), are biodegradable, and designed to be effective on chemically-damaged hair.

British Hair products at central Bristol hair salon Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The mask treatment takes approximately 15 minutes. It’s applied onto shampooed and towel-dried hair, then left on the hair under heat for a further 10-15 minutes, providing the perfect hair treatment for January.

As a special offer on our British Hair mask treatment, we’re offering clients the mask treatment in-salon for £15 – including the 237ml pot of mask treatment product, which the client can then take home to provide further hair treatments. This gives incredible value, all for only £15 – just ask in-salon.

Our central Bristol hairdressers love these new hair products – and we think our clients will too. They are designed to be affordable and effective products.

To find out more about British Hair and their full product range, please visit here.

To see the full range of British Hair products, hair colouring, Beauty Works hair extensions, hair restructuring products, hair treatments, and hairdressing services we offer at our central Bristol hair salon, please get in touch here.

2
Dec

K-PAK Joico hair restructuring product offer at our Bristol hair salon

This week at Aidan Garlington  focusing we’re taking a closer look at some of the most exciting hair restructuring hair products available at our central Bristol hair salon – from leading hair product brand Joico.

Joico hair restructuring products in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Dry and damaged hair due to Winter weather can be a real problem for many – and the hair restructuring products from Joico are a fantastic solution to hair care issues caused by Winter weather and increased heat in the home from central heating and real fires during colder months.

K-PAK hair restructuring hair products from Joico provide a full series of restructuring, hair mask and hair rehydration treatments, and are designed to rebuild the hair from within.

K-PAK hair products are particularly well-suited for hair that has been heat-damaged and chemically-damaged, and was the main hair care product on the market for hair restructuring before the launch of Olaplex onto the market.

The multi-action formulas within K-PAK hair products feature the unique Bio-Advanced Peptide and Quadramine complexes used exclusively in the Joico range. These are claimed to be the most powerful reconstructive technologies available for haircare, and focus on repairing and strengthening hair precisely.

The hair restructuring system provided by Joico’s K-PAK products offers a salon-based treatment, which our haircare experts in central Bristol are able to assist clients with.

Delivered in three stages, the first stage is applied in-salon, with stages two and three providing aftercare products to be used by the client at home.

This month, we’re giving clients the chance to experience K-PAK Joico hair restructuring products with a special offer: purchase our hair restructuring treatment and get 500ml shampoo and conditioner K-PAK hair products for only £29.95.

Simply mention this blog post and the reference ‘Joico’ when booking with us.

To experience the full range of Joico hair products, hair colouring, Beauty Works hair extensions, hair product box sets, hair restructuring products, hair treatments, beauty treatments, and hairdressing services we offer at our central Bristol hair salon, please get in touch here.

25
Nov

Colour Bar express hair colouring service in Bristol for Christmas parties

With the festive season approaching in central Bristol, the hairdressing team on Baldwin Street here at Aidan Garlington are focusing on some of our firm favourites – including our unique and popular Colour Bar hair colouring service.

Colour Bar hair colouring in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Ideal for fast and affordable hair colouring for Christmas parties and office celebrations in Bristol, our Colour Bar is ideal for providing clients with an effective hair colouring service – usually delivered within an hour.

We can give clients the freedom to have hair colouring services for as little as £15, with the client being able to dry and finish off their own hair if required: our hair stylists in central Bristol can, of course, provide additional services such as blowdrying, but this will increase the client visit time to the Colour Bar.

One of the most popular hair colouring services at our Colour Bar in Bristol is for a client to have 4-8 packets added on either side of their parting, to cover up the roots and give a quick and easy hair colouring service for party season.

hair colouring in Bristol from Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Alternatively, a client may prefer to have a full head of hair colouring provided – and we can assist on prices, colours and overall hair colouring options.

Some clients using our Colour Bar in the run-up to Christmas and office parties in Bristol prefer to have quick flashes of pink, blue or green put into their hair which is a perfect hair colouring look for Christmas party hair.

central Bristol hair colouring from Aidan Garlington

Simply pop into our salon, make a booking for our Colour Bar and our hair stylists will take care of the rest. To find out more about our Colour Bar and super-fast Styled to Perfection hair colouring services, please visit here.

Whilst appointments are not always necessary for the Colour Bar, during November and December we advise all clients to book in advance, as our central Bristol hair salon is so busy with pre-Christmas client bookings.

To see the full range of hair colouring, Beauty Works hair extensions, hair product box sets, hair restructuring products, hair treatments, beauty treatments, and hairdressing services we offer at our central Bristol hair salon, please get in touch here.