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22
Jun

What’s the hottest Summer hairstyle in Bristol? Ombre!

Our Baldwin Street hairdressers were discussing what’s the hottest Summer hairstyle in Bristol for this year, and the response was resounding – Ombre.

Summer hairstyle Bristol Ombre Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Whilst bayalage was really popular last Summer, our team of hair colouring experts are noticing more demand this year for Ombre in Bristol.

A classic Ombre hair colouring service typically involves solid colour at the roots and is lighter at the ends, with red, browns and blondes being added in as examples of different highlights to use with an Ombre look.

The cost and time involved for an Ombre depends largely on factors such as the length of hair and the strength of colours to be added into the highlights.

We would offer a full and free hair consultation for every Ombre client, to ensure that the right hair colours for them are applied and processed. It’s also important to get a skin patch test 48 hours beforehand.

A classic Ombre would take 90 minutes’ colour processing time, with a further 90 minutes’ for the cut and blowdry. A total time of three hours with us.

An Ombre costs between £98-£135, depending on the stylist level.

To see the full range of Ombre, 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.

15
Jun

Hair moisturizing treatment offer with British Hair products in Bristol

With the warmer, drier weather upon us for Spring going into Summer, now’s the perfect time of the year to consider adding extra moisture into your hair regime, to ensure that hair doesn’t become dry, damaged or brittle and broken. And we’ve got a fantastic hair moisturizing treatment offer to help.

Hair moisturizing treatment Bristol

British Hair Moisture Intensive products are our favourites to use for hair moisturizing treatments, and British Hair Moisture Intensive Shampoo is an excellent starting point to protect your hair from Summer heat.

It’s a nourishing, strengthening and repairing cleanser containing Botani-H complex, as well as keratin and sunflower seed extract to help protect and repair damaged hair, as well as hydrating, controlling frizzy hair, smoothing out cuticles and delivering a unique colour lock formula for hair too.

Using it couldn’t be simpler, either. The hair moisturizing treatment service involves applying a small amount to wet hair, massaging gently into scalp and working up to a lather, then rinsing with warm water.

The second element to our hair moisturizing treatment in Bristol involves applying British Hair Moisture Masque, to fully protect and enrich the hair against hotter drier Summer weather.

The Moisture Masque helps to restore moisture levels in the hair, as well as increasing hair strength, protecting and repairing chemically-treated hair, whilst also being paraben and sulphate-free.

Moisture Masque helps to provide anti-frizz and anti-static, delivering a high level of Summer hair care protection against both heat and humidity.

Simply apply the Masque to partially-dried hair from root to ends, and leave in for roughly five minutes. For dry, damaged hair, our hairstylists leave the Masque for up to 10 minutes then rinse. Adding heat intensifies the treatment.

The British Hair Moisture Intensive Shampoo usually retails at £9.95, whilst the Moisture Masque costs £12.95 from our Baldwin Street hair salon.

We’re running a special offer on hair moisturizing treatments: simply mention this blog post, and get both British Hair in-salon for only £17, saving a full £5.

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

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

8
Jun

The best Spring hair care tips from our central Bristol hairstylists

With the Spring now fully upon us, more and more clients are looking for the best Spring hair care tips from our central Bristol hairdressers, so we decided to put together a round-up of our best hints and tips here on our Blog too.

recruiting at central Bristol hair salon Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The Spring can be a tricky season for clients’ hair, as the increase in humidity and sun levels can cause significant damage to hair if regular treatments and ongoing conditioning regimes aren’t maintained throughout the new season.

The team of hairstylists at our Baldwin Street hair salon firstly recommend using a conditioning masque once a week, or twice weekly if the hair is particularly damaged from Winter weather condition and drying out.

We wrote a blog post here about free Serie Expert hair treatments currently available at our Bristol hair salon.

Our Bristol hairdressers are also advising clients to give their hair regular trims to remove damaged and split ends throughout the Spring.

Spring hair care tips from Bristol hairdressers

A third handy hint for Spring hair care from our hairstylists in central Bristol involves clients changing their shampoo and conditioner to opt for a lighter hair product regime during the Spring. This can help to remove frizz and reduce associated problems during the new season. Ask in-salon for help.

Another great but simple Spring hair tip is to use a nourishing light hair care oil or serum during the next few months, to add extra moisture and conditioning to hair as it adapts and deals with changing weather conditions.

Using a fantastic hair product such as British Hair Moisturising Masque can really help improve hair condition. Read this blog post here to find out more about Moisture Masque, as well as getting a discounted deal too.

Spring hair care tips from central Bristol hairstylists

The final Spring hair care tip from our central Bristol hairstyling team is a simple one – wherever possible, allow hair to dry naturally, to prevent the damage that can be caused using hair dryers, hair curlers, hair straighteners and hair wands. Excess heat to hair can be a real problem during the Spring.

We also offer all clients a full and free hair consultation, so if you’re unsure about the condition and integrity of your hair make sure you get an expert hair care consultation form one of our stylists when you are next booked in.

Spring hair care at Bristol hair salon Aidan Garlington Hair Design

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

8
Jun

Latest trends in gents’ hairdressing services in central Bristol

Our Baldwin Street hair salon has seen a large increase in male clients in recent weeks, and with that in mind, we’ve decided to focus on the latest trends in gents’ hairdressing service in central Bristol at our hair salon.

gents hairdressing services central Bristol

Last year, men’s haircuts in Bristol were more focused around skin fades and short clipper styling for guys, but 2018 is seeing a new wave of gents’ hairdressing coming into play – with a focus on styling longer hair for men.

At our central Bristol hair studio, more male clients are asking for advice and tips on how to manage, style and condition longer men’s hairstyles, and our hairstylists are fully qualified in providing men’s hairdressing.

gents hairdressing in bristol

We offer all clients a full and free hair consultation, during which time we listen to what each client is hoping to achieve with their new hairstyling look.

The first months of 2018 are seeing more textured hairstyles for men, with an emphasis on longer hair, a more relaxed hairstyling feel as well as more male clients asking for advice on the best men’s hair products to use for ongoing styling and conditioning.

gents hairdressing in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

We also stock the full range of Great British Barber hair products, designed specifically for men, and have seen amazing results for clients using these products.

To find out more about Great British Barber hair products, please visit here.

We offer the full range of gents’ hairdressing services at our central Bristol hair salon, with prices starting from £19.50. Ask in-salon for more details.

To see the full range of 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.

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.