Category: festival hair

8
Aug

What are the best Summer hairstyles in Bristol for 2020?

Although Covid-19 has delivered a massive impact on everyone, we’re still getting clients asking us what are the best Summer hairstyles in Bristol for 2020.

festival hair ideas for Summer 2018 in Bristol

And our team of experienced Baldwin Street hairstylists have a selection of the hottest hairstyles to try this Summer in Bristol.

Summer hair trends for 2020 will undoubtedly be influenced by the ongoing pandemic, and outdoor restrictions will change the seasonal hairstyles we’re used to seeing as firm favourites every Summer, but the essential elements of any Summer hairstyle usually contain the following:

Quick and easy to create at home

Keeps hair off the face and neck

Can be worn in town or at the beach

So, our central Bristol hairstyling team think this Summer will see the following hair trends hitting the top spots with clients:

Braids

fesitval hair ideas for 2018 in Bristol

East to create, face-framing braids are simple but effective for Summer hairstyling. They work on every hair length and hair texture, and look really cute, as well as enabling clients to keep cool in warmer temperatures.

Buns

Hair Chalks in Bristol from Aidan Garlington

An elevated bun is simple, fast and amazing as a Summer hairstyle. It’s versatile too, allowing clients to add elements such as waves and tousled pieces to create a cool overall look.

Bobs

Bob hairstyling in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

A classic Bob hairstyle is always a popular choice as a Summer look, and this year will be no different. A new Bob can transform the face, as well as delivering a low-maintenance hairstyle for the entire Summer.

Another consideration for Summer hair trends should be a client’s hair type, hair length, and the hair products required to keep it in great condition for the hot, dry Summer months. We can advise further on the best hair care.

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

26
Jun

Update on the re-opening of our Covid-safe Baldwin Street hair salon

With the latest news that hair salons are able to re-open from 4th July 2020, we thought we’d update you on the measures taking place in our Covid-safe Baldwin Street hair salon.

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We’re pleased to inform you that we are now making appointments, and please be assured we will try and accommodate everyone. In light of the current Covid-19 epidemic, our top priority is keeping our team and clients safe.

We would like things to continue as normal as possible during these challenging times, and so we will be exceeding the Government’s health and safety measures during every client appointment to ensure full protection.

To keep you safe during visits to the salon, we are taking the necessary steps to welcome you:

  • All members of our team will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), visors and masks.
  • Every other work station will be used to enable the 2m social distancing between clients.
  • Only one basin in use at any time.
  • To ensure effective social distancing, walk-in appointments will not be available until further notice. Please call us to book an appointment.
  • We will not be able to offer refreshments, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks (no alcohol please).
  • All magazines have been removed from the salon to reduce the handling of materials, but you can always use your kindle, tablet, phone or personal book/magazine for entertainment.
  • We will politely ask every client to wash or sanitise their hands upon arrival.
  • We will accept cash payments but to reduce the handling of material between our team and clients we ask you bring the correct money.
  • We will be taking card payments and making future appointments at the workstation to avoid crowding at reception.
  • We will not be able to facilitate dry haircuts.
  • All tools, workstations, mirrors, gowns, and PPE will be cleaned, disinfected or disposed of between each client.
  • Salon areas will be cleaned regularly, and disinfectant spray will be used on door handles, taps and other areas of multiple contact, throughout the day.
  • Floor markings will be in place to help ensure social distancing.
  • We ask you attend your appointment alone unless a carer is needed.

What to expect our ‘new normal’ to look like:

  • We will ask for your name, mobile number and email on booking an appointment to enable track and trace and to send advice updates about your appointment.
  • To ensure your appointment goes ahead and to avoid having to wait outside please arrive at your appointment time.
  • On arrival at the salon the door will be locked so you will have to ring the foot-operated bell.
  • Your stylist will answer the door.
  • You will be asked to use the hand sanitizer provided, put on a face mask and place your belongings (coat, hand bag, etc) into a clear plastic bag, please keep personal items to a minimum.
  • If you are having a colour you will be directed to your seat, if you are having a cut and finish you will be directed to the basin.
  • We will carry out your consultation sat alongside you speaking into the mirror to avoid speaking face to face.
  • We will be using disposable towels and our gowns which will be washed after every use at over 60
  • Payment can be contact less card (£45 maximum) Apple or android pay (no maximum) or cash.

Before making or coming to your appointment, please ask yourself the following question:

  • Do you or anybody in your household or ‘bubble’ have any cold or flu-like symptoms?

If so, please call the salon on 01173763248 to reschedule, should you already have an appointment booked.

We appreciate that some of these measures may cause some inconvenience, but our main priority is the health and safety of our team and clients. We value your cooperation, thank you.

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

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.

central Bristol hair studio

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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12
Jul

What are the best festival hair ideas in Bristol for 2019?

It’s the time of year when many of our clients are asking us about the best festival hair ideas in Bristol for 2019, so we thought a post dedicated to this subject would be a great help for our clients and blog readers alike.

Festival hair ideas for 2019 seem to be all about wearing changeable styles as a festival goes on – we saw many examples of this at Glastonbury recently, with many people opting for loosely styled hair on the first day, moving into half-up hairstyling on day two, and space buns for the final day.

festival hair ideas Bristol 2019

The example above was completed within 30 minutes, with gel, hairspray and styling dust. A Space Bun a fantastic example of festival hairstyling, as it will generally last for two days, with the addition of glitter partings and hair rings.

This versatile festival hairstyle costs between £15 and £35, depending on style required and length of hair.

festival hair Bristol 2019

Our Bristol hairstylists are also finding that this year clients have been looking at quick and easy hair for festivals, including hair-ups and hair braiding.

The example above is a great example, taking only 30 minutes and perfect to wear for a full weekend with minimal fuss or styling work required.

Hair braiding is becoming increasingly popular as the go-to look for festival hair ideas, and we have a dedicate hair braiding stylist at our Bristol salon.

We also offer all clients a full and free hair consultation, so come in and discuss your festival hair ideas with us before the Autumn weather arrives!

To find out more about our latest Bristol hairstyling News and hairdressing tips, please visit here.

To book a festival hairstyling session with one of our team of Bristol hairdressers, please visit here.

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17
May

Looking for an eco-friendly hair salon in Bristol? Read this!

As a leading eco-friendly hair salon in Bristol, we don’t often shout about our Green credentials, but thought it would be useful to highlight some of the environmentally-friendly practices we implement at our Baldwin Street salon.

eco-friendly hair salon Bristol

As far as possible, for example, we use refillable hair products to ensure that the minimum amount of plastic and packaging is used in our Bristol salon.

The Source Essentielle range above from L’Oreal is a great example of one of our leading hair products brands that utilises hair product refills for eco-benefit. It saves us wasting unnecessary resources on hair product bottles.

eco-friendly hair salon central Bristol

Our central Bristol hairdressers also use Easy Dry towels, which are made from recycled materials, and require lower temperatures to clean fully. Easy Dry towels clean at only 60 degrees, and require no detergent products either.

Our Bristol hair salon also uses LED lighting throughout, and our electricity is provided by a Green supplier that only offers recycled, eco-friendly electricity.

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Many of our clients value the effort and time we take to ensure that our hairdressing services leave a minimal environmental footprint, whilst providing high-quality salon experiences for our clients, time-after-time.

To find out more about our latest eco-friendly hair salon News and hairdressing tips, please visit here.

To book with one of our team of Bristol hairdressers, please visit here.

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3
Aug

Special event this Summer? Visit our central Bristol hairstylists first!

The team of central Bristol hairstylists at our Baldwin Street hair salon have seen a few new and interesting client visits this Summer, and we wanted to dedicate a blog post to showcasing some of our extra hairdressing services.

Central Bristol hairstylists

We recently had new clients visiting from Ireland, who were staying in a central Bristol hotel and attending a University graduation. They’d typed ‘Prom Hair and Hair-ups in central Bristol’ into Google, found one of our previous blog posts, and booked in for last-minute hairstyling with the team.

There was also a group of ladies visiting Bristol for the weekend to see the sights including the Wallace & Gromit Trail, and they wanted to discuss Hair-Up options with us for their big Saturday night out on the town.

We have also provided temporary hair chalk for clients visiting Bristol, which wash out after three shampoos but give a vibrant fun new hair colour for a short period of time. Ask in-salon for further details on this new service.

We are seeing more clients visiting the salon during weekends away to Bristol, as well as wedding parties, and other special anniversary events.

Central Bristol hairstylists at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

We’ve had a number of new clients coming in to see us for various hairstyling and hairdressing services such as our Styling Bar.

Our team of experienced and friendly Bristol hairstylists can provide a range of versatile and low-cost hairdressing services, including cuts, blow-dry, and styling – including good-to-go quick hair curling, if the client comes into the salon with hair washed and ready for us to work our magic on for them.

Aidan Garlington Hair Design central Bristol hairstylists

Our central Bristol hairdressing team can offer advice and guidance, including our up-to-date hair product knowledge, to ensure that new clients and those visiting just for a weekend have gorgeous hair throughout their stay in the city.

To see the full set of hairdressing services at our central Bristol hair salon, our range of Solar Sublime hair care products, Summer hair care tips, 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.

27
Jul

Focus on a top Baldwin Street hairdresser – Senior Stylist Paul

The dedicated and talented team of hair stylists at our central Bristol hair salon are a fantastic bunch, and we’re dedicating this blog post on a top Baldwin Street hairdresser – our Senior Stylist Paul.

Baldwin Street hairdresser at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

As a hugely-experienced hairstyling expert with more than 17 years’ experience, Paul has been working at the salon for years, and is an integral part of the hairdressing team at Aidan Garlington Hair Design.

Some of Paul’s ongoing hairdressing and hair colouring qualifications include:

L’Oreal Colour Keys Course

L’Oreal Express Colour Keys Course

Mizani Afro Relaxer Course

L’Oreal Diploma with Carolyn Newman and Bill Underwood

TIGI Advanced Cutting Course

British Hair Advanced Cutting Course

As well as his huge amount of hairdressing experience, Paul was also the Regional Winner of Trend Vision 2013, and UK Finalist of Trend Vision 2013, and is passionate about creative cuts and contemporary hair colouring.

All of our hair stylists in central Bristol receive regular training and mentoring from Creative Director Aidan Garlington, and Paul has been one of the most inspirational hair stylists for the growing team in recent months as well.

Paul delivers any style of hairdressing required for clients, is an expert in hair colouring, and always provides the best look to suit each individual client.

Many of our long-standing clients have been visiting Paul for a number of years, and as we celebrate more than 10 years at our Baldwin Street location in central Bristol, Paul has been a major part of the salon’s ongoing success.

To book in with Paul for a full and free hair consultation, please contact the salon today on 0117 376 3248 to make an appointment with him directly.

To see the full team of hairdressers at our central Bristol hair salon, our range of Solar Sublime hair care products, Summer hair care tips, 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.

29
Jun

NEW Festival hair ideas for Summer 2018 in Bristol

Our team of expert hairstylists have been reviewing the latest festival hair ideas for Summer 2018 in Bristol, and we’ve come across quite a few top trends and new looks to try for the Summer music festival and party scene.

One of the hottest looks this Summer will be this one:

festival hair ideas for Summer 2018 in Bristol

Whilst some festival-goers prefer to go to considerable lengths getting multi-coloured, high-impact and high maintenance Summer hairstyles and festival hair in place, many of our clients prefer a fast, low-maintenance look.

Often, a simple hair-up with a few fun tweaks is all that’s needed to make for a unique, fun, and eye-catching festival hair look to wow your friends this Summer. And, of course, our team of central Bristol hairstylists can help.

Summer festival hair ideas in Bristol

This festival hair look, as adapted from the catwalk model picture at the start of the blog, is a simple and quick hair-up with a twist, by adding sparkles.

This is a great example of one of our festival hair ideas for clients in Bristol, and most of our Summer hair-ups are easy to maintain, last for 2-3 days making them ideal for a music festival weekend, and only cost £15 too.

fesitval hair ideas for 2018 in Bristol

Previous festival hair trends have included Baby Spice-inspired pigtails, Boho scarves tied into longer hair, rainbow-coloured braids, pierced and embellished braids, flowers woven into long and short hair, glittery and shiny hair accessories, and many more versatile, colourful and gorgeous looks.

We offer all clients a full and free hair consultation, too, so if you’re not sure what festival hair look is right for your hair type, hair length and face shape, pop in to our Baldwin Street hair studio to chat about getting the best new look, to ensure your festival hair turns heads for the right reasons in 2018!

To see the full range of festival hair tips, Summer hair ideas, 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.

 

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.

13
Oct

Special offer with new stylist joining our central Bristol hair salon

We’re really excited this week, as a new stylist has joined our busy central Bristol hair salon as a full-time member of the team, following an increasingly busy year, with a hectic Autumn ahead for our hairdressing clients.

special offer at central Bristol hair salon Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Lisa, pictured above, has over 13 years hairdressing experience, having previously worked at the popular Bristol city centre hairdressing company Guy Fawkes. Lisa has also worked for other hair salons in the greater Bristol area.

Lisa (30) specialises in hair colouring, hair-up, wedding hair, hair extensions, working with Afro hair, and is qualified on working with Kerastraight for clients.

As an NVQ Level 3 hairdresser, Lisa brings a wealth of experience with her, and she’s made a huge mark on the team in only a few weeks on board.

Lisa joins our team of central Bristol hairdressers as we head into the busy Autumn and pre-Christmas season, with high demand for new seasonal hairstyles and the latest hair colours for Autumn keeping us all really busy.

To celebrate Lisa joining our team of central Bristol hairstylists, we’re giving a fantastic introductory offer on her amazing hair colouring services in-salon.

Any client booking a hair colouring service with Lisa will also get a half-price haircut at the same time. Please mention this blog post when booking.

To see examples of gorgeous haircuts and seasonal hairstyles from our central Bristol hair salon, please visit our blog here.

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