Category: festival hair


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.


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.


FREE Summer hair consultations available in central Bristol

As Summer weather approaches, the team of hairdressers at Aidan Garlington Hair Design are offering a new and exciting service to clients – and it’s also free.

From 01st May, all clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon in central Bristol can get a full and free Summer hair consultation with a stylist.

free hair consultations in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Our Summer hair consultation is completely bespoke, and will review and examine the following elements for each individual client visiting us:

Best Summer haircut for you

Summer hair care products to try

Summer hair colouring ideas

Summer hair consultations in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Our expert team of hairdressers in central Bristol will be able to provide hints and tips on how to maximise hairstyles, haircare products, and hair colouring options so your hair enjoys the best Summer hairstyling you could wish for.

Although our Summer hair consultation is free, we do ask that all clients looking to enjoy this complimentary service to pre-book their appointment with us. Simply ring 0117 376 3248 and mention this blog post when you book.

Summer hair in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

So, if you’re unsure what to do with your locks this Summer, or are finding your current regime of hair products aren’t quite giving you the look and condition you want, why not book your free Summer hair consultation with our Bristol hairstylists this week and enjoy a 15-minute advice and tips session.

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


Looking for festival hair in Bristol this Summer? Our Baldwin Street hair salon can help

With Glastonbury Music Festival still ringing in our ears for another year, the hairdressing team at our central Bristol hair salon here at Aidan Garlington are busy delivering a seasonal favourite for our clients – festival hair in Bristol this Summer.

festival hair in Bristol from Aidan Garlington

And with so many music festivals taking place in June, July and August now is the perfect time for clients to consider a visit to our unique Colour Bar for the addition of exciting and vibrant temporary hair colouring or hair strips for big events.

Getting amazing festival hair in Bristol this Summer couldn’t be easier, too.

One of the favourite temporary hair colour services at our Baldwin Street hair salon is Hair Chalks – these provide vibrant colour strips in the hair, typically in gorgeous blue or pink, as well as other pastel shades as required – which only take 15-20 minutes to apply.

This bespoke hairstyling for Summer festivals creates a stunning hairstyle which is perfect for music festivals, beach parties and big Summer events.

Our Hair Chalks also require no hair bleaching, deliver stunning party hair for Summer, and wash out within a couple of shampoos.

Hair Chalks in Bristol from Aidan Garlington

All of these fast and fabulous Hair Chalk services are provided at our unique Colour Bar in central Bristol. Simply ask in-salon for further details.

We also provide quick Hair-Ups, Up-Do Hairstyling and Hair Plaits for clients, which remain a firm favourite for Summer and festival hairstyles in Bristol.

Hair Plait in Bristol from Aidan Garlington

And to top it all, our prices are just as attractive as the Summer hairstyles, too! Hair Chalks start from £15, whilst Hair Ups start from just £17. Ask in-salon.

Summer Hair in Bristol from Aidan Garlington

To find out more about our full range of Quick Fix hairdressing services, please visit here.

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