Category: gents hairdressing

7
Sep

What’s the difference between hairdressing and barbering in Bristol?

One of the questions we often get asked by new clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon is what’s the difference between hairdressing and barbering in Bristol, and new male clients in particular are keen to find out more.

gents hairdressing services central Bristol

When we get new male clients visiting our central Bristol salon for the first time, they’re often passing trade due to our location or alternatively because we’ve been recommended to them by an existing client of ours.

The question about hairdressing and barbering is a good one, because as a unisex hair salon in central Bristol, we’ve seen more and more male clients visiting us in 2018 to utilise our barbering and gents’ hairdressing services.

gents hairdressing in central bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

We give all clients (male and female) a full and free hair consultation before carrying out any cutting, and this gives a new client the opportunity to talk through their current look, any inspiration they want to bring to a new look, as well as chatting to our team of friendly and experienced hair stylists in detail.

The world of barbering has traditionally been scene as quite one-dimensional from outside the hair industry. Barbering has been viewed as simply about clipper haircuts, a short back and sides delivered in 10 minutes, and then a repeat visit every few weeks to trim the hair with clippers again for a guy.

This, of course, isn’t the case at our hair salon, and our male clients enjoy the same level of consultation, creative cutting and hair product advice that our female clients enjoy when they visit us.

men's Summer haircuts in Bristol

Our hairdressing services involve a full hair consultation every time, a high level of client education around hairdressing and product knowledge, scissor cuts and professional hair styling for men. It’s a top-level experience.

Not just that, but our pricing structure for barbering services is flexible too, rather than trying to offer a one-stop-shop approach as some salons do.

We price our gents’ hairdressing services based on the experience level of our stylist delivering the service. So, for example, our barbering services are currently priced at three levels: £19.50, £21.50 and £24, and isn’t dependent on the amount of time in the chair when a male client visits us.

We pride ourselves on the level of male hairdressing education and men’s hair product knowledge we pass on, too, and are regularly posting male-centric blog posts for the benefit of our growing male client audience.

We also have male and female stylists, so the choice is up to you when you visit our Baldwin Street hair salon in terms of who works with you on your hair.

For example, we recently wrote about the latest trends in gents’ hairdressing in central Bristol – visit here to find out more.

We also stock the full range of superb men’s hair products from Great British Barber – visit here to read all about it.

Our Bristol Hairdressing Blog has lots of examples of men’s haircuts, barbering in central Bristol, as well as the latest men’s hair products we recommend for our male clients – visit here to find out more.

To see our full range of barbering services, hairdressing services, British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Sun-lightening hair colouring products, Summer Hair Care treatments, bespoke Summer hairstyling, different Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, Summer hair care tips, hair moisturising treatments, hair care, highlighting, hairdressing, British Hair products, hairstyling equipment, hair straighteners, hair curlers, curling wands, hair treatments, hairstyling services, hair toning, hair colouring, haircuts, creative cutting, hair styling equipment, haircuts, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.

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.

20
Jul

What are the top men’s haircut trends for Summer 2018 in Bristol?

A few of our male hairdressing clients were chatting this week about the top men’s haircuts for Summer 2018 in Bristol, so we decided to write a blog post about what we think will be the hottest looks for men this year.

men's haircut trends Summer 2018 Bristol

We recently wrote a blog post about the latest trends in gents’ hairdressing in Bristol – visit here to find out more.

One of the most popular Summer haircuts for men at our central Bristol hair salon remains the Textured Crop Haircut.

The crop has been a haircut that’s remained popular for over 12 months, and our central Bristol hairdressers expect to see more men going for it this Summer. The biggest factor is texture throughout plus choosing either a blunt fringe or choppy, textured look. We offer a full and free consultation to men.

men's Summer haircuts in Bristol

Another popular men’s haircut will be the Short Textured Quiff Haircut – particularly after the change by David Beckham from longer locks to a low-maintenance men’s haircut for the Summer.

It’s a versatile Summer hairstyle for men who want a shorter cut but also a hairstyle that doesn’t need too much work in the morning. It works best with texture and a loose, unstructured look.

A third favourite men’s hairstyle for Summer will be the Classic Short Back & Sides Haircut, which is perfect for office workers looking for a stylish cut.

Best Summer haircuts for men in Bristol

This look has made a big comeback recently, particularly after films such as Dunkirk and Harry Styles wearing this look with dramatic effect in the movie.

We recommend using a matte clay or paste product to style this look, but it can also be upgraded with a low fade or taper on the sides to modernise it.

One of the favourite Summer hairstyles for men in Bristol is also a Natural Side Parting Haircut, which is effectively a twist on the classic side parting.

best Summer haircuts for men in Bristol

It’s the perfect smart haircut for Summer for men, and is a great look for guys who want to look smart but with a natural and relaxed look. Using a medium-strength matte paste to style this men’s hairstyle produces the best look.

Men with Long and Wavy Hair will also be another popular choice at our Bristol hair salon, as Summer weather is good for longer, loose styling.

Summer hairstyles for guys in Bristol

The skin fades of 2017 have moved more towards longer locks during the Winter months, and we’ve seen that male hairdressing clients are now looking to go for a more relaxed and tousled look if their hair is longer or very curly.

Using a sea salt spray is the best way to enhance natural curls and long hair.

Another fantastic men’s hairstyle to watch out for this Summer in Bristol will be the Soft Undercut, first made popular in 2016 with Brad Pitt in the hit movie Fury. It’s a great men’s haircut to match up with a long beard.

Summer haircuts in Bristol for men 2018

Utilising a clean fade on the side and back provides a smart casual look that’s really versatile at both the office and the beach.

Our Bristol hairdressers can guide and advise on the best men’s Summer haircut to match your face shape, hair type, and hair regime.

We also stock the full range of Great British Barber products at our central Bristol hair salon – please visit here to find out more.

To see the full range of men’s haircuts, 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.

4
Jul

NEW men’s styling product for Summer in central Bristol!

The hot weather is here, and we’ve been seeing more and more of our gents’ hairdressing clients asking for our top recommendations on the best men’s styling products for Summer from our central Bristol hair salon.

A new product we love at our central Bristol hair salon because it’s so easy to use and has a workable texture meaning that frequent restyles during the day are no big deal is Matte Clay from the Great British Barber range.

men's styling product Summer central Bristol

 

This new men’s hair product available at our Baldwin Street hair salon creates a low sheen finish, with a long-lasting style and maximum texture impact for both men’s and women’s hairstyling requirements.

It smooths frizz and delivers a firm hold all day. It’s been blended with Argan Oil and Silk Protein, helping to reduce flyaway hair and providing extra control. It’s been a huge hit with many male hairdressing clients this week.

Easy to apply, simply scoop the desired amount, rub well into palms of both hands, and apply evenly to dry hair to style as required for the day ahead.

Great British Barber Matte Clay is also a really affordable hair product, only costing £9.95 in-salon. Available while stocks last, so get yours quick!

To see the full range of available men’s hair products, 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

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.

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.

11
Aug

Looking for a Tom Hardy men’s haircut in Bristol? Read this!

We’ve had a few requests in recent weeks for a Tom Hardy style of men’s haircut in Bristol from our male hairdressing clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon.

Seeing as this British actor has such a strong and iconic look, our team of central Bristol hairdressers decided to focus on this particular hairstyle for men, seeing as we offer the full range of gents hairdressing services.

Tom Hardy men's haircut in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The picture above sporting one of Tom Hardy’s recent popular looks is a great example to recreate, and our male hairstyling clients have loved this one.

It’s a short and sharp clipper cut on the sides, leaving some length at the top to create a workable, texturized finish.

The Tom Hardy look was finished using clay wax, with British Hair texturizing powder and Beach Waves sea salt spray for a messy but defined men’s hairstyling look.

Pricing for this men’s haircut at our central Bristol hair salon ranges from £19 to £24 – just ask for further details when you visit us, or ring to book your appointment.

Tom Hardy gents hairdressing style in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The second picture of Tom above shows a variation on the previous look. As the initial style grows out, the sides become softer and can be styled and worn pushed back. The top can then be left with a swept back, sleeker look.

We offer all of our men’s hairdressing clients a full and free hair consultation in central Bristol, so if you’re unsure which men’s haircut is right for you, simply ask one of the hairdressing team at our Baldwin Street hair salon and we’ll be happy to advise you further on the best men’s haircuts and products.

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