Category: gents hairdressing


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.


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.