Category: hair colouring

18
Apr

Our Baldwin Street hair salon celebrates 10 years in Bristol

The hairdressing team at Aidan Garlington Hair Design are celebrating this week, following the announcement that our Baldwin Street hair salon celebrates 10 years in Bristol.

Salon Founder and Creative Director Aidan Garlington established the central Bristol hair salon after a solid career in professional hairdressing. He wanted to provide clients with a central Bristol hair studio that delivered consistent and cost-effective hairstyling, hair colouring and hair treatments for all clients.

Aidan is one of the most well-respected professional hairdressers in Bristol, having gained a L’Oreal specialist colour degree.

Ten years later, and the Baldwin Street hair salon now has a dedicated and professional team of hair stylists, specialising in all aspects of hairdressing and including exclusive services in central Bristol such as:

Beauty Works hair extensions

L’Oreal hair treatments

Moroccan Oil products

Hair colouring expertise

Hair straightening services

Specialist hair treatments

Recent highlights for the hairdressing team at Aidan Garlington Hair design have included visiting the main annual industry events Salon International and The Alternative Hair Show.

Matthew is a hair straightening expert, whilst Lisa has been entered to compete in a national hair colouring competition later this year.

Aidan has specialist haircutting skills, including hair extensions and all aspects of hair care and health hair maintenance using the best hair treatments in Bristol.

Our team also provides the full range of men’s hairdressing and male grooming services in central Bristol for new and existing male clients.

After a decade on Baldwin Street in central Bristol, the salon is going from strength to strength, with a commitment to eco-friendly practices and products, including Easy Dry towels and refillable hair products in-salon.

Aidan Garlington Hair Design also stocks some of the leading brands in hair care, hair styling, hair conditioning and hair straightening for women and men, including GHDs, Cloud Nine, L’Oreal, Seb Man, Moroccan Oil and more.

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

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

To see our full range of hairdressing products, hair colouring, hair conditioning products, Olaplex hair treatments, Christmas party hairstyle ideas, red hair colouring products, Moroccan Oil gift sets and products, Autumn hairstyle choices, salon shampoos, Source Essentielle hair products, nourishing shampoos, barbering services, hairdressing services, British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Undercut hairstyles, British products, 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.

8
Mar

Gorgeous Mother’s Day gifts now at our central Bristol hair studio

It’s that time of year when clients are looking for Mother’s Day gifts, and we’ve got a great selection of offers available at our central Bristol hair studio.

Mothers Day gifts central Bristol

The first gorgeous gift to consider for Mother’s Day in Bristol this year is one of our hair salon gift vouchers. And to give the perfect present for Mother’s Day this year, if you purchase a gift voucher for a cut and finish at our Baldwin Street salon, you’ll also get a British Hair shampoo worth £9.95 for free.

Our team of hairdressing experts will guide and advise on the best British Hair shampoo to give ensuring that the free gift perfectly suits your mum’s hair.

Mothering Sunday gifts in Bristol

The next Mother’s Day gift to tempt clients this year will be a special Mothering Sunday gift hamper, containing a range of leading hair products.

Each gift hamper contains a British Hair moisture shampoo worth £9.95, a British Hair moisture masque worth £11.95, and Wella Luxe Oil worth £13.95.

The Mother’s Day Hampers only cost £25 each.

Bob hairstyling in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

Our third Mother’s Day gift option for 2019 in Bristol is any client booking in for a full head colour, cut and blow-dry can also get 50% off the cut.

This offer could save you between £18-25, and will give your mum a lovely surprise for Spring with help on hand from our expert hair colouring team.

All of the above offers are available in-salon until Sunday 31st March, and are subject to availability and while stocks last.

Please mention the Blog post when you purchase a Gift Voucher or the half-price cut deal with hair colouring and finish service before Mother’s Day.

To see our full range of hair product and hairdressing service gifts, Olapex hair treatments, women’s hair colouring services, men’s hair products, hair stylists in central Bristol, ranges of British Hair products, hair colouring, hair conditioning products, Olaplex hair treatments, Christmas party hairstyle ideas, red hair colouring products, Moroccan Oil gift sets and products, Autumn hairstyle choices, salon shampoos, Source Essentielle hair products, nourishing shampoos, barbering services, hairdressing services, British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Undercut hairstyles, British products, 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.

1
Mar

Perfect Spring haircut in Bristol – Hair Lightening with Olaplex

Clients visiting our Baldwin Street salon have been asking for the perfect Spring haircut in Bristol – and our answer for 2019 is Hair Lightening with Olaplex hair treatment.

Bristol hair lightening Olaplex

Spring is only weeks away, and it’s a great time of year to consider lightening hair whilst also conditioning and treating it in preparation for warmer weather, to reduce sun damage, dry hair issues, as well as looking great for Spring.

The client example above last week is a great showcase for our Bristol hair lightening and Olaplex hair treatment.

The client came into the salon with very long hair, and asked for us to cut the majority of the length off before starting the hair colour service.

The cut hair was foiled in diagonal sections, with a two-inch gap in colour application to the scalp. Although a classic Balayage hair colour is usually applied freehand, we used foils as the client wanted the hair to be as light as possible. The heat from the foils also helped the hair colour to lift further.

Once the hair colour had lifted to the client’s required lighter shade, we toned it with a light ash toner, then cut off another two inches to reach Bob length.

Olaplex hair treatment was used in the bleach and toner, to re-build hair bonds that can be broken down in the hair colouring process. We recommend using Olaplex with every hair lightening service at our Bristol hair salon, as it helps to retain and strengthen the integrity of hair.

The hair was then blow-dried smooth, then curled with a Cloud Nine Styler to create gorgeous big loose curls for the client.

The above cut, hair colouring and Olaplex hair treatment service usually takes between 3-4 hours, and costs from £142.50, depending on the stylist.

This cut and colour would, of course, be cheaper without an Olaplex treatment and the application of an extra toner, as this client requested.

We also recommended that the client uses silver shampoo to ensure the lighter hair colouring stays bright, as well as cancelling out any brassy tones that may develop once the toner starts to wash out.

We also provided a Blondifier resurfacing and illuminating hair masque to use as a conditioner – this has been developed specifically for blonde hair, and is a superb hair conditioning product for adding in moisture removed by bleach.

The client also had a full and free hair consultation with one of our expert hair colourists in Bristol before proceeding with this transformational hairstyling.

To see our full team of hair colouring, hair lightening, Olapex hair treatments, women’s hair colouring services, men’s hair products, hair stylists in central Bristol, ranges of British Hair products, hair colouring, hair conditioning products, Olaplex hair treatments, Christmas party hairstyle ideas, red hair colouring products, Moroccan Oil gift sets and products, Autumn hairstyle choices, salon shampoos, Source Essentielle hair products, nourishing shampoos, barbering services, hairdressing services, British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, 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.

20
Feb

Bristol hair stylist competes in national hair colouring competition

We’re really excited to announce this week that our team member and Bristol hair stylist Lisa will be competing in a national hair colouring competition.

Bristol hair stylist hair colouring

Lisa has 14 years’ hairdressing experience and specialises in hair colouring, wedding hair, hair extensions and Afro hairstyling.

She has already gained specialist hair colouring qualifications from L’Oreal, as well as successfully completing her NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing with flying colours in the past.

The L’Oreal Colour Trophy competition has been running in the UK for over 60 years, and is one of the most prestigious British hairdressing competitions.

There are four main categories in the hair colouring competition, and hair colouring experts will be competing from across the country to win awards.

The judging of this year’s competition will be conducted by more than 50 top-level hairdressers and hair colouring gurus from around the world, and is set to be one of the most exciting hairdressing competitions of the year.

Talking about this year’s upcoming competition, Lisa commented:

“I’ve always aspired to enter Colour Trophy. I love hair colouring because it’s possible to transform a hairstyle in a relatively short space of time. The competition is going to be really exciting but also very nerve-wracking!”

Our team of central Bristol hairstylists will be supporting Lisa, and wishing her every success during the 2019 competition. We’ll be updating blog readers on how she fares in coming weeks as well.

To find out more about this year’s L’Oreal Colour Trophy competition, please visit here.

To experience our Bristol hair colouring experience for yourself, why not visit our unique Colour Bar. Find out more here.

To see our full team of hair stylists in central Bristol, ranges of British Hair products, hair colouring, hair conditioning products, Olaplex hair treatments, Christmas party hairstyle ideas, red hair colouring products, Moroccan Oil gift sets and products, Autumn hairstyle choices, salon shampoos, Source Essentielle hair products, nourishing shampoos, barbering services, hairdressing services, British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, 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.

14
Jan

Hair colouring offer in Bristol – top ups from only £20

One of the most popular hairdressing services at our Baldwin Street hair salon in December is always our unique Colour Bar, where we offer a range of fast, affordable and expert hair colouring to clients in a rush.

So, to celebrate the start of 2019 as well as giving clients a great deal, we’ve got a hair colouring offer in Bristol, subject to availability.

The start of the year is when clients are looking for great deals and bargains, but the post-Christmas Blues can also mean that money is tight.

So, we’re able to give clients low-cost hair colouring top-up treatments and services at our central Bristol hair salon.

Our Colour Bar hair colouring services and quick fix services start from as little as £20, and can be pre-booked at a date and time to suit you.

It might be the addition of an extra few slices of colour that’s required, or maybe a top-up of an existing colour without a full head hair colour – simply ask in-salon and our team of hair colouring experts will advise you further.

Hair colour offers in Bristol are rare, as many hair salons find January and February are their quietest months of the year, and are therefore reluctant to give offers and discounts on high-end services such as hair colouring.

Our Colour Bar, however, is an easy and cheap way to boost your colour or add a flash of new colour into your hairstyle without breaking the bank, and within a quick appointment slot – usually less than one hour.

To find out more about our Colour Bar and the new quick-fix hair colouring services available, please visit here.

To see our full range of hair colouring, hair conditioning products, Olaplex hair treatments, Christmas party hairstyle ideas, red hair colouring products, Moroccan Oil gift sets and products, Autumn hairstyle choices, salon shampoos, Source Essentielle hair products, nourishing shampoos, barbering services, hairdressing services, British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, 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.

23
Nov

What are the top three red hair colours for this Autumn in Bristol?

It’s that time of year when many of our clients are asking for the top red hair colours for the Autumn season in Bristol.

And with such a huge range of reds, coppers, auburns and brown-red hair colours being available to mark the shift into Autumn months, it can be difficult to choose a red hair colour that’s stunning, on-trend and still affordable.

So our team of central Bristol hair colouring experts have put together the top three red hair colours to watch out for this Autumn at our Bristol hair salon.

top red hair colours Autumn Bristol

ALL-OVER COPPER

This is a simply stunning red hair colour from our Bristol stylists, as showcased by the recent client example above.

The look was achieved by applying a full head of the desired red colouring. Sectioning the hair into four, and then taking small parts of each section applying the red hair colour carefully and evenly through to the ends.

This look took around 60 minutes in the chair for the hair colour application and processing time – the cut and blow dry are extra time and costings.

An all-over copper look costs between £39-£44 depending on the stylist level providing the hair colouring service and we use L’Oreal Professional Colour products at our Baldwin Street hair salon.

red hair colouring Bristol

RED BALAYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

This stunning look above was delivered by using a deep red hair colour with balayage of soft copper highlights.

The hair colouring was applied to the roots first, then working through to the ends using a freehand technique in-salon.

The deep red and copper tones work well together to provide an amazing texture, and an eye-catching red hair colouring for Autumn using balayage.

The time in the chair for this red and copper hair colouring balayage service was around 75 minutes, and costs between £61.60-£81.50, depending on the stylist providing the service. Cut and blow dry are additional costs.

red hair colouring experts Bristol

ALL-OVER VIBRANT RED

This third gorgeous red hair colour for Autumn was delivered by applying a full head hair colour of this superb red. The hair was sectioned into four, and then with small parts of each section having the red hair colour carefully and evenly applied through to the ends.

This look 60 minutes in the chair for the hair colour application and processing time – the cut and blow dry were extra.

An all-over vibrant red hair colouring service costs between £39-£44 depending on the stylist level providing the service.

To find out more about our hair colouring in BS1, please visit here.

To see our full range of red hair colouring products, Moroccan Oil gift sets and products, Autumn hairstyle choices, salon shampoos, Source Essentielle hair products, nourishing shampoos, barbering services, hairdressing services, British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, 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.

9
Nov

Our central Bristol hairdressers pick up top tips at Salon International 2018

Our central Bristol hairdressers had an amazing weekend recently, after attending Salon International 2018 and the Alternative Hair Show. Here are Creative Director Aidan with Stylists Lisa and Ashleigh outside the Show:

central Bristol hairdressers Salon International 2018

Salon International is the hairdressing industry’s biggest and most well-known annual event in the UK, held in London and attracting 1,000s of creative and contemporary hairstylists to experience the hottest trends and products.

Bristol hairdressers at Salon International 2018

As well as watching live hair shows to pick up hairstyling and creative cutting tips, the Wahl demonstration this year at the Show gave us all ideas for new barbering techniques to try back at our Baldwin Street hair studio.

central Bristol hairstylists at Salon International 2018

We were also able to pick up new high-quality hairdressing equipment to help deliver even better results for our clients.

Another of the highlights for the Aidan Garlington Hair Design stylists at the 2018 Show was to meet inspirational hair stylists, including Patrick Cameron and Trevor Sorbie, to chat about the hottest trends and upcoming styles.

To find out more about this year’s Salon International 2018 Show, please visit here.

We also had the pleasure of attending this year’s Alternative Hair Show, which is a focal point for raising charity cash and showcasing new styles.

central Bristol hairdressers at Alternative Hair Show 2018

The Alternative Hair Show raises money and awareness for fighting leukemia, and has raised a massive amount of donations for associated charity work, as well as being an amazing way to see cutting edge new hairstyles and colours.

Bristol hairdressers at Alternative Hair Show 2018

The themes of the Alternative Hair show also help to provide inspiration for our styling team back in the central Bristol hair salon for the coming year.

This year, we were amazed to see the huge variety of hairstyles showcased from around the world, as well as seeing different shapes and colours. This all helps our Bristol hairdressing team to deliver exciting new styles for clients.

Baldwin Street hairdressers at Alternative Hair Show 2018

To find out more about this year’s Alternative Hair Show, please visit here.

It was an incredible experience, and both hairdressing events have really given the stylists lots to think about and try out in salon.

To see our full range of new products, Autumn hairstyle choices, salon shampoos, Source Essentielle hair products, nourishing shampoos, barbering services, hairdressing services, British Hair products, blonde toning shampoos, Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, 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.

7
Sep

NEW Hair colouring service for sun-lightened hair in Bristol

It’s been an amazing Summer, but we’re now starting to see more and more clients coming to our Bristol hair salon with sun lightened hair issues, looking for help, advice and hair colouring support to bring back their natural colour.

The good news is – we have a service for this, and offer a new hair colouring service for sun-lightened hair, and the ‘before’ and ‘after results below are truly stunning:

hair colouring sun lightened hair Bristol

sun lightened hair treatments in Bristol

The Summer 2018 heatwave has left many clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon with hair that looks bleached and washed out after weeks of intense sun. The issue has been to put the clients’ natural hair colour in for them.

We offer a free hair consultation for all of our clients, especially those looking to utilise our expert hair colouring services, to ensure that the right tone, blend and hair colour mix is delivered to them during their visit to our styling team.

When it comes to restoring natural colouring to sun-lightened hair, we start by looking at the level and extent of sun damage caused to the hair, roots, and the overall condition of the hair and scalp after intense heat exposure.

When it comes to providing our hair colouring service to sun-lightened hair, we focus on applying highlights in to the roots if needed, to bring the roots to their natural colour.

Part of the hair colouring process on sun-lightened and sun-damaged hair often involves applying lowlights on to the ends, after washing them out.

This simple but effective hair colour service to hair roots and hair ends is perfect for re-establishing the hair’s overall natural colour, as well as providing a refresh of natural colour at the end of the Summer season for tired hair.

A half-head colour will usually take between 30-45 minutes, with 30 minutes’ processing time for hair colouring applied. A cut and blow dry usually comes afterwards, giving a total chair time of roughly 1.5 hours, depending on length of hair and condition of roots. Ask for further details during your consultation.

We also recommend that clients with sun-lightened or sun-damaged hair consider giving their hair additional moisture, to re-build the integrity of the hair, the roots, the scalp, and to promote better hair health overall.

Clients can also get a fantastic new hair moisturizing treatment too – read this blog post to find out details on this great deal.

We also offer a superb range of Summer hair care products in the Solar Sublime range – please visit here to find out more.

Our Bristol Hairdressing Blog has handy hints, tips and hair care advice, as well as the latest products our expert team of hair colourists use and recommend – visit here to find out more.

To see our full range of Sun-lightening hair colouring products, Summer Hair Care treatments, bespoke Summer hair styling, different Undercut hairstyles, British Hair products, Summer hair care tips, 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.

17
Aug

One-wash hair colouring product in Bristol – L’Oreal Flash Pro Hair

The entire team of Bristol hairdressers at Aidan Garlington Hair Design are excited to announce a brand new product this week – L’Oreal Flash Pro Hair.

one-wash hair colouring in Bristol L'Oreal Flash Pro Hair

This superb new hair colouring product delivers an amazing result for clients looking for fast, reliable, and one-wash-out temporary hair colouring.

L’Oreal Flash Pro Hair is a colour gel product, that’s simple fast and easy to apply. There are a range of cool and funky colours available, making this the perfect temporary hair colour for an evening out or a special one-off event.

Because Flash Pro Hair washes out in with only one shampoo, it gives clients the ability to have wild and wonderful hair colours without any commitment.

It’s a fast and cost-effective hair colouring service, too – costing only £15 in-salon, or £14.99 to buy the product and do it yourself at home.

There are 11 fantastic and fun hair colours to choose from in the new range.

To find out more about L’Oreal Flash Pro Hair, please visit here.

To find out more about our Quick Fix and Colour Bar services in central Bristol, please visit here.

To see our full range of hair colouring products, Summer hair care tips, 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.

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.