Category: hair trends


Our predictions for hair colour trends in Bristol during 2021

Although our Baldwin Street hair salon is currently shut due to the national lockdown as per Government requirements, we thought it would be a good time to share our predictions for hair colour trends in Bristol during 2021.

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So, we’ve got a few gorgeous hair colours for our lovely Bristol clients to consider once the current lockdown ends, including:

Balayage and Ombre

As you can see from the gorgeous Copper Balayage example above taken at our central Bristol salon, the balayage trend will stay with us in 2021.

Balayage gives a low maintenance hair colour option with subtle re-growth, whilst balayage lowlights and highlights don’t show a hard cut line.

Ombre is making a comeback this year too, with the graduation from dark to the roots to light at the ends, providing clients with another really low-maintenance hair colour that’s particularly good for brunette clients who aren’t able to visit the salon every eight weeks to maintain a blonde hair colour.

Ombre is versatile with colours, and can be mixed with direct dyes such as pink and coral shades to deliver flashes of colour.

Dirty Blonde

This hair colour combines warmer blonde tones with a smudged natural root, and has been especially popular with our Bristol clients during 2020, when Covid-19 first arrived and many people went almost feral with their hair.

It’s a simple grungy hair colour look with darker shades underneath, and is sometimes also called 70s Blonde. Ask in-salon for further details after lockdown lifts.

Ravishing Reds

Sales of red hair colouring went through the roof at our central Bristol salon in 2020, with many celebrities opting for red, copper and cherry red colours.

Semi-permanent glosses will also prove more popular in 2021, to give clients a real statement hair colour. We’re seeing a surge of interest in Renaissance Reds, which embody deep rich red hair colouring with copper and bronze tones.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe hair colouring appointment in Bristol for when the current lockdown ends, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


What are the hottest 2021 hair trends in Bristol to watch out for?

One of the most common questions our clients are asking us is what are the hottest 2021 hair trends in Bristol to watch out for – and we’ve got a few top secret bits of expert advice for you to consider.

2021 hair trends Bristol

Our Baldwin Street hairstylists are predicting that the following hairstyles, creative cuts, and gorgeous hair colours will be popular in Bristol for 2021:

Rose brown hair – this will become a hot hair colour for early 2021, as it’s a low-maintenance option that gives extra dimension to brown hair tones. It’s also really versatile, and works well for clients who are blondes and redheads, albeit with slightly more upkeep.

Pixie haircut – this became a firm favourite during 2020, as short hair became more popular as a manageable hair choice with the onset of Covid-19. Short hair makes life much easier for clients if the salon is forced to go into lockdown, and we’ve seen a big boost in demand for pixie haircuts in Bristol.

Purple silver hair – hybrid hair colours in Bristol will be hugely popular in 2021, with clients looking to blend two colours into one look. Purple silver hair delivers bold, shimmering tints. If you dare to go for it, we can deliver it.

Side-sweeping Bangs – Bang hairstyles will be back on-trend in Bristol this year, and side-sweeping Bangs are going to be hot in 2021. This superb hairstyle gives movement, and highlights facial features. It’s especially strong for those with higher foreheads, as it moves the focus onto a client’s eyes.

Shag haircuts – this look is a great way of adding edge to a hairstyle, giving multiple layers, flowing bangs, and a simple cool look for the year ahead.

Assorted Bobs – whether it’s a Blunt Bob, a Textured Bob, or an Asymmetrical Bob, our Baldwin Street stylists can help. We predict that the Bob in all its forms will be a big hit in 2021, due to its versatility and low maintenance. This will be especially important as we move into Spring.

Lob haircut with chop – the classic Lob haircut has been popular with many of our clients for at least 18 months, but we think 2021 will see a massive rise in the popularity of this look. It gives the ability to play with length without going too short, and a lob with choppy layers delivers texture on thin and fine hair.

Hair extensions – although we’ve been a leading hair extension salon in Bristol for years, they remain a specialist hairdressing service. We predict that hair extensions will boom in 2021, as they give such a huge amount of flexibility whilst also delivering a luxurious look throughout the entire year.

Twilight hair colouring – this is a hair colouring technique that is powerful yet subtle. It combines babylights and ombre, which provides clients with a strong look that isn’t dramatic. Our hair colouring experts in Bristol will advise you.

Please keep an eye on our Bristol hairdressing blog here for the latest updates on Bristol hair trends.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe hair appointment in Bristol with us, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


Round-Up of 2020 from our Baldwin Street central Bristol hair salon

With a New Year on the way, we thought it would be worth a Round-Up of 2020 from our Baldwin Street Bristol hair salon after a turbulent 12 months.

Despite the devastating impact of Covid-19 for people and businesses across the city, we managed to move into a brand new salon on Baldwin Street, with incredible feedback from clients after lockdown when we could safely open.

Baldwin Street central Bristol hair salon

Our stunning Baldwin Street hair studio may only be next door to our previous salon (where we were based for 10 years) but the new space and re-design with full re-fit has allowed us to provide a luxurious and Covid-safe hairdressing experience in central Bristol for clients old and new.

We’ve invested heavily in making Aidan Garlington Hair Design a relaxing, professional, calm and Covid-safe hair salon in Bristol for all of our clients.

The challenges of opening a new hair salon in central Bristol are tricky enough, but to do it during a global pandemic was very tough indeed.

Thankfully, the moving process was relatively straightforward, and despite a few refit rollovers on deadlines, we managed to get the stunning new salon open in-between the first and second lockdowns.

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Our small but dedicated team of Bristol hairdressers looks likely to grow in 2021 too, with a Senior Stylist possibly being recruited in the New Year following an incredibly busy December period for the current team.

And, finally, our current ranges of global brands for hair styling products, hair conditioning products, hair care products and hair straighteners – as well as men’s hair and grooming products – have been even more popular this year.

We’re so grateful to our clients for making sure that we all got through 2020 relatively sane, and are looking forward to seeing you all again in January.

If you’re wondering what a Covid-safe Bristol hair salon should be doing to protect clients and stylists in 2021, we wrote a blog post about the measures being taken at our central Bristol salon – find out more here.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe hair appointment in Bristol for January, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


The best Autumn hair care in Bristol with Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil

Here at Aidan Garlington Hair Design, we’re now able to provide clients with the best Autumn hair care in Bristol using Olaplex No.7 Bonding oil.

best autumn hair care Bristol Olaplex Bonding Oil

This hair care product is perfect for application during Autumn months, and offers unrivalled support and strength for hair condition, hair repair, hair bonding, and hair conditioning during the wetter, colder months to come.

This superb product has been available at our Baldwin Street salon since February, but the March lockdown has meant that client weren’t able to access it as readily as now. This has been our most popular Autumn hair care product in stock in recent weeks, and clients are giving us great feedback.

No.7 Bonding Oil is a re-bonding and hair strengthening hair product, which reduced frizzy and flyaway hair. It absorbs into the structure of the hair, and only a small amount is needed to deliver big benefits in hair care, hair protection, and the reduction of hair drying time needed on a daily basis.

Suitable for all hair types, it is a vegan-friendly hair care product, animal cruelty-free, gluten free, paraben free, phthalates free, nut free and PH balanced, giving clients complete confidence whilst utilising its benefits.

It’s available in-salon in a 30ml bottle, and costing £28.

The patented hair care system from Olaplex works in a number of ways at a molecular level. To find out more, please visit here.

We’ve been huge advocates of the full range of Olaplex hair care and hair strengthening products for some time now, and client love these products.

We wrote recently about another amazing Olaplex hair conditioning product – read here to find out more.

To find out more about No.7 Bonding Oil, please visit here.

If you’d like to find out more about the best Autumn hair care in Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


Looking for a Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment in Bristol?

We’re well into Autumn, and many of our clients are already asking about making a Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment in Bristol at our salon.

Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment Bristol

Our advice would be to book now, well in advance, and for these reasons:

We have limited availability this year, due to less appointments being available in-salon due to the restrictions in line with managing Covid-19.

Appointments in-salon now take longer, and there’s more time spent after each client visit disinfecting their chair and surrounding area in-salon.

We have limited chair availability and are running a smaller team for the remainder of 2020. New stylists are looking to join us in the New Year.

Our Baldwin Street central studio salon is currently booking up quickly for the start of December, with mid-November also filling up fast at the moment.

If you’re wondering what a Covid-safe Bristol hair salon should be doing to protect clients and stylists, we recently wrote a blog post about the measures being taken at our central Bristol salon – find out more here.

There are slots available for Christmas hair appointments in central Bristol with us, and we can offer clients visits for their festive hairstyle, haircut or hair colouring during the second and third weeks of December, as things stand.

We also have limited availability for the end of November, but these are filling up fast, as clients are keen to ensure they get dedicated time booked with us.

Our Christmas hair appointments cover the following services for clients:

Hair colouring

Creative seasonal cuts

Hair Ups & Christmas hairstyling

Simply email to find out more about our current availability and to book in before all appointments are taken at our busy salon.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment in Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


What are the most popular Autumn haircuts for 2020 in Bristol?

Clients have been asking us what are the most popular Autumn hair trends for 2020 in Bristol, and with the seasonal change comes a new selection of top hairstyles and creative cuts to consider.

popular Autumn haircuts 2020 Bristol

Our team of top hairstylists in central Bristol have reviewed some of the hottest haircuts in-salon, and across the country, and our top picks are:

Pixie Cut

The classic Pixie Cut, as seen above, is one of the most popular low-maintenance haircuts available from our central Bristol hairdressers, and gives a clean and crisp retro look. Adding choppy layers to add volume is also a good option.

A bold, volume-packed Pixie Cut is a great opportunity to utilise a crop-style haircut for the Autumn months, as well as delivering an iconic look.

Loose Shag

This is an upgraded version of the 70s shag hairstyle, and it works on both long and short hair, making it a versatile restyle for any clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon this Autumn.

It’s multi-layered, easy to maintain, and looks simple yet glamourous. The choppy layers give gorgeous volume, and a salt spray will add texture.

Blunt Bob

Summer saw an increase in grown-out Bobs and Lobs, but Autumn will bring more clients in Bristol wanting a sharp and defined Blunt Bob, hitting the jawline and demanding a strong precision creative cut from Bristol hairstylists.

One-length Blunt Bobs are perfect as a face-framing haircut for the Autumn months, with other variations such as angular and asymmetrical Bobs also being popular choices from our clients looking for something special.

If you’d like to find out more about the upcoming Autumn hair trends in 2020 for Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


NEW Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio unveiled for clients

We are delighted to officially announce that our new Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio has been unveiled for clients.

new Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio

Our stunning Bristol hair salon is bigger, with a brand new refurbishment in place, and only two doors along from our old salon, where our central Bristol hairstylists had been based for over 10 years.

The new salon has been carefully designed to offer clients old and new the very best hairdressing experience on Baldwin Street for 2020 and beyond.

central Bristol hair studio

Some of the new features of our salon include a dedicated and stylish backwash area, a new retail stand with a range of hair products for men and women, a unique hair colour bar for clients to utilise, as well as Covid-safe measures in place at all times.

The salon has an increased number of chairs available, and we’re currently recruiting for more hair stylists to cope with demand for our superb services.

Baldwin Street salon

The team have had incredible feedback from clients so far, and although the new salon has only been open for a few weeks, we’re already seeing a big influx of clients looking to buy more products and book in earlier with us.

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


How to maintain longer hair after lockdown in Bristol

We’ve had a number of our lovely clients asking us recently how to maintain longer hair post-lockdown in Bristol, so we thought a blog post dedicated to this topic would be helpful.

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Having seen clients managing their hair at home, with hints and tips from our central Bristol hairdressing blog in recent months, now that lockdown has eased it’s become clear that many clients are loving their longer hair, but aren’t sure how to maintain it and keep it in excellent condition.

As we’ve been stressing, the importance of well-maintained hair is critical when it comes to keeping longer hair healthy, shiny and looking gorgeous.

The importance of a prescribed shampoo and conditioner cannot be under-estimated when it comes to ensuring healthier long hair after lockdown.

Our central Bristol long hair stylists recommend trimming the ends in-salon first, for the basics of long hair maintenance to have a lasting impact.

More clients are managing their own long hair, and this also means that using the right cleaning and conditioning products at home will be vital as well.

After a few months of lockdown, we’re seeing that a good shampoo and conditioner are usually all that is required to get a client’s longer hair back into shape in terms of cleansing, conditioning and maintaining hair integrity.

We have the amazing Serie Expert and reformulated Absolut Repair in-salon, both of which are designed to work with longer hair.

Vitamino Colour is our preferred product when looking after longer hair that has also been coloured, and is one of the best products L’Oreal has launched.

Our in-salon shampoos for longer hair are available for only £12.50, whilst conditioners are on sale for £13.50, whilst stocks last.

Dry and damaged longer hair that’s needing extreme care will benefit from a hydration masque, as well as an Olaplex treatment. Ask in-salon for details.

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


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.


Our central Bristol hair salon will soon to be making appointments

We’re really pleased to announce that our central Bristol hair salon will soon be making provisional appointments for clients old and new, around the latest government and Public health England guidelines and advice.

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We’ll be making provisional appointments from 26th June, with a view to re-opening on 04th July. This is based on the current recommendations given to all Bristol salons, although this date may need to be moved, dependant on advice at the time.

Furthermore, we will have new safety measures in place, including a new client journey as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Client safety is paramount, and with that in mind, our team of Baldwin Street hairdressers have been busy taking steps leading up to the proposed re-opening of our leading central Bristol salon on 04th July.

Recently, for example, we successfully gained Barbicide qualifications as a Covid-safe salon – read more about it here.

There will be new PPE in place for all stylists, with clients putting on their own gowns and PPE for their appointments with us.

Clients will be met at the salon front door by their designated stylist, and will be brought directly to their styling station by the stylist. We will be asking clients to arrive on time, and not early, as no waiting area will be operational for the foreseeable future.

We will also be maintaining social distancing rules between clients and columns, and will be asking any clients with Covid-19 symptoms not to come to the salon for their pre-booked appointment from 04th July.

The salon is already a stringently-clean environment, and we have further stepped up the cleaning and sanitising routines, with longer clean-down times between each client visit at each column.

There will be further updates closer to 04th July, should the situation change, but we’re fully committed to our clients and to returning safely to the salon.

If you have any queries about booking a hair appointment with us in Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us at our Baldwin Street salon here from 26th June.