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26
Jun

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.

8
Jun

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.

central Bristol hair studio

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.

5
Jun

Bristol hairdressers give advice on handling longer hair in lockdown

Our team of Bristol hairdressers at Aidan Garlington Hair Design have been giving clients free advice via emails, social media channels, blog posts, and phone calls on handling longer hair in lockdown.

bristol hairdressers advice longer hair lockdown

And with the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the Bristol lockdown since late March has meant that more clients are looking at ways to manage, clean, condition, and style longer hair than they have been used to before.

The senior team of stylists at our central Bristol hair studio are on hand to [provide experienced tips and tricks for clients looking to ensure that their hair looks good and is in great condition, whatever the length it’s grown to.

When it comes to handling longer hair in lockdown, our Bristol hairstylists have a few simple tips to bear in mind until salons can safely re-open.

Hair growing out and getting longer can provide clients with the perfect opportunity to experiment with different looks at home, including:

Side sweeping of partings – this also helps to cover up roots and colour fade

New colours – research online and look at new colours to try when in-salon

Balayage – a freehand and versatile hair colouring technique we specialise in

One of the most important elements to consider during lockdown with longer hair is the conditioning of the hair and scalp, as well as maintaining hair integrity. Condition of hair is everything, and this cannot be stressed enough.

Tying up hair with Hair Bobbles rather than restricting bands can help to ease the pressure and strain on longer hair when it is tied up in lockdown, too.

One of the simplest ways to keep longer hair looking and feeling good is by applying leave-in conditioners weekly, to give extra moisture and hydration.

Something we also tell clients in-salon who have dry hair, fine hair, or longer hair in bad condition is simply not to touch and pull it about if possible.

Leaving the hair alone lets it rest, breathe, and maintain a higher hydration.

Some of the recent blog posts we’ve published for clients to help them with hair colouring, root concealing, hair care, hairstyling at home, and other issues in lockdown across Bristol include:

Hair care advice during lockdown.

Hair colouring hints in lockdown.

Low-maintenance hairstyles to try in lockdown.

Online ordering of hair care products in lockdown.

If you have any queries about the best ways to handle longer hair in lockdown, please feel free to get in touch with the experienced Bristol hairdressers at our Baldwin Street salon here.

22
May

Baldwin Street salon increases training and skills during lockdown

The Covid-19 outbreak has provided Aidan Garlington Hair Design with a good opportunity as a leading Baldwin Street salon to increase training and skills during lockdown.

Creative Director and salon Founder Aidan Garlington also recently completed a Barbicide online-based training course, focusing on disinfecting the salon and keeping clients and stylists safe.

This initiative will be fully implemented when our Baldwin Street salon re-opens, and is part of a wider training regime for salons to utilise when operating post-lockdown, in terms of minimising the risk of Covid-19 spreading within the salon. Client and staff safety will be the top priority.

Baldwin Street salon

And while we’re all staying safe and maintaining guidelines around social distancing, a few weeks before the lockdown was announced, Aidan attended a full-day training course on the client experience in salon, organised by L’Oreal. You can read all about this fantastic event here.

The last few weeks have been useful in accessing online resources for our team as experienced and qualified central Bristol hairdressers, too.

One of the best web-based knowledge hubs we’ve come across and have been utilising is L’Oreal Access, an inspirational hub of hints, tips, resources and an incredible learning space for stylists in Bristol and the wider UK.

We’ve been blown away by L’Oreal Access – find out more here.

One of the most important things for us is to pass on our knowledge, experience and passion for hairdressing to our clients. This is particularly relevant at the moment, with clients having to try and manage their hair and hair health at home during lockdown.

Some of the recent blog posts we’ve published for clients to help them with hair care and other issues in lockdown across Bristol have included:

Hair care advice during lockdown.

Hair colouring hints in lockdown.

Low-maintenance hairstyles to try in lockdown.

Online ordering of hair care products in lockdown.

We’ve also had lots of clients emailing and calling to discuss related issues and queries, and we’re here to help until the salon can safely re-open.

We always put training and skills at the top of our priorities as a central Bristol salon, and the ongoing dedication to training will continue long after we see the back of Covid-19 in Bristol.

If you have any queries about the best ways to take care of your hair in lockdown, please feel free to get in touch with the experienced hairstylists at our Baldwin Street salon here.

1
May

Low maintenance hairstyles to try in Bristol over Covid-19 lockdown

We’ve had a few clients emailing our Baldwin Street salon this week asking for the best low maintenance hairstyles to try during Bristol lockdown, so we thought it would be useful to also write a dedicated blog post on the subject.

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The main consideration is the condition of hair, and low maintenance hairstyles that simply hold hair up are also ideal for utilising additional hair treatments and hair masques as you get on with your day at home.

Protecting hair integrity without having too much focus on hairstyling is our advice, as well as going for simple looks that hold hair up.

When it comes to putting hair up, we also recommend not using tight rubber bands, but going for hair-friendly accessories instead such InvisiBobbles.

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With root colours coming through during Bristol lockdown, it’s also a good time to play around with different looks, including putting up hair in different styles such as Zig-Zag Partings and sweeping the hair across rather than leaving it as a straight parting, to help disguise roots coming through.

Simple and easy low maintenance hairstyles to try include Messy Buns, Top Knots, Hair-Ups, Space Buns and Plaits. These are quick, easy and versatile hairstyling options, which can all be done within 10-15 minutes and will keep your hair up, protected, and stress-free for you during Bristol lockdown.

Summer Hair in Bristol from Aidan Garlington

Our team of hairstyling experts in Bristol will be on hand and ready to help you in-salon when the lockdown lifts across the region, but until then we recommend keeping it simple with styling and focusing on hair condition.

If you have any other low maintenance hairstyle questions, please feel free to get in touch with our central Bristol hairdressers here during lockdown.

20
Apr

Looking for hair colouring help during Bristol lockdown? Read this!

With the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak across the UK, many clients have been in touch recently and are worried about hair colouring help during the Bristol lockdown.

Luckily, we have a few secrets to share, including this miracle Root Concealer product to use called L’Oreal Hair Touch Up.

hair colouring help Bristol lockdown

As part of the L’Oreal Professional range, Hair Touch Up Root Concealer is a fantastic and versatile product, designed to give quick and easy hair colouring help during difficult times when a visit to our Bristol hair salon isn’t possible.

Whilst some clients might be tempted to try a box dye, it’s worth remembering that our team of hair colouring stylists on Baldwin Street know our clients exact hair colour, so utilising a Root Concealer product from us means that we can also get the closest possible match to your actual hair colour.

hair colour help Bristol lockdown

If you’re worried about your hair colouring at this time, we would advise that the most important consideration is in fact the condition not colour of your hair. Maintaining hair health and integrity is the biggest priority right now.

Many clients are also growing out hair, and trying new and different hairstyling at the moment, and hairstyling around the fringes, for example, can go a long way to hiding fading hair colouring for certain hair types and hairstyles.

We really love L’Oreal Hair Touch Up Root Concealer, and at only £9 it’s a real bargain for those looking to boost their hair colouring around the roots.

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This simple spray is perfect to cover up hair colours going, and lasts from one shampoo to the next. It’s only £9, and can be ordered from our salon through the contact link below. We’ll then have it posted out directly to your home.

If you have any other hair colouring questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Baldwin street hairdressers here during lockdown.

20
Mar

How our central Bristol hair salon is addressing Corona Virus

It’s been a difficult and testing few weeks across the city, and we wanted to highlight how our central Bristol hair salon is addressing Corona Virus.

We’re carefully monitoring the Government’s daily briefings regarding Corona Virus, and taking all recommended health and hygiene measures in-salon.

We have also introduced the following measures for stylists and clients:

Hand sanitizer, water and paper towels are available at each column, as well as in our bathroom, to allow clients and stylists to regularly wash their hands.

Social distancing measures in place throughout the salon, with the recommended two-metre distance between each column in use.

We are sanitising door handles, till areas and card machine at regular intervals during the day, as well as rigorous cleaning of the salon daily.

Each column is sanitised after each client, as well as our backwash area.

All towels and gowns are washed after each use, to ensure full cleanliness.

Magazines and newspapers have been removed to reduce germ contact.

Cash payments have been halted at this time, with card payments and contactless payments being utilised until further notice.

Any of our stylists who have been in contact with someone who has, or is suspected of being infected with Corona Virus, will self-isolate at home for the recommended 14-day period with immediate effect.

We would also ask that any clients who are feeling unwell, or who are showing any potential symptoms, who are currently in self-isolation, who have come into contact with a suspected Corona Virus case, or who have travelled overseas in the last 14 days to re-schedule your next appointment with us by ringing the salon direct on 0117 376 3248.

To find out more about Corona Virus, and the measures being recommended by the NHS to combat it, please visit here.

These are testing and troubling times, but our priority is the health and well-being of our stylists and clients. We will remain open until advised otherwise by the Government, and are sending our very best wishes to the whole city.

To find out more about the stringent health and hygiene standards utilised at our central Bristol hair salon, please get in touch here.

20
Mar

Central Bristol hair studio announces exciting changes ahead

Spring is upon us, and our central Bristol hair studio has an exciting announcement to make for clients old and new.

central Bristol hair studio

After more than 10 years’ on Baldwin Street as a leading Bristol hair salon, we’ll be moving location in town, with the new salon launching from May.

A full blog post will be published here with the gorgeous new salon interior when we’ve moved, as well as exclusive new offers and deals to celebrate.

The new salon location will be announced in May after the move, and it won’t be far from our current location. A gorgeous new venue has been confirmed.

We’re also expanding our hairdressing services, and are recruiting for a new Senior Stylist, to cope with the increased demand from our Bristol clients.

The range of hairdressing services includes the following:

Hair colouring

Hair extensions

Blow-dry Bar

Hair Straightening

Gents’ Haircuts

Temporary hair colouring

Partial hair extensions

Creative cuts for men & women

Hair-Ups & Party Hair

We also offer free hair consultations to all of our clients, as well as discounted hairdressing services through our unique Refer A Friend loyalty scheme.

This year has also seen our Baldwin Street salon introduce new product ranges for both male and female clients, including Seb Men men’s styling and grooming products, as well as new Absolut Repair conditioning products.

To speak to any of our Bristol hairdressers about the above services and products, please feel free to ring 0117 376 3248 and mention this blog post.

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21
Feb

Baldwin Street hairdresser takes clients on a journey to hair heaven

It’s been an exciting month so far, with Baldwin Street hairdresser Aidan Garlington investing in a training programme to take clients to hair heaven.

cetnral Bristol hairdresser Aidan Garlington

The recent L’Oreal training day, entitled ‘Seven steps to wow a client’ was held at the Marriott Royal on College Green, and was attended by a number of hair salon owners from across the South West, including Creative Director Aidan Garlington from our very own Aidan Garlington Hair Design.

The education was focused around new ways to wow clients, as well as discussing the client journey in-salon, how to provide an even better hairdressing experience, the ways social media can benefit clients, and how Bristol hair salons can be more sustainable in 2020 and beyond.

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The training ran all day, and Aidan was even interviewed by leading industry publication Hairdressers Journal on the day, to provide his thoughts and feedback.

L’Oreal have been one of the main hair product brands to support our central Bristol salon since launching over 10 years ago, and the client feedback regarding their products is consistently positive. It was a really helpful day too.

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20
Dec

How many different ways can a Bob hairstyle be worn in Bristol?

How many different ways can a Bob hairstyle be worn in Bristol? Well, we’ve had a couple of clients asking this question recently, so we thought we’d write a blog post about it.

Bob hairstyling in central Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

A classic Bob haircut is often seen as one of the simplest but most stylish hairstyles for women visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon in central Bristol.

It’s effective, stylish, classic, and extremely versatile when worked well.

One of the emerging trends during 2019, and which our team of expert Bristol hairstylists expect to see continuing into 2020, is clients looking to get the same cut but to wear it in many different ways.

So, for example, with a Bob haircut from our team, there are many different ways in which the haircut can be styled to deliver different looks, such as:

Waves

Curls

Straight

Tousled

Night Glam

A hairstyle such as this can provide endless looks, as well as being simple to maintain with regular visits to your hair salon every six weeks or so.

A Bob haircut at our central Bristol studio costs from £36 ranging up to £49.50, for the cut and blow-dry, depending on the stylist working with you.

Full and free hair consultations are given to all of our hairdressing clients, and we also give comprehensive advice on the best products and styling equipment to utilise in maintaining a gorgeous Bob throughout the year.

So, if you’re thinking ‘New Year, New Hair’ why not consider trying a versatile cut and style that can give you a variety of daytime and evening looks?

To find out more about the hottest hairstyles for this year, please visit our Bristol Hairdressing News here.

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