May 2020


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.


Online ordering for hair care products in Bristol during lockdown

We’ve had a number of clients getting in touch in the last week saying they’ve been having huge problems with online ordering for hair care products in Bristol during lockdown, so we wanted to provide help and guidance to you.

Although our central Bristol salon is still closed, we can post out hair products.

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We have a number of top-brand hair care products available, as well as great deals on end-of-line ranges such as British Hair at our central Bristol salon.

For example, all of our remaining British Hair stock is available to purchase for only £9.95 each, which includes postage and packing. This includes Curl Cream and Scalp Volume Moisturiser, two of their best-selling products.

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We also have outstanding hair care products to purchase from L’Oreal Serie Expert during lockdown and ensure your hair health is well-maintained.

Serie Expert have world-leading shampoo and conditioners available, with shampoos from £11.50 and conditioners from just £12.50 to buy online.

Serie Expert hair treatments central Bristol hair salon

One of our most recent additions has been the Tecni Art range of products, and their serums, hairsprays and gels are really popular with clients.

Poker Paste, for example, is only £12.50 and gives incredible hold to short cropped hair on women, as well as providing textures styling for guys.

All product prices excluding the end-of-line British Hair do not include postage and packaging, but full prices will be confirmed with each order made online.

Our Baldwin Street hair salon has an extensive range of hair care products, hair masques, hair serums and hair gels for clients to purchase online.

Simply get in touch via to place your orders.

If you have any queries about the best hair products to try in Bristol during lockdown, please feel free to get in touch with our Baldwin Street hairdressers here during lockdown.



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.