February 2021


Should I colour my hair with a box dye during Bristol lockdown?

We’ve had a few clients emailing us in the last fortnight asking variations of the same question, namely ‘Should I colour my hair with a box dye during Bristol lockdown’ and the response from our Baldwin Street salon is No.

Whilst it might be tempting to try out a shop-bought box dye during the current lockdown, nothing beats the professionalism that’s delivered from a fully-qualified hair colouring expert at our Baldwin Street hair salon.

Our advice, particularly for delicate hairdressing services such as hair colouring in Bristol, would be to wait until hair salons are open again.

This provides a number of benefits to both clients and Bristol salons:

It creates more work for the hairdressing industry

It reduces the number of hair colouring mistakes

It provides better overall haircare for all clients

It enables skilled hair colourists to work their magic

If you’re concerned about the current state of your hair colour in the Bristol lockdown, please visit here to see how we can help you.

Whilst it might not be ideal to have a hair colour you’re not happy with, there are ways around this during lockdown. Why not try a low maintenance hairstyle instead? Visit here to find out more.

Some clients have been confused about whether to opt for hair colouring or hair correction when lockdown lifts – please visit this blog post to find out more.

We’ve already advised our hair colouring clients to wait until our central Bristol salon is open again, so we can deliver our skills once more.

We anticipate an exceptionally busy 4-6 weeks after the current lockdown lifts, so please keep an eye our Bristol Hairdressing Blog for details.

It’s also important to add that avoiding box dyes can also be critical to maintaining good hair condition in lockdown, as well as helping to avoid potentially costly-mistakes and long-term damage from hair colouring errors.

If you’d like more information about the hair colouring services offered at our Baldwin Street hair salon in central Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


FREE hair care resources in lockdown from Bristol hairdressers

The impact of Covid-19 has been huge for many of our clients, so we decided to write a blog post dedicated to free hair care resources in lockdown from Bristol hairdressers.

Despite our Baldwin Street salon currently being shut, we’ve got a number of online blogs, hints, tips and free advice readily available from our team of Bristol hairdressers, so clients can still get the best hair care help possible.

free hair care resources lockdown Bristol hairdressers

We’re getting emails every week from lovely clients, with a range of hair care, hair colouring, hairstyling and general hair health queries during lockdown.

Here are our most popular recent hair care resources during previous lockdowns in Bristol, containing helpful ways to keep your hair healthy.

Hair care advice from our central Bristol hairdressers in lockdown

Hair colouring help during Bristol lockdowns

Low maintenance hairstyles to try in 2021 Bristol lockdown

Online ordering for hair care products during lockdown

Advice from our Bristol hairdressers on handing longer hair in lockdown

Easy access to the best hair products in Bristol lockdown

We are currently advising clients during the 2021 lockdown that the most important factor to remember is to keep hair hydrated and in condition, with moisture-based products. This is relevant for hair of any length or type.

Without moisturising and hydrating the hair and scalp on a daily basis, it’s easy to cause damage that can affect hair health for weeks or months after.

As long as hair is healthy and hydrated, our team of central Bristol hairdressers will be on hand when lockdown ends to professionally take care of all your hairstyling and hair colouring needs in our gorgeous new salon.

To find out more about any hair care resources you need during the lockdown in Bristol, please email the salon via hair@aidangarlington.co.uk and mention this blog post.

If you’d like more information about our Baldwin Street hair salon in central Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


FREE online hair consultations from central Bristol hairdressers

Having had clients getting in touch with various hair issues recently, we’ve decided to offer free online hair consultations from our central Bristol hairdressers in lockdown.

The current lockdown has seen some interesting emails and messages via social media platforms coming in, with clients concerned about a range of hairstyling, hair colouring, hair care and related issues as salons stay shut.

online hair consultations bristol hairdressers

So, to respond quickly and as best as we can whilst our Baldwin Street hair salon stays shut in line with Government restrictions, we’re going to open up a dedicated email address for clients old and new to contact us directly.

Our hair care advice is always highly prescriptive, and unique to each client, so feel free to get in touch during the current Bristol lockdown via hair@aidangarlington.co.uk to ask us questions or to highlight any concerns.

We’ll be on hand to provide bespoke and individual hair advice to our lovely clients, to ensure that your hair stays in the best possible condition during the lockdown period, and to enable us to better service you on your next visit.

We’ll then book in each client contact via the email address for either a 15-minute phone call or live Zoom video chat, as best suits your requirements.

There are a few free existing resources online which might also be helpful for clients looking for advice on hair colouring, hairstyling and hair care hints – please see below for previous informative blog posts that we’ve written.

We wrote a hair care advice in Bristol lockdown blog post recently – visit here to get access to our expertise.

If you need help with hair colouring issues during lockdown, but are unsure what to do with Bristol hair salons being closed, please visit here to get some simple and clear advice.

If you’re looking for low-maintenance hairstyles to try in the current lockdown, check out this blog post with helpful hints and a few of our favourites.

If you’d like more information about our Baldwin Street hair salon in central Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.