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21
Jul

Advice from Bristol hairdressers on hair hydration in Summer

Lots of clients visiting us in July and August ask for advice from our Bristol hairdressers on hair hydration in Summer.

So we thought it would be a good time of the year to devote a blog post on the best ways to keep hair moisturised and hydrated in the Summer heat.

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Our team of hair care experts in central Bristol recommend using high-quality hair hydration products and treatments on a regular basis throughout the year.

Hair can get dried out, brittle and damaged at any time, but it is generally more prone to this in the warmer, drier, hotter months of Summer.

Our top three in-salon hair hydration products for 2021 are:

Moroccan Oil Repair Shampoo & Conditioner set

As one of the most popular brands in the world for hair hydration and hair care products, Moroccan Oil is a well-trusted name at our Bristol salon.

Moroccan Oil Repair Shampoo and Conditioner sets have been one of the best-selling combination packs to be stocked at our Baldwin Street salon.

We’re currently running an offer on the above Moroccan Oil set. Usually retailing at £69.40 get it for only £41.25 when you mention this blog post.

Moroccan Oil Intense Hydration Mask

This superb hydration mask from Moroccan Oil is another winning hair care product and is perfect for helping your hair to cope with hot, dry weather.

This hair hydration product is now available in-salon for only £26.95.

L’Oreal Serie Expert Blondifier

This professional range of five different products from L’Oreal in their amazing Serie Expert range provides a tailor-made hair care solution for blond hair.

Blondifier products are designed to revive blonde colour and to keep hair shiny, radiant and nourished throughout the whole Summer in Bristol.

We are currently offering Blondifier Shampoo in 300ml bottles for just £12.99 and Blondifier Conditioner in 300ml bottles for £13.99.

All the above hair hydration products are available while stocks last.

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

11
Jul

Summer 2021 hair trends in Bristol from our Baldwin Street hairdressers

Having got through a year of self-maintenance and home haircuts, it’s great to be able to review Summer 2021 hair trends in Bristol from our Baldwin Street hairdressers.

And whereas last Summer was minimalist, the Summer 2021 hair trends in Bristol will be maximalist, with face-framing fringes, 70s-inspired hairstyling, modern takes on classic cuts and exciting new bold hair colours.

Spring hairstyles in Bristol

Some of the hottest Summer hairstyles will include Mullets, Bangs, Bobs and Layered Shags.

Whilst many clients prefer to go for shorter hair during the warmer Summer months, other clients prefer to keep some length to enhance styling options.

A Pixie Cut or Sharp Bob are great for keeping the neck cool in the sun, but sometimes it can also be good to consider the length a Layered Shag or Mullet can offer.

We’re going to see more clients going for a not-too-short and not-too-long hair length, with a rise in mid-length hairstyle requests as Summer progresses.

The ever-popular mid-length chop ‘Hot Girl Bob’ is a favourite with our clients, whilst a chunky 70s Mullet, Layered Shag with a curtain fringe are also options for Summer 2021.

Layered Shag:

This simple and versatile Summer hairstyle has made a massive comeback, with a rise in popularity across Bristol.

A heavy fringe with length on the sides delivers shape and style.

70’s Mullet:

The rise of the Mullet has been widely publicised in the Press by celebrities bringing back this iconic look.

This Summer, this hairstyle will be popular as the Mullet gives a strong image across the city for many clients to get back to basics.

Hot Girl Bob:

A Bob haircut is always a favourite Summer hairstyle in Bristol, and this year the variety of Bob hairstyles will be superb.

We can, of course, advise you on the best type of Bob hairstyle to match your face shape. A Hot Girl Bob retains mid-length and easy maintenance.

Half & Half Colour:

The release of Hollywood Movie Cruella has seen clients asking for half and half hair colours, and our hair colouring experts on Baldwin Street can help.

We predict that this Summer will see experimental hair colours becoming popular, with reds and greens being popular from now until September.

We strongly recommend that any clients who have not yet booked a hair appointment for July to get in touch by either ringing the salon on 0117 376 3248 or email us at hair@aidangarlington.co.uk.

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

26
May

Looking for a hair colour correction service in Bristol? Read this!

After a hectic few weeks following the lifting of lockdown, we’ve had a number of clients asking for a hair colour correction service in Bristol.

Our Covid-safe Bristol hair salon has been inundated with client queries on hair colour in the last three weeks.

So we thought it would be helpful to write a blog post from our Baldwin Street hair colouring experts to share some insights into the hair colour correction process.

most popular hairstyle Bristol Spring

In a nutshell, hair colour correction involves removing undesirable hair colour. It can be the result of hair colouring growing out or a hair colour service that’s gone wrong.

Hair colour correction involves either toning out unwanted hair brassiness, dying the hair darker, or lightening hair to achieve the required colour.

A hair colour correction service with our central Bristol hairdressers will often require removing unwanted hair colour and starting a new process for a client.

A good example of a hair colour correction will be to colour hair from red to brown or to turn dark hair to pink. Tone and depth of hair colour are vital.

If blonde hair colour is slightly brassy or a brunette is showing too much red, a toner service might be able to rectify this with a low-impact correction.

A hair colour correction service, however, may take weeks to get the right look for a client. It is a highly bespoke hair colour correction service.

A hair colour correction service can be difficult for fragile or damaged hair, so consultation with one of our Baldwin Street hairstylists is a critical step.

For some hair types and hair colours, the hair colour correction process can take two or three appointments.

Factors such as hair type, hair texture, hair condition, existing hair colour, and the choice of toner to be used all play a part in the time period needed.

We strongly recommend that any clients who have not yet secured a hair colour correction service appointment for June get in touch by either ringing the salon on 0117 376 3248 or email us at hair@aidangarlington.co.uk.

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

9
May

What are the most popular Bristol hairstyles after lockdown?

Many clients visiting our Baldwin Street salon are asking our team what are the most popular Bristol hairstyles after lockdown.

So we thought we’d write a blog post to highlight the hottest hairstyles and most popular hair trends and lengths following our central Bristol studio opening its doors again following government guidance.

most popular bristol hairstyles

Many clients have become bored with their old look in lockdown, or have become frustrated to see their hair length getting beyond comfortable.

Other clients, however, have embraced longer hair, but were struggling to style and condition it in lockdown, and have asked our team for advice.

After the first lockdowns of 2020 in Bristol, we noted that a large number of clients decided to grow their hair, and wanted advice on maintaining longer hair after lockdown.

We’re also seeing that clients who are keeping length are going for shorter layers reminiscent of Shag and Mullet hairstyles from the seventies.

Following the lifting of the 2021 lockdown, however, we are seeing more clients deciding to now go shorter than usual, with precision haircuts.

In particular, easy-to-care-for hairstyles are proving popular recently with crops and short bobs being the most popular hairstyles in Bristol.

We wrote a blog post about why a Bob haircut is popular in Bristol that’s worth reading.

It highlights the versatility and ease of care which is the signature of any good Bob haircut.

Crops haircuts and Short Bob haircuts are popular in Spring and Summer with clients, as they require minimal attention and maintenance.

We offer precision haircuts at our Baldwin Street hair salon such as crops and Bobs for £49.50 which also includes a cut and blow-dry.

We strongly recommend that any clients who have not yet secured an appointment for May to get in touch by either ringing the salon on 0117 376 3248 or email us at hair@aidangarlington.co.uk.

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

20
Apr

New Covid-safe central Bristol hair salon now open for business

We’re really pleased to announce that our brand spanking new Covid-safe central Bristol hair salon is open for business after the last 2021 lockdown.

The team of Baldwin Street hairdressers at our new Aidan Garlington Hair Design central Bristol hair studio are raring to go from Monday 12 April.

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The new salon, which is still on Baldwin Street where our original salon was based for 10 years, gives a luxurious, modern and Covid-safe hairdressing experience in central Bristol for a wide range of clients.

Although we were fitting out the new salon and were ready to officially launch at the start of the year, the latest Covid-19 lockdown in January halted the exciting new hair salon being available to our clients.

We have the same previous high level of Covid-safe measures in place throughout the salon, as well as a brand new ventilation and extraction fan system in place, to ensure a consistent flow of fresh air.

We are still wearing face masks and visors, as well as extended cleaning and sanitising times after each appointment has been completed.

We also request that any client who has not had hair colouring services with us for over six months will be required to have a fresh skin patch test taken.

Under the current regulations, we are able to welcome a husband and wife bubble into the salon now and are continuing to operate track and trace, with either a QR code scan or manual sign-in upon being welcomed into the salon for each appointment.

Bookings for our hairdressing and hair colouring services are obviously booking up extremely quickly. We anticipate a very hectic 6-8 weeks!

We strongly recommend that any clients who have not yet secured an appointment for May to get in touch by either ringing the salon on 0117 376 3248 or email us at hair@aidangarlington.co.uk.

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

19
Mar

Bristol hairdressers unveil the hottest hair colours for Spring 2021

The seasons are changing and we’ve had so many clients emailing and ringing us, that our Bristol hairdressers are going to now unveil the hottest hair colouring for Spring 2021.

Whilst the overarching trend this year has been low maintenance hair colouring due to the Covid-19 restrictions forcing all Bristol hair salons to remain shut, we have a few hot hair colours to share with you from our Baldwin Street central studio.

Bristol hair colours Spring 2021

So, what are the hottest hair colours for Spring 2021 in Bristol?

Warm Blonde

This Spring’s top blonde hair colour in Bristol will be bright but warm. Warm Blonde is a fantastic lighter hair colour to deliver in-salon, with a bright, one-tone blonde that doesn’t turn white or grey as Spring becomes Summer.

Medium Copper

Continuing from last year’s favourite hair colour Copper, Spring 2021 will see Medium Copper becoming the one to watch. It’s a new take on traditional copper hair colouring and gives a warm Spring glow to medium and dark hair shades. A medium natural copper shade will be all the rage in Bristol.

Almond Tips

As the weather warms up, we think clients will be thinking about adding soft tones to hair for this Spring. Warm nutty tones deliver a soft Spring hair colouring, and almond-type tones give hair tips a lighter edge for 2021.

Caramel Balayage

Spring 2021 is going to see a surge in demand for Caramel Balayage, as golden highlights continue to be a popular choice for our Bristol clients. The freestyle results from balayage will continue to be a big hit this year.

Perky Peach

Peach hair colours were popular back in the Autumn, and we predict that Spring 2021 will see a resurgence in demand for this eye-turning look. Peach is such a warm hair colour that gives a gorgeous glow and is really versatile.

Pastel Balayage

Clients who want slices of hair colour but not the full commitment of all-over hair colouring may well go for a Pastel Balayage in Bristol this Spring. Colour is painted on selected pieces of hair. It’s a high-maintenance but gorgeous look.

We are currently offering free online hair consultations during the lockdown, so if you’re unsure which hair colour would suit you best for Spring 2021, just get in touch with us to discuss your seasonal hair colouring needs in detail.

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.

12
Mar

What are the best Spring haircuts in Bristol for 2021?

March is here already and with the official change of season this month, we’ve had clients asking us what are the best Spring haircuts for 2021 in Bristol.

Covid-19 and the lockdowns of the last 12 months have had a huge impact on hairdressing in Bristol.

Seasonal hair trends are still important to monitor, and the hottest Spring haircuts for 2021 according to our Baldwin Street hairdressers will be:

Spring Bob

Spring hairstyles in Bristol

The Bob haircut is a firm favourite, with clients choosing different styles of Bob in each season. Spring is a great time to restructure a haircut with a fresh look.

Clients with straighter hair like to experiment with blunt, unstructured bob styling and the Spring is a great time to experiment with different types of bob hair styling.

Mix it up, for example, by putting hair behind the ears or increasing natural movement at the back for 2021.

Natural Curls

Summer hairstyling in Bristol 2019

Spring 2021 will see shorter natural curls being more popular in Bristol, for three good reasons.

Firstly, it’s a low maintenance haircut, secondly, shorter curls bounce more, and thirdly, there’s the versatility with shorter natural curly hair in terms of adding different lengths across a cut to achieve amazing results.

Natural curls that are shorter and boxy but give a huge amount of movement, and look fantastic with minimal effort or upkeep.

Healthy Shine

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One of the main issues during previous lockdowns for clients in Bristol has been maintaining healthy hair. Well-hydrated, conditioned and shiny hair looks fantastic – whatever the haircut or hair length.

Our central Bristol hairdressers predict that a hot Spring haircut will include shiny hair. This could be through the use of conditioning and hydrating products in the shower, or leave-in conditioning products, or a mix of both.

Covid-19 has ensured that we’re all more aware and conscious now about healthy hair, so Spring 2021 will see long and short haircuts that are moisturised, glossy and deeply conditioned.

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

24
Feb

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.

19
Feb

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.

2
Feb

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.