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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.

free hair care resources Bristol hairdressers

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.

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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.

31
Jan

Where can I buy Covid-safe Valentine’s Day gifts in Bristol?

Many clients will be wondering where to buy Covid-safe Valentine’s Day gifts in Bristol this year, and here at Aidan Garlington Hair Design, we can help.

Despite the ongoing restrictions in place across the city, our Baldwin Street hair salon has a simple suggestion for the special person in your life for Valentine’s Day 2021.

January Sale hair products Bristol

At our central Bristol salon, one of the most popular items we sell throughout the year and which also sells extremely well are our Gift Vouchers.

Valid for 12 months from purchase, our gift vouchers make the perfect Valentine’s Day present for Him or Her, and can be redeemed against either products or services, or a combination of both as required by the client.

Printed from any amount starting at £10, a gift voucher from our Bristol hair salon can be used for ladies on items and services such as hair colouring, haircutting and creative styling, hair care products and hair styling products from leading brands such as L’Oreal, Moroccan Oil, and many more.

Male clients can use gift vouchers for numerous men’s hair and male grooming products from leading brands such as Seb Man, as well as bespoke services we offer for gents, such as our recently-introduced hair straightening for men as well classic cuts for gents.

Each Aidan Garlington Hair Design gift voucher comes printed with the amount available to spend on it as well as our salon logo, and is one of the most versatile and Covid-safe Valentine’s Day gifts in Bristol for 2021.

To find our more, and to order your gift vouchers, please get in touch with 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.

28
Jan

Easy access to the best hair products in Bristol during lockdown

Some of our clients have been in touch, and concerned about how to get easy access to the best hair products in Bristol during the current lockdown.

With all Bristol hair salons currently being closed under Government guidelines, it can be a real problem getting hair products, hair care items, hair colouring advice, as well as general hair tips from central Bristol hairdressers.

Baldwin Street Bristol salon

As with the Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020, the hairstyling and haircare team at Aidan Garlington Hair Design are on hand to advise and assist clients further.

We can help and guide, giving free advice on hair issues such as:

Managing longer hair in Bristol lockdown

Hair care and handling poorly nourished hair

Daily hair routines to try during lockdown

Clients can easily access the best hair products in Bristol during the current lockdown by simply emailing us on hair@aidangarlington.co.uk.

We’re here to help and can give you advice on any hair issues you’re currently experiencing.

Our main haircare tip in lockdown is to ensure that your hair is clean, hydrated and in good condition. This applies to all hair types and hair of all lengths.

Good quality shampoo, conditioner, and hair moisturising products are vital. Be gentle with your hair, and watch out for heat damage whist indoors during the lockdown period.

Winter weather can also be harsh on hair, so when taking your daily exercise be careful if outdoors. Heavy wind, colder temperatures and rain can be issues that lead to damaging hair.

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 and order any products.

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 during lockdown, but are unsure what to do with Bristol hair salons being closed, please visit here.

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

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.

 

20
Jan

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.

copper balayage bristol

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.

1
Jan

EXCLUSIVE January Sale on selected hair products in Bristol

So, the Christmas festivities are over, and we’re starting the New Year positively at Aidan Garlington Hair Design, with an exclusive January Sale on selected hair products in Bristol.

As a leading Baldwin Street hair salon we stock the best hair products, and have special offers available in January on styling, conditioning and hair care products from L’Oreal Tecni Art, Serie Expert, Olaplex, Moroccan Oil, Source Essentielle and Seb Man for a limited time.

Firstly, we’re offering buy one get one half-price on all of our L’Oreal Tecni Art hairstyling products, while stocks last.

January Sale hair products Bristol

Our popular Serie Expert range are also now available during January on a buy one, get one half-price basis.

The world famous range of Olaplex hair care products are also now on offer, with clients able to purchase Number 4 and Number 5 plus either Number 3 or Number 7, all for £75. Usual RRP is £83.90.

Moroccan Oil gift sets can be purchased on a first-come-first-served from only £25, and our experienced hair care team are on hand to guide and advise you on the best hair care products for your individual needs.

Our best-selling Source Essentielle hair products are also part of the January Salon on hair products at our central Bristol salon. Buy any two shampoos, conditioners or hair masques, and get one half-price.

Bristol hair product discounts 2021

We have the full range of Seb Man hair and grooming products in-stock as well, with a buy one get one half-price on any other product in the range.

The above hair product offers in Bristol are strictly while stocks last, and only during January 2021. Please feel free to ask in-salon for further details.

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.