Category: hair colouring


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.

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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

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.


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

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.


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.


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.

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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 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.

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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 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.


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.

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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 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.


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.

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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.


NEW Copper Balayage now available at our central Bristol salon

We’ve got new Copper Balayage hair colouring services at our central Bristol salon, and clients are enjoying more of our balayage hair colouring services.

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Balayage (French for freehand painting) is one of our most popular hair colouring services in Bristol, with copper and red hair colours being preferred options for the Autumn.

A balayage can be a whole head hair colouring service, or a top up and tone.

One of the most positive elements of a Copper Balayage is that is gives low commitment and easily manageable hair colouring for a client, whilst ongoing maintenance means a balayage is a great choice for many of our clients.

Blonde balayage which is usually in demand during the Summer months, and the hair colour is essentially topped up, then tone added, which is where additional colour changes can be added, such as copper or red.

A Copper Balayage is where our hair colouring experts on Baldwin Street tone the ends, or the whole head for a more vivid effect, and clients can gain a huge amount of versatility for their hair colouring requirements.

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Depending on the hair length and thickness, a Copper Balayage usually takes between two and four hours in-salon, and costing between £120-£180.

Copper Balayage looks set to be our most popular freehand hair colouring for the Autumn, and we predict that copper and red hair colouring will remain popular from September through to January.

We also provide a Covid-safe experience for all our clients, and are a Barbicide-certified salon in Bristol providing the very best client safety.

If a client wants to change an existing hair colour to a new tone, we can do this easily with costs starting from £45.

If you have any queries about our Copper Balayage hair colouring services, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


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.