Category: hair treatments

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
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.

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.

26
Oct

The best Autumn hair care in Bristol with Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil

Here at Aidan Garlington Hair Design, we’re now able to provide clients with the best Autumn hair care in Bristol using Olaplex No.7 Bonding oil.

best autumn hair care Bristol Olaplex Bonding Oil

This hair care product is perfect for application during Autumn months, and offers unrivalled support and strength for hair condition, hair repair, hair bonding, and hair conditioning during the wetter, colder months to come.

This superb product has been available at our Baldwin Street salon since February, but the March lockdown has meant that client weren’t able to access it as readily as now. This has been our most popular Autumn hair care product in stock in recent weeks, and clients are giving us great feedback.

No.7 Bonding Oil is a re-bonding and hair strengthening hair product, which reduced frizzy and flyaway hair. It absorbs into the structure of the hair, and only a small amount is needed to deliver big benefits in hair care, hair protection, and the reduction of hair drying time needed on a daily basis.

Suitable for all hair types, it is a vegan-friendly hair care product, animal cruelty-free, gluten free, paraben free, phthalates free, nut free and PH balanced, giving clients complete confidence whilst utilising its benefits.

It’s available in-salon in a 30ml bottle, and costing £28.

The patented hair care system from Olaplex works in a number of ways at a molecular level. To find out more, please visit here.

We’ve been huge advocates of the full range of Olaplex hair care and hair strengthening products for some time now, and client love these products.

We wrote recently about another amazing Olaplex hair conditioning product – read here to find out more.

To find out more about No.7 Bonding Oil, please visit here.

If you’d like to find out more about the best Autumn hair care in Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.

28
Aug

Looking for hair straightening services for men in Bristol? Read this!

With the recent warm, humid weather, we’ve had an increase in demand for hair straightening services for men in Bristol, and decided to post on our central Bristol hairdressing blog about the subject.

hair straightening for men Bristol

Although hair straightening for men in Bristol has traditionally been a low-demand service at our Baldwin Street hair salon, the trend for longer hair for men during and after lockdown this year has seen a rise in the number of male clients visiting us and requiring hair straightening services.

Our favourite hair product treatment to use for hair straightening services is X-Tenso Moisturist. Perfect for rebellious frizzy hair, it’s designed by L’Oreal to deliver smooth, shiny and de-volumised hair for men and women.

X-Tenso Moisturist utilises new technology for increased conditioning and smoothing effect, and our male clients have been blown away by it.

Delivering long-lasting professional volume and frizz control, this is our favourite professional hair relaxer product for curly and unruly hair.

Whether a male client wants to reduce the volume, retain volume, go smooth and sleek, this exclusive hair straightening treatment for men is the key.

Available in-salon, and with the expert hair straightening advice from our men’s hairstyling team on Baldwin Street, using X-Tenso Moisturist from L’Oreal will transform the way you view hair straightening permanently.

We predict that this hair straightening treatment for men and women will also be in high demand throughout the rest of the year, as moisture and increased wet weather through the Autumn can also curl unruly hair for many clients.

Please mention this Blog post when you book your next hair straightening appointment with our central Bristol hair studio.

If you have any queries about our hair straightening services for men, please feel free to get in touch with us here.

28
Aug

How to know if a central Bristol salon is using the right PPE

Many of our clients visiting us post-lockdown have been asking how to now if a central Bristol salon is using the right PPE to protect them against Covid-19.

central Bristol salon using PPE

The entire team at Aidan Garlington Hair Design are following current Government guidelines regarding PPE, to ensure that clients and staff are safe at all times, as well as being able to effectively provide quality service.

We’ve also introduced a number of other measures for clients, so it’s worth reviewing these steps before you make your next visit to see us.

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 0117 376 3248 to re-schedule, should you already have an appointment booked.

It’s also worth pointing out that masks or face coverings have been mandatory for clients visiting us since 08th August. This will be required until further notice, and we are monitoring Government advice on this for client safety.

If you have any queries about the PPE being used by our central Bristol hair studio, please feel free to get in touch with us at our Baldwin Street salon here.

26
Jun

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.

central Bristol hair studio

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.

21
Jun

Baldwin Street hairdresser says “Bristol hair care is on the way!”

As the lockdown continues to ease gradually in line with occifla recommendations, Baldwin Street hairdresser Aidan Garlington is getting ready to welcome clients back to the salon in July, with a firm commitment to offering the best Bristol hair care available.

As we approach the hopeful open date of 04th July, subject to government clearance, we’ll be getting the whole team ready to take care of you in person.

With appointments being booked in from 26th June, we’re hoping to be able to see our clients again, as well as welcoming new clients into our Bristol salon.

If you’re doing your own hair at home, please don’t be tempted in the final weeks leading up to salons re-opening to hack away at your hair!

Maybe a tiny bit off the fringe, then simply ensure that the maintenance and conditioning of your hair is as good as it can be. But please leave it to the experts at our Bristol hair salon when we re-open to help you.

The next few weeks are also a great time to think about a change of style or colour, or perhaps both.

We’re here to provide you with the best Bristol hair care possible, particularly after a long three month absence from being able to have access to our central Bristol studio hairstylists amid the Covid-19 crisis.

In the lead-up to hopefully being able to re-open our Baldwin Street salon in July, we’re here to guide and advise you if you’re thinking of:

Complete restyle

Longer hair styling

New hair colour

Hair colour correction

Hair care and maintenance

And can offer free advice by email up until the salon is able to safely re-open for you. Simply get in touch on hair@aidangarlington.co.uk.

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.

17
Apr

Hair care advice during Bristol lockdown from our Baldwin Street hairdressers

We’ve had a few clients getting in touch over the last few weeks wanting help and tips, so we decided to write a specific blog post about hair care advise during the Bristol lockdown from our Baldwin Street hairdressers.

central Bristol hair studio

The first thing to point out is that hair care during Bristol lockdown is essentially the same as at any other time. Our top tips for you are:

Keep hair ends in the best possible condition

Apply hair masques weekly for hydration

Cut back on hair-drying and hair straightening

Use heat protection & conditioners to stop colour fade

Let colour grow out, avoid using box hair colours

Other hair care advice from our Baldwin Street hairdressers includes don’t cut your own hair, but let it grow out and adapt using different hairstyles such as Messy Buns and Plaits. We’ll be writing an in-depth blog post on this soon.

fesitval hair ideas for 2018 in Bristol

It’s also a good time to experience with your hair, such as putting a grown-out fringe into a quiff, or brushing a fringe into a side fringe, as well as styling longer hair.

For example, a zig-zag parting is superb for breaking up hair colour as well as hiding root colour during lockdown when hair colours might well be fading.

Lots of people might be worried about their hair colour right now too, but we advise that the most important to consider during Bristol lockdown is the condition not colour of their hair. Good hair conditioning is essential.

Inverted Layered Haircut in Bristol

We also have hints and tips on root concealers, and using root re-spray products for temporary colour cover-up. A dedicated blog will follow soon.

The most important thing is to relax, let your hair grow for the time being, keep it in fantastic condition, and use simple easy hairstyling whilst at home.

If you have any other hair care questions or queries, please feel free to get in touch with our Baldwin street hairdressers here.