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Looking for a Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment in Bristol?

We’re well into Autumn, and many of our clients are already asking about making a Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment in Bristol at our salon.

Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment Bristol

Our advice would be to book now, well in advance, and for these reasons:

We have limited availability this year, due to less appointments being available in-salon due to the restrictions in line with managing Covid-19.

Appointments in-salon now take longer, and there’s more time spent after each client visit disinfecting their chair and surrounding area in-salon.

We have limited chair availability and are running a smaller team for the remainder of 2020. New stylists are looking to join us in the New Year.

Our Baldwin Street central studio salon is currently booking up quickly for the start of December, with mid-November also filling up fast at the moment.

If you’re wondering what a Covid-safe Bristol hair salon should be doing to protect clients and stylists, we recently wrote a blog post about the measures being taken at our central Bristol salon – find out more here.

There are slots available for Christmas hair appointments in central Bristol with us, and we can offer clients visits for their festive hairstyle, haircut or hair colouring during the second and third weeks of December, as things stand.

We also have limited availability for the end of November, but these are filling up fast, as clients are keen to ensure they get dedicated time booked with us.

Our Christmas hair appointments cover the following services for clients:

Hair colouring

Creative seasonal cuts

Hair Ups & Christmas hairstyling

Simply email to find out more about our current availability and to book in before all appointments are taken at our busy salon.

If you’d like to book a Covid-safe Christmas hair appointment in Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


What are the most popular Autumn haircuts for 2020 in Bristol?

Clients have been asking us what are the most popular Autumn hair trends for 2020 in Bristol, and with the seasonal change comes a new selection of top hairstyles and creative cuts to consider.

popular Autumn haircuts 2020 Bristol

Our team of top hairstylists in central Bristol have reviewed some of the hottest haircuts in-salon, and across the country, and our top picks are:

Pixie Cut

The classic Pixie Cut, as seen above, is one of the most popular low-maintenance haircuts available from our central Bristol hairdressers, and gives a clean and crisp retro look. Adding choppy layers to add volume is also a good option.

A bold, volume-packed Pixie Cut is a great opportunity to utilise a crop-style haircut for the Autumn months, as well as delivering an iconic look.

Loose Shag

This is an upgraded version of the 70s shag hairstyle, and it works on both long and short hair, making it a versatile restyle for any clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon this Autumn.

It’s multi-layered, easy to maintain, and looks simple yet glamourous. The choppy layers give gorgeous volume, and a salt spray will add texture.

Blunt Bob

Summer saw an increase in grown-out Bobs and Lobs, but Autumn will bring more clients in Bristol wanting a sharp and defined Blunt Bob, hitting the jawline and demanding a strong precision creative cut from Bristol hairstylists.

One-length Blunt Bobs are perfect as a face-framing haircut for the Autumn months, with other variations such as angular and asymmetrical Bobs also being popular choices from our clients looking for something special.

If you’d like to find out more about the upcoming Autumn hair trends in 2020 for Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


NEW Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio unveiled for clients

We are delighted to officially announce that our new Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio has been unveiled for clients.

new Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio

Our stunning Bristol hair salon is bigger, with a brand new refurbishment in place, and only two doors along from our old salon, where our central Bristol hairstylists had been based for over 10 years.

The new salon has been carefully designed to offer clients old and new the very best hairdressing experience on Baldwin Street for 2020 and beyond.

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Some of the new features of our salon include a dedicated and stylish backwash area, a new retail stand with a range of hair products for men and women, a unique hair colour bar for clients to utilise, as well as Covid-safe measures in place at all times.

The salon has an increased number of chairs available, and we’re currently recruiting for more hair stylists to cope with demand for our superb services.

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The team have had incredible feedback from clients so far, and although the new salon has only been open for a few weeks, we’re already seeing a big influx of clients looking to buy more products and book in earlier with us.

If you have any queries about our brand new Baldwin Street central Bristol hair studio, please feel free to get in touch with us here.


How to maintain longer hair after lockdown in Bristol

We’ve had a number of our lovely clients asking us recently how to maintain longer hair post-lockdown in Bristol, so we thought a blog post dedicated to this topic would be helpful.

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Having seen clients managing their hair at home, with hints and tips from our central Bristol hairdressing blog in recent months, now that lockdown has eased it’s become clear that many clients are loving their longer hair, but aren’t sure how to maintain it and keep it in excellent condition.

As we’ve been stressing, the importance of well-maintained hair is critical when it comes to keeping longer hair healthy, shiny and looking gorgeous.

The importance of a prescribed shampoo and conditioner cannot be under-estimated when it comes to ensuring healthier long hair after lockdown.

Our central Bristol long hair stylists recommend trimming the ends in-salon first, for the basics of long hair maintenance to have a lasting impact.

More clients are managing their own long hair, and this also means that using the right cleaning and conditioning products at home will be vital as well.

After a few months of lockdown, we’re seeing that a good shampoo and conditioner are usually all that is required to get a client’s longer hair back into shape in terms of cleansing, conditioning and maintaining hair integrity.

We have the amazing Serie Expert and reformulated Absolut Repair in-salon, both of which are designed to work with longer hair.

Vitamino Colour is our preferred product when looking after longer hair that has also been coloured, and is one of the best products L’Oreal has launched.

Our in-salon shampoos for longer hair are available for only £12.50, whilst conditioners are on sale for £13.50, whilst stocks last.

Dry and damaged longer hair that’s needing extreme care will benefit from a hydration masque, as well as an Olaplex treatment. Ask in-salon for details.

If you have any queries about maintenance of long hair from our expert central Bristol hair studio, please feel free to get in touch with us at our Baldwin Street salon 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.


Our central Bristol hair salon will soon to be making appointments

We’re really pleased to announce that our central Bristol hair salon will soon be making provisional appointments for clients old and new, around the latest government and Public health England guidelines and advice.

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We’ll be making provisional appointments from 26th June, with a view to re-opening on 04th July. This is based on the current recommendations given to all Bristol salons, although this date may need to be moved, dependant on advice at the time.

Furthermore, we will have new safety measures in place, including a new client journey as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Client safety is paramount, and with that in mind, our team of Baldwin Street hairdressers have been busy taking steps leading up to the proposed re-opening of our leading central Bristol salon on 04th July.

Recently, for example, we successfully gained Barbicide qualifications as a Covid-safe salon – read more about it here.

There will be new PPE in place for all stylists, with clients putting on their own gowns and PPE for their appointments with us.

Clients will be met at the salon front door by their designated stylist, and will be brought directly to their styling station by the stylist. We will be asking clients to arrive on time, and not early, as no waiting area will be operational for the foreseeable future.

We will also be maintaining social distancing rules between clients and columns, and will be asking any clients with Covid-19 symptoms not to come to the salon for their pre-booked appointment from 04th July.

The salon is already a stringently-clean environment, and we have further stepped up the cleaning and sanitising routines, with longer clean-down times between each client visit at each column.

There will be further updates closer to 04th July, should the situation change, but we’re fully committed to our clients and to returning safely to the salon.

If you have any queries about booking a hair appointment with us in Bristol, please feel free to get in touch with us at our Baldwin Street salon here from 26th June.


Bristol hairdressers give advice on handling longer hair in lockdown

Our team of Bristol hairdressers at Aidan Garlington Hair Design have been giving clients free advice via emails, social media channels, blog posts, and phone calls on handling longer hair in lockdown.

bristol hairdressers advice longer hair lockdown

And with the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the Bristol lockdown since late March has meant that more clients are looking at ways to manage, clean, condition, and style longer hair than they have been used to before.

The senior team of stylists at our central Bristol hair studio are on hand to [provide experienced tips and tricks for clients looking to ensure that their hair looks good and is in great condition, whatever the length it’s grown to.

When it comes to handling longer hair in lockdown, our Bristol hairstylists have a few simple tips to bear in mind until salons can safely re-open.

Hair growing out and getting longer can provide clients with the perfect opportunity to experiment with different looks at home, including:

Side sweeping of partings – this also helps to cover up roots and colour fade

New colours – research online and look at new colours to try when in-salon

Balayage – a freehand and versatile hair colouring technique we specialise in

One of the most important elements to consider during lockdown with longer hair is the conditioning of the hair and scalp, as well as maintaining hair integrity. Condition of hair is everything, and this cannot be stressed enough.

Tying up hair with Hair Bobbles rather than restricting bands can help to ease the pressure and strain on longer hair when it is tied up in lockdown, too.

One of the simplest ways to keep longer hair looking and feeling good is by applying leave-in conditioners weekly, to give extra moisture and hydration.

Something we also tell clients in-salon who have dry hair, fine hair, or longer hair in bad condition is simply not to touch and pull it about if possible.

Leaving the hair alone lets it rest, breathe, and maintain a higher hydration.

Some of the recent blog posts we’ve published for clients to help them with hair colouring, root concealing, hair care, hairstyling at home, and other issues in lockdown across Bristol include:

Hair care advice during lockdown.

Hair colouring hints in lockdown.

Low-maintenance hairstyles to try in lockdown.

Online ordering of hair care products in lockdown.

If you have any queries about the best ways to handle longer hair in lockdown, please feel free to get in touch with the experienced Bristol hairdressers at our Baldwin Street salon here.


Baldwin Street salon increases training and skills during lockdown

The Covid-19 outbreak has provided Aidan Garlington Hair Design with a good opportunity as a leading Baldwin Street salon to increase training and skills during lockdown.

Creative Director and salon Founder Aidan Garlington also recently completed a Barbicide online-based training course, focusing on disinfecting the salon and keeping clients and stylists safe.

This initiative will be fully implemented when our Baldwin Street salon re-opens, and is part of a wider training regime for salons to utilise when operating post-lockdown, in terms of minimising the risk of Covid-19 spreading within the salon. Client and staff safety will be the top priority.

Baldwin Street salon

And while we’re all staying safe and maintaining guidelines around social distancing, a few weeks before the lockdown was announced, Aidan attended a full-day training course on the client experience in salon, organised by L’Oreal. You can read all about this fantastic event here.

The last few weeks have been useful in accessing online resources for our team as experienced and qualified central Bristol hairdressers, too.

One of the best web-based knowledge hubs we’ve come across and have been utilising is L’Oreal Access, an inspirational hub of hints, tips, resources and an incredible learning space for stylists in Bristol and the wider UK.

We’ve been blown away by L’Oreal Access – find out more here.

One of the most important things for us is to pass on our knowledge, experience and passion for hairdressing to our clients. This is particularly relevant at the moment, with clients having to try and manage their hair and hair health at home during lockdown.

Some of the recent blog posts we’ve published for clients to help them with hair care and other issues in lockdown across Bristol have included:

Hair care advice during lockdown.

Hair colouring hints in lockdown.

Low-maintenance hairstyles to try in lockdown.

Online ordering of hair care products in lockdown.

We’ve also had lots of clients emailing and calling to discuss related issues and queries, and we’re here to help until the salon can safely re-open.

We always put training and skills at the top of our priorities as a central Bristol salon, and the ongoing dedication to training will continue long after we see the back of Covid-19 in Bristol.

If you have any queries about the best ways to take care of your hair in lockdown, please feel free to get in touch with the experienced hairstylists at our Baldwin Street salon here.


Low maintenance hairstyles to try in Bristol over Covid-19 lockdown

We’ve had a few clients emailing our Baldwin Street salon this week asking for the best low maintenance hairstyles to try during Bristol lockdown, so we thought it would be useful to also write a dedicated blog post on the subject.

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The main consideration is the condition of hair, and low maintenance hairstyles that simply hold hair up are also ideal for utilising additional hair treatments and hair masques as you get on with your day at home.

Protecting hair integrity without having too much focus on hairstyling is our advice, as well as going for simple looks that hold hair up.

When it comes to putting hair up, we also recommend not using tight rubber bands, but going for hair-friendly accessories instead such InvisiBobbles.

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With root colours coming through during Bristol lockdown, it’s also a good time to play around with different looks, including putting up hair in different styles such as Zig-Zag Partings and sweeping the hair across rather than leaving it as a straight parting, to help disguise roots coming through.

Simple and easy low maintenance hairstyles to try include Messy Buns, Top Knots, Hair-Ups, Space Buns and Plaits. These are quick, easy and versatile hairstyling options, which can all be done within 10-15 minutes and will keep your hair up, protected, and stress-free for you during Bristol lockdown.

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Our team of hairstyling experts in Bristol will be on hand and ready to help you in-salon when the lockdown lifts across the region, but until then we recommend keeping it simple with styling and focusing on hair condition.

If you have any other low maintenance hairstyle questions, please feel free to get in touch with our central Bristol hairdressers here during lockdown.


Looking for hair colouring help during Bristol lockdown? Read this!

With the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak across the UK, many clients have been in touch recently and are worried about hair colouring help during the Bristol lockdown.

Luckily, we have a few secrets to share, including this miracle Root Concealer product to use called L’Oreal Hair Touch Up.

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As part of the L’Oreal Professional range, Hair Touch Up Root Concealer is a fantastic and versatile product, designed to give quick and easy hair colouring help during difficult times when a visit to our Bristol hair salon isn’t possible.

Whilst some clients might be tempted to try a box dye, it’s worth remembering that our team of hair colouring stylists on Baldwin Street know our clients exact hair colour, so utilising a Root Concealer product from us means that we can also get the closest possible match to your actual hair colour.

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If you’re worried about your hair colouring at this time, we would advise that the most important consideration is in fact the condition not colour of your hair. Maintaining hair health and integrity is the biggest priority right now.

Many clients are also growing out hair, and trying new and different hairstyling at the moment, and hairstyling around the fringes, for example, can go a long way to hiding fading hair colouring for certain hair types and hairstyles.

We really love L’Oreal Hair Touch Up Root Concealer, and at only £9 it’s a real bargain for those looking to boost their hair colouring around the roots.

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This simple spray is perfect to cover up hair colours going, and lasts from one shampoo to the next. It’s only £9, and can be ordered from our salon through the contact link below. We’ll then have it posted out directly to your home.

If you have any other hair colouring questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Baldwin street hairdressers here during lockdown.