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What’s the difference between hairdressing and barbering in Bristol?

One of the questions we often get asked by new clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon is what’s the difference between hairdressing and barbering in Bristol, and new male clients in particular are keen to find out more.

gents hairdressing services central Bristol

When we get new male clients visiting our central Bristol salon for the first time, they’re often passing trade due to our location or alternatively because we’ve been recommended to them by an existing client of ours.

The question about hairdressing and barbering is a good one, because as a unisex hair salon in central Bristol, we’ve seen more and more male clients visiting us in 2018 to utilise our barbering and gents’ hairdressing services.

gents hairdressing in central bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

We give all clients (male and female) a full and free hair consultation before carrying out any cutting, and this gives a new client the opportunity to talk through their current look, any inspiration they want to bring to a new look, as well as chatting to our team of friendly and experienced hair stylists in detail.

The world of barbering has traditionally been scene as quite one-dimensional from outside the hair industry. Barbering has been viewed as simply about clipper haircuts, a short back and sides delivered in 10 minutes, and then a repeat visit every few weeks to trim the hair with clippers again for a guy.

This, of course, isn’t the case at our hair salon, and our male clients enjoy the same level of consultation, creative cutting and hair product advice that our female clients enjoy when they visit us.

men's Summer haircuts in Bristol

Our hairdressing services involve a full hair consultation every time, a high level of client education around hairdressing and product knowledge, scissor cuts and professional hair styling for men. It’s a top-level experience.

Not just that, but our pricing structure for barbering services is flexible too, rather than trying to offer a one-stop-shop approach as some salons do.

We price our gents’ hairdressing services based on the experience level of our stylist delivering the service. So, for example, our barbering services are currently priced at three levels: £19.50, £21.50 and £24, and isn’t dependent on the amount of time in the chair when a male client visits us.

We pride ourselves on the level of male hairdressing education and men’s hair product knowledge we pass on, too, and are regularly posting male-centric blog posts for the benefit of our growing male client audience.

We also have male and female stylists, so the choice is up to you when you visit our Baldwin Street hair salon in terms of who works with you on your hair.

For example, we recently wrote about the latest trends in gents’ hairdressing in central Bristol – visit here to find out more.

We also stock the full range of superb men’s hair products from Great British Barber – visit here to read all about it.

Our Bristol Hairdressing Blog has lots of examples of men’s haircuts, barbering in central Bristol, as well as the latest men’s hair products we recommend for our male clients – visit here to find out more.

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Looking for a Tom Hardy men’s haircut in Bristol? Read this!

We’ve had a few requests in recent weeks for a Tom Hardy style of men’s haircut in Bristol from our male hairdressing clients visiting our Baldwin Street hair salon.

Seeing as this British actor has such a strong and iconic look, our team of central Bristol hairdressers decided to focus on this particular hairstyle for men, seeing as we offer the full range of gents hairdressing services.

Tom Hardy men's haircut in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The picture above sporting one of Tom Hardy’s recent popular looks is a great example to recreate, and our male hairstyling clients have loved this one.

It’s a short and sharp clipper cut on the sides, leaving some length at the top to create a workable, texturized finish.

The Tom Hardy look was finished using clay wax, with British Hair texturizing powder and Beach Waves sea salt spray for a messy but defined men’s hairstyling look.

Pricing for this men’s haircut at our central Bristol hair salon ranges from £19 to £24 – just ask for further details when you visit us, or ring to book your appointment.

Tom Hardy gents hairdressing style in Bristol at Aidan Garlington Hair Design

The second picture of Tom above shows a variation on the previous look. As the initial style grows out, the sides become softer and can be styled and worn pushed back. The top can then be left with a swept back, sleeker look.

We offer all of our men’s hairdressing clients a full and free hair consultation in central Bristol, so if you’re unsure which men’s haircut is right for you, simply ask one of the hairdressing team at our Baldwin Street hair salon and we’ll be happy to advise you further on the best men’s haircuts and products.

To see the full range of gents hairdressing, hair care, hair colouring, hair styling equipment, hair products, hair styling, haircuts, hair treatments, hairdressing, and hair extensions we offer, please get in touch here.