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Gavin Ashley Hairdressing – The Best Hairdressers in Bury St Edmunds


Are you looking for an expert hairstylist in Bury St Edmunds?  We think you’ll agree Gavin Ashley Hairdressing is the best hairdressers in the area. A family-run business, Gavin Ashley Hairdressing first opened its doors in 1978 and quickly built up a long-standing reputation for excellence in hairdressing.  Our stylists have a loyal clientele of men, women and children who visit regularly from Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and Cambridge.

We offer a professional yet personal service and put customer satisfaction at the forefront of everything we do. Our services include precision unisex cutting, colouring, perming, straightening, wedding and special occasion hair, hair extensions, hair smoothing, and the cutting and styling of wigs.  We even have a Graduate Cutting Room where we train our younger stylists who offer discounted hair services. When you want the very best in terms of quality and price, you can rely on Gavin Ashley.  Give us a call today on 01284 754066 to book your hair appointment or for a complimentary consultation.

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Eco Friendly, Green Hair Salon In Bury St Edmunds 

We at Gavin Ashley, are on a mission to salon sustainability and are proud to be the first hair salon in Bury St Edmunds to collaborate with @greensaloncollective. We will now recycle, compost and recover hair, used foils, empty colour tubes, chemicals, PPE, plastic, paper and even salon towels!!

Your hair can even be recycled too! Green Salon Collective is working on hair boom and matt projects that could see your hair soaking up an oil spill, and they will also be using it for gardening and composting too.

To join Green Salon Collective we’ve decided to add a £1.50 “green fee” to each client visit. So now when you see us in the salon, you’ll be helping us to save our planet too! 

Aveda Cruelty-Free & Vegan Hair Care

Aveda Cruelty-Free & Vegan Hair Care at Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury St EdmundsWe take care and attention in every choice we make selecting fair trade, cruelty-free products when possible that still deliver excellent results and work to improve and protect the quality of your hair, scalp and skin. Our range of Aveda products include shampoo, conditioners, styling products & customised hair treatments, all of which are designed to relax and rejuvenate your hair & scalp.

We also offer all our guests the delicious Aveda Comforting Tea – a soothing, certified organic, caffeine-free herbal infusion—with licorice root and peppermint that works to calm your senses, and, promote a sense of well-being. 


Highly Trained Hair Stylists at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds

Our stylists are trained in precision cutting and the latest hair colouring and styling techniques which means they can deliver the perfect hairstyle for you. Directors Gavin and Tonia Downes and the team also pride themselves on offering the highest levels of customer service. You will feel welcomed, comfortable and confident that you are getting the hairstyle or colour you’ve been dreaming of.

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Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon in Bury St Edmunds Recognised in the West Suffolk Business Awards

Come and find out why Gavin Ashley was ‘highly commended for our outstanding customer service in the hair & beauty industry in the Bury Free Press Awards, and why our clients think we are Bury St Edmund’s best-loved salon! Our aim is to create the perfect hairstyle for you but we also know you’ll love our warm and professional service, the friendly and relaxed atmosphere and the amazing range of services available from hair cuts and colours to hair extensions and wedding hair.

The first thing you’ll notice when you visit our salon is the exterior.  Gavin Ashley Hairdressing is famous locally for our beautiful hanging baskets on the shop frontage in the summer months.  We are based in a pretty period character building close to the famous Abbey in Bury St Edmunds. Once inside you’ll find a spacious, comfortable, air-conditioned salon.  We have separate areas for cutting and colouring and a separate shampoo room overlooking a beautiful courtyard garden.

Gavin Ashley Hair Salon – Top Hairdressers in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

No matter if you want to transform your hair with a re-style, want to change your hair colour or want the latest balayage or ombre, our expert hairstylists deliver a personalised & professional salon experience.

Want a hair colour specialist in Bury St Edmunds? Gavin Ashley Hairdressing has a team of the best hair colourists in Bury St Edmunds who have the talent and creativity to deliver everything from a root touch up, and hair colour gloss to highlights, low lights and fashion colours.

We also offer high-quality hair extensions, hair smoothing, hair colour, hair colour correction and customised hair treatments to keep your hair feeling silky soft and looking super shiny

We use the best professional products from top brands OLAPLEX™, Redken & L’Oréal hair colour to ensure we get the best results every time!

Free Wi-Fi at Gavin Ashley Hairdressers, Bury St Edmunds

While some people come to Gavin Ashley to unwind and relax while we work on your hair, others like to chat or stay connected using our free Wi-Fi access. We offer complimentary refreshments during your appointment which can be made six days a week with late opening times on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Why not book your hair appointment at our hairdressing salon in Bury St Edmunds now on 01284 754066!

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Why Our Clients Think We Are The BEST Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

We have lots of five-star hair salon reviews from clients delighted with their haircut, colour, treatment and customer service.  Client satisfaction is important to us so we are delighted to share some of our reviews with you.

5 Star Reviews of Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Great Salon in Bury St Edmunds

–  Stephanie M

The best Hairdressers in Bury St Edmunds!

 – Christa J

 Fantastic Hairdressers

– Jill H

Great Salon in Bury St Edmunds, wonderful atmosphere, perfect Staff!

 – Anne P 

145 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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Hannah Sullivan
I always look forward to going to see Marie my trusted stylist at Gavin Ashley. The service you receive from all the staff is second to none! I can sit back and relax, have a good catch up whilst drinking a cup of tea just how I like it. I never have to worry about my hair and always come out with a great colour and cut that gets lots of compliments. Thanks Marie and all the guys at Gavin Ashley.
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Shirley S
Thank you Lauren for your advice and expertise on what to do with my hair after growing it long.
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Claire B
The second visit and I feel like I've been coming here forever, friendly, professional people and fab surroundings
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Jean W
Im always happy with my 'blow dries'. The Stylists are pleasant and attentive.
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Adriana J
Everyone always very polite on the phone and at the place too. Very professional and helping answering questions or giving advice. Love having hair washed, thank you Naomi.
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Laura Q
I would never go anywhere else, Marie is the best Hairdresser I have ever found! I would highly recommend Gavin Ashley to my friends, always a good atmosphere, very professional and all staff are friendly and smiley.
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Coral H
I would thoroughly recommend Naomi. She is always extremely professional and is a great Hairdresser. She takes time to listen to you and understand your requirements. I always leave the Salon feeling good!

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