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Visit Bury St Edmunds Leading Hair Salon - Gavin Ashley Hairdressing

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. Clients tell us we are the best hair salon in Suffolk because we have a team of exceptional experts offering the very latest hair cutting, colouring and treatments for men and women, plus five-star customer service and professional advice.

Customer satisfaction is 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, or book your hair appointment or complimentary consultation online.

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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

We 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 includess 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. 

Hair Cutting, Styling & Colouring Experts

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.

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.  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 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, balayage, hair colour, hair colour correction and Olaplex to keep your hair feeling silky soft and looking super shiny

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

Deposits & Cancellations

Please Note: A 50% deposit is required for all appointments.  

Salon Green Fee: A ‘green free’ of £1.50 will be automatically added onto your bill as a contribution towards helping the environment and our planet.

Need to cancel? At Gavin Ashley we value our customers and your appointments are very important to us. Please understand that when you forget or cancel your appointment without giving enough notice, we miss the opportunity to fill that appointment time, and clients on our waiting list miss the opportunity to receive services. For this reason, we respectfully ask that if you are unable to attend your appointment, or need to reschedule, please be kind enough to let us know 48hrs prior. This 48 hour notice is required to retain your deposit and to avoid a 50% cancellation fee.

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 online or call 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.

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 

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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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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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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!

How can I book a hair appointment at Gavin Ashley?


It's very easy to book a hair appointment at our Bury St Edmunds hairdressing salon. You can call us on 01284 754066, email reception.gavinashley@gmail.com or book online.

Does your Bury St Edmunds hair salon have late night opening?


We open late on Thursday until 8pm. View opening times for Gavin Ashley Hairdressing.

Are you an Aveda stockist in Bury St Edmunds?


Gavin Ashley Hair Salon is proud to be stockists of professional Aveda haircare and colour in Bury St Edmunds. We offer a wide range of cruelty-free products and treatments at the salon. An overwhelming majority of Aveda products are vegan, containing no animal-derived ingredients.

Are you the best salon in Bury St Edmunds for balayage?


Want the best salon for balayage colour in Bury St Edmunds? Our skilled team of hair colour experts keep up to date with the latest balayage hair colouring techniques and trends to deliver your dream look.

Do you offer free hair consultations?


Yes, we offer free hair consultations in Bury St Edmunds. We will help you find the perfect haircut, colour and style, plus recommend the most suitable Aveda haircare products during a detailed hair consultation. We will analyse your hair, discuss your daily hair routines and come up with some ideas of hairstyles and colours that will suit you.

Do you offer barber haircuts for men?


We are a unisex salon in Bury St Edmunds offering haircutting and styling for men and women. Find out more about our men's hair services at Gavin Ashley.

How much do you charge for balayage hair colour?


Our salon price list varies depending on which level of stylist you choose and whether you are booking in for a balayage root touch, a few face framing balayage highlights, or a complete balayage hair colour transformation!

Are you the best hairdressers near me?


Our clients tell us we are their number one hair salon in Bury St Edmunds and we are proud to have gained a reputation for delivering the best hair cuts, colour & styles.