Prom Hair Ideas

Prom Hair Ideas at Gavin Ashley Hair in Bury St Edmunds

Prom Hair Ideas

The prom season is upon us so why not let the team at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds help you out by creating your party hairstyle?

After all, you have enough to think about while studying for your GCSEs and A2s, so take some inspiration from these gorgeous prom hair ideas and book in soon for your hair trial.

To book an appointment please call 01284 754066 or email Michaela at  See you soon!

Curly & Wavy Hairstyles for Proms

We can create a variety of gorgeous looks by adding curls or waves to your hair. Depending on the look you want to achieve, we can transform you into a rock chick, give you retro waves, create cool mermaid waves or beachy waves.

Plaited Prom Hair Ideas

Braids and plaits look young and flirty and are perfect for all hair types and lengths including short hair.  Bring in a photo of your dress and any hair accessories you’d like to wear to your prom and we can come up with a unique hairstyle just for you!  Perhaps you want a halo braid, a fishtail plait or some tiny plaits weaved into your upstyle…

Prom Hair Upstyles

For many young women the prom will be the first time they’ve worn a long, formal gown so now is the perfect time to compliment your evening dress with an upstyle.  This is one of the most popular and stylish of prom hairstyles. We can create beautiful chignons, casual upstyles with face-framing tendrils, ballerina buns, plaited upstyles… the list goes on and on!

Prom Hair For Young Men

We know that the chaps want to look handsome and well groomed for their prom too!  Try out a few styles to see how they look with your DJ or suit.  Quiffs with fades, texturised disconnected styles, longer curly hair and slicked back styles are great looks for younger men.


The Hottest Hairstyles for Gents

Top Trending Men’s Hairstyles 2017 at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds


Do you want to know which gents’ hairstyles are trending right now?  In a recent poll*, dozens of hair salons across the UK were asked which hairstyles men are asking for as we enter 2017.

If you see a hair cut, style or colour you fancy, bring in a picture so we can create the perfect men’s hairstyle for you! You can book your hair appointment by calling Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds on 01284 754066

Geek Chic Hair Cuts for Men at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

Geek Chic is a great look for chaps who like to look well groomed.  Ask for your hair to be parted on one side, then have some layers added before blow drying it flat or slicking it back with some well-placed gel!

Surfer Blonde Hair Colours for Gents – Hair Trends at Top Bury St Edmunds Salon

Why should women have all the fun when it comes to colouring their hair?  The trend for men adding colour to their hair continues to rise in 2017, with a touch of blonde being the most asked for hair hue.  Ask for some blonde highlights or free-hand highlights for that surfer dude look!

Tousled Men’s Hair Trend for 2017

If the well-groomed or preppy looks are not for you, you’ll LOVE the trend for tousled, messy men’s hair!  Disconnected looks and fades (where the sides and back are shaved or very short in comparison to the top) look great with a trendy, layered mop on top.  Wear it messed up and slightly unkempt by night, and add some hair gel for a neater look by day.

Well-Groomed Men’s Hair Styles – Top Trending Gents’ Hairstyles for 2017

Imagine you were about to walk the red carpet and you’ll get the idea for this sophisticated men’s hair trend.  This hairstyle is more well-groomed that the preppy look mentioned above…and is more likely to be worn slicked back or with a bit of a quiff.   

*Poll carried out by Salon Guru, hair & beauty website & online marketing experts, in January 2017.

Top Trending Women’s Hair Styles & Colours

Which Women’s Hairstyles & Colours Are Trending in the UK?  Top Hair Trends from Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

silver-grey-hair colour trend, bury st edmunds hair and beauty salon Here at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds, our expert hair stylists can create beautiful top trending hairs styles for you.

In a recent poll*, dozens of hair salons across the UK were asked which hairstyles or colours are proving most popular.  As well as the more traditional blondes, red-heads and brunettes, rose gold hair colour and silver grey coloured hair are among the most asked for hair colours. 

So if you want a classic or an on-trend hair cut or colour, check out Gavin Ashley’s images below and book your hair appointment by calling us on 01284 754066

Top Trends for Hair Cuts & Styles – Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon in Bury St Edmunds

Bobs & Lobs (long bobs)

Tousled Layered Hair Cuts 

Longer Fringes 

Glamorous Waves & Curls 

Big Bouncy Blow Dries 

 Top Trending Hair Colours –  Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

Rose Gold Hair Colours

Platinum Blonde / Silver Grey Hair Colours

Balayage & Ombre

Rainbow Hair Colour / Pastel Colours for Hair

*Poll carried out by Salon Guru, hair & beauty website & online marketing experts, in January 2017.


Valentine’s Offers

February Offers for You & Your Valentine from Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds 


We are sharing the love with our Valentine’s Offers at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds during February!  Our offers include:

A FREE KMS Goody Bag or Goldwell Hair Treatment with a Cut & Colour with Charlotte, Rachael or Connie

Book an appointment for a cut & colour with Charlotte, Rachael or Connie and receive a free KMS Goody Bag (while stocks last) or a free Goldwell treatment.  Quote Valentine Offer when booking.

3 for 2 on KMS Products at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon, Bury St Edmunds

We’re offering three for the price of two on retail-sized KMS hair products.  Ask your stylist for advice on the right products for your hair, or simply pop in to take a look!

Fancy A New Look for 2017?

Make a Fresh Start to 2017 with a New Hair Style or Colour at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

A New Year deserves a fresh start so why not start 2017 with a gorgeous new hair cut, style or colour at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing salon in Bury St Edmunds?

Your hair cut is crucial when it comes to looking and feeling your best and goes a long way towards making us feel more confident as we head into 2017.

Gavin Ashley Hairdressing is now taking appointments for January, February and March so give us a call to book in for your complete makeover or your regular hair cut, hair colour or style.

Maybe you want an on-trend rose gold hair colour or the latest balayage or ombre look. Perhaps it’s time to add some shaping and layers to give you a flattering hairstyle with more volume and lift…

When it comes to hair transformations, we can advise you on some fabulous styles to suit you.  Just give us a call on 01284 754066 and, together, we can help you make a fresh start to 2017.

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Party Hairstyle Inspiration

New Year Party Hair at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds

Go on… Spoil yourself and put aside some time to get your hair cut, coloured or restyled at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds.

We can create gorgeous party hairstyles for all hair lengths and types including gorgeous upstyles, intricate plaited styles, retro looks and big bouncy blow dries.

If you want a complete transformation, our high quality KeraStraight Hair Smoothing treatment to give you straighter, smoother hair for up to four months.

Call us on 01284 754066 to book your party hair appointment now.

Curly Hair for New Year’s Eve Parties

Loose wavy hair or a full head of big bouncy curls are great looks for a special party. The look you want may depend on the type of event you are attending. Structured waves may suit a formal event or dinner party, while slightly messy waves and curls have a more ‘rock chick’ feel so fit well in a less formal setting.

Party Upstyles for New Year

You can’t go wrong with an upstyle or updo for your New Year’s Eve party. We’ve seen a trend towards more casual upstyles with pretty tendrils falling around the face. Although they may appear to have a ‘loose’ structure, rest assured that your upstyle will remain firmly in place as you dance the night away.

Plaited Hair Ideas for New Year Parties

Plaited hairstyles have a super cool vibe and can dress up any outfit or even give it a bit of ‘edge’.  A simple plaited hairstyle is something you can achieve at home, but if you’re looking for a more intricate look, perhaps some plaits incorporated into an upstyle, then make sure you book in to Gavin Ashley for a gorgeous party hairstyle.

Summer Blondes

Hot Blonde Hair at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds

Do blondes really have more fun?  Can you go blonde if you have dark hair?  Which shade of blonde is right for you?

At Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds, we are experts in delivering the most beautiful hair colours from chocolate browns to vibrant reds and golden blondes.  

Using the latest range of blonde hair colours from Goldwell we can create a wide range of blondes including:

  • soft silver on blonde
  • multi-shading for blondes
  • cool highlights on dark hair
  • warm blonde shades

Give us a call on 01284 754066 to book in for your hair colour consultation so we can find the perfect colour for you.

If you are new to hair colour or have not had your hair coloured for six months or more, please bear in mind that you will require a skin sensitivity patch test 48 hours prior to your hair colour appointment.

Platinum Blondes

summer blondes, gavin ashley hair salon, bury st edmundsIf you want to make a statement, choose an icy white shade of blonde such as platinum. 

This hair colour needs constant attention to keep it looking great.

Make sure you keep it well conditioned and invest in regular trims and keep your regrowth in check!


Caramel & Honey Blondes

summer blondes, gavin ashley hair salon, bury st edmundsWarm, rich caramel and honey tones are perfect if you don’t want to go too light.

Ideal if you have dark, brown or fair hair, we can weave some lovely caramel or honey tones through your hair to give it a lift over the summer months.


Adding Blonde to Dark Hair

summer blondes, gavin ashley hair salon, bury st edmundsFancy the best of both words?  Blonde & Brunette?  

We are experts when it comes to hair colour so can create a wide range of looks including the on-trend ombre and balayage hair colouring, as well as highlights using fashion colours.

You might want to start by lightening dark hair with a few well-placed highlights.  Make the process gradual for a gorgeous sun-kissed colour.

Silver Blondes

Summer Blondes, Bury St Edmunds hair salon Gavin Ashley HairdressingSilver blonde and silver grey are probably the hottest colours around this summer.

These colours can only be achieved on very light hair so we will have to pre-lighten your hair if it is dark.  If we feel we cannot create a colour of your hair, due to its condition, then we will work with you to find an alternative that works.

The great news is that we can now add the incredible OLAPLEX hair repair treatment to your colour service which improves the condition of your hair and strengthens it.





Quick & Easy Beach Hair

Quick Hairstyles for the Beach – Gavin Ashley Hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds

On the beach, the idea is to look as laid-back and free as ever.

Of course, most of the time, that’s just an illusion. Beach hair is often less “I’ve been surfing and my hair just naturally turned out this way”, and more “I spent at least 30 minutes in the mirror perfecting this, so don’t even THINK about getting it wet”!

There are so many hair styles which look amazing for the beach, and with the arrival of summer, you can easily recreate them at home.  All you need to start with is a fabulous hair cut and colour so book your appointment now by calling Gavin Ashley Hairdressing on 01284 754066 or send an email to

Plaited Summer Hairstyles

Plaits are absolutely fab when it comes to getting that boho vibe; plus they keep your hair out of your face when you’re contending with that sea breeze.

There’s also the added bonus that when you take them out, you’ll have beach waves to die for, without spending hours with a curling iron and drying out your locks.

Wear your plait in whatever style you fancy.  It can be high on the crown, a low side-plait, two braids or even a halo braid if you’re feeling adventurous!

Top Knot Hairstyles for Summer

Top knots are a perfect way to get your hair out of your face and they’re SO easy to do on your own.

Give your hair a good brush, pull it up into a ponytail at the crown and secure it with a band.  Then twist your hair around until it turns into a little knot.  Secure with a second band.  

This look is awesome on women and men with long hair, so lads don’t need to feel left out.

If the mood takes you, why not go for two top knots for a change?

Summer Hairstyles – High & Low Ponytails

There are so many choices when it comes to ponytails, and all you really need is a brush and a good hair tie.

High ponytails are fab for making your cheekbones look really high, which is especially good if it’s simply too hot to contour.

Low ponytails are the ultimate in low-maintenance, so they’re great for beach trips.  

For a cool night-time look that’s quick and easy, wear your ponytail low and to one side.  Maybe add a few waves to it using your styling wand.

Summer Hair Accessories

Got your hair all wet and now you don’t know what to do with it? No worries, just cover it up. There are lots of pretty hair accessories out there, that will perfectly complement the summery feel of the rest of your outfit. Hats are the best – they keep you cool, and they can be super stylish. But flowers and scarves work equally well, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

Slicked Back Hair for Summer

If your hair is wild and unruly, sometimes you just want it all slicked back! It gets it out of your way, and it can look amazing if you’re taking good care of your hair.


Frizz-Free Summer Hairstyles

Frizz-Busting Hair Solutions for Summer

Summer is finally upon us and while we embrace the sunshine, there is no denying that those humid afternoons can leave our hair a frizzy mess. 

The solution? A fabulous, frizz-busting treatment or hairstyle to tame those locks! We offer the incredible KeraStraight hair straightening treatment at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds.  It transforms weak and broken hair into strong, healthy hair that is easier to manage and lasts for up to 30 days. 

When it comes to frizz-fighting hairstyles, check out our top five ways to wear your hair this summer…

An Ode to Bardot

Channel your inner Brigitte Bardot this season with an effortless, finger-raked updo.

To get the look, wrap random sections around a big curling iron. Be sure to alternate directions with your curls for a modern look.  Do some gentle teasing at the crown for height, then grab a chunk of hair on each side. Pull the pieces back, and gently push upward before you pin it hair into place.

Top tip:  Your upstyle will remain in place more firmly if you wash it the day before rather than on the day itself.

The Ponytail

Add a spritz of texturising spray to your roots, blow dry, then tease the crown slightly once dried – it’s all about keeping volume in the crown when creating that classic, voluminous ponytail. Smooth the top using either a bristle brush or comb to create a rounder shape.

A quick spritz of hairspray will keep the style in place once you’re happy with the final look.   

Top tip:  Blow dry your hair upside down to give your hair that extra va-va-voom!

The Top Knot

Cool, undone and easy – the top knot moves into the limelight again this summer.  To create the look, toss your hair back and tie it up really high – quite loose and some distance from the scalp.

Top tip: Work in volumising powder and then boost up the top hair with your fingers. No need to be too exact while tying, by the way – it’s all about the messy look.  

Best of all? The top-knot visually lengthens the neck, makes you appear taller and creates a slim overall silhouette. 

Boxer Braids

We’ve seen this ultra-cool look on the Kardashian clan – and it’s the perfect style to battle summer frizz. Braid your locks as tight as you dare, then finish with hairspray to keep the style in place.

Top tip:  Plaits and braids are one of the hottest looks around for summer 2016 so if you don’t fancy this look, why not try a chunky single braid, either worn high on your crown, as a low side plait or cascading down your back!

The Embellished Up-Do

Why not add a dash of romance to your hair style this summer, and embellish with some chic accessories?

Top tip: The addition of some strategically placed ornate clips, flowers or even a tiara can cover a multitude of sins. It’s a spontaneous, imperfect way of adding some glamour to your hair.

Seen a hairstyle you LOVE?  Give Gavin Ashley Hairdressing a call on 01284 754 066.  For appointment enquiries you can also email our Salon Receptionist Michaela at  

Festival Hair Styles & Ideas


Festival Hair Ideas from Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds

The festival season is upon us and if you’re heading off see your favourite bands this summer, check our our festival-inspired hairstyles before you go! Let the team at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing guide you through the creative and whimsical journey of the festival hairstyle!

Messy Plaits & Top Knots for Music Festivals

Braids are perhaps the look when it comes to looking on-trend for summer festivals.  They can work on short, mid-length and long hair.  Add micro-plaits to a short hairstyle, two cute pigtails for medium-length hair and a side braid for longer hair.   Start your morning off by tying your hair into a firm plait which can work its way loose as day morphs into night.  Or maybe a couple of cute top knots are the perfect look for you!

Long & Mid-Length Boho Hairstyles for Festivals

Tumbling waves are the ultimate hair style when it comes to music festivals.  Your curls will need to look relaxed and effortless to get that music festival vibe.  If you have straight hair, consider wearing a centre parting and add a pretty circlet of flowers for a 1970s vibe!

Summer Festival Hair Accessories

After two days of dancing your hair may be looking a little flat and, dare we say it….greasy!  This is where a flowery head-dress or floppy hat can come in handy.    Try weaving some strands of hair into your flowery hair accessory to give it some interest and make it look less flat.  If all else fails, make sure you have a can of dry shampoo which can give your hair a new lease of life and added volume.

Book Your Hair Appointment at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

If you would like to book in with one of our hair stylists to recreate any of these looks please give us a call on 01284 754066.  We look forward to seeing you soon.