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.

COMING SOON – the ghd platinum electric pink styler

GHD Electric Pink Platinum™ Styler at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds

The innovative ghd platinum™ styler has had an electric pink makeover!

Buy this stunning pink styler from Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds and help support Breast Cancer Research.  Proceeds from the purchase will go towards improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment.

Every year, ghd (in association with Cancer Research) launch limited edition Pink Stylers, with part of the proceeds going towards the fight against cancer.

The Classic Pink styler is available priced at £135 and the Platinum Pink costs £165.  The first six sold will include a free limited edition GHD umbrella.

pink ghd platinum styler at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds

The Features

This no compromise styler containers patented tri-zone® technology that uses three sensors in each plate to maintain a safer-for-hair heat from root to tip, reducing hair breakage by over 50%* and increase shine by 20%*.

pink ghd styler at bury st edmunds hair salon Use ghd platinum™ to create a multitude of styles from perfectly structured curls to tousled waves and of course, straight hair that shines.

Plus, with its unique wishbone hinge the platinum gives you the ultimate control, ensuring that the plates are perfect aligned throughout your styling routine, without slipping.

Each limited edition set comes complete with a co-ordinating electric pink heat mat and roll bag, so you can stow away your new styler safely at the end of each use.

Other features include a heat-resistant plate guard to protect your surfaces after styling, sleep mode so no more worrying, universal voltage and a two year warranty for extra piece of mind. Partners Hair & Beauty will be one of the first official stockists to receive it.

What Your Hair Style Says About You

Are You Blonde?  Brunette?  Redhead?  What Does Your Hair Colour & Style Say About You?

Hair Trends, Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds

Does it matter how you wear your hair?  Do others make snap judgements about your personality based on whether you’re a redhead, blonde or brunette?  What does your hairstyle say about you?

Research shows that people still associate different hair colours and hair styles with personality ‘types’.  Blondes are traditionally seen as flirty and less intelligent, redheads are feisty and fiery, while brunettes are serious and mysterious!

According to a study by sociologist Dr Rose Weitz, you can even be judged by your hairstyle.  Straight hair is worn by women who are viewed as serious, professional and straightforward and those with curls are believed to be carefree and approachable!  If you have short hair, expect to be seen as out-going, brave, independent and self-assured, while the perception for longer haired lasses is that they are sexy and fun.

Change Your Hairstyle Or Colour Without Damage at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds

The good news is that things are changing!  Huge improvements in hair styling tools, hair treatments, hair colour techniques, hair extensions and hair care and styling products mean we can change our hairstyle or colour more frequently without damage.

Today, men and women are more versatile when it comes to their hair.  We’ll wear curls one day, straighten our hair the next, add plaits or an upstyle and update the colour every few weeks or months.

So we say forget about these ridiculous stereotypes and confuse the masses by changing your hair style every day of the week!

Follow Celebrity Hair Trends at Gavin Ashley Hair in Bury St Edmunds

Another reason we are happier to change our hairstyles and colour is down to social media and the internet.  We can see celebrity hairstyles and fashions instantly which means we can follow new trends with surprising speed. Or why not just check out the Gavin Ashley latest hair trends.

In the past we all copied Kylie Minogue’s curly perm or Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Rachel cut’ but today it’s all about showing your individuality and having fun with your hairstyle.  Change it up and surprise your friends and colleagues with a new look.

If you’re looking to change your hair colour, there are now some fantastic hair repair and protection treatments which can be added to the hair colouring process.

You can change your hair from short to long by having your hair transformed with long-lasting extensions.

When it comes to straightening your hair, there are several options available.  Hair straighteners can both straighten and curl your hair.  Indeed, well-known brands such as ghd, feature patented technology that maintain a safer-for-hair heat from root to tip, reducing hair breakage and increasing shine.

For longer-lasting smooth hair, why not opt for a Brazilian Blow Dry? The KeraStraight hair smoothing treatment at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing can transform unruly hair into soft, sleek and shiny hair for up to three months.

If you’re ready for a change with your hair cut, style or colour, or you simply want to update your current style, give Gavin Ashley Hairdressing a call on 01284 754066 or email Michaela at




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.