Why Use a Purple Shampoo on Blonde Hair?

Everything you need to know about using shampoos to remove brassy tones from blonde hair|Advice from the experts at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon, Bury St Edmunds

redken blondage shampoo at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsProlong the life of your blonde hair colour and keep it looking bright & bold for longer with the NEW Redken Blondage range available now at Gavin Ashley hairdressing salon in Bury St Edmunds.

This new range of colour enhancing shampoos and conditioners are designed to prevent blonde shades from looking washed out, brassy and faded. These specially formulated shampoos contain colour pigment and are designed with coloured blonde hair in mind!

To see the full list of hair colouring services available at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds click here.

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The Benefits of Using a Purple Shampoo on Blonde Hair

redken blondage shampoo at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsUsing a coloured shampoo on ice white blonde hair or cool platinum blonde shades helps to keep your hair colour looking strong and vibrant in between salon visits. Purple shampoo helps to fight the warm tones in your hair that try and peek through after your hair has been lightened.

Similar to a toner you can use colour shampoos at home to help with tonal imbalances in the hair. A toner can change a brassy blonde hair colour and neutralise unwanted yellow tones in just a matter of minutes. If the hair contains a yellow tone, a pigmented purple shampoo is going to neutralize that warmth.

What Causes My Blonde Hair To Go Brassy?

Brassy hair colour is often the result of a bleaching or lifting service and is where the underlying pigment naturally present in your hair is exposed. For lightened blonde hair, the underlying pigment is yellow, and for lightened brown to black hair, the underlying pigments are orange and red.

How Do I Remove Unwanted Tones From My Blonde Hair Colour?

redken blondage shampoo at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsCommon questions we get asked in our Bury St Edmunds hairdressing salon include ‘how do I keep my blonde hair looking bright & fresh’ & ‘how do I remove unwanted yellow tones from my blonde hair colour’?

The team of skilled hair colour experts at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing advise the best ways to remove brassy, orange and red tones from your hair and maintain that perfect clean blonde shade at home is to use Redken’s Blondage shampoo and conditioner alongside your regular shampoo.

How Often Should I use a Pigmented Colour Shampoo?

Ensure you only use the Blondage shampoo and conditioner no more than twice a week as when you eliminate too much yellow from the hair, it can look darker. 

Protect Your Hair During the Colouring Process with an OLAPLEX™ Treatment

Healthy hair is less likely to turn brassy. The hair colourists at Gavin Ashley salon in Bury St Edmunds advise adding an OLAPLEX™ hair repairing treatment to your hair colouring service. OLAPLEX™ treatments are designed to transform your hair to give it strength, shine and a more vibrant colour.

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

No matter if you are changing your hair colour from brunette to blonde, want to add a few sun kissed highlights or fancy the latest balayage or ombre hair colour – we can help.  Our talented team of hair colour technicians are waiting to create the perfect hair colour for you. Simply give us a call on 01284 754066 to book your next appointment at your local Bury St Edmunds salon.

If you are new to Gavin Ashley, enjoy 10% OFF your first cut & style. Click here to find out more.

Source Essentielle – natural shampoo & conditioner

New L’Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Hair Care Products at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds

herbal hair colour at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsThe new L’Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle range is now available at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds.

This amazing new professional haircare range contains up to 90% natural origin ingredients to deliver tailored shampoos for daily cleansing plus three conditioning treatments suited to match your hairs conditioning needs.


Source Essentielle – Tailored Shampoo

Enhance your hair with these 80% naturally derived shampoos from L’Oréal Professionnel. Available to suit the individual needs of all hair types. The weightless purifying Daily Shampoo is perfectly suited for normal to fine hair. It delivers shine and adds volume to the hair without weighing it down.

The Delicate Shampoo will remove impurities on the scalp with the special ingredients of calendula flowers and chamomile flowers working to soothe and ease sensitive and flaky scalps.

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The Best Conditioning Products for Needy Hair

Choose from Radiance Balm to protect your hair colour and keep the tones in your hair looking vibrant for longer. Free from silicone your hair will be left with a natural feel. Source Essentielle Radiance Hair Balm moisturises delicate hair preventing breakage.

If it’s you struggle with tangled hair on a daily basis then the new Daily Detangling Cream from L’Oréal will help you regain manageability and allow you to take back control. This super lightweight cream is free from silicones and will leave your locks shiny, and smooth.

Are you fed up of having dry, or frizzy hair? Smooth, beautiful, nourished hair can now be yours with the sensational Nourishing Balm from the Source Essentielle range. Perfect for damaged hair it works to make hair smoother, silkier and full of shine. 


BOTANÉA – Organic Hair Colour

New L’Oréal BOTANÉA Herbal Hair Colour at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds


It’s time to get excited because the new L’Oréal BOTANÉA Herbal Hair Colours are now available at Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury St Edmunds. BOTANÉA Hair Colour is a 100% Herbal Professional Hair Colour composed of 3 herbal ingredients that offers long lasting hair colour that can be tailored to each individual client.

BOTANÉA | Vegan Hair Colour 

No matter if you want to freshen up your existing hair colour, cover grey hairs or completely change your look with the latest hair colouring trend, L’Oréal’s new herbal hair colour range allows you to achieve all of this without compromising the health of your hair.

Your skilled Gavin Ashley hair colourist has the ability to create an infinite palette of shades to suit you including copper or brunette hair colours – they can even cover up unwanted grey or white hair. 

How do they do it? Botanéa consists of three different powders that when mixed with hot water, enable your hair colour technician to create a range of different shades.  Botanéa works to enhance the tones within your hair colour and make hair shiny without drying out.

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100% Plant Based Hair Colours at Top Bury St Edmunds Salon

L’Oréal’ have brought together the best of nature and advances in technology & science to create Botanéa.

Henna, Indigo and Cassia are the three key ingredients of this amazing 100% herbal hair colour from L’Oréal Professionnel.

Henna: Ideal for creating rich, warm copper shades and for preparing blonde, copper of brunette hair colours

Cassia: Coming from India, Cassia is used by your hair colourist to illuminate your colour and adjust tones.

Indigo:  Indigo leaves help to deliver exceptional hair colours thanks to the dyes that are found within the leaves themselves. Colours include blue & purple which are the perfect shades used to create beautiful brown & darker hair colour shades.

Maintain Your Hair Colour at Home

herbal hair colour at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsTo compliment these organic hair colours, we have the beautiful ‘Source Essentielle’ – a range of natural shampoos, conditioners and hair balms to maintain colour radiance at home. 
Better still from Gavin Ashley’s specially installed shampoo bar, we are offering up to 3 refills of shampoo for ONLY £9.00 per refill. 

Click here to find out more about the Source Essentielle range.

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

Whether you have blonde hair, red, or brown hair, there is a stunning new colour for every shade waiting for you!  Our talented team of hair colour technicians are waiting to create the perfect hair colour for you. Simply give us a call on 01284 754066 to book your next appointment at your local Bury St Edmunds salon.

If you are new to Gavin Ashley, enjoy 10% OFF your first cut & style. Click here to find out more.

Hair Colour Techniques Explained

Find Your Perfect Hair colour at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon, Bury St Edmunds

hair colour at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsConfused about which hair colour service you need to book in for? Don’t know the difference between Balayage & Ombre? Fear not! The hair colouring specialists in Bury St Edmunds Gavin Ashley Hair Salon have put together a handy guide that tells you all you need to know. 

From highlights, toners and colour glossing they explain it all…

To book your next appointment call 01284 754066. Don’t forget to check out our salon late deals – perfect if you are looking for a last minute hair appointment in Bury St Edmunds!


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Hair Colour Terminology Guide – From Toners to Ombre…

hair colour at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsHighlights: Highlights are used to add different tones to the hair.  Often lighter shades such as platinum blonde and golden blonde tones are used to create a multi tonal effect. Highlights can also be used to add depth to the hair with rich dark brown colours and warm red shades such as copper orange and deep plum shades being popular.

Hair Toner: Toners are used to correct tonal imbalances in the hair and are very often used after a bleaching service. The skilled hair colour technicians at Gavin Ashley Salon in Bury St Edmunds can use toners to add warmth or neutralise unwanted yellow or brassy tones in the hair.

Colour Glossing: Hair Glossing is a great way to add instant shine to your locks making them look healthy and glossy. Add a clear gloss for a mirror finish or ask your hair stylist to add in a touch of your natural colour to really make your hair pop!

Ombre: A technique of lightening the hair and leaving a darker base so you can see the transition from dark to light, or dark to pastel tone.

Balayage: Similar to ombre but more subtle and blended. Balayage is a low maintenance hair colour that offers no obvious re-growth. Don’t know your Balayage from your Ombre? Click here to find out the difference in our handy guide.

Don’t forget, we offer BIG discounts on last minute appointments, often including hair colour – click here to check this week’s best hairdressing deals. *Terms and conditions apply.

What Products Are Best at Keeping My Hair Colour Vibrant?

Using the right professional hair care products is key to maintaining your hair colour. We offer a range of the best shampoos & conditioners that will prolong the life of your hair colour and keep your tresses looking fresh & vibrant.

Olaplex – Protect Your Hair During the Colouring Process

Olaplex is a revolutionary hair treatment that can be added directly in to the mixing bowl to protect and repair hair during the colouring process. Hair that was once dry and fragile is transformed and strengthened. Click here to find out more about Olaplex treatments at Gavin Ashley.


What is balayage hair colour & why does it dominate the hair world?

Balayage colour hair trend: What is it & can I get the look? The experts at Gavin Ashley hairdressing salon in Bury St.Edmunds

Want to know what all the fuss is about when it comes to the popular balayage hair colour trend? Balayage offers bespoke hair colour which can be low-maintenance and natural or more dramatic with vibrant fashion colours. 

We offer complimentary hair colour consultations in our Bury St.Edmunds salon so if you want the look talk to the colour experts at Gavin Ashley.

Finding your dream balayage hair colour at Bury St.Edmunds top salon

Are you looking for the best balayage hair colouring services in Bury St.Edmunds? Our team of talented hair colour technicians will suggest the latest balayage hair colours including buttery blondes, ash blonde with a darker root, and rich caramel tones.

Is ombré the same as balayage?

Not sure what the difference is between balayage and ombré? Balayage is a technique of lightening the hair and leaving a darker base so you can see the transition from dark to light. It offers subtle, natural blended hair colour.

Ombré also known as colour melting is defined as when your hair colour gradually blends from one colour to another. It’s a great way to have fun with hair colour. You can have the ombré hair colour technique on short, medium or long length hair.

What should I ask for when booking in for balayage?

We can help to clarify which look you want to ensure nothing is lost in translation. Similar hair colour techniques to balayage include babylights, ombré, colour melting and root stretch. 

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Are there different balayage hair colours I can have?

Natural balayage: Including caramel balayage, toffee coloured balayage, rich brunette balayage, and soft pastel balayage.

Fashion coloured balayage: Feeling adventurous? Why not try a deep purple balayage with lighter ends, or  even a bright copper balayage for a head turning look?

Do you have any balayage offers at Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury.St Edmunds?

Yes. New clients can save 20% on hair colour at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St.Edmunds. 

We also offer LAST MINUTE hairdressing appointments with BIG savings at your favourite Bury St. Edmunds Hair Salon! We update these salon late deals as soon as they become available – so check back often to save money on your hair & beauty services.

Hair colour correction services in Bury St.Edmunds

We are also experts at correcting hair colour disasters you may have experienced through home hair colouring or elsewhere at another salon. Check out our hair colour correction page here.

To book your balayage hair colour in Bury st Edmunds Gavin Ashley hair salon call 01284 754066.

Men’s Hair Colour: Top Tips & Trends

Hair Colouring for Men at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds

Hair colouring for men has fast become an in-demand service in our Bury St Edmunds hairdressers – from covering unwanted white and grey hairs to low-maintenance colour & natural looking highlights. Men’s hair colour can add depth and dimension to longer hairstyles, texture to shorter looks and for those with wavy hair, it can help to transform and define your curls.

Platinum Blonde Hair Colours for Men

If you want to rock an ice white hair colour then talk to the expert colour technicians at Gavin Ashley. For best results they suggest a detailed hair colour consultation prior to your appointment to discuss if a platinum shade, cool blonde or bleach blonde hair colour is the best choice for you.

Covering Up Unwanted Grey & White Hair

If you have noticed a few grey or white hairs poking through don’t worry! Silver-grey hair colour is an on-trend colour for men and looks great when teamed with a modern, cool hair cut. If you’re not quite ready to embrace a salt and pepper hair colour we can blend and disguise your unwanted white, silver and grey hairs with natural looking results. 

Fashion Hair Colours for Men

Bold, fashion hair colours look great and can really make a statement. Try adding a striking purple colour or electric blue shade to really brighten up your hair!

Like a brand new suit, watch or pair of shoes – a new hair colour can you a real confidence boost.

Prolong Your Hair Colour

Make your new hair colour last by investing in the best possible products to use at home to keep your hair colour looking fresh and in good condition.

We stock only the highest quality, professional haircare products at Gavin Ashley to prolong the life of your hair colour and will advise you on the best ones for you. The product ranges on sale from our hair salon in Bury St Edmunds include; Redken and Pureology.

Hair Cuts & Styles for Men at Top Bury St Edmunds Salon

Looking for the best men’s hair salon in Bury St Edmunds? Whether your hair is short, medium or long there’s a modern male hairstyle for you and we are just the specialist men’s hairdressers to create it.

Ask your stylist to recommend the best professional male styling products for maintaining your new hair cut & colour. We stock a range of hair products for curly, straight and wavy hair types.

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

Whether you’re hair colour is blonde, brunette or bright red, speak to one of our creative colourists at Gavin Ashley who will advise you on the best men’s hair colours for you. Contact us today on 01284 754066.

Looking for discounted hairdressing appointments in Bury St Edmunds? Take a look at our offers page where we have some great hairdressing deals including 15% OFF your cut and style when you refer a friend.

Introducing – All Soft Mega Range From Redken

Improve Dry, Brittle & Damaged Hair | Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon, Bury St. Edmunds

Gavin Ashley are proud stockists of Redken professional haircare, a top-quality brand that have produced a fabulous range of hair and styling products to suit every hair type and need. Designed to cleanse, moisturize, nourish, strengthen, smooth, repair and protect every type of hair.

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Known for their inspiring and innovative products, Redken is driven by haircare science and offers an advanced range of haircare solutions & styling products for both men and women.

The NEW All Soft Mega range available now at Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury St. Edmunds works to transform & enrich the texture of the hair leaving it looking super soft thanks to the argon enriched formula.

Redken All Soft Mega Recovery Tissue Mask Cap

Within the range is a 10-minute weekly moisture makeover mask for your hair – designed to work deep within the hair shaft to rehydrate thirsty locks! 

If you long to add softness to your hair but struggle due to factors such as having coarse or damaged hair you will love  Redken’s All Soft Mega Recovery Tissue Mask Cap. Perfect for fixing dry & damaged hair types. 

This one time use hair mask rehydrates and norishes severely dry hair and gives improved manageability. All Soft Mega Recovery Tissue Mask Cap contains Superfood Nutri-complex of Cactus Extract, Aloe Vera and Sacha Inchi Oil. This unique infusion works to add hydrate, strengthen bonds, and lock in moisture from morning till night. 

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For more information on the products we stock or to book your hair appointment, call your local Bury St. Edmunds salon & barbers today on 01284 754066.

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Spring Hair Colour Trends 2018

Change your hair colour this spring at Gavin Ashley hair salon & barbers in Bury St. Edmunds

With winter now behind us it’s time to look ahead and what better way to start the new season than by changing the colour of your hair? At Gavin Ashley we bring you all the latest 2018 hair colour trends and predictions.

To book your spring hair colour appointment call our hairdressing salon in Bury St. Edmunds on 01284 754066.

Colour melting & balayage hair colours

Balayage also known as ombré, colour melting or root stretch continues to dominate the world of hairdressing. Rich, deep brunette hair colour at the roots stretching into a lighter, brighter colour at the tips is a key look for spring. Balayage is a great way of adding sun kissed highlights – perfect for the hotter months.

Pastel hair colours

Whether you want to try a completely new colour, or just add depth and texture to your locks –  pastel hair colour may be just the ticket!  Pastel hair colour will fade over time, allowing you to reinvent your colour again and again. Choose from soft pinks, lavender blues and soft peach colours.

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Metallic hair colours

Cool silver-grey hair colours are the new kids on the block. If you want the latest, modern hair trend for spring then this chic new look is for you! If you’re looking for a bold hair colour revamp, then this is one head-turning option. Whatever look you desire, make sure you talk to our hair colour experts so we can work out a plan for your hair. 

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Please note: If you are new to hair colour or have not had your hair coloured for three months or more, please book in for a quick patch test 48 hours prior to your appointment.

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January Stock Clearance!!

£5 Hair Products at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon in Bury St. Edmunds – While Stocks Last!!

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To celebrate the arrival of the New Year and shake away those winter blues, we are offering some fantastic, discounted hairdressing deals at our Hairdressing salon in Bury St. Edmunds.

Beautiful hair can be yours for less with our BIG January stock clearance. While stocks last you can purchase a wide range of professional haircare products from KMS, Paul Mitchell, Kapello and Goldwell for ONLY £5.00!!

HURRY only available while stocks last!

Spring Hair Care Tips!

Achieve Healthy, Strong Hair at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds

Is your hair looking and feeling a bit unloved after the darker, colder days of winter? Extra styling teamed with the effects of going from a hot to cold enviroment, can leave your hair looking dry and dull. No need to worry though, the expert stylists at your local Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury St Edmunds are here to solve your hair problems.  Check out our top tips on how best to care and repair your hair…

Top Hair Care Tip  #1: Protect your hair

By using professional haircare products you will help to prevent damage and breakage to your locks – it is important that you use them each time you use heated appliances such as tongs, wands and straighteners. Why not pop into our Bury St Edmund’s salon and have a chat with a member of our skilled team who will suggest the best hair products for you to use.

Hair Care Tip #2: Have regular haircuts

It may be time to ditch that hairstyle you’ve been wearing for the past 10 years and try out a new, more modern look. A good haircut can boost your confidence and transform your style. Whether you wear your hair short, mid length or long we will ensure you leave looking & feeling stunning. 

Hair Care Tip #3: Experiment with hair colour

What better excuse to change the colour of your hair then the start of spring and sumer? Hair colour technology has radically improved in the past few years so it’s never been easier to experiment with your hair colour. From hair glossing treatments to balayage, ombre and fashion colours we can create the perfect hair colour for you!

Hair Care Tip #4: Treat your hair to some deep conditioning

Do you long for glossy hair that is vibrant and full of shine? At Gavin Ashley we really can help get your hair looking healthy and shiny again. Talk to your stylist about our Olaplex hair conditioning treatments, designed to repair and transform your hair to give it strength.

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Hair Care Tip #5: Book your hair appointment at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds

To book your hair appointment at Gavin Ashley, call our Bury St Edmunds salon on 01284 754 066 and speak to our friendly reception team.

Looking for a great hairdressing offer? At Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds, you can get 15% OFF your cut and style with our recommend a friend scheme.