Summer Hair Care Advice

Achieve Healthy Hair This Summer With Top Tips From Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds

We may not be able to travel to sunnier climes this summer but it's still important to look after our hair, even on a staycation.  Post lockdown we have heard from many clients who are struggling with lacklustre locks. If you feel your hair is in need of a little bit of TLC, take a look at our top tips below...

Repair Damaged Hair with OLAPLEX™

Shiny, soft, beautiful hair can now be yours thanks to Olaplex hair treatments. The expert stylists in our Bury St Edmunds salon recommend using Olaplex to help repair broken bonds and add shine & moisture to dry, thirsty hair.

Their top picks are Olaplex no3 & Olaplex no8. Olaplex No.3 is a hair perfector which you can use at home. Olaplex number 8 is an intensive, highly concentrated 4-in1 reparative mask that works to deeply moisturise and smooth the hair adding body and shine at the same time.

Better yet, Olaplex hair treatments are suitable for all hair types & vegan! You can read more about the range of repairing Olaplex treatments available at Gavin Ashley hair salon here.

Strengthen & Repair Hair From The Inside Out

Aveda has officially launched its innovative vegan, plant-derived, cruelty-free, bond-building hair care collection – and we love it!  Get your locks back under control with the fantastic Botanical Repair Strengthening Shampoo and Botanical Repair Strengthening Conditioner from Aveda which both instantly repair and strengthens hair from the inside out.

The shampoo is silicone free and luxuriously cleanses your locks, gently removing excess sebum, product build-up and pollution. The conditioner instantly detangles hair to prevent breakage while improving the look and feel of damaged hair; with plant-derived technologies* Find out more here. 

95% of women say their hair looked instantly healthier* 

Protect Your Hair During Styling

The Nutriplenish Leave-In Conditioner from Aveda, provides no-hassle hydration and protection that defends the hair during heat styling and shields it against the effects of the sun. It replenishes the hair’s moisture with lasting hydration for up to 72 hours. It leaves the hair soft and manageable to the touch and it’s free from Silicone and Sulphates.

Another top product pick for healthy summer hair would be The Nutriplenish Deep Moisture Conditioner. This features a vegan-friendly assortment of superfoods that combine moisturising and conditioning properties. It includes Mango Butter and Coconut Oil that offer deep hydration. 

Client Survey

Tell Us What You Think By Completing Our Client Survey!

client surevy Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury St EdmundsWe would love to hear from YOU!

Following on from the goverment's latest announcement regarding the easing of restrictions from the 19th July, we are keen to know your thoughts regarding wearing masks in the salon.

The safety of our guests and team remains our highest priority. Finding out how our clients feel will help us to continue to deliver a comfortable and safe salon experience for everyone.

Please be honest with your answers – we really do want all our guests to have an enjoyable visit to Gavin Ashley Hair Salon.

Thank you very much – your support really does mean everything.

Celebrity Summer Hair Trends

Celebrity Hair Trends At Gavin Ashley Hair Salon In Bury St Edmunds

Each new season brings new celebrity hair trends and the expert stylists & colourists at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds understand that sometimes they can be hard to keep up with. Here, we bring you our top celeb hair colour picks for the summer season and recommend the best techniques to help inspire you before your next visit. 

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Brilliantly Bold Hair Colours

If you’re not sure whether a bold hair colour will suit you, book in for a complimentary consultation before you go all in! Our stylists will find a beautiful fashion shade that is suited to you and your lifestyle. We’ll also give you some super hair care tips and product recommendations so you can keep your colour looking fresh and vibrant for longer.

Beautifully Blonde

Do blondes have the most fun? Maybe it’s time to find out! We LOVE this new shaggy hair cut & bold, strong blonde hair colour from Taylor Swift, what about you?

From white platinum blonde hair colour to silver blonde hues and & buttery blonde tones – we are confident we have the perfect blonde hair colour for you. 

Gorgeous, Glossy Brunettes

What’s not to love about glossy, brown hair colour? From dark raven inspired tones, to velvety browns and chocolate brunettes, let the team of hair colour specialists in our Bury St Edmunds salon find the perfect look for you.

If your hair is looking a little dull, tired and washed out, or is damaged due to heat, chemical treatments, or excessive styling it may be time to try an in-salon hair treatment. OLAPLEX™ is a revolutionary new treatment designed to transform your hair to give it strength, shine and more vibrant colour. Find out more about Olaplex here.  

Reds & Coppers

For an on-trend hair colour this summer you can’t go far wrong with a pretty red hair colour. Soft pastel pink tones to full on pillar box, vibrant red and rusty copper shades are all top picks. Changing up your hairstyle has never been easier!

Please take a moment to read some of our five-star reviews and, if you have time, please leave your own review if you loved our service.

Book A Hair Consultation At Gavin Ashley Hair Salon In Bury St Edmunds

Book in for a consultation with the hair colour experts at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon In Bury St Edmunds by calling us on 01284 754066. We promise to give you the celebrity treatment when you visit!

You can read our Covid Safety measures here

Stress Related Hair Loss

Advice On Stress & COVID-19 Related Hair Loss From The Experts At Gavin Ashley Hair Salon In Bury St Edmunds

stress and anxiety related hair loss advice from Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury St EdmundsThe past year has been extremely turbulent for many as a result of the global COVID-19 Pandemic. We have all faced unprecedented levels of stress from the threat of redundancy, the disruption of our daily routines to the isolation from loved ones.   

Given the long term stress we have all been facing in recent it’s not surprising that this can all take its toll on our mental & physical wellbeing and can in some cases have a negative effect on our hair. A question we get asked a lot in our Bury St Edmunds salon is ‘can stress cause hair loss?’, the answer is yes – stress and anxiety can cause thinning hair and unwanted hair loss.

Book your complimentary hair consultation with one of our friendly team at our hairdressers in Bury St Edmunds by giving us a call on 01284 754066.

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COVID-19 Related Hair Loss

As we all know, Covid is an aggressive virus that can damage our bodies in many ways.  It is now emerging that in some cases this can include hair loss.  We understand that alopecia, thinning hair, bald patches or hair loss caused by an illness can be distressing and upsetting and have a massive effect on your life and self-confidence.

It is important to seek professional medical advice from a trained trichologist or Doctor if you have concerns about losing more hair than normal relating to stress and anxiety or if you are looking for advice on any hair & scalp issues you may be experiencing after having coronavirus.


Hair Stylist Vacancies In Bury St Edmunds   

Full & Part Time Hair Stylist Vacancies In Bury St Edmunds At Gavin Ashley Hair Salon  

We are expanding the team and currently have Full Time Senior Stylists & Part Time Senior Stylists vacancies in Bury St Edmunds at Gavin Ashley. Could you be Bury St Edmund’s next top Stylist, or do you know someone who has the talent and skill to join our fabulous team of hair stylists & colour technicians?

Are you inspired, creative and motivated? Do you have a passion for hair and fashion? Are you enthusiastic, hardworking and good with people? If so, we want to hear from you!

We currently have the following Hair Stylist vacancies in Bury St Edmunds and are looking for;

Hair Stylists with Aveda retail training looking for hairdressing vacancies in the Bury St Edmunds area.

We also have vacancies for Experienced Stylists in Bury St Edmunds who have knowledge of L’Oréal hair colour.

Salon Owner Gavin says: We are fully committed to looking after every member of our team; and helping individuals grow and develop their skills. We are a family run salon and understand the need for flexibility. As part of our team, you will receive continued education as well as a competitive salary.

Hairdressing Training Academy In Bury St Edmunds

At Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds, we have our own training academy and have more than 30 years’ experience in training the hairstylists of the future.

Education is very important to us at Gavin Ashley, our own trained assessors run our in-house hairdressing school. We love to keep up with the latest hair trends and colouring techniques and as part of our team, you will receive ongoing training and development.

If you are interested in progressing your hairdressing career within our award-winning Bury St Edmunds salon, we want to hear from you! If you’re interested in a safe, socially distanced interview then please fill out the simple form below.

Top Picks For Winter Hair Colours

Top 3 Winter Hair Trends At Gavin Ashley Hairdressers In Bury St Edmunds 

It’s no secret that the way we look can have a massive impact on the way we feel – if we look good, we feel good and during these challenging times it’s more important than ever to ensure we keep ourselves feeling uplifted!

Here, the team at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds hope to inspire you with their predictions for top Winter hair colours. During your in depth consultation, our hair colour experts will ask you questions about your hair colour history to ensure they deliver a look that’s right for you. Please don’t be scared to give us your opinion, we want to get it right!

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Add A Hint Of Colour With A Colour Gloss 

Colour glossing & toners are a great way to liven up a dull hair colour and are ideal for adding a splash of colour to lighter blonde shades. From pretty pastel tones to vibrant reds and copper orange – we can deliver your dream look.

Take a look at this cool blonde created by the very talented Marie.

Bright & Fresh Balayage 

Balayage still continues to dominate and this season we see sun kissed, face framing highlights replaced with softer, more subtle streaks of colour. 

We love this fresh & bright balayage created by our expert stylist Naomi. Why not book in for a colour consultation and see how we can update your balayage hair colour?

Autumnal Hair Colours

Autumnal vibes have certainly hit our Bury St Edmunds salon thanks to this stunning copper toned hair colour by Racheal.  

Your Gavin Ashley stylist will suggest the best take home hair care products to keep your colour looking fresh and vibrant. Did you know we also stock Aveda hair care? Find out more here

Book Your Hair Colour In Bury St Edmunds At Gavin Ashley Hairdressing

No matter if you want a few sun kissed highlights or a complete change of hair colour, our talented colour technicians will ensure you always receive a top-quality service and a colour to complement your skin tone and eye colour perfectly.

So, if you want good hairdressers in Bury St Edmunds call Gavin Ashley salon on 01284 754066.


5 Ways To Support Gavin Ashley

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5 Ways To Support Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds

As a family-run business, Gavin Ashley Hairdressing would like to express our sincere thanks to you, our loyal clients, who have continued to support us pre- and post-lockdown. We still need your support as the COVID crisis is having an impact, particularly on local independent businesses.

There are many ways in which you can continue to help, please read on to find out how… and thank you!

Salon owner Tonia says; 'We are delighted to have become an Aveda stockist at a time when it has never been more important to care for the environment and to offer our clients a new Salon experience'

Leave A Positive Review

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to all our clients. When looking for a new salon most people will turn to reviews to find out more.

We would very much appreciate it if you could take a few moments to leave us a great review telling everyone what you thought of your post Covid salon appointment at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing.  Thank you. 

Tag us in your selfie

If you've snapped a selfie after your gorgeous hair cut, colour or blow dry service at Gavin Ashley don't forget to tag us.  By tagging us, all your friends and family can see what a great job we do. They may then choose to pay us a visit themselves.

Book your next appointment before you leave

It really does help us plan if you can book your next appointment before you leave the salon.  Plus, we are now taking appointments for Christmas so make sure you book in now to secure your slot!

It’s also important for you to could give us plenty of notice if you have to cancel your appointment. With notice, we can then offer this slot to someone else.

Buy your home hair care products from us

It’s a challenge in 2020 for any business to compete with the online giants! But did you know we stock a range of fair trade, cruelty-free hair care products including the full range of Aveda natural home hair care products?

We are delighted to be the only Aveda stockist in Bury St Edmunds. All deliver excellent results and work to improve and protect the quality of your hair & scalp.

Salon Gift Cards

Not sure what to buy your friends or loved ones for Christmas, special birthdays or anniversaries? How about a Gift Card from your local Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon in Bury St Edmunds?  The recipient can then book in for their hair cut, colour & style appointment at their leisure.

Gift cards are available to purchase from the salon and can be used against any service.

Plant Powered Hair Repair Products From Aveda

NEW Botanical Repair™ Professional Treatment at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon in Bury St Edmunds

New Aveda Botanical Repair at gavin ashley hair salon in bury st edmundsAveda has officially launched its innovative vegan, plant-derived, cruelty-free, bond-building hair care collection – and we love it!

Aveda hair care is now available to buy at Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury St Edmunds. The range includes shampoo, conditioners, styling products & customised hair treatments, all of which are designed to relax and rejuvenate your hair & scalp. So, why not sit back and relax while we carry out a relaxing head massage while each and every strand of hair is rehydrated and nourished…

For more information on the products we stock, or to book your Aveda hair spa visit our award-winning Bury St Edmunds hair salon or call us on 01284 754066.

No sulfate cleansers. No silicones. No compromise.

This revolutionary plant-powered, bond-building treatment is formulated to strengthen, repair and protect hair from the inside out. It repairs and dramatically reduces breakage, protecting hair during your colour service and is 93% naturally derived. Ask your stylist for more information during your next salon visit!

Botanical Moisture Hair Treatment

Rehydrate thirsty hair with this must-have moisturising botanical hair spa treatment from Aveda which works to improve lost moisture within the hair by 86%. Better yet, the special blend of ingredients including buriti and pomegranate oils, will leave your locks feeling soft as silk.

Botanical Repair Hair Treatment

Nature’s remedy for damaged hair – help repair and smooth and strengthen damaged hair and give it an irresistibly soft and silky feel.

This AVEDA hair repairing treatment is absorbed into each and every strand to give you gorgeous, healthier looking hair. Using powerful proteins found in Quinoa and sugar beet-derived amino acids, hair can be improved by up to an incredible 84%.

Scalp Balance Treatment

This Aveda scalp balancing treatment aims to restore a healthy balance back to your scalp with a blend of aroma-therapeutic essential oils. A deep massage will leave your scalp feeling refreshed and your hair clean and smooth.

Scalp Detox Treatment

Give your hair & scalp a treat with a gentle exfoliating detox treatment that will cleanse, exfoliate and remove any build-up. Enjoy this spa for your hair whilst receiving a pampering head massage that will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised.


New Hair Colour Trend Alert – Face Frame Colour

Face Frame Highlights at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

If you are looking for a new & exciting way to liven up your existing hairstyle then the latest top trending Face Framing hair colouring technique may be just what you’ve been looking for.

Face frame colour, also known as ‘supermodel highlights’ works on all face shapes and hair colours from dark blondes to rich reds and glossy brunettes and is where colour runs throughout the midsection of your hair around the face all the way to the ends.

These trendy face-framing highlights are super quick and allow your skilled Gavin Ashley colourist to cleverly bring out your most attractive features. to book your hair colour at Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury St Edmunds, please call 01284 754066.

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Face Frame Balayage – Get The Look

Fun and youthful, this must-have colouring trend looks great on choppy bobs, messy long waves as well as smooth, straighter styles. We think the stunning Beyonce has the look nailed!

Brown Hair with Dark Blonde Face Framing

We love this gorgeous almond brown hair colour that has beautiful hints of golden tones. Why not upgrade your brown hair colour by adding a contrasting warm blonde shade to frame the face?

Fashion Coloured Face Frame Colour

There’s no better way to liven up a dull or faded hair colour than by adding a bold and bright fashion shade. Check out Billie Eilish’s look – we LOVE it.

Green & yellow tones set against a darker base colour are a key look for the months ahead.

Red & Blonde Face Frame Hair Colour

Remember this bold, iconic look from Ginger Spice? Over the top & obvious bleached blonde hair colours look great when teamed with a bright copper-red or orange hair colour.

Face frame highlights offer a great low maintenance hair colour that still allows you to be bold with your look without having to commit to a full head hair colour.

Aveda Has Arrived at Gavin Ashley!

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Introducing Aveda Cruelty-Free & Vegan Hair Care to Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds

Aveda hair care at gavin ashley hair salon in bury st edmundsWe are very excited to announce that Gavin Ashley are Aveda retail stockist in Bury St Edmunds. Aveda are a leading sustainable brand, using only organic ingredients. 

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.

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Aveda hair care at gavin ashley hair salon in bury st edmundsThe Aveda range will include shampoo, conditioners, styling products & customised hair treatments, all of which are designed to relax and rejuvenate your hair & scalp. If your hair is damaged due to heat, chemical treatments, or excessive styling then come and visit our hair salon in Bury St Edmunds when we are soon to offer the full range of AVEDA Botanical Hair & Scalp Therapy Treatments.

Find out more about Aveda’s range of beautiful, naturally derived products by chatting to our hair experts during your next visit to the salon and they will be able to advise you on the best products for your individual hair and beauty needs. 

Plant Powered Hair Repair

New Aveda Botanical Repair at gavin ashley hair salon in bury st edmundsAveda has officially launched its innovative vegan, plant-derived, cruelty-free, bond-building hair care collection – and we love it!

Read more about the NEW Botanical Repair™ Professional Treatments at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing Salon in Bury St Edmunds here

Christmas is Coming… 

Let us look after you this Christmas and take the stress out of your shopping. Pop into the salon and feast your eyes on our amazing Christmas gifts. We have lots of Aveda gift boxed sets coming in as well as hand cream gift
sets and lip shimmer sets.



To book your complimentary hair consultation in our Bury St Edmunds hair salon call 01284 754066.