Covid Safety

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Covid Safety At Gavin Ashley Hairdressing in Bury St Edmunds

Rest assured Gavin Ashley have a firm focus to keeping our clients and team safe whilst maintaining a spotless salon. We continue to work hard to keep our Salon hygienic and clean, taking social distancing and safeguarding into account.

  • A deep commercial clean is carried out regularly
  • Sneeze screens are in place at Reception and in between shampoo chairs
  • Styling stations are sanitised after every appointment
  • We use recommended PPE
  • Fewer chairs are in each section
  • Clients are asked to hang up their own coats
  • Drinks are not served but clients may bring their own
  • We provide a sanitisation station
  • A digital reading library is now available for your tablet or mobile phone

Top Trending Hair Cuts & Colours For Spring

Check Out These Spring Hair Ideas & Book Your Appointment At Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

If like us you embrace the start of a new season then why not book in for a complimentary consultation with one of our talented hairdressers in our Bury St Edmunds salon? They will give you lots of fantastic hair ideas no matter if you want a dramatic hair colour change or fancy taking the plunge by trying a new hairstyle.

Read on to see what the team at Gavin Ashley predict will be top spring hair trends for 2020.  

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Wavy Hairstyles With A Retro Feel 

Vintage curls and hairstyles with waves are set to be huge this season after being seen at the recent Oscar De La Renta’s SS20 show.

If you want to try retro curly hair, or need advice on the best products to keep your curls in place, book an appointment with a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Pretty Hair Accessories

If you want to try a top spring trend but don’t want to change the colour of your hair or alter your hair cut then you’re going to love this seasons trend for hair accessories.

Wear your hair with a low side part and add a few clips adorned with pearls, or opt for the on-trend high ponytail hairstyle and wrap a colourful scarf around your hair tie for a simple & easy way to brighten up your look.

Hand-Painted Balayage 

For a great springtime look ask your creative Gavin Ashley colourist to hand paint some subtle honey blonde balayage highlights throughout your hair. They can suggest which shade works best for you and your complexion.

Book in for a complimentary consultation with one of our hair colour experts first and remember to get a quick patch test before your service. 

Hairstyles With Centre Partings

Another great way to experiment with your hairstyle without losing lots of length or having a dramatic colour change is to change the parting of your hair. We’ve seen a number of A-listers and celebrities recently rocking the centre part look – go on give it a try!

Book Your Colour Consultation at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

If you’re thinking of trying out a new spring look, but aren’t sure where to start – the first thing you need to do is book a complimentary consultation at our top salon in Bury St Edmunds.

Call 01284 754066 or BOOK ONLINE using the pop up at the side of the page.




Hair Colour Offer

15% OFF Colour at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds15% OFF Colour at Gavin Ashley Hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds

Tuesday to Fridays Are Hair Colour Days in our Bury St Edmunds salon.

ALL clients get 15% OFF their Hair Colour.

Bookings must include a full price Cut & Finish.

Just enter your info below and your voucher will arrive via email in seconds.

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon! Phone lines are now open.
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Following today’s government announcement, we are delighted that ‘all being well’ we can re open on Monday 12 April. However we will not yet start making appointments until we have a confirmed and exact date nearer the time. Please refer to our website home page for updates and the date we will open the phone lines. We look forward to seeing all our clients once again!
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We wish you all a very happy, healthy and better new year
2020 hasn’t been a year any of us expected. We once again would like to give a big thank you to each and every one of our clients for your continued support throughout this year
Unfortunately the salon will remain closed until further notice but we are looking forward to welcoming you all back when we can.
Please stay safe and well
Here’s to 2021 🥂🥂🥂
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Temporary Salon Closure
Further to recent government announcement that we are in tier 4, it is with sadness that we must now temporary close our salon 😢
As soon as we have a date for reopening we will let you know. It would be very helpful if you could avoid messaging us by email or via our social media channels. Instead, we will call you once we have more information about reopening.
Stay safe and have a lovely Christmas and wishing you all a better new year.
The Gavin Ashley Team xxx

Terms & Conditions

*Available Tuesday- Friday with selected stylists only.
*Bookings must include a full price Cut & Finish.
*Can NOT be used in conjunction with any other offer.
*Offer does not include specialist colour services such as Balayage, Ombre or Colour Correction services.
*Subject to availability. Entitlement is at the manager’s discretion.

Check Out The Big Hair Trends for 2020

Get The Look! Top Trending Hair Cuts & Styles for 2020 at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, Bury St Edmunds

Start the new year in style with a fabulous on-trend hair cut & colour courtesy of the hairdressing experts at Gavin Ashley hairdressing salon in Bury St Edmunds. They are full of creative and exciting hair ideas to keep your locks looking tip-top for 2020.

So, what will be the next big thing when it comes to hair trends…?  

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Tousled & Messy Pixie Cuts & Crops

Take the plunge in 2020 with a short, messy hairstyle that requires little styling time! Simply apply a little styling gel or paste to create a textured, tousled look. Your Gavin Ashley stylist can suggest the most suitable professional hair products for you and your hair type.

Vintage Hairstyles with Volume & Bounce

2020 will see hairstyles taking inspiration from the swinging 60’s with lots of voluminous, 60’s bouffant looks and deep side partings. We love retro hairstyles at Gavin Ashley especially the classic beehive hairstyle and super short micro fringes. 

What’s Next For Balayage in 2020?

Caramel and blonde balayage hair colours are also known as ‘bronde’ and are set to be huge hair colours in the year ahead. Your skilled Gavin Ashley hair colourist will carefully hand paint soft blonde shades in vertical sections throughout your hair to give you a hair colour you’ll fall in love with.  

Messy, Choppy Bobs

2019 was all about short sharp lines and blunt cut bobs. 2020 sees the classic bob hairstyle getting a makeover with more relaxed longer bobs & lobs predicted to be very popular. 

Book Your 2020 Hair Makeover at Gavin Ashly Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

If you would like a new hairstyle or a hair colour transformation get in touch with our friendly and professional team at our Bury St Edmunds hairdressers by calling 01284 754066 or book online using the pop up button. 

Senior Stylist Marie to Become a L’Oréal Colour Specialist

L’Oréal Colour Specialist Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds – Gavin Ashley

Are you looking for a hair salon in Bury St Edmunds that specialises in hair colour? At Gavin Ashley our hair colour technicians are all highly trained and have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver stunning hair colour results.

Better still, we will soon be able to boast our very own in-house L’Oréal Colour Specialist. Senior stylist Marie is currently undergoing the highly regarded L’Oréal Colour Specialist Degree course in London which will allow her to take her colour skills and knowledge to the next level. The course gives a really deep insight into all aspects of hair colouring, which will allow Marie to deliver your perfect hair colour.

Your hair colour service at Gavin Ashley starts with a detailed consultation with one of our experts who will discuss with you the exact look you are hoping to achieve. To book your hair colour appointment in our Bury hair salon please call 01284 754066.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Gavin Ashley Hair Salon Bury St Edmunds Provides Advice To Help You Cope With Hair Loss During Chemotherapy Treatments

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection, and to raise money for research and treatment.

There are a lot of common misconceptions surrounding breast cancer and at a difficult time it is important that you have as many facts as possible. Overcoming your illness is the most important thing, but we would like to offer some advice on how to regain some normalcy during a period that is anything but normal.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Gavin Ashley Hair Salon Bury St Edmunds Provides Advice To Help You Cope With Hair Loss During Chemotherapy Treatments

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Why Do We Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness?

In the 1990s, pink ribbons were used to raise breast cancer awareness and the colour stuck. We wear pink to honour those who have lost their battles and support those still to come, whilst drawing attention to the fact that there is still so much more to be done to find a cure for this disease.

Hair Loss During Cancer Treatments

Hair loss can be one of the most distressing aspects of dealing with cancer and can have a devasting effect for some women when it comes to confidence and self-esteem.

Following chemotherapy, hair loss commonly begins within two to three weeks. The hair loss affects body and facial hair including eyebrows and eyelashes. However, hair loss is in most cases a temporary side effect of the treatment, so hair will start to grow back after chemotherapy is over or even towards the end of your cancer treatment.

In some instances, the hair that grows back after chemotherapy can look and feel different. You may notice the texture of your hair has changed, it may be curlier or seem finer than it used to be.

How to Treat Your Hair Before Chemotherapy Treatment

• Short hair can be styled in such a way that it can look thicker than longer hair, as your hair starts to fall out it will be less noticeable with a shorter hairstyle. A shorter hairstyle may also make the transition to hair loss less upsetting for you, it is important to keep stress to a minimum as much as possible during this time. Speak to your stylist about a shorter hairstyle before your treatment starts.

There are also some amazing high-quality synthetic wigs and real human hair wigs on the market, that you could try.

• Get into the habit now of being kind to your hair. Do not use harsh chemical treatments on your hair including perms or hair colour — this can weaken it.

Avoid heated styling tools as much as possible such as straighteners & rollers and try to air-dry your hair wherever possible so as not to cause unnecessary breakage. Why not enjoy a little me time with a relaxing hair treatment?  Strengthening and nourishing your hair and scalp now might make it more likely to stay in your head a little longer during treatment.

How to Care for Your Hair During Chemotherapy

• Continue to be gentle with your hair throughout your chemotherapy treatment. Use a soft brush, such as a baby brush. Use a gentle shampoo free from parabens and chemicals. Wash your hair only when very necessary.

• Some women report that their scalps sensitive, itchy and can become irritated during their chemotherapy treatment and whilst their hair is falling out. It is possible to reduce the irritation by shaving your head.

•Your scalp can become very sensitive throughout treatment and so you must protect it with a sunscreen, or even a head covering such as a wig or headscarf. Extreme cold can also make your head feel sensitive, so ensuring that it is covered will help you to feel less uncomfortable.

Will My Hair Grow Back After Chemotherapy?

• Your new hair growth will be especially fragile and vulnerable to damage, so you should continue with your gentle treatment. Do not colour your hair until it becomes stronger, this may damage your new hair and irritate your scalp. Avoid heated styling such as rollers or curling tongs and air dry your hair as often as possible. 

•New, healthy hair growth takes time. Your new hair may grow in slowly and could grow back in a different texture or colour to before, sometimes previously straight hair can grow back curly. You will need to be patient as it could be up to 6 months until you can expect a healthy head of hair.





Short Hair is Back!

Top Trending Short Hair Cuts & Styles at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

If you are wanting to transform your hairstyle then the new trend for short hair may be just what you’ve been looking for.

Beautiful crops and blunt cut bobs are set to be huge hair trends this Autumn, so if you’ve been thinking about a dramatic hair change maybe now is the time to go for the chop?…

Book your hair appointment at Gavin Ashley hairdressing salon, Bury St Edmunds by calling our friendly & professional team on 01284 754066.

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Elfin Crops & Pixie Cuts

Did you know? With the right haircut, short styles can actually make fine hair look thicker. So, it’s no surprise that short hair is a top trend! Pixie crops and elfin styles are cool and trendy and look great worn slicked back or textured for a messy, bed head look.

Nervous as to whether short hair will suit you? Book in for a complimentary consultation beforehand. Our experienced stylists will suggest the best short hair cuts & styles that are suited to you and your lifestyle.

Short Layered Hairstyles

Add volume and movement to your shorter hairstyle with the simple addition of layers. Adding layers can help to remove bulk from thicker hair and keep it looking stylish and chic.

You can also have a fringe added to your hair cut for extra interest or try moving your parting and wearing it in different places to create a variety of looks.

Jaw Length Bobs

This classic style remains a popular choice at our Bury St Edmunds hairdressers. From long to mid-length to short bobs, you can’t go wrong with this on-trend, versatile hairstyle.

We can create dramatic angled bobs, cheek-slimming bobs, wavy bobs, blunt cut bobs, and even bobs with micro fringes.

Add a Pop of Colour to Your Short Hair Cut

Why not compliment your new shorter style with a gorgeous new hair colour?

No matter if your fancy some honey blonde hues, red toned highlights or the latest trending balayage hair colour, the experienced hair colourists at Gavin Ashley are on hand to deliver stunning results.

Remember though, if you are new to hair colour at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon, it is essential you book in for a quick skin test prior to your colour appointment.


Natural Looking Hair Colours

Try a New Hair Colour at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

Looking for a way to refresh your hairstyle but you’re not sure about having a major change? Sadly, very few of us are blessed with beautiful hair colour so the 2019 trend for balayage, warm brunette lowlights and golden blonde highlights might just be what you need to pep up your hair!

If you are looking for hair colour advice, want to chat about a complete transformation or a subtle colour change, please call the salon on 01284 754066.  We also offer a quick and safe online booking system.  

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Warm Blonde Hair Shades – Golden Highlights

warm blonde hair colours at gavin ashley hair salon bury st edmundsJennifer Lopez and Gisele Bundchen  have been spotted sporting warm blonde hair colours, and if it’s good enough for the celebs then we want in on the action too!

This season sees natural looking blonde colours veering towards golden tones, honey hues, buttery blondes and caramel blonde colours

Bronde Balayage Hair Colours

bronde hair colour at gavin ashley hair salon in bury st edmundsAnyone who is nervous to take that step towards colouring their hair will love the new trend for Bronde. A winning combination of blonde and brunette shades mixed together. 

Warm brunette shades with golden blonde which can be added as highlights or using the hand-painted balayage technique. 

Natural Ombré Hair Shades

Natural ombre hair colours at gavin ashley hairdressers bury st edmundsWant the best salon for ombré in Bury St Edmunds? Then look no further than Gavin Ashley. Our team of highly skilled hair colourists can transform your hair with a soft and natural ombré hair colour.

The ombré technique is when we gradually make your hair lighter from the mid-lengths to the ends… and this looks beautiful when you choose a mixture of dark and light blonde shades. 

Herbal Hair Colour, Bury St Edmunds

It’s time to get excited because L’Oréal BOTANÉA Herbal Hair Colours are now available at Gavin Ashley hair salon, Bury St Edmunds. Clients who experience sensitivity to conventional hair colour treatments or those who want a more natural colour experience will love BOTANÉA Vegan Hair Colour.

Find out more about Herbal Hair Colour at Gavin Ashley hair salon, Bury St Edmunds here.

Repair Your Hair With Olaplex In- Salon Treatments

It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as part of the hair colouring process.  It will erase the damage caused by years of colouring, heat and sun damage and the general wear and tear caused by our need to keep up with the latest looks and styles.

Better yet, the new No.7 bonding oil from Olaplex is available now at Gavin Ashley hairdressing, Bury St Edmunds. This highly-concentrated, weightless oil is designed to restore a healthy appearance and texture to your hair whilst strengthening and protecting the structure of each strand.

Best Salon Reviews Bury St Edmunds

Gavin Ashley employs only the best hairdressers in Bury St Edmunds with many client’s leaving 5-star reviews. You can read all our reviews here.

136 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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Anne Fisher
Gemma is an outstanding hairdresser and I am so pleased to have found the salon. All of the staff make you so welcome, and nothing is to much trouble.
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Rachel Lay-Flurrie Royston
Each one of these girls are brilliant and highly professional
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Jude G
Every time I visit I am treated so well and am always made to feel at ease and relaxed. The girls are all so lovely and professional. Thank you Lauren.



Ghd Glide – What’s all the fuss about?

The Brush That Broke the Internet is Back!  Available at Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

Back by very popular demand is the incredible ghd hot brush which when first released sold out instantaneously!

A market leader for the latest hair straighteners, hair products, brushes and accessories. Ghd provide styling appliances and product to help you to create a multitude of hairstyles, that produce shape and movement.

We are thrilled to say that once again you can now get your hands on the Ghd glide at Gavin Ashley hairdressers, Bury St. Edmunds.

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Eliminate Frizz With The Ghd Glide

The latest must have heated hair stylers by Ghd are designed to help you style and smooth your hair in seconds, perfect for those early – or late! – mornings. The ions within the brush work to get rid of frizz to give you smoother, glossy hair that lasts all day!

If, like most your hair needs a little help on day two after washing then the Ghd Glide may well be your new best friend. The Glide’s ceramic technology and ioniser heats up the brush consistently to the optimum styling temperature of 185ºC, restoring hair on the second day with a smooth natural movement easily.

Did I Turn Off My Straighteners?

We’ve all been there where we get half way to work and then suddenly have the terrible thought that we forgot to turn off the hair straighteners. Fear not! For extra peace of mind while styling, the ghd glide will go into an automatic sleep mode which switches off after 60 minutes of non-use and with a professional length 2.7m cable, you have flexibility to style wherever you are.

Professional Haircare & Styling Products at Gavin Ashley Salon, Bury St Edmunds

At Gavin Ashley, we stock a range of the best professional haircare and styling products designed to enhance your locks and work with your natural hair type.

The range, including shampoos, conditioners, treatments, styling and finishing products are suitable for both men and women. Their aim is to help you maintain healthy, shiny locks in between visits to our salon in Bury St Edmunds. 

Get Your Ghd Glide Pro Hot Brush at Top Bury St Edmunds Salon – Gavin Ashley

Supplies are limited, so hurry down to our salon in Bury St Edmunds to pick up your own Glide.  Call us on 01284 754066 to find out more.


Top Summer Hair Care Products

Summer Hair Care Tips & Advice Products from Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

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During the summer, our hair is exposed more than usually to the UV light, salt and chlorinated water, meaning hair can be left weak, fragile and lacking moisture.

At Gavin Ashley hair salon in Bury St Edmunds, we have some great hair care products and in-salon hair treatments available that deliver superb results for our clients.  

Read on to hear more about the amazing range of professional hair products & services designed to protect all hair types from the effects of daily heat styling, UV exposure and environmental damage, all of which can leave it dry and lacklustre. 

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NEW – Naturally Derived Hair Care

Make sure you have the best summer hair products to hand to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy! We are now stocking the new Nature + Science natural range from Redken – naturally-sourced from nature to deliver amazing hair care results.

The NATURE + SCIENCE range is:

  • Vegan
  • Sulfate-Free, Paraben-Free, Silicone-Free
  • Packaging made with recycled plastic
  • 100% Natural Origin Fragrance
  • No compromise on performance
  • Available in Extreme (with lupine protein), All Soft (with birch sap) and Color Extend (with ginseng). Shampoos are £18.50 and conditioners £20. Grab yours now!

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Have A Regular Hair Cut at Your Local Bury St Edmunds Salon – Gavin Ashley

Make sure you book in with your skilled Gavin Ashley hair stylist for regular hair cuts to keep your hair looking perfect over the summer and to keep those split ends at bay.  It’s especially important to book in for a trim when you get back from holiday, to remove those beach frazzled ends.

Protect Your Hair From Harmful UV Rays

During the summer, our hair is exposed more than usually to the UV light, consider wearing a hat or a scarf to protect your locks from the sun and invest in a hair serum or spray with UV protection.

We also highly recommend using Redken Color Extend shampoo and conditioner which contains much needed UVA protection for your hair. 

Repair Damaged Hair with OLAPLEX at Top Salon Bury St Edmunds

OLAPLEX™ is a revolutionary range of hair treatments designed to transform your hair to give it strength, shine and a more vibrant colour.

It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as part of the hair colouring process. Olaplex N0.3 is a new at-home hair treatment which works to recondition and maintain healthy looking hair. It can erase the damage caused by years of colouring, heat and sun damage and the general wear and tear caused by our need to keep up with the latest looks and styles.

We think it’s one of the best professional products to repair hair damaged by the sun.

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Best Leave In Conditioner For Your Hair

Applied to dry or damp hair a leave in treatment works to protect the hair from harsh UV rays and hydrate thirsty locks during the course of the day. We suggest using One United as it is a multi benefit all-in-one treatment perfect for all hairtypes and textures.

Do You Offer any Discounts at Your Bury St Edmunds Hairdressers?

Yes, we do! Visit our offers page for the best salon deals and last minute discounted hair cuts and colours in the Bury St Edmunds area.

Best Salon Reviews of Gavin Ashley Hair Salon in Bury St Edmunds

Read our 5 Star Reviews to see why our clients rate us as the best hair salon in Bury St Edmunds. Book your appointment today by calling our reception team on 01284 754066.

136 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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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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Jean W
Im always happy with my 'blow dries'. The Stylists are pleasant and attentive.
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Sharon B
- everybody is so lovely and friendly.
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Jill H
a fantastic Hairdressers, friendly and very excellent. Thank you.