What to expect at your salon visit

We are so delighted to be welcoming you back to the salon! Your health and comfort is our priority, so we wanted to take a little time to explain what the salon experience will be like at your appointment and what to expect at your salon visit.

We want you to still be able to relax and enjoy your salon visit, safe in the knowledge that we have put in place the strictest health and safety measures to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.

Before Arriving at the Salon

Please adhere to appointment times to reduce unsafe congestion in the salon.

We respectfully ask that you do not bring anyone else with you to your appointment, so that we are able to maintain safe numbers within the salon.

Where possible, please bring only your payment card into the salon and leave excess personal belongings at home or in your car, e.g. coat, handbag, shopping etc.

Please wear a face mask at the salon, All our staff will be wearing appropriate PPE equipment.

At the Salon

Please sanitise your hands on arrival

Clients will be welcomed straight to the salon section.

Social Distancing Rules will be upheld, as much as possible, throughout your entire salon visit.

To help limit the potential spread, communal items like magazines will no longer be available.

We are unable to offer refreshment at this stage, unless you bring your own cup.

All sections and hairdressing tools will be sterilised between every client visit.

Work stations, door handles and all surfaces in the salon are consistently wiped down and disinfected regularly throughout the day.

We hope the above makes you feel safe and secure, please do come in confidence.

Post Lockdown Transformations

We have been thrilled so see so many of you in the salon since we re-opened on the 4th July. Thankyou all for your support and understanding. We are embracing our new normal. Here are some post lockdown transformations.

How to grow healthy long hair

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s a lengthy haircare routine with oils, masks and vitamins. For some women, having enviably long hair just happens, but for the rest of us, growing our hair to our shoulders is easy and then it tails off into wispy ends…

Tweaking certain aspects of our day-to-day beauty routine must be made. Whether that’s using a different hair brush, adjusting how often you use your hair dryer or straighteners. Adding a vitamin to the mix, or sleeping on a silk pillowcase. There are several easy steps that can be done to achieve long, lustrous locks.

Feed your Hair

Good hair grows out of a healthy body, so make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet with lots of protein. This will help you grow long healthy hair. Oils in avocados, eggs, nuts and seeds are great to add to your diet.

Be consistent

Keep a regular hair routine. You should be doing weekly hair masks and regularly shampooing and conditioning your hair. I don’t mean washing every day – that won’t help you grow longer hair but may dry it out. washing a couple of times a week is fine.

Lazy styling?

When it comes to styling you really want to do as little as possible. A weird fact is that sometimes air drying can be more damaging to your hair than blow drying because water also damages your hair.

So don’t leave your hair wet all day, but put down the hot tools. You don’t want to be using any straightening irons or curling wands if you want your hair to be as long as possible. If you are going to, make sure you always use a heat protection product.

Keep it natural

If you really want to grow long and healthy hair, stop lightening and colouring your hair too often. The colour process damages the cuticle which causes split ends and breakage.

Treat your scalp

We recommend regular head massages to treat your scalp and promote hair growth.

There isn’t exact science around this but it has shown that massage to the scalp will improve blood flow and this is only going to create healthier hair follicles. Your head is probably the easiest part of your body to massage yourself so it’s something you can do in the evenings or before you wash your hair.

Get frequent trims

It may seem counterintuitive, but if you want long hair that’s actually healthy, you need to get regular trims. While haircuts don’t make your hair grow any faster, they get rid of split ends that break your hair. Eliminating the breakage gives the appearance that your hair is growing faster. After all, a split end that breaks can lead to your hair losing length — not to mention shine, volume, and smoothness.

Vitamin power

If your diet isn’t supplying you with enough nutrition, a supplement could make a world of difference. Look for a multivitamin that’s formulated and labeled ‘For Hair, Skin and Nails’. “Those contain important vitamins like biotin and C and B vitamins that support hair health.” Bonus: You may also get better skin in the process!

Looking after your locks in lockdown!

Is your hair looking a bit dull and lack lustre… ready for your next colour appointment? Need a trim and keep reverting to the messy bun! We have you covered on how to keep your locks looking fresh and funky until you can get back to see us in the salon.

Colour Refresh

 Re-ignite the glow of your Wella Professional colour. This colour recharge collection is fantastic for giving hair the gentle refreshment it needs. See vibrant dimensions refreshed. Brighter blonde, depth and tone, colour correct, restores shine.

Roots and greys

Your new BFF whilst your waiting to get back to the salon is the Colour WoW root cover up. It instantly covers greys and dark roots with no mess and lasts one shampoo.  Will see you looking salon fresh for that all important zoom party!

Transform your style

You might have a bit more time on your hands so why not experiment with new styles. Adding an accessory can help you cover roots and greys. Adding a wide headband looks great on any length hair.

Spring showers… brings frizz

Sunshine and rain can play havoc with curly hair. We love the Sebastian Professsional Twisted range. Perfect for taming those curls.

Sebastian Twisted Elastic Curl shampoo and conditioner will keep curls bouncy by infusing hair with elasticity! Curls will last longer and be stronger. Team with the Twisted Elastic Treatment to nourish and hydrate. Fights frizz, adds moisture and transforms untameable kinks into bouncing curls.  

You can get your products from our online shop.


Our video guides to colouring and cutting your tresses at home.

You may now be overdue your salon visit.. roots and greys visible wondering what to do! Before you reach for the sun in or the secateurs please watch these two videos.

Here is Jimie.. showing you how to colour at home safely. Our advice is to please wait until you can get to the salon but if you really need to please follow our expert guidance and if you have any questions, we are here for you.

Trim your bangs!

Here is Tristan, one of our creative team, bringing you the skills and guidance to trim your fringe at home. Remember little and often.
Here is the link to our video on Facebook.


Our online shop is Open!

Treat yourself to soft, silky luscious locks and have salon perfect hair using our Sebastian Professional products. Browse our online shop here. Why not send a gift to a loved one or keyworker…


We’ve transformed our salon window… featuring the work of our very talented creative team. We hope it’s not too long until we can see you all again and transform those lock-in locks!

Happy Hair at Home when you can’t get to the salon!

You may be wondering what you are going to do about your colour when you can’t get to the salon!

Don’t despair… or do anything too hasty! Let us advise and answer your colour questions. Email us Info@garbos-hair.co.uk We are here to help.

Before you throw on a box colour contact us and we can look back through your record to advise the perfect match. Always do a patch test first… or you could end up with a disastrous mess… then what will you do!

How to tame your mane at home!

  1. Dry Shampoo.
    One of the quickest and easiest fixes for dark roots is to apply dry shampoo close to the scalp as this will help lighten the top of your hair.
  2. Change your parting.
    always thought about parting your hair in the centre or zig zagged? When you wear your hair in the same way every day, your hair actually becomes flatter and your roots look darker. Switch the parting and it’s like a fresh colour injection.

3. Embrace styles that add dimension.
the best styles that are made to show highlights are braids and twists.
4. Try a root concealer.
There are products out there designed to help with hiding your roots, it might now be the time to try them out. Contact us and we can help with the right colour choice for you.
5. Apply Argan Oil. Argan oil is one of those heal all products that has huge benefits for your hair. It has omega 6 and 9 which will help strengthen and moisturise the hair. This should help both the colour and the texture of your locks.

We hope you are all safe and well. We are here to help.

Charlotte returns from her maternity leave

Charlotte returns from her Maternity Leave

Charlotte is returning to the salon following her maternity leave on Thursday 27 February 2020 after the birth of her daughter.

Charlotte will be working Thursday’s 11.30 to 7.30, Friday’s 9.45 to 6.00 and two Saturday`s a month the first & last 8.15 to 4.30.

We are all looking forward to Charlotte’s return to the salon as much as she is.

If you would like to make a booking please call Julie on 02392755520 or email to request an appointment using the link

Synthetics. Autumn Winter Hair Collection @ Garbos

The concept behind synthetics was inspired by science fiction with the idea to create a futuristic series of avant garde images for the Garbo’s Hair Art team Autumn/Winter Hair Cut Collection.

Inspired by Modern Day Robotics

The aim of the shoot was to create glossy, high precision styles for synthetic beings, with inspiration taken from modern day robotics, the development of artificial intelligence, abstract geometry, precision cutting and styling with colour used in contrasting palettes for sleek hair texture, Light thread and plastic materials were used with high impact make up to make each of the models appear Synthetic, All looks were created using Wella Professional colour system, Olaplex & Sebastian Professional products.

Wade Bennett, Trystan Jackson & Andrew Robertson 
Makeup by Billie Jean 
Director of Photography Jimi Russel 

Concept by Wade Bennett 
Photograŷphy By Dan Reid 
Anna Dronnen 
Massuma Nessa
Natasha Small

Christmas Party Hairstyles

Christmas is the time to pull out all the stops. With parties around every corner, trying to find a hairstyle to match your overall look can feel like an impossible task. Take the hassle out and let us style your tresses before your big night.

We’ve put together a collection of some of our all-time favourite party hairstyles to get you through the festive season in style. Medium, short, shoulder length or long, whatever your hair length, we’ve got you sorted. 

The classic half up half down is a go-to hairdo, versatile enough to work with the vast majority of hair lengths while also vamping up any party look.

A double Dutch braid is a grade up from the infamous French braid. This Christmas party hairstyle is a real winner as it can be easily adjusted for every hair length – long hair works really well with this look, but it can also be achieved with short and medium hair. 

For shoulder or medium length hair, swap the large bun for two smaller buns, while for shorter hair simply adjust the style to finish with two pigtails at the base of your head. 

Try out different styles like twisting or braiding the accent hair strand to achieve different looks. You can choose to loosely curl the rest of your hair (as pictured) or try something more suited to you – like keeping it straight or opting for voluminous tight curls. Add a pretty hairband for some festive glamour.

This is a fantastic hairstyle for medium and long hair, adding a little more detail to your updo. A criss cross ponytail will look simple and stylish. You can jazz up this fancy ponytail even more by curling the ends of your ponytail or backcombing the hair to make it more dramatic.

Make sure that you spray your hair with hairspray before making the criss-cross section of this look. Hairspray gives your hair more texture and helps it keep its hold, which is vital when you are constructing different looks. By using hairspray before you make the criss-cross ponytail, the chance of the ponytail unravelling over time is reduced. Get on that dance floor!

Thankyou to our wonderful clients

A BIG Thankyou from all the team here at Garbos. We appreciate your loyalty and we love nothing more than helping you to have happy, healthy luscious locks.

If you book in your next appointment between now and 29th Feb, we’ll enter you into a very special prize draw. You could be in with the chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes:

– Cut & style
– Dark oil shampoo / conditioner
– Dark oil candle
– Olaplex treatment

Draw will take place in March 2020. Book in today!

Help us support crisis at Christmas

We are pledging to raise £288 for Crisis at Christmas. This would help 10 homeless people receive a Christmas dinner and health check.

We need your support by buying a raffle ticket for just £1 and you’ll be in with the chance of winning some fabulous prizes, including:

The draw will take place on December 28th. Get your tickets now please and help support this amazing charity.