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Closed until further notice

Very sadly we will be temporarily closing as from Sunday 22 March. We feel the time is now right to do so and apologise to everyone who has bookings for the coming weeks. We will be in touch with all of you to keep you updated about when we are returning.

In the mean time please call us with your queries or if you need hair advice on 01225 465300 as we will be able to take calls or email us

Our teams will remain employed with us and will look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes to all and a huge thank you for your continued support. 💙

Catherine Hodges – Salon Owner 


In times like this – March 2020…

Just to let you know we are following government guidelines closely and carrying out all of the recommended advice. We are open, and whilst I wouldn’t say it’s business as usual, we are all here and well and very happy to continue unless advised otherwise.

We do hope all of clients and families are well however if you are unwell please do call us to re- arrange your appointment. If you are well are are able to support us, please do so. We really do appreciate your support and we are taking many extra measures to reduce risk to our clients and ourselves.

In addition to our previous hygiene procedures we are also now utilising all the space in the salon by seating clients with more distance in-between and offering morning appointments to over 70s or to people at higher risk . We do also have quieter times which quite frankly anyone can call to request and we can manage this on an individual basis.

Our normal opening hours are:

  • Monday 9-6
  • Tuesday 9-7
  • Wednesday 9-7
  • Thursday 9-8
  • Friday 9-7
  • Saturday 8-6
  • Sunday 10-5

If you feel you would like an appointment out of this time please call us and we will do our very best to accommodate you. 💙
01225 465300

Best wishes
Catherine Hodges and the team at Essensuals Bath xxx


Treat your mum this Mothersday

Treat your mum and get a fantastic deal for a lovely look good – feel good salon visit.
£50 (worth £75-£85)

What’s included …


  • HAIRSPA treatment with luxury head and  massage finished with a hot towel wrap.
  • Haircut and blow-dry.
  • Free hair mask to take home.
  • Delicious hot drinks or even a glass of Processco.



  • Quote mother’s Day offer when booking
  • Offer available 5th -21st March
  • Pay at time of booking or on the day
  • Offer can’t be booked online.



Would you like to be a model?

Would you like to be a model?

We need models of any age, hair length, type and style.

Don’t worry, we do what you want! You are the client and we are training to deliver the best service and haircuts.You will also receive styling advice on your hair and all other services we offer.

Our Apprentices train with us for 2-3 years before becoming qualified stylists.

During this time they practice their technique on models in order gain experience and confidence working with a range of Hair textures, lengths, Colours and clients.

Depending on the level of the Apprentice, depends on the models required however we do usually have 4-5 Trainees at any one time from beginning levels.

1st year apprentices-Blowdries , Long hair Cuts , Semi and permanent Colour, Fashion Colours.

Second year apprentices -Mid-Length and shorter styles, Men’s Hair..Highlights, Balayage

Third year-  Advance and non Classic Hair cuts and Advance Colour and perming.

These sessions are fully supervised on specific training sessions until the Apprentices are at the level where they can be left to complete the service by themselves with advice at the beginning and a final check at the end.

Model times and prices

  • Styling- Mondays 4-6pm
  • Blowdry £5
  • Hair cut £15
  • Junior stylist Hair cut £25 mon-friday 9-3


  • Colour- Tuesdays 9-2
  • Tint £30
  • T- Section Highlights £30
  • Half Head  Highlights £35
  • Full head  Highlights £60

Fight of the fringe

Talk About Hair with Catherine Hodges - Essensuals BathDo you feel like you are always in a loosing battle with your fringe? Cutting, growing, home snipping and regretting Sound familiar?

Fringes can lengthen, shorten, widen or narrow a face so getting that focal point perfect is arguably the most important part of any style.

When it comes to styling, where do you start? After shampooing, the bonds in the hair are ready to be trained into place, the minute the hair begins to dry in its own direction the fight is on!

These tip should help…


How to create a smooth fringe

Step 1 – Start by putting in your parting; comb your fringe area down towards your face thus getting rid of he parting in the fringe area.

Step 2 – Using a powerful dryer whilst combing your fringe towards your face, keep blasting and combing, when almost dry comb and blast from left to right, right to left.

Step 3 – With a nozzle on the hairdryer, use a round brush under the fringe and follow he hair downwards towards the face.
The shorter the fringe, the smaller the brush! If you have a full fringe this should achieve a nice smooth look without a parting, if you wear your fringe longer, simply push to the side, this will have a nice sweeping effect for a smooth fringe but not stuck down! Applying Oil and a blow-dry spray will help.


How to create a volumous fringe

Step 1 – Start by putting in your parting; comb your fringe area down towards your face thus getting rid of he parting in the fringe area.

Step 2 – Using a nozzle on the hairdryer, place a round brush under the fringe and lift straight up whilst turning the brush, it may sound tricky but after a little practice it will become much easier.

Step 3 – Keep lifting and turning until the hair is dry and pull the brush out in the opposite direction from the side its worn, this creates a nice sweep, lift and volume.

Applying a volume mousse to roots will help! Finish with a touch of lightweight spray and enjoy the day !