What would you do with ‘my’ Hair ?

What is the first thing you say when you meet a hairstylist out of the salon environment. For hair stylists it’s a part of everyday life when you meet someone for the first time, in any social gathering it’s a guaranteed question ‘What would you do with my hair’?

Tell me about your hair? What do you like? What’s not working ? How would you like it to look? These are some of the questions hair stylists should be asking ………
The truth is, as in modern fashion, almost anything goes’ a pair of Brogues with a Primark top, there are no hard rules anymore! A mash of clothes from our wardrobes soon turn into a new look, the more individual the better. The same could be said for the style of our hair and how it’s worn. A quirky cut with professional colour can see home styling, peek-a-boo braids or simple ponies look stylish.

A great haircut can look like a very bad haircut if cut it on the wrong hair type or could even expose your least favourite features… however, when you see a new style you’d like to try, let your stylist know what you like about it. Maybe the colour, the texture or the shape, The style can usually be adapted to suit you. Of course a few general rules still apply, Bob’s can make a round face look fuller, but to answer the question What would you do with my hair? It’s all about suitability.

Lengths, fringes, styles and colours can all be adapted to create the right shape for you so use pictures for part ideas and inspiration, not necessarily for generic copy.
Fringes can lengthen or shorten the appearance of face length so choosing and maintaining the perfect length could be your style breaker!

There are many different layering patterns, which create or reduce volume. Volume is most certainty not the same as thickness so less is often more where layering is concerned! Bear this in mind before asking for lots of layers.

Short-cropped styles are more complimentary on a petite face but can be easily adapted with a softer perimeter, asymmetry or partially maintained length.

Every haircut will be best complemented with a great colour, this could be your own natural colour especially if you are lucky enough to have the silver look which is big right now and is timeless anyway when on healthy shiny hair! Long-standing client of mine ‘ Susan’ has this splendour of silver and I always encourage her to keep it natural. However, for the most part the pictures of styles you see out there will all be coloured.

Don’t be afraid of colour, colour can add shine and vibrancy to your hair, many techniques, products and introductions mean the choice of non committal colour along with superbly healthy and thicker hair! All of this can be achieved with the correct advice. It feels good when you love your hair !

Christmas Opening times 2017

Christmas Opening Times

Monday 18th 9-7

Tuesday 19th 9-7

Wednesday 20th 9-7

Thursday 21st 9-8

Friday 22nd 9-5

Saturday 23rd 8-6

Sunday – Christmas Eve – 9.00am till 1.00pm

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day – Closed

Wednesday 27th 9-7

Thuraday 28th 9-7

Friday 29th 9-6

Saturday 30th 9-7

Sunday New Years Eve- 9.00am till 2.00pm

New Years day – Closed

Tuesday 2nd – open as usual

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of good hair !

A range of Essensuals Bath Gift vouchers available to purchase in salon. From a new style to a relaxing day in the salon, these vouchers are the perfect gift idea.

These vouchers make great presents for; Birthdays, Valentines day, Mothers day, Christmas, Anniversaries – why not treat that special person in your life…

Click the voucher image in the gallery of Gift vouchers below to see the full voucher details.


Start your career with an Apprenticeship.

I wish I knew that when I was 16″

She said, as I interviewed another 19 year old with a hairdressing NVQ certificate in her hand.

I was just told I had to go to college for two years and then I’d be qualified”

This was the sixth interview she’s been to and couldn’t understand why none of the salons could take her on.

The standard of work and equally as important, the ability to converse successfully with clients in a business relationships has not been established.

In a nutshell she had gone through her training with limited experience of interaction with what would be her clientele and real salon life. This is invaluable in the real world.

I didn’t know I could do a Apprenticship and have everything else”

(qualification, experience and wage).

It dawned on me that with changes in the education system and the mind set of an academic path suddenly seems the only option , leaving our society short on skilled workers and many graduates unemployed.

Our school leavers have just not been made aware of the best way to begin an vocational career and the feeling that in hindsight they have wasted a couple of years.

In my 20 years experience and the hundreds of people I have employed of all ages and backgrounds, the long term success stories all come from those who started in the Apprenticship programme directly from school at 16.

Many of our team members are now successful stylists, staff educators, managers and even salon owners.

Some facts on Apprenticships 

If you have a passion for a certain career in mind and are eager to start out in the work place, an Apprenticship is a viable alternative to sixth form.

This path gives you hands on experience while earning a salary plus the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work.

The experience gained as a apprentice in any company will be valuable throughout your career as you will learn every part of the job .

Apprenticships also mean you can start work and lean the transferable skills and experience employers are looking for.

The other good news is that if you are a good worker during your Apprenticship you will almost always be taken on as an employee with the company and have the opportunity to grow and step up the ladder.

Read about Apprenticships with Essensuals and TONI&GUY Bath 

Here at Essensuals and TONI&GUY in Bath we recruit 16 /17 year olds into our Apprenticship scheme.

The Apprenticship is over initial two year agreement and is a paid position while learning the trade.

The full time position which includes assisting our stylists, gaining experience on all salon duties plus interacting with clients. At least 8 hours per week are spent in salon on the NVQ training and hairdressing education.

Apprentices learn on the job while working towards and NVQ LEVEL 2 alongside our in salon education programme.

Customer relation skills
HAIR SPA training
Toni & Guy education on cutting & colouring
Theory of hair and hairdressing
Competitions and hair shows within the Toni&Guy group.
On successful completion of NVQ2 Apprentices will be enrolled into level 3 whilst spending six weeks at our Toni&Guy academy before completing as a qualified stylist.

After these two years working in the salon and interacting with clients and models, many of our newly qualified stylist then inherit a clientele and find it much easier to build a clientele with relations already established during the training period.

All successful hairdressers know that our clients love a familer face and put their trust in stylists they know

Other opportunities include 

Working at London fashion week
Taking part in hair competitions with companies such as Loreal
Ongoing education in salon and at our education centre in london
We are looking for new talent and breeding creativity. We have 6 Apprenticship positions available to start in July 2017.

To apply for an Apprenticship position Please email salon@bath.essensuals.co.uk

Catherine Hodges

Essensuals Bath

Salon Owner | Hair Stylist

Phone: 01225 465300

Mobile: 07973 442516


Web: www.essensualsbath.com

Address: 1 Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RG

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We are hiring for full time apprentices!

we are hiring

School leavers – Start an apprenticeship at Essensuals Bath assisting stylists and looking after clients while following the NVQ LEVEL 2 and 3 in hairdressing along side our ‘in house’ Essensuals and Toni&Guy worldwide renowned training. Earn good rates of pay while following this 2 year course. At the end of which you would attend a 6 weeks final exam course at the Essensuals/Toni&Guy academy in London.
On completion of this course you would receive a Toni&Guy diploma and start building your career as a stylist or colour technician.

With an already good understanding of hairdressing you could adapt your skills in the salon for varying lengths of time from 1 month upwards (depending on experience) before attending the academy for 6 weeks to complete the Essensuals and Toni&guy training.
Please drop your cv at reception or call 01225 465300 for more info!

Fringe trims are best left to the experts!

Let’s be blunt, fringe trims are best left to the experts. Did you know? Here at Essensuals Bath we offer free fringe trims for our clients!

Valentines day…

Really Spoil your Wife/Girfriend this ‪#‎valentines‬ day…
We offer vouchers for all our services here at Essensuals Bath!

Need some ‪#‎ValentinesDay‬ ‪#‎giftideas‬? How about a little something to stimulate yours and your partner’s senses? We’re talking about our gorgeous label.m Hair Perfume and label.men Cologne, of course!

We are searching for outstanding enthusiastic team member

We are searching for outstanding enthusiastic team member who can deliver an outstanding service and make a difference.

Full time assistant –
Recruiting now for a Full time assistant wishing to undergo a hairdressing apprenticeship.The apprenticeship includes assisting our stylists and joining the team to help look after our clients and deliver a fantastic salon service.You will undergo a 3 year NVQ LEVEL 5 course as well as Toni&Guy training before qualifying as a stylist.
Contact Catherine 01225 465300.

GOING OUT THIS WEEKEND? Get fashion-forward styles in only 30 minutes… The F…

Get fashion-forward styles in only 30 minutes…

The Fashion Fix menu usually comprises of three catwalk-led looks, but as TONI&GUY is celebrating a whopping ten years of being an official sponsor of London Fashion Week, we have extended the menu to cover TEN hairstyles. Ten years, ten looks.
Why the heck not?

Here Stephen created the 'Pretty in punk' What do you think? Whats your fav look?

We have been creating mermaid locks this morning using Label.m UK 's Triple Barr…

We have been creating mermaid locks this morning using Label.m UK 's Triple Barrel Waver. It's designed to create soft & natural salon perfect waves every time. A step by step guide on 'How to create the perfect wave' will be uploaded in our 'Step by Step workshop album'.

What do you think of these gorgeous waves?
Triple Barrel Waver £59.95 essensualsbath.com