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Latest hair trends for summer 2017

With the summer now fully upon on us, it’s time to start thinking about the looks you want for your hair this summer. Fresh cuts, and refreshed colours are always popular this time of year, as we attend weddings, festivals, events and jet off on holiday – all the time wanting to look and feel our very best. From trying out a shorter cut, adding in hair extensions for a special occasion or giving a new colour a go – summer is the season to go for it with your hair. Below we’ve listed out some of the latest style, colour and hair trends we’ve spotted on the runway’s and from our favourite celeb’s, for summer 2017.

The cut

This summer, if your hair is short, it’s all about the just below the shoulder, choppy cut to freshen up your look. Think 70s shag cuts, and ‘cool girl just rolled out of bed and didn’t even try’, effortless looks.

Think Bardot-style sweeping fringes, that come down past your eyes, but with a middle parting. This look was seen on the Chloe and Acne catwalks, with both brands adding their own signature tones to the cut. For shorter, thinner hair with a bit of a natural wave through it, go for Chloe’s soft, relaxed cut which can flow into the natural movement of the hair. The gentleness of the cut will compliment the beachy, tousled style of summer hair and is perfect for formal events such as weddings or the races. Acne’s Bardot-style fringe stayed with the brand’s more blunt tones and was kept more angular and choppy.

The style

Braids are here to stay, and they’re definitely not just for the festival season. Thick chunky, wraparound braids and loose waves with micro braids running through at random, which we think is going to be everywhere this summer. Watch a YouTube tutorial for a thin fishtail braid, or how to create a thick chunky dutch braid that will be raised off your head, or why not come into the salon with a friend and have a creative styling/finishing session with one of our stylists. Watch out though, once you master this technique your friends will be queuing up for you to do their hair for every summer event you attend together.

The power-pony. Think Kim Kardashian slicked back hair, secured into a low pony with an invisible bobble or smart glossy ribbon. Not only is this look stunning for the office, it can take you from day to night without having to move a hair, literally. It’s also highly practical, keeping hair off your face in the heat.

The colour

From metallic greens, to glow in the dark and neon colours, summer is always the season people choose to try out that new look they’ve been dying for. If you’re looking for something slightly more low-key and lower maintenance, then it’s back to basics and time to balayage. Whether your natural colour is light or dark, you can choose a shade that will contrast with it to create a stunning ‘not done’ (but done) look. The best bit about balayage during the summer is that it is so low maintenance. The colour uses your natural colour, leaving your roots alone (unless you really want them dyed) so you know that whilst you’re adding heat to style your hair for all your summer events and products to make your hair look wow – you’re not damaging it further by dying it through the summer.

If you’re ready to update your hair for summer, book your appointment with our experienced stylists at Bonomini hairdressers in Bristol today!

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Boho Festival Hair at Bonomini Bristol 

Here at Bonomini Hair Salon Bristol were getting super excited about Festival season. We’ll be getting our fav festival hairstyles on and are waiting to see which looks rock this year. We are known in Bristol as one of the best salons for creating beautiful, laid back, natural looking hair and for our Boho influenced styles. So as Festival Season has officially begun with Coachella leading the way for this year’s festival fashion, we thought we’d share some of our favourite looks. It seems whilst previous festival seasons have been all about loose fishtail braids and colourful lipstick, 2017’s style guide looks to be more sophisticated; championing fresh skin and low-key up-dos made pretty with fresh cut flowers and sparkly accessories. Whether you’re hitting Glastonbury, Love box or just want to join the bohemian vibes for the summer, hair needs to be practical but eccentric, here’s what’ll be inspiring us…

Firstly, one of our own Bonomini Bristol creations – Hair rings, glitter, plaits and waves. Nothing more to say… 

Hair rings, glitter, plaits and waves 

The Double Top Knot

As seen on Kendall Jenner, Poppy Delevingne’s and Chiara Ferragni. Either split hair into two and wrap into two high knots or leave out some casual waves.

Double Top Knot

(This look is great for day three when you’ve given up on the dry shampoo). Talking of Dry shampoo, this is even better- make sure you pack a bottle of  Davines ‘This is a dry texturizer’.  Davines 'dry texturizer'

For an instant full-bodied look, this creates texture with a ruffled effect. Use it to restyle your hair without washing, it doesn’t stick or weigh your hair down.


We love Lucy Hale’s Flower Crown…But we love this crystal crown more…

Lucy Hale's Flower Crowncrystal crown

Pops of colour

Play with hints of colour through your braids or on the ends of your hair. Use temporary colours and have some fun… here’s what we’re rocking in the salon MASK 12.11 + 10.0 + a dollop of 4.22 = Ashy, summery toner for Becky by Lori @bonominihair

Ashy, summery toner temporary hair colours


The Boxer braids and cornrows took Instagram by storm, no wonder we always end up seeing loads at music festivals.

boxer braids and corn rows

 Model Constance Jablonski reminds us that it’s still totally fine to throw out the trend guide and sweep all your locks into a top knot

Model Constance Jablonski

Top tips from the Bristol Bonomini team:

If you’re planning on getting any sleep, twist hair up into a loose knot and in the morning shake it out, this will stop your hair from getting too tangled.
Prep your hair for the festival weekend. Do a couple of deep hydrating treatments a few weeks before the festival and for a for weeks after to repair from any environmental damage like the sun.

And if all that hair inspiration (or the weather) fails you, then follow Cara’s lead and work a classic festival look; the tousled hair and wide-brim hat.

tousled hair and wide-brim hat

For more ideas and inspiration from the Bristol team, visit the salon Bonominihair give us a call 0117 9239169 or take a look at our Bonomini Instagram!


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It’s all in the Detail…

It’s all in the detail at one of Bristol’s best hair salon



  Bonomini eco-salon
Bonomini’s beautiful eco-salon is based in a gorgeous Georgian building. Find us on a leafy street in Clifton which is not far from the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. Established over 20 years ago, we are known as one of Bristol’s best hair salon – for our unique colouring & cutting skills. And we work closely with the renowned Alillon Training Academy in London.
Bristol's best hair salon
We have been voted one of the best hair salons outside of London by Tatler Magazine. Not only do we have the most talented portfolio of hairdressers in Bristol, but one of the most unique salons and we continue to bring the latest hairdressing skills and trends to the South West.
 Best hair salons out of London
Pick up a loyalty card while you’re visiting; every third cut gives you a free blow dry. Woohoo!
Bonomini Loyalty card
Natural hair care
Sustainable beauty is important to us. Take a seat inside and enjoy a coffee and a treat from our local suppliers courtesy of PapaDeli and Clifton Coffee Roasters. When the weather is nice, why not relax in our garden?!
Your hair appointment will leave you feeling recharged.
PapaDeli and Clifton Coffee Roasters

Our relaxing hair treatments and head massages using Davines products help to keep our client’s hair healthy and happy. Choose from the Davines NaturalTech, which is an anti-age & well-being treatment for hair and scalp, Minu post colour treatment or the amazing Nourishing Restructuring Miracle which helps restore the structure of seriously damaged hair.

Davines products
We work with a variety of different clients. From natural blondes to beautiful balyage, creative colours and Bonomini brides. Also, we are always up to date with the latest hair trends but still keep our traditional styling techniques fresh. As a result of this, we are one of the top hair salons in Bristol!
traditional styling techniques
For more information about our salon, to book a consultation or to find out more about the hair services we offer, please take a look round our website!
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Introducing Davines NaturalTech Renewing… ‘Softer, Shinier Hair’

Signs of ageing take their toll on your skin and hair, altering their health and beauty. Which is why we’ve been excited in the Salon this week about the new addition joining the much-loved Davines Naturaltech range – “Renewing”.


Here at Bonomini, we don’t just create beautiful colour and styling but are concerned about the long-term well-being of our client’s scalp and hair, throughout their life journey. We’ve tested the new range ourselves in our Hair Salon Bristol and have been more than impressed with the results!
The new range uses the innovative Hair Longevity Complex which includes the following three key ingredients to combat ageing and inflammation:

• Maqui Berry Extract
• Spinach Extract
• Carnosine

Here’s a snapshot of each of the products in the range, but if you’re after more detail you can find it online at Davines, or take a look at the video of the Tortoise & the Hare explaining more…

Naturaltech Renewing – Longevity for your Hair

Longevity Shampoo for all scalp and hair types. 

Helps to maintain its wellbeing state and to enhance the natural beauty and protects against hair and scalp ageing causes.
Renewing Shampoo helps to deliver a healthy, compact and shiny hair fibre.*

– Softness of hair +37%
– Shine of hair +29%
– Body of hair +29%

*Self-assessment test on 50 subjects, 28 days after constantly using Renewing Shampoo, Conditioning Treatment and Serum Superactive

Renewing Pro Boost Superlative:
A regenerating, exfoliating fluid that helps to boost the effectiveness of subsequent treatments. It can be used as a pre-treatment to any of the Renewing family of products, or those from other Naturaltech ranges.

Renewing Conditioning Treatment:
It nourishes, moisturises and stimulates scalp and hair, making the hair fibre healthy, firm and shiny without weighing the hair down.

We’re talking to all our existing Bonomini clients about the new range, but if you aren’t already a client of ours, pop in and have a general consultation with us about your hair or hair care routine – we’re based in Alma Vale Road Clifton or give the hair salon a call – Bonomini 0117237167.

If you’re already converted, let us know what you think!…


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Treating Mums To Some ‘me time’

Is there a special mum in your life? Perhaps it’s your own mum, your partner or a friend who is pulling out all of the stops to be everything to everyone. Most of us can name at least one super-mum. Would you believe that it has been estimated that mums get just 17 minutes or less to themselves every day? What better way to show them how much you appreciate everything that they do by making them an appointment in the best hair salon in Bristol.

Self-care has been shown to be increasingly important to support the emotional well-being of mums and since it is often mums who hold the family together, it’s in everybody’s interest to keep her happy!

Imagine her face when you reveal that she will be having some time alone, being pampered with no kids! You could even indulge her with one of our luxury hair or scalp treatments to complement her appointment. Mums can often feel like a little part of their identity gets lost at some point after having a baby. They prioritise everyone and everything except themselves. Turn their world upside down by booking one of our talented stylists in our luxury Clifton hair studio to pull out all of the stops to make her reconnect with what a wonderful woman she is.

‘Mum hair’ might have had a slating in the press last year but the expertise of our stylists will be able to advise on the perfect style and hair care regime which will allow her to keep the salon-fresh feeling right through until her next visit. Whether the mum in your life would jump at the chance to restyle herself or would most like to relax and indulge, rest assured she will leave Bonomini relaxed and rejuvenated having indulged in the best type of ‘me time’ that’s on offer.

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