Gaudi Hair – The History
Gaudi Hair has undergone some HUGE changes this year!! We have completed a refit and have some exciting times ahead of us. After months of planning and many hard decisions Angie, Steve and the whole team were so excited to showcase the new salon in January.
However it has not always been plain sailing – when Angie and Steve took on the salon in October 1997 they were unaware of the events ahead.
On the 27th October 1997, Angie and Steve took over Adam & Eve Hairdressing on Baldwin Street. The opportunity arose unexpectedly and with two small children at home it was a difficult decision to make. However they decided to embrace the already thriving business and mould it into their own.
The business went from strength to strength, and in 1999 Angie was approached by the owner of Charlie Browns (a competitive hair salon in the area) to merge.
This would be hugely beneficial for both Angies team of 3 and the team of 5 at Charlie Browns. Once merged the business progressed and began to offer new services such as Afro/Multicultural hair services and wig cutting.
All was well for a short while but being a listed and very old building the salon always had continual problem with damp. In April 2000 Adam & Eve suffered a huge blow as a huge amount of water ingress caused the ceiling to collapse.
This created huge problems and ruined many areas of the salon needing repair works and painting.
After many phone calls and letters Bristol City Council finally repaired Adam & Eve with temporary repairs.
In October 2001 there was a major problem, the once repaired ceiling had fully collapsed overnight, causing devastation to the whole premises, ruining everything the whole team had worked towards. This again was patched up so the salon could continue running however both Angie and Steve continued to battle with external forces to a permanent repair.
These issues continued for the next few years until eventually it caused the salon to cease trading and a search for a permanent repair solution was ongoing.
This was when the idea of relaunching the salon as Angela Gaudi Hair Design, came to life. As most of the salon was devastated during the flood, Angie and Steve felt a revamp was essential for the salons continual development.
After many months of planning and preparation Angela Gaudi Hair Design was born, opening in October 2006, ready to bring in Christmas and the New Year!!
Angela Gaudi continued to go from strength to strength, and with the team growing larger it felt necessary to extend the opening hours to accommodate for the growth, Angela Gaudi was thriving.
After the successful launch of the fabulous new salon, the team at Angela Gaudi felt it was only right to expand into competitions and more photo work. With many photo shoots and competition entries under their belts, the team took their previous experiences to make the photo shoots the best yet, and with massive success!!
With collections reaching the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Regional Finals in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Angela Gaudi also saw two team members Hannah and Sinead audition for a place on the prestigious L’Oreal ID Artist program. Hannah becoming a member for two years in 2012 and Sinead in 2014. This brought fantastic opportunities to both the individuals and the team members in the salon. This gave great exposure to Angela Gaudi as a salon and they had some fantastic opportunities of being involved with events, shows and to watch legends in the industry alongside their colleagues.
It was also during this time in 2013, Angela Gaudi Hair Design decided to relaunch into Gaudi Hair.
Relaunching helped with modernization and development of Gaudi Hair, the logo and some elements of the salon changed, however the big salon refit was to come.
The refit came in January 2017 – After months of planning the salon reopened early this year with a stunning new design. Maintaining its Gaudi theme but with a modern twist, moving along with the times and keeping updated.
Angie continues to develop and mould her growing team, with education being a huge key in development for both new and existing team members.
With all the stylists at Gaudi Hair specializing in European and Afro Hairdressing. The diverse team are rigorously trained and maintain their education in order to stay on top of the latest cutting-edge products and techniques for European and Afro hair.
Working closely with ghd, L’Oreal Professional and Mizani, Angie and her team thrive to give all clients the ultimate Gaudi Experience!!
Let them indulge you in the ‘Gaudi Experience’ as you enjoy the complimentary refreshments, magazines, and free Wi-Fi access. Whether you visit Gaudi for a wedding style, a cut and colour, cornrow and weaving services, or even a festival style, their friendly team is sure to provide custom treatments as individual as you are.
Gaudi Hair – The History
To make an appointment please call Gaudi Hair on 01179298009 or book online at www.gaudihair.com.