News & Press2017-08-08T13:48:08+00:00

Backstage @ Fashion Week


It’s great to see Becca from idlewild Bicester work her magic on the models backstage at Graduate Fashion Week, all these new skills, trends & fashion direction will be brought back to the salon ensuring we stay one-step-ahead!

Spring Bank Holiday


  All idlewild salons are now closed for the Spring Bank Holiday & will re-open on Wednesday 29thMay. Appointments can be made & managed online. Apologies for the extra bank hol day but as our teams work on a Saturday it’s better for all if everyone has the normal 3

Finalist Salon Awards 2019


Hooray…..We’re ‘over the moon’ to announce that we’ve been selected as a finalist for the Salon Business Hair Awards 2019 The judges have been busy filtering through thousands of entries  & we’ve now been revealed as a finalist!

Belfast LCT 19


idlewild Colour Director joins the prestigious judging panel in beutiful Belfast at this years regional heat of the legendary L’Oreal Colour Trophy

Mel Welcome Back


Friday 29th March sees the return of brill cutter Mel back to idlewild Summertown. From here on in she'll be working every Friday & Saturday. Book online or call 01865511551

Blow Dry Fortnight


Back by popular demand. Blow-dry fortnight (11th  thru to 23rdMarch) where all lux blow-dries cost just £20. Selected team members. Witney, Jessie & Kezia .01993776406 Abingdon, Ashley.01235538280 Bicester, Emily. 01868320089 Summertown, Georgia & Frankie.01865511551  Woodstock Road, Frankie 01865553553



We’re loving the results of a mini-Insta-shoot curated by Michael C & Jamie S. & Caitlin H. Photography by Liza Widdowson, you’ll be seeing the rest of the imagery on our instgram page & other media very soon

Nano Keratin Treatment


A day of inspiration in idlewild Witney as we learnt some new skills in particular Nanokeratin smoothing treatment application from our technical colourist Stacey T. Call into the salon for more info on how you can control & tame frizz and anything in your life that's unruly!

No Dry Jan


98% naturally derived. Instantly visible repaired hair. What’s not to like? We love this ultra moisturizing Damage Remedy (with Quinoa, Soy & Macadamia!) especially this time of the year to help combat the drying effects of central heating etc.

Art By John Rawling


Our gallery wall in Summertown is now hosting local artist John Rawling's beautiful paintings of local architecture. All are for sale at £30 per image with EVERY PENNY being donated to local charity Oxfam

Xmas Rest


idlewild salons are now closed until Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Our incredible teams have had an incredibly busy year and need the time to relax and recharge in readiness of creating beautiful hair in 2019. Bookings can be made for Bicester, Abingdon & Summertown online

Our Next Artist


We're excited to host our next Summertown salon artist, starting 1st jan '19.  John Rawling is a local artist who resides in Abingdon-on-Thames.He has been an active member of Abingdon Artists since he retired in 2005.As a former Town Planner, he has a fascination for historic buildings and where better

Perfect Presents

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Still searching for that luxury Xmas pressie that’s perfectly practical and oozes class. Look no further than our beautifully packaged and curated gift packs, there’s a variety of bundles that suit different hair types and budgets, there’s even specifically selected packs for chaps too!

Big Idea


Our new drinks menu is taking shape and will hit the salons in the New Year. This is the front page (Our BIG IDEA aka Mission Statement) and still holds as much meaning and resonance as it did when we first launched idlewild many moons ago!

Sunday Opening


Due to popular demand we’re opening our Woodstock Road salon this Sunday to ensure you look amazing at all of the festive gatherings! Book by calling 01865553553

2 Days Only Special Offer


2 days only! Book a haircut or blow-dry with Emily (Bicester salon) online for Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd November online and enjoy an in-salon complimentary Olaplex (normally £20) treatment or Fusio-Dose strengthening or (normally £15). Go to our ‘book appointment’ page above


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