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

No Dry Jan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Instagram

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We don’t do the hair imagery thing here on our website as it’s so transient and moves at such a pace thus websites don’t do our work justice. Instead we post on instagram @idlewildhairdressing so please check us out and follow us for inspiration, news and the occasional special offer!

Colour Elite

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The UK’s premier colour collective know as Colour 20/20 of which our colour Director Mark Creed is a member. Here spotted meeting up to plan 2019, trend & technique direct & help the colour industry streamline their products

Colour Project & Project X

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Congratulations to Caitlin & Kezia for both completing & being a integral part of the Colour Project & Project X Teams for the past 12 months. Now they’re even more super skilled at their respective disciplines. Book with Caitlin at Woodstock Road salon & Kezia at our Witmey salon to

Bun Throwing

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Literally a ‘heads-up! This is the amazing view from our Abingdon salon where from the very top of this building on Saturday 10th Nov there will be the time honoured tradition of bun throwing from the roof to the crowds below to commemorate the 100th World War Armistice. Some of

Blow Dry Week

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It’s BLOWDRY WEEK! 5th Nov---10th Nov. All Blowdrys £20. Treat yourself to a beautiful blow-dry expertly created by one of our super skilled Summertown team. If your hair needs an extra boost upgrade with an express Fusion Dose restructuring gloss treatment by Kerasatase at -50% discount. Normal price £15.00, blow-dry

Amy B

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  It’s with excitement and cheers that welcome one of our previous superstar cutters back to the idlewild team. Amy B is back and working her magic out of our Summertown salon, book on 01865511551 or online at the ‘book’ tab

No Electricity Abingdon

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We’re sorry to report that due to hopeless electricity infrastructure Market Place’s (Abingdon) businesses, including idlewild has been cut-off for the PM of 31st Oct. It should be back on by 5pm same day. Hopeless!

Speed Of Light

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186,262 miles per second. Hot off the presses and still in the delivery packaging! Clever new miracle worker product from Aveda called ‘Speed of Light’. Cuts hair drying time in half! Call in to try, Bicester or Summertown salons.

On Stage

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The talented Caitlin H from our Oxford salon flies the flag on stage at Salon International as she presents her Colour Project 18 to a packed crowd

Hunsden Art Group

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  We’ve just had our 3 monthly artist change in our Summertown salon and our gallery wall is now sporting the beautiful work of the Hunsden Group. They’re a local collective based in Headington and produce multi media under the guidance of renowned water-colour artist Norman Recther

Back Massage

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It can be the best part of the salon visit (hair washing + scalp massage) but listen-up as its now got even better with the installation of out luxury wash points in our Witney salon. BACK MASSAGE seats along with electric lift for your legs ensure the perfect comfort and

Dynamic Colour

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We’re delighted to showcase artists Janet Lowe & Nicola Menage in our Summertown salon. Beautiful canvases that demonstrate beauty, dynamic form & an incredible palette of colours. If you’d like to use our space (free of charge) then contact Katie Haynes on 01865 511551 for a 3 month residency

The Jump

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Congratulations to super brave Becky W who did her parachute jump for the Pancreatic Cancer UK charity and raised lots of needed funds for thus amazing organisation

August Bank Holiday

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We’re closed for the bank holiday weekend & I’m afraid it’s a little extended by an extra day (as the team work on Saturday), we’ll re-open on Wednesday 29th August; appointments can be made & managed online (Abingdon, Bicester & Summmertown) at www.idlewildhair.co.uk

Team BBQ

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What an incredible team each with a skill set so honed and focused; there’s no team quite like the idlewild crew, here we are enjoying a team meet followed by a BBQ at our Bicester salon hosted by Max

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