‘The Pyrocorpographer’ – fires portraits into glass. Advaita steeped, esoteric, hat-wearing, artist dancer, yogi & collaborator…


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The Hobbs Show made a stunning return this June 2018. This year we raised over £6,000 for the charity Help Bristol’s Homeless. Bristol’s finest turned out for the evening, which was a return to the old Music Hall/Variety format, starring home grown Bristol talents. Take a look at the stars of the Show this year…        



Giles is a Bristol (UK) based fine artist. He first studied Graphic Design, and following a short course at St Ives School of Art he applied to the University of West of England (UWE) to study Fine Art. It was here he was awarded the “Innes Wilken Art in Architecture” prize. Since gaining his BA, Giles has continued to develop his …

New artwork from Mary Griese

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New Year means new artworks and we’ve got some beauties hanging on the salon walls right now by an amazing local artist, Mary Griese. Mary Griese is a painter specialising in farm livestock. ‘Slightly Sheepish’ is her arty business of original watercolours, prints and cards, started 30 years ago while sheep farming on a remote Welsh mountain. She was born …

Bristol in Bloom 2017


We’re very happy, once again, to have been given the Bristol in Bloom 2017 Award. This is the third consecutive year that we’ve been given this award  and its so nice for Doug to have all his hard work in the garden rewarded.

Meningitis Research Foundation Event

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On Saturday 28th October, we held an intimate charity dinner at the salon to benefit the Meningitis Research Foundation. The Thali Cafe kindly provided the delicious food and the entertainment was provided by the brilliant up and coming singer Issy Owen. We are pleased to say we raised £395 for the Meningitis Research Foundation. Hayley Smith attended the evening as …

Meet Douglett

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Meet Douglett, the newest member of the Hobbs Team. He’s very friendly but a tad shy… so when you see him be sure to to say hi. If you’re nice enough he may even let you take a picture with him.

Chris @ The Tigi Academy

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When we heard that our very own Chris had been selected to take part in Tigi’s Inspirational Youth 2017, we were extremely proud of him. Chris took part in a boot camp in London on Monday 21st August, with 10 other very talented stylists who have been selected from salons throughout the UK and Northern Ireland. The competition is in …

Hobbs Collection 2017

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We’re delighted to reveal our 2017 Collection, one of the most colourful and creative in the history of Hobbs. Big thanks to photographer Alex Barron-Hough and photographic editor Aris Akritidis for the stunning images. The Hobbs Hairdressing creative team was Doug Hobbs and Melanie Newland. The stunning Kimonos for the shoot were provided by KimonoKimono , whose owner Phil Porter was also stylist for …

Chris achieves place in TIGI Inspirational Youth

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We’re very proud that Chris has been selected from nominations all over the country as one of Tigi’s Inspirational Youth for 2017. Chris will be taking part in the upcoming boot camp in London on the week commencing Monday 21st August, with 10 other your stylists who have been selected from salons throughout the UK and Northern Ireland. The competition …