Thissummer there is no excuse for walking around the capital with bad hair thanks to the hundreds of pop up blow dry bars that are now available. You’d better move quick though, as some of them are only here whilst the sun shines. Here are some of our faves…
French Connection – Blow Bar
For a quick fix whilst dabbling in some retail therapy, head to the pop up salon on the first floor of French Connection on Regent Street. Just £25 for 30 minutes, it’s a quick fix for your hair, and you can get your nails and make up done too so you’re all dolled up for the weekend. www.theblowbar.com
George Northwood’s Bob Bar
The trend for bobs and ‘lobs’ doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. If you’re not brave enough to take the plunge and cut your tresses, stop by George Northwood’s Well Street salon and try on the wigs to get a feel for this trendy new chop before getting yours lobbed off.
Aveda Pop Up
If your hair is in need of a boost after a long commute in rush hour, Aveda’s pop-up in Piccadilly Circus Tube station provides the ultimate salvation. With three DIY styling chairs and experts on hand, you can re-groom within minutes. No appointment necessary. Ideal for those times you emerage from the tube dripping in sweat. www.aveda.co.uk
Cheeky Hair by Josh Wood
The newly refurb Cheeky Parlour on Redchurch Street is the perfect place to hang for an afternoon of pampering. The blow dry bar (headed up by Josh Wood) offers customers 3 styles, from bed head beach ways to the full glam-works.
Hersheson’s Braid Bar
Braids are all the rage right now with festival season upon us, and the stylists at Hersheson’s are on-hand to teach you the basics. With an array of different styles at the pop-up in Topshop, Oxford Street, you’ll be a pro by the end of the summer – only £15 for 15 minutes.
Duck & Dry
If your out and about on the King’s Road and the heavens open, leaving you looking like a drowned rat – pop into Duck & Dry to get the va va voom back into your hair. The aim is to make you feel relaxed and pampered, and even with the speedy service they still offer you snacks and a glass of bubbles!
Brand new to Primrose Hill, and taking over shop from the famous hair salon Mac’s, NuYu London have launched and are offering their customers speedy blow drys alongside laser hair removal and microdermabrasion.
There you have it…now we expect to see you all sporting shiny locks very soon!