Whether it’s a Bardot beehive, Chelsea-girl blowout or an undone ‘do á la Alexa Chung, the latest blow dry bars have got your hair covered. With party season well and truly underway, what better time to treat ourselves to one of these pampering hotspots? From a menu of looks to choose from if you’re unsure of a style to suit, to a glass of bubbly or manicures while you wait, a fabulous blow-dry takes the fuss out of DIY styling and puts the fun back into focusing on that outfit…
For the fash-pack: Taylor Taylor London at Liberty London
Newly launched into boutique department store Liberty, expect a couture finish to your blowout here. Fronting many of the shows over fashion week, every stylist has a repertoire of catwalk designs up their sleeve to ensure your hair leads in the style stakes. From £40 and available at Taylor Taylor salons nationwide and Liberty London.
For ‘no blow-dry’ hair: Aer Blowdry Bar
Favour the laidlack looks rocked by Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung and Kate Moss, then opt for ‘The Somerset’ at Aer. Still smooth and shiny but with a rustic tousled finish makes this the ultimate low maintenance ‘do. £35, at Aer Blowdry Bar, London.
For the time poor: John Frieda Dry Do’s 30 Minute Style Service
Perfect for running from office to evening event, this fast beauty alternative takes out the legwork. Fashioning festive updo’s or tousled waves on dry hair, you can choose from a selection of speedy styles. Available at John Frieda salons, from £20.00
For the luxury pampering experience: SHOW Dry
From the glass of prosecco on arrival, to the sweet treats to nibble on and indulgent décor, the bounciest of blowdries also accompanied us out the door. Hire the whole salon pre-party and book all your girls in for the same treatment too. From £20, available at Show Dry salons nationwide
For a blow-dry lesson: Headmasters Salons
Never quite mastered the art of a classic blow-dry? Then book in to your nearest Headmasters salon for a step by step technique lesson in perfecting the shiny style. The epitome of chic and perfect for parties, a glossy blowout never goes out of style. From £31 at salons nationwide