Salons We Love: Blo Express Blowdry Salon
Oh super genius! You know those days when you really, really need a Great Hair Day but you have almost zero time? Well, the gleam team at Realhair have the solution. Within 30 minutes, you and your glossed, tamed and gorgeous barnet will be ready for anything – for the amazingly real-istic price of £25. Beauty Bible had one of the best blow-dries ever, together with a conditioning protein treatment. And not only did it look great on the day, the style lasted several days and the condition was noticeably improved for weeks.
The concept came when the experts at top London salon Realhair noticed that lots of their regular cut and colour clients came in just for a blow-dry. (Curiously, BB learnt that during salon training only a few days are dedicated to blow-dries.) So they set about filling the gap, training up dedicated stylists to wash, condition and blow-dry brilliantly, without wasting a moment - they are surprisingly laidb-ack too, considering the speed they work at.
The two salons in Chelsea Green and Victoria (more are planned – hoorah!) are now a by-word among locals so you might have to book – but you can always try popping in if you are in the area. Just do it – your hair is worth it. And the salons are open seven days a week, from the very civilised/practical hours of 7.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m. (check for details on their website, below).
Blo, 18 Cale Street, London SW3 3QU/020-7594 0250, and 36 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9NZ/020 3021 9050