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Keep your barnet beautiful with a blowout at one of these top London salons:
Errol Douglas Limited: If you can secure the MBE and industry award-winning man himself, do, for your hair will be in incredibly safe and talented hands, and locks transformed from drab to fab in no time at all. Perfect for some pre-dinner pampering before heading off to one of the top restaurants a stone’s throw away: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Le Gavroche, Galvin at Windows, et al… Alternatively, head there first thing for breakfast prepared by the in-house chef and an expert blowout in sleek surroundings to set you up for a day’s retail therapy in London’s designer shopping area. 18 Motcomb Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 8LB. Website.
Urban Retreat at Harrods
A polished, top-class salon, situated on the fifth floor of one of London’s top department stores; how convenient! Boasting over 40 hair styling stations and a creative team serving up simple to more complex, bespoke blowouts, it’s perfect for some impromptu preening. Alternatively, treat yourself to the hour-long World’s Most Expensive Blowdry (£275): shampoo and conditioner infused with the skin of white truffles, pure diamond dust and extracts of meteorite, cranial massage, blowout, and a full-size bottle of Truffle by Fuente Shampoo and Conditioner to take home. Fifth Floor, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL. Website.
Hershesons Blow Dry Bar
At a very reasonable £25, Hershesons Blow Dry Bars will leave you with a swish-worthy style in just 30 minutes. Choose from one of 12 looks, including The Bardot, The Wavy Gravy and the Grecian-inspired, plaited updo, The Carlam, at four locations: Topshop, Oxford Circus; Westfield, West London; One New Change, St Pauls and Selfridges, Oxford Street.
For a quick solution to a hair meltdown, there's no better bet than a blow dry. London has enthusiastically hopped on the blow dry bar bandwagon and there are salons across town offering affordable - and not so affordable - blow outs. Try these for the best results:
Located in Topshop in the heart of Oxford Street and offering walk-in service, you can't beat this for convenience. Choose from 12 "fashion-forward" looks and in just 30 minutes the professional team will have you looking a million dollars. For the cost of just £25.
The Blow Bar
Located in Islington and Wandsworth, this friendly funky salon offers a 30-minute blow dry (allow extra time for thick hair) plus a menu of extra options, including a full cut and blow-dry, a head massage or even a protein shot. Prices start from £25.
If your style is more unfussy beach babe than glossy Kate Middleton perfection, head to the UK's Bumble and Bumble HQ . Employing their famous Sea Salt Spray to maximum effect, the stylists here will have you tousled to perfection in under an hour.