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London's Best Blow-Dries

loves | Nov 3, 2023

Nothing quite beats that fresh blow-dry feeling and in the fast-paced rhythm of London life, where every moment counts, a brilliant blowout can work wonders on your lacklustre locks. For the most part, we’re all guilty of running out the door dishevelled with damp ends, but on the off chance that we actually have time to treat our hair to some TLC, an express blow dry can be the shining solution. So whether you're gearing up for a chic soirée, the annual office Christmas party or an intimate affair with close friends this festive season, we’ve got you covered with the best blow bars in the city to get your mane well and truly tamed.

Percy and Reed, Fitzrovia

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Founded by two of London‘s leading hair stylists, Adam Reed and Paul Percival, Percy & Reed has been perfecting hair since 2007, launching a widely successful product line sold in more than 20 countries over a decade ago. So it comes as no surprise that their bustling salon on Great Portland Street offers an excellent blow dry. Using merely a puddle of their legendary product, a big round brush and lots of arm work you’ll leave with hair that feels weightless, but thicker and fuller. Snack on their homemade brownies, kick back and let your hair undergo a revival on your lunch break!

157c Great Portland St, London W1W 6QS. Discover more at percyandreed.com...

Buller and Rice, East London

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After a more eco alternative? Buller & Rice’s three East London locations offer gleaming results without harming the planet. If you’re sceptical of whether “clean”, naturally derived products pack as much of a punch when it comes to shine, let the  OWAY products used in achieving their signature blow dry successfully sway your opinion. Come for healthy-looking hair and stay for the craft beers and cosy vibes – from just £35!

Multiple locations. Discover more at  bullerandrice.com...

DryBy, Oxford Circus

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Neighbouring cult spin studio  Psycle, DryBy is a one-stop shop for post-workout pampering (if you're that way inclined). Once you’ve treated yourself to one of DryBy’s expert shellac manicures, you can jump in the chair and get equally polished locks. Offering a capsule collection of five blow-dry styles, there's something for everyone – think beachy waves or poker straight shine.

74 Mortimer St, London W1W 7RZ. Discover more at dryby.co.uk...

Mimi et Mina, Notting Hill

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After struggling to find the right textured hair salon for her, Mimi Koné opened Mimi et Mina in 2015. A luxury destination in the heart of Notting Hill for afro blow-dries, custom wigs and weaves and sleek curls, Mimi et Mina offers a bespoke service to cater to specific hair needs. Dubbed “Hair Couture”, Mimi believes that every salon experience should feel special – and we couldn't agree more!

16 Needham Rd, London W11 2RP. Discover more at mimietmina.com...

Hershesons, Across London

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The salon that Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Emma Watson and Claudia Schiffer frequent to get their hair done,  Hershesons’ star power is unrivalled. And as one of the first salons to roll out blow-dry bars across the UK, they know a thing or two about guaranteeing bouncy, long-lasting locks. With locations in Fitzrovia, Belgravia and inside Selfridges they're some of the best-located spots in town too. Last month, they also launched the  Wavemaker, an automated alternative to traditional tongs that brings expert salon finish into your own home if you're really strapped for time.