If you missed it, last week was my birthday! And well I decided to take a lovely day off from the blog, well kind of – as much as I could anyway. I started off the morning with a visit to the McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition, which was fantastic to see a lot of his work I hadn’t seen before, however unfortunately no photos to be had as the V&A staff are very, very strict. Afterwards Danny and I headed to the Bluebird in Chelsea for lunch (head to Instagram if you fancy a peek at what we ate), which was nicely located across the road from Duck & Dry, Chelsea’s and London’s latest blow-dry bar. They had invited me down to try out one of their hair experiences and so I figured my birthday was the perfect excuse and day to have nice hair. So after lunch, I hopped across the road into Duck & Dry.
Inside it was brightly lit with long windows and low lighting and it had a really fresh feel with all the pastel colours and friendly sofa seats. Oh and did I mention a bar? This was much bigger than any blow-dry bar I’ve been to previous and loved the open plan space of it all. You can see everything going on in the blow dry bar and I just generally felt pretty comfortable straight away.
Duck & Dry was founded by Yulia Rorstrom who was frustrated at the lack of everyday hair solutions in London, so started her own blow-dry bar. The name I was told came after lots of brainstorming and the idea of ducking in for a dry. This idea is carried on throughout the blow-dry bar, with the nibbles of food being listed as ‘hungry ducks’.
The hair menu has several styles, laid back sleek locks to glamorous waves and updos. I am always a bit in between and the stylist listened to what I wanted exactly without having to just get one of the styles off the book. As we were going for dinner later, I went for lots of volume and wavy glam locks. My hair was washed and dried within about 45 minutes I’d say. But there is no rush here at all, you don’t feel like you’re just another number being shelved out.
Finally I was done and hair ready for the evening. Danny took me to Bob Bob Ricard which I have been eager to go to ever since I saw the desserts, they are simply amazing. I however took the night off and so didn’t blog the dinner, but there is always next time, and there will definitely be a next time, this restaurant was just too amazing. You can find Duck & Dry on the Kings Road in Chelsea and hopefully at more locations across London very soon.
What do you think of the hair and my make-up for the evening? I think the hair makes it let’s be honest! I’ve listed below the products I used for this look. For more looks you can watch my tutorials on YouTube.
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