Duck and Dry: Join the Flock!

I love that blow dry bars are now coming to London, as it’s so special being able to nip in and get a quick up-do or blow out before a nice lunch or an event. And when you find a blow dry bar as beautiful, unique and interesting as Duck & Dry in Chelsea, it’s even more exciting! 
Let me tell you allll about why Duck & Dry are one of the coolest and certainly a very unique blow dry bar (and why you should book an appointment today!). 

So I forgot to take a before shot – but put it this way, my hair needed a good wash and generally some TLC. Does anyone else find that during exam periods or stressful work periods that your hair and skin seem to fail you?

But here’s what I looked like after!

No filter, promise. But back to the beginning. As soon as I walked into the salon I was greeted by the lovely ladies at reception and asked to take a seat. I met Fatima, who I had been chatting to via email for a while and we had a great chat about all things Duck & Dry over one of their fantastic coffees.
Reason #1 I love Duck & Dry: they also do incredible coffee which is a very reasonable £2.50 and can be had whilst you have your hair done, or even as a takeaway – neat huh?
I was introduced to Amy, the  incredible stylist who would be doing my hair – she really is fantastic, and I loved what she did with my hair. Instead of picking from their menu, I asked her to do whatever she thought would look best on my hair, and after a quick consultation about how I usually wear my hair, she whisked me over to the wash station to give my hair a good ol’ wash. 

I adore the design of the salon – hold your horses there are lots more photos, but firstly, how incredible tiles on the floor of the wash station? I missed the opportunity to take an #Ihavethisthingwithfloors Insta, but next time, I’m all over it!

Spot the little birds! I love that the brand really shines through at Duck & Dry, it’s all about feathers birds and eggs – I told you it was unique!

This is their lovely bar area, where you can sit for your coffee (or prosecco depending on the time of day!) and they even serve popcorn if you’re a little peckish.

Top tip for you ladies, if you’re heading to Ascot this year, the salon are working with Lock & Co Hatters on a really fabulous promotion. If you book your Royal Ascot blow dry or updo here, you’ll receive £50 a race day hat!

Now, I’ve already said that I love their decoration – I couldn’t believe that it was the CEO who designed the whole salon herself – what a multi-talented woman!

As it was RHS Chelsea and Chelsea in Bloom when I visited, they had a beautiful display right in the middle of the salon. It’s been designed by John Carter and really is something else. The colours even complement the design of the salon!

Looking for some new products? Or styling tools? Panic not, Duck & Dry have you covered there as well. Whether you’re looking for Cloud 9 or Davines, these feathery ladies are sure to have something for you. Check a full list of their stocked products here.

Anyway, back to my hair!

Amy blow dried each of my curls individually with a brush, which I always prefer to stylists who use a curling tong – I mean I can use a curling tong, but I can’t style my hair with a brush like that!

She popped a clip in each one and hairspray-ed my hair to help the curls set. So I felt like I had my morning rollers in for a while!

As we waited for them to set, I got back to having a good natter with Fatima about their gift cards and events.

Reason #2 I love this place – even their gift cards are beautiful and fit with their feathery theme. I’d love to open one of these on a birthday, as a bridesmaid’s gift or just as a little treat. Beauty really does spill out everywhere in this salon.

Events wise, they have some fantastic options – in fact, I wish I had known about this a few months ago for my 21st, as it would have been so much fun to get the girls together to get our hair done before heading onto the town for the night or before dinner.

Definitely a fantastic idea if you’re getting a group of ladies together! In fact, I’d really love to organise something with my blogging ladies at some point – I’m fairly sure it’s something we’d all love! Find out all about their events here.

I couldn’t have been happier with my finished blow dry! I felt so elegant, beautifully styled and positively glowing after such a lovely treat.

I asked for a classic style that suited me, and don’t you think that’s exactly what I got? I was so pleased!

I was superbly taken care of, and my blow dry lasted for 2 days, even though it was hot in London those days, which was really fantastic.
Price wise I hear you ask? Very reasonable! My blow dry was complimentary, but it should have been £28, which I think is great for London, and especially for Chelsea. Their full price list can be found here, and if you’re thinking of visiting fairly regularly, you can actually join their club to receive exclusive discounts. I’m definitely considering buying a set of blow drys after the fantastic experience I had last week.
So there you have it – if you’re looking for a unique blow dry bar, with wonderful service, in an excellent location and with frankly, a fantastic interior and overall vibe you needn’t look further than Duck & Dry. They’re even looking to expand and open another salon – how exciting! So what are you waiting for ladies? Head down and join the flock!
My blow dry was complimentary, but all opinions words and glowing hair is my own!

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  • I've been hankering after a good blow dry and I've heard great things about Duck and Dry. Your hair looks stunning and those tiled floors are very stylish too.

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • You look gorgeous, Lauren and I love your dress too!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

  • Thanks so much Angie! It's a Hobbs number – I love it! xx

  • Ahh I'd definitely recommend them! They're really wonderful – if you can book Amy do! xx

  • I go to Duck & Dry for my blow-drys…I work down the road in South Ken! 🙂
    I always get them to leave the pins in so I end up walking back to my office with my hair in rollers like a loon. Amy is definitely the best stylist, my blowdry lasts for ages when she does it! x

    http://www.ellebloggs.com

  • Ahhh that's great! Haha amazing – I'd love to see that! Glad to know it's not just me that knows how it feels like a bit of a loon with them in! She really is wonderful! xx

  • Thanks, Amy! I loved it! xx